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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.

Have you registered a Muslim today?

1.A number of the tuyuur here at Mantiq al-Tayr working hand in hand with Vladimir Putin managed to hack into the Trump campaign files and we found the questionnaire Israel is putting together for Muslim registry 2.0. We downloaded the file, changed some of the answers, added a question or two, uploaded it to the same place and replaced the old file. The new version is below for you to go ahead and fill out.  You can then just send it to the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC, or you can wait and send it to the “American” embassy in Jersualem c/o David Friedman.

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                وزارة التربية والتعذيب

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Muslim Registration Form

Part 1: Basic information.  We already have the info for items 1-10 but this is to make sure we we are monitoring all of your communications.

1. Full Name 

2. Abu Name

3. Umm Name

4. Social Security Numbers you use to conceal your real identity. 

5. Addresses

6. Home Phone

7. Work Phone

8. Cell Phones (we know you have several)

9. Please list all email addresses so we can compare them with the ones we are already monitoring. 

10. List all social media accounts in case we’ve missed one. 

Muslamic Stuff:

11. Which terrorist country are you from?

12. To which terrorist country would you like to be deported?

13. If we send you to Gitmo, will you go on a hunger strike? (Circle the correct answer.)

A. Yes

B. Yes.

14. Your Madhhab. Circle all that apply.

A. Hanbali

B.Shafi’i

C. Yerushalmi

D. Maliki

E. Hanafi

F. Ja’fari,

G. Mantiqi (better not circle that one)

H. Ismaili

I. Zaydi

J. Jonathan Browni

K.Ibadhi

L. Zahiri

M. Sahyouni

N. Nasrallahi

O.Wahhabi

P. Putini

Q.CIAi

R. Rafidi

S.SHASi,

T. Takfiri (no need to circle this one if you circled item O above.)

U. Nawasibi

V. Madhhab? I don’t need no stinkin madhhab.

15. Do you believe in school prayer? Circle the correct answer.

A. Yes.

B. No. But we now really need to pray for our schools.

C. No. But Christian fundies will install it anyway.

D. Yes and Christian fundies will install it for us.

16. Do you advocate Jihad? (Circle the best answer.)

ِA. Yes

B. No, but I do know how to pronounce it.

17. Do you like Israel? (Note to Shas Party members, circle the best answer.)

A. No.

B. Hell no.

C. Fuck no.

D. You have got to be fucking kidding me.

E. Fuck no.

F. If you circle this one you don’t have to circle “fuck no” twice.

18. Do you know the difference between the Koran and the Hadith?

A. No. Do you?

B. It is spelled Qur’an you assholes.

C. No, but I’m going to read “Misquoting Muhammad” and then I’ll know.  Why don’t you read it too, you bigoted lying bastards?

19. Have you ever received CIA funding to conduct terrorist operations abroad?

A. Yes.

B. Yes, but I used the money to pay my student loans.

20. Are you involved in a stealth campaign to impose Shari’ah Law in the United States?  Or is it Shakira Law?  Anyway, circle the best answer.

A. No.

B. Yes, if you mean Shakira Law.

21. Do you believe in a one-state or a two-state solution?

A. No.

22. Why does the Kooooran talk about Hizballah in Surah 5 verse 56?

A. I hope that whenever CIA-supported AQ leader Zawahiri quotes that verse, which he does all the time but I digress, that he is tortured by the fact that Hizballah has been so successful.

B. You people are so fucking stupid it really is hard to believe.

C. A and B.

23. Has the FBI ever attempted to entrap you in a fake Jihadi sting?

A. No. I am not mentally retarded or insane or so desperately poor or any combination of the three to fall for that shit.

B. Yes. See item A above.  Sorry. At least I voted for Trump.

24. If you circled A or C (or both) in item 18 above, please explain why you think Zawahiri is CIA- supported. Circle all that apply.

A. He is an asshole.

B. If Hersh was right about bin Laden, how do I know that Zawahiri is not in a similar situation?

C. Look at all the fucking weeping and gnashing of teeth about east Aleppo in the media and in the US government because AQ got its ass kicked by the Russians, the Syrians, the Iranians, and Hizballah.  Did I mention Qur’an 5:56?  Hahahahaha.

D. Even Hillary knows what’s going on. Just read the Podesta emails that the Russians did not give to Wikileaks.

25. Hillary or Trump?

A. Hillary

B. Trump

C. Haifa Wehbe

2. Friedman and Greenblatt’s position paper on Israel.  To buy this horrible thing you have to completely close your eyes to reality.

Just one highlight.  Note to Shas party members, red highlighting is done by today’s guest editor, Ibn Mulaikah.

“The U.S. should view the effort to boycott, divest from, and sanction (BDS) Israel as inherently anti-Semitic and take strong measures, both diplomatic and legislative, to thwart actions that are intended to limit commercial relations with Israel, or persons or entities doing business in Israeli areas, in a discriminatory manner. The BDS movement is just another attempt by the Palestinians to avoid having to commit to a peaceful co-existence with Israel. The false notion that Israel is an occupier should be rejected.

3. Well it’s video time. Not sure what to do here.  How about 3 minutes and 22 seconds of insanity from a Navy Seal turned Tea Party speaker about the Communist and Muslim menace? It is one of the more disgusting things I’ve seen and unfortunately due to the nature of the blogging I have to see lots of disgusting things.  Tell you what, I’ll just give you the link to the Loon Watch article about this guy and that article also has the video and you can watch it if you want to make yourself sick.

http://www.loonwatch.com/2014/01/former-navy-seal-ben-smith-obama-is-a-muslim-drops-quran-to-the-ground/

Hmmmm. I can hear you all saying “Mantiq, that was disgusting, please give us something uplifting and do it fast.”

Okay.  Each year at this time I link to this video. Even if you have seen it before, you will enjoy it. The music is lovely too. I also love the default start frame of this video. Reminds me of two who are very dear, but I digress.

 

 

 

It’s Going To Get Much Worse . . .

 

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“This study is the result of months of analysis, discussion and drafting by a group of top security policy experts concerned with the preeminent totalitarian threat of our time: the legal-political-military doctrine known within Islam as shariah.”

1. Former CIA director, eternal Israel-firster, hater of Muslims, co-author of the document from which the quote above comes, and naturally a Donald Trump advisor, James Woosely, was interviewed on CBC yesterday.  The very first thing he said was that the US needs to get back to sucking up to Israel – as if that had actually been stopped in any real way.  (Note to Shas Party members, red highlighting is done by today’s guest editor, Jesus Christ.) 

Carol Off: What might you recommend to Mr. Trump to take on as a priority?

James Woolsey: Well, I think one of the first priorities is to get straight who our friends and our adversaries are. And I think President Obama got that mixed up.

I think it’s important, for example, to let the world know that Israel is our friend and Iran is not a country that we have a nice, sound nuclear agreement with.

It’s a country which we have signed, in my opinion, the worst international accord the United States has ever signed and Iran will be a nuclear power within a relatively few years and we’re going to have to figure out how to deal with that.

Yup, Israel is his first priority.  Jesus Christ. Oops sorry Jesus.  

Now I can hear you all saying – “Hey there Mantiq, he didn’t say that Trump would cancel the agreement with Iran, so isn’t that good?”

Who the fuck knows.  He did add in the interview that “This agreement has to go.”  I’m sure you will also find the following quote from him about Iran utterly reassuring. 

CO: So if you’re shaking that foreign policy stick, in which directions and which countries might you think Mr. Trump should shake it?

JW: Iran needs to be kept from being the world’s leading terrorist state. We need to move them back several places in that ranking by undermining their terrorist affiliations and actions and financing and all the rest and some of that can be done overtly and some of it needs to be done covertly. I think Iran is one of the greatest dangers to world peace.

The US is bombing seven countries at present and Iran is the greatest threat to world peace? Carol Off should have just fucking hung up the phone. But I digress.

Keep in mind that this person has co-authored a book with the utterly ridiculous title of  “Shariah: The Threat to America” which even the FBI thinks is bullshit

Actually it isn’t a book.  It is a “report” written by, and I am not making this up:

“Team B II” of the right-wing conspiracy oriented Center for Security Policy.  The members of the team read like a list of who’s who in the land of Muslim hating.  Here are some of the members of Team B II.

Jerry Boykin 

Stephen Coughlin

Frank Gaffney

John Guandolo

David Yershalmi

Plus many more utter nut cases.

Will Woosely be but in a position to persecute Muslims in the Trump administration (and I use the term administration quite loosely)?

CO: Would you accept a position if he offered as the national security adviser?

JW: This is an extremely important set of jobs. And I’m not going to get in here and campaign for one. But anybody who is offered something along the lines of one of the two or four top jobs in the government dealing with foreign policy and national security, would have to be honoured.

So this war mongering Israel-firster could become the National Security Advisor.  Mike Flynn, a sitting board member of the astonishingly bigoted Act for America outfit might also be in the new administration.  This article mentions he could become Defense Secretary or the National Security Advisor.  I’m sure he and Woosely would be delighted to work together. The same report mentions that Reince Priebus could have a job in that administration.  Here is Priebus demonstrating his allegiance to Israel. 

“The truth is, America’s security interests are intertwined with Israel’s, and when President Obama does a disservice to Israel, he does a disservice to our country as well.”

It is going to get much worse, with Zionism it always does. 

2. Well it’s video time.  Here is a very recent message from Trump to Israel.  Note to Shas Party members, not only is it short you will like it very much. Very much. 

BDS: “Another Branch of Terrorism”

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1. Well you can’t. make this shit up.

“”We’re very proud to invite U.N. peacekeeping forces to Israel, where they can learn from the world’s top professionals on the unique methods Israel uses to deal with cases involving emergency medicine on the ground,” Israeli envoy to the U.N. says.”

Maybe the Israelis will teach them how to do this:

Pretty inspiring.

2.  In the “This is getting old” department, Israeli Justice Minister – ooops, hold on for a second while I laugh my ass off.  . . . .

Thank you.  Anyway, Israeli Justice Minister – oh fuck I can’t stop giggling.

Let me try again.  Israeli Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked, is freaking out (again) about BDS claiming that BDS is “deeply rooted in the classical anti-Semitism that has spread throughout Europe over the past few hundred years.”   Yup, good old anti-semitism. It has a lot of uses.  You can probably buy bottles of it at Amazon.com and spray it on anyone you don’t like.

What bullshit. Of course this is the same sort of Zionist bullshit that is turning the Center for American Progress into the Center for Zionist Progress, something we’ll get to in a minute.

She tells us that the true goal of BDS is “”wiping the Jewish nation off the face of the Earth.”

In the second article linked to above she says that BDS is “terrorism.”

““The BDS is illegitimate. I define it thus: BDS is another branch of terrorism in the modern age.”

Here is Israel’s Justice Minister advocating gross violation of international law by devising a way to declare Israel’s illegal West Bank settlements to be legal.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4682628,00.html

Note also the racist name of her party:  “Jewish Home.”  If Trump were to come up with his own party and call it “White Home” what the hell do you think would happen.

Here you can read her call for genocide against the Palestinians.  She published it on her FB page in Hebrew. (And deleted it.)  The document she posted was authored by a leader of the settler movement, Uri Elitzer.

This is why BDS is important.

3. And now we come to Hillary whose advisors include John Podesta, the founder of the Center for American Progress, and Neera Tanden, the current president of CAP.  Neera does not seem to be all that impressed with Israel, which is interesting.  In fact, let me digress on this just a bit.

Back in March of 2015 Tanden told Podesta that she found Israel to be “depressing.”  And of course Trump made the most of this on Twitter.

But this did not stop her from inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to a love fest at CAP that took place on November 10th 2015.  It was a love fest that created even more strife within CAP’s staff, already shaken by the loss of good people due to pressure from Israel supporters.  Her “conversation” with Netanyahu is described below by James North and Phil Weiss.

Note to Shas Party members, red highlighting is done by today’s guest editor, Ayelet Shaked. Okay, I’m kidding, today’s guest editor is Dawud al-Qursaan.

“Yesterday was a display of the Israel lobby’s strength in the Democratic Party. Netanyahu’s audience was obtained by the American Israel Political Affairs Committee — AIPAC — and the room was rigged, the questions were rigged, every moment from start to finish was scripted to make Netanyahu seem acceptable in Democratic circles. The crowd in the room looked like it was drugged. There was no animation, little audible response, no effervescence. The room was stocked with pro-Israel Jews. The only questions from the audience were from stalwarts of the Israel lobby: Morton Halperin of J Street, David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and Greg Rosenbaum of the National Jewish Democratic Council. The arrangement of these three questions, two of them putatively adversarial (a Jewish publication quotes J Street saying it was the first time that J Street had ever had a direct encounter with the PM), was straight out of the history of the Soviet Union.”

Now why did this happen?  According to one of her emails to Podesta – the following day – she noted that now CAP could not be accused of anti-Semitism anymore.  That was the big win – another was soon to come, inshallah there will be a new donor. She had to add however that as a result of this utter fiasco – which she laments even having had to do – the “staff is riven.”

Mondowess reports that in a later email it turns out that the donor is a really rich Jewish Zionist named Jonathan Lavine. Maybe we can call it “Netanyahu Money.”

Phil Weiss, who has covered a lot of CAP ground notes the following in that same excellent article:

“As to CAP’s fears re a reputation for anti-Semitism, that is because a bunch of neoconservative Israel lobbyists bird-dogged it in 2011-2012 for staffers who were writing posts critical of Israel and the Israel lobby on Think Progress. All those staffers were in essence purged/walked out the front door in the end.

But the think tank is riven. And our site played a role, because we ran a leaked email about staff dissension over Netanyahu, back when.”

Yup. They seemed to be pretty pissed.  Among the pissed off appear to be Faiz Shakir and Zaid Jilani, formerly with Think Progress.

(Weiss’ article is well-worth reading in full.  Especially the final paragraphs where he makes an argument that rich Jewish Zionist donors to the Dems are so virulent on Israel that they are causing a rift between staunch Israel types and the generally liberal Democratic rank and file, including many Jews. Read it.  But I digress.)

4. In fact, Tanden seems to think that Faiz hates her: She notes in the same email to Podesta:

“On another issue: your friend Faiz has been a great help to CAP over the last few weeks.  I get hating me, but he caused a lot of pain to a lot of people because he hates me.”

Now in this email exchange she writes:

“Faiz’s bloggers are a fucking gift that keep on giving.”

Said blogger in this case is Zaid Jilani. She is complaining about an article that shows that Hillary advisor, Anne O’Leary, used to have a progressive stance on issues such as paid family leave and universal health care but now she and the Clinton campaign oppose these things.  This looks like a typical example of the rift that Weiss discussed. May it grow.

5. Well it is video time.

Now you have just got to watch this brilliant 72-second video (I can hear Shas party members heaving sighs of relief) which is simply excerpts from Tanden’s disgraceful appearance with Netanyahu at CAP.  The readers’ comments are worth skimming as well.  This is so much better than a cat video. So much.

Here is Zaid Jilani.  It is an excerpt from a longer interview.

Trump: Jerusalem is the “undivided capital of the state of Israel.”

 

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1. The next Israeli Vice President for American Affairs (IVPFAA), Islam hating slumlord and KKK-endorsed Donald Trump has a Zuckerbook page with the text in italics below. The statement is essentially a social media suck up to Israel and its lobby in the US. Additional comments by me and the tuyuur are in are black and not in italics. Note to Shas Party members, all red-highlighting is being done by today’s guest editor, Vladimir Putin.

READOUT OF DONALD J. TRUMP’S MEETING WITH ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

NEW YORK, NY – Donald J. Trump met privately today with Prime Minister Netanyahu for over an hour at Mr. Trump’s residence in Trump Tower. The two have known each other for many years and had the opportunity to discuss many topics important to both countries.

This is a prelude to what follows and indicates that what follows will be Trump’s complete and total submission to Israel. This guy tapped out before the match even began.

Mr. Trump and the Prime Minister discussed the special relationship between America and Israel and the unbreakable bond between the two countries.

Yup, we’re fucked when we see “special relationship” and “unbreakable bond” in the same sentence. Total cave in about to happen (again). 

The topics of military assistance, security and regional stability were addressed. Mr. Trump agreed that the military assistance provided to Israel and missile defense cooperation with Israel are an excellent investment for America.

Utter bullshit and everyone knows it. I’m sure Trump is going to endorse Israel’s racist wall and probably ask for Israel’s help in building the one for Canada Mexico.

Mr. Trump said that under a Trump administration, there will be extraordinary strategic, technological, military and intelligence cooperation between the two countries. Mr. Trump recognized Israel as a vital partner of the United States in the global war against radical Islamic terrorism.

There already exists “extraordinary” cooperation between the US and Israel in all of those fields if by extraordinary you mean that Israel can steal anything it wants, has spies planted in all three branches of the federal government, and can have congress jumping up to applaud Israeli politicians so quickly and furiously you’d think their chairs were on fire.

“Radical Islamic terrorism” is the lifeline of the both the US and the Israeli National Security States – until Russia takes over that role again. Israel loves the war on terror and so does the US. As I have noted repeatedly the war on terror creates more terrorists and thus is a self perpetuating entity that has taken on a life of its own and is fueled by the major media most of which is controlled by Hizbullah of course.

They discussed at length the nuclear deal with Iran, the battle against ISIS and many other regional security concerns. 

Mr. Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu discussed at length Israel’s successful experience with a security fence that helped secure its borders.

I knew this was coming. Yes, they discussed Israel’s apartheid wall and how cool Israeli bigotry is. Fits right in with Trump whose advisors include Islam haters like Walid Phares and Mike Flynn.

They discussed Israel’s burgeoning hi-tech and biotech economy and how it has made stunning advances improving and saving lives around the world. In particular, Mr. Trump noted Israel’s emergence as a world leader in cyber defense and security and its cooperation with the United States in this regard.

Like Stuxnet for example. Here’s a nice quote:

“The film also quotes other sources in the US intelligence community who accuse Israel of disrupting a joint covert operation to sabotage computers used in Iran’s nuclear program by acting rashly and in opposition to agreed-upon plans.”

Yup, that’s the Israel we all know and love. They do whatever they want and they make us do whatever they want. That’s what it means when politicians say that there can be “no daylight” between Israel and its sub the US.

And let’s not forget how those wonderful Israelis hacked into iPhone making every single iPhone owner a potential target.

Mr. Trump recognized that Israel and its citizens have suffered far too long on the front lines of Islamic terrorism.

And is this why Israel supports al-Qa’ida? But I digress.

He agreed with Prime Minister Netanyahu that the Israeli people want a just and lasting peace with their neighbors, but that peace will only come when the Palestinians renounce hatred and violence and accept Israel as a Jewish State. 

Isn’t it nice that Trump’s position reads like it was written by AIPAC? And next comes the killer quote. By the way, just who are “the Israeli people in Trump’s opinion? Does he mean only Jewish citizens of Israel? Does he include the Palestinian native inhabitants who are citizens of Israel? Does he include all Jews world wide? I believe the answer is below.

Finally, Mr. Trump acknowledged that Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of the Jewish People for over 3000 years,

Wow. According to Trump the Jewish people have had Jerusalem as a capital for 3000 years. So if that is the case, does the Trump campaign believe that the Jewish people do not have allegiances to the countries and capitals where they were born? Just asking.

and that the United States, under a Trump administration, will finally accept the long-standing Congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel.

There is no such congressional mandate. Congress is not in charge of foreign policy, the executive branch is. It is of course true that Congress votes for this shit all the time and everyone on the fucking planet, including Trump of course, knows why.

The meeting concluded with both leaders promising the highest level of mutual support and cooperation should Mr. Trump have the honor and privilege of being elected President of the United States.

2. Okay, it’s video time. Here’s the next IVPFAA in a brief video.  Notice which of the two questions he answers first.

If you are unfamiliar with Grant Smith, this somewhat long clip (around 10 minutes) is a good way to see the kind of work he does.  It’s a nice one to watch after watching the first video.

 

 

A Kiss With a Spell?

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1. As usual, Zionism has both wings of the Demopub party firmly under its control.   This probably explains also why Hillary Clinton isn’t in jail for the email scandal and appears to be on some sort of mental and physical health life-support system. 

In the meantime the person who will probably win the election is shouting loud and clear that Israel will be “destroyed” unless he is elected president.  You know, if that were actually true then maybe we here at Mantiq al-Tayr might actually vote for Hillary.  But I digress.  (We’ll get back to Hillary in a minute.)

Yes, unless you elect Donald Trump president Israel will be destroyed by Iran.  Trump’s Iran-bashing and fear mongering is worthy of any candidate who has ever run for the position of Israel’s Vice President for American Affairs.  

Here’s a nice quote from the article in Hahahaharetz: (Note to Shas Party members and Trump supporters, red highlighting is being done by someone who will be indicated further below, keep reading.)

Last year’s deal, which trades sanctions relief for a nuclear rollback, “is going to destroy Israel – unless I get elected,” Trump told Cleveland-area labor leaders on Monday, according to The Columbus Dispatch. “Then Israel will be just fine.”

Now the bat-shit crazy (I love that term, a friend of mine uses it to describe someone in my former work environment every chance she gets and for good reason, but I digress) former DIA chief and current advisor to Trump, Mike Flynn – who is now a board member of the also bat-shit crazy and viciously anti-Muslim “Act for America” outfit – was at this meeting. According to Hahahaharetz he asked Trump what he would do about the deal.  Trump didn’t say he would cancel it (we thank Khoda for that) but he did describe it  in ways that no doubt Act for America would approve. 

But let’s get back to Hillary.  Right now she’s got the backing of tons of Zionist evil-doers of just about every stripe – and star.  And goy does she say the right things about how fucking wonderful Israel is and how it is better than a gefilte-fish pizza on matzah bread with a stinking load of Israeli hummus on top. 

But deep down inside I suspect she actually can’t stand Israel.  How’s this quote from 1998?

“I think that it will be in the long-term interest of the Middle East for Palestine to be a state, to be a state that is responsible for its citizens’ well-being, a state that has responsibility for providing education and health care and economic opportunity to its citizens,” she said, responding to a question about why she had referred to “Palestine,” a country that does not yet exist.”

The article goes on to mention this event: ((Note to Shas party members, red highlighting is being done by today’s bat-shit crazy guest editor my friend likes to talk about.)

“The next year, Clinton again raised eyebrows during a trip to the Middle East. She attended a speech at which Suha Arafat, the wife of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, accused Israel of using poisonous gas against Palestinians. Despite the controversial remarks, Clinton kissed Suha on the cheek, as is customary in the region.”

I remember those days when she was doing stuff like that. Mike Piper used to say that this was tantamount to “pulling out a switchblade in the middle of a fist fight” because at the time her hubby was really taking in on the chin.  

And she sure got criticized by all of the likely suspects as the article I’ve linked to points out. It’s well worth reading to review her ability to hold one position one day and its polar opposite the next.  A very American trait which she shares with many other members of our political prostitute class. 

But here’s what I find interesting about all of this. That email scandal that we all know about – and for which (and no doubt for many other things) she should be in jail – that scandal in and of itself does not seem to bother her legion of Israel-firster supporters.  This is no surprise since US security means nothing to them at all outside of Zionism’s ability to use America as a host for its parasitic ambitions. No, what seems to bother them is that in those emails she reveals yet again her affinity with a well-known and extremely well-connected Jewish journalist whom Shmuely Boteach really really does not like, not at all.  Not even just a teensy weensy tiny fucking bit. And frankly, if Boteach does not like you, then you must be doing something right, but I digress. Boteach doesn’t like this person’s daddy very much either. 

BTW, Boteach has a son who serves in the IDF. But I digress.

The daddy in this case is Sidney Blumenthal who has been out of government for many years and who is not supposed to have access to classified  information.  However, this fact, according to this report, appears not to have prevented him from lifting verbatim from highly classified intelligence reports and emailing this stuff to Hillary on an unclassified system. But once again I digress.

And of course Boteach was really pissed off about this.  Well, actually I haven’t seen him write about it at all.  What we know did piss him off is that Blumenthal senior, when not sending Hillary classified information that he should  not have access to, often sent Hillary links to articles by his son Max and that Hillary replied to those emails showing her appreciation for Max’s journalistic talents.  Boteach’s problem with this is that Max is very often very critical of the only thing in the world that really matters. Israel.  Boteach is bat-shit crazy for Israel and bat-shit pissed at Max whom he accuses of “rabid anti-Semitism”.

So, we have a racist billionaire who spouts the most vile Israeli propaganda but who is not so popular with most of the Zioinist neocons whose insanity he supports running against a bat-shit sick woman who should be in jail and who is supported by left-wing and right-wing Zionist billionaires and millionaires many of whom suspect that deep down inside she can’t stand them.

What a fucking mess. 

And it will get worse, with Zionism it always does. 

2. Okay it is already video time.  Here’s Boteach praising Trump and ranting about Max Blumenthal and generally just foaming at the mouth about everything.  Even the slimy Boteach has had to backtrack a bit on the Trump worship because Boteach – surprise surprise – supports immigration to the US and doesn’t want to be seen as hating people of Latino origin.  Nonetheless this video is a scream.   I love how he cares so much for the Syrian population.  He also makes it clear that he “will support the best candidate for Israel.”  That pretty much sums up what’s going on folks – and not just with Boteach. 

 

And here’s Coughlan again. Not always the best taste but worth a good listen. 

A kiss with a spell? (And yes, we here at Mantiq al-Tayr happen to like Tom Delonge.)

 

“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.  

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

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.