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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. 

Former DIA Head Joins Anti-Muslim Hate Group

 

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(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.