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In Defense of Israel From The Crazies

Rahul D. Manchanda, Esq.

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Anyone who has any shred of common decency realizes and recognizes that the State of Israel has every right to exist and prosper. And also that the Jews of the world have every right to have a homeland, and a place on earth to call their own, with complete and total sovereignty, borders, right to defend itself, and the right to live in peace.

But what happens when leaders or other outside factors, with different and selfish agendas, co-opt and use the Israeli leadership to support and engage in behavior, actions, and methods which tend to overwhelmingly delegitimize, undermine, or defame the Israeli State and its people?

Even the Israeli Intelligence Services, the foreign agency Mossad and domestic Shin Bet agencies have come out in clear support and favor of the Iran Nuclear Deal Agreement, ie, the Iran Nuclear Deal Framework (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [“JCPOA”]) which was a preliminary framework agreement reached in 2015 between the Islamic Republic of Iran and a group of world powers, ie, the P5+1 (the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, and China—plus Germany) and the European Union.

Even choice leadership of the Israeli Military have vociferously supported this deal.

The Israeli intelligence services and security establishment, past and present, charged with the ultimate safeguarding and territorial integrity/security of the Jewish state above anything else, as well its leaders, have come out in full force and support of this agreement, stating that Iran has fully complied with its obligations under said contract, and to either void it or disrupt or repeal it would be foolhardy, stupid, and would ultimately undermine and harm Israel’s security interests.

So why is it that Israeli Leader Benjamin Netanyahu, who is simply a political leader, is so vociferously against it?

Why does he continue to try and recruit U.S. and European (and world) leadership to derail, destroy, amend or repeal the Iran Nuclear Deal, in spite of the deep Israeli indigenous intelligence and military strategic information that overwhelmingly supports it for the sake of the long-term security and survival of Israel?

Could it be because Netanyahu is not at all loyal to his own people of the State of Israel, that he instead takes his marching and policy orders from outside Israel’s borders, say for example, from wealthy and powerful Oligarch/Plutocratic institutions located in the City of London or in the Deep State Neo-Con/Neo-Liberal/Hawkish halls of power within the United States of America?

That perhaps Benjamin Netanyahu does not owe fealty and allegiance to his own people, but rather to overseas and foreign crazies who are hell-bent on stoking and provoking a major world war between militant Islam and extremist Zionism, bad for both sides?

US political leadership such as in the form of Mitt Romney keep pushing and encouraging the Israeli leadership to engage in open and horrible acts of violence, ethnic cleansing, police misconduct, human rights violations, war crimes, apartheid, random acts of violence against the beleaguered Palestinians, jailing/incarcerating children as young as 7 within Israels horrific jails and other evil and criminal acts in their isolation of the Palestinian people behind cages in Gaza, never to venture out again for even water, food or medical care, let alone jobs, or the right to migrate, which are enshrined as basic human rights in every culture in the world.

Could the answer be found in the Freemasonic Lodge that both Mitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu were recruited by in Boston when they were both kids working in the financial company, Bain Capital, back in the 1960s?

Could it be that these 2 leaders for example owe an allegiance to an invisible, clandestine, hidden power and force which forces them to abide by their edicts, in direct contravention to both common sense and the intelligence and military sections of the Israeli National Security State, if not the vast majority of humanity?

Albert Pike, a 33rd Degree Freemason, penned a famous book entitled “Morals and Dogma,” wherein he predicted (if not wrote the blue prints for) all 3 World Wars, with the last installment being World War 3, and describing it as a war between Militant Islam and Militant Zionism.

This last war would result in a horrible and catastrophic “end of days” where the vast majority of the people of earth would be consumed by hellfire, death and destruction.

Is this their final wish and goal?

To clear the earth of its “useless eaters” as Henry Kissinger once famously described in his National Security Memorandum 200, to establish a capitol and homeland for the Luciferian Freemasonic/Illuminati elements within the world’s political and wealth power structures and international Deep State, and to depopulate the planet to the tune of 500 million from its current and present 8 billion, according to the insidious George Guidestones found in Atlanta Georgia?

What else could support this insane reasoning in order to keep Israel engaged in overtly outlandish and criminal wanton acts of violence against the indigenous people of Palestine, in the face of the overwhelming protests of the rest of the people of the world?

Could these insane leaders simply be using the good and innocent men and women of the Israeli Defense Forces and Military Police to ethnically cleanse and “settle” this land in preparation for their future New World Order government, with the People of Israel themselves to be finally and ultimately sacrificed in a cataclysmic war, destroying both Islam and Judaism in the process?

If one cares about the State of Israel and its long term survival, one must always encourage the de-escalation of conflict which delegitimizes the State of Israel through the embarassing and random acts of violence and human rights violations being perpetrated on the orders of the crazy Israeli leadership, and its foreign and hitherto unknown, faceless and nameless foreign directors and their “hidden hands” on their open and described suicide mission.

It seems Israel (and consequently the United States) is being driven off a cliff at the behest of Luciferian people who don’t care about the State of Israel in the first place.

Perhaps this was why President Obama, in one of his final acts of true love and concern for the State of Israel as U.S. President, abstained from and essentially voted for United Nations Security Resolution 2334, which punished the Israeli leadership and its lunatic fringe by re-setting its boundaries back to 1967, formally outlawing the illegal settlements and incursions being built in the face of worldwide and international condemnation, the continuation of which kept adding more and more enmity and hatred for the Jewish State and its innocent people, fomenting and increasing anti-semitism all over the world.

Perhaps this act of “tough love” was necessary to blunt the insanity of Israel’s crazies and bring back the country from the brink and state of abyss it was finding itself unable to extricate itself from.

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Turkey and the time bomb in Syria

Mohammad Ghaderi

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The Turkish attack on northern Syria has provided conditions for ISIS militants held in camps in the region to escape and revitalize themselves.

Turkey launched “Operation Peace Spring” on Wednesday October 9, claiming to end the presence of terrorists near its borders in northern Syria. Some countries condemned this illegal action of violation of the Syrian sovereignty.

The military attack has exacerbated the Syrian people’s living condition who live in these areas. On the other hand, it has also allowed ISIS forces to escape and prepare themselves to resume their actions in Syria. Before Turkish incursion into northern Syria, There were many warnings that the incursion would prepare the ground for ISIS resurgence. But ignoring the warning, Turkey launched its military attacks.

Currently, about 11,000 ISIS prisoners are held in Syria. ISIS has claimed the responsibility for two attacks on Qamishli and Hasakah since the beginning of Turkish attacks.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump said that Turkey and the Kurds must stop ISIS prisoners from fleeing. He urged European countries to take back their citizens who have joined ISIS.

It should be noted that the U.S. is trying to prove that ISIS has become stronger since the U.S. troops pulled out before the Turkish invasion, and to show that Syria is not able to manage the situation. But this fact cannot be ignored that ISIS militants’ escape and revival were an important consequence of the Turkish attack.

Turkish troops has approached an important city in the northeast and clashed with Syrian forces. These events provided the chance for hundreds of ISIS members to escape from a camp in Ayn Issa near a U.S.-led coalition base.

 The camp is located 35 kilometers on the south of Syria-Turkey border, and about 12,000 ISIS members, including children and women, are settled there. The Kurdish forces are said to be in charge of controlling these prisoners.

Media reports about the ISIS resurgence in Raqqa, the former ISIS stronghold, cannot be ignored, as dozens of terrorists have shot Kurdish police forces in this city. The terrorists aimed to occupy the headquarters of the Kurdish-Syrian security forces in the center of Raqqa.  One of the eyewitnesses said the attack was coordinated, organized and carried out by several suicide bombers, but failed.

In response to Turkey’s invasion of Syria, the Kurds have repeatedly warned that the attack will lead to release of ISIS elements in the region. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyib Erdogan denied the reports about the escape of ISIS prisoners and called them “lies”.

European officials fear that ISIS prisoners with European nationality, who have fled camps, will come back to their countries.

Kurdish forces are making any effort to confront Turkish troops in border areas, so their presence and patrol in Raqqa have been reduced.

Interestingly, the Turkish military bombarded one of temporary prisons and caused ISIS prisoners escaping. It seems that ISIS-affiliated covert groups have started their activities to seize the control of Raqqa. These groups are seeking to rebuild their so-called caliphate, as Kurdish and Syrian forces are fighting to counter the invading Turkish troops. Families affiliated with ISIS are held in Al-Hol camp, under the control of Kurdish forces. At the current situation, the camp has turned into a time bomb that could explode at any moment. Under normal circumstances, there have been several conflicts between ISIS families in the camp, but the current situation is far worse than before.

There are more than 3,000 ISIS families in the camp and their women are calling for establishment of the ISIS caliphate. Some of SDF forces have abandoned their positions, and decreased their watch on the camp.

The danger of the return of ISIS elements is so serious, since they are so pleased with the Turkish attack and consider it as an opportunity to regain their power. There are pictures of ISIS wives in a camp in northern Syria, under watch of Kurdish militias, showing how happy they are about the Turkish invasion.

In any case, the Turkish attack, in addition to all the military, political and human consequences, holds Ankara responsible for the escape of ISIS militants and preparing the ground for their resurgence.

Currently, the camps holding ISIS and their families are like time bombs that will explode if they all escape. Covert groups affiliated with the terrorist organization are seeking to revive the ISIS caliphate and take further actions if the Turkish attacks continue. These attacks have created new conflicts in Syria and undermined Kurdish and Syrian power to fight ISIS.

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The Turkish Gambit

Dr. Arshad M. Khan

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The only certainty in war is its intrinsic uncertainty, something Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could soon chance upon.  One only has to look back on America’s topsy-turvy fortunes in Iraq, Afghanistan and even Syria for confirmation.

The Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria has as its defined objective a buffer zone between the Kurds in Turkey and in Syria.  Mr. Erdogan hopes, to populate it with some of the 3 million plus Syrian refugees in Turkey, many of these in limbo in border camps.  The refugees are Arab; the Kurds are not.

Kurds speak a language different from Arabic but akin to Persian.  After the First World War, when the victors parceled up the Arab areas of the Ottoman Empire, Syria came to be controlled by the French, Iraq by the British, and the Kurdish area was divided into parts in Turkey, Syria and Iraq, not forgetting the borderlands in Iran — a brutal division by a colonial scalpel severing communities, friends and families.  About the latter, I have some experience, having lived through the bloody partition of India into two, and now three countries that cost a million lives.   

How Mr. Erdogan will persuade the Arab Syrian refugees to live in an enclave, surrounded by hostile Kurds, some ethnically cleansed from the very same place, remains an open question.  Will the Turkish army occupy this zone permanently?  For, we can imagine what the Kurds will do if the Turkish forces leave.

There is another aspect of modern conflict that has made conquest no longer such a desirable proposition — the guerrilla fighter.  Lightly armed and a master of asymmetric warfare, he destabilizes. 

Modern weapons provide small bands of men the capacity and capability to down helicopters, cripple tanks, lay IEDs, place car bombs in cities and generally disrupt any orderly functioning of a state, tying down large forces at huge expense with little chance of long term stability.  If the US has failed repeatedly in its efforts to bend countries to its will, one has to wonder if Erdogan has thought this one through.

The Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 is another case in point.  Forever synonymous with the infamous butchery at Sabra and Shatila by the Phalange militia facilitated by Israeli forces, it is easy to forget a major and important Israeli goal:  access to the waters of the Litani River which implied a zone of occupation for the area south of it up to the Israeli border.

Southern Lebanon is predominantly Shia and at the time of the Israeli invasion they were a placid group who were dominated by Christians and Sunni, even Palestinians ejected from Israel but now armed and finding refuge in Lebanon.  It was when the Israelis looked like they were going to stay that the Shia awoke.  It took a while but soon their guerrillas were harassing Israeli troops and drawing blood.  The game was no longer worth the candle and Israel, licking its wounds, began to withdraw ending up eventually behind their own border.

A colossal footnote is the resurgent Shia confidence, the buildup into Hezbollah and new political power.  The Hezbollah prepared well for another Israeli invasion to settle old scores and teach them a lesson.  So they were ready, and shocked the Israelis in 2006.  Now they are feared by Israeli troops.   

To return to the present, it is not entirely clear as to what transpired in the telephone call between Erdogan and Trump.  Various sources confirm Trump has bluffed Erdogan in the past.  It is not unlikely then for Trump to have said this time, “We’re leaving.  If you go in, you will have to police the area.  Don’t ask us to help you.”  Is that subject to misinterpretation?  It certainly is a reminder of the inadvertent green light to Saddam Hussein for the invasion of Kuwait when Bush Senior was in office. 

For the time being Erdogan is holding fast and Trump has signed an executive order imposing sanctions on Turkish officials and institutions.  Three Turkish ministers and the Defense and Energy ministries are included.  Trump has also demanded an immediate ceasefire.  On the economic front, he has raised tariffs on steel back to 50 percent as it used to be before last May.  Trade negotiations on a $100 billion trade deal with Turkey have also been halted forthwith.  The order also includes the holding of property of those sanctioned, as well as barring entry to the U.S.

Meanwhile, the misery begins all over again as thousands flee the invasion area carrying what they can.  Where are they headed?  Anywhere where artillery shells do not rain down and the sound of airplanes does not mean bombs.

Such are the exigencies of war and often its surprising consequences. 

Author’s Note:  This piece appeared originally on Counterpunch.org

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Could Turkish aggression boost peace in Syria?

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On October 7, 2019, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of American troops from northeast Syria, where the contingent alongside Kurdish militias controlled the vast territories. Trump clarified that the decision is connected with the intention of Turkey to attack the Kurdish units, posing a threat to Ankara.

It’s incredible that the Turkish military operation against Kurds – indeed the territorial integrity of Syria has resulted in the escape of the U.S., Great Britain, and France. These states essentially are key destabilizing components of the Syrian crisis.

Could this factor favourably influence the situation in the country? For instance, after the end of the Iraqi war in 2011 when the bulk of the American troops left the country, the positive developments took place in the lives of all Iraqis. According to World Economics organization, after the end of the conflict, Iraq’s GDP grew by 14% in 2012, while during the U.S. hostilities the average GDP growth was about 5,8%.

Syria’s GDP growth should also be predicted. Not right away the withdrawal of U.S., French, British, and other forces, but a little bit later after the end of the Turkish operation that is not a phenomenon. The Turkish-Kurdish conflict has been going on since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire when Kurds started to promote the ideas of self-identity and independence. Apart from numerous human losses, the Turks accomplished nothing. It is unlikely that Ankara would achieve much in Peace Spring operation. The Kurds realize the gravity of the situation and choose to form an alliance with the Syrian government that has undermined the ongoing Turkish offensive.

Under these circumstances, Erdogan could only hope for the creation of a narrow buffer zone on the Syrian-Turkish border. The withdrawal of the Turkish forces from the region is just a matter of time. However, we can safely say that the Turkish expansion unwittingly accelerated the peace settlement of the Syrian crisis, as the vital destabilizing forces left the country. Besides, the transfer of the oil-rich north-eastern regions under the control of Bashar Assad will also contribute to the early resolution of the conflict.

It remains a matter of conjecture what the leaders of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Russia agreed on during the high-level talks. Let’s hope that not only the Syrians, but also key Gulf states are tired of instability and tension in the region, and it’s a high time to strive for a political solution to the Syrian problem.

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