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The Israeli roots of Trump’s “Muslim Ban”

With just a single exception, all of these countries were targeted for attack by certain top U.S. officials in 2001. In fact, that policy had roots that went back to 1996, 1991, 1980, and even the 1950s. Trump’s action continues policies influenced by people working on behalf of a foreign country, whose goal has been to […]

Pro-Israel Organizations Fomented Anti-Muslim Hate Spreading Across America

In the post-9/11 era, pro-Israel donors, institutions and the Israel lobby have often fueled the very Islamophobia now suddenly catching fire in America, doing so as a strategy for smearing Palestinians. Promoting and showcasing anti-Muslim bigots has become a troubling pattern for the Israel lobby… By David Harris-Gershon, +972 Magazine, Tikkun  Anti-Muslim rhetoric coming from American lawmakers and presidential […]

Missing from the “State of the Union” – Why are we “over there?”

Including the festering Israel and Palestine conflict, which has taken on its current form due to the connivance of Washington as Israel’s patron, all of the unrest in the region is quite plausibly a direct or indirect result of American missteps By Philip Giraldi I had expected that there would be little in last week’s […]

Will Congress Stop the Iran Deal?

The inclusion of Iran in the bill does not have anything to do with the war against ISIS. The American neoconservatives and their congressional allies continue to believe that Iran constitutes the most serious threat against Israel, so it has to be pressured incessantly no matter how it behaves… If pushed to its logical conclusion, the […]

The Zionist Plan for the Middle East: Yinon Oded’s “A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties”

The Zionist Plan for the Middle East Translated and edited by Israel Shahak The Israel of Theodore Herzl (1904) and of Rabbi Fischmann (1947) In his Complete Diaries, Vol. II. p. 711, Theodore Herzl, the founder of Zionism, says that the area of the Jewish State stretches: “From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.” […]

US Caught Faking It in Syria – fufilling the Yinon and Clean Break plans

The strategic goal in Syria is not what your faithful mainstream media servants have you believe… it is to  heighten the level of internecine conflict in that country to the point where Syria will not be able to serve as a bulwark against Israeli regional hegemony for at least another generation. How do we know? […]

The CIA’s Torture Defenders

The seven men who contributed to the book (George Tenet, Michael Hayden, Porter Goss, John McLaughlin, Michael Morell, Jose Rodriguez, John Rizzo, and Philip Mudd) are, with the exception of Mudd, quite likely guilty of war crimes By Philip Giraldi Back in the days when I was a spy there were certain things that one […]

A Refugee Crisis Made in America

In 2008, on the front page, was a color photo of a two year old Iraqi boy being pulled from the rubble of a house that had been destroyed by American missiles. The little boy was wearing shorts and a t-shirt and had on his feet flip-flops. His head was hanging back at an angle […]

The Attack on the Nuclear Deal, the Israel Factor, and the Iran Peace Scare

“…for the Israeli government and Israel’s American lobby, Iran’s alleged nuclear threat has served the same purpose as Saddam’s non-existent WMD—it generates public support against a target that is designated for other reasons… ”   By Stephen J. Sniegoski American critics are going all out to derail President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, which also […]

The Use and Abuse of the Anti-Terrorism Act on behalf of Israel

Numerous pro-Israel organizations, including the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, filed amicus briefs supporting the expansive reading of the ATA…… one searches in vain for a single instance in which Israel has been held accountable for its wrongs—for […]

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