Jul 02

More works than fireworks

More works than fireworks

Don Hank

I want to call your attention to an article by Chuck Baldwin that briefly explains how the international banking cabal has seized the reins of United States politics, media and finance and now controls us. Please save it for reference, read it, reread it, ponder it and let it motivate you to work and fight for the real independence day that awaits America and the world.

Sorry, Folks, but this is no time to celebrate. America is not independent of its tormentors, far from it, as you will see from Chuck’s article. We are truly less free than in colonial times under the British.

The US was actually independent for a few short years after the revolution, but shortly thereafter, the international banking community seized the reins and after a brief but valiant fight by President Andrew Jackson in the 1830s, We the People lost all control to these Satanic parasites, who have been grabbing increasing amounts of power and treasure ever since and now their minions in the Fed have impoverished the middle class, you and me.

But the bankers Chuck Baldwin speaks about here are also the Neocons who control our foreign policy, a senseless Satanic matrix that only kills and is not intended to bring even a moment of peace, let alone lasting peace. Once the Satanic bankers have been removed from power, Washington’s insane killing machine will be powerless to harm our friends and assist our enemies, killing Christians in the Middle East and Kosovo, founding and funding terrorists like the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and ISIS. (Note that John McCain, the Satanist who sends arms to terrorists in Syria, is mentioned below as a member of the CFR, clearly indicating that the banking elite that controls our government is the same Neocon elite that deliberately kills Christians abroad).

But recently, the peoples of the world, including the middle classes in the US and Europe and both the people and the entire hierarchy in Russia and its allies, have gotten awake and started fighting back, simply by learning and speaking the truth. What I call the “Trump phenomenon” in the US and the Brexit in the UK are the first rumblings and the first steps forward out of the darkness.

But without you and your successful search for the truth about the enemy that holds us in thrall, there is no way out. We will simply perish.

It is your duty to know the truth, because as Jesus rightly said, you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. Only through knowledge of the truth can we be free. And even though we be in chains, we can be truly free in the knowledge that Jesus spoke of and the message He gave us of salvation.

It is all one and the same thing, the spiritual in a perfect marriage with the material.

But if you still feel like celebrating this Fourth, then celebrate our future independence, which we are just now beginning to see in the faintest of outlines. It could be a glorious thing.

But before we can glimpse the Kingdom, we all have work to do, and the mother of all battles ahead of us. More works than fireworks.

 

Jun 30

Why you should fear the Fourth Reich

Why you should fear the Fourth Reich

by Don Hank

Recently, in a mass email to friends, I referred to the Merkel regime as the Fourth Reich, and this raised eyebrows. One said “surely you can’t compare today’s Germany with the Third Reich?” My response was as follows:

My ancestors were all Germans. On at least my Dad’s side, they had been banished from their homeland by the Lutherans, who tortured, murdered and banished all persons openly professing Anabaptist beliefs.

 

I majored in German in college and studied the language in a Junior year abroad program in Marburg an der Lahn, West Germany, in 1963-4. Why does today’s German government remind me of the Nazis, based on my experiences and knowledge of the Germans?

A German playwright named Carl Zuckmeyer saw something in the German character that troubled him. He saw that most Germans were mesmerized by authority, eg, military uniforms. He wrote about this disturbing feature and in 1930, his tragicomic play, The Captain of Köpenick, was published.

Here is a short intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A912lD1xpy. This intro is followed by a movie version with English subtitles, which I suggest you take the time to view. I was assigned to read this play in the original German and found it fascinating because I had seen these very traits in people all around me during my year abroad.

Of course, if I were to say these things in public in today’s Germany, I would be at risk of arrest. And that feature of German government, largely accepted by the public, reinforces the description of their national character.

Hitler collaborated with the Muslims, like the Grand Mufti and Yugoslav Muslims, to kill Jews. Today’s Germany still collaborates with Muslims, inviting hordes of them to Europe, and they are destroying European culture and creating an existential crisis, including the killing of European Jews in France, eg, in a famous massacre at a Kosher grocery store in Paris last year but also in a famous massacre at a Jewish school.

The Third Reich had laws banning certain kinds of speech. In today’s Germany, there is a jail sentence provided for people who say the “wrong” things in public. For example, the well-known official story is that Hitler killed 6 million Jews. Anyone who says in public in Germany that he killed less than that number, can go to jail. Several authors, even non-Germans, have been jailed for writing books that counter the official view. I do not agree with these authors, but if you jail people for saying something instead of debating with them, then that suggests to the public that you do not have cogent arguments or are not intelligent enough to defend your views. It certainly reflects an authoritarian behavior and the fact that the Germans accept this reflects the sheeplike traits that Carl Zuckmeyer expressed in his play, as described below and in the linked film. In addition to Holocaust denial, you can go to jail or pay a fine for insulting someone or for inciting ethnic violence. In other words, if you don’t agree with Mohammed’s theology (and I do not), then you are not free to say so or explain why in Germany – a “free world” country.

It was Merkel’s government that condemned EU countries that refused — for reasons of public security — to take in countless “refugees” even though security officials have stated that there are almost certainly terrorist sleeper cells hidden among them. She tried to enact laws via the EU that would punish these countries for refusing to put their citizens at risk. The Germans generally went along with her idea but other nations balked. This was the beginning of what is now a growing rift in the EU. It will not heal until finally the whole rotten system collapses.

BTW, Merkel had sent millions of euros to support the Arab Spring that saw foreign fighters come illegally to Syria in an attempt to oust Assad. Now, instead of accepting the refugee flood that Merkel and her partners in Washington created, the proper thing to do would be to fight ISIS and other terror groups such as Al-Qaeda (currently called Al-Nusra, but it is the same group that knocked down the WTC on 911). Instead, she and her Atlanticist partners in crime (eg, John McCain) support Al-Nusra with arms and training and want to defeat the Russians, the only world power that sincerely fights ISIS and Al-Nusra terror and protects Christians and other minorities in Syria. If the West accepted responsibility for its evil actions and helped Russia clear ISIS out of Syria, it could invest, jointly with Russia and others, in Syrian infrastructure and resources and provide jobs and safety to the Syrian people, who would then have no reason to migrate to Europe.

And then, there is the matter of foreign policy. The “free” country of Germany has sided with the authoritarian Turkish president Erdogan against Russia and Syria. She, like the Washington government, has a visceral suspicion of all things Russian and, like our government, finds it intolerable that Russia refuses to kowtow to the West. Though no one admits it, this is racism pure and simple, a reflection of the previous Reich, though directed at a different group – although Hitler irrationally thought the Slavs – to whom, ironically, he lost his army – were inferior.

Before the illegal coup that destroyed Ukraine, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier travelled to the Maidan to encourage Kiev to illegally and violently overthrow a regime that was friendly to Russia. During that time, he, along with US activists like John McCain, posed for photo-ops with activists having fascist associations, as described by Rodney Atkinson:

“Steinmeier, who recently said that eurosceptics and those nations who sought democratic self government were “a danger to peace in Europe,” was pleased to meet the leader of an extreme nationalistic and fascist party Oleh Tiahnybok with whom “Germany’s man”, Klitschko has been pleased to collaborate.” [my bolding—Don]

Recently, Berlin announced joint military drills with the troops of Turkey’s aspiring Muslim dictator Erdogan, who is known to be supporting ISIS. Of course, now that the Turkish government has seen another massacre and has attributed it to ISIS, we are supposed to believe that suddenly, the Turks are on our side.

However, if you believe the msm and Erdogan, namely, that the attacks were perpetrated by ISIS, then you must read an earlier report of mine showing that ISIS invariably claims responsibility for its attacks within one day and often the same day as the attack, as shown here http://laiglesforum.com/isis-always-claim-responsibility-except-in-turkey/3734.htm. In this latest Turkish attack, ISIS did not claim responsibility. Possible suspects include Kurdish separatists and the Turkish secret service.

At any rate, it is highly unlilkely ISIS was responsible. After all, you should know by now that Erdogan routinely sends ISIS fighters across his border into Syria and his son has bought oil stolen by ISIS from the Syrian people (see: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-25/meet-man-who-funds-isis-bilal-erdogan-son-turkeys-president). After all, claiming responsibility is a form of advertising for ISIS. They are not about to let a good propaganda moment go to waste. Indeed, they often claim responsibility for attacks that they themselves did not plan, like the recent lone wolf attack in Orlando. So why wouldn’t they claim responsibility in Turkey? I think this is best explained by the hypothesis that Erdogan and the attackers are on the same side. Of course, CIA chief John Brennan, a Muslim, supports Turkey’s claim that it was ISIS, claiming that it has their earmarks – sure, John, the devious Turkish dictator would not be capable of imitating ISIS, would he? He also admits that ISIS rarely takes credit for attacks in Turkey. He doesn’t say why. There can be no rational explanation – unless you accept the proposition that Erdogan is lying and that ISIS did not perpetrate the attack.

It is clear to me that the reason Merkel has taken Erdogan’s side is that he has her blackmailed with the “refugees,” housed within his borders. He has on one occasion threatened to put refugees on busses and send them to Europe if she does not comply with a certain demand. If the West were in the hands of sane and rational people, Turkey would be ousted from NATO and sanctioned.

But the harsh fact of the matter is that Erdogan owns Merkel like the Saudis own the US government, as I showed here: http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/hank/150314.

And that is a very dangerous situation. We should never believe that once a war has been fought and won, the ingredients that went into brewing that war are now cleared away. Of course, no one is saying that the Germans are going to start throwing Jews into ovens. But siding with Muslim radicals and letting them wreak havoc all over Europe, and then aiding the higher powers that created and foster the terror groups responsible for the havoc (the Saudis and Turkey in this case), is a really bad sign. So is the strong German support for the dictatorial (and collapsing) EU, whose unelected EU Commission is the only agency that is allowed to propose legislation, and which overrides all national laws, reducing the individual states to mere vassals.

Nonetheless, I would be remiss to apply the term “Fourth Reich” only to the German nation. The term applies to the Atlanticist empire as a whole.

Jun 19

Declassified document shows Obama DID know he was creating ISIS

Declassified document proves Obama DID know he was creating ISIS

 

by Don Hank

A recent column appearing at zerohedge.com confirmed that a tweet by Donald Trump hinting that Obama knew he was creating a terror group when he sent arms to “rebels” in Syria was on the money.

 

QUOTE:

The tweet included a link to this story that appeared on Breitbart: an account of a 2012  intelligence report from the Defense Intelligence Agency predicting the rise of the Islamic State in Syria – and showing how US policy deliberately ignored and even succored it. Secured by Judicial Watch thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, the document says it’s very likely we’ll see the creation of “an Islamic State through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria.” And this won’t just be a grassroots effort, but the result of a centrally coordinated plan: it will happen because “Western countries, the Gulf states and Turkey are supporting these efforts” by Syrian “opposition forces” then engaged in a campaign to “control the eastern areas (Hasaka and Der Zor) adjacent to Western Iraqi provinces (Mosul and Anbar).”

 

The author reminds us that “Western countries” includes the US.

Whether Obama and Hillary are Muslims or not is hardly the issue here. They are an important part of the Saudi Rat Pack (SRP) and that is all we need to know. If there were any justice in our country, they would both hang for treason.

BTW, a lot of hullabaloo is made over the “evil Muslims,” and Christians are some of the most vociferous in condemning all Muslims for what the Saudi Rat Pack does. I agree that Islam is not the religion of peace and that Mo was basically a fraud.

However, I have interacted with Muslims lately and am getting a much more-nuanced impression of things.

Two anecdotal pieces of evidence:

I attended a local English-speaking church on Easter Sunday here in Panama, and after the service they offered free food in the church basement. We sat at a table with a guy who turned out to be Indonesian, a really nice, respectful guy who had taken part in the service. When he told us where he was from, I said aren’t you folks Muslims? He smiled and said they were. My family and I gathered that he was admitting that he was a Muslim, and for me that was no surprise. I had lived in Asia for over 3 years and had made friends and acquaintances there. I learned early that Southern Asians are open to various religions and can confess more than one religion. In fact, the Buddhists believe that there are 5 great religions and Christianity is one of them. They deeply respect Christianity. Sounds insane to most Westerners, but that is how they are.

So I told the young Indonesian Muslim church goer that I had understood that Indonesian Muslims are different from their Middle Eastern brothers. He was quick to let me know that his countrymen want nothing to do with the Saudi violence and intolerance. He was definitely sincerely incensed about this and about the fact that people might mistakenly think his countrymen might largely sympathize with radical Islam. He said there was only one small region in Indonesia where the Muslims were radical like the Saudis.

The next piece of evidence came in today. I was seated in a lounge area of a large department store waiting for my wife and daughter to finish spending their money and noticed a gent sitting beside me who was looking about as bored as me and we struck up a conversation. He turned out to be an Albanian, one of 2 diplomats opening an embassy in Panama, and he had lived in Kosovo. Many of you know that I have written a piece on Kosovo, mostly a translation about the horrors that Serbs face there. He did not deny that this had happened in the past but said that the Serbs had really abused the Albanians for years. He pointed out that over 100 years ago, Serbia had tried to illegally annex Albanian territory. I told him I didn’t think any of that justified mistreating Serbs in Kosovo, but I saw he was not to be persuaded, so I decided to change the subject a bit and told him I had heard that the Saudis had sent money to Kosovo after the war was over.

He said that Kosovars do not like Saudi interference and that he knew they were causing trouble in Kosovo.

I was shocked to hear that he and I could agree that the Saudis were behind much of the mischief in the Middle East. In fact, he was clearly disgusted by it. He insisted that no one wants terrorism (meaning Muslims) and he sounded sincere.

Clearly the Islamic world is not a monolith and we owe it to ourselves to learn from individuals like my Indonesian and Albanian friends.

I had noticed a while back that there are certain groups of people who want us to believe that Muslims are all cookie cutter copies of each other, and what I noticed about these folks is important, so please pay attention:

These folks who want us to hate ALL Muslims are by and large Neocons. Now why would the Neocons want Americans to simply hate all Muslims and not just terrorists and potential terrorists?

I cannot say for certain, but I suspect that this is because it is easier to convince Americans of the righteousness of a misguided military action by the Pentagon if the target audience of the war propaganda is a bunch of cattle who accept the notion that all Muslims are equally evil and represent an unnuanced homogeneous group. They could use this excuse to take out any leader, such as Ghadaffi, Mubarak, Saddam, and of course, Assad.

I strongly suspect this slyly implanted idea that all Muslims are evil is what is motivating many Americans to support US military engagements that, without the blanket hatred of all Muslims, would make no sense. Indeed, I have read opinions critical of Assad based on the fact that he is a Muslim and therefore is evil and not worthy of consideration. The people who expressed this opinion did not seem to care that if the US takes him out, he will be replaced by ISIS. To them there is no difference between ISIS and Assad. They are tragically wrong. Assad belongs to a subgroup of Shia Islam that is almost perfectly tolerant of other religions. Despite whatever sins he may be guilty of, he is the perfect choice for protection of minorities and has done an amazing job of creating a tolerant society in Syria. Only the made-in-USA terror groups like Al-Nusra and ISIS have changed this situation and turned groups against each other who once had learned to tolerate each other under the leadership of Assad.

I do not suspect that Trump will use hatred and suspicion of Muslims to such an untoward end. I think he was just shooting from the hip when he said we need to stop the immigration of Muslims until we can figure out what is going on.

But Hillary is another story.

Meanwhile my Albanian acquaintance was surprisingly open minded about Trump and said that Trump no doubt was not referring to all Muslims but only to people from terror-exporting countries. He said that if Trump became president Albanians would support him, but that likewise they would support Hillary if she won the presidency because her husband Bill had “helped” the Albanians in Kosovo. In other words, contrary to the doomsday warnings of both liberals and GOP higher-ups, Trump would not destroy the US’s rapport with all Muslim countries but may only sully the most radical ones, like Saudi Arabia, which is in fact the enemy of the American people and does not deserve to be coddled.

I also told him I thought Kosovo had become more unstable after the war and that NATO was just indiscriminately killing people.

Incredibly, while he disagreed on the first point, he seemed to agree that NATO was just having itself a rowdy shooting match in Kosovo!

Finally, he told me that Kosovo and Albania saved the lives of many Jews in those places. Here is that story confirmed by the Jewish Post http://www.jewishpost.com/news/Why-Albania-A-Nation-of-Muslims-Christians-Saved-Every-Jew.html.

The world is a big place and there are all sorts of nuances that we are best served to examine and try to understand. More-precise knowledge of groups of people can help both avoid unnecessary military intervention and/or make sure the groups targeted by the Pentagon and/or the State Department really are enemies and not in fact friends or potential friends of We the People. We really ought to have noticed by now that groups or nations that Washington declares to be enemies routinely turn out to be friends and vice-versa and that overly strident propaganda against anyone is generally an excuse for a needless war.

I am only just beginning to understand the Muslim world but God has allowed me to make just the kind of contacts that are helping me fill in the blanks.

 

Jun 16

Obama’s own Napoleonic Wars

Obama’s Napoleonic Wars

 

by Don Hank

In Europe, the elections are manipulated and Eurosceptical political parties are neutralized simply by being called “nationalist.” This is like the label “demagogue,” which is applied to non-Establishment candidates because they remind people of things that would make anyone but the lobotomized angry. Reminding people of the obvious abuse by the Eurobullies is slyly called “manipulation of emotions” or the like, when in fact it is the Establishment that causes the anger in the first place. But everyone is supposed to behave like mechanical dolls with no emotion and that is “democracy.” If you are angry at being treated like a slave, you are undemocratic and must be closely watched and supervised.

Throughout the West, and particularly in the EU, while nationalism is blamed for wars, it is far from the main culprit. It is SUPRANATIONALISM in the form of centralized governments (intended to lead up to a one-world government) that causes wars, especially when the central government (eg, the EU) works in tandem with – or rather as a puppet of – the Washington-NATO dictatorship.

Here’s how it works:

Napoleon Bonaparte was not a nationalist. In fact he was not even French. He was Corsican. It was his idea of uniting all nations, not under the French tricolor, but under the ideological banner of the Enlightenment, that caused the Napoleonic wars. Therefore, though few realize it, the so-called Enlightenment itself, not nationalism, was responsible for the Napoleonic wars. Nor do historians point out that there were different variations on the Enlightenment theme when that movement first appeared, and that only one of them, the most radical and anti-traditional one, prevailed. This radical ideology taught that tradition itself was behind all evil and must be abolished at all cost, including guillotining anyone who happened to disagree. Few realize that Lorenzo de Medici was actually an advocate of an Enlightenment that was both Christian and linked to the roots of Greek philosophers, particularly Aristotle. This tradition-respecting idea from Italy was far removed from the radical French “Enlightenment” ideals that led to the massacre of church clerics and thousands of innocents who failed to pass the political correctness tests of the day. The French Revolution, based on the Enlightenment, saw the first trials of non-commonsense, non-sane, anti-traditional ideas in action and was a laboratory for the subsequent implementation of the non-sane ideas of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and other 20th Century mass murderers.

And nota bene: The US-EU system is still implementing non-sane ideas of its own invention – such as the notion that gender is interchangeable, and is still fighting an extension of the Napoleonic wars throughout the world to protect non-sanity — such as the teaching that Christianity is violent while Islam is peaceful, or that boundaries don’t exist and must be abolished (no one seems to notice that it would be pretty hard to abolish something that doesn’t exist). While not openly atheistic, the Western elites are clearly anti-Christian, waging wars that ultimately promote radical Islam and promoting, domestically, virulently anti-traditional ideas (leading, eg, to lawsuits and exorbitant fines imposed on bakers who refuse to bake gay wedding cakes with inscriptions on them that shake their religious beliefs to the core) and causes that sully traditional people’s sensitivities and instincts. Already, it is socially impossible to say in public “marriage is a union between a man and a woman” without incurring the wrath of almost everyone in our zombie-like society. Even those institutions cheekily calling themselves “churches” will condemn you for saying something so “un-Christlike.”

The ideas of the radical Enlightenment (as opposed to its more moderate branches, which have long been virtually banned) have led to the destruction of most of the Middle East, Afghanistan and Kosovo, as well as the near-total destruction of Syria, and threaten to plunge us into another war with Russia. How do you suppose that will work out?

Let’s ask Napoleon and Hitler how it worked out for them and their splendid invading armies.

Jun 14

Who’s the REAL demagogue? Trump or the Establishment?

Who’s the REAL demagogue? Trump or the Establishment?

by Don Hank

A British writer who does not like Donald Trump recently expressed publicly:

 

“Mr Trump’s rallies increasingly attract violence – by his opponents and his supporters.”

In a three-way conversation in which I was included, a mutual friend reminded him that it is not fair to blame a person who is attacked for being attacked. The mutual friend asserted that it is a well-known trick of the left to blame the attackee for being attacked.

 

The Trump detractor, undeterred, then called Trump a mountebank who made “demagogic outbursts.”

 

demagogism, demagoguism, demagogy

the art and practice of gaining power and popularity by arousing the emotions, 

passions, and prejudices of the people.

 

It must be noted that in Europe, especially the UK, when someone accuses someone else of being a demagogue, the purpose of the accusation is generally not to adhere to a standard definition of the word but rather to stealthily create an association in the mind of the audience between the person thus impugned and Adolf Hitler. The implication is an appeal to emotion intended to stop the discussion before it can get started – often because the accuser lacks the skill and/or the supporting facts to continue the discussion. That may not have been the case in the above-referenced discussion and I don’t intend to imply that. Note, however, that, particularly in Europe, the accusation of demagoguery is in itself a kind of subtle soft demagoguery because it is intended to evoke emotional images of the last war that caused so much suffering in Europe. Good patriots generally bow reflexively to the person who conjures up this image, no matter how irrelevant it may be. While it is true that Trump, like all the other candidates, appeals to emotion and can thus technically be accused of demagoguery, the content and purpose of Trump’s utterances is the diametric opposite of Hitler’s. In fact, I will go so far as to say that, ironically, the Hitler analogy is more applicable to the Establishments in Europe and the US, which oppose Trump.

In the case of Adolf Hitler, the ultimate goal was war, a racist war that would force Germanism on the rest of the world and even eliminate many non-Germans.

During the GOP debates, almost all of Trump’s opponents expressed the idea that Russia was the number one enemy, on the assumption that the American people would reflexively agree with this assessment, forgetting that Russia had never declared jihad on anyone. Some, like Ohio Governor John Kasich, even went so far as to say that if he were president, he would “punch Russia in the nose.” Ohio Governor Chris Christie said he would also do so if the Russians violated a US-imposed no-fly zone, and Carly Fiorina agreed with both demagogues. Hillary, for her part, has compared Putin with Hitler, and her choice of pro-war cabinet members has led a number of scholars to predict that a Hillary presidency would lead to a nuclear war.

Now why do I call this war rhetoric demagoguery? I do so because it is clear that these Neocon warmongers firmly believe that most Americans are still generally imbued with Cold War fervor. Of course, they are wrong, because if that were true, Donald Trump – who bravely said in his campaign, “I think I can get along with Putin” – would not be as popular as he is. In fact, it is safe to say that Americans are inexorably turning against the Neocons whose whole raison d’être is centered around the kind of senseless war that has caused untold suffering throughout the world for over a half-century. The same rejection of the Establishment is being seen in Europe.

Now the demagoguery of both parties’ elites is almost identical with Hitler’s but is potentially more dangerous because we now are looking at the possibility of a nuclear confrontation, and numerous warnings are being issued by officials in relevant positions such as former generals and foreign ministers, eg, here, here, here, here, and that is barely scratching the surface.

Everywhere in the West, the elites have used nothing less than demagoguery to keep the masses in check. Every time a politician, like Angela Merkel, accuses her opponents of being the “far right,” she is in fact attempting to conjure up images of the Third Reich, when in fact, the EU and Establishment regimes are nothing but an extension of that regime, as ably demonstrated by Rodney Atkinson, for example, in this video, and by our colleague Edward Spalton, eg, here.

Yet the demagogues who want war continue to call the peacemakers demagogues.

But the threadbare ruse can only last until the people see through it, and the time is just about up.

Those identified as supporting the Establishment could soon lose all credibility. The good news: it is not to late to adjust one’s message accordingly.

A word to the wise.

News item:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/13/french-policeman-stabbed-death-paris

Looks like these terrorists are trying to get Trump elected. (Yea, I know, they are just stupid!)

Don Hank

Jun 11

Will Putin hand Trump the presidency?

Will Putin hand the presidency to Trump?

by Don Hank

I was invited to participate in a conversation among a group of friends who are hoping that the Kremlin will turn over their cache of Hillary emails obtained via the Romanian hacker “Guccifer” just in time to smear her prior to the November election. Judge Napolitano has stated that the Kremlin is holding these emails and is not sure what to do with them. The group was hopeful that Putin would reveal the content of this cache just in time for Hillary to be indicted before elections. Here is my reply to the group:

Yes, this could be a big deal.

But remember that Putin has an iron-clad policy of never interfering in the internal affairs of what he calls “partner” countries.

Putin must stick to this policy to avoid hypocrisy because he has publicly opposed interference by the State Department in the color revolutions, the Arab Spring and the military interventions in Kosovo, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc, nations that have been utterly ruined by Washington’s intervention. Thus by failing so abjectly in every attempt at control, Washington has handed Russia a huge propaganda advantage and he will not fritter it away by imitating Washington’s interference in other countries’ politics … including US politics. It is his principle (part of what I have called the Putin Principle) to avoid such chicanery, thereby presenting a stark contrast with Washington “leaders” and in so doing – ie, by his studied refusal to interfere – letting the world beat a path to Moscow – as Netanyahu has done just this week, for example.

He must come across to existing and potential trade and military partners as squeaky clean in this regard and not be seen interfering in anyone’s business, except, for example, to be seen as protecting the lives of minorities in Syria, or of Russian speakers in E. Ukraine, who have, you will recall, been bombed from the air and subjected to murders and abuse by fascist thugs of the Right Sector who revere men like Stepan Bandera, a Nazi who aided Hitler in killing Ukrainian Poles back in the day (these openly fascist partisans march in parades with photos of these old “heroes”). Unfortunately, these lumpenproletariat are all seen as part of the US-backed Kiev government. We own them and that fact makes Putin look like a white knight by contrast. Dim-witted State Department and Pentagon officials, as well as professional Russophobes (whom I exposed recently for the phonies they are), whine that RT (Russia Today) is “Russian propaganda” and some have even suggested banning it or imposing a heavy tariff on its revenues in the US. But the reality is that US foreign policy has been Russia’s best propaganda.

You will recall that when asked what he thought of Trump, Putin’s answer was totally apolitical. He only made a vague reference to Trump’s intelligence, which was misinterpreted by Trump to mean Putin thought he was a “genius.” Not quite, but it was a nice gesture on Volodya’s part (the nickname is not “Vlad” in Russian BTW). He pointedly commented at the time “we do not interfere in anyone’s internal affairs,” a comment that went over most Western heads because most of us refuse to believe that no other governments could possibly abstain from Washington-type skullduggery. “They’re all doing it.”

Just remember: Putin’s argument is that it was interference on the part of USAID, “sandwich girl” Victoria Nuland, Geroge Soros (who admitted on national TV that he was involved in the Maidan coup — the subject of my report here: http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/hank/140530) and the top “leaders” of EU countries (like President Rutte of Holland, Germany’s foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, etc), who personally blundered into the Maidan deceitfully presenting the EU as a potential savior — just as the EU had done in Greece), that turned Ukraine into a showcase of grandiose failure with an economy about on the level of Haiti’s). Thus Russia, which has never bankrupted another country, is holding all the propaganda cards thanks to the endless trail of failed states left behind by the West. Putin intends to hold on to these cards. He said in his autobiography that even in his youth, he never gambled. He won’t start now.

Thus Putin must and will be very careful not to look like another meddler because he has billed Russia as the anti-meddler and he will tend this image like a gardener tending a prize rose bud. So don’t expect him to openly threaten Hillary with blowing her whistle. He can’t afford to even appear to do this, as much as he would certainly like to.

Sure, he has some sympathy with Trump, but after all, Trump has waffled on his stance toward Putin and on Syria. None of us — including Vladimir Putin, is too sure what he would do as president.

That is another reason Putin must hold his cards close to his vest — something he is very good at.

So as much as he might want to help, and as much as my email group may yearn for it, Donald J. Trump will have to find his own way to the White House.. But after all, he is a “genius,” isn’t he?

 

Jun 10

Anti-Russianism is every bit as dangerous as anti-Semitism

Anti-Russian is as bad as anti-Jewish. Both are dangerous

by Don Hank

After I published yesterday’s article, titled “RT condemned as anti-Jewish for copying a Jewish newspaper’s headline verbatim,” I received another email from the Russia-hating friend who had alerted me to the article condemning RT for its headline. She said that Ha’aretz is a leftist site, implying that it is not representative of the Israeli people. Let me ask then – suspending disbelief and assuming it does not represent Israel – why did CAMERA not criticize Ha’aretz in addition to RT? Further, after receiving that email, I found another Israeli site that also ran that same offending headline. So you have two Israeli sites running a headline and no one bats an eyelash, but when RT publishes verbatim the news feed from one of them, they are condemned as being “dramatically absurd.”  I don’t know how absurd can be dramatic (the language is suspiciously reminiscent of Accuracy in Media), but if there is such a concept, then should it not apply to all offending sites alike, whether Israeli or Russian or whatever? It is clear from the content of the RT article that no offense was intended. I cannot say the same about the statements by CAMERA. And you know what? PM Netanyahu just returned from a meeting with Putin and the web site of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs today ran a very respectful report on that meeting, in which Netanyahu thanks Putin for his cooperation, and says he expects another 25 years of Israeli-Russian cooperation.

The friend further writes: “Bibi is playing KGB Putin like a fine fiddle!  Americans are NOT taken in by your KGB comrade.”

Now that raises questions. The Russophobes all seem to agree that Putin is deceitful and wants to pull a dirty trick on the West (speculation ranges upwards to a nuclear attack). However, this person, who obviously admires Netanyahu, is saying in her above-cited email, that Netanyahu intends to betray Putin. Now if that were true (and she gives no evidence to back this up), then why condemn Putin for being sneaky and treacherous when she believes the man she admires is also sneaky and treacherous? This just goes to show the irrational and racist double standard applied to Russia.

But beyond that, I do not believe for a minute that either of these gentlemen dislike or mistrust each other. Quite to the contrary, they have cooperated in Syria, where Putin has helped save the lives of Israeli pilots near or in the Golan Heights. Plus, as Putin reminds him at each meeting, both nations have suffered  immensely at the hands of the fascists. I believe that Netanyahu senses a close brotherly bond with Putin and the Russians that results from that historic experience. Further, they are both brave warriors, each in his own way, and each one loves his own country. Moreover, each has reason to fear the other’s military prowess, and this fear has grown into mutual respect. Netanyahu must also know that Putin’s cooperation with Israel has put a strain on Iran-Russia relations and that Putin is willing to accept this strain because  he values his relationship with the PM and with the Israeli people.

Everyone needs to remember the lesson of the Holocaust, namely, that humanity must be constantly wary of any signs of racism and root it out wherever it rears its head. Anti-Jewish speech and actions are routinely referred to as racist (even though Jews do not, strictly speaking, constitute a race). The exact same yardstick must be applied to the Russians, who lost several times more lives in WW II than any other nation. Who therefore know more about war and peace than any other nation. Who are doing the job we should be doing by eliminating ISIS in the Middle East. And who are therefore our natural and logical friends and allies.

We are now closer to a nuclear conflagration than ever before in history, precisely because of the irrational Russia baiting I highlighted in yesterday’s, and now this, article. It is exactly the wrong time to be antagonizing or baiting another nuclear power, even if you don’t like its internal politics or foreign policies.

Pray for peace, friends. Let’s none of us be hatin’ on anyone else.

Matthew 5:46.

Again, all people of good will need to be able to say: God bless Israel! God bless Russia! God bless America!

Jun 10

RT condemned as anti-Jewish for publishing an Israeli news feed verbatim

RT condemned as anti-Jewish for copying a Jewish newspaper’s headline verbatim

 

by Don Hank

 

There is a rumor that the Russian online news service RT reported that the Tel Aviv massacre that has been widely reported was perpetrated by Ultraorthodox Jews. However, even the hysterical article condemning RT for this “dishonesty” contains the quotation marks around the word Ultraorthodox Jews. Apparently the hysterical author at the site CAMERA does not know that quotes are routinely used to indicate that the author is skeptical about something that was reported or that he wants the reader to understand that this is not true and accurate even though it was reported that way. If you went to college, you know that. If not, you may be able to land a writing stint at CAMERA.

Here is how the hysterical story ran:

 

In its initial report on the attack, RT ran an article under the headline “2 ‘ultra-Orthodox Jewish’ gunmen kill 1, injure 8 in Tel Aviv.” In response to the portrayal, Simon Plosker, managing editor at Honest Reporting, said that RT ”wins the prize” for “most appalling headline.” Gilead Ini, a senior research analyst  at the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) [sounds suspiciously like Accuracy in Media, which runs similar anti-Russian hit pieces] described RT’s “short-lived headline” as “dramatically absurd.”

https://www.rt.com/news/345901-shooting-tel-aviv-wounded/

 

But look at the headline in Haaretz that appeared here http://nvs24.com/news/world/2-ultra-Orthodox-Jewish-gunmen-kill-1-injure-8-in-Tel-Aviv-reports-6347850.html

 

2 ‘ultra-Orthodox Jewish’ gunmen kill 1, injure 8 in Tel Aviv – reports

 

Can we all just simmer down and take a deep breath? If Haaretz initially ran this exact same headline before it was all sorted out, does that mean that the Israeli site Haaretz is also anti-Jewish?

Think before answering that.

The irony is that I opened the hysterical email advising of this “outrage” at about 8:00 pm and when I went to the RT site, I found the article with the headline corrected, apparently due to this hysterical complaint.

And get this: at 8:05, ie, after RT had made the change to avoid offending hysterical people, the Haaretz site STILL contained the same identical headline that the “anti-Jewish” RT had initially run. In other words, RT got the headline from an Israeli site, but CAMERA reports that this is an “appalling headline,” as if RT had made it up. So a Jewish site also ran the “appalling headline,” and did not see fit to correct it (because the quotation marks made the author’s intent clear to all intelligent people), but CAMERA seems to have overlooked this. Oh well, Russophobes lead a hectic existence chasing rumors like this. We can forgive them for not noticing where RT got their headline.

The person who sent me a copy of the article was also hysterical and called RT a Jew-hating news site.

The fact is, I have been reading RT for a long time and can attest that they are not Jew haters at all. They have in the past featured a video showing Putin giving a glowing account of a trip to Israel. In fact, the latest issue of RT contains an article here https://www.rt.com/news/345640-netanyahu-moscow-visit-putin/

about Netanyahu visiting Putin. It does not condemn Netanyahu for visiting Putin. That  would be both anti-Jewish and anti-Russian, wouldn’t it? The author of that RT article seems to offer hope for a change that might lead to peace, or at least, perhaps, less hysteria.

The irony of this silliness is that now people who read the hysterical report describe above will be led to check out RT to see who is right: The “accurate” reporters at CAMERA or me. If they went to college, they will easily see that the reporting at RT is a lot more accurate in major areas than the Western press.

Pray for peace, friends. Let’s none of us be hatin’ on anyone else. God bless Israel, Russia and the USA.

Matthew 5:46.

Don Hank

Jun 07

Do you feel lucky, Punk? Well, do ya, Barack?

Obama on power trip teasing the bear

 by Don Hank

Erich Zuesse wrote wrote an article for Global Research with the chilling title “Obama Slams Door in Putin’s Face: Says If Putin Doesn’t Want Russia’s Retaliatory Forces Eliminated, He’ll Need to Be the One to Press the Nuclear Button First.”

QUOTE:

“Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System”, will annihilate the missiles that Russia launches in retaliation, which will then leave the Russian population with no retaliation at all, except for the nuclear contamination of the entire northern hemisphere, and global nuclear winter, the blowback from America’s onslaught against Russia, which blowback some strategists in the West say would be manageable probems for the U.S. and might be worth the cost of eliminating Russia.

That theory, of a winnable nuclear war (which in the U.S. seems to be replacing the prior theory, called “M.A.D.” for Mutually Assured Destruction) was first prominently put forth in 2006 in the prestigious U.S. journal Foreign Affairs, headlining “The Rise of Nuclear Primacy” and which advocated for a much bolder U.S. strategic policy against Russia, based upon what it argued was America’s technological superiority against Russia’s weaponry and a possibly limited time-window in which to take advantage of it before Russia catches up and the opportunity to do so is gone!”

Excuse me for butting in here but reports on Russian military hardware and electronics suggest that this window may well be bolted shut already. Russia also has an unspecified number of nuclear armed subs that could not be detected by any known means and if there are enough of them, they could annihilate the US. The Chinese could do likewise as shown here.

US officials are notoriously slipshod in their analysis of Russian and Chinese military hardware, which is why Russia now has planes that can outfly ours, hypersonic missiles that fly significantly faster (4600 mph!) than ours and hence can’t  be intercepted, and systems that can jam electronic control systems of US war vehicles, ships and planes. These jamming systems could be the reason why no Russian planes, besides the one downed by a Turkish plane, have been shot down by missiles over Syria. Here are some links to reports by reputable publications on this (the titles themselves are a stern warning):

Russia Winning the Electronic War:

http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/10/21/russia-winning-the-electronic-war/

Russian Jamming System Kills All NATO Electronic Systems in Syria

http://yournewswire.com/russian-jamming-system-kills-all-nato-electronic-systems-in-syria/

Russia’s Putting Hypersonic Missiles on its Battle Cruisers

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a20565/russia-hypersonic-missiles-battlecruisers/

I am not trying to say that the US is defenseless against Russian incoming hardware, but even if the US is involved in similar high-tech military development, you must recall that the US has a different philosophy of defense purchasing and development that is essentially provider-oriented, tending to enrich providers first and defend America second, if at all (military providers just  happen to be generous lobbyists, too. Now isn’t that cozy?). Russia, on the other hand, is focused on defense because the populace and the people involved in development are seriously interested in defending Russia.

It’s a cultural thing. Sadly, the mad elites running our country no longer believe in culture, as pointed out here http://laiglesforum.com/china-an-unreliable-tool-of-the-new-world-order/3428.htm,

Russia does, and that is the key difference in a nutshell.

In an article published by Global Research last February, the same Erich Zuesse quoted above wrote:

“Everybody in the know knows that the U.S. wastes on corruption most of the money it pays, for military, just as it does for health care, and for education, and for other governmental functions. The higher the governmental level is (such as in the White House, and in the Pentagon), the bigger the percentage of waste is, because the skimming is monumental at those higher levels. And for recent U.S. Presidents, they and the foundations they set up suck in billions of dollars, as delayed ‘compensation’ for the favors that the former President had thrown to the ‘donating’ billionaire.”

Unless our political culture makes a 180 degree turn sometime soon and military procurement starts to cut costs, our spendthrift US politicians and media had better just stop the Russia bashing and prepare for a bear with bigger and sharper fangs and claws – a bear very much of their own making.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 04

Neocons farther down the path to extinction

Neocons making progress on the path to extinction

 

by Don Hank

Zero Hedge has just run a commentary entitled “America’s Greatest Threat Is Its Crazed ‘Leadership’ And Its Brainwashed Population”. The following quote from that article best sums up its main point:

QUOTE:

”The sole reason why the USA and Russia have found themselves on a collision course, instead of defusing tensions and cooperating on a wide range of international problems, is the stubborn refusal by the US leadership to accept Russia as an equal partner: Washington is dead set on being the “world leader” and the “indispensable nation,” even as its influence steadily dwindles in the wake of a string of foreign policy and military disasters such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen and the Ukraine. Continued American global leadership is something that neither Russia, nor China, nor most of the other countries are willing to accept. This gradual but apparent loss of power and influence has caused the US leadership to become hysterical; and it is but a small step from hysterical to suicidal. America’s political leaders need to be placed under suicide watch.”

And I would add Kosovo to that list of disasters, for the reasons I detailed here.

People everywhere, both the political analysts and the rest of us, are seeing the light, and the Neocons now clearly are not only on a path to extinction but have in fact progressed quite a ways down that path.  They are exhibiting two different responses to their loss of power, to whit:

1 –  Some stop resisting and admit to themselves that the way forward must be radically different from their past MO; already, the unthinkable has happened: three of the most iconic and powerful Neocons of the last century, ie, Georges Soros and Friedman and Henry Kissinger, have issued nervous warnings that the West cannot afford to antagonize Russia. This happened after they saw Russia send in the supremely deadly S-400 missiles to Syria following the downing of their plane, and following the bold displays of military solidarity  –  joint naval exercises with China and joint military parades in Moscow  –  between Russia and China, both nuclear powers. They knew this was game over. They had gambled that their policies would drive a wedge between the two nations. Instead, these policies pushed them into each other’s arms so to speak. I had detailed this in my commentary of last July, here http://laiglesforum.com/china-an-unreliable-tool-of-the-new-world-order/3428.htm. What I said then just keeps crystallizing.

2  –  The more frightened and bewildered respond hysterically like fanatics  –  like Hitler when he saw he was losing the war he had started. Example: Bill Kristol, who desperately but vainly seeks to start a third party now that anti-Establishment Trump is firmly ensconced in power. He seems not to notice that the rigid warlike policies of the Neocons in the past are precisely what has propelled Trump to the top in a reaction against their insanity. Kristol, whose father Irving was dubbed the “godfather of the Neoconservative movement,” will only accept an establishment candidate of the GW Bush type. Yet the vast majority of our last GOP crop were precisely of this type and were roundly rejected by the now-more-savvy public, many of whom have learned the difference between Neocon and conservative. It would appear that the ancien régime has no place to turn or hide.

In a sense, Trump and Putin, though vastly different in temperament and ideology, have created the conditions for a perfect storm for them.

Don Hank

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