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“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle”

Sun Tzu (The Art of War, Special Edition)

By Dr. Alan Sabrosky / My Catbird Seat

Let us admit it to ourselves, once and for all. The battle of Palestine for the Palestinians has been lost. The odds against them and their scattered network of supporters have been great. The last possible chance to at least stave off defeat was stillborn last year, when the Goldstone Report on Gaza was endorsed by the UN Human Rights Commission and the UN General Assembly, and then — simply stopped. Only if some country or countries had fought to bring UNGA 377A (the Uniting for Peace Resolution) before the General Assembly then to force a vote censuring Israel and, if necessary, the US and activating the punitive aspects of that resolution, did the Palestinians have some hope.

That didn’t happen, and while it may take a while yet for the remnants of the Goldstone Report and its aftermath to wither away, all that is finished. Goldstone’s recent rejection of his own report in an attempt to reconcile himself with his Zionist community affirms that reality. All that remains is the terms Israel will give the conquered people there – terms that may well simply be a second Nakba (catastrophe) resulting in their ethnic cleansing from their ancestral homeland.

Underscoring this dismal situation is abundant evidence of the continued expansion of Zionist influence and control in so many areas. The growth in settlements and numbers of settlers in East Jerusalem and the West Bank continues. Gaza remains embattled and all but isolated, even with the opening of its border crossing with Egypt. Israeli military power continues to grow, thanks to the American military and financial support. Israeli leverage in key democracies, especially Canada, Great Britain and Australia, continues to expand, as does Zionist influence in the mainstream media (MSM). And the Zionist capture of the US Government is for all intents and purposes complete.

The Obama White House now speaks as Israel dictates, and not a person of consequence remains in the US Congress who will stand up and speak out against it. Anyone doubting this has only to reflect on the humiliating (to me) image of US Senators and Representatives unanimously giving Binyamin Netanyahu 29 standing ovations at his recent appearance before the Congress. Even former President Carter, once an “Elder” condemning Israeli apartheid in the Occupied Territories, made a public written obeisance and apology in print for having given offense to Israel, all in support of the political ambitions of a young relative.

The Ongoing Struggle

I can imagine that many in the anti-Zionist movement around the world will refuse to acknowledge this state of affairs. After all, it could be said, what about the growth of the alternative media? What about the BDS (Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions) campaign? What about the reconciliation of Fatah and Hamas, and the move in the UN to recognize Palestine as an independent state? And Gaza, what about the ships and truck convoys going to Gaza, and the efforts in many countries to increase awareness of the plight of the people there?

Each of these positions has some transitory merit, but no significant strategic effect on the outcome. So much of the discussion in the alternative media consists of the same relative handful of people on different websites and from different organizations talking to and about one another. But it rarely is covered in the mainstream media, and it is literally unknown to at least 99% of the voting public in industrial democracies, and even fewer in other countries, and is therefore at best incidental to the outcome of the struggle.

The BDS campaign is theoretically more significant, and in fact I do support it (as I participate in discussions in the alternative media), if only because it sometimes causes Israel and its supporters some public embarrassment and some little hardship. And it did have an effect on apartheid in South Africa. But Israel is a different matter entirely. Its leverage in Europe and the US ensures that neither the European Union (EU) nor the US will impose embargoes and sanctions on Israel, and without them, nothing of consequence is likely to happen. But say it did, and in some convoluted way, the BDS campaign managed to force Israel to the economic wall without the EU and the US. Reflecting on Israel’s effective control of the US Government and the US media, does anyone seriously doubt that at least the US Congress – with the concurrence of pundits, evangelical pastors and the President himself – would vote Israel whatever bailout monies it needed, for as long as it needed them, to maintain itself, no matter what other countries did?

As for Palestinian factions and the proposed recognition of Palestine as an independent state, it is hard to take any of it seriously, even without President Obama’s avowed determination to veto that independence in the UN Security Council – something anticipated, and a reason it is supposed to proceed in the General Assembly afterward. Now, I understand the emotional need for Palestinians to be recognized by the UN as an independent state, but in its current situation, “independent” is the last term I would apply to it in practice. It all comes down to one point. If there is to be a Palestinian state, Israel demands that it be defenseless and demilitarized, and the US now concurs. But no independent state can be defenseless, and no Palestinian state in the aftermath of “Operation Cast Lead” can accept being demilitarized. Call Palestine an independent country and give it UN membership or not, but without US support it will mean less than one of the old South African Bantustans except to a handful of Palestinian leaders – the political equivalent of putting a lion’s head on a donkey and calling it a lion, which still leaves it as lunch if it happens to run across a real lion.

But it is Gaza, or rather the focus on Gaza since its blockade by Israel and especially since its savaging by Israel in 2008-2009, that holds pride of place in the anti-Zionist movement’s attention and actions. The plight of the Palestinians in general is real and deplorable. The plight of those in Gaza is heartbreaking, and the sense without that it is critical to do something to relieve their suffering is understandable, with truck convoys of assorted size making runs there with mixed success, and both individual boats and a flotilla, followed now by a second flotilla in at least two parts, attempting the approach by sea.

None of it matters. I expect the Israelis will intercept this flotilla in international waters as they did the first one, and that the chaotic mismanagement of the flotilla coupled with the unbelievable failure of its leadership to enlist the support of any major government or any part of the mainstream media, means that interception will succeed, protected as always from condemnation or sanctions by a US veto in the Security Council. But even if the Israelis stood aside and let every ship and boat in the second flotilla deliver every scrap of their cargos to Gaza, including those utterly useless letters with which the Americans on the Audacity of Hope have squandered their opportunity to make a real difference, it would have no strategic effect whatsoever. The Wall would still stand. The settlements would persist and expand. Israel’s dominance of the US Government would continue, and with it Israel’s absolute ability to continue pursuing its own “Final Solution of the Palestinian Question” and its march to at least regional hegemony.

In this context, Gaza has thus served the Israelis well. They do not care greatly about it, although they will assuredly remove its people into the Sinai when they remove the remaining Palestinians from East Jerusalem and the West Bank into Jordan and perhaps Syria as well. But Gaza has captured the attention of the anti-Zionist movement, thereby functioning as a combination of distraction and decoy, a “Judas goat” of sorts that allows the Israelis to proceed with their primary plans in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, to extend their influence in the industrial democracies, and especially to consolidate their position in and around the US Government, with little or no interference from outside.

Pathology of Failure

It has been said that victory has many fathers but defeat is an orphan. Here, however, there are more than a few reasons for our failure. A key problem with the whole anti-Zionist effort (9/11 more than Palestine in the US, Palestine more than 9/11 elsewhere), is that all of us (myself included) have been like duck hunters standing in a circle blasting birdshot outward and upward in a thousand different directions on a thousand or more issues in so much detail that not one of us can possibly understand it all, while the general public — in America and elsewhere — who knows little or nothing of this is hopelessly confused at best, and totally turned off at worst. It doesn’t help that a lot of us indulge in rhetorical overkill that makes that general public say, “oh, yeah, the kooks are at it again,” and gives the Zionists firm grounds for ridicule (as I’ve heard on BBC and CNN commentaries, for instance).

Three visible examples of this phenomenon:

(1) the attack on the USS Liberty was NOT a “Holocaust,” it was intended to be a massacre that didn’t work out that way;  (2) the attack on the Turkish MV Mavi Marmara was NOT a massacre, although it was certainly a brutal attack; and  (3) the Israelis are NOT Nazis resurrected in a coat of different colors, “only” traditional fascists with an especially ruthless streak. All this sort of hyperbole does is give our opponents an arsenal of ammunition to mock us (no great problem for us, apparently); AND to so discredit the anti-Zionist movement that reasonable and thinking people won’t bother considering the substantive merits of our arguments, even if they came across them in the first place (and this is a HUGE problem for us).

Second, every effort of consequence needs a strategy, a repertoire of tactics compatible with that strategy, and organizational skills to bring people and resources together when and where they are needed. Now, I am a strategy and plans person with a decent sense of tactics, but not much in the way of organizational skills. For their part, the leadership of the anti-Zionist movement, and especially of the assorted land and sea convoys (whatever name one chooses to use for them), do have organizational skills and a full measure of enthusiasm and perseverance. But beyond that they fail, and fail miserably. Arrogance, ignorance, incompetence, private agendas and in some instances duplicity war with one another for pride of place, to the detriment of their avowed goals and the welfare of Palestine. Just look at where assertions of “We don’t retreat” and “We know we are right” have taken us all today.

The whole exercise reminds me of a criticism by Lenin in the 1920?s called “Left-Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder” (that his successors ruined everything does not invalidate his analysis). The “leadership” <sic.> of these “anti-Zionist”outfits would also be dismissed by that of the US antiwar movement of the 1960s in even more disparaging terms. They have tactics that do not fit their opponent, plans but no strategy to fulfill them, believe slogans constitute action, focus on symptoms and not causes, and play to their enemy’s strengths. And they lose. Surprise!

Remember this, and remember it well: Slogans, street theater and stubbornness do not constitute a strategy, nor does squandering resources like political lemmings rushing for the nearest cliff define one. One’s strategy must focus on the enemy’s weaknesses, and the tactics must match both the situation and the character of the adversary, or they are doomed.

Examples abound. What made the first flotilla newsworthy, for instance, and made it a center of UN interest and a source of public concern to Israel, was that some people did resist and that there was overt Israeli violence resulting in some deaths on the high seas. Affirmations of non-violence and avowals of one’s defenselessness mean absolutely nothing to the Israelis, except to make them laugh and assure them of an easy win – had (e.g.) Gandhi tried to do to the Israelis what he did so successfully to the British, he and his followers would have been shot down in droves. I do not advocate offensive weaponry – civilians are not trained or mentally equipped to use them effectively. But self-defense is an inherent right of everyone anywhere, and the only thing that will matter to Israel is if Israelis die in their attack on a flotilla or a convoy. Internationals who do not understand this elementary fact of political life should either stay away or acknowledge that they are only there for the show.

Doing Better

Looking ahead, it is important to remember certain essentials. Gaza is both victim and symbol. Other Arab states are not your friends. Turkey is the one state that has actually tried to help, and it behooves us not to insult her and her government – we do not have an abundance of allies out there. Neither the EU nor NATO nor the Arab League nor the UN can be counted on to help, although the latter may be of some limited assistance, at least if Israeli and American bribes and blackmail of its membership fail. And Israel is the enemy.

Moreover, the source and the solution to the issue is in the United States, and secondarily other Western capitals. If you must take ships or trucks somewhere, go there, or at least to US embassies, and also to Westminster, which helps the US by legitimizing many of its actions. Protest there. Spend the same time outside of the gates of (e.g.) the White House that it took to assemble a convoy in the UK and go to Egypt, parking vehicles and dumping goods at the gates, calling on Obama to honor his words in Cairo, and people who matter WILL have no choice but to notice, the mainstream US media WILL hatefully and unhappily take note of it, and you may make a difference. Or take your boats up the Thames or the Seine or the St. Lawrence or the Rhine or the Potomac, have your demonstrations along the waterfront of their cities, and you may likewise make a difference. Otherwise the occasional convoy or ship or busload or truck of people and goods getting to Gaza means less than putting a band-aid on a sucking chest wound, except perhaps to a few egos who like being the center of attention even in a very small media pond.

The Zionists have a much better sense of how to do these things. They know that it is essential to focus on one or two key targets and issues, and pile on those issues from every direction without getting distracted by peripheral matters. To use my hunter analogy above, they are also standing in a circle, but they are facing inward from the high ground and firing rifled slugs downward at a wounded target. And remember as I wrote in the beginning that they are winning, and winning big time – or has no one looked at the change in the remnants of Palestine over the last five years (more settlements, more settlers, miserable Gaza) or the total lack of opposition to Israel now in the US Congress?

We need to adopt their approach to strategy, stop fighting them where they are strongest, and take a more indirect approach – Sun Tzu rather than Clausewitz, if you will. In the US, their strength is at the national level, and in some selected state level offices; their weakness is at most local levels. I doubt if there is a national office of anything, especially if it is based in Washington or New York City, that is not in their pocket, and I include the national offices of veterans organizations as much as the Congress. I would not be at all surprised if the national officers of (e.g.) the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) or the Navy League are regularly visited and entertained by AIPAC, for instance; but I’d bet the bank that the local VFW chapters here have never even heard of AIPAC. And the same with the rest – for instance, politicians who cozy up to AIPAC (or vice versa) in Washington are in their center of comfort and power, but when they come back to their home states and districts, the local media and the local chapters of their parties do not care about Washington, and that is where they can be cornered and hammered. And similarly in other countries.

Most importantly of all, we need to understand in our minds and believe in our hearts that this is not merely a civil protest against a misguided government or even a political struggle with the Zionists, but a war with Israel. Israel sees it in those terms – this is for them an all-or-nothing struggle, and it should be the same for the rest of us, and not just because of Palestine. The Israelis have won their battle in and for Palestine, but the war is not over, any more than WWII ended with the Nazi conquest of much of Western Europe in 1940. Contemplating that catastrophe, then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill stated that “the Battle of France is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin.”

So it is with those of us who truly care, not only about justice for the Palestinians, but also about defeating the extensive and embedded network of Zionism that is producing a new catastrophe. The Battle of Palestine is over. The Battle of America needs to begin. And like WWII, properly done it can lead to victory in this war as well, rolling back Zionism from its high-water marks of success much the way Nazism was rolled back from its high-water marks of conquest.

My take is that we generally spend way too much time looking at Palestine when searching for ways to combat Zionism. The American people would not care greatly about a distant issue like the Palestinians, or an abstraction (however significant) like Zionist domination of the mainstream media, even if they knew the cold, hard facts about those things. They do care about things that hurt them, or make them afraid, or enrage them. Therefore, we in America and elsewhere should hit the Zionists on what they do to us — because if we take them down on that, especially in the US, then Palestine wins by default, BUT the converse does not hold.

The way I see it, the gate to first containing and then rolling back Israel, and thus helping Palestine, is not over there, it is in the US. The lock to that gate is not in Washington, it is in the heartland of America where the Zionists have as of yet remarkably little influence. And the key to that lock is the open wound today which is 9/11 and the wars it spawned. Nail them on 9/11 and the cover-up of it, nail them for the wars they contrived and the wars they want the US to wage on Israel’s behalf, nail them for the lives and treasure America has spent and the lives it has taken waging America’s Jewish Wars, nail them often and hard, and the Zionists may end up wishing Germany had won WWII. How to define 9/11 for the American public and to bring them its message is the subject of the next article: Demystifying 9/11: Israel and the Tactics of Mistake.
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*Alan Sabrosky (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a writer and consultant specializing in national and international security affairs. In December 1988, he received the Superior Civilian Service Award after more than five years of service at the U.S. Army War College as Director of Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, and holder of the General of the Army Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research. He is listed in WHO’S WHO IN THE EAST (23rd ed.). A Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and a 1986 graduate of the U.S. Army War College, Dr. Sabrosky’s teaching and research appointments have included the United States Military Academy, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Middlebury College and Catholic University; while in government service, he held concurrent adjunct professorships at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Dr. Sabrosky has lectured widely on defense and foreign affairs in the United States and abroad. You can email Dr. Alan Sabrosky at: docbrosk@comcast.net

 

 

 

 


11 Comments

  1. Robert Stiver on the 21. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    Dr. Sabrosky, I’ve just read your thoughtful commentary. Your pessimism mirrors mine. Zionism will continue to metastasize, cancer-like, until it has erased all trace of Palestine and Palestinians and has all of us goys as untermenschen doing their bidding, or else.

    What disturbs me, however (at least vis-à-vis your Part 1), is that you don’t ask “Why?” “Why has Zionism advanced itself — focused, clever, relentless, adaptable, unlimited money – to the point of invincibility unless an unlikely tsunami changes the equation and Zionism is outed as the pure evil it is?”

    Lebanon 2006 finally convinced me of the answer: Militant and political Zionism has settled itself into a dangerous psychosis. It is flat-out insane, and its insanity is comprehensive to the extent that it has caused (principally) the U.S. to be its enabler and protector. The psychosis is now fully criminal in nature, it craves and seeks confrontation and validation of its raison d’etre, and it will stop at nothing to maintain and further its position of covert and (as needed) overt dominance. You allude below, and I’ve made the case numerous times, that it will take a well-designed, lengthy sit in (I laid out a working plan for a 30-day hunger fast circa 2007 at the steps of the U.S. Capitol) to call sufficient attention to our peril that a momentum will take hold and quicken. I’ve begged retired ambassadors, fellow retired federal civil servants like myself, and the most passionate activists I know to join this effort…to no avail at all.

    I have neither the time nor energy nor attention span nor breadth of mind to take this further at this point. I’ll end this, hoping that it might strike a resonance with you that might be spread, with the following paragraph, which was proposed by me as a question to be asked at the May 2011 Honolulu-sited American Psychiatry Association’s annual convention. Archbishop Desmond Tutu was the keynote speaker (in the face of some Zionist criticism). I could not convince my “activist” addressee – who, via her psychiatrist husband was an invitee while I was not – to ask the question in a Q&A venue. I prettied it up a bit in my quest to have it surfaced and taken seriously by 10,000 psychiatrists sitting in one chamber; here it is:

    [May 14, 2011] “Rabbi Arthur Waskow of the Jewish-prophetic organization The Shalom Center wrote just days ago of
    ‘The ever-quivering Jewish nerve of fear….’ I believe that this fear, born of oppression and persecution, has evolved into an outright psychosis honed by the advent and entrenchment of Zionist politicization and militarism into the Jewish psyche (which, to begin with, suffers from the terrible burden of “chosenness”). This psychosis has, I posit, assumed the nature of a collective illness encompassing the entire ideology of Zionism, with individuals or groups of Zionists cementing its hold over the political structure in Israel and, more and more, in the United States and other Western-oriented regions. The upshot is that the Palestinians have become the present-day victims of past-years’ victims. The Zionist psychosis is too often criminal in its manifestations (i.e., guilt, reverse victimization, obduracy, exclusivity, denial, manipulation, diversionary tactics/red herrings, disdain for law, periodic eruptions of massive disproportionality…). The psychosis is understandable (the afore-noted fear…); it can be overcome, but so far no one has properly articulated the diagnosis, much less set in motion the modalities for treatment. My question is: Archbishop Tutu or the APA, can you analyze and diagnose this malady, which is affecting the emotional and physical health of too many millions of human beings – Jews, Christians, Muslims, others – around the world? And then can you give the diagnosis fullest publicity so as to begin the process of treatment and resolution? And can you do it with urgent haste?”

    And one more paragraph: another “Why?” Why have my attempts to expose this enterprise of Zionism as a psychosis not garnered attention? Strategy, tactics, awareness, reinforcement, pressure, focus – all these and more will flow as soon as the initial diagnosis is made, and then bored incessantly into the consciousness of the sheople who thus far (by design) haven’t been awakened.

    Best regards, Bob

  2. Alan Sabrosky on the 21. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    Bob -

    Thanks for your input. I am not so much pessimistic as I am convinced that we need to discard self-serving platitudes, take a cold look at ourselves and the situation, and deal with reality and not an idealized (or romanticized) version of it. Extending a point I made in this piece, almost all of us are proceeding against the Israelis like Gandhi and company proceeded against the British (or Mandela and company against the apartheid regime in South Africa), but the Israelis are far more ruthless than either of them. I recall a comment in a fascinating book on the Origins of WWI by Laurence Lafore, when he depicted a “regime change” in Serbia around 1903 or so, in which the incoming party took the ones they replaced (including infants) and chopped their living bodies into pieces in a palace courtyard. Lafore remarked (I paraphrase) that people often adopt the worst habits of their oppressors, and when the latter have been Turkish janissaries, those habits are likely to be very bad. Ditto with the Israelis, who seem to have translated “Mein Kampf” into Hebrew and given it a Zionist twist, with the Palestinians on the receiving end and the rest of us disposable.

    As for: < < What disturbs me, however (at least vis-à-vis your Part 1), is that you don’t ask “Why?” “Why has Zionism advanced itself -- focused, clever, relentless, adaptable, unlimited money – to the point of invincibility unless an unlikely tsunami changes the equation and Zionism is outed as the pure evil it is?”>>

    The “why” at this point is not relevant to me and should not be to anyone else, except as a purely academic matter. If the “what” is bad enough, then dealing with it is the first priority, and afterward there is (or should be) time & opportunity to go back to first principles. Besides, it is both easier and more palatable to the public to present Zionism as a past, present and future danger to them & the country, then it is getting into the whole “evil is as evil does” exercise.

    Alan

  3. Paul on the 21. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    A friend of mine predicted 30 years ago, that the net Holocaust would start inside Israel itself, and I have seen nothing during the intervening 30 years to suggest that he was wrong in his asessment. Given the twin pillars of Israeli influence rest upon holocaust “guilt” and the stranglehold on Washington DC, perhaps the first place to start is the guilt trip they expect us all to believe unfailingly. That “House of Cards” is stacked 110 stories high.

  4. Drake on the 22. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    I became curious about the basis of the Jewish “claim” to Palestine,
    how they were always crying “God gave it to us”,
    so I read their “claim”.
    Their “claim” to Palestine, in a book THEY wrote,
    is based entirely on War Crimes and GENOCIDE.
    It is WRONG to compare Israel to the Nazis.
    The CORRECT comparison is the Nazis to the Israelis:
    The Nazis just copied the Jewish “Manual” point by point.

    Jews SELF-anointed “The CHOSEN People of GOD”
    Nazis SELF-anointed “The GENETICALLY CHOSEN People of God”.

    Go figure!

  5. Earlaiman on the 22. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    Let us re-focus on what should be done. What we need to do. Let the battle for America begin!

    Excerpts:

    “I would not be at all surprised if the national officers of (e.g.) the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) or the Navy League are regularly visited and entertained by AIPAC, for instance; but I’d bet the bank that the local VFW chapters here have never even heard of AIPAC. And the same with the rest – for instance, politicians who cozy up to AIPAC (or vice versa) in Washington are in their center of comfort and power, but when they come back to their home states and districts, the local media and the local chapters of their parties do not care about Washington, and that is where they can be cornered and hammered. And similarly in other countries.

    “Most importantly of all, we need to understand in our minds and believe in our hearts that this is not merely a civil protest against a misguided government or even a political struggle with the Zionists, but a war with Israel. Israel sees it in those terms – this is for them an all-or-nothing struggle, and it should be the same for the rest of us, and not just because of Palestine. The Israelis have won their battle in and for Palestine, but the war is not over, any more than WWII ended with the Nazi conquest of much of Western Europe in 1940. Contemplating that catastrophe, then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill stated that “the Battle of France is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin.”

    It is a small thing, but the kind of thing which might be effective in a small way to remind your Representatives in the Congress and Senate that you are their constituents, and that you are watching.

    The next time they come home and hold press conferences, rallies and “fund-raisers, asking for your vote, simply ask them who paid for their last trip to Tel Aviv, and why they went there.

    (Fund-raisers are simply “going through the motions” showpieces inasmuch as they are all getting the “real and meaningful” campaign funding and support from you know who… but they don’t vote.)

    If they paid for the trips themselves out of pocket with personal funds, then give them credit for honesty and hope they enjoyed the vacation. Ask to see the credit card statements with which they paid for the tickets,hotel and dinners.

    But, if they paid for it out of campaign funds, then that is an unauthorized, illegal expense and not what you contribute to campaign funds for. Ask just how many constituents they have on that campaign trail at the other end of the world. Registered voters?

    If they were hosted by some lobby or foreign agency, friends, special interests or political associations, then that is an illegal gift. Did they declare it as required by Congressional protocols and Law?

    Let them know you are watching!

    Ask the embarrassing questions. “Why did you vote for such and such, which seems to float the boat pretty well in Israel or elsewhere, but how does it push the cart along here in Hometown USA?.

    Make them explain how Israeli interests are your interests,and why they should come first before America!?!

    Keep your bullshit meter set on”FINE!” You will need it!

    Earlaiman

  6. rexw on the 22. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    Well, as much as I admire the past activities and writings of Alan Sabrosky, I am mightily disappointed in the general tone of his article.

    I guess anyone could write a summary of what has happened, the continual evil machinations of the Zionists, the compliance, no, total acceptance by the US elected representatives in the two houses and all that has done to further the goals of total ethnic cleansing in Palestine and yes, we have heard it all before and will again.

    I refuse, however, to not consider that people here in my country are not making progress in our efforts to cultivate a greater understanding among the writers in public forums in of the Palestinian plight, the evils of Zionism, the total disdain by the US towards all things worthwhile in 2011 as they march on to their hegemony objectives like puppets on a string. More of the same. Totally predictable. Just another chapter, yet to be written in US “Blowback”. See Chalmers Johnson

    I know that the responses are increasing in number from decent writers countering in great measure the local sayanims, comments providing convincing good rational argument against the Zionists in every aspect of their propaganda, daily. This was never the case a year ago as no one cared much then, but the world is wearying of such Israeli arrogance and the apathetic nature of the US people, because it is the US people that have allowed the graft to occur, accept the dictates of AIPAC and its unholy influence and seemingly have now made a person like Carter offer an apology for his past comment. What he said was right then and is now. It is a pity that he, like so many others, have bowed down to the hated Zionists. I am greatly disappointed. Now it can be said that there is not one worthy US President in my lifetime who does not have blood on his hands, who has not discounted his country on the road to US Imperialism, selling out whenever necessary, commencing wars whenever the militarists pushed the button. And so it will continue.

    But we are damned as a planet if the people everywhere cannot see that by giving in on Palestine, they are submitting themselves to everything that is evil in the world. What the Zionists have done for 60 years makes Adolf Hitler and his band of marauding killers pale into insignificance as he cut a swath through the world of gypsies, Jews and other ethnic groups, followed in greater measure by the Stalin regime, the greatest monster in history.

    The Zionists have learned well from the likes of Stalin and Hitler but is is implicit in their nature to be cruel and inhumane and one should add, for their followers to be easily led as they have been for decades. They have honed their devious skills over hundreds of years and have brought their guns to bear on the US, a very easy target, responding as they readily do to graft, so self-consumed and easily manipulated.

    So rather than address the US people and make them see reason we must rely on the decent nations who make up the members of the UN Assembly and who resist blackmail, graft, corruption and place their values in the old world qualities of Washington (the man, that is), Jefferson, Lincoln and others who gave the US a set of standards and guidelines to be a worthy country, values which have one by one been eroded to suit the new America,now a pathetic tail on a Zionist attack dog.

    Forget America. It has forgotten its once proud history and is on the downhill run, morally and financially. bankrupt.

    Abraham Lincoln once said “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

    Sadly, that point has now been reached. Their lack of interest in a whole nation, Palestine and their subservience to the most hated state in the world, Israel, makes that very clear indeed.

  7. Debbie on the 22. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    Almost every pro-Palestine Movement has been infiltrated or hijacked by the zios or past zios posing as pro-Palestine activists, which is why our progress has been slow. Yes, one has to wonder and suspect at every turn. It is a dilemma. The paranoid shall rule!

    The “information-education” target is “America,” liberating the American mind, and freeing it from the box, the Zionists box keepers turn out to be. It is a difficult task but this year has been amazing in terms of the amount of information and anti-zionist tools we have out there. Anthony Lawson’s videos are a great resource. Use them, post urls in comments and discussion forums on websites often to educate.

    Phil Giraldi, Grant Smith, Alison Weir are American Firsters! Check their websites CNI AND IREMP regularly for the latest in a series of interviews, projects and actions to remove the Zionists from the drivers seat of The Movement for Change. Every bit counts. It has taken the zionists decades of focus and organization to usurp power from the American people, it will take you patience to dismantle the corrupt system and re-instate American Representatives one by one at National and State level.

    People tend to forget, people came out in the Millions to VOTE FOR CHANGE in America. It has not got them what they expected, but exposed them to the depth of corruption and uselessness of ‘the US president’s office.’

    They can do it!!

    Yes! Let the battle for America begin! Good Luck!

  8. Solon on the 23. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    rexw, you allowed your passion to outpace your rationality. Consider the contradictions you wrote in this passage:

    “What the Zionists have done for 60 years makes Adolf Hitler and his band of marauding killers pale into insignificance as he cut a swath through the world of gypsies, Jews and other ethnic groups, followed in greater measure by the Stalin regime, the greatest monster in history.

    The Zionists have learned well from the likes of Stalin and Hitler but is is implicit in their nature to be cruel and inhumane and one should add, for their followers to be easily led as they have been for decades. They have honed their devious skills over hundreds of years and have brought their guns to bear on the US, a very easy target, responding as they readily do to graft, so self-consumed and easily manipulated.”

    I’m not an historian. But I DO know that A comes before B, that 1 comes before 2, and that CAUSE comes before Effect.

    Zionism came BEFORE Nazism.

    Herzl came BEFORE Hitler.

    Rothschild and allied financiers ginned up the first war on Germany BEFORE either Hitler or Nazism.

    Untermyer and his zionist cabal declared war on Germany on March 24, 1933; Hitler had been in power fewer than 90 days.

    The Nuremberg laws were not imposed until 1935, after Germans had endured 2 years of Jewish economic war on Germany. It is especially telling that those Laws they exempted all Jews who had been in Germany before 1914–Germans suffered enormous deprivation in the first war; tens of thousands died of starvation, caused by the boycotts imposed on Germany in the first war. This hardship was within the living memory of Germans who were subject ONCE AGAIN to strangling boycott, yet the German people endured and even protected Jews who had endured that earlier hardship with them.

    Charlie Chaplin’s “Great Dictator” premiered in early 1940; in it, a character says, “the Nazis are gassing the Jews.” Mitchell Bard’s ultra-zionist website says that “[A morgue in Auschwitz]was adapted as the first provisional gas chamber in the autumn of 1941.

    Jewish propaganda came FIRST. There is NO EVIDENCE that ANY gas chamber existed at Auschwitz.

    The first thing that must be done by people who wish to dismantle zionism, is to GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT. Resist the cheap and easy Nazi comparisons; most of the holocaust narrative is propaganda; work to break it down, don’t validate the propaganda by repeating it.

  9. ALISON WEIR on the 23. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    Just one comment about strategy:

    I feel that no strategy that relies on the US media will work – it’s essential that we always remember that the foxes are guarding the hen house. For this reason, a fast (or similar action aimed at waking up Americans) would fail to bring major results. If the media even covered it at all (they might not), they would spin it in ways to make the public believe (depending on the particular outlet and audience) that those participating were communists, or nazis, or anti-Semites, or terrorist sympathizers, or gullible peaceniks…

    We need strategies that bypass the media, which is what I’m currently working on. Please stay tuned.

    Best,
    Alison

  10. kwibono on the 23. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    This is what I initially scribbled on the Intifada Palestine site about this article, sans an unimportant sentence:
    >…This is the most important piece of writing on the P/I issue I’ve seen in years. Outside the box.

    My two cents: certain aspects of this have to be criticized but overall thrust is absolutely correct. Focus on Gaza is great humanitarianism, good PR stunts, but our attention and our energies need to be concentrated on the ZPC and the US ZioImperialist State.

    The writer seems to be misinformed about the pervasive presence of Ziopower in local communities; probably he has yet to find himself labelled an AntiSemitic Racist Fascistoid by his local JCRC/ADL/Fed thought police:)

    Possibly the greatest benefit for US activists of participation in the BDS movement will be that the reaction of the local branches of the Thought Police will help them understand the real nature of what they’re up against?

    One point that can’t be emphasized enough is the recommendation to focus attention and forces at the Enemy’s weakest point. But I disagree on the point he identifies as weakest.

    I myself believe that all available energy should be focused on backing Cynthia McKinney’s 2012 presidential campaign. This is for several reasons, but the most important one is that I see the continued attachment of the African American section of the electorate to Obama as the key weakness of the pro-Israel, pro-Waronterer consensus.

    If Obama can be exposed for what he is, actually a deadly enemy of Black people in America, and his choir of soldout Black misleaders exposed with him, Black America again becomes the base for the most progressive political leadership in the country.

    The fallout from such a development would include the impact on the Labor Movement, on the sectarian left, on all the Identity Politics groupings, and on all those who pre-Obama have considered the Demo Pty as the vehicle for their aspirations.

    It’s one thing for a Trumka to get up and talk bullshit to a bunch of mainly white piecards, but if he found himself confronted by assembled Angry Blacks everytime he opened his mouth… Same for a lot of Dem Pty operatives/local candidates.

    But that’s my own rap; do read this article carefully, the author is very smart.

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  11. Solon on the 23. Jun, 2011 remarked #

    it’s telling that Glen Beck got away with all manner of hate speech on radio, even some anti-jewish rants, but when he touched on Rothschilds, he got the hook.

    tender spot there, zios?

    keep doing your homework, folks; knowledge is power. Read, research, reason, to know the truth; the truth shall set you free.

    can you envision the power of a couple thousand of us CatbirdSitters drawing up a “95 theses” of zionist crimes against the US, and tacking them to the doors of synagogues all around the country, on the same day/weekend? “Here I stand, I can do no other.”

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