Link – Anti-Semitism – Lawfare

If this ruling is allowed to stand, it will be open season on anyone who campaigns against anti-Semitism — any Jewish group, any pro-Israel group, even anyone who criticizes radical Islam. It is a national gag order, which will have the effect of silencing and punishing critics of anti-Semitism.

This ruling doesn’t just affect my rights. It’s a setback for freedom for everyone. – 11/28/2014.

Links – Disinformation – Daily Beast, IB Times


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At least two major media outlets have this week reported the shocking statistic that 40 percent of of Palestinian children detained in Jerusalem have been sexually abused by Israeli police. There’s only one problem – the statistic is entirely fabricated. – 11/26/2014.

In this case, IMEMC lied, as it often does. And lazy, stupid reporters like Creede Newton and Tabatha Kinder repeated the lies of an anti-Israel propaganda outlet without spending five minutes to check the facts independently.

So we have Western reporters outdoing an already suspect “rights group” in libeling Israel because they cannot do the most basic things reporters are supposed to do. One would expect that a true reporter would at the very least check out who the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club is to begin with, and look up their actual report, rather than mindlessly parrot the lies of IMEMC. – 11/26/2014.

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Link – Iran and Israel – Expressions of Courage Against the Installation of Fear


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These days in our country, news is not good: to be a communist, to be a Christian (especially a Moslem converted to Christianity), to be a Zoroastrian or a Jew, to be a liberal or a secular … they are all castaway.

Even Moslems don’t have much security. The only accepted Moslems are those who are not reformist, not followers of Interuniversalism, not a Gonabadi Sufi, not an independent journalist, not a Moslem wanting separation of religion and politics, not an independent lawyer, and not anyone critical of state policies…

Indeed, with these designations, is there any Iranian who is safe from being detained for sure? – 11/25/2014.


If it looks, walks, and talks like  . . . and jails, tortures, and murders . . . .

For reference on this blog, see the “Russian Section“.

What binds the courageous?

Quite possibly, the rejection of the bannered anti-Semitism of the piratical bastards who have infantilized, intellectually poisoned, suffocated and subjugated millions of their own constituents by lying — by way of deception and pandering — and by applying mafia methods in service to their own breathtaking criminal aggrandizement.

The world’s unrelenting focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an injustice to tens of millions of victims of tyranny and terrorism in the Middle East. As we speak, Yazidis, Bahai, Kurds, Christians and Muslims are being executed and expelled by radical extremists at a rate of 1,000 people per month.

How many resolutions did you pass last week to address this crisis? – 11/26/2014.

The bond of the free?

Compassion | Empathy | Justice | Humility | Inclusion | Integrity

Perhaps a little courage helps as well, for today’s enemy of humanity has set out to destroy justice and hope.

Additional Reference

“One agents [STET] tortuous path throws light on VEVAK methods”.  Iran Focus, May 22, 2005.

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FTAC – Ferguson – Post-Soviet Communist Manipulation


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The looters are criminals operating under the cover of a political cause, which is not unlike what kleptocrats are doing when they promote anti-Semitism throughout their states. There’s plunder in sight, dead ahead!

The facts of the matter:

“For more than three months, the grand jury — made up of seven men and five women, nine white and three black — heard evidence into the shooting. They met 25 times and heard from 60 witnesses, McCulloch said. They considered charges ranging from first-degree murder to involuntary manslaughter. In a criminal trial, jurors must decide a crime has been committed beyond a reasonable doubt. But here, those jurors needed only to feel there was probable cause that Wilson had committed a crime.” – 11/25/2014.

At a 1930 Comintern conference in Moscow, a resolution was passed calling for the creation of a Soviet-controlled “Soviet Negro Republic” among America’s Southern states. That’s correct — the Soviet Comintern, working through American communists, crafted plans to create a segregated “separate Negro state” in the South. The Soviet goal was to foment an African-American uprising within the South, which, in turn, would join with a workers’ uprising in the North. When the revolution was deemed ripe, the two forces would seize and reconstitute America as a Soviet sister state. – 8/22/2014.

As I write, the lead piece at People’s World, the flagship publication of CPUSA and the successor to the Soviet-funded and directed Daily Worker, is a promotion to rile up the American left for a Ferguson rally this weekend. – 10/9/2014: “What’s wrong is to see communists once again cynically exploiting prayer. These folks have always despised religion. And yet, they’ve also always exploited the religious.”

Hate is an American industry.

One hopes that it is a fringe industry and, in fact, driven by foreign agitation and domestic useful idiots.  That makes it easier to more confidently (and rightly) wag the moralizing finger at a revanchist lawless Russian feudal estate pumping millions of dollars today into World Wide Web disinformation and local old line communist and poor-exploiting American agitprop.

However, a look up of the reflection that is The Occidental Observer may tell that the same appears to flourish as homegrown.  Plainly, there is an extensive body of vicious xenophobic political thought left loose in America to promote ill will toward others on the basis of creed, race, or religion.  Perhaps to the extent that either far left or right camps becomes active or growing, their reflections meet them in amplitude.

And yet, the Rev. Sharptons of the world flooded in, insisting, in effect, that Wilson was indeed guilty, and never mind the facts. (Even President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged resentment of the “injustice” perpetrated by a white police officer.)

These flame-throwers told folks to take the accusations against Wilson as fact and to protest until the day he was thrown in jail. Protest, you see, was essential — merely because a white cop had shot and killed a black teen. No other facts were needed. – 11/25/2014.

But, because I have lately lapsed into a clinically confirmed paranoia, instantly I wanted to know if the parading demonstrators wanted to attack Jews.

So, I watched. Sure enough, along came a chubby and disagreeable-looking young man holding a hand-made placard that said, “Ferguson = Gaza = Wounded Knee,” which I took to be an endorsement of the goals proclaimed by Hamas, the renowned anti-civil rights organization. And I continued to watch. But the young man appeared to be alone. – 11/26/2014.

How then can we strike a balance between on the one hand reacting viscerally to the images from Ferguson, which point to the long and constantly replenished history of police assaults on black bodies, and the images of Israel’s murderous rampage in Gaza, an assault continuous with Israel’s history of oppression and persecution of an entire people, while on the other hand resisting drawing too quickly an immediate, provocative, but inexact parallel? – 8/22/2014.

The author delivers envenomed language in passing (” . . . Israel’s murderous rampage in Gaza . . . .”) with the confidence of a show trial’s jailer, judge, jury, and executioner.

We have so many dead black bodies in this country, Megyn, not because cops are shooting them, but because other black people are shooting them. And the left is selling a false narrative pretending that the opposite is true. – 11/25/2014.

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Link – Ukraine – “Russian Taliban” – the Orthodox March

Russian religious extremists have brought Taliban-style justice with them to east Ukraine. Many of the Russians who have flocked to fight in the Donbas have been motivated by a brand of Russian Orthodox religious fanaticism which has flourished under Vladimir Putin’s 15-year reign. They are now introducing this oppressive brand of fundementalist conservativism in occupied parts of Ukraine. – 11/6/2014: “The lines between church and state have long been blurred in Russia. President Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill – the head of the Russian Orthodox Church – have a famously close relationship, with Kirill once describing Putin as ‘a miracle from God’.


Russian Orthodox Church to use secular schools for Sunday classes – 11/24/2014. – 11/24/2014.

Even having their own sovereign state — incidentally, the largest in the world — with its centuries of rich history, their own language, their own highly developed and world-renowned literature and their own Orthodox Church and patriarch, these Russians seriously fear that circumstances will strip them of their Russian identity and turn them into something else. At the same time, they overlook the fact that Russians are mercilessly destroying the identities of their closest Slavic neighbors — the Ukrainians and Belarussians. – 11/23/2014.

Second, such coverage would have been equipped to explain the pervasiveness of corruption of Ukraine and how Yanukovych’s Donetsk clan were able to seize control of the country despite his defeat during the Orange Revolution. This in turn would have allowed western audiences to see that the Euromaidan protests triggered by Yanukovych’s decision not to sign the Association Agreement last November was not driven primarily by Ukrainians’ burning desire to be part of the EU, but the recognition that Yanukovych was attempting to establish permanent mafia-rule in Ukraine. At the same time, Putin’s willingness to help Yanukovych could be seen for what it was, a means to give Yanukovych the rope needed to continue his corrupt ways and weaken the Ukrainian state to the point where it would become beholden to Russia. – n.d./ 2014.

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Khamenei-Putin | Dark Radiance


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Putin-Khamenei | Moscow-Tehran | ME-E.Europe-SA (Some) : two dragons-two fires | one sickness.


Putin-Assad-Khamenei / Khamenei-Putin



I telegraph online impression via schematics like “mouth –> ear –> mind –> heart system” to get a much larger constellation in through down to something almost memorable.


Nonetheless, reduction goes only so far: “overviewing” picks up some of the slack, which is often what happens here, and then, well, one must turn off the computer in favor of lengthier reading, which lately for me has been Pacepa & Rychlak’s Disinformation, an account of KGB’s accomplishments in the black arts accompanying libel, misdirection, misguidance, sland, and — I say this with “malignant narcissism” in mind — theatrical production.

Writing for The Guardian, Simon Tisdale recently commented on Putin and “The New Cold War” (11/19/2014) — “Last weekend’s G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, showed just how raw nerves have become – over Ukraine and, more broadly, over what the west has come to see as a pattern of expansionist, confrontational and often illegal behaviour by the Putin regime . . . ” — but perhaps not (yet) as aggression on two fronts.

With this week’s reappearance of the post-Soviet PFLP on the terrorist’s global stage, one might wonder if the attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem was not meant to distract from activity in Donbas.

In fact, my sources suggest that PFLP representatives met with Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Deputy Foreign Minister, earlier in November (possibly Sunday, November 2, 2014) and discussed, among other things, S300 missile shipments placed on hold in 2013.

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has been designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. Department of State since October 8, 1997.  Given Moscow’s overtures concerning cooperation as global terrorism, the lower level meeting would seem duplicitous at least:

“I suggested to Foreign Minister Lavrov that we intensify intelligence cooperation with respect to ISIL and other counter-terrorism challenges of the region and we agreed to do so,” Kerry said just after the meeting, using an alternative name for IS jihadists. – 10/16/2014.

Somebody has lied.

Related: – 11/24/2014.

Additional Reference

Putin – Post-Soviet Neo-Feudal Russia

Dawisha, Karen. Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Pacepa, Ion Mihai and Rychlak, Ronald J.  Disinformation.  Washington, D.C.: WND Books, 2013.

Soldatov, Andrei and Irena Borogan.  The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB.  New York: Public Affairs, 2010.


The delegation stressed that Syria has been exposed to a U.S.-western-Zionist conspiracy, which is backed by some regimes in the region with the aim of liquidating the Palestinian issue since Syria is the main supporter of the cause. – 11/3/2014.

Khamenei, Europe

As Sarajevo would ultimately like to join NATO and the European Union, they understand that every few years the Americans and the EU will put pressure on them to reduce their ties to Iran, particularly to its intelligence services. A sort of Balkan kabuki theater inevitably follows, with promises by the SDA to crack down hard, this time. A few Iranian “diplomats” are discreetly asked to leave the country, some of the more overt Iranian intelligence fronts in Bosnia shut their doors, usually only temporarily, and the Americans and Europeans are bought off for a couple years. And the Iranians remain. – 10/24/2014.

Related from the same blog: — 11/4/2012.

It is believed that MOIS cooperates with other intelligence agencies. One of these agencies is the Russian SVR, the KGB’s replacement. Despite the two agencies’ dissimilar doctrines and the complicated relationship between Iran and Russia in the past, they managed to cooperate in the 1990s, based not only on their intention of limiting U.S. political clout in Central Asia but also on their mutual efforts to stifle prospective ethnic turbulence. The SVR trained not only hundreds of Iranian agents but also numerous Russian agents inside Iran to equip Iranian intelligence with signals equipment in their headquarters compound. It is unclear whether this relationship is ongoing and whether the two intelligence agencies continue to cooperate.

Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security: A Profile.  P. 40. Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, December 2012.

From page 41 of the above cited piece: “Bin Laden’s phone records, obtained by U.S. investigators working on the U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, show that 10 percent of phone calls made by Bin Laden and his lieutenants were to Iran.”

Khamenei, South America

The Mexican law student was surprised by how easy it was to get into Iran two years ago. By merely asking questions about Islam at a party, he managed to pique the interest of Iran’s top diplomat in Mexico. Months later, he had a plane ticket and a scholarship to a mysterious school in Iran as a guest of the Islamic Republic.

Next came the start of classes and a second surprise: There were dozens of others just like him. – 8/10/2013.

While Iranian South American “feed and seed” programs may be continuing, the gist of a 2014 Congressional Research Service summary (by Mark P. Sullivan and June S. Beittel) suggests Khamenei’s regime may not be making as much progress as it would like.  Rather than excerpt, I’ll leave it to the reader to look-see on this document: Latin America: Terrorism Issues.  August 2014.

Putin – 11/19/2014.

Putin, Eastern Europe – 8/5/2014. – 11/6/2014.

Do we have to ask [Putin] when it comes to Serbia, ask when it’s about the western Balkans? We cannot reconcile this with our values.” – 11/19/2014.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán openly admires the ‘illiberal’ models of Russia and China. Critics say his Fidesz party is using Putin-like tactics to cut the funding of newspapers and NGOs that conflict with the Orbán government. – 10/28/2014.

Putin is clearly the dominant force in the relationship. Orban may be currently the master of all he surveys within his own borders but externally, he looks increasing like the leader of a client state that is gently but perceptively gravitating towards Moscow’s sphere of influence. Which in itself is a remarkable state of affairs considering the residual concerns over the 1956 invasion by the Soviet Union. – 7/2014.

Putin, Western Europe

The radicals, of course, are most vocal. Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, the U.K.’s anti-immigrant, anti-EU party, has expressed his admiration for Putin “as an operator, not a human being.” Farage has demanded that the West stop opposing Russian actions in Ukraine and ally itself with Putin in the fight against Islamic extremism. Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s ultranationalist Front National, is another Putin admirer. And Heinz-Christian Strache, the leader of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party, has praised the Russian leader as a “pure democrat.” – 11/20/2014.

I want to confess that I did something foolish once when I was young. Back in 1993, I abandoned my university studies in California and returned to Moscow. European nations had signed the Maastricht Treaty and I dreamed that Russia would join the European Union. – 7/18/2014.

Putin, South America – 7/29/2014. – 7/22/2014. – 7/15/2014

(Posted to YouTube 11/13/2014).

Putin – ISIS – 9/8/2014.

While the U.S. and Russia have pledged to share intelligence on the group, Russia—one of the main international backers of Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian government—is not a member of the U.S.-led “broad coalition” against ISIS announced last month. As one Russian foreign ministry official recently put it, “We do not expect any invitations and we are not going to buy entry tickets.” – 11/21/2014.

Like others of his generation, he is part of a cadre of men who came of age in a massive, multinational, nuclear-armed superstate in the early 1970s. The faceless cogs who made this system work were unremarkable people like Putin, trained in ideology and imbued with the false faith that the USSR’s greatest days were yet to come.

In their later years, these men have experienced the normal anxieties and embarrassments of middle age. (In Putin’s case, she’s a gymnast young enough to be his daughter.) But middle age for the sovoks also brought many to realize they spent their lives serving a state based on lies and held together almost entirely by force.

So spend a moment imagining the better time for which these men yearn. – 9/2/2014.

Update November 25, 2014 – 11/24/2014.

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Link – Yemen – Support for Jews

Arwa Othman won Human Rights Watch’s Alison Des Forges Award in September. At a Thursday celebration in Sanaa, Othman called for “tolerance” and dedicated her award to “brothers and friends from the Jewish community.”

Othman has been subjected to a smear campaign by hardline Salafist groups because of her civil rights work and support for the Jewish community. – 11/22/2014.


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