Monday, December 22, 2014

"U.S. Urged to Honestly Apologize to Mankind for Its Evil Doing before Groundlessly Pulling up Others" (Korean News)

You may have seen articles about this article. Here is a longish excerpt:
[...]The DPRK has clear evidence that the U.S. administration was deeply involved in the making of such dishonest reactionary movie.

It is said that the movie was conceived and produced according to the "guidelines" of the U.S. authorities who contended that such movies hurting the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership and inciting terrorism against it would be used in an effective way as "propaganda against north Korea".

The U.S. Department of State's special human rights envoy went the lengths of urging the movie makers to keep all scenes insulting the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership in the movie, saying it is needed to "vex the north Korean government".

The facts glaringly show that the U.S. is the chief culprit of terrorism as it has loudly called for combating terrorism everywhere in the world but schemed behind the scene to produce and distribute movies inciting it in various countries of the world.

It is not exaggeration to say in the light of the prevailing situation that the U.S. administration and President Obama looking after the overall state affairs of the U.S. have been behind the case.

Can he really cover up the crimes he has committed by trying so hard to falsify the truth and turn white to black.

So we watched with unusual attention what had been done by the "guardians of peace" to avert terrorism and defend justice.

Yet, we do not know who or where they are but we can surely say that they are supporters and sympathizers with the DPRK.

The army and people of the DPRK who aspire after justice and truth and value conscience have hundreds of millions of supporters and sympathizers, known or unknown, who have turned out in the sacred war against terrorism and the U.S. imperialists, the chieftain of aggression, to accomplish the just cause.

Obama personally declared in public the "symmetric counteraction", a disgraceful behavior.

There is no need to guess what kind of thing the "symmetric counteraction" is like but the army and people of the DPRK will never be browbeaten by such a thing.

The DPRK has already launched the toughest counteraction. Nothing is more serious miscalculation than guessing that just a single movie production company is the target of this counteraction. Our target is all the citadels of the U.S. imperialists who earned the bitterest grudge of all Koreans.

The army and people of the DPRK are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the U.S. in all war spaces including cyber warfare space to blow up those citadels. [...]
The rest is worth reading. Is Obama a match for the Might of Songun? Stray tuned . . .

Thursday, December 18, 2014

"Kim Jong Il Remembered in Cuba"

Will Cuba congratulate Kim on his victory over certain Imperialist media companies? In the meantime there's this:
A remembrance meeting took place in Havana, Cuba on Dec. 12 on the occasion of the third anniversary of demise of leader Kim Jong Il.

Displayed at the venue of the meeting were photos dealing with his revolutionary life and feats.

Present there were personages of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples and the Cuban Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification and masses.

The DPRK ambassador to Cuba and his embassy officials were present on invitation.

Juan Jose Leon Vega, first vice-chairman of the Cuban Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification, said that Kim Jong Il will always be with the glorious Workers' Party of Korea, the Korean People's Army and the Korean people.

He went on:

Kim Jong Il is boundlessly revered not only by the Korean people but also by the progressives as he developed in depth the revolutionary idea of President Kim Il Sung and performed the great feats for the building of socialism, reunification of Korea and cause of global independence.

The Cuban Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification will make positive efforts for Korea's reunification in the future, too, true to the intention of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il who dedicated themselves to Korea's reunification till the last moments of their lives.

The Cuban people believe that the Korean people would certainly build a thriving nation with the might of Songun, true to the behests of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il under the wise leadership of Marshal Kim Jong Un.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

"Iran Asks US to Stop Racist, Inhumane Crackdown on Blacks" (Fars News)

Maybe Iran could offer to give up a few thousand centrifuges to induce the US to comply with its little request?
The Iranian Foreign Ministry called on the US administration and judiciary officials to stop police brutality and racist and inhumane treatment of minorities and colored populations in the country.

"The US administration has continuously criticized other countries and made an instrumental use of human rights and adopted double-standard criteria in the last few decades, while it has ignored domestic situation at home," Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said on Sunday.

She stressed the necessity for the US administration to show respect for human rights and set aside its politically-tainted view on the issue.

"It is expected from the US administration and judiciary to comply with their duty and take lawful and just actions in dealing with their citizens and stop the practice of racism and inhumane behavior," Afkham said. [...]

Sunday, November 30, 2014

"Noodle Contest among Famous Restaurants Held"

Do I need to state that this is from KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY of DPRK? "14 famous restaurants in the city which specialize in serving noodle"! Not to mention all the non-famous and/or non-noodle restaurants:
A noodle contest among famous restaurants here took place at Okryu Restaurant on Nov. 25 and 28.

The contest brought together 14 famous restaurants in the city which specialize in serving noodle.

The contest was divided into groups A and B. The three best units in each preliminary competed in the finals.

The participants fully displayed their unique technique of preparing noodle they cultivated in their service.

The jury included cooking experts and teachers and researchers of Kim Il Sung University, Kim Chaek University of Technology and Pyongyang University of Architecture.

Okryu Restaurant placed first in the finals held on Nov. 28.
The Architectural vote was decisive, I hear.

Mehr News: "Iranian researchers could manage to develop a cancer cells annihilator device"

The title is "Iranian researchers invent alternative for chemotherapy," but the article is a bit fuzzy about whether anything has actually been developed. In any event, the future is undoubtedly bright:
Using nanotechnology, Iranian researchers could manage to develop a cancer cells annihilator device which can destroy cancer cells in an invasive procedure.

In an interview to Mehr News, the head of knowledge-based Pars Nano System Company Reza Saber said they could manage to build a system of hyperthermia or the cancer cells annihilator device which kills the damaged cells without harming healthy ones.

He said the device, using nanoparticles and the resulting heat from the strong and powerful magnetic field, destroys the cancer cells in the body.

Tehran University of Medical Sciences faculty member Reza Saber explained that a Patton (receptors) is connected to the drug nanoparticles, saying that metallic nanoparticles with magnetic properties such as iron or Fe2O3 are produced by connectivity to the cancer cells Patton (receptors) in vitro.

He added that the nanoparticles are later supplemented to the target tumor or the cell culture. Cancer cells are then destroyed using a powerful magnetic field and heat around the target cells.

Reza Saber announced that the related tests are implemented in Imam Khomeini (PBUH) Hospital’s research laboratories and will be adopted on the animals in near future. [...]

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Fars News: "Iranian Students Stage Gathering to Reiterate Nuclear Progress"

To paraphrase this article concisely" "Hell, yes, our nuclear program is military":
As talks between Iran and the six world powers are underway in Vienna to strike a final deal over Tehran's nuclear activities, a large number of Iranian university students gathered in front of the building which hosts Tehran nuclear research reactor on Sunday to stress that they would never allow retreat on the country's nuclear path.

The Iranian students chanted slogans, including "Arak heavy water reactor is our redline", "Iran's missile industry is not negotiable", "Nuclear energy is our inalienable right" and "We as the students don’t allow the country's progress to stop".

They also called on the Iranian negotiating team to keep vigilant against plots hatched by the US and its allies to prevent Iran's progress in the field of nuclear technology.

The students issued a statement at the end of their gathering.

"We only accept an agreement which respects our redlines for continued nuclear progress, operation of research centers and our centrifuges, as well as removal, and not suspension, of all sanctions and of course, no inspection (of the nuclear installations) beyond the safeguards," a part of the statement read. [...]
That's my mission, pointing out the glaringly obvious.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A post which accepts a certain amount of drinking, and even drunkenness, on Simchas Torah, but warns against overdoing it

Barf! huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Barf! huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again, y'all

Barf! huh, Gevalt!
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Ohhh, Barf, I reprove
Because it means destruction
Of innocent booze

Barf means tears
When mothers view the muddle
With their sons face down
In a single-malt puddle

I said, Barf! huh
Gevalt, y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again

Barf! Gevalt!
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Barf! it ain't nothing
But a tragedy
Barf, friend only to the distillery
Ooooh, Barf
It's an enemy to all Yid-kind
The point of barf blows my mind
Barf has caused unrest
Within the younger generation
Engorgement then disgorgement
Who wants to barf
Aaaaah, barf-huh
Gevalt y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it, say it, say it
Barf! huh
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Barf, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Barf, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again y'all
Barf! huh, Gevalt
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Barf, it ain't nothing but bad for Jewry
Barf, it's got one friend
That's the brewery
Ooooh, barf has shattered
Many a young man's seuda
Made him discolored, bitter and putrid
Yom Tov is much too short and precious
To spend unconscious these days
Barf can't give simcha
It can only take it away

Ooooh, Barf! huh
Gevalt y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again

Barf, whoa, Gevalt
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Barf, it ain't nothing but bad for Jewry
Barf, friend only to the brewery
Simcha, joy and moderation
Tell me, is there no place for them today
They say we must binge to have our simcha
Hashem knows there's got to be a better way

Ooooooh, Barf! huh
Gevalt y'all
What is it good for
You tell me
Say it, say it, say it, say it

Barf, huh
Gevalt y'all
What is it good for
Stand up and shout it

Gut Yom Tov!

Friday, October 03, 2014

Yom Kippur

Gemar Chasimah Tovah!

Easy Fast!

Here is "Yom Kippur in a Nutshell" from
Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year--the day on which we are closest to G‑d and to the quintessence  of our own souls. It is the Day of Atonement -- "For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G‑d" (Leviticus 16:30).

For twenty-six hours--from several minutes before sunset on Tishrei 9 to after nightfall on Tishrei 10--we "afflict our souls": we abstain from food and drink, do not wash or anoint our bodies, do not wear leather shoes, and abstain from marital relations.

Before Yom Kippur we perform the Kaparot atonement service; we request and receive honey cake, in acknowledgement that we are all recipients in G-d's world and in prayerful hope for a sweet and abundant year; eat a festive meal, immerse in a mikvah, and give extra charity. Late afternoon we eat the pre-fast meal, following which we bless our children, light a memorial candle as well as the holiday candles, and go to the synagogue for Kol Nidrei services.

In the course of Yom Kippur we hold five prayer services: Maariv, with its solemn Kol Nidrei service, on the eve of Yom Kippur; Shacharit--the morning prayer; Musaf, which includes a detailed account of the Yom Kippur Temple service; Minchah, which includes the reading of the Book of Jonah; and Ne'illah, the "closing of the gates" service at sunset. We say the Al Chet confession of sins eight times in the course of Yom Kippur, and recite Psalms every available moment.

The day is the most solemn of the year, yet an undertone of joy suffuses it: a joy that revels in the spirituality of the day and expresses the confidence that G-d will accept our repentance, forgive our sins, and seal our verdict for a year of life, health and happiness. When the closing Ne'illah service climaxes in the resounding cries of "Hear O Israel... G-d is one" and a single blast of the shofar, followed by the proclamation, "Next year in Jerusalem." Then joy erupts in song and dance (a Chabad custom is to sing the lively "Napoleon's March"), followed by the festive after-fast meal, making the evening after Yom Kippur a Yom Tov (festival) in its own right.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

(North) Korean News: "Pyongyang in Ecstasy of Joy at Asian Games News"

A little "deep care" from the "supreme leader" works wonders:
Sportspersons of the DPRK are registering admirable successes at the ongoing 17th Asian Games. They won eight gold medals as of Sept. 27.

Their achievements have lashed the citizens in Pyongyang and other parts of the country into a great jubilee.

Jong Su Chol, a department chief of Korea University of Physical Education, told KCNA that the world public is struck with admiration at the progress of the DPRK's sports, which is rapidly developing under the deep care of supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

Expecting more gold medals to be taken at the Asian Games, Tong Tae San, a general officer of the Korean People's Army, said:

"We, servicepersons mobilized in the construction of Wisong Scientists Street, are all delighted at the happy news of our players at the Asian Games.

The looks of our sportspersons raising the DPRK flag with playing of national anthem at the games encourage us to work greater feats in the street construction."

Hwang Tong Chol, an official of the Kumgang Guidance Bureau, said:

"What arouse my wife's greater interest are our sportswomen's results at the games. She got mad with joy at the news that DPRK women's football team beat its Vietnamese rival 5:0 in its first match. When our sportswomen bagged four gold medals, she declared that women are better than men.

I, too, wanted to dance for joy at the news that Jong Hak Jin and Kim Ji Song took gold medals in the wake of weightlifters Om Yun Chol and Kim Un Guk, who set world records. And I'd love to extend thanks to those sportspersons for having added brilliance to the honor of the country and given vigor and pleasure to my family."

Ri Kuk Il, a student of Kim Chaek University of Technology, said that the main topic of conversation among university students at present is news of the Asian Games, about DPRK men's and women's football teams which respectively advanced into quarterfinals and semifinals in particular.
Think they can stand all that joy? I guess they're used to it.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fars News: "BBC Fails to Steal Iran's Official Archives"

You may have noticed that I don't have a great deal of time for Judeopundit these days. However, it is worth noting that my archives now document a large number of choice examples of conspiracist rantings from the Iranian Press. One example is a Fars News article from 2011 explaining that "Basically, BBC is not a media, rather it is an organization in disguise which has a Baha'i-Zionist nature with political-intelligence missions." That still has a nice insane ring to it, doesn't it? Further, it provides some background to this current offering from Fars: "BBC Fails to Steal Iran's Official Archives":
The Iranian Intelligence Ministry foiled an attempt by the BBC's Persian Service to steal Iran's artistic, historical and cultural documents.

"The BBC tried to steal historical documents from Iran's center of archived documents through its agents in the country, but the attempt was foiled due to the vigilance of the intelligence ministry," the ministry's public relations department announced on Sunday.

The Intelligence Ministry further added that it will release further details in future.
I hope the nefarious BBC doesn't try to steal my archives.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rosh Hashanah

What is this Rosh Hashanah business anyway?
The festival of Rosh Hashanah --the name means "Head of the Year" --is observed for two days beginning on Tishrei 1, the first day of the Jewish year. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, and their first actions toward the realization of mankind's role in G-d's world.

Rosh Hashanah thus emphasizes the special relationship between G-d and humanity: our dependence upon G-d as our creator and sustainer, and G-d's dependence upon us as the ones who make His presence known and felt in His world. Each year on Rosh Hashanah, "all inhabitants of the world pass before G-d like a flock of sheep," and it is decreed in the heavenly court, "who shall live, and who shall die... who shall be impoverished, and who shall be enriched; who shall fall and who shall rise." But this is also the day we proclaim G-d King of the Universe. The Kabbalists teach that the continued existence of the universe is dependant upon the renewal of the divine desire for a world when we accept G-d's kingship each year on Rosh Hashanah.

The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is the sounding of the shofar, the ram's horn, which represents the trumpet blast of a people's coronation of their king. The cry of the shofar is also a call to repentance; for Rosh Hashanah is also the anniversary of man's first sin and his repentance thereof, and serves as the first of the "Ten Days of Repentance" which culminate in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Another significance of the shofar is to recall the Binding of Isaac which also occurred on Rosh Hashanah, in which a ram took Isaac's place as an offering to G-d; we evoke Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son and plead that the merit of his deed should stand by us as we pray for a year of life, health and prosperity. Altogether, the shofar is sounded 100 times in the course of the Rosh Hashanah service.

Additional Rosh Hashanah observances include: a) Eating a piece of apple dipped in honey to symbolize our desire for a sweet year, and other special foods symbolic of the new year's blessings. b) Blessing one another with the words Leshanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim, "May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year." c) Tashlich, a special prayer said near a body of water (an ocean, river, pond, etc.) in evocation of the verse, "And You shall cast their sins into the depths of the sea." And as with every major Jewish holiday after candlelighting and prayers we recite Kiddush and make a blessing on the Challah.
May you be sealed and inscribed for a good and sweet year.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Nobody realized "violence and extremism" are problems until Iran pointed it out. If only everyone would listen to Iran . . .

The title of this little IRNA gem is "President: World seeing Iran's warnings on extremism to come true." Savor the sentence beginning "We introduced":
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that Iran had warned against the emergence of extremism in the world.

'We introduced violence and extremism as important problems of the world,' President Rouhani said upon his arrival in New York's John F Kennedy Airport on Monday evening.

'Now everyone sees that what havoc the extremists are creating in the world and I hope we talk about this issue and the ways for confronting it this year,' he added.

He expressed the hope that his visit to New York will be useful, and said, 'The purpose of this visit is clarifying Iran's stances and making them heard to the people of the world.' [...]

Sunday, September 14, 2014

"Basij Commander: ISIL Taking Orders from White House" (Fars News)

From our potential ally against ISIL:
Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is under the command of the White House and has been created to implement the US plots in the region.

"The command center of the ISIL is in the White House; the US itself has created this cancerous tumor and deflected stream in the region, and its plan to fight the ISIL is also the continuation of the same evil plot that it has pursued so far," Naqdi said, addressing a ceremony in the Central province of Yazd on Sunday.

He elaborated on the US goals of creating the ISIL, and said the first goal is displaying a fake face of Islam, which has been attained by the ISIL's inhuman and savage crimes in the region and releasing their images and footages in the world media; the second goal is sowing discord among the Shiites and Sunnis; the third and most important goal of the US is preventing the spread of the Islamic Revolution in the world and its recruitment of anti-arrogance forces.

Naqdi described another goal of Washington as preparing the ground for the US military intervention and deployment of its forces in the Middle-East.

Naqdi had also earlier lashed out at the US and Israel for sponsoring the ISIL.

"The criminal US created, equipped and armed the ISIL terrorist group with the help of the wicked Britain and the child-killing Zionist regime as well the petrodollars of oil-rich countries and they ordered it (ISIL) to carry out crimes and large-scale massacre of Shiites and Sunnis and disrupt their tranquility on the pretext of a sectarian Sunni war on Shiites," General Naqdi said, addressing a gathering of thousands of Basijis in Lorestan province on Wednesday.

He noted that the western countries wanted to introduce a tainted image of Islam to the world by displaying horrible crimes and savage wickedness against children, women and innocent people with extreme brutality and savagery in a bid to harness the huge waves of Islamism and tendency for Islam in the world, specially the western countries.

General Naqdi reiterated that the arrogant powers had created the ISIL and every now and then they attacked the terrorists to portray that they were fighting terrorism while the American, British and Israeli military advisors were supporting them in the battlefield.

"The outcome of the actions of this terrorist current in Syria was unprecedented as it caused people's high turnout in that country's presidential election, which set as yet another example of the inefficiency of weapons and the victory of the resistance movement against the global arrogance," he added.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

"Palestinians hail solidarity of Castro, Chavez and Maduro" (AVN-Venezuela)

It' a wonderful day in the axis-hood:
Hundreds of Palestinians hoisted Tuesday photos of Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro during a march in Gaza to express gratitude for Latin American solidarity.

Chanting slogans in support of Latin America and to repudiate the slaughter perpetrated by the Israeli army which left over 2,000 dead, mostly civilians, including children, women and elderly, and over 10,000 injured, protesters spent the march called by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), reported Prensa Latina.

Besides posters with pictures of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez, who broke relations with Israel following a military assault on Gaza, and current Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, PFLP members and supporters also raised photos of Ghassan Ben Jeddou.

Ben Jeddou is the president of the Pan-Arab Al-Mayadeen media corporation, whom they thanked for the realistic way in which his network covered the bombings carried out by Zionist forces and the strong resistance of the Palestinian people, added the press release.

During the popular mobilization there were also posters with the image of Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, general secretary of the Lebanese Shiite resistance movement Hezbollah (Party of God), whose support for the Palestinian counterpart organizations was fundamental.

Also, Gazans walked the streets of the coastal enclave amid the ruins of houses and buildings bombarded by the Zionist army with flags of Palestine, Iran and Syria, the only two Middle Eastern nations that maintain consistent support for the Palestinian cause.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Angry Arab denounces Meshal as having "the visage of a liar" and then wonders if Meshal's denial of hating Jews will be reported

You can't make this up:
Now that the war on Gaza is over although the siege and occupation of Gaza by Israel is not over, we can resume the discussion of Hamas and its lousy opportunistic leader, Khalid Mish`al. His statement yesterday was almost word-for-word dictated by his sponsors in Qatar. This is a man who has no political integrity and who offered his movement back in 2011 to the highest bidder, as was reported in Al-Quds Al-Arabi. His list of "thanks" yesterday was a lesson in political opportunism--he even thanked Kuwait and Oman for their stances on Palestine. This man is the Yasser Arafat of the Qatari government and his path will emulate that failed path of Arafat. If Hamas were to develop into a resistance movement in the full meaning of the world, this man has to be ousted. He is one of the worst Palestinian leaders in the history of the movement and has the visage of a liar when he speaks. However, he made a clear statement to Jews in the world yesterday stressing that his movement was not in any way hostile to Jews and Judaism. Was that reported in the US press, I wonder? Will that ever be reported in the US press, I wonder? I just woke up and I have not seen US papers.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Korean News: Obama "has refused even to remain a human being"

Who better to speak for all world progressive people?
On August 9, unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by Officer Darrell Wilson, a white policeman, in Ferguson City, Missouri State, the U.S.

Such serious racial discrimination in the U.S. sparked off world public uproar.

In this regard, Chae Mu Jin, a researcher at the Law Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences, told KCNA:

Fierce anti-racism protests are now taking place in across the United States over the death of black teenager. The world public termed this catastrophic situation a civil war.

However, President Obama has taken a carefree attitude toward the case, only expressing "regret."

His attitude angered the black community and all other people in the world. Protests remain strong in more than 100 cities of the U.S. and police ruthlessly crack down on protesters, leaving some of them wounded.

But, Obama is still keeping mum about the situation in his country, though he has talked much about other countries' "human rights performance".

This clearly shows that the U.S. call for "human rights" is no more than propaganda and Obama, its boss, is just a puppet without principle.

Obama, who has refused even to remain a human being to say nothing of a statesman, slandered the DPRK over "human rights" in cahoots with traitors to the nation during his trip of south Korea.

The Korean people will never forget such behavior and surely force him to pay dear price for it.
Meanwhile, "youth and students" had "dancing parties" to celebrate something called "Youth Day." Korean News reports: "They were filled with boundless glory and happiness being blessed with the illustrious leaders generation after generation." And all we have is Obama.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PressTV says Pals achieved lifting of blockade

The title is "Hezbollah praises Gaza resistance role in truce":
The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has praised the role of the Palestinian resistance in reaching a truce deal with the Israeli regime. On Tuesday, the movement issued a statement, saying the will, steadfastness, and persistence of the resistance brought about the Palestinians’ victory against the Israelis.

The Egyptian-brokered deal would not have been achieved without the resistance and that Palestinians’ victory would lead up to more triumphs, the statement read.

The Lebanese movement also voiced congratulations to Gazans and extolled efforts to reach a consensus on the terms of the ceasefire.

The truce, which took effect in the war-torn sliver at 19:00 local time (1600 GMT), will rid the territory of its seven-year-old blockade.

The truce stipulates the removal of Israeli blockade as well as the provision of a guarantee that Palestinian demands will be met.

Israeli warplanes and tanks started pounding the blockaded enclave in early July, inflicting heavy losses on the Palestinian land.

Almost 1,450 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including women, children and the elderly, were killed in 50 days of the Israeli onslaught on Gaza. Around 11,000 others were injured.

Tel Aviv says 69 Israelis have been killed in the conflict, but Hamas puts the number at more than 150.
More on the great victory here.

Monday, August 25, 2014

PressTV discovers alliteration: "Palestine resistance retaliatory rockets rock Israeli cities"

Interesting mix of gloating and whining:
Palestinian resistance fighters in the besieged Gaza Strip have continued to fire rockets into Israel in retaliation for the relentless Israeli onslaught on the blockaded sliver.

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, launched retaliatory rockets against several Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv, Sha'ar HaNegev and Sdot Negev, on Monday.

According to reports, four Israelis were injured in Ashdod.

Palestinian fighters also fired several rockets into the town of Eshkol, injuring at least one Israeli.

In addition, the resistance fighters launched attacks against a military base in the Negev Desert.

More than 2,130 Palestinians, including around 570 children, have been killed since Israel launched its onslaught on Gaza on July 8. Some 11,000 others have been wounded.

The United Nations says over 80 percent of the killed Palestinians have been civilians.

Nearly 400,000 Palestinian children are in immediate need of psychological help due to “catastrophic and tragic impact” of the Israeli war, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Tel Aviv says 68 Israelis have been killed in the conflict so far, but Hamas puts the number at more than 150.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

"Greetings to Kim Jong Un from Palestinian President" (Korean News)

It's a wonderful day in the axis-hood:
Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, received a message of greeting from Mahmoud Abbas, president of the State of Palestine and chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, on Friday.

The message said:

Pleased to join you in celebrating the day of the country's liberation achieved at the noblest sacrifice of your people, I hope for progress and prosperity wanted by your country and people on behalf of the state and people of Palestine and on my own behalf on this occasion.

We attach importance to the DPRK-Palestine relations with the decades-long history.

The DPRK is a true friend who offered all possible assistance to our struggle to terminate Israel's occupation.

I am sure that your country will invariably adhere to the principled stand to put an end to the ceaseless military attack by Israel on our people, the war crimes which should be settled accounts with and denounced worldwide.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Why are Hamas and Islamic Jihad announcing that all their demands are about to be met?

Here is the Guardian:
Hamas talks of 'real chance' for Gaza agreement with Israel As truce is extended, negotiator says Hamas doesn't want more death but will only sign deal that meets Palestinian demands . . .

Hamas believes there is a "real opportunity" to reach an agreement with Israel in Cairo negotiations to end the conflict in Gaza, saying it is "not interested in more bloodshed".

The positive signals from the Islamist organisation, which has fought a 30-day war with Israel, came after mediators brokered a five-day extension to the current ceasefire shortly before a midnight deadline on Wednesday. [...]

Egyptian mediators appeared to be striving for a two-part agreement. The initial deal would focus on easing Israeli restrictions on imports and exports, increasing the number of permits issued to Gazans to enter or travel through Israel, reducing the size of the no-go "buffer zone" inside Gaza's perimeter, and expanding the permitted fishing zone.

The second part, to follow some weeks later, would focus on Hamas's demands for a sea and airport, and the possible release of some Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the remains of two Israeli soldiers killed in the conflict which Hamas is believed to be holding as a bargaining tool. [...]
A "real chance" as long as we get everything we want. I thought this was just the Guardian taking nonsense seriously, but here is Arutz 7:
[...] An Egyptian truce proposal presented Tuesday "could lead directly to what we define as a breakthrough and give an answer to our demands," said the Hamas leader.

The Egyptian proposal offered an easing of the blockade on the Hamas terror enclave of Gaza, putting off larger Hamas demands such as a sea and airport, along with Israeli demands for a disarmament of Gaza, to be resolved in later discussions.

Confirming the Hamas leader's words, the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization's second-in-command Ziad Nahala said Thursday that a truce agreement is indeed imminent, and will include a guarantee to remove the blockade on Gaza.

Egypt talked Israel out of its security demands according to Nahala, who added that the discussions about a sea port or airport will be held a month after an initial truce agreement is signed. [...]
What gives?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

"IRGC Commander: Continued War Better Option for Palestinians" (Fars News)

If reports of a new ceasefire are correct, Hamas does not seem to be taking Iranian advice at the moment:
IRGC Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami said given the biased ceasefire plan proposed by Egypt, continued resistance and war against Israel is now the best possible option for the Palestinians, adding that Hamas enjoys hidden war equipment and capabilities which will be used in later stages of the war.

"The plan proposed by Egypt meets the Zionist regime's interests and is not acceptable as it seeks to disarm the resistance, but we know that the damage inflicted on the Palestinians by a ceasefire is more than war," Salami said in a live interview with Iran's state-run TV on Saturday night.

Stressing that the Zionist regime has been defeated in close-range and street war against Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups, he said the Zionist army cannot move on the ground no matter Palestinian tunnels are there or not.

"Their fighter jets can just bomb the Palestinians, and these bombardments are responded by the resistance's missile attacks," he added.

He also referred to the Israeli "iron dome" missile shield built to intercept and destroy the Palestinian missiles, and said the shield has proved efficient in only 20% of cases.

Salami underlined that the resistance missiles now have a range of 160km which means that the entire occupied territories can be covered by the resistance missiles and the Zionist regime is not able to stand against the flood of Palestinian missiles.

He said that despite the advanced technologies and equipment that the Zionist regime enjoys and its extensive intelligence operations, the Palestinians have been able to dig hundreds of kilometers of tunnels and the resistance's key leaders have escaped assassination which shows the Palestinian resistance's intelligence maturity and superiority.

Salami referred to the situation in the West Bank, and said, "Certainly, the West Bank will move on the same track paved by the Gaza Strip and will certainly be armed and turned into a battle ground, of course, they are now fighting with stone but Gaza also fought with stone and now has acquired missiles and drones and this will also happen there."

He also pointed to the opposition of certain Arab states with the resistance, and said the resistance questions the legitimacy of the Arab regimes which want Palestine, Lebanon and Syria to be killed by the Zionist regime so that they can be a regional actor and retain their legitimacy.

"Commander: Hezbollah Ready to Storm Israel" (Fars News)

Meanwhile, the Iranian pro-regime press contributes bluster to the Hamas war-effort:
No Israeli in the occupied territories feels secure due to the Palestinian resistance's missiles, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said, stressing that the Lebanese Hezbollah Movement is also ready to storm the Zionist regime by its high-precision missiles. "Today, all the residents in the occupied territories feel insecure and the security of the occupied territories is in an equation that on one side the powerful Hezbollah exists which is ready to storm the occupied territories and everyone knows the destruction power and preciseness of its weapons, and the other variable in this equation is the Palestinian resistance which has destroyed 11 tanks of the regime and damaged 48 others using good tactics, techniques, technologies, missiles, rockets and new weapons," Salami said in a live interview with Iran's state-run TV on Saturday night.

He underlined that the Zionist regime's failures started since the 33-day war against Hezbollah in Summer 2006, and then its failures continued in the wars on Gaza in 2008 and in 2012 which was faced with the Palestinians' more advanced weapons.

Salami, meantime, blasted certain Arab regional states for their opposition to the Palestinian resistance, and said, "The reason that the Zionist regime has chosen this opportunity for attacking Gaza is that they felt that the policies of the Arab regional states is more coordinated with the Zionist regime than the resistance."

He described Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan as three allies of Washington in the region whose policies are regulated based on the US and Israeli policies, and said the Americans have tried hard to replace the Zionists' threat to the region with the so-called Iran threat and create Iranophobia in the region.

They also sought to weaken and create instability in Syria in a move to undermine the resistance front, Salami added.

Hezbollah Leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah has vowed that his party will stand by the resistance in Gaza.

"Hezbollah and the Lebanese resistance will stand by the Palestinian people’s uprising and resistance in our heart, willpower, hope and destiny,"Nasrallah said in a speech in July.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Arab pretends to let Jewish woman and three children cross the road and then runs over them?

From Arutz 7:
A Jewish woman and her three young children were hi by a car driven by a Palestinian Arab woman on Monday in Ramle. Reports indicate that the driver signalled tot he family to cross the road, before preceding in ploughing into them with her vehicle. The conditions of the victims remain unknown and the circumstances surrounding the event are as of yet unconfirmed.
Does that last clause leave some room for doubt about this story? I hope so.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

This says it all: "The Israeli army on Sunday confirms the death of missing soldier Lieutenant Hadar Goldin by checking the DNA of parts of his body that were found in a tunnel" (Times of Israel)

Here is the link.

"IRGC Official: Tsunami of Iran's Assistance to Palestine to Destroy Israel" (Fars News)

I used to frequently note uses of the word "annihilation" in the Iranian Press. This article uses it twice:
Head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Public Relations Department General Ramezan Sharif described Iran's continued support and assistance to the Palestinian people as a Tsunami that will lead to the annihilation of the Zionist regime.

"Iran's unstoppable all-out aids to the Palestinian resistance and its growth and development into practical measures by the entire Muslim world will certainly make the Zionist regime face a destructive tsunami, big problems and a serious and strategic dilemma," Sharif said on Sunday.

He underscored growing coordination, synergy and determination of the resistance front against Israel, saying that resistance movements have now described the Gaza war as a ground for the annihilation and collapse of the usurper Zionist regime.

Sharif stressed that the missiles fired at Israel by the resistance forces have created distress, fear and horror among the Israelis and snatched sleep from the eyes of the Zionist leaders.

Iran has on many occasions helped the Palestinian nation in its fight against the Israeli occupation of their lands.

In July, the Iranian Red Crescent Society announced readiness to dispatch humanitarian aid, and rescue and relief equipment to the oppressed Palestinian people in Gaza who have been under Israel's brutal attacks.

A few days ago and following first-time remarks by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, a large number of Iranian Army and IRGC Commanders underlined the necessity for all Islamic countries to supply weapons and military tools and equipment to the Palestinians to help them defend themselves against the Israeli attacks.

"This is the duty of the Muslim world to obey the order of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei) and arm the Palestinian people so that a powerful response will be given to the Zionist regime," Commander of the Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan told FNA during the International Quds Day rallies in Tehran on Friday.

He said that the operational capacities of resistance groups in the region have made the Zionist regime desperate, and added, "The Zionist regime will not sit to the negotiating table unless the language of force is exercised on them and we have witnessed that the rockets fired by the Palestinians have created such a strange fear among the Zionists and they are now after truce."

His remarks came after Ayatollah Khamenei strongly condemned the recent Israeli attacks on the Palestinians, and underlined that Palestinians should continue their armed struggle against Tel Aviv.

"We believe the West Bank, too, should be armed just like Gaza and those who are interested in the fate of the Palestinians must work in this respect so that the pains and miseries of the Palestinian people will be decreased due to their mighty hands and the weakness of the Zionist enemy," he underlined in July.

Also last Friday, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined the continued resistance of the Palestinians against Israeli aggressions, and said no secure place has remained for the Zionists.

"Today, no point in the occupied territories is secure for the Zionists and the 33-day, 22-day and 8-day wars have caused an epic of resistance and today the Palestinian resistance's missiles are beyond the Zionists' expectations," Salami said addressing participants in Tehran's Friday prayers and after the International Quds Day rallies. He also predicted that the power balance will change to the benefit of the Muslim world soon in future. Salami warned the Zionists of Muslims' tough reaction and response to their crimes, and said, "We will chase you house by house and take revenge for every drop of our martyrs' blood in Palestine and this is the start of the Muslim nations' awakening for defeating you." [...]

Sunday, July 27, 2014

"US political system ‘controlled by Jewish-Zionist interests’: Activist" (PressTV)

The "activist" is one Rodney Martin. Do a search for Rodney Martin and "World View Foundations" and you turn up an interview at a site called the "Daily Stormer," which also features an article entitled "Berlin Police Attacked by Mob of Non-White Bipeds." The present article is a bit blander than that:
The political system in the United States is “controlled by Jewish-Zionist interests” and “designed to prevent public participation,” an American activist and radio host in Los Angeles, California says. [...]

“The American political system and the American constitution is designed to prevent change and all this talk about impeachment is just designed to appeal to the Republican base” and “to try to fool the American public into thinking that there are two different parties when in fact there is not,” Martin told Press TV on Sunday.

“Under the American constitution, the American public has little to no say despite all the American rhetoric and bravado about democracy and the shining city on the hill and that the United States is going to bring democracy around the world,” he noted.

Martin said the only solution for creating real change in the US political system is a “Constitutional convention and a revision to the Constitution or a new Constitution that would allow for multiple parties, but these two parties that are basically controlled by Jewish-Zionist interests will never allow that because then they would lose their lock on power.”

Sunday, July 20, 2014

First sentence of a Seumas Milne Guardian piece includes long-debunked factoid about the "world's fourth largest military power."

Here it is:
For the third time in five years, the world’s fourth largest military power has launched a full-scale armed onslaught on one of its most deprived and overcrowded territories.
Referring to Gaza as a territory belonging to Israel is also a cute distortion.

"Israel’s Netanyahu benefits from shooting down of Malaysian plane" (PressTV)

PressTV doesn't quite get the full range of VT material, as the previous post illustrates--medium crazy is about right for them:
An American political commentator believes that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu benefits from the shooting down of a Malaysian passenger plane because he can continue his atrocities in Gaza.

In an interview with Press TV on Sunday, Veterans Today editor James Henry Fetzer also rejected Washington’s allegation that Moscow was behind the incident.

“The report that the Russian weapons were used to down the Malaysian plane in Ukraine does not mean that Russia was involved or the Russian separatists in Ukraine had anything to do with it. What could Russia have possibly stood to benefit in shooting down this airplane?” Fetzer said.

“Russia has nothing to gain from this. Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu had everything to gain because it was occurring by remarkable coincidence at the very same time Israel is launching its massive inhumane savage slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza,” he added. [...]

"Alien Agenda V: World Zionists Play Russian Roulette With Alien ETs" (Veterans Today)

The author of this is one "Preston James, PhD." Something from the too-crazy-for-PressTV contingent at VT? Use of bold and italics follows the original:
Have Ruling Super-elite Deviants set up a Secret Cell of Nuclear Weapon Scientists to covertly and quickly develop advanced Nuclear Devices they can then deploy to depopulate Planet Earth by 90%, in order to avoid a threatened 100% Global Depopulation ” Reset” by Alien ETs which would include themselves?

Note: This article is written for retired military and Intel with advanced knowledge of Space War matters and Alien ET visitors.

If you have not examined all the evidence of such matters that was presented in previous Secret Space War articles, you are probably wasting your valuable time reading this and it will seem like nonsense to you.

You are not allowed to know this information by the Powers That Be (PTB). They don’t really care what you believe as long as it is plausibly deniable, but they have gone to extreme limits by controlling the USG, the Judiciary, the Major Mass Media and the Educational System to make sure you cannot know these things for sure.

The particular Alien ET group which allegedly made this Ultimatum in the first place which was communicated to this exclusive group by a spokesman is believed to be the Dracos.

This Ultimatum was reported by an insider and corroborated by another.

And it is believed by numerous insiders that these Dracos are represented by and aligned with the World Zionists (WZs) working out of the City of London Financial District and through their main Action-Agent Cutouts, Israel leaders and their Assets inside the American Establishment.

These stateside assets include NeoCons, PNACers, AIPAC, B’nai B’rith, Israeli-American Israeli-first Dual Citizens, and the private federal reserve System which is a franchisee of the City of London’s World Zionist private Central Bank.(1)

The information about this Final Warning seems to fit with numerous other reports over the last several years. If true, this warning carries some startling implications for the continued survival of the World Masses. [...]
Are Dracos anything like Bacos?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

"Israel seeking to mislead Hamas over rocket accuracy" (PressTV)

Rockets are actually "pounding Tel Aviv"! The reports of rockets falling in empty fields is just propaganda designed to deprive Hamas of the data it needs to adjust its aim. The author, one Gordon Duff, is a "Senior Editor" at that citadel of truth, Veteran's Today:
Are rockets pounding Tel Aviv? Experts who have examined the denials and press releases by Israel and here “media friends,” are giving a resounding “yes!”

One American military officer, a former commander of an air defense unit, said this of Israel’s propaganda campaign: “It is almost as though they dragged poor Winston Churchill” out of the grave.

News reports have Israel’s braving incoming Hamas rockets, “stiff upper lip,” while intelligence reports tell another story. There is panic, frankly, as would be expected considering the fact that Israel is used to having others do her fighting.”

Key to Israel’s strategy is something learned from Britain during World War II. Hamas rockets can only be targeted if impacts are reported and range and direction are adjusted, perhaps to pound downtown Tel Aviv.

What is being released to the news, citing rockets as landing “in the middle of nowhere” is an attempt to get Hamas to adjust range and direction and actually hit “the middle of nowhere.” What these reports actually mean is the rockets are not only accurate but that Hamas’ intelligence network inside Israel is doing a highly effective job relaying target data. [...]

Israeli air defense systems have destroyed buildings and killed Jews with missiles suffering booster failure and plunging into populated areas. Anyone threatening to report this inside Israel has a life expectancy of hours.

The idea that Hamas rockets are being intercepted successfully is almost funny. In order to simulate an interception, it would be necessary to place a slow flying drone in the path of an Israeli rocket and hope the two accidentally collided. If it was a “miss,” you could always self-destruct the drone and lie about it.

Washington Post lists enemy casualties as an obstacle to an Israeli military victory

Here is the paragraph in question:
THE LATEST mini-war between Israel and the Hamas movement is as unwinnable for either side as previous rounds in 2009 and 2012. Though it has stockpiled thousands of rockets and some longer-range missiles, Hamas lacks the ability to inflict serious damage or casualties; a new anti-missile system has blocked most of the warheads headed toward Tel Aviv and other populous areas. Israel, for its part, can target Hamas commanders and infrastructure in Gaza but probably can’t entirely silence the rocket launchers. A ground invasion of Gaza, for which troops are now being mustered, would cause heavy casualties and, if it destroyed Hamas, leave Israel with the task of governing the territory and its nearly 2 million people.
The article bends over backwards to use balanced-sounding language, but that gives it all away. Hamas is constrained only by its lack of firepower, Israel lacks the stomach to cause the amount of damage necessary to stop the rockets permanently. That isn't normal military morality. You are allowed to win. The laws of war were not created to make fanatacism into a tactical and strategic advantage.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

A quietly insane gem of a story

In which the "Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army" decides that "only when the commanding officers of the navy are good at swimming, can they lead the seamen and successfully carry out the naval operation for implementing the strategic plan of the supreme command even in vast expanse of sea" and orders a "drill":
Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, guided the drill for assessing the swimming ability of the commanding officers of the KPA Navy.

The drill organized by the order of the supreme commander was conducted in such a way that the commanding officers of the East Sea Fleet and the West Sea Fleet of the KPA Navy simultaneously started in column formations up to the turn-round point at the distance of 5 km and swam back from it.

All the commanding officers of the East Sea Fleet and the West Sea Fleet took part in the swimming drill.

Kim Jong Un met the commanding officers prior to the start of the drill and told them that the assessment of their swimming ability was of weighty importance in rounding off the combat readiness of the navy and remarkably bolstering up the combat capabilities by making the training more intense just as the anti-Japanese guerillas did in Mt. Paektu.

He said that the commanding officers should become good fighters if the army is to fight well, adding that a modern warfare requires the commanding officers to be prepared not only politically and ideologically and in military technique but physically.

"The commanding officers are not qualified if they lack physical ability, no matter what good ideological and moral qualities they have and no matter how high military and technological qualifications they are possessed of as they should stand in the van of the combat ranks," he noted.

"When the commanding officers are fully prepared, they can always lead intensive training of service personnel, shouting "Forward, following me!" not "Charge ahead!" he said.

Saying that the seamen should acquire high ability of swimming, he stressed that only when the commanding officers of the navy are good at swimming, can they lead the seamen and successfully carry out the naval operation for implementing the strategic plan of the supreme command even in vast expanse of sea.

The commanding officers renewed their resolution to fully display the might of Kim Jong Un's Navy in the assessment event, regarding the drill for assessing the swimming ability to be staged before the supreme commander as a battle field without gunfire.

He issued an order to start the drill.

The participants fully demonstrated the swimming ability they have cultivated in their day-to-day training, displaying great persevering strength, will and team spirit.

The West Sea Fleet was highly appreciated at the drill.

Then followed the assessment and review of the drill.

He expressed great satisfaction over the successful drill and set forth tasks to be fulfilled to round off the combat readiness and bolster up the combat capabilities of the naval units including the work for making swimming drill a rule and part of life of the seamen so that they may satisfactorily perform their combat missions under any circumstances. [...]
Because for a truly first-rate navy, boats are optional.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

"Kim Jong Un Guides Test-fire of Newly Developed Ultra-precision Tactical Guided Missiles"

"Not an inch of deviation"--that's how they like their missiles and their ideology:
Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, guided the test-fire of newly developed cutting- edge ultra-precision tactical guided missiles.

At the central monitoring post he acquainted himself with the tactical and technological information of the newly developed guided missiles before giving an order to test-fire them.

The moment the guided missiles soared into the sky with thunderous roar.

The test-fire clearly proved that the tactical guided weapons didn't have an inch of deviation in their scientific and technological performance.

They are another shining success made by scientists in the field of national defence and workers in the field of munitions industry in their efforts to implement the WPK's policy of manufacturing high-precision, lighter, automatic and intelligent weapons and equipment.

The test-fire helped the KPA get the master key to putting all strike means including short-, medium- and long-range guided weapons on ultra-precision basis of the world level and opened a prospect for maximizing their striking accuracy and power.

The successful test-fire at a time when the U.S. and the south Korean puppet regime and all other allied forces are going extremely reckless in the moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK and unleash a war of aggression marked a significant event in bolstering up the defence capability for self-defense. This greatly encourages the service personnel and people of the DPRK.

Kim Jong Un expressed great satisfaction over the results of the test-fire.

Expressing belief that the officials and workers in the fields of national defence science and munitions industry would manufacture more ultra- precision tactical guided weapons capable of taking the decisive initiative in any operation and battle of the modern warfare through accurate preemptive strikes, always bearing in mind the expectations of the party and the people, he advanced new tasks to be fulfilled by the field of national defence science and technology. [...]

Friday, June 13, 2014

"ISIL Takfiri militants, tools of Zionists: Analyst" (PressTV, of course)

The "analyst" turns out to be Kevin Barrett, but I would take this article as a peek into the Supreme Leader's brain. Poor dears, they're melting down:
Takfiri militants currently wreaking havoc on Iraq are operatives of the Israeli regime, an analyst writes for Press TV.

“The Takfiri terrorists afflicting Iraq – like the American invaders – are tools of the Zionists,” Kevin Barrett wrote in an article for the Press TV website.

The analyst was referring to the extremist militants from the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) that reportedly captured two provincial capitals this week, namely Tikrit in the Salahuddin Province and Iraq’s second city of Mosul in the northern province of Nineveh.

Barrett said people in Iraq and the entire Middle East have to “wake up” to what is under way in their countries and “then rise up and throw the Takfiri terrorists, Zionists, and occupiers out of the region.”

He added that the ISIL was created on the al-Qaeda model to pursue the interests of Western governments in the Middle East.

“So perhaps the Zionist-led West is perfectly happy to sit back and watch Iraq get torn apart by the ISIL,” wrote Barrett. [...]
Judging from the tone of the press coverage, the West has not yet figured out the happiness part, but maybe it should be happy.

Friday, May 23, 2014

"Khaled Mashal Hails Iran’s Drive to Help Resolve Syrian Crisis" (Fars News)

This actually ends by referring to "the consequences of arming militant groups":
Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Mashal in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in the Qatari capital of Doha praised Tehran's commitment to the political solution of the Syrian crisis.

"Iran’s role in the resolution of the three-year-long crisis in Syria has been constructive," Mashal said during the meeting.

Mashal pointed to Israel’s negative role in Syria and its policy of exploiting the developments in the Middle East to its own advantage, and said, "The crisis in Syria can only be resolved through political means."

He called on the regional countries to play a more effective role in resolving the Syrian crisis.

On Wednesday,Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Beijing voiced his concern over the ongoing Syrian crisis, and called for collective efforts to resolve the country's problems.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has always felt concerns over the regional issues, specially the Syrian issue," President Rouhani said during the meeting on the sidelines of the Fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in the Chinese capital.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has put the death toll from the foreign-backed militancy against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at more than 160,000.

Western powers and their regional allies -- specially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey -- are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

Washington has remained indifferent to warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

PressTV: "Is Boko Haram a psy-op?"

All the world's a stage. One of the loonier members of the Veteran's Today crowd, one Keven Barrett, reveals that the Boston Marathon bombing, Sandy Hook, the "Achille Lauro false flag," and by implication much of the rest of reality is all one big hoax:
We are told that a radical Islamic group called Boko Haram has kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria. This classic good-vs.-evil tale pits crazed Muslim extremists against adorable innocent children. The whole world demands the rescue of the girls, and deplores the evils of "radical Islam."

It is a terrific story - the stuff Hollywood films are made of. But is it true?

Though the story is hogging the global media spotlight, it is full of gaping holes and wildly inconsistent official pronouncements. The Christian Science Monitor, hardly a bible of conspiracy theorists, points out:

"For all the urgent headlines and advocacy, however, what is still missing are basic facts. It is unclear how many girls were abducted, who they are, who did it, at what time, and exactly how."

A story featuring unknown heroines and unknown villains performing unknown actions at an unknown time does not even qualify as a myth. The word "rumor" might even be an exaggeration.

The Christian Science Monitor story continues:

"For starters, the number of girls taken away by the self-described Islamist radical Boko Haram and later rescued keeps changing. First it was 129 girls rescued. Then 121 were rescued and 8 were missing. The next day, none had been rescued at all. No collective set of photos of the girls appears to exist, or even all their names (some websites with photos of the girls have used photos lifted from elsewhere)."

This is all very strange. It reminds some researchers of the anomalies surrounding official pronouncements about the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting of December 2012 and the Boston Marathon bombing of April 2013.

The local news website lists the names, ages, and hometowns of four people killed by the Boston bombing and sixty more who were wounded. Authorities claim that 264 people in all were wounded. But videos of the bombing show that the area where the bomb went off was largely empty of people. The claim that 264 people were wounded strikes many researchers, including University of Minnesota Professor Emeritus James Fetzer, as grossly exaggerated. There is no documentation, not even a list of names, for 204 of the 264 people allegedly wounded.

Additionally, Professor Fetzer and other researchers argue that the Boston bombing videos prove that some of the worst "injuries" were Hollywood-style fakes. He says that one of the alleged victims, Nick Vogt, actually lost his legs in Afghanistan, not in the Boston bombing. In his article "Some 'hard lessons' from the Boston Bombing" Fetzer reproduces photographs purporting to show Vogt being prepared with fake wound prosthetics in the aftermath of the bombing. The photos and video of Vogt and another man who supposedly lost his leg, Jeff Bauman, raise serious questions about how people can lose legs from blunt force trauma yet suffer minimal loss of blood. Bauman was placed upright in a wheelchair - hardly the recommended treatment for someone who has just lost a leg - and taken away looking fully alert and in no apparent pain.

James Fetzer comments:

"Look at the photos of Jeff Bauman. Why are his legs not spurting blood? How can he be upright, conscious and alert as he is being rushed off in a wheelchair? His fake prosthesis falls off as they are rushing him away, so they stop and reattach it! Just how dumb are the American people?"

Massachusetts State Representative Stella Tremblay agreed - and was censured for her fellow legislators for raising questions about the bombings, which photos show were carried out by Craft International mercenaries, not the Tsarnaev brothers.

Fetzer also believes that the Sandy Hook school shooting of December 14th, 2012 was a staged event. In an article co-authored with Professor James Tracy and other co-authors, entitled "Top Ten Reasons: Sandy Hook was an Elaborate Hoax," Fetzer criticizes the State of Connecticut's official criminal report:

"The report does not even include the names, the ages or the sex of the alleged victims of the shooting. There is no actual identification of any of the dead...Anyone with the inclination can comb through hundreds of years of American crime reports and surely would not find another instance in the which the names, the ages or the sex of the victims is not given–with the exception of victims of sex crimes. Withholding this information is part of a pattern of deception and deceit that extends to the Clerk of Newtown making secret arrangements with the state legislature to avoid releasing death certificates to the public, attempts to withhold the 911 calls and gag orders that were imposed upon those responsible for tearing down the building."

To summarize: More than 200 alleged victims of the Boston Marathon bombing remain nameless, without a shred of evidence that they even exist. The official Sandy Hook report, likewise, withholds the names of victims and witnesses. And now the Nigerian government offers no convincing evidence that any specific individuals were actually kidnapped, nor any details about when or how the alleged kidnapping occurred.

The recent video featuring supposed Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau alongside pictures of praying schoolgirls raises more questions than it answers. First, if the person in the video is really Shekau, why does the Nigerian government continue to insist that Shekau is dead? Why did Boko Haram and Shekau (assuming it is really Shekau) wait three weeks to claim responsibility for the alleged kidnapping?

The Christian Science Monitor points out that "the only hard evidence that Abubakar Shekau is even the leader of Boko Haram is that he says so. This is a man who threatened to kill former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher from his hideout in northeastern Nigeria more than six months after she died."

Many Nigerians wonder whether Boko Haram really exists. The supposed radical Islamic organization has been blamed for the killings of thousands of people. Yet details about the group are so murky that many observers suspect it may be more mythical than real. According to one theory, the real killers are mercenaries paid to stage false-flag "Islamic terror" in order to justify foreign intervention in oil-rich Nigeria.

The government of Nigeria owes the world a specific, coherent, fully-documented and transparent explanation of the kidnapped-schoolgirls story. Likewise, the US government owes the world fully-transparent accounts of the Boston and Sandy Hook events. In all of these cases - as with so many other spectacular terrorist incidents - people have good reason to suspect that their governments are lying to them.

We know that the US government has a long history of planning and staging fake terror incidents to galvanize public opinion, curtail civil liberties, launch pre-planned wars, pursue a "strategy of tension," and gain other strategic objectives. Anyone who doubts this should simply feed the terms "Operation Northwoods" and "Operation Gladio" into a search engine.

Other governments do the same thing. Israel, with its Lavon Affair, USS Liberty massacre, Achille Lauro false flag, and many similar incidents, may be the world's false-flag champion.

Are elements of the Nigerian government, perhaps with foreign help, staging or assisting "Boku Haram" attacks? Could this be just the latest example of a worldwide trend: The creation and deployment of brutal Takfiri militant groups to smear Islam in service to Zionism and imperialism?

"the DPRK, the most dignified country in the world"

The actual title of this little tirade is "We Will Finally Settle Accounts with Park Geun Hye Group: NDC of DPRK":
The puppet forces of south Korea, a colony where they have the prerogative over the army, a basic criteria of a sovereign state, usurped by the U.S. and find themselves in such a poor position in which they have to eat without complaint beef infected with mad cow disease offered by the U.S. and suffer from high fever being caught by a cold if the U.S. makes a cough.

Park Geun Hye, who claims to be "president", has to stammer out American English when she is in the U.S. to play the coquette with her American master. Only then can she be regarded as a faithful dog and servant. This is the wretched plight of south Korea.

That's why we have long regarded south Korea as a group of puppets and colonial servants who are steeped in dependence on outsiders and treachery to the marrow of their bones.

Stressing that the DPRK can never overlook the fact that such guys dared point an accusing finger at the DPRK, the most dignified country in the world, the crucial report continued:

It is also pitiful to see the south Korean puppet forces making a false show of power after pinning their hope on their U.S. master's such common war hardware as assault fighters, aircraft carriers and guided missiles.

The DPRK doesn't hide that it possesses strike means more powerful than all the latest war hardware noisily advertised by the U.S.

It is a resolution already made by the DPRK to force the enemies to pay a dear price whenever an opportunity presents itself.

We cannot but take a serious note of such reckless remarks made by Kim as he termed the DPRK "a country which should disappear as early as possible", unaware of such a reality.

Such reckless remarks have never been made in the distress-torn history of national division.

What the Park group uttered this time cannot be construed otherwise than a total denial of compatriots in the north, an undisguised revelation of its wild ambition to achieve the "unification by absorption" and a declaration of all-out confrontation of the social systems.

The baneful consequences to be entailed by these reckless outbursts can be neither retrieved nor put under control.

All the service personnel and people of the DPRK and the mindset of all other Koreans are strongly calling for wiping the Park group out of this land as it didn't hesitate to perpetrate thrice-cursed treason.

The Park group will have to keenly feel what miserable consequences it will face for its vitriol.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

A post which accepts a certain amount of drinking, and even drunkenness, on Purim, but warns against overdoing it

Barf! huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Barf! huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again, y'all

Barf! huh, Gevalt!
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Ohhh, Barf, I reprove
Because it means destruction
Of innocent booze

Barf means tears
When mothers view the muddle
With their sons face down
In a single-malt puddle

I said, Barf! huh
Gevalt, y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again

Barf! Gevalt!
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Barf! it ain't nothing
But a tragedy
Barf, friend only to the distillery
Ooooh, Barf
It's an enemy to all Yid-kind
The point of barf blows my mind
Barf has caused unrest
Within the younger generation
Engorgement then disgorgement
Who wants to barf
Aaaaah, barf-huh
Gevalt y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it, say it, say it
Barf! huh
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Barf, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Barf, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again y'all
Barf! huh, Gevalt
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Barf, it ain't nothing but bad for Jewry
Barf, it's got one friend
That's the brewery
Ooooh, barf has shattered
Many a young man's seuda
Made him discolored, bitter and putrid
Purim is much too short and precious
To spend unconscious these days
Barf can't give simcha
It can only take it away

Ooooh, Barf! huh
Gevalt y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again

Barf, whoa, Gevalt
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Barf, it ain't nothing but bad for Jewry
Barf, friend only to the brewery
Simcha, joy and moderation
Tell me, is there no place for them today
They say we must binge to have our simcha
Hashem knows there's got to be a better way

Ooooooh, Barf! huh
Gevalt y'all
What is it good for
You tell me
Say it, say it, say it, say it

Barf, huh
Gevalt y'all
What is it good for
Stand up and shout it

Monday, March 10, 2014

"America world knows today engineered" (PressTV)

That headline should be read something like "The America that the world knows today was engineered." Here is an excerpt from one of the crazier blasts from Veterans Today to feature at PressTV, courtesy of Gordon Duff. The event that seems to prompt all this conspiracy theorizing is America's not taking Russia's side in the Ukraine:
[...] There is another question “out there.” Are Americans simply monsters, are they stupid, robotic, propagandized or something else? Why is America “unrecognizable?”

[...] It wasn’t until 1980, four years before the Orwellian prediction, that the program began in earnest with the publication of From Psyop to, Mind War, an operational outline of the plan by the military to use any means necessary to defeat the free will of the American people and eventually the world.

The authors, Major General Paul Vallely, champion of Zionism and the “Christian Taliban” and General Michael Aquino, Head of the Satanic Churches of America and accused mass child sex criminal are less the “strange bedfellows” that they may seem.

Today Vallely is seen with Al Qaeda in Syria or managing “issues” in Ukraine while directing the propaganda war against the Obama government. Aquino is a creature of the shadows, reputedly the real NSA chief, more commonly known as “Satan’s messenger on earth.”

As dedicated “Freudians,” Vallely and Aquino chose to target “the Id,” the primal recesses of the reptilian nature of humanity. The direction chosen, distrust of all institutions, the “hive mind” of the insect, collective fear and xenophobia, class envy, racial hatred, religious strife, resentment of intellectual accomplishment, driven by dark propaganda and, eventually, false flag terrorism, these are the tools that have made America “unrecognizable.”

What was initiated was a comprehensive program using both “active” and “passive” psychological warfare against the American people. Primary targeting was done through the media and public education. However, the most insidious aspects involved direct government manipulation of religion, both “conventional” and “occult,” and full penetration and control of not only secret societies but special interest groups like the American Legion and National Rifle Association.

The funding evidence for these “dark projects” has popped to the surface over the years with scientists unable to stop themselves from taking credit for “dark discoveries” which, from time to time, show up in prestigious journals. Dozens of “whistleblowers” have come forward as well. [...]

"Hamas: Commander killed in accidental Gaza explosion" (Maan News)

Did you know that Shakespeare refers to this sort of scenario with the expression "hoist with his own petard"?
The military wing of Hamas said on Saturday evening that a field commander was killed in an accidental "internal explosion" in the Hashashin neighborhood of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, while medical sources said that nine others were wounded.

The Qassam Brigades said that Ibrahim Nagib al-Ghoul, 30, was killed in the explosion.

A spokesman for the Gaza Strip Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra said that the majority of the nine individuals wounded in the explosion were suffering from serious injuries.

Al-Qidra said that five of the wounded were taken to Abu Yousef al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah, while the four others were transferred to the European Gaza Hospital.

No details of the cause of the explosion were released.
"Details"? Like which body parts splattered against which objects?

Monday, March 03, 2014

PressTV: "issues involving chemical weapons in Syria and the alleged nuclear developments in Iran, both of which were contrived and fabricated events just as much as the 9/11"

The one quoted is one James Fetzer, another of the endless parade of Veterans Today writers featured at PressTV. Notice the support for Putin's adventures in Ukraine at the end:
An American political activist says he hopes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s requests from US President Barack Obama will fall “on deaf ears.”

Obama is set to meet Netanyahu at the White House later today to discuss Middle East diplomacy.

Obama told Bloomberg View that he will urge Israel's leader to support a US-drafted framework for the so-called peace deal with the Palestinians, or face more international isolation in the future. But Netanyahu, in his turn, will try to get the White House involved in its own version of the Middle East policy.

“Netanyahu is of course notorious for his efforts to deploy the Mossad to participate in false flag attacks and undermine diplomatic resolutions of issues involving chemical weapons in Syria and the alleged nuclear developments in Iran, both of which were contrived and fabricated events just as much as the 9/11,” James Henry Fetzer, editor of Veterans Today, told Press TV on Monday.

Referring to the recent political crisis in Ukraine, the American journalist said, “The visit of Benjamin Netanyahu with President Obama at the White House is at a historical climb in European affairs,” when the Americans and the Israelis are “collaborating together to undermine the democracy and the stability in Ukraine.”

Over the past two decades “the United States has spent $5 billion to subvert Ukraine,” and “tear Ukraine away from its historic relationship with Russia,” he added,

Fetzer said Russia’s Vladimir Putin will not let the US drag Ukraine under the influence of Europe as “we are on the brink of what could turn out to be a World War III.” But, he added, “I believe Vladimir Putin has the ability to skillfully navigate these issues.”

Saturday, March 01, 2014

PressTV: "James Tague, key JFK assassination witness, dies at 77" (Israel killed JFK)

I know what these things are going to say before I read them:
A US Air Force veteran and a material witness to the November 22, 1963 assassination of former American President John F. Kennedy has died at the age of 77.

James Tague died at his home 113 kilometers north of Dallas on Friday following a brief illness, his daughter Suanna Holloway said on Saturday. “It happened very fast,” Holloway said. “He was a fantastic father.”

Tague was standing by Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas when the assassin(s) fired shots on Kennedy. A bullet presumably aiming for Kennedy instead took a weird curb near where Tague was standing and sent debris flying into his face, leaving him slightly injured.

“It was just skin-deep, that’s all there was to it,” Tague said three months ago on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Kennedy.

Tague was called by the Warren Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy to testify on July 28, 1964. The commission endorsed the “lone gunman theory,” which is largely dependent on the “magic bullet theory.” Tague’s testimony contributed to the “magic bullet theory.”

JFK researcher Debra Conway said the commission was likely to settle with two shots striking Kennedy and one hitting Texas Gov. John Connally. “But because Mr. Tague was near the missed shot and was wounded … they had to account for the missed shot,” said Conway. “Jim is a very important witness.”

Critics have long questioned the “magic bullet theory,” arguing that the bullet could not have passed through multiple layers and angles.

Kennedy was shot as he rode in an open car through in Dallas.

Although official inquiries have determined Lee Harvey Oswald, a former Marine Corps veteran, was responsible for the assassination, Kennedy's murder is still shrouded in mystery.

The 46-year-old president, who had been in office only for three years, is often ranked among the country’s most revered presidents.

However, JFK is also remembered for ordering one of the most disastrous parts of the Cold War, the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba by a CIA-trained paramilitary force of Cuban exiles.

Kennedy was also the only US president, who strongly opposed Israel’s nuclear weapons program.

In an interview with Press TV on November 23, 2013, Kevin Barrett, an American political commentator, said that Israel was behind the assassination of Kennedy because he opposed Israel’s plans of becoming a nuclear power in the Middle East.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Fars News: "Senior MP: Iran Holds Documents Proving Baha’is Spying for Mossad, CIA"

More about the shadowy group behind the BBC:
The Baha'i minority has been running spying operations for Israel's notorious secret service Mossad and the US spy agency, CIA, and Iran has irrefutable evidence and documents to prove this claim, a senior lawmaker said.

Chairman of the parliament’s Cultural Commission Ahmad Salek made the remarks in an interview with Didehban Center in Tehran on Tuesday.

“I declare very explicitly that Baha’ism is an espionage organization which gathers intelligence for the CIA and Mossad and there are abundant documents to prove this,” he added.

Although members of the Baha’i sect have admitted to their crimes in various cases, the West, specially the United States, claims that Iran has violated their human rights due to its attempts to clamp down on the cult.

"We (as the state) offer a variety of services to the Baha’i sect in Iran and respect them as human beings, but not as insiders, spies, or a political grouplet supported by Britain and Israel to cause disturbance in Iran," Iran's former Prosecutor General Qorban-Ali Dorri-Najafabadi said in 2009.

According to Dorri-Najafabadi, there is irrefutable evidence that many adherents of the Baha’i sect are in close contact with the enemies of the Iranian nation and have strong links to the Zionist regime.

"We have always showed great kindness to the Baha’i citizens in Iran. We just oppose such relations," Dorri-Najafabadi explained.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SANA (Syria): "President al-Assad expresses Syria's support to President Maduro's approach in running Venezuela"

This means so much:
President Bashar al-Assad expressed Syria's support to the approach of the Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro in running Venezuela "that he draws from the world heritage principles and the historical legacy of Latin America's great leaders."

In a letter he sent to the Venezuelan President on Wednesday, President al-Assad expressed the Syrian people's solidarity with President Maduro and the Venezuelan people in the face of the "ferocious onslaught that is replayed today in several safe and stable countries, in an attempt to whip up chaos, spread foreign hegemony and seize the riches of these countries and their sensitive geopolitical positions."

President al-Assad voiced Syria's support to the "road of peace charted by President Maduro in Venezuela," wishing him success in shouldering the uphill tasks assigned to him at a critical stage the world is passing through."

President al-Assad emphasized, in his letter, confidence in the victory of people's will in determining the future of their own countries.
Victory is assured!

Monday, February 17, 2014

PressTV: Kevin Barrett on the "Israelification" of the US, the "Zionist coup d'état of September 11th, 2001," Philip Weiss, and lots more

It's long and crazy, but these three paragraphs will give you a taste:
[...] There was nothing random or unplanned about the Zionist coup d'état of September 11th, 2001 which imposed near-total Zionist control on America. According to Stanley Hilton and Francis Boyle – both of whom studied beside neoconservative guru Leo Strauss at the University of Chicago during the 1960s – Strauss and his disciples, including roommates and Strauss intimates Paul Wolfowitz and Abram Shulsky, were even then planning to impose a sort of Zio-Nazi fascism on America through a 9/11 style event.

One neoconservative Zio-Nazi, Edward Luttwak, actually wrote a doctoral dissertation outlining the Straussian plan to overthrow democracy through a 9/11-style stealth coup d'état. Luttwak's dissertation was published in 1968 as Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook. Italian journalist Mauricio Blondet, in his book September 11th: A Coup d'État (2002) explains that the neoconservatives used Luttwak's Coup d'État as their step-by-step guide to staging 9/11.

Israeli’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrated 9/11 with the ecstatic outburst: “It's very good!” Then-Israeli-Prime-Minister Ariel Sharon crowed: “We Jews control America, and the Americans know it!” (Israeli spy agency) Mossad kingpin Mike Harari allegedly boasted of orchestrating 9/11 at the celebratory party he threw in Bangkok, Thailand, immediately after the attack on America, according to eyewitness Dmitri Khalezov. [...]

Sunday, February 16, 2014

PressTV: "70 MPs seek to question Zarif over Holocaust remarks"

This is reminiscent of L'affaire d'Masha'ei. Saying something sane about Israel and the Holocaust is a very bad career move in the Islamic Republic:
Seventy Iranian lawmakers have signed a letter to question Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif over his positions vis-a-vis the Holocaust and the Israeli regime.

“The signatures for this question have reached 70,” senior Iranian lawmaker Mohammad Javad Karimi Qoddousi, told Fars News Agency in a Saturday interview.

“The question has been sent to the Foreign Ministry and it will be reviewed in the first session of the National Security [and Foreign Policy] Committee of Majlis,” said Karimi who sits on the committee.

In the letter to the Foreign Ministry, Iranian legislators pointed to Zarif’s interview with a German TV channel in early February in which he slammed the Holocaust as a “a horrifying tragedy” that “should never occur again.”

The lawmakers also called Zarif’s remarks about Palestinians’ right to recognize Israel, as ‘passive’.

“What is the reason for the passivity in your views about the issue of the illegitimate Israeli regime and the Holocaust,” the letter asked.
Hat Tip: EOZ.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

(PressTV-Iran) "Zionists dominate banking, media and politics: D. Duke"

Same old Iran. The shorter title that links to this from the main PressTV page reads "World Domination is a Zionist Agenda":
Press TV has interviewed Dr. David Duke, former member of US House of Representatives, Louisiana about the influence of Israel on American policy and how Zionism influences media, banking and politics.

What follows is an approximate transcript of the interview.

Press TV: First of all I'd like to get your thoughts on the AIPAC's efforts to implement more sanctions on Iran and also the significance that a US Rabbi is criticizing AIPAC for what he calls their strong-arming tactics.

Duke: First off, good morning to you and good morning to the people of Iran and around the world in our efforts to stop this insane Zionist war – one more Zionist war just like Afghanistan, just like Iraq and just as they've done against Lebanon, as they've done against the Palestinian people.

Obviously AIPAC is an organization that is a Zionist organization that's working for the interest of Israel and for the radical Jews who control the Jewish community in America. There are a few dissenting Jews, which we should be very happy for and I'm glad there are some Jews there to challenge some issues.

But every major Jewish organization in the United State of America is pushing for war and sanctions against your country (Iran) when the true nuclear rogue state of course is Israel and Israel is a real threat to world peace.

It's just insane... the American intelligence community in fact we did a national intelligence estimate of leading intelligence organizations in the United States of America: the CIA, all the national security agencies, organizations in our country and they themselves looked at the evidence and said that Iran has no program for building a nuclear weapon whatsoever. So, why do we have sanctions? The state that should be sanctioned is Israel.

At least we have a few Jewish dissenters - Jewish dissenters get some publicity, but I hope that Iran and the world doesn't misunderstand the fact that the Jewish community, the organized Jewish community – that doesn’t mean every Jew – but the organized Jewish community is very, very strongly pushing for war – a war that would be catastrophic for the people of Iran and around the world.

I document this by the way on my website and we have the evidence and the documents on this that are fully available for anyone around the world to read.

Press TV: I'm curious about how the dynamics work in this issue. I'd like you to explain it for us and our viewers – The members in the Congress and the Senators, do they agree with AIPACS allegations? Do they choose to ignore the facts, or are they all just on board? And how far are AIPAC and those pro-Israeli lobbies willing to go with regards to Iran?

Duke: You have to remember and this is the key element for anybody around the world... Zionism is not simply like the Jewish state in Israel or Netanyahu and a few of these other radicals in Israel forming many of these policies and a few other Jewish groups around the world supporting them. This is worldwide.

Zionism is a worldwide phenomenon. It is a globalist phenomenon. They dominate international banks with enormous financial power; they dominate the world's media; and they dominate the political structure.

In America they do it by controlling campaign financing and basically because of the power in the media if you combine the campaign financing influence with the media they are able to blackmail every politician.

Every politician knows that if they support Israel they will get positive response in the media. If they dare to put America first and the interests of the world first and the interest of peace and decency and humanity first, they will be condemned and thrown out of Congress.

There is simply not one American Congressman truly willing to stand up to the Zionists in this country. They have been bought off. It's the best Congress money can buy and it's shameful to the American people.

As an American I'm ashamed at the fact that our politicians have so sold out the interests of really the American people and of course human rights and freedoms.

The real rogue state, the nuclear rogue ...[entity]; the...[entity] that has nuclear weapons right now; the [entity] that has United Nations resolutions for them to get out of the West Bank for instance in which they've been violating for decades. That's the...[entity] that should be sanctioned, not Iran.

Press TV: How can this status quo change, for example, what you said about US Senator not daring to stand up against the Israeli lobbies. What can be done to bring about change?

Duke: With a change of consensus. And that's why people have to learn about Zionism and I think the people of the Middle East and other regions of the world including Iran has got to work very hard to explain to people that the Palestinian problem and the Zionist problems go far beyond the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians, Israel and Lebanon, Israel and Syria, Israel and Iran.

It is a worldwide problem. And the control of the media and the control of the political processes around the world, they are behind what we call globalism, which is really an effort toward world government; towards a...extremist Messianic vision of the world. Now, that might sound radical and strange.

But Ben Gurion himself said that Israel would become the Supreme Court of mankind; that all nations and armies would be abolished...It's talking about world domination.

And they really do dominate the world in many ways, in media, in international banking and in politics. And by controlling America they control a great deal of the military force of the world.

So unless you educate people on this issue around the world and change the consensus we cannot change the political process. In doing this we begin to change everything and I believe we're doing that everyday...