As the most-recent enormously disproportionate bombing by Israeli Occupation Forces starts up again for a new administration but same rubber-stamping in Washington, I am gearing up to cover what transpires and what outrages Zionists wish to advance under a cloud of cluster bombings. Your best source for information is Stanley Cohen, he has been a friend to Palestine for many decades. He is the William Kunstler of our time; in fact, he worked for Mr Kunstler in the day. Please know that he is the greatest bearer of truth about the Zionist occupation to date, I intend to bring Mr. Cohen’s thoughts to my pages as I stand with so many in solidarity with each occupied Palestinian.
I have written a great deal on this injustice, but sadly not frequently enough. If you would like to read any of my blog contributions to the struggle in Palestinian, please visit my older articles.
Thank you for all support. Up the rebels.
I make a small contribution to the fight, but am trying to improve on punctuality as the war crimes of the US Empire and their toadies continues apace. Here are a few additional places on Twitter where you may find insight and wisdom on 73 years of bitter occupation:
Although I am hoping that the news from the front brings an unexpected relief from those who support the enemies of justice, I am also planning to continue the much more likely outcome of further outrage.
Racism finds comfort in White traditions, heritage, genealogy, and histories. Any complicity with this nation’s wanton acts of evil gets glossed over with thick coatings of whitewash. Is genocide, slavery, rape, and plunder on a planet-wide scale forgivable? Was it a sad but necessary concomitant of destiny, the price of progress, culture, and civilizations forged by the European colonizing spirit?
“You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs” has convinced many an apologist of genocide , including Walter Duranty, Pulitzer Prize winner and fervid Stalin apologist who fell for the Soviet line.
American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) trace their history to 1619, the year the first individuals arrived here. What if Western “Civilization” had been built upon the heroic and epic tales of Homer, The Iliad, Gilgamesh… rather than upon the myths told in The Bible, at the other side of Europe is the geographically situated Middle East. Europe is that chunk of landmass bordering the northern side of the Mediterranean.
Europe constructed a number of empires that plundered the planet for the sake of the various crowns who exercised their greedy needs in the name of a misunderstood deity — to give them a certain benefit of a very paltry doubt. Land and sea domination is easily obtained when your esteemed crown possesses enormously more powerful firepower than the land and people, the animals, and the resources that become an instant sources of wealth feverishly desired by those who benefit from a war machine. I would compare that instant wealth to the instant power obtained by hauling out the biomass of a previous extinction moment. Fossil fuels are a compressed and immediately available energy source that is immediately available.
Monetary success accrued while ignoring the gifts of civilization. So called savages and barbarians will continue to benefit enormously at the appearance of a civilized, God-fearing culture. To the victims always go the spoils.
European Devolization knows how to make saints of the white-supremacist conquerors and booty collectors. A cargo hold of “resources” returned by “explorers” from lesser-blessed cultures makes it easy to find any reason available to justify the wanton greed, torture, and death that occurs when your “civilization” casts its warriors as God-fearing gentlemen eager to bring the “good news” of genocide, land theft, and the gift of a devolizationary greed . All treaties made by all occupying powers with overwhelming military forces are subject to change at the earliest possible moment. No treaty signed by any of the tribes of North America has ever been honored. A treaty written by honorable men is worthless to the signee, a bill of goods.
The present occupation by writ of law in the United States of America, active since 1776 in conquest by brutal force imposed by the empire of the moment continues to this present moment. Venezuela is not currently a client state of the US, but its oil reserves beckon for yet another puppet regime as stated in a piece of paper signed by POTUS Monroe. Bolivia was “blessed” with regime change on the basis of certain rare-earth elements required for a new generation of handheld computers but they voted the puppet government out of office. Greed feeds need.
White supremacy is not a white elephant, it is complicity by complexion. The only thing you have to know about the world domination obtained by dint of a European facial characteristics. Jesus Christ was a Palestinian Jew, but Palestine has been occupied by Europeans since 1948, Palestinians represent half the population of a geography known for thousands of years. What is their crime? The same crime committed by ADOS (American Descendents of Slaves) — an insistence of their existence. What was required for “manifest destiny” to happen? The genocide of the Red Man. Anytime a treaty is signed by a white-supremacist power holder, a death knell rings. The AK-15 is merely one of the barenaked symbols that scream white supremacy. Fascism is solely white supremacist in any of its incarnations, including the long history of fascist dreamers in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Fate has dealt the country that leads the world in appalling arrogance and ignorance at is as two-sided at a Tarot-Deck death card — the Covid-19 virus. The decimation of support for the POTUS previously tweeting from the Oval-Office ruled despite his utter incompetence and foolhardy nature.
Running the world since 1776, trained by British colonial troops in situ. They learned the technique of settler colonialism and wealth extraction. The American Empire learned much from their previous colonial’s power brokers, however the US Empire does not find it east to leave a colonials misadventure. Most recently, they left a colonial dumpster fire after the Russians tried to pacify them and before the Russians the British learned the same awful lesson. Bin Laden was trained to destroy Russian positions from within by American’s training of the Mujahideen. The lessons learned by bin Laden would be used to attack the US Empire at its financial weak point, allowing the Project for a New American Empire to become completely entrenched and then defeated by the very Mujahideen who were installed in the first place.
Today marks the 18th anniversary of the disastrous US imperial invasion of Iraq. Near universal condemnation did not stop the Organization for the Project for a New American Century from deliberately lying about the reasons for setting off the circus to bring in support from “patriots” who were fed misinformation that tied an imperial greed for oil to the spurious connection of their former puppet Sadaam Hussein with the Saudis who turned aircraft into guided missiles on 11 September 2001. The plan to seize Iraqi oil had already been written into stone long before the circus fireworks began. Watching bunker-busting bombs 24/7 kept patriots glued to TV screens.
The house of cards constructed on the geography of what is termed the Middle East destroyed the fragile balance held by the various Arab states completely devastated in The Great War. The US Empire had already invaded Afghanistan a year earlier, but the actual aim was the establishment of imperial footprints in oil-rich states. The Guardian published an opinion piece by the Climate researcher Bill McKibben, he ties the greed for never-ending flow of oil to keep the military hegemony equipped with fuel. Ironically, fossil fuels were given a new lease on life that kept fossil fuels burning indefinitely. Climate catastrophe became nearly inevitable.
The first victim of war is truth, the true-believer soldiers who believed the lies are fated to suffer the PTSD that those bitter lies brings, the knowledge that your never-ending string of tours destroys your soul. Tortured truth occurs when your sacrifices get chained to the devastation that a pointless war brings in the guise of “necessary” torture via extraordinary rendition and the indefinite incarceration of persons who played no role. They were secreted into legal limbos such as Guantanamo. PTSD leads to never-ending suffering by those who were fed the lies and lose a functioning conscious as a result, including those who choose death at their own hand as the only exit from eternal torment.
Guantanamo is the quasi-legal internment camp built by scoundrels, truth becomes a clay formed to look real, a brittle clay that shatters into fragments. There is no integrity in a ludicrous military state that believes itself blessed by a deity that strikes the “enemy” to forge a geopolitical house of cards. The US Empire whitewashes an institution called “democracy,” but it is actually an imposition of advantage by thugs set loose by their criminal agencies.
Israel is a so-called democracy created by US interests in 1948 to establish a land-based aircraft carrier that would fill the vacuum created when the downfall of the Ottomans fell to Western forces. Israel is a heavily militarized agent that serves as laboratory for intelligence bureaus that keep the folly churning into the future. It did not even exist in 1947, but its ability to stay in the game keeps every visage of a worthy democracy at bay. Israel is an autocracy that plays its Zionist European settler-colonialism to do what European empires always do — take on the role of a people blessed by their creator to liberate the conquered and to establish a spurious democracy under a presumed and jealous natural law and order. A system created and maintained to serve white-supremacist principles, to rule under the presumption of a white European colonial spirit.
I haven’t written much recently about the ambitions of the 21st Century European colonialists. However, suffice to say that their modus operandi is familiar for those who are students of European empires over the centuries. I have discussed their methods thoroughly on this blog, readers familiar with my research — and new readers — may find much background information at the following set of links. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have for me, as I vet my material rigorously and am prepared to back up any misgivings. Anyone who is not a troll is most welcome to comment.
The British Empire wouldn’t waste time when abandoning a former colony, they simply packed up, counted their losses, and proceeded to shore up the ones that had not yet tossed off the yoke. Intelligence agents built what was to become The Mossad before the occupiers declared statehood in 1948. Palestinians had already suffered under the Ottoman rule for centuries, the moribund League of Nations was a European legal instrument for settler/colonial ambitions tested by other imperial players over the centuries. Legal instruments such as the one signed by Lord Balfour were straw-man foils used to wrestle control of Palestine from the British in 1948. The Palestinians were nearly weaponless, were without a military, and were already experiencing massive ethnic cleansing by 1947. The Nakba was an inside job.
When the British Empire left — without ceremony — in 1948, the transfer of governance to European Zionists was already effected and was operating effectively and ruthlessly, thus insuring white-supremacist future occupiers a piece of the spoils taken from indigenous Palestinians. Their impatience extended to the Mizrahi Jewish populations as well. White populations displaced the indigenous. White supremacist Zionists garnered a complete political, economic, and cultural hegemony. Zionism is a European belief system that grew rapidly during something called the Mandate for Palestine, a questionable legal instrument that left scorched-earth in its wake. There have never been any demilitarized zones — the Palestinians have now suffered 73 years of ruthless military control by occupying forces, first when the diaspora began in 1948, then further occupied by those forces in 1967. Settler colonialism continues to this day.
Occupiers do not need many international friends to keep the hegemony equipped and smoothly operating — the US and the Marshall Islands are sufficient in number to maintain control via veto power at the United Nations. Veto power has ensured that the white supremacists keep the region safe for white people who have the pale skin of their European ancestors.
The US Empire began the long trail that leads to extermination for the Indigenous tribes encountered between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Land area by land area, geographical expanses carved with blood into 50 federal states. As history books like to say, “mistakes were made.” However, that does not mean that any recompense has ever been made or ever will be made to account for those “mistakes.” To the victor goes the lifeblood of the conquered.
Palestinians have, of course, not been compensated for their loss of a homeland to the entity that seems the divine right of the current occupiers. Imagine that a significant number of Native Americans were alive in a significant portion of each 50 states of the current US Homeland, that the Empire had somehow honored the treaties signed by the many tribes now decimated.
The Palestinians have no control over their basic survival needs. Even present-day advancements in COVID-19 vaccines are championed worldwide, while the Palestinians are denied a single vial of serum by the forces presently occupying Palestine. There are as many Palestinians in that original land as there are occupiers who have stolen it. The occupied eke out an existence on the fragments of land not already claimed as the rights and spoils for the victors.