Israel’s Big Bluff


How we’ll go to war with Iran
Justin Raimondo
In the summer of 2008, an op ed piece by Benny Morris, an Israeli historian of note, warned:

“Israel will almost surely attack Iran’s nuclear sites in the next four to seven months – and the leaders in Washington and even Tehran should hope that the attack will be successful enough to cause at least a significant delay in the Iranian production schedule, if not complete destruction, of that country’s nuclear program. Because if the attack fails, the Middle East will almost certainly face a nuclear war – either through a subsequent pre-emptive Israeli nuclear strike or a nuclear exchange shortly after Iran gets the bomb.”

The Israeli government has been openly threatening Iran with attack for years, and we have learned not to take their outbreaks of war hysteria too seriously. During the last year of George W. Bush’s final term in office, there was heightened speculation that Tel Aviv was pressuring Washington to launch such an attack, and indeed it appears Vice President Dick Cheney argued for precisely that, albeit to no avail. Now the war talk has been revived by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who, along with his defense minister, Ehud Barak, has not only been arguing within the Cabinet for such a strike, but has now supposedly moved into the implementation stage.

We are told by the Israeli media that there is a big debate going on, with two former top officials – Meir Dagan, recently retired as head of the Mossad, and Yuval Diskin, head of Shin Bet – going so far as to leak the specifics of Bibi’s scheme in order to torpedo the plan. Dagan is said to have remarked that the war plans are “the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard” – and he’s quite right.

The problem with this alleged plan is that Israel doesn’t have the military capacity to do the job and do it well: Iran’s nuclear facilities are enclosed within hardened sites, and are spread out to such a degree that Israeli war planes would have trouble reaching them. While the Israelis have recently tested a long-range missile that has the capacity to hit Iranian targets, the idea that they could take out all the intended targets in one fell swoop is simply a fantasy. Therefore, this alleged “debate” taking place within the Israeli leadership, complete with a phony “investigation” by Netanyahu into who leaked the nonexistent Israeli attack “plan,” is a non-event. The whole thing, in short, is a bluff.

But who is being bluffed here? Not the Iranians, who are surely aware of Israel’s incapacity. The volume of the war hysteria is being turned up with one purpose in mind: the Israelis want the US to do their dirty work for them. This is a threat aimed not only – or even primarily – at Iran, but at us.

This has been their modus operandi throughout all the years of the “special relationship”: it’s “special” because there is no reciprocity involved. Our unconditional support for the Israeli settler colony has always been an albatross hung ‘round our necks, and never more so than post-9/11, when the need for US allies within the Muslim world is vital. We support them financially, militarily, and politically, while getting absolutely nothing but grief – and more demands – in return.

Under the Bush administration, at least in the beginning, the Israelis had a free hand in Washington, at least as far as the White House was concerned. Their agents of influence permeated the national security bureaucracy and were in place when the 9/11 attacks occurred, ready and willing to carry out a policy that benefited Israel at America’s expense. This has always been Israel’s ace in the hole: the existence of a strong domestic lobby in America to push its interests to the exclusion of all else. While support for Israel is nearly reflexive in the GOP, in part due to the influence of Christian evangelicals of the dispensationalist persuasion, the lobby is also firmly entrenched in the Democratic party, especially in its Clintonian wing. 

The lobby’s open hostility to the Obama administration – based on the mere possibility that there would be a more even-handed approach to the Middle East after Bush – culminated in Vice President Joe Biden’s disastrous visit to the Jewish state, where he was ambushed and humiliated by the Israelis.

However, the relationship soon jelled into a more traditional, less openly adversarial mode. Under the “team of rivals” rubric – pushed by plagiarist and court historian Doris Kearns Goodwin in her hagiographic book on Abraham Lincoln’s administration, and Bush idolator-turned-Obamaite Andrew Sullivan – the divisions in the winning Democratic coalition would be healed by replicating Lincoln’s historic compromise with his rivals, incorporating them into the Cabinet. This campaign was successful because it both flattered Obama, likening him to one of the giants of American history, and reduced his power in the key realm of foreign policy – the one area where he is perceived as “weakest,” at least from the War Party’s perspective.

The ruling elite was prepared for “change” in all but one area, and so a bargain was struck: Obama would stick to domestic policy, where he would have his hands full anyway, and the Clinton gang would get to set the foreign policy agenda, with the ultimate authority – and responsibility – vested in the President.

With Hillary Clinton’s appointment as Secretary of State, the question of America’s relationship to Israel was turned over to the right-wing of the Democratic party, which has always been among the happiest hunting grounds of the Israel lobby. It was the Clinton administration, you’ll recall, that nearly freed convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, until a rebellion in the military-intelligence community made Bill back off: as a kind of compensation prize, the Israelis got a pardon for financier and reputed Mossad asset Marc Rich, Clinton’s last disgraceful act carried out in the Oval Office. Hillary’s record when it comes to the Palestinian question is down-the-line support for the official Israeli position, with only minor disagreements — such as occurred over the settlements issue — that are soon “resolved” in Israel’s favor.

The announcement of a “plot” by the Iranians to blow up a Washington restaurant with the Saudi ambassador in it was met by near universal skepticism, except where it counts – in Washington and the capitals of Europe. Yet this almost comical tall tale is just the first shot over the bow in the ongoing propaganda   war: next week we’ll be hearing from that den of thieves known as the United Nations, whose nuclear watchdog agency will issue a new report on alleged Iranian nuclear weapons research, which promises to be more serious. The British, for their part, have announced their support for military action in advance, and the rest of the West, along with our Arab satraps, is bound to follow in their wake. It is left to the Americans, however, to give the command to strike – not the Israelis.

Israeli efforts to drag us into a war with Iran have so far been limited to provoking Tehran’s proxies in the region – Hamas, Hezbollah, the Syrian Ba’athists – into a direct confrontation with the US. The Netanyahu regime has abandoned this policy of indirection and gradualism,   however, and instead opted for a direct assault on the problem: by constantly threatening to strike themselves, the Israelis are counting on their domestic lobby to push the Americans into acting preemptively. 

This plan appears to be working. Although the last US intelligence assessment [.pdf] of Iran’s nuclear capabilities asserted with near certainty that Tehran had abandoned its weapons program in 2003, the War Party isn’t too concerned about making its case airtight: the Israel lobby has both parties, and Congress, in its hip pocket, and with Hillary leading the charge the “existential threat” to Israel’s very existence will be met with US force. It’s only a matter of timing.

The War Party, however, has another problem, and that is the objective factors which militate against another war at this time, number one being the imminent collapse of the world economic system, and specifically the instability of the banks. As the dominoes of the Euro-zone fall one upon the other, and the US banking system itself comes under threat, the question of how to finance this war, even while its economic consequences – starting with $200 a barrel oil prices – are visited upon our heads. 

This problem can be solved, however, if the political consequences of this “perfect storm” of war and economic implosion line up with the stars. With America at war, the economic privations we will have endured anyway will be masked by the general numbness induced by the atmosphere of crisis. Your home has been foreclosed? You’ve lost your job, or you can’t get to your job because it costs $100 in gas to travel one way? Blame it on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the “nuclear madman” of the Middle East. 

The very real financial crisis of the West will be resolved by the introduction of yet another crisis, in this case a completely manufactured and ginned up one. Imbued with new authority, the Obama administration will take full advantage of the wartime atmosphere to impose “emergency” economic measures, commandeering the economy in the name of “national security” and getting the Republicans to go along with it on “patriotic” grounds. We’ll be subjected to endless demands for bipartisan “unity” in the face of a foreign “threat,” with both “left” and “right” factions of the War Party inundating the air waves and the blogosphere with war propaganda.

Can it be stopped? Looming economic disaster can’t be forestalled much longer: no matter how many band-aids they put on the cancer, the only cure for the underlying illness is the shock of deflation – and a meteoric plunge in the standard of living. The social and political consequences of such a descent would threaten the very foundations of our political system, and tear the fabric of society apart: war, in such a circumstance, is a unifying factor, one that directs the energy and anger of the populace outward, at some fake foreign “enemy,” rather than at the real enemy, which is right there in Washington, D.C. 

In the face of this, the supposedly “anti-government” ideology of the Republican “tea party” would vanish overnight, and aside from criticizing the President for not prosecuting the war with sufficient militance, the GOP would line up behind the commander-in-chief. A new comity would come to Washington. Cut the budget? Not in wartime! The only way the Republicans are going to allow a tax hike, which the Obamaites have been yearning for – and which Occupy Wall Street supports in the form of a “transaction tax” – will be if they call it a “war tax,” or a “kill the Muslims tax.” Such a meeting of the minds is in the works. 

As both parties march us off to war with Iran, the reality of who holds the power in this country comes ever clearer in focus: the “team of rivals” that binds the Obamaites to the Clintons also includes to the Republican party establishment when it comes to the question of war and peace. All these factions compete with each other in seeing how low they can kowtow to the Israel lobby: Pat Buchanan’s quip that Washington is “Israeli-occupied territory” is right on the mark. 

The Zionist project of a “Greater Israel” faces two big obstacles: Hamas and Hezbollah, backed by Syria and Iran. The Syrians are being taken care of in other ways, but the Iranians are a harder nut to crack. The only hope is to drag the US into a military confrontation with Iran, and let our GIs fight and die for Israel.   The question is how to sell this to the American people. Even if the Iranians were to be so foolish as to weaponize their nuclear capabilities – and there is no convincing evidence that they are doing so – this would hardly constitute a credible threat to the United States, or even to Israel. After all, the US faced off with a nuclear-armed Soviet Union, which had enough nukes to extinguish all life on the planet: and yet the stand off lasted throughout the cold war, which never did get hot enough to allow for a nuclear exchange. Both sides were deterred by the horrific consequences of their own weaponry, and the world escaped the worst case scenario. 

Indeed, by this measure, a nuclear-armed Iran is hardly an “existential threat” to Israel. For the equalization of the military balance of power would result in a tense but lasting “peace,” and eliminate the possibility that Israel – which does have nuclear weapons, and plenty of them – would use nukes against Iran or anyone else in the region, without fear of retaliation in kind.

Such logic, however, is alien to the Washington mindset, which cannot frame the question objectively and has lost all sight of American interests when it comes to the Middle East. This is the result of the distortion of the policymaking process, which has fallen under the undue influence of foreign lobbyists who serve Israel’s interests above all. This is why the issue of Israel’s nuclear arsenal – the single most destabilizing factor in the Middle East – never comes up in our discourse. 

The Israel lobby is hell-bent on war, and is likely to get it: but they have to be careful. To launch such a project in the midst of a presidential election season is a risky business. They must do everything in their power to prevent the election from becoming a referendum on the war question, and the simplest way to do that is to make sure both major candidates are securely in the War Party’s camp. That’s the only way they can win: by rigging the outcome. 

What’s needed is a mass mobilization against this administration’s war plans, but frankly I see little hope of such a movement arising. The left in this country is so tied to the Obama administration that such a development is highly unlikely to get off the ground, and the right – except for the Ron Paul brigades – is certain to line up in favor of military action in defense of Israel, which they love more than their own country. 

In short, we are headed for disaster. As Bette Davis once put it: fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!

  1. #1 by Frank on November 4, 2011 - 3:57 pm

    Where is Queen Isabella when you need her?

  2. #2 by Isaac on November 4, 2011 - 5:12 pm

    The Israelis want the US to do the dirty work for them. That is their modus operandi for long time. Our elected politicians give Israel whatever it wants from the American Taxpayers and the US have gotten nothing in return. The only thing Amrica gets is more and more demands from those parasites who do nothing but sock the wealth of the one time great country.

  3. #3 by ajmacdonaldjr on November 4, 2011 - 5:19 pm

    I’ve mentioned this before: we are forming such a movement: Summer of Justice 2012 DC, which is set for next July 4th, is a movement that is based upon peace, law, and order. Neither the far right nor the far left are capable of fixing our nation, and it needs to be fixed: soon, before it’s too late. It’s as simple as forming a credible, alternative government with detailed plans concerning how it will proceed, which are now in the works, and having the police and the military supporting it. All that need to be done is organizing this, publicizing this, and implementing this. Dr Sobrosky has said he is looking for a vehicle of nonviolent regime change, and this can be that vehicle. This movement is traditional and conservative, which is consistent with the overwhelming majority of the American people, the police, and the military. Once we gain the acceptance of the Capitol Hill police, and they switch their allegiances from the criminals to the People and their alternative government, they will lawfully place the Washington criminals under arrest for treason. Then we can begin the hand work of pulling our nation out of the fix we are in. There is a leadership vacuum on Capitol Hill and civilian control of our government is wide open for any group capable of filling it. I think it should be people like us, who know the ugly truth. If we don’t take advantage of this opportunity, others will. Keep in mind that America is a large and diverse nation; therefore no one will be 100% satisfied with whatever we can accomplish, especially me, but we can do this if we wish to do this. Has anyone heard of a better plan? I haven’t. Justice is the key to our accomplishing this, and justice is the measuring rod by which all policies must be judged. Natural law, as found in the Declaration of Independence must apply. Legal positivism is a dead end, and has been the biggest legal reason for the fix we are in. The majority will always rule in our society, but the minority must be always be protected. It’s now or never in my thinking. We can abandon the ship of state; we can watch the ship of state sink; or we can gain control of the ship of state lawfully, orderly, and peacefully without a shot ever being fired in anger. This can be done. But we need to get busy if we want to do this. If we don’t, we can only expect the worst. This is at least a plan; an idea; a concept. Like I said, has anyone seen anything else that could work? I am all ears if you have.
    See: http://www.scribd.com/doc/62966380/Philosophy-and-Plan-of-Action-The-Summer-of-Justice-2012-DC

  4. #4 by Ingrid B on November 4, 2011 - 7:15 pm

    what is needed is for the military to be so sick to death of the whole war shit, and to march on Washington, round up all the warmongering rats and bstrds, load them onto planes, and drop them well withing Iranian borders, then inform Iranian authorities that their country is crawling with American spies..

  5. #5 by aisha on November 4, 2011 - 11:14 pm

    ingrid – what a lovely scenario! Well done, how i wish it comes true.
    Why not campaign for the military to join in the March, like the Egyptian military sided with the people
    Go on Americans call on each other to oppose the wars, call on the military to go on strike!!

  6. #6 by James on November 5, 2011 - 2:03 pm

    Zionism = Jewish racism, and in control of the USA:
    America Vanquished, PART 1: America as an Israeli colony

    http://www.darkmoon.me/2011/america-vanquished-part-1-america-as-an-israeli-colony-by-dr-lasha-darkmoon/

    America Vanquished, PART 2: America under Jewish rule

    http://www.darkmoon.me/2011/america-vanquished-part-2-america-under-jewish-rule-by-dr-lasha-darkmoon/

  7. #7 by James on November 5, 2011 - 2:03 pm

    It’s now official – there’s been no actual shortage of Holocaust Survivors :

    Quote from The Holocaust Industry by Norman G. Finkelstein of the City University of New York, published by Verso in the year 2000:
    ‘The Israeli Prime Minister’s office recently put the number of “living Holocaust survivors” at nearly a million.’ (page 83)

    I’ve checked out the six volumes of Churchill’s Second World War and the statement is quite correct – not a single mention of Nazi ‘gas chambers,’ a ‘genocide’ of the Jews, or of ‘six million’ Jewish victims of the war.

    Eisenhower’s Crusade in Europe is a book of 559 pages; Churchill’s Second World War totals 4,448 pages; and De Gaulle’s three-volume Mémoires de guerre is 2,054 pages.

    In this mass of writing, which altogether totals 7,061 pages (not including the introductory parts), published from 1948 to 1959, one will find no mention either of Nazi ‘gas chambers,’ a ‘genocide’ of the Jews, or of ‘six million’ Jewish victims of the war.

  8. #8 by James on November 5, 2011 - 2:04 pm

    Committee for Open Debate of the Holocaust – breaking the power of taboo

    http://www.codoh.com/

    Hundreds of key documents, including book-length works such as Germar Rudolf’s Foundations, film and video classics like One Third of the Holocaust, and hundreds more books, essays, and photos on every aspect of the Holocaust for on-line seekers of truth around the world.

    and

    The world’s largest and liveliest revisionist-moderated on-line discussion of the Holocaust. Wide-ranging, freewheeling, daily controversy on virtually every aspect of the Holocaust debate, with emphasis on breaking news and burning issues. We welcome all views expressed with civility and which are on point.

    and

    America’s most successful revisionist activist, Bradley Smith, writes simply but strongly on how the Holocaust taboo blinds professors, journalists, politicians, and the human rights community to their responsibilities to encourage a free flow of ideas. In this Blog Smith reveals himself in the light of day in a way that his most vociferous critics would not dream of attempting.

  9. #9 by James on November 5, 2011 - 2:05 pm

    Dirty Little Secrets – the hidden, awkward origins of World War 2 – the unexpected views of four key diplomats who were close to events

    Just consider the following:

    · Joseph P. Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Britain during the years immediately preceding WW2 was the father of the famous American Kennedy dynasty. James Forrestal the first US Secretary of Defense (1947-1949) quotes him as saying “Chamberlain (the British Prime Minister) stated that America and the world Jews had forced England into the war”. (The Forrestal Diaries ed. Millis, Cassell 1952 p129).

    · Count Jerzy Potocki, the Polish Ambassador in Washington, in a report to the Polish Foreign Office in January 1939, is quoted approvingly by the highly respected British military historian Major-General JFC Fuller. Concerning public opinion in America he says “Above all, propaganda here is entirely in Jewish hands…when bearing public ignorance in mind, their propaganda is so effective that people have no real knowledge of the true state of affairs in Europe… It is interesting to observe that in this carefully thought-out campaign… no reference at all is made to Soviet Russia. If that country is mentioned, it is referred to in a friendly manner and people are given the impression that Soviet Russia is part of the democratic group of countries… Jewry was able not only to establish a dangerous centre in the New World for the dissemination of hatred and enmity, but it also succeeded in dividing the world into two warlike camps…President Roosevelt has been given the power.. to create huge reserves in armaments for a future war which the Jews are deliberately heading for.” (Fuller, JFC: The Decisive Battles of the Western World vol 3 pp 372-374.)

    · Hugh Wilson, the American Ambassador in Berlin until 1938, the year before the war broke out, found anti-Semitism in Germany ‘understandable’. This was because before the advent of the Nazis, “the stage, the press, medicine and law [were] crowded with Jews…among the few with money to splurge, a high proportion [were] Jews…the leaders of the Bolshevist movement in Russia, a movement desperately feared in Germany, were Jews. One could feel the spreading resentment and hatred.” (Hugh Wilson: Diplomat between the Wars, Longmans 1941, quoted in Leonard Mosley, Lindbergh, Hodder 1976).

    · Sir Nevile Henderson, British Ambassador in Berlin ‘said further that the hostile attitude in Great Britain was the work of Jews and enemies of the Nazis, which was what Hitler thought himself’ (Taylor, AJP: The Origins of the Second World War Penguin 1965, 1987 etc p 324).

    Etc etc etc etc – more detail at http://www.rense.com/general92/dirty.htm

  10. #10 by James on November 5, 2011 - 2:06 pm

    Max Nordau (1849-1923) was the co-founder of the World Zionist Organization together with Theodor Herzl.

    Have a look at this Max Nordau quote from Ben Hecht’s book ‘Perfidy’ – which is available for free in PDF format at
    http://www.hirhome.com/israel/perfidy.pdf (on page 232 of 261):

    Quote:
    In the Zionist Congress of 1911, 22 years before Hitler came to power, and three years before World War I, Nordau said, “How dare the smooth talkers, the clever official blabbers, open their mouths and boast of progress. . . . Here they hold jubilant peace conferences in which they talk against war. . . . But the same righteous Governments, who are so nobly, industriously active to establish the eternal peace, are preparing, by their own confession, complete annihilation for six million people, and there is nobody, except the doomed themselves, to raise his voice in protest although this is a worse crime than any war . . .” unquote.

    ____________________________________________________________________

    And take a look at the article from The American Hebrew, October 31 1919 (see attached reproduction below), prophesying a ‘holocaust’ of ‘six million’:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_H._Glynn

    http://www.jrbooksonline.com/images/091031crucifixion.gif

    The Crucifixion of Jews Must Stop!
    By Martin H. Glynn
    (Former Governor of the State of N.Y.)

    From across the sea six million men and women call to us for help, and eight hundred thousand little children cry for bread.

    These children, these men and women are our fellow-members of the human family, with the same claim on life as we, the same susceptibility to the winter’s cold, the same propensity to death before the fangs of hunger. Within them reside the illimitable possibilities for the advancement of the human race as naturally would reside in six million human beings. We may not be their keepers but we ought to be their helpers.

    In the face of death, in the throes of starvation there is no place for mental distinctions of creed, no place for physical differentiations of race. In this catastrophe, when six million human beings are being whirled toward the grave by a cruel and relentless fate, only the most idealistic promptings of human nature should sway the heart and move the hand.

    Six million men and women are dying from lack of the necessaries of life; eight hundred thousand children cry for bread. And this fate is upon them through no fault of their own, through no transgression of the laws of God or man; but through the awful tyranny of war and a bigoted lust for Jewish blood.

    In this threatened holocaust of human life, forgotten are the niceties of philosophical distinction, forgotten are the differences of historical interpretation; and the determination to help the helpless, to shelter the homeless, to clothe the naked and to feed the hungry becomes a religion at whose altar men of every race can worship and women of every creed can kneel. In this calamity the temporalities of man’s fashionings fall away before the eternal verities of life, and we awaken to the fact that from the hands of one God we all come and before the tribunal of one God we all must stand on the day of final reckoning. And when that reckoning comes mere profession of lips will not weigh a pennyweight; but deeds, mere intangible deeds, deeds that dry the tear of sorrow and allay the pain of anguish, deeds that with the spirit of the Good Samaritan pour oil and wine in wounds and find sustenance and shelter for the suffering and the stricken, will outweigh all the stars in the heavens, all the waters in the seas, all the rocks and metals in all the celestian globes that revolve in the firmament around us.

    etc etc etc

    ——————————————————————————–

  11. #11 by James on November 5, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    We have the strange situation that homosexuality, pornography, anti-Christian Hollywood, financial-catastrophe-creating Wall Street, radical feminism, pro-abortionism, Neocon-warmaking, political-correctness-enforcement, mainstream media-control-and-management, anti-democratic money-based political lobbying with related ethnically-biased campaign financing, support for violently racist, Nazi-like ‘Israel’ and other unsavory phenomena are all notable for a dramatically higher rate of Jewish involvement and support than should be the case according to demographic share. On the other hand, in the case of enrollment and service in the US military, which has been used to put Neocon-Jewish warmaking policy into practice, Jews are heavily under-represented.

    The US is over-Edomed:

    In fact Edom is over-represented in Hollywood, Wall Street, US war-making foreign policy, the Supreme Court, the legal system generally, mainstream media-management, the universities and the radical feminist and pro-abortion and pro-gay movements. A century before the birth of Christ, a people utterly condemned by all the major prophets, the Edomites, were converted as a group to become ‘Jews’. According to Josephus the early Jewish historian, ‘They (Edom) were hereafter no other than Jews’ (Antiquities, XIII ix 1; XV vii 9). Roth’s Concise Jewish Encyclopedia says ‘Hyrcanus forcibly converted [Edom]. From then on they were part of the Jewish people..’ (p 154). The Jewish Encyclopedia says ‘Edom is in Jewry’ (Volume5 p41). The evil Herods were Edomites. Jesus twice says ‘those who say they are Jews and are not’ are a ‘synagogue of Satan’ (Rev2:9, 3:9); ‘Because you are not sheep of my flock you do not believe’ (Jn10:24-27). True Israel is hidden within the true Church (Jn14:21 Mt7:14).

    According to the book “Jesus in the Talmud” published by Princeton University Press, written by Peter Schaefer who heads up Princeton’s Judaic studies program, the Jewish Talmud speaks of Jesus being “punished in Hell for eternity by being made to sit in a cauldron of boiling excrement”..

    The Bible itself describes how the Creator of the Universe will respond to this Insult above all Insults, in Isaiah 63:1-6 ‘Who is this who comes from Edom with garments spattered (with blood)’, “I have trodden the winepress.. their blood spattered my garments..”. Marginal references link this with Rev 19:11-16: ‘Behold a white horse.. the one sitting on it.. is clothed in a garment dipped in blood.. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of the Almighty. On His robe.. he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.”

    Christ Himself will destroy Edom. Obadiah verse 4: ‘Though you soar like the eagle and set your nest among the stars [referring to Edom’s power at the end of the age - see the US President's official crest with occult, non-biblical, so-called 'Star of David' formed with stars], I will bring you down from there, says the Lord.’ ‘There shall be no survivor from the house of Esau, for the Lord has spoken’ (verse 18). If you study the subject of ‘Babylon’ (Revelation 17 and 18, Isaiah 47, Jeremiah 50 and 51), it clearly refers to the sordid, rotten, sick, corrupt anti-Christian money-power so visible today, manipulating politicians and controlling the media. Edom is linked to this Babylon (compare Isaiah 34:5-15 and Isaiah 13:19-22 with Revelation 19:3).

  12. #12 by Isaac on November 5, 2011 - 7:07 pm

    We need to pass the word to as many people as we can in order to start writing to our Congressmen and Senators expressing our points of view. At least to let them know what is our stand on those important issues that are destroying the very fabric of the American society.
    Wars, AIPAC, Wall Street Swindlers, Two face, one political mafia, etc…….

  13. #13 by michael mazur on November 6, 2011 - 9:00 am

    “the only cure for the underlying illness is the shock of deflation – and a meteoric plunge in the standard of living.“.

    How can he say this, when he can’t not know that the Fed issues tens of unaudited fiat trillions by computer magic to their fellow bankster buddies outside of the US, especially its parent banks in Europe; and then sticks the bill to the broken American taxpayer !

    Not surprising then that Raimondo’s theme thereafter is that Americans will knuckle down to the war time austerity as it would be unpatriotic not to do so.

    By tepidly calling for a mass mobilization movement against the coming war he covers his butt.

    Perhaps he is looking to have such a piece as that syndicalised by the pro war print media, which also seemingly has concerns about the coming assault on Iran, for a little extra cash ?

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