‘WELL… NO SH*T… SHERLOCK’!!!’ ~ Jonathan Cook: “Biden OR Trump Means Four More Years Of Cheerleading For Israel”

“Joe Biden, the Democratic party challenger to Trump, recently said he had no intention of returning the US embassy to Tel Aviv should he win. It is simply astonishing that, weeks away from the election, Palestinian-American activists still doubt whether a President Biden would be a notable improvement on Israel-Palestine issues. Trump’s record has been dire for Palestinians well beyond the embassy move. He appointed a US ambassador, David Friedman, who cheerleads the most extreme elements among Israel’s settlers. His administration has indulged a free-for-all in illegal settlement building. Trump has ended US aid to the United Nations agency responsible for helping millions of Palestinians made refugees by Israel’s decades of ethnic cleansing policies. But rather than repudiate his opponent’s record, Biden has sought to outcompete Trump for the title of most unwavering, uncritical supporter of Israel. Even when Biden served as vice-president in Barack Obama’s administration, Biden boasted that he worked from within for Israel’s interests.”

~Jonathan Cook

It was not for symbolic or sentimental reasons that Sheldon Adelson, a United States casino magnate and close ally of Israeli prime minster Benjamin Netanyahu, quietly bought the American ambassador’s official residence in Tel Aviv this month.

Adelson is one of the main Republican donors to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. He was also widely seen as the driving force behind Trump’s decision two years ago to break a decades-old policy and relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The embassy move — violating a long-standing international consensus — served as implicit US recognition of Israel’s illegal annexation of Jerusalem, voiding future peace negotiations for a viable Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Now Adelson is grabbing for himself the ambassador’s former residence near Tel Aviv before the US presidential election in November. It is his way of ensuring that, if Trump loses, there will be no reversal of the embassy decision.

But in truth, the 87-year-old Adelson could have saved his money.

Joe Biden, the Democratic party challenger to Trump, recently said he had no intention of returning the US embassy to Tel Aviv should he win.

It is simply astonishing that, weeks away from the election, Palestinian-American activists still doubt whether a President Biden would be a notable improvement on Israel-Palestine issues.

Trump’s record has been dire for Palestinians well beyond the embassy move. He appointed a US ambassador, David Friedman, who cheerleads the most extreme elements among Israel’s settlers. His administration has indulged a free-for-all in illegal settlement building.

Trump has ended US aid to the United Nations agency responsible for helping millions of Palestinians made refugees by Israel’s decades of ethnic cleansing policies.

And early this year he published a so-called “peace” plan that permitted Israel to annex swaths of Palestinian territory in the West Bank, the backbone of any future Palestinian state. That move was put on temporary hold after Israel signed an accord with the UAE and Bahrain last week.

But rather than repudiate his opponent’s record, Biden has sought to outcompete Trump for the title of most unwavering, uncritical supporter of Israel. His officials have plenty of evidence from Biden’s half-century at the top of US politics.

Even when Biden served as vice-president in Barack Obama’s administration, Biden boasted that he worked from within for Israel’s interests. He has taken credit for securing an “unprecedented” $38 billion, 10-year military aid package in 2016.

Biden reportedly intervened personally in the drafting of the Democratic platform to make sure there was no mention of Israel’s five-decade military “occupation” or any recognition of Palestinian rights in Jerusalem.

He has called resistance to Israel’s belligerent occupation a Palestinian “choice”. And he has echoed Netanyahu’s malicious talking point that Palestinians must recognise Israel as a specifically Jewish state. That would undermine the rights of a fifth of Israel’s population who are Palestinian, as well as pre-empting a right of Palestinian return enshrined in international law.

Biden’s vice-president, Kamala Harris, is equally enamoured with Israel. Last year she rejected a New York Times interviewer’s suggestion that Israel might have a poor human rights record.

Biden cannot even take credit for the one bright spot in his platform: his opposition to annexation. His stance appears to reflect not principle or respect for international law, but a keen awareness of what the biggest donors bankrolling his campaign want.

A number of Jewish organisations in the US — at the core of the Israel lobby — have for once broken ranks with Mr Netanyahu. They fear annexation would make Israel’s apartheid-like rule over Palestinians much more visible and rouse greater public opposition to Israel.

But even then, Biden has denounced as “outrageous” Democratic party activists’ demand to condition aid to Israel on its not using the money to advance annexation or abuse Palestinians.

Without factoring in big donors who otherwise stand four-square behind Israel, it is hard to make sense of how Biden and the Democratic party establishment are quite so out of step with their own activists, as well as Democratic voters and even American Jews.

A July poll found that 67 per cent of Americans thought their lawmakers should question the Israel-US relationship, rising to 81 per cent of Democrats.

Last year two-thirds of Democratic voters said they wanted military aid to Israel conditioned on respecting human rights, with only 11 per cent opposed. Some 45 per cent of all Americans feel the same, with 34 per cent opposed.

Changing attitudes to Israel are reflective of a more general progressive shift on a range of issues among the Democratic base — in part spurred by four years of Trump.

That was underscored by a surge of support for Bernie Sanders, the figurehead of a progressive insurgency inside the party, during the 2016 and 2020 primary campaigns.

In recent congressional elections, as well as primaries for safe Democratic seats, there has been a series of surprise wins by unknown progressives. They have ousted veteran incumbents, often heavily supported by the Israel lobby.

Notably over the summer, Jamaal Bowman, a critic of Israel, won the primary for the New York district of Eliot Engel, chair of the mighty House foreign affairs committee and one of Israel’s staunchest supporters in Congress.

Cori Bush dislodged William Lacy Clay, a 10-term Missouri representative, even after he highlighted her support for boycotting Israel.

And despite channelling millions to its chosen candidate, the Israel lobby failed to oust Ilhan Omar, who in her first two years has become the most vocal critic of Israel seen in Congress.

Omar was at the forefront of a legislative bid — opposed by Biden — to protect the First Amendment rights of Americans to promote a boycott of Israel, currently violated by more than half of all states.

Biden is increasingly out of step even with the attitudes of American Jews.

A poll in July showed that a quarter of them saw Israel in the most critical light possible — as a colonial, racist or apartheid state. More than half would either vote for a candidate like Omar or consider doing so. Among young Jews the numbers are likely to be far higher.

Biden, at 77, represents the Democratic party’s old guard, beholden to powerful donors. Israel is one particularly stark illustration of how, unless the party adapts to new, more principled thinking, it is heading towards a war with the grassroots that could tear it apart.

 

~via Jonathan Cook

A LITTLE HUMOR AND WISDOM ~ Caitlin Johnstone on “Putting The Squeeze On Mind Control”

 

Prisoner: Let me out of this cell! I’ve done nothing wrong!

Warden: Okay, here’s the key. You’re free.

Prisoner: This key is three feet long and made out of foam!

Warden: It’ll work, just keep trying.

Prisoner: This is impossible! What the hell is this?

Warden: We call it voting.

 

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The outcome of the US election in November will have no meaningful impact whatsoever on humanity’s rapidly accelerating trajectory toward extinction, but it’ll be great for news media ratings.

 

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QAnon is all the dumbest things about Republicans crossed with all the dumbest things about 4chan crossed with all the dumbest things about boomers crossed with the dumbest iteration of conspiracy analysis you could possibly imagine.

 

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Believing this new cold war is safe because we survived the last one is as sane as believing Russian roulette is safe because the guy passing you the gun didn’t get his head blown off.

 

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Psychology is the tool propagandists use to manipulate us into consenting to the status quo. The more you understand about the workings of your own mind, the easier a time you’ll have spotting all manipulations. See how you fool yourself and you’ll see how they fool everyone.

 

 

~via Caitlin Johnstone

‘IF YOU THINK TRUMP IS SAVING AMERICA… DON’T FORGET TO DRINK YOUR KOOL-AID.’ ~ Benjamin Fulford on “U.S. Descent Into Chaos”

“The Khazarian Mafia is pulling out all the stops to destroy the Constitutional Republic of the United States as violence and arson cause further descent into chaos, NSA, MI6, and Pentagon sources agree. In the past 50 years we have wiped out numerous wildlife, and yet Trump and his backers have failed to offer even a basic solution or approach to this problem. Trump the builder commented right after 9/11 that bombs must have been used to bring down the towers so he knows the score, but failed to mention Israel’s involvement in 9/11 or, as a matter of fact, any truth about 9/11 whatsoever so we must ask ourselves… Why? We are now in the looting and burning home stretch so don’t expect mass arrests of Democratic politicians like Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and company. One source even believes Biden is being set up to be such a loser that one cannot help but suspect that the same people who support Trump have deliberately placed an unelectable Biden as his opponent. The more likely scenario is lawsuits and chaos concerning mail-in ballots that could last for weeks or months. Either scenario will leave Trump ‘in power.’ We realize many people, including many of our subscribers, think U.S. President Donald Trump is going to save the day and ‘Make America Great Again.’ However, some sources say the depopulation Satanists have other contingency plans. If you think Trump is ‘saving America,’ why has he been repeatedly calling for all Americans to be vaccinated by November? Even the U.S. CDC is now being forced to admit the pandemic is over. It appears Americans are being presented with a false choice of senile criminal Biden and his merry band of rioting Antifa anarchists and BLM communists, or Israeli loving Trump who has failed to contain the deadly virus pandemic and his gun owner constitutional patriots. Nevertheless, how can we reconcile Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, as a member of the ‘kill 90% of humanity enslave the rest,’ Chabad death cult. Remember, Kushner owns the 666 Fifth Avenue building where injectable microchips were developed. Either way, by the end of the year the Kool-Aid drinkers will be lining up for a vaccine, combined with a digital wallet and ‘prosperity.’ The scenario unfolding is an election that is an obvious farce even to the most deeply brainwashed of the Kool-Aid drinking sheeple.”

~Benjamin Fulford

 

 

~via Benjamin Fulford

SAY ‘AYE!’ TO THIS FREE IQ TEST… AND ‘NAY!’ Q… VERY MUCH ~ Tye A Hampton: “Look Beyond The Q Psyop — At Reality”

“I could go on, at length pointing out why Q is crap, and Trump is cabal, but, this is just a short, ‘reality check’, folks. The light of truth, will set you free, open your mind and look beyond the Q psyop, at reality… Don’t believe fantasy, I’m telling you this is not reality, and you’re needed in the true resistance ‘against both Republican and Democrat’ swamp rats in the US Congress, Supreme Court, and yes, against Mr. Trump whom has flooded the White House and the rest of government with, ‘businesspeople’ ie: cabal operatives, running this country. The cabal is obviously still firmly in control of the world, running every nation, most all, of the media, and most large trans national (if not most all US) corporations on earth. Otherwise these changes would be obvious. It’s time for ‘real’ change, and any belief in the two party cabal controlled system, will not bring that, about. If, you vote, Vote against both parties.”

~Tye A Hampton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~via Prepare For Change

‘BILLIONAIRES PLAYING ON A POLITICAL STAGE’ ~ Adam Green: “The Ziopocalypse”

 

“Rode the Q train for a while trying to shake the sick feeling in my gut. I cheered the idea of cleansing all those pedos. The train ride wasn’t what I had thought. The foundation wasn’t solid. The wheels followed a track… one that was purposely laid out to manipulate my thoughts and feelings. Truth will never happen if you put all your faith on a billionaire playing on a political stage.”

 

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~via Know More News