Angry Anti-Theist Murders Religious Family

Craig Hicks - Angry Anti-Theist

Craig Hicks – Angry Anti-Theist

Angry Anti-Theist Murders Religious Family

#ChapelHillShooting: Hate crime or parking fight?: http://youtu.be/XiJBe5jRHcU via @YouTube

Chapel Hill triple murder suspect says he felt insulted, judged by religion

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“A neighbor of a Chapel Hill man charged with fatally shooting three Muslim students Tuesday night described him as “very angry,” and many in their community were frightened by him.

“Chapel Hill police officers arrested 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks on Tuesday on first-degree murder charges in connection with the deaths of Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.

“The three, who were students at UNC and N.C. State, were shot to death at the Finley Forest Condominiums on Summerwalk Circle in Chapel Hill.

“Hicks’ neighbor, Samantha Maness, said that while she was surprised by the murders, she suspected the perpetrator may have been Hicks when she heard the news.

“As a neighborhood, we’ve had a lot of problems with him,” Maness said. “He is angry.

He’s always pretty angry about something, and he likes to complain about parking in this lot — even though he has two spaces for his house.”

“Chapel Hill police said the fatal shootings may have been the results of an ongoing parking dispute. Maness said that in addition to parking, Hicks also complained about noise in the community.

“Sometimes when I would pull in, he would come out the door and say, ‘Your music is too loud. Can you turn it down?’ Things like that,” Maness said.

“She said during many of the interactions she witnessed in the apartment complex, Hicks “was very angry anytime I saw him.” Still, she said she never imagined that the anger would escalate to violence.

“I think it’s terrible — it’s scary,” she said. “I don’t want to think it could have happened to anyone, but I think it could. He was usually upset with people living in this area.”

“While Maness said many in their community feared Hicks, a spokesman for Durham Technical Community College described a man who was an “exemplary student.”

“Durham Tech spokesman Carver Weaver said Hicks enrolled in 2012 and was seeking three certificates in paralegal studies. Weaver said he had a nearly 3.9 GPA.

“On social media, Hicks presented a person who felt spurred by religion, describing himself as an ordained atheist minister, while also identifying with anti-theism, a belief that opposes all forms of religion.

“Many of his promote equality for all and anti-religious support. He also posted a picture of a revolver saying, “Yes, that is 1 pound 5.1 ounces for my loaded 38 revolver, its holster, and five extra rounds in a speedloader.”

“I give your religion as much respect as your religion gives me,” Hicks wrote. “There’s nothing complicated about it, and I have every right to insult a religion that goes out of its way to insult, to judge and to condemn me as an inadequate human being — which your religion does with self-righteous gusto.”

“He continued, “When it comes to insults, your religion started this, not me. If your religion kept its big mouth shut, so would I. But given that it doesn’t, and given the enormous harm that your religion has done in this world, I’d say that I have not only a right, but a duty, to insult it, as does every rational, thinking person on this planet.

“Because the moment that your religion claims any kind of jurisdiction over my experience, you insult me on a level that you can’t even begin to comprehend. Even if your beliefs had substance, the arrogance of that would be insult enough. But the fact that they have no substance, and are merely a transparent raft of delusions and lies, magnifies the insult enormously.”

“Although police said the fatal shootings may be related to a parking dispute, police are also investigating the possibility that the murders were “hate-motivated.”

“While Hicks’ personal comments on Facebook are not directed at the single religion or person, the father of sisters Abu-Salha and Mohammad said their murders were a “hate crime.”

“That’s how hate works,” Mohammad Abu-Salha told WNCN.

“In addition to attending Durham Tech, Hick’s Facebook profile indicated he was employed at Harris Teeter for several years.

“Hicks appeared before a judge Wednesday morning in Durham. He was issued no bond and given a public defender.

“His next court appearance will be on March 4.”

Source: Chapel Hill triple murder suspect says he felt insulted, judged by religion (emphasis added): http://www.wncn.com/story/28083793/chapel-hill-triple-murder-suspect-says-he-felt-insulted-judged-by-religion

See also: Accused shooter of 3 Muslim students had earlier run-ins http://dailym.ai/1CiiFtr via @MailOnline

Victims- From left, Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19

Victims- From left, Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19

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Throwing multitudes of prescription drugs at people is not good mental health care

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Throwing multitudes of prescription drugs at people is not good mental health care

From my own experience, I suggest fresh air, sunshine, exercise, and avoiding stress for better mental and physical health.

Two stories got my attention recently, because both had video footage showing the multitudes of prescription medications two people were on when they died.

In both cases, the surviving family members blamed the overprescription of medication by doctors for the deaths of their loved ones.

The first incident was a death by drug toxicity:

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“The parents of a Wisconsin Marine are speaking out about the problems in the Veterans Administration system. Jason Simcakoski, 35, died of mixed drug toxicity Aug. 30 at the Tomah VA Medical Center

Parents say son asked them to intervene in his treatment at Tomah VA

“The parents of a Wisconsin Marine are speaking out about the problems in the Veterans Administration system. Jason Simcakoski, 35, died of mixed drug toxicity Aug. 30 at the Tomah VA Medical Center. An autopsy report said that 14 different medications were in his system at the time of his death.

“All of them were prescribed by VA physicians…”

Continue reading: Parents say son asked them to intervene in his treatment at Tomah VA – http://www.wisn.com/news/parents-say-son-asked-them-to-intervene-in-his-treatment-at-tomah-va/31177264

VIDEO – Parents of man who died at Tomah VA hospital say treatment fed his addiction: http://youtu.be/iojk-xYgjbg via WISN 12 News

Legal drugs, deadly outcomes – http://graphics.latimes.com/prescription-drugs-part-one/

The second incident was death by police due to a violent personality change caused by the overprescription of psych meds:

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The wife of a man who was fatally shot by Wyoming police after he allegedly opened fire on officers showed 24 Hour News 8 a plastic bag filled with medications she said her husband had been prescribed.

Wife: Officer shooting suspect’s death ‘devastating’

“The wife of a man who was fatally shot by Wyoming police after he allegedly opened fire on officers says she hopes her husband will be remembered for more than the violent incident…

“She showed 24 Hour News 8 a plastic bag filled with medications she said her husband had been prescribed. She said she strongly believes that the mixture of medications caused her husband to act out of character the day of the shooting.

“He was hallucinating. … It was not Alan,” she said…”

Continue reading: Wife: Officer shooting suspect’s death ‘devastating’ – http://woodtv.com/2015/02/08/wife-officer-shooting-suspects-death-devastating/

VIDEO – Wife: Officer shooting suspect’s death ‘devastating': http://youtu.be/U_GmuIw7Ghg via WOOD TV8

BOOK – Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America – http://www.amazon.com/Anatomy-Epidemic-Bullets-Psychiatric-Astonishing/dp/0307452425

VIDEO – Robert Whitaker, author Anatomy of an Epidemic –http://youtu.be/5VBXWdhabuQ

VIDEO – Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging – Full Movie (Documentary) – http://youtu.be/UDlH9sV0lHU

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Are people adults at 14? 18? or 21?

“Joan of Arc... convinced the embattled crown prince Charles of Valois to allow her to lead a French army to the besieged city of Orléans, where it achieved a momentous victory... Joan was captured... tried for witchcraft and heresy and burned at the stake in 1431, at the age of 19.” (source)

“Joan of Arc… convinced the embattled crown prince Charles of Valois to allow her to lead a French army to the besieged city of Orléans, where it achieved a momentous victory… Joan was captured… tried for witchcraft and heresy and burned at the stake in 1431, at the age of 19.” (source)

Are people adults at 14? 18? or 21?

Two articles got my attention recently:

14 year-olds to be tried in adult court?

“Part of the legislation would require anyone 14 and older to be tried in adult court if charged for using a gun in the crime…”

Read more: Widow supports bill named for late husband http://wp.me/p4ySt8-lGG

Must be 21 to smoke a cigarette?

“Washington state would become the first in the country to ban tobacco for everyone under age 21 under a plan announced Wednesday by Attorney General Bob Ferguson…”

Read more: State attorney general wants smoking age raised from 18 to 21 http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Attorney-general-proposes-raising-smoking-age-from-18-to-21-289301681.html

In our society today we can be considered a child at 20 and an adult at 14.

I think we, as a society, are confused.

If anything, we need to begin lowering legal ages, not raising them.

That someone cannot drink a beer or smoke a cigarette at 20 is ridiculous.

By the time I was 20 I had already completed my three years of active duty service in the US Army.

Does anyone seriously think I wasn’t an adult by that time? An adult able to drink a beer and smoke a cigarette — legally — if I chose to do so? (which I did).

When I was 20 I could drink and smoke legally, since the legal age for drinking and smoking was 18 in those days, which is what it should be again.

At the rate we’re going, as a society, with kids knowing as much as they do about adult things, we may find ourselves lowering the legal age even more. To be raising the legal age today is absolute foolishness.

We need to stop treating 20 year-olds like children and begin treating them as adults.

Neil Postman on the Disappearance of Childhood (Summary)

“In perhaps his most provocative book, The Disappearance of Childhood, Postman attempts to explain why the dividing line between childhood and adulthood is rapidly eroding in contemporary society, and why the social role of the child may well disappear in modern industrial society. His contribution to this topic, he points out, is not in documenting this erosion; many observers have remarked upon the disappearance in the past. Rather, his contribution is in explaining both the origin of childhood itself as well as the reasons for its decline. Specifically, Postman posits that both the rise of the social role of the child and its consequent decline is rooted in changes in communications technology (1982/1994, xii).

“The invention of the printing press and the spread of a print culture is the primary causal agent in the rise of childhood. Replacing print culture with an electronic medium in which imagery is the main conveyor of information is the primary agent in its decline (xii-xiii). In a world dominated by oral tradition, Postman states, there is not a sharp distinction between children and adults. In such a world, childhood ends at about the age of seven when the child has mastered speech. At the age of seven “the medieval child would have had access to almost all of the forms of behavior common to the culture” (15).

“Save for sex and war, medieval youth would fully partake in adult life, sharing in games, work, play, and stories. The culture did not have need or means of keeping information away from youth. There were few secrets between the generations; upon attaining the age of seven the youth fully entered the adult world. Because it was an oral culture, Postman asserts, there was no need to prolong the socialization process so that youth can master reading and esoteric knowledge beyond the immediate local culture; thus no need of educational institutions in which youth are segregated from adults and age graded so that they can master both reading and be gradually exposed to the harsher ways of the world; no well-developed concept of shame because all have ready access to oral information. With the invention of the printing press in about 1450 and the spread of literacy, the “communication environment” rapidly changed.

“Literacy gradually became a great divide among people; to become literate was to become a fully functioning adult, to engage in a new world of facts, impressions, and opinions beyond the local milieu (28). More than this, Postman says, “typography was by no means a neutral conveyor of information.” Rather, printing changed the very organization and structure of thought. “The unyielding linearity of the printed book—the sequential nature of its sentence-by-sentence presentation, its paragraphing, its alphabetized indices, its standardized spelling and grammar” promoted “a structure of consciousness that closely parallels the structure of typography”(30 & 32)…”

Read more: Neil Postman on the Disappearance of Childhood – http://www.faculty.rsu.edu/users/f/felwell/www/Theorists/Essays/Postman1.html

The Disappearance of Childhood

“From the vogue for nubile models to the explosion in the juvenile crime rate, this modern classic of social history and media traces the precipitous decline of childhood in America today and the corresponding threat to the notion of adulthood.

“Deftly marshaling a vast array of historical and demographic research, Neil Postman, author of Technopoly, suggests that childhood is a relatively recent invention, which came into being as the new medium of print imposed divisions between children and adults. But now these divisions are eroding under the barrage of television, which turns the adult secrets of sex and violence into popular entertainment and pitches both news and advertising at the intellectual level of ten-year-olds.

“Informative, alarming, and aphoristic, The Disappearance of Childhood is a triumph of history and prophecy.”

BOOK – The Disappearance of Childhood – http://www.amazon.com/The-Disappearance-Childhood-Neil-Postman/dp/0679751661

College Lecture Series – Neil Postman – “The Surrender of Culture to Technology: http://youtu.be/hlrv7DIHllE

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The Cult of the American Sniper

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The Cult of the American Sniper

“Does the Christian or denizen of the Old American Empire die and kill for it, as the members of the Cult of the American Sniper apparently believe?”  ~ Rev. Mark Dankof (source)

The latest Hollywood/DoD propaganda film — American Sniper  is out.

Everyone in the Cult of the American Sniper thinks it’s a great movie, and that Chris Kyle, upon whom the film is based, is a great American hero.

Apparently, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore doesn’t think so.

Moore says American snipers (like Kyle) who travel 7,000 miles to invade foreign nations and kill people (from great distances) are cowards:

Michael Moore tweets snipers are ‘cowards’

(CNN) —Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore pronounced that “snipers aren’t heroes” in a tweet on Sunday as “American Sniper,” the Oscar-nominated biopic of a former Navy SEAL and sharpshooter, won the weekend box office.

The “Fahrenheit 9/11″ and “Bowling for Columbine” director later expanded on his remarks, saying: “But if you’re on the roof of your home defending it from invaders who’ve come 7K miles, you are not a sniper, u are brave, u are a neighbor.”

Moore has long been a staunch advocate for stricter gun control laws in the U.S., and his statements are known to court controversy.

His latest comments quickly prompted backlash. Former U.S. House speaker and CNN contributor Newt Gingrich invited Moore to spend some time with terrorist cells overseas, then weigh in on the value of snipers.

The movie, starring Bradley Cooper and directed by Clint Eastwood, earned $105 million in weekend ticket sales and nabbed six Academy Award nominations last week, including best picture. The box office take trumped previous records for a January opening and is expected to grow on Monday as moviegoers enjoy another day off for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Moore isn’t the only one in Hollywood taking aim at the film: Actor Seth Rogen equated the war drama to a Nazi propaganda film shown in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds.”

“American Sniper” is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by Chris Kyle. Kyle served four tours in Iraq with the Navy SEALs and is lauded as “America’s deadliest sniper.” He was not without controversy of his own, including disputed claims in his book that he punched former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and killed two armed carjackers. Kyle was shot and killed by a former Marine in 2013.

Source: Michael Moore tweets snipers are ‘cowards’ – http://www.wtae.com/entertainment/michael-moore-tweets-snipers-are-cowards/30795458 (emphasis added)

Chris Kyle's Craft International Logo: "Violence Does Solve Problems"

Chris Kyle’s Craft International Logo: “Violence Does Solve Problems”

Sniper sight permits the killer to deny the humanity of his victim

“Erich Fromm states that “there is good clinical evidence for the assumption that destructive aggression occurs, at least to a large degree, in conjunction with a momentary or chronic emotional withdrawal.” The situations described above represent a breakdown in the psychological distance that is a key method of removing one’s sense of empathy and achieving this “emotional withdrawal.” Again, some of the mechanisms that facilitate this process include:

• Cultural distance, such as racial and ethnic differences, which permit the killer to dehumanize the victim

• Moral distance, which takes into consideration the kind of intense belief in moral superiority and vengeful/vigilante actions associated with many civil wars

• Social distance, which considers the impact of a lifetime of practice in thinking of a particular class as less than human in a socially stratified environment

• Mechanical distance, which includes the sterile Nintendo-game unreality of killing through a TV screen, a thermal sight, a sniper sight, or some other kind of mechanical buffer that permits the killer to deny the humanity of his victim

(Grossman, D. (2009). On Killing: The Psychological Costs of Learning to Kill in War and Society (emphasis added)

On Killing: The Psychological Costs of Learning to Kill in War and Society (.pdf) – http://kropfpolisci.com/cognitive.grossman.pdf

On Killing: The Psychological Costs of Learning to Kill in War and Society (Book) – http://www.amazon.com/On-Killing-Psychological-Learning-Society/dp/0316040932/

Dave Grossman’s website: http://www.killology.com/

“KILLOLOGY, (n): The scholarly study of the destructive act, just as sexology is the scholarly study of the procreative act. In particular, killology focuses on the reactions of healthy people in killing circumstances (such as police and military in combat) and the factors that enable and restrain killing in these situations. This field of study was pioneered by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, in his Pulitzer-nominated book, On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society.

VIDEO – Operation Hollywood: How The Pentagon Shapes And Censors The Movies: http://youtu.be/FPZL5WTilRE via @YouTube

I have to agree with Michael Moore and Seth Rogen regarding American Sniper.

The last thing we need in America is a hagiography of a mercenary, which is what Kyle was when he was killed.

But, of course, such a hagiography, and its popularity, is not at all surprising, considering what America has become.

We’ve become worshipers of warmongering killers.

I can only imagine being an eight-year-old boy today…

“What do you want to be when you grow up Billy Bubba?”

“I wanna be a former Navy SEAL!”

“You mean you want to be a Navy SEAL, don’t you?”

“No, I wanna be a former Navy SEAL like Chris Kyle and those guys who were killed in Benghazi.”

“Oh, so you want to be a Navy SEAL first, and then, after you’ve been discharged from the Navy, you want to become a killer for hire, and perhaps start your own killer for hire business someday, like Chris Kyle did.”

“Yeah! Like Chris says: “Violence does solve problems!”

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Patmos, The Emperor Worship Cultus, and The American Sniper

“In terms of the last 12 years, these lies of the American Empire woven as mythology began with the lie of what really happened on September 11th, 2001 and who was behind the attack. That was compounded with the lies regarding why the Empire was invading Afghanistan and Iraq.

“That then led to the pack of lies surrounding the tragic death in Afghanistan of NFL star Pat Tillman. Read the complete Wikipedia account to refresh historical memory. The official story was that Tillman was killed by “enemy fire.”  After an extensive official cover-up of the truth, the United States Government finally acknowledged that the official story, used ongoingly in television ads and football stadium halftime ceremonies around the country to drive the American public to greater ongoing support for the War on Terror, was a lie. The new version said that he was killed by “friendly fire.” Or not so friendly fire. . . . read the Wikipedia account thoroughly for the troubling circumstantial evidence, never properly investigated, that Tillman came to oppose American military involvement in Afghanistan, and was subsequently murdered by some of his own uniformed colleagues for that opposition. The point is simply this:  the Government that lied about 9-11, lied about the reasons for the invasions and occupations of two foreign countries, and lied about Pat Tillman, is the same Government being used by the Zionist Beast that controls it to justify illegal interventions in Libya and Syria among others, as a prelude to a mass murder in Iran being sold by Netanyahu and his American apologists as “self defense.”

“Enemy Fire,” “Friendly Fire,” “Al-Qaeda,” “Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq,” “Bin Laden,” “Democracy,” “Freedom,” and “Self Defense” . . . Has George Orwell risen from the dead to write American, Israeli, and NATO press releases? And what Beast is being served by the American, Israeli, and NATO press secretaries? Put differently, how do people like John McCain keep effectively spinning these Red, White, and Blue whoppers for a new set of coming victims and their families? Even as McCain’s father, Admiral McCain, wove myths to protect Israel after the USS Liberty attack in 1967?  Whose script are these mannequins reading from?

“This then leads to the recent tragic death of Chris Kyle, the American Sniper. Kyle holds the all-time record for kills for an American military sniper. He also holds a distance record for a kill notched at some 2,100 yards removed from the targeted victim.  Unlike what is now known about Pat Tillman, Kyle remained aWarrior For Whom Belief in Empire Lived, until his tragic and ironic death at the hands of an American Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  victim and Marine Corps denizen, who shot Kyle to death on a Texas gun range. The American Sniper’s undeniable prowess with a high-powered rifle and scope is unquestioned and formidable. His ability to think theologically, morally, and philosophically about what it was he was actually serving is the issue in question, not simply for him, but for the thousands who flocked to Texas Stadium for his funeral adorned in American Flags and carrying placards of support for every long since discredited canard used to support the War on Terror and the War on Civilizations.  Michel Lonsdale might ask these well meaning folks also, “Where do You go, and what do You do when Belief has died? Who are You, really?”

Chris Kyle "The American Sniper" memorial service on the 50 yard line at Texas Stadium.

Chris Kyle “The American Sniper” memorial service on the 50 yard line at Texas Stadium.

“The Christian Cross was strongly in evidence in Texas Stadium, albeit as a supplemental secondary symbol for the more prominently evidenced Old Glory. But did the faithful really believe their fallen hero was a defender of a culture informed by the morality of the New Testament and the Lord Jesus Christ? How sustainable is that in the wake of the Roe v Wade decision, the societal and legal imprimatur now placed on homosexuality and the legitimacy of sexual perversion of every brand, and the Economic Darwinism that divides a predatory Elite from the vulnerable? How sustainable is that given the foundational falsehoods undergirding the War on Terror and unswerving American support for a Zionist ideology that empowered the first century mob that called for the release of Barabbas and the death of Christ, even as it now seeks the eradication of Palestinians and Iranians in the name of an Eretz Yisrael in continued disobedience to the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and mere human decency itself?

“The February 28th New York Times, the American Jewish Power Elite’s print daily of record, informs us in Matt Haber’s piece for the Thursday Styles section, “A Hush-Hush Topic No More,” that the latest trend in the Empire’s evolving mores in matters sexual involves the move toward the eventual mainstreaming of “sex play involving bondage and domination.”  The reader is treated to the inside scoop on the Big Apple’s Paddlesnightclub on West 26th Street; a report on the “blockbuster success” of E. L. James’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy (65 million copies sold worldwide according to Publishers Weekly); and the February premiere of the movie “Kink” at the Sundance Film Festival, a documentary directed by Christina Voros and produced by James Franco, tabbed by The Hollywood Reporter as a “friendly film” to the world of “bondage/discipline, domination/submission, and sadism/masochism.”

“This is the wave of the Empire’s present and future. It is Emperor Domitian’s Rome all over again. Does the Christian or denizen of the Old American Empire die and kill for it, as the members of the Cult of the American Sniper apparently believe?  This remains the compelling question of the day, and during the increasing onset of nightfall.

“The argumentation for a suspense of Belief in Empire and its War on Terror has already been made.  The pictures of the Kyle funeral introduced into evidence simply chronicle the record of that day for those who cling unknowingly to the Beast as the Lamb. The symbolism of the funeral and its venue, suggest that someone was indeed disguised that day as an Angel of Light (2 Corinthians 11: 13-14). The light was extinguished, enshrouded in an impenetrable darkness.

“Which leads us to the last question of this particular day headed toward an impending night soon to overtake it. What will be the fate of those who openly question the American Empire, its marriage to the Zionist Beast, and the unmistakable Emperor Worship Cultus that accompanies it?” (Emphasis added)

Read more: Patmos, The Emperor Worship Cultus, and The American Sniper http://wp.me/pfMo6-se via @wordpressdotcom

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“[S]ome worldwide Jewish conspiracy that had the power to control events in several countries…”

Photo: Soldiers of an Australian 4th Division field artillery brigade walk on a duckboard track laid across a muddy, shattered battlefield in Chateau Wood, near Hooge, Belgium, on October 29, 1917. (James Francis Hurley/State Library of New South Wales)

Photo: Soldiers of an Australian 4th Division field artillery brigade walk on a duckboard track laid across a muddy, shattered battlefield in Chateau Wood, near Hooge, Belgium, on October 29, 1917. (James Francis Hurley/State Library of New South Wales)

“[S]ome worldwide Jewish conspiracy that had the power to control events in several countries…”

The quote above is taken from a book review: Garret Wilson’s review of David Fromkin’s book A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East, which is an important book I read a few years ago.

When I was reading Fromkin’s book, I was surprised how often the author mentioned the fact that the primary source documents of the period contained numerous references to a powerful Jewish conspiracy controlling world events, including, especially, the Great War.

These references to a powerful Jewish conspiracy were not the ramblings of conspiracy theorists and anti-Semites, but were the expressed opinions of important government officials from virtually every nation involved in the Great War, including, especially, England, France, Egypt, Turkey, Germany, Russia, and the United States.

Neither Fromkin nor Wilson believe in this worldwide Jewish conspiracy, but they admit the original source documents indicate many important people during the Great War did believe in it. Fromkin and Wilson offer no proof to discount this conspiracy… they simply dismiss it, which is something I will not do.

Below are excerpts from Garret Wilson’s review of Fromkin’s important book, after a short passage (from Wikipedia) concerning World War I.

Most people know little-to-nothing about World War I and are surprised to discover World War II was only a continuation of World War I… and that we are continuing to fight that same Great War today…    

World War I

“World War I, also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war, a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents’ technological and industrial sophistication, and tactical stalemate. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, paving the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved…”

Continue reading: World War I – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I

World War I in Photos

“One hundred years ago, in the summer of 1914, a series of events set off an unprecedented global conflict that ultimately claimed the lives of more than 16 million people, dramatically redrew the maps of Europe, and set the stage for the 20th Century.”

Continue reading: World War I in Photos: http://www.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/wwi/introduction/

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“Published with a new afterword from the author—the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was created

“The Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts—including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, and the violent challenges posed by Iraq’s competing sects—are rooted in the region’s political inheritance: the arrangements, unities, and divisions imposed by the Allies after the First World War.

“In A Peace to End All Peace, David Fromkin reveals how and why the Allies drew lines on an empty map that remade the geography and politics of the Middle East. Focusing on the formative years of 1914 to 1922, when all seemed possible, he delivers in this sweeping and magisterial book the definitive account of this defining time, showing how the choices narrowed and the Middle East began along a road that led to the conflicts and confusion that continue to this day.

“A new afterword from Fromkin, written for this edition of the book, includes his invaluable, updated assessment of this region of the world today, and on what this history has to teach us.”

Source: A Peace To End All Peace – http://www.amazon.com/Peace-End-All-Ottoman-Creation/dp/0805088091 

Photo: A color photograph of Allied soldiers on a battlefield on the Western Front. This image was taken using the Paget process, an early experiment in color photography. (James Francis Hurley/State Library of New South Wales)

Photo: A color photograph of Allied soldiers on a battlefield on the Western Front. This image was taken using the Paget process, an early experiment in color photography. (James Francis Hurley/State Library of New South Wales)

A Peace To End All Peace by David Fromkin

New York: Henry Hold and Company, 1989

ISBN 0-8050-6884-8

Review Copyright © 2002 Garret Wilson

8 August 2002 8:43am

(Emphasis added)

“The British decided to set up Hussein as a sort of “Pope” for Islam, so that Britain could control Arabia through Hussein. Unfortunately for them, such a position for Hussein was not possible due to the political and social arrangements in the Middle East, so the British wound up stationing troops for years in an effort to control the territories over which they now wanted power. To make matters worse for Britain, Russia changed sides.

“Adding to all this turmoil was the (incorrect) suspicion by Britains and many other Europeans of some worldwide Jewish conspiracy that had the power to control events in several countries. Hoping to use this power to their advantage, Britain made overtures to Jewish Zionism by issuing the Balfour Declaration which advocated a Jewish national home in Palestine, which originally included Jordan. Implementing such a declaration wasn’t easy, not only because some Arabs didn’t like an influx of Jews but because even some local British governors and military promoted Arab uprisings. Although British promises to the Jews and to the Arabs were ambiguous as to boundaries and timetables, Britain never intended to satisfy the agreements in the first place.

“By 1922, the year that everything in the Middle East seems to culminate, the USSR was formed; Britain tinkered with elections in the new state of Iraq to set up and control Feisal (Hussein’s son) as ruler; Britain set up Abdullah (Hussein’s other son) in Jordan; ibn Saud, who kept causing problems with Abdullah, was given Saudi Arabia; and Britain managed to mollify France by parceling out Syria and Lebanon…

“…Kitchener… vehemently insisted on authorizing Cairo to respond immediately and to reach agreement with Hussein… Authorized and directed to do so by London, Sir Henry McMahon then resumed the correspondence with Mecca—the famous McMahon letters, the meaning of which has been debated so much and so long by partisans of Arab and Jewish causes in Palestine” (182). But effectively, “Britain did not bind herself to support Hussein’s claims anywhere at all” (183). McMahon, an experienced bureaucrat, had seen the need to be completely noncommittal” (184). Gilbert Clayon later summarized that “‘Luckily, we have been very careful indeed to commit ourselves to nothing whatsoever.’ …In London the Foreign Office took the view that the promises would never become due for payment: that Britain had pledged herself to support Arab independence only if the Arab half o the Ottoman Empire rose against the Sultan…” (185).

“While most Palestinian Jews chose to avoid involvement in the world war, David Ben-Gurion and Itzhak Ben Zvi, former law students at the University of Constantinople who were leaders of the Labor Zionist movement, offered to organize a Palestinian Jewish army in 1914 to defend Ottoman Palestine. But, instead of accepting their offer, Djemal deported them and other Zionist leaders in 1915″ (211)…

“The Balfour Declaration, 2 November 1917:

“Dear Lord Rothschild, I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet: His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.” I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation” (297).

“Baghdad, along with Jerusalem, was [in the early 1900s] one of the two great Jewish cities of Asia, and a thousand years before had become the seat of the exilarch—the head of the Jewish religion in the eastern diaspora—and thus the capital of oriental Judaism” (306)…

“Around 75 percent of the land allocated to be divided between Jews and Palestinians “had already been given to an Arab dynasty [, Abdullah, son of Hussein,] that was not Palestinian.” As this posed a problem, “The newly created province of Transjordan, later to become the independent state of Jordan, gradually drifted into existence as an entity separate from the rest of Palestine; indeed, today it is often forgotten that Jordan was ever part of Palestine” (514).

“The Arab complaints about Jewish land purchases were thin; most of the complainers sold land to Jews. “The genuine grievance was that of the impoverished Arab peasantry. As socialists, the Jewish farmers were opposed to the exploitation of others and therefore did all their own work; when Jews bought Arab farms the Arab farm laborers therefore lost their jobs” (522)…”

“On 8 October 1922 Andrew Bonary Law, the retired leader of the Unionist-Conservative Party, wrote a letter to two newspapers. “We cannot alone act as policeman of the world,” he said, urging France and others to assist in enforcing the settlement in Germany (554).

“[Britain] placed Fuad I on the thrown of Egypt in [1922], and made Egypt a nominally independent protectorate by the terms of the Allenby Declaration of 1922. She established a protectorate in Iraq by her treaty that year with that country: a country that she had created and upon whose thrown she had placed her own nominee, Feisal. By the terms of the Palestine Mandate of 1922 and Churchill’s White Paper for Palestine in 1922, Transjordan was set on the road to a political existence separate from that of Palestine—Abdullah, appointed by Britain, was to permanently preside over the new entity by a decision made in 1922—while west of the Jordan, Jews were promised a National Home and non-Jews were promised full rights. Independence or autonomy for the Kurds, which had been on the agenda in 1922, somehow disappeared from the agenda in 1922, so that there was to be no Kurdistan: it was a nondecision of 1922 that was, in effect, a decision. In 1922, too, Britain imposed frontier agreements upon Ibn Saud that established boundaries between Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait (560).”

Source: Review by Garret Wilson – http://www.garretwilson.com/books/peaceendallpeace.html

A Peace To End All Peace (Book) – http://www.amazon.com/Peace-End-All-Ottoman-Creation/dp/0805088091

A Peace To End All Peace (.pdf) – http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/polisci/faculty/klieman/ps132a/fromkin.pdf

VIDEO – Jews Will Fall Victim Once Again to the Zionists: http://youtu.be/lu3XEgmC8Mg via @YouTube

Zionism and the Third Reich

“Early in 1935, a passenger ship bound for Haifa in Palestine left the German port of Bremerhaven. Its stern bore the Hebrew letters for its name, “Tel Aviv,” while a swastika banner fluttered from the mast. And although the ship was Zionist-owned, its captain was a National Socialist Party member. Many years later a traveler aboard the ship recalled this symbolic combination as a “metaphysical absurdity”. Absurd or not, this is but one vignette from a little-known chapter of history: The wide-ranging collaboration between Zionism and Hitler’s Third Reich…”

Continue reading: Zionism and the Third Reich – http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v13/v13n4p29_Weber.html

The Transfer Agreement

“In an interview for Book TV, investigative journalist Edwin Black talks [at the North Bethesda, Maryland Barnes and Noble with a rabbi from Rockville, Maryland] about his extraordinary book, The Transfer Agreement and its 25th Anniversary republication.

The Transfer Agreement is Edwin Black’s compelling, award-winning story of a negotiated arrangement in 1933 between Zionist organizations and the Nazis to transfer some 50,000 Jews, and $100 million of their assets, to Jewish Palestine in exchange for stopping the worldwide Jewish-led boycott threatening to topple the Hitler regime in its first year…”

VIDEO – “Hitler founded Israel” – 1933 The Transfer Agreement Part 1 Vostfr: http://youtu.be/uE2hsaHAEX0 via @YouTube

Ottoman Turk Machine Gun Corps at Tel esh Sheria Gaza Line, in 1917, part of the Sinai and Palestine Campaign. British troops were battling the the Ottoman Empire (supported by Germany), for control of the Suez Canal, Sinai Peninsula, and Palestine. (Library of Congress)

Ottoman Turk Machine Gun Corps at Tel esh Sheria Gaza Line, in 1917, part of the Sinai and Palestine Campaign. British troops were battling the the Ottoman Empire (supported by Germany), for control of the Suez Canal, Sinai Peninsula, and Palestine. (Library of Congress)

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Charlie Hebdo, Hypocrisy, and Double Standards

Freedom of Speech

Charlie Hebdo, Hypocrisy, and Double Standards

Michael Hoffman is doing some good reporting on the cartoon blasphemy, free speech hypocrisy, and double standards surrounding the Charlie Hebdo shooting…

Cartoon Blasphemy of Holocaustianity Damned by the West

“Hot air windbags throughout the West are today proclaiming their defiant support for “blasphemy” of religion of the kind the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists specialized in with regard to Islam (and as we showed in yesterday’s blog—  occasionally with regard to Judaism too —  but the media are loath to reveal this fact about “Charlie”)…”

Read more: Cartoon Blasphemy of Holocaustianity Damned by the West: http://revisionistreview.blogspot.com/2015/01/cartoon-blasphemy-of-holocaustianity.html

Two men in Britain jailed for distributing satirical “Tales of the Holohoax” cartoons

“One grows weary of pointing to the disparity between how “Holocaust” revisionists and Muslim haters are treated in the media and the courts both legal and of public opinion. Kurt Westergaard, the artist who drew the anti-Mohammed cartoon in Denmark is a hero of the European Union. His “freedom of expression” is jealously guarded, and used as a pedagogic tool for hammering Muslims concerning the glories of modern Western human rights’ standards. When Muslims respond that the Danish cartoon was bigoted and racist, they are dismissed as backward peasants from Neanderthal societies who have yet to learn the rudiments of Enlightenment tolerance…”

“Tales of the Holohoax” (.pdf) – http://www.vho.org/aaargh/fran/livres9/TalesV2.pdf

Read more: “Tales of the Holohoax” and Denmark’s anti-Muslim cartoons… Satire demonized and criminalized in Britain: http://revisionistreview.blogspot.com/2010/02/tales-of-holohoax-and-denmarks-anti.html

remote control bombing of Gaza

Cartoon about Gaza denounced as “anti-Semitic” and retracted by newspaper

“An influential Australian newspaper, the Sydney Morning Herald, has retracted and said it was “wrong” to publish a July 26 cartoon about Gaza that ignited howls of outrage from Zionists. In an August 3 editorial, the Herald denounced its own cartoon, saying that it “invoked an inappropriate element of religion, rather than nationhood, and made a serious error of judgment.” The cartoon, by Glen Le Lievre, depicted “an elderly man, with a large nose, sitting alone, with a remote control device in his hand, overseeing explosions in Gaza,” according to the newspaper.  His armchair had a Star of David on it, “and the man was wearing a kippah, a religious skullcap.”

“Initially, the newspaper defended the cartoon, explaining that Le Lievre’s drawing was inspired by “news photographs of men seated in chairs and lounges, observing the shelling of Gaza.”

“The Herald’s initial defense was correct. As Harriet Sherwood reports (below), Israelis did indeed gather on hillsides to watch and cheer as their military dropped bombs on Gaza: “Israelis drank, snacked and posed for selfies” against a background of explosions in civilian areas…”

Read more: Cartoon about Gaza denounced as “anti-Semitic” and retracted by newspaper – http://revisionistreview.blogspot.com/2014/08/cartoon-about-gaza-denounced-as-anti.html

See also: “Cartoon blasphemy” links – http://revisionistreview.blogspot.com/2015/01/cartoon-blasphemy-links.html

Bishop Richard Williamson charged with Holocaust denial

“In 1988, Williamson was one of four SSPX priests who were illicitly ordained as bishops by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, for which they incurred automatic excommunication. The validity of the excommunication is disputed by the SSPX who say that the ordinations were necessary due to a crisis in the Catholic Church. The excommunications, including that of Williamson, were lifted on 21 January 2009, but the suspension of the bishops from the exercise of ministry within the Catholic Church remained in force.

“Immediately afterwards, Swedish television broadcast an interview recorded earlier at the SSPX’s Seminary in Zaitzkofen, Germany. During the interview, Bishop Williamson had expressed a belief that Nazi Germany did not use gas chambers during the Holocaust and that a total of between 200,000 and 300,000 Jews were killed. Based upon these statements, the Bishop was immediately charged with and convicted of Holocaust denial by a German court…”

Read more: Richard Williamson (bishop) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Williamson_%28bishop%29 

VIDEO – Criminalized Speech: Bishop Richard Williamson on Holocaust – 2008: http://youtu.be/eQ3ObrgaWnc via @YouTube

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2014 in review

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