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Israel’s Unholy War on Jerusalem

Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:1
 
Israel’s Unholy War on Jerusalem
 
TEHRAN (FNA)- They pretend to be modern, western, secular, and enlightened. They fancy themselves a small island of rationalism and free thought in the midst of a dark sea of irrationalism and superstition. But all the self-deception in the world cannot hide the truth: Israel is waging a religious war – a Crusade, if you will – against the land and people of Jerusalem.

Israel’s claim to Occupied Jerusalem is rejected by virtually every nation on earth. The United Nations General Assembly recently voted 144 to 6 to condemn all of Israel’s laws and administrative regulations concerning the Holy City and to render them null and void. The UN vote re-affirmed that the legal status of Jerusalem has not changed – and that Israel’s 1967 theft of the Holy City is an ongoing war crime. Jerusalem, the whole world says, is under illegal occupation. The same resolution also demanded Israel’s complete withdrawal from all territories stolen in 1967.

But what about the six nations that voted against the UN resolution? The only two major nations to oppose it were the United States and Canada. The other four were all tiny, insignificant countries: The Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, and Israel itself.

This raises the question: How did such a small, insignificant regime as Israel, which ranks 96th in population size behind such nations as Benin, Belarus and Burundi, and 153rd in area behind Djibouti, Lesotho and Moldova, acquire the power to defy the whole world and bend the United States and Canada to its depraved will?

The short answer is that Israel can defy the world because it owns the United States, the current self-appointed world hegemon. As James Petras explains in his book The Power of Israel in the United States, dozens of Jewish-Zionist billionaires and hundreds of Jewish-Zionist millionaires fund an army of roughly 500,000 Jewish-Zionist fanatics. Though these half-million Jewish-Zionist fanatics – the central pillar of the Zionist Power Configuration – represent only about 15 percent of American Jews, their heavily-funded political lobbying has made the United States of America a de facto colony of the regime of Israel.

About half of the legalized bribes euphemistically described as “campaign contributions” given to American politicians comes from these Jewish Zionists. That is why Israel owns the US Congress and dominates the White House.

The Jewish Zionists also rule the propaganda industry known as the media. And Jewish-Zionist propagandists, by inundating American Christians with lies beginning with the Untermeyer-funded Scofield Bible, have raised a zombie army of perhaps 30 million Christian Zionists. This relatively poor, unsophisticated, undereducated and irrational segment of the US population supplies millions of Israeli shock troops in American elections.

Israel’s Unholy War on Jerusalem would not exist if the Zionists did not dominate the United States.

The Zionist Unholy War on the Holy Land is by far the biggest long-term threat to world peace. Polls show that even Europeans, whose media and governments are also heavily influenced by Zionists, consistently name Israel as the greatest threat to global peace.

By ethnically cleansing the Holy Land of its Muslim and Christian inhabitants, a few million Zionists have effectively declared war against the 4.5 billion people who identify as either Christian or Muslim. The Zionists have succeeded (thus far) by playing divide-and-conquer. They have turned Christians against Muslims through a propaganda war whose centerpiece was the false flag attack of September 11th, 2001.

The Zionists kill and/or displace more and more of Jerusalem’s Muslim and Christian residents every day. They are bulldozing the Holy City’s architectural heritage to build Jews-only housing developments. And they are attacking the al-Aqsa mosque – Islam’s oldest and greatest architectural monument – by hollowing out the ground beneath it in “architectural excavations” designed to undermine its foundations and prepare the way for its eventual destruction.

The Jewish-Zionist propaganda network in America is whipping Christian Zionists into a hysterical millenarian frenzy whose aim is the destruction of the al-Aqsa Mosque. In its place, they propose to build a new Jewish Temple. The Christian Zionists, brainwashed by today’s successors to Untermeyer, want the Jewish Zionists to blow up al-Aqsa and start slaughtering pink heifers. This, they believe, would trigger Armageddon – the last world war – and fulfill their end-times prophecies.

But you don’t need a prophecy to know that destroying the greatest religious monument revered by almost two billion people would ignite an all-out religious war.

The unholy war on Jerusalem is part of the larger Zionist war on the Middle East. The Zionists’ ultimate goal is a Greater Israel consisting of all the land between the Nile and the Euphrates, to be ruled from “Israel’s eternal capital” of Jerusalem. To achieve this, the people and nations of Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq would have to be liquidated.

The Greater Israel Zionists want to install a ruler who, they claim, would be a successor to King David. This new “King of the Jews” would rule not only Greater Israel, but also the world. In this Zionist New World Order, the Chosen People would rule the goyim (the other nations and peoples) who would be treated like cattle.

It sounds like megalomaniacal fantasy. But we should remind ourselves that only 150 years ago, the idea that a tiny Zionist movement of only a few million people could seize control of the world’s greatest empires – first the British empire and then the American empire – and force them to hand over the Holy Land on a silver platter, would have seemed equally delusional. Yet somehow it all came to pass.

If the Zionists ever do establish a new world hegemon called Greater Israel, and place on its throne an alleged “King of the Jews,” that new king would presumably be the Antichrist or Dajjal predicted in Christian and Muslim scriptures. The very concept of a new “King of the Jews” is an affront to Jesus, the real Jewish messiah; therefore anyone who took this title would be an impostor, a satanic false messiah. Yet thirty million American Christian Zionists are working and voting to create and empower this Antichrist and establish his dominion over the earth.

Fortunately, more and more people from all religious backgrounds and outlooks are awakening to the reality that the Zionist invasion, occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine is tantamount to genocide. Even the biggest propaganda machine in the world – backed by the usurers who create and control most of the planet’s currency – cannot hide the fact that Israel’s crusade against the Holy Land is an unholy war.

 

Congress quietly expands NSA powers for spying on Americans

Congress quietly expands NSA powers for spying on Americans


 December 12, 2014

The campaign to rein in the surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency (NSA) has become even more difficult. Instead, Congress has used a set of provisions to expand the agency’s data-gathering power.

By way of two pieces of legislation, Congress maintained and expanded the NSA’s surveillance powers. In a bill now headed for President Barack Obama’s desk, Congress gave the agency what civil liberties advocates argue is an unprecedented authority to collect and store data belonging to American citizens.

Additionally, the omnibus spending bill passed by the House on Thursday – intended to keep the government running through most of next year – was stripped of the amendment banning the NSA from conducting ‘backdoor’ surveillance on Americans and insisting that tech companies redesign their products to make them more surveillance-friendly. That amendment had previously passed the House easily in June.

The Intelligence Authorization Act 2015, which will fund intelligence agencies for the next year, passed in a 325–100 vote, with 50 Democrats and 45 Republicans opposing. Through Section 309 of the act, Congress gave unparalleled legal authority to the government’s warrantless surveillance powers to allow for “the acquisition, retention, and dissemination” of US phone and internet data.

Previously, the White House derived this authority only through Executive Order 12333, signed by President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. However, backers of the provision passed by Congress argue it would actually limit to five years the amount of time communications data could be kept at intelligence agencies, certain exceptions permitting. Reagan’s executive didn’t impose any kind of time restriction.

“The provisions in the intel authorization appear to be an attempt by Congress to place statutory restrictions on the retention of information collected under Executive Order 12333, which is not subject to court oversight, has not been authorized by Congress, and raises serious privacy concerns,” Neema Guliani, legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union told the National Journal.

“However, these restrictions are far from adequate, contain enormous loopholes, and notably completely exclude the information of non-US persons.”

Meanwhile, lawmakers stripped a key amendment from the Defense Appropriations Act under the omnibus spending bill. It would have blocked the NSA and the CIA from insisting on spy-friendly product redesigns on tech companies, and would have required a warrant for access to American internet records collected under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Despite being passed by a vote of 293-123 in June, the Lofgren-Massie amendment wasn’t included in the spending bill because the vote for it will be considered under a closed rule. That means members of Congress won’t be able to propose amendments on the floor.

The death of the Massie-Lofgren amendment would cap a bad year for legislative NSA reform. The USA Freedom Act, which would have ended the NSA’s automatic dragnet collection of US phone records, passed the House in May after being weakened at the behest of hawkish members and the Obama administration, but then fell two votes short of the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster in the Senate.

America: From Super Power to Banana Republic

America: From Super Power to Banana Republic

 

With a stroke of his pen, President Obama recently changed the future of Americans and of our nation – fundamentally transforming America from the greatest nation on earth to a future as a banana republic.

Robert Rector, Senior Research Fellow with the Heritage Foundation, stated that President Obama’s amnesty for four million illegal immigrants will cost Americans about $2 trillion — approximately $40 billion per year — over the next five decades.

If all illegal immigrants are granted amnesty, they would receive “.…$9.4 trillion in government benefits and services and pay $3.1 trillion in taxes…They would generate a lifetime fiscal deficit…of $6.3 trillion…This should be considered a minimum estimate.”

Once the wealthiest nation in the world, America has now become a welfare country. At the end of 2012 the U.S. Census Bureau reported out of a population of 309,467,000 there were 109,631,000 people living in households receiving federal welfare benefits.  Yet there were only 103,087,000 full-time year-round workers in the United States with 16,606,000 of those being government employees.

America is a melting pot of immigrants who have brought rich heritages to our shores, become immersed in American culture, and worked hard to achieve the American dream.

Earlier immigrants assimilated and learned the customs and laws of their new land; learned English and worked hard to build a new and better life for themselves and their families; were fiercely independent and took responsibility for their own lives instead of seeking government handouts; were grateful for the unlimited opportunities available in America; and looked forward with great pride to becoming American citizens.

Unlike these earlier immigrants who came to our shores for religious freedom, freedom from political oppression, or for jobs, we now have poorly educated, low-skill immigrants who have chosen to snub their noses at the U.S. immigration laws and come in illegally to receive billions in U.S. entitlements now available.

Thousands of illegal aliens have held demonstrations to demand more handouts and threatened continued violence and shooting of police until their demands are met.   Their signs have demanded “free” healthcare, houses, and food and jobs without taxes.  Some signs even stated, “You owe us.” 

Many are demanding that their Hispanic culture be preserved and that the U.S. change its national language from English. 

They have denounced American capitalism.  However, they have been open about coming to America for the wide range of freebies paid for by the U.S. taxpayer who have prospered under capitalism.  These capitalism haters are certainly not low skilled when it comes to knowing how to use the government entitlement system for maximum benefit. 

 

Those freebies, according to the Heritage Foundation’s study in 2013, are costing Americans nearly $55 billion a year for the children and families of illegal immigrants. Obama’s amnesty plan will expand the cost and provide Medicare, Medicaid, and tax benefits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. 

Liberals conceal the truth about the real cost of illegal and low-skill immigrants.

Lies, lies, and more lies:

·       If an individual has a job and works diligently, he will pay more in taxes than he receives in benefits;

·       Unlawful immigrants work more than other groups;

·       The employment rate for non-elderly illegal immigrants nearly equals that of the general population;

·       The comparatively young illegals (average age of 34) will relieve the financial burden of America’s graying population;

·       Giving amnesty to illegals can help to make the Social Security system solvent; and

·       The fiscal deficit of $6.3 trillion — at a minimum — created by illegals will be made up by their children.

Just the facts, ma’am:

·       Poorly educated households – both immigrant and U.S. born – receive far more in government entitlements than they pay in taxes.  The typical illegal has only a 10th-grade education.

·       In 2010 the average illegal immigrant household received about $24,721 in government entitlements yet paid only $10,334 in taxes.  More benefits will come with amnesty.

·       Yes illegal immigrants do pay FICA taxes and will not likely pay more after amnesty due to their income.  But…during retirement they will draw more than $3 in Social Security and Medicare for every $1 they have paid in FICA taxes!

·       Illegal and low-skill immigrant households always receive more in benefits than they pay in taxes.

  • Illegal immigration appears to depress the wages of low-skill U.S. born and legal immigrants by 10% or $2,300 per year.
  • Illegal immigration probably drives many of the most vulnerable U.S. born workers out of labor force altogether, making it more difficult for these to achieve the American dream.

·       Only 13 percent are likely to graduate from college so usually do not become net tax contributors, remaining a fiscal burden on U.S. taxpayers.

·        The estimated cost of benefits from Obamacare for previous illegal immigrant households is $24 billion per year.

·       The average household receives $31,584 in government entitlements and pays $30,426 in taxes

·        Households headed by someone without a high school diploma receive $46,582 and pay $11,469 in taxes.

At the state level, the Federation for American Immigration Reform reported in The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on Texas that Texas spent $12.1 billion for illegal aliens in 2013. 

This breaks down to a cost of $1,197 for each Texas household headed by a native born or naturalized citizen. 

Advocates for amnesty argue that legal permanent residence has been earned because the unlawful immigrants have paid taxes.  

This is an idiotic argument because these advocates have chosen to ignore the fact that illegal immigrants have paid only $1.27 billion in annual taxes, leaving Texas taxpayers on the hook for billions.

The breakdown of the $12.1 billion cost to Texans for illegal aliens is as follows:

  • education —  $8.5 billion;
  • healthcare — $1.9 billion including the cost for anchor babies;
  • justice and law enforcement — $1.1 billion;
  • public assistance — $47.8 million; and
  • general government services — $577 million.

The truth about the fiscal cost of illegal immigration — and the cost of amnesty — is appalling and sends a clear message to American citizens. 

We cannot even consider granting amnesty including back door amnesty to anyone, no matter how much advocates demand that it’s the only option we have or that it is the moral thing to do.

 Neither will not granting amnesty to the 11.4 million illegal aliens solve our financial crisis.

These illegals have come to our nation and remained to seize our financial resources – American taxpayers be damned.  Illegals are fully aware that they are breaking our U.S. immigration laws. They also know that this behavior is not tolerated by their own countries — nor would their own countries permit the bullying for rights, citizenship, and entitlements that thousands of illegal immigrants have done in America.

The choice is clear.  We must send 11.4 million illegal immigrants home!  Several states have already been successful with encouraging illegal aliens to leave by denying benefits including job opportunities.

If we want to remain a strong prosperous nation that is a beacon for the rest of the world, we must follow a course of importing skilled workers in those specified fields where we need them and limit drastically the number of low-skill immigrants.

If we continue on our current path, America is going to be irreversibly impoverished in its downward slide into the economy of a banana republic.

Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. is a writer and speaker about education, healthcare, and cultural public policy.

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