An Ugly Smear Campaign

Exclusive: A Zionist group bought a full-page New York Times ad to demonize Sidney and Max Blumenthal as “anti-Semites” and to demand that Hillary Clinton renounce them, a revival of a crude McCarthyism, writes Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

An ugly feature of life in modern Washington is that anyone who dares criticize Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians can expect to be subjected to nasty accusations of “anti-Semitism” and other attacks that are meant to make the target politically untouchable.

For example, The New York Times published a full-page ad on Saturday paid for by a pro-Zionist group called The World Values Network featuring a grainy graphic of Sidney Blumenthal and his son Max Blumenthal along with a demand that “Hillary Clinton must disavow her anti-Israel advisors.”

A graphic from The World Values Network's attack on Sidney and Max Blumenthal.

A graphic from The World Values Network’s attack on Sidney and Max Blumenthal.

The text accuses Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton’s longtime personal friend and adviser, of sending the Secretary of State emails in which “he was obsessed with painting the Jewish state in the most unflattering light.”

The ad cites Blumenthal writing on March 20, 2010, that “The policy of the present Israeli government is endangering the lives of American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Blumenthal is also attacked for noting Israeli “settlers’ theft of water from Palestinian towns” and, according to the ad, sending Clinton an article “claiming Israel was pursuing goals contrary to U.S. interests, while ‘starting a rebellion’ against the United States.”

Though such comments might seem like no-brainers to anyone who has followed Israel’s mistreatment of Palestinians and how that behavior has inspired Islamic extremism, The World Values Network views the comments as evidence of anti-Semitism.

The ad then denounces Blumenthal’s son, Max, saying “Even more shocking still were Sid Blumenthal’s attempts to feed Hillary Clinton toxic analysis from his son Max, a self-declared ‘anti-Zionist’ and fanatical Israel-hater. This rotten apple did not fall far from the tree.”

The World Values Network is headed by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who likes to go by the nickname “America’s Rabbi.” The group is one of many that has sought to scar any political figure who won’t toe the line of Israel’s right-wing government as it rejects any reasonable peace agreement with the Palestinians and periodically “mows the grass” by launching bloody attacks on Gaza and the West Bank.

Typically, the way this Zionist political strategy works is to demonize individuals, like Blumenthal or his son, and then demand that an ally must disassociate from them or face political reprisals. The approach is a form of McCarthyism. In this case, The World Values Network makes clear what Clinton must do if she wishes to receive Jewish support in her presidential campaign. She must publicly renounce the Blumenthals.

The ad says: “Hillary Clinton is running for President. She’s asking friends of Israel to count on her support of the always-vulnerable Jewish State. If she won’t disassociate herself from her discredited advisor Sid Blumenthal and his rabid, Israel-hating son Max, how can we?”

Pressuring Branson

In a similar attack, the same group has sought to drive a wedge between businessman Richard Branson and both former President Jimmy Carter and South African Bishop Desmond Tutu for their offense of criticizing Israel’s abuse of Palestinians.

“But a little known and unfortunate fact about Branson is his strange, anti-Israel opinions and activities that are beneath a man known for having a good and kind heart,” The World Values Network states at its Web site. “In 2007, Branson founded an organization called ‘The Elders’ which was made up of a council of twelve elder statesmen who would serve as ‘independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights.’ …

“Unfortunately among the elders that Branson selected for his new group are a Who’s who of some of the most tenacious, anti-Israel public figures in the world today. The Elders’ anti-Israel statements and press releases condemning the Jewish state are a sad testament to this fact.

“Topping the Elders’ list is former President Jimmy Carter, a man dedicated to the disgustingly fraudulent and anti-Semitic proposition that Israel is an apartheid State. Carter’s defamatory fabrications about the Jewish State include the lie not only that Israel is like apartheid South Africa but that ‘voices from Jerusalem dominate our media.’ Last year he claimed [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu wasn’t interested in making peace…

“Other ‘elders’ in Branson’s organization include the notoriously anti-Israel, anti-Semitic Bishop Desmond Tutu, … Tutu is a supporter of the BDS movement, calling for an economic and cultural boycott of Israel. His bigoted views have surfaced with statements such as, ‘The Jewish lobby is powerful — very powerful,’ while accusing Jews of ‘an arrogance — the arrogance of power because Jews are a powerful lobby in this land and all kinds of people woo their support.’

“Tutu has stated that Zionism has ‘very many parallels with racism,’ and has accused the Jewish state of subjecting the Palestinians to ‘Israeli Apartheid.’”

Again, you might say that little of what Carter and Tutu have said is controversial — at least in the sense of what is empirically true. After all, Netanyahu himself vowed during his last campaign that he would not reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians and there is no doubt that the Israelis treat the Palestinians as inferior beings who are sharply restricted in where they can and cannot go.

But the goal of attacks like the ones from The World Values Network is to use “guilt by association” to marginalize anyone who criticizes Israel by trying to scare a Clinton or a Branson into renouncing the Blumenthals or Carter or Tutu. If that wedge can be driven, then the repudiation itself can be waved about as an example of what happens to some public figure who dares fault the Israeli government.

As the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee holds its annual convention in Washington – and U.S. political leaders from all political persuasions troop across the stage to express their devotion and dedication to Israel – The New York Times ad is a reminder of what’s in store for anyone who deviates.

Investigative reporter Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. You can buy his latest book, America’s Stolen Narrative, either in print here or as an e-book (from Amazon and barnesandnoble.com).

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36 comments for “An Ugly Smear Campaign

  1. Pablo Diablo
    March 20, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    BDS NOW.

  2. ABRAHAM
    March 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    “All or nothing”? Yes, I believe even psychopathic Israel would be forced to bend under the weight of that determination. The World would have to concede, do we stand by whilst Israel annihilates the whole Nation of Palestinians, the rightful residents of these ancient homelands, or do we finally intercede to kick Israel into the twenty first century.The World has been complicit in this struggle for too long, we have taken too many Israeli pieces of gold and shekels, and, to their everlasting shame, this includes all other Arab and Muslim States World wide. I for one would like to hear the protestations and arguments all other Arab and Muslim states will advance to explain or justify, their lack of action to support Palestinian justice; lets call upon them to speak and explain. Do not use the excuse relating to Israeli possession of nuclear weapons, that is irrelevant, especially if the World will unite against this Israeli oppression; will they “nuke” the whole world? Also tell me this, which Nation will they occupy next? and, where will they stop? Read their history of pronouncements over the last one hundred years; read their religious texts, they see themselves as the “chosen” race, and everyone else exists either to “serve” them or be dead. Now think where have you heard those teachings before. Israel must be brought down to Earth, so it must be “All or nothing”.All Peace negotiations are a farce simply used to punctuate the periods of Palestinian death and destruction.

  3. Barry Speck
    March 20, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Reading this made my blood boil. Shmuley Boteach is the definition of the lunatic fringe. Or at least I hope so. I am so disgusted by the tactics of these people, and so should be every American citizen that hears about them. I have to say, I keep getting play date requests from parents of a classmate of my nine year-old-son. Fanatically Zionist parents I might add. I’d rather drink a cup of bleach than let their little Zio-spawn have a play date with my kid. Far as I’m concerned, they can just pound sand. Fuckers!

    I hope Syd Blumenthal is thrilled to have a son with the kind of integrity and chutzpah that Max has. I suspect he is. Syd Blumenthal strikes me as a real mensch. Boteach, OTOH, that freaky little perverted, sex-obsessed, Rasputin-looking-mofo, can just go SUCK AN EGG!

  4. Joe Tedesky
    March 20, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    So should we next expect to see Hillary throw the Blumenthals under the bus? Is this a test? Where is Haim Saban in all of this? Young Max surely has pissed off the wrong people, and for this there is a price to be paid. I’m not good on predictions, but I feel that the days of the Blumenthals are short on numbers. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. Somehow I don’t think it will turn out bad for the Zionist.

    • Zachary Smith
      March 21, 2016 at 12:03 am

      You’re thinking along the same lines as myself, but I’m going to toss in a “tinfoil-hat” twist to the affair.

      Israel and its agents are desperate to get Hillary into the White House. Some articles I’ve been seeing suggest that Sidney Blumenthal is becoming a genuine and growing threat to that event happening.

      As I explained in this column in January, one of the most controversial of Ms. Clinton’s emails released by the State Department under judicial order was one sent on June 8, 2011, to the Secretary of State by Sidney Blumenthal, Ms. Clinton’s unsavory friend and confidant who was running a private intelligence service for Ms. Clinton. This email contains an amazingly detailed assessment of events in Sudan, specifically a coup being plotted by top generals in that war-torn country. Mr. Blumenthal’s information came from a top-ranking source with direct access to Sudan’s top military and intelligence officials, and recounted a high-level meeting that had taken place only 24 hours before.

      To anybody familiar with intelligence reporting, this unmistakably signals intelligence, termed SIGINT in the trade. In other words, Mr. Blumenthal, a private citizen who had enjoyed no access to U.S. intelligence for over a decade when he sent that email, somehow got hold of SIGINT about the Sudanese leadership and managed to send it, via open, unclassified email, to his friend Ms. Clinton only one day later.

      http://observer.com/2016/03/hillary-has-an-nsa-problem/

      With the FBI and the NSA both wanting Hillary’s hide, this “ad” could be part of some kabuki theater. If Hillary denounces both Blumenthals as Obama did Jeremiah Wright, she could still come out of the email mess in one piece. Mind you, Daddy Blumenthal’s sources for that information might well have been Holy Israel itself. But at least in public opinion Hillary’s brushing them away would serve to reaffirm her love of Israel and shift the email issue to the Blumenthal evildoers.

      By the bye, Israeli websites are hyperventilating about the Blumenthals and how they show that Hillary isn’t a true friend of the shitty little apartheid nation. IMO it’s a chinese fire drill to entertain the slack-jawed US voters.

      I spent some time looking for the advertisement in question, and finally found part of it.

      hXXp://mondoweiss.net/2016/03/nyt-finally-mentions-goliath-in-rightwing-ad-smearing-max-blumenthal/

      It’s odd how difficult that internet search turned out to be.

      • Joe Tedesky
        March 21, 2016 at 2:00 am

        Okay, since we are going all tin foiled hat, here goes; what if all this name dropping is being done to catch America’s Palestintian sympathizer’ off guard? Would associating Hillary to young Max gain her respect from a advocate for Max? Like catching the left off guard….probably to silly, but Hillary almost looks good being chastised by the Zionist, in some strange way. This news should have an interesting effect on Hillary’s up coming appearance in front of AIPAC. It would seem that having Hillary look to be way to cozy with Israel isn’t the year to do it. So will Hillary’s Likud image be dampened to some degree to fit a better demographically high vote count amongst the American voter spectrum who has grown tired of everything Israel? I’ll bet she will still denounce BDS. Although, it will be worth it to hear her reasoning, she’s a Clinton.

      • Herman
        March 21, 2016 at 9:00 am

        The solution will always be the granting to Palestinians the same rights as the Jews in the land called Israel, Palestine, or something else. One nation, two peoples and eventually one people who can still call themselves Arabs or Jews if they wish. Or they can call themselves Jews, Christians or Muslims but all citizens on the same land.

      • Zachary Smith
        March 21, 2016 at 10:51 am

        Would associating Hillary to young Max gain her respect from a advocate for Max? Like catching the left off guard

        By golly, we are on the same page – that was exactly what I was thinking. Her being polite to Daddy Blumenthal can now be pitched as Hillary secretly being a decent person. Best of all worlds – if it works.

        Remember back in the 2000 election where Karl Rove had his sock puppet Bush say precisely once that CO2 emissions were a problem? In a close election these little things can put enough doubt into the minds of waverers to tip the balance.

        • Joe Tedesky
          March 21, 2016 at 1:14 pm

          Ah yes, the 2000 election, wasn’t that the year of the compassionate conservative, and ‘no nation building’? Those were the days, weren’t they? I wouldn’t put a lot of stock into my above comment, but there are plenty of stupid voters out there, and then there are those who only read the headlines and look at the pictures to stay throughly uninformed, also. So, probably there are some that believe what they want to believe in their liberal candidate Bern…sorry I meant Hillary. As expected Hillary’s AIPAC speech was all about down with BDS (that is Anti-Semitism) and unlike Obama Israel shouldn’t be negotiated with they are our only true ally in the Middle East (I think she looks upon Israel as being our 51st state), and Iran is just plain bad end of story.

          • richard vajs
            March 22, 2016 at 7:09 pm

            The real money shot from Hillary was that she would never tolerate anyone (even the UN) from forcing a territorial settlement of the Israeli/Palestinian confusion. She insists that only Israel and Palestine can settle this. As Israel has the power and absolutely no interest in returning one square inch of stolen property, this guarantees that there will never be a Palestine if this harpy should ever become President. For our complicity in this outrage, we deserve the hate and terrorism that is bound to follow. I know that if I were Palestinian or Arab or just Muslim, Hillary’s line of crap would be a declaration of war for me.

  5. Bill Bodden
    March 20, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Human nature has a characteristic in some, probably most, aggressive people to become progressively more aggressive if some intervention doesn’t cause them to stop. That has been part of Israel’s history ever since the Zionists began their plan to transfer Palestinians out of the Palestine Territories. Palestinian resistance was inadequate to provide the necessary brake. To the contrary, Americans and Europeans have been complicit as enablers and still are. So the tragedy continues and will continue until Americans and Europeans come to their senses and do what is right when it will be even more difficult to do so.

    A similar phenomenon appears to be developing in the Trump crusade.

  6. ms 57
    March 20, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Yes, Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu — Ban Ki Moon, who called the occupation and settler movement “an affront to humanity” — anyone with a trace of humanitarian values who dares criticize the reprehensible policies of the state of Israel must be anti-Semitic, apparently including the huge number of Israeli citizens themselves who are equally appalled at the treatment of the Palestinians. The BDS movement scares Israeli business and political leaders because it is spreading, a sure sign of its success. Efforts are also being made in the State Department, on college campuses and elsewhere to shut down all discussion of the BDS movement as being inherently anti-Semitic, as if the growing perception that Bantus are in fact being created to push the Palestinians into ever more isolated pockets has no legitimacy at all. Nothing will change until the authors of these state policies understand that criticism of the Jewish state is not hostility to the Jewish people — and that such policies are indeed an affront to humanity.

  7. Peter Loeb
    March 21, 2016 at 4:55 am

    “HERESY!”

    When fanatic religiously- connected states or authorities have nothing
    else to say, they cry “heresy”. In the case of Israel, “anti-semitism!”
    And more. It usually indicates their desperation. Unfortunately, it has
    all too often been effective. Both in the Middle Ages and regarding
    Israel, most people do not wish to be considered prejudiced. It
    was once OK to shout “huns”(WW I) and “nazis” and “fascist” and
    “commies.” This supposed defense by Israel works particularly
    well in the US but also elsewhere.

    As a passionate anti-Zionist, I deem it courageous to criticize Zionism
    and Israel. I try to moderate my expressions when needed. I
    regularly eat meals with a woman deeply committed to Israel
    “uber alles”. I once was so bold that I dared to criticize Israel
    calling it the source of state-terror. I thought my tone of voice
    was low, even. My table-mate was deeply hurt. She is 98 years
    old, soon 99. We made a covenant that discussion of Israel
    would be off limits. I see no point in hurting an old lady
    despite the fact that her views are fatal to others.

    (Of course views such as hers or those of Israel and
    the New York Times impact on my —and others’—
    free speech rights.See the Supreme Court decision
    NAACP v Claiborne Hardware Co. 458U.. 866 (1982).)

    For a more profound discussion see: Michael Prior CM’s
    book THE BIBLE AND COLONIALISM: A MORAL CRITIQUE.

    —Peter Loeb, Boston, MA, USA

    • America Firster
      March 22, 2016 at 8:14 am

      That’s the beauty of the system. The topic of Israel cannot even be discussed with Israel lovers. To be critical of Israel is to end a friendship. Thus, Israel lovers never hear a word of dissent from the group and friends and, when someone they don’t know criticizes Israel, they react on an emotional level and think “anti-semite”. They can never escape the bubble

  8. Fergus Hashimoto
    March 21, 2016 at 5:14 am

    I don’t know about Sidney, but Max Blumenthal is so exceedingly relentless in his ceaseless advocacy of Palestinian political goals that I find him tiresome. Last year he went to the German Bundestag in Berlin and buttonholed Gregor Gysi, the head of Die Linke party, stridently demanding that he make some political concession or other to the Palestinians, and made quite a fuss about it. I cannot point to any specific statement of Blumenthal´s thatI disagree with, but such a manic level of commitment makes me nervous and distrustful of his judgment.

    • Druid
      March 22, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      But commitment is what’s needed in the face of relentless evil and commitment by the Zios!

  9. Ottmar Straub
    March 21, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Thank you for these informations.

    I think it is important to gain some empathy for the Zionist movement – it is extremely violent and is not too different from the Nazi-movement in Germany – a kind of reflection of it.

    The root of it is a very deep conditioning into the victim-role which serves like a drug to avoid the deep pain of confronting ones own deep pain of separation from essence.

    In Germany we face the same problem – the conditioning we have gone through has a different outcome – we dwell in self-hate and guilt – these are the dark sides of the history of Germany and Israel – as yet aren’t many signs of spiritual and psychological growth in Israel – opposition gets suppressed and to talk about these taboo-topics is very dangerous.

    I would love to go to Israel and trigger an open discussion – I have no idea whether there is the strength to face more truth.
    Hatred against everything German seems to be strong either, still.

    I guess it is just a matter of time to bring more light into that topic. People are waking up all over the planet and reconciliation will be possible.

  10. Rikhard Ravindra Tanskanen
    March 21, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I haven’t read “Israel: Peace not Apartheid!”, but I believe that Carter didn’t call Israel an apartheid state but said that it could become an apartheid state. Also, they didn’t give context for those words, and he might have been referring by “voices from Jerusalem” to refer supporters of Israel, whom I would think are mostly white, not referring to an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Jews control the government.

    Tutu might have said “Jews” and “Jewish lobby” instead of “Israelis” and “Israeli lobby”, but that might simply be referring to the fact that many of the Israeli lobby are Jewish, although obviously many are white. While it might sound anti-Semitic, it is not. It is simply crude language, the reason he uses it being that he comes from an earlier generation and can be insensitive to other races, but NOT racist. In other words, he uses language that might SOUND racist and therefore would offend people, but he is NOT racist.

    Since Hillary Clinton supports Israel, it surprised me that she has two anti-Israeli advisors, one of which being her “longtime personal friend and advisor”, but I suppose that she might be friends with them, but disagrees with their political views. I assume they are among her foreign affairs advisors. In which case, this is a good thing – she will have to accommodate her policies to fit with their anti-Israeli views, thus becoming more pragmatic when it comes to peace with Palestine while still supporting Israel, like Obama – but that being said, this is not enough – Obama was still, as said above, pro-Israeli, and supported Israel’s attacks on Gaza in 2012 and 2014, so Clinton’s policies will not bring peace. Also, there is the possibility that she will ignore her advisors’ advice, but now that I write this, I don’t believe this will happen – Obama didn’t ignore his neoconservative advisors’ advice, and he accommodated his foreign policy to continue Bush’s surge in Iraq in 2009. Therefore, Hillary Clinton will accommodate her foreign policy to be more like Obama’s, a middle route between her pro-Israeli policy and the Blumenthals’ anti-Israeli policy, although obviously far closer to her, due to being pro-Israeli.

    By “rebellion against the United States”, Sidney Blumenthal either means that Israel’s policies will clash with United States policies, or are already clashing. Since the peace talks in 2010 failed, I suppose he is referring to the latter, to Israel’s policies clashing with United States policies.

    Obviously, Israel’s policies DO conflict with that of the United States.

    Since al-Qaeda destroyed the Twin Towers partially because of American support for Israel, Israeli policies did put American lives in danger in Iraq and Afghanistan – al-Qaeda wouldn’t have minded American support for Israel if Israel did not occupy Palestinian land. It might be assumed that the failure of peace talks in 2010 gave al-Qaeda, the Ba’athists, and the other terrorists another reason to fight against the government.

    I didn’t know Israeli settlers stole Palestinian water, I presume the Israeli government either supplies them with water from the Occupied Territories through pipeline (I don’t know if they have water pipelines in Israel or Palestine) or by handing them water supplies, or if the settlers built a small pipeline themselves or hog the water from souces that Palestinians also use.

    • george
      March 22, 2016 at 8:35 am

      Wake up fool. Sept 11 2001. Attacks had nothing to do with Arabs. get this, in 1999,memo to Clinton’s regime—-
      we need a new Pearl HaborEvent.Worse-7 middle east countries need to be deesroyed 1996

  11. Abbybwood
    March 21, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    At today’s AIPAC conference in D.C. Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich will all be sickeningly groveling at the AIPAC trough to see who is the most rabidly pro-Israel.

    Hillary Clinton came out recently and said her calls for a settlement freeze years ago was a “mistake”:

    http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.597401

    Haim Saban, one of her prime financiers and an Israel Firster, got Hillary Clinton to come out firmly against the BDS movement and most recently has declared her to be the best candidate for Israel:

    http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Saban-Hillary-is-ideal-candidate-for-Israel-403172

    She recently declared that if she becomes president that she will see that Netanyahu is invited to The White House in the first month she is in office.

    Don’t be fooled by any stupid ads in The New York Times. Sid Blumenthal is an ARCH supporter of Israel along with Mrs. Clinton:

    http://www.redressonline.com/2016/03/israel-hillary-clinton-and-the-syrian-holocaust/

    And let’s be clear. There is no “Obama Legacy”. The only legacy to be continued without a hiccough is the “Neocon Legacy” started decades ago when Dick Cheney was hanging out with Reagan. The “regime changes” haven’t stopped since.

    Remember when Gen. Wesley Clark read the classified memo from The Pentagon a few weeks after 9/11 that said the United States would be taking over “seven countries in five years beginning with Iraq then Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Lebanon, Syria and ending with Iran”?: His statement to Amy Goodman is on Youtube.

    George W. Bush and his “team of Neocon handlers” got that agenda well under way. Then Bush handed off the “regime change” baton to Obama. And now Obama hopes to hand off the baton to Hillary. But Cruz or Kasich will run the “regime change” race as they are told to by the Neocons who are in charge of U.S. foreign policy. They are all on the same “team” which is why the likes of Neocon Robert Kagan have come out in support of Clinton over Trump.

    The only wild card here is Donald Trump. He isn’t the kind of guy who likes taking batons and running when others tell him, “Just do it.” He is an outsider and he GIVES orders. He never took them and never will. He will follow the rules of the game but if he can “change” the rules to support what he wants to do he will try like hell to change them. Which is why he was all gung-ho for torture until his team let him know that the rules don’t allow that. “Well, then the laws need to be changed.” He’ll have trouble on that front I’m afraid.

    The bottom line is this: Israel and the Neocons have a horse in every race to The White House to continue to check off the “seven countries” list. Except Trump.

    My hope at this time is that Comey decides Hillary Clinton DID break the law and should be indicted. Even if Lynch and Obama decline to take action on his recommendation, I can only hope that he and his team at the FBI will resign in protest. That should be enough to sink Hillary Clinton’s sick obsession with being “the first woman president”.

    I just hope Trump has the guts to speak his mind at the AIPAC conference today and will double-down on his stance that the United States should be a “neutral” party in any peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians. Already there is to be a protest of a hundred rabbis there and many have sworn they will walk out when he speaks.

    If there was ever a chance in modern U.S. history to cut off Israel’s nose it will be by electing Donald Trump president. And the Neocons know it.

  12. J'hon Doe II
    March 21, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Great comment, and thanks for your prescient paragraphs, Abbywood, starting at the top, your first sentence — and concluding with your last. —- I’m all for shaking up the status-quo in regard to Mr. Trump.

    The status-quo in US politics has been totaled up visually in lead water Michigan and drug addicted Kentucky “citizens” of these ‘united’ states of america, while financial markets, drug companies and weapon industrialists get away with White Collar Crimes of Capitalist Murder.

    For good or worst, Trump is the entry of a totally new paradigm in the US body politic.

    — Politics as usual are a total abomination as we are now in a state of self-dissection.

    Senator McConnell from Kentucky and Governor Snider in Michigan are tied to the string of right wing racists that only see a “my country tis of thee” in a mirrored reflection of White Settler/Plantation Owned bigots whose “Rights” were the only ones’ to be respected – all “others’ to be denied /rejected. —

    Obama was the candidate of “hope & change”
    Trump is a candidate of change and hope —

    hope for a “Revolution of Values”
    in the US
    by reason of the
    Vision of Reality in our
    Needlessly Crumbling Nation.

    Wake the ‘F’ up America !!!!!!!!!

  13. bobzz
    March 21, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I wonder if Zionists would tear the prophets out of the Hebrew Bible? Some of their commentary is scathing to say the least.

  14. J'hon Doe II
    March 21, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    “An Ugly Smear Campaign”
    ::
    The only ugly smear is the denial of actual truth/reality
    by politicians and the zionist? occupied media/banks

    – those Controlling Elements of “statesmanship”… .

  15. David Smith
    March 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    This odious incident is not an example of the Zionist lobby’s power but its irreversable waning. Back in 1967 Israel was the plucky underdog, the American public’s support for Israel was reflexive and could be taken for granted. But The West Bank became their curse, by the 1980’s one could see sickening video of Isreali settlers on The West Bank, armed with assault rifles, stopping Palestinian cars and kicking out the headlights on the network news. Isreal’s standing has spiraled down steadily ever since. Yes, it is slow, but slow processes have the quality of being irreversible and permanent. It is inexplicable, and absurd, that given this slow dive, Israel cannot see the trend and clean up their act, but instead doubles down on the visciousness, furiously digging a very deep hole for themselves. What is laughable is that they have been at it since 1918, and look how little Israel has accomplished.

  16. Dr. Ibrahim Soudy
    March 21, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    I strongly recommend reading “The Wandering Who?” By Gilad Atzmon………..His definition of “Category 3 Jews” is worth thinking about. Category 1 and Category 2 Jews are those who follow Judaism and those who are Jews because they were born Jews.

  17. albert
    March 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Palestine DENIERS are Christ DENIERS.
    Israel is attempting to create a MYTH that the Palestinians “do not exist”
    That is standard “dehumanizing prior to exterminating”
    The PALESTINIANS are the descendants of HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS.
    HOLOCAUST by ISRAEL.
    The Canaanites/Amorites/Philistines/Midianites/PALESTINIANS were in PALESTINE long before Israel was even thought of.
    The PALESTINIAN’s ancestors were there when ABRAHAM passed through from Babylon/Ur ……Israel’s “claim” to Palestine is based entirely on War Crimes and GENOCIDE.
    Israel also DENIES Jesus Christ.
    WHEN Israel acknowledges HIM at all
    Israel calls Jesus “the BASTARD of a Roman soldier and Mary, a PROSTITUTE”
    Israel claims that JESUS is in HELL, boiling in excrement.
    Israel is a HUMANITY DENIER.

  18. George Collins`
    March 21, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    The smear material, some at least, doesn’t strike me as contrary to fact: for example, I believe Desmond Tutu has with ample reason criticized Israeli treatment of Palestinians, arguably it’s genocide, and, whether or not Jimmy Carter suggested that Benjamin Netanyahu was not interested in peace, Netanyahu clearly has long been a warmonger.

    I would think Hillary and the Israeli government might be called upon to disown the Zionist ad.

  19. March 22, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Religious insanity,self centered hubris,the lust for power,all of this has caused the devastation of what could have been the real paradise on earth.All those politicians are bereft of any ability to correct the awfulness.Racism,religious nut baggery,pandering,posturing Trumpeting will not begin the correction.Yes the neocon agenda is real.The destruction of the middle east is layed out in the project for the new american century,and the reasons for it.We all know the reasons for it and we all know who benefits.It’s not the mass

  20. Mark
    March 22, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Israel and its roving agents are intolerant of criticism and seek to censor or destroy anyone who dares criticize them.

    But let’s be clear: Israel is not only an ‘Apartheid State’, it is a racial supremacist state.

  21. bob balkas
    March 22, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Note or review, please, that three gods are not only god’s of war, but also of poverty, ignorance, misogyny, hatreds, deceit, rage, slavery, serfdom, religions, cults, overgreed, imperialism, colonialism, class society, exploitation, corruption, lying, misinforming ….

  22. Gregory Kruse
    March 22, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    This is very scary stuff. I’ve watched Max Blumenthal’s reports on The Real News Network, and the vehemence of the reaction to his factual reporting from the Zionists make me fear for his life. As in times past, one must be very courageous to speak up for truth and decency, and against misleading propaganda and indecency. I find it oddly comforting to think that Clinton is being linked to the Blumenthals.

  23. jacobo
    March 22, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    cause and effect –

    zionism and nazism
    same hatred
    different targets
    while the world stands by
    madness
    unleashed

    gaza and the warsaw ghetto
    same place
    different times
    while the world stands by
    genocide
    live

  24. Cal
    March 22, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    This will inflame some I am sure but imo McCarthyism gets a bad rap.
    I would be all for hauling the Israel Fifth Column in the US and their US politicians before a McCarthy like hearing on treason and subversion.
    Its way, way past time for the US to update its definitions and laws on what constitutes treason and subversion to reflect *current political realities.*
    Sen. Fulbright tried to do it in his 1963 Senate hearings on the ZOA and the Israeli infiltration into the US press and media.

  25. Cal
    March 22, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Regarding Max I think he contributes a lot by exposing the Israeli madness. But it hasn’t translated into ‘political action’ in congress. And all the BDS movement has done is have congress institute even more ‘protections’ for Israel.
    My problem however with most other Jewish activist is they want to keep the talky- talky on ‘saving Israel’–because that’s what they are actually about—- going forever and ever—-while Israel continues to eat Palestine.
    They will never get to or promote the only solution which is outside ‘force’ on Israel, whether it be military or economical.

  26. Richard Bittner
    March 24, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Israel must must be told in no uncertain terms that the United States is not going to be suckered into a 100 year War of Israeli expansion… or have we been already? All Humans have Rights.. even Palestinians. … is it really debateable that Jerusalem belongs to All Faiths?…by her words and actions Hillary again proves she is not a leader…

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