Zionism

From Jewish Messianism to Zionism

Arrêt-sur-Info interviews Youssef Hindi (1), author of Occident et Islam.


I read your book (Occident & Islam) with great interest. I like the fact that you are rigorous in the citation of your sources, which seem irrefutable. I think it is essential to highlight this when dealing with such a controversial issue. In particular, you quote the leading expert in Jewish mysticism, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982), founder of the chair of Kabbalah at the Hebrew University of Jersusalem.  […] Why did you want to make an in depth study of such a controversial subject?  

First of all, I wasn’t satisfied with the two main theories on the origins of Zionism. According to the first theory, Zionism was founded by Theodor Herzl and the World Zionist Congress. The alternative theory, which is lesser known and supported by several historians, including Shlomo Sand, claims that English protestants during the 17th century wanted to repatriate the Jews in the Holy Land, in order to hasten the return of Christ. I do not support this second theory either, as I was already aware that the idea of hastening the return of the messiah by means of political action was not originally a Christian idea but one which came from Jewish messianism. And so, in order to discover the true origin of Zionism, I knew that I would need to study Jewish messianism, in particular by going back to Kabbalah (the occult tradition of Judaism, said to be the “unwritten and secret law” given to Moses by God) which is the source of messianism, which I term “active messianism” in my book. Kabbalah was, therefore, the starting point for my research. I then began to study its origins, its purposes and its various concepts. My aim was to go back in history to identify the person who opened Pandora’s box.

In the book, you talk about “active messianism”. You say that your book aims to give us the keys for deciphering the modern world, and that going back in the past allows you to have a perspective which is highly relevant to today’s world. We are faced with geopolitical events and the chaos they cause in the Middle East. If we do not understand the underlying causes of events today, then it’s impossible to see what is really happening. This is why this book is important: it allows us to discover the origins of messianic Judaism and its consequences. You state that the origins of Kabbalah can be traced back to 1st century Palestine. During the 11th century, Kabbalah gradually spread across Europe. It then gathered momentum in 13th century Spain with Nachmanides (Moses ben Nahman) and Abraham Abulafia (Abraham ben Samuel Abulafia). You also explain that, in the beginning, Kabbalah was considered to be a dangerous heresy by the Jewish orthodoxy, but that it nonetheless gradually infiltrated Judaism.

Kabbalah is a mystical movement which dates from the 1st century. For over a thousand years, until the late Middle Ages, the Talmudists, the defenders of official Jewish orthodoxy, fought against Kabbalah. The Kabbalists mission was to ensure that Kabbalah formed an integral part of the Jewish orthodoxy. And they succeeded! As I explain in my book, almost all Kabbalist concepts have been integrated into the Jewish orthodoxy. At the end of the Middle Ages, a fusion took place between the orthodox Judaism of the Torah, the Talmud and Kabbalah. Kabbalah managed to reach the heart of the Jewish orthodoxy.

You retrace the steps of Solomon Molcho during the 16th century. Could you tell us something about this character and his importance in the development of Zionism?

Solomon Molcho (1500-1532) was a wandering rabbi and David Reubeni’s pupil. Under the influence of Reubeni, he attempted to convince the Pope to raise an army of Marrano Jews to attack the Ottoman Empire in Palestine and expel the Ottomans from the Holy Land, in order to recreate the Kingdom of Israel. His attempt failed because he was wanted by the Inquisition. But he was protected by Pope Clement VII and fled with Reubeni to meet one of the most powerful men in Europe, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.  Again, he proposed to attack the Ottoman Empire. This ends very badly, because Charles V had David Reubeni imprisoned in Spain and handed Solomon Molcho over to the Inquisition, which had him burnt at the stake. One of Molcho’s main goals was to influence Christians, to have them accept Jewish messianic views. In one of his treaties, he said that Christians should be the target of political actions with a messianic goal, in order to reconstruct the Kingdom of Israel. And he laid down one of the key stones for what later becomes Judeo-Christianity. He simply attempted to accomplish a messianic mission which predated him. This is what I explain in my book.

You explain that Jewish messianism gave birth to Protestant messianism. During the 16th century, Kabbalah gradually infiltrated the Christian world, as a result of efforts made by the rabbi Isaac Luria (Lurianic Kabbalah). During the 17th century, Kabbalah infiltrated the Muslim world because of Sabbatai Zevi (Sabbatean Kabbalah) and the Dönmeh. From the 15th century onwards, Christianity began to be destroyed from within by the Marranos (Spanish Jews who pretended to convert Christianity). Could you tell us about the Protestant restoration movement and then tell us a bit more about Jacob Frank, an infiltrator?

Yes, Jacob Frank had infiltrated Catholicism in the 18th century. He claimed to be the reincarnation of Sabbatai Zevi. We should note that Marranism concerned the Spanish Jews whom the Christians, following the Reconquista (the Alhambra Decree of 1492), had decided to expel from the country. The Marranos were the Jews who had pretended to convert to Christianity in order to stay in Spain. From then on, a culture of concealment developed. This was termed Marranism, but in fact this culture of concealment was already present in Jewish culture. False conversions have always been commonplace in the Jewish tradition, be it in the European world or in the age of Muhammad, during the 7th century, when rabbis pretended to convert to Islam.

As regards Kabbalah’s inflitration into the Christian world, this is explained in detail in a chapter of my latest book. This movement begins in the late 13th century, but successful attempts were made during the second half of the 15th century, when Kabbalist Jews started to teach Christians, the most well-known among them being Jean Pic de la Mirandole.  His master taught him Hebrew, Chaldee and initiated him in Kabbalah. Together they created a Christian version of Kabbalah, in order to subject the Christian world to Jewish ideas. In other words, they attempted to convince Christians, and even the Vatican, that Kabbalah can in fact explain Christian doctrines, such as the Holy Trinity. This Christian Kabbalah, which took root first in Italy and then in France, continued to develop in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries in England and Germany at the height of the Protestant age.

At the same time, during the 16th century, Isaac Luria, chief rabbi of Safed, intensified the messianic dimension of Kabbalah. He developed a theory of political action, which is much more proactive than that of Spanish Kabbalah. And it is Luria’s version of Kabbalah which spread across Europe. The Christian version of Kabbalah, the birth of Protestantism, and this wave of messianic Kabbalism developed by Luria all came together during the 17th century, which saw the birth of the millenarian Christian restoration movement. English Protestants spearheaded the project for the repatriation of the Jews in the Holy Land. The Restoration Movement had influential leaders during the 17th and 18th centuries. But it is only really during the 19th century that the Zionist project began to take shape. This Zionist project, then, needed centuries before finally coming to fruition because the necessary political, ideological and geopolitical conditions had to be met.

In your book, you also look at another chapter in history, namely the subversive  movements in Islam and their links to messianic Judaism. In particular, you look at Wahhabism during the 18th century and the 19th century Islamic Modernist movement, which gave rise to the Muslim Brotherhood. Could you elaborate on this point?

In the second half of the book, I begin my examination of the 17th century with Sabbatai Zevi, a Kabbalist rabbi who developed an antinomian theology, i.e. one which is against divine law and which reverses all values and is therefore, strictly speaking, Satanic. From 1666 onwards, he and his disciples pretend to convert to Islam. He urges his disciples, in other words hundreds of families, to infiltrate Islam and destroy it from within. To prove this, I provide all the evidence, including quotes from Gershom Scholem. The Dönmeh are the direct descendants of this Sabbatean movement. They are Turkish Jews who pretended to convert to Islam and were at the origin of the Young Turk reform movement. The 19th century saw the birth of Islamic Modernism, which was a purely Masonic initiative, as it was connected with all the networks linked to the Young Turk movement.

In Europe, the Frankists were members of Masonic networks. Indeed, European Frankists and Turkish Sabbateans remained in permanent contact until the end of the 19th century. In parallel, both movements achieved the same objective by using the same means: the destruction of Christian Europe and the Islamic East.

We could go further by including Wahhabism, which developed during the 18th century, but there is no solid proof of a link between Wahhabism and Sabbateanism. When we examine Wahhabism, however, we do find striking similarities not only between these two movements but also with Cromwell’s revolution in 17th century England. Wahhabism and the Islamic Modernism shaped the Muslim world from within and, via the disciples of Muhammad Abduh, both these movements ultimately merged to form the Muslim Brotherhood, founded by Hassan al-Banna. They are, therefore, two parallel schools of thought which function dialectically.

I should point out that the founding fathers of Islamic Modernism during the 19th century (Jamal al-Din Al-Afghani and Muhammad Abduh) and many of their disciples were freemasons. Indeed, in Egypt during the 1870s, both Al-Afghani and Abduh, in liaison with their Masonic networks, attempted to stage a great revolution, known as the Urabi Revolution. The modernists adhered to the same subversive ideology (albeit diluted and tinged with progressivism) as the Sabbateans, the Young Turks, the French revolutionaries and the Frankists.

Could you clarify what Masonic lodges are?

We can answer this question from various angles. I take a unique approach by showing how the Masonic lodges, which in fact are networks, were used by the Sabbateans and the Frankists to subvert both Christian and Muslim world from within. In addition, as I explain in the book, there exists a whole variety of Masonic lodges: some are ideologically neutral, some quite clearly adhere to Satanism, while others are either theistic or Judeo-Christian.  What I wanted to show was how those Masonic lodges were used by the Sabbateans, the Frankists and, later on, by those in the Islamic Modernist movement in order to subvert both the Christian and the Muslim world.

And always indirectly, in an underhand fashion, never open and direct?

Yes, always indirectly. It’s a surreptitious subversion. I demonstrate this by using copious references.

I wanted to touch upon the ulema (Sunni theologians) and Al-Azhar University. You say they are opposed to the Wahhabi doctrine. Could you tell us more about them, in order to show that there are schools of thought in the Islamic world which attempt to fight against Wahhabism?

Al-Azhar is the University of Cairo, historically the centre of Sunni Islamic thought (for the modern era, in any case). This university, together with other universities elsewhere in the world, have always virulently opposed Wahhabism which originated in Najd, Saudi Arabia.

We shouldn’t forget that Muhammad Rashid Rida, a disciple of Muhammad Abduh, was financed during the 1920s by the Saudis, notably by the newspaper al-Manar. Together with his disciples, he attacked the ulema of al-Azhar, opponents of Wahhabism. Rashid Rida attacked the enemies of Wahhabism, defended the Wahhabi doctrine and portrayed Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab as a great reformer!

At a conference, held in Grozny in June 2016, the world’s leading Sunni theologians, including the Grand Mufti of Egypt (Shawki Allam) and the Grand Mufti of Damascus (Abdul Fattah), decreed that Salafist Wahhabism was a non-Sunni doctrine, excluded from Sunnism (a clear reference to Wahhabi and Takfiri groups supported by Saudi Arabia).

Thank you for highlighting this vital point. Indeed, the press briefly made mention of this. To come back to your research on Jewish messianism and how it developed over the centuries, you detail the origins of political and atheist messianism, which was later to became Zionism during the 19th and 20th centuries. You refer to the Balfour Declaration and the Sykes-Picot Agreements as well as the restructuring of the Middle East. Could you also tell us about the historian Henry Laurens (2) and the Greater Israel project? Could you then make a brief analysis of the current situation in relation to what is happening in Syria today? Could you describe the key players who mainly act outside of Israeli territory and who work to accomplish the messianic mission?

The Zionist project has undergone many changes, the most important of which took place during the 19th century. In the book, I demonstrate that Zionism is but one element of the global messianic project. During the 19th century, certain religious ideas and messianic projects took on an atheist, materialist and secular form. Zionism was one of these messianic ideas which became “secularised”, as it was portrayed as a project to create a Jewish homeland in order to protect the Jews from pogroms, etc. But this was mere propaganda. In truth, the aim was to accomplish the biblical mission. Indeed, from the early 20th century, Zionists, such as Theodor Herzl, defended the project to create an Israel defined by biblical borders, stretching from the Nile to the Euphrates. David Ben-Gurion stated this in writing in 1918, which was even before the creation of Israel.

In truth, therefore, this religious project, falsely portrayed as being atheist, was just a facade and a means of accomplishing a mission which, at the time, could not be openly couched in religious terms.

In the early phases of the execution of the Zionist project, in 1882 for instance, Edmond de Rothschild began buying land in Palestine. The Zionists then attempted to convince the Ottoman Sultan, the Kaiser and then the British to create a Jewish homeland. In the end, it was the British who took charge of this project. In 1916, before the end of the First World War, the British were losing against the Germans. The Zionists then proposed them a deal: they persuaded the Americans to join the British in the war against Germany, in exchange for which the British attacked the Ottoman Empire in Palestine in order to create a Jewish homeland. From the start, therefore, we can see that Jewish international finance influenced Western powers from within in order to have them endorse the Zionist project. This method was used throughout the 20th century. From 1948, the US politically and financially supported Israel.

By drawing on the work of John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, I demonstrate in the final part of the book how the pro-Israeli lobby pushed the US to destroy the Muslim world (Iraq, Syria) in order to pave the way for the creation of Greater Israel, planned long ago (4). I then quote the Oded Yinon plan, written in 1982. The neoconservative plan to restructure the Middle East, the “Greater Middle East Initiative” is nothing other than the execution of the Oded Yinon plan. Indeed, following September 11, the pro-Israel lobby pushed the US to carry out the destruction of the Arab states bordering Israel, in order to allow Israel to expand its territory in the future. This was the goal at the outset and it remains so today.

You also discuss the fact that messianism has reached fever pitch in Israel, as well as the connection between American neoconservatism and the current Israeli government and its links to Jewish religious leaders. Could you explain this, as those who are not experts in the field do not necessarily realise that there is a link between the two?

Jews form the nucleus of neoconservatives in the United States. They are in fact former Trotskyites who had shifted to the right. Their political mission is modelled on the Zionist project and that of the millenarian Protestants. And it is these American neoconservatives, the hardcore of which is Jewish, who collaborate with the pro-Israel lobby and work in the interests of Israel. Using a number of quotes, I demonstrate very clearly that these people do not work in the interests of the United States. Nor do they even work in the interests of American imperialism. They in fact strive to accomplish the Israeli mission. At the same time, I show that the current Israeli administration (dating from at least 2012) is, historically speaking, the most messianic government that Israel has ever known.

For instance, I cite Charles Enderlin. It’s not that I criticise him, but I don’t think he has understood the problem, because he believes that the phenomenon corresponds to the conquest of holy sites which began with the 1967 war. This is false. I explain that we are seeing a resurgence of Jewish messianism which gave birth to the Zionist project.  As I demonstrate in the book, primary causes shape outcomes, and do so even over many centuries. So we shouldn’t be surprised to see those who represent the biblical orthodoxy come to power in Israel because, in truth, they never lost control of the country!

David Ben-Gurion himself wrote that socialism was merely a means to accomplish the Zionist mission. All these political movements which appear to be atheist are just tools for the Israelis and the messianic Jews. This is why atheist Jews, secular Jews and religious Jews do not truly oppose each other. Regardless of whether they are atheist, secular or socialist, Jewish opinion converges at this stage of the messianic project. They disagree as to the means, but they all agree on the end goal.

In particular, you quote the Book of Joshua, often mentioned by Israeli political leaders, including Benjamin Netanyahu. Could you explain the religious dimension to the construction of Israel?

In the final chapter, I show that the creation of the Jewish homeland – its method of conquest and its ultimate goal – is based on the Book of Joshua (the destruction of villages, expulsion or massacre of the inhabitants). Beyond this aspect, I make a comparison between stages of conquest in the Book of Joshua and the successive stages towards the creation of the Jewish homeland and Greater Israel. And this is very salutary…

You quote Ovadia Yosef (1920-2013), the controversial Israeli rabbi. Could you tell us more about him?

By discussing Ovadia Yosef, I wanted to highlight the underlying influence of religious leaders on Israeli policy. He is not an isolated case. There is also the chief rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994) who lectured Netanyahu, urging him to take action to hasten the coming of the messiah. In 1967 and 1973, Ariel Sharon sought rabbi Schneerson’s advice on military issues, even though Sharon is not religious.

To come back to Ovadia Yosef, I explain that he was a key player in Israeli policymaking, because all Israeli leaders went to him for advice. The religious orthodoxy plays a key role in the making of Israeli geopolitical policy. This is why, throughout the history of Israel, we can see the application of both Jewish laws and the implementation of a programme based on the Old Testament.  As I demonstrate in the book, rabbis throughout history focused on using the bible to develop both a theology and a praxeology, and turned this into a political instrument as well as a geopolitical project.

Some of the statements made by Ovadia Yosef are so racist and abhorrent they chill the blood. Regarding the Palestinians, he declared that “It is forbidden to have pity on them. We must give them missiles with relish, annihilate them.” (2001 Passover sermon. Cf. Haaretz, April 12, 2001) […]

As I explain, he was not a lone eccentric. He is a chief rabbi who advised politicians. Even Israeli army generals sought his advice in the preparation of the war against Iran. He was a key figure in Israel and is certainly not the only one to hold these views.

In order to demonstrate that he was influential, you quote a member of the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) who, during the Israeli bombardment of Gaza in 2014, called for the death of all Palestinian mothers ?  

Yes, you are referring to the ultra-nationalist Ayelet Shaked, who went on to become a minister. I also quote the Knesset’s vice-president, Moshe Feiglin, who proposes to expel the Palestinians from Gaza and drive them into the Sinai. As in the Book of Joshua, he quite calmly explains that Gaza’s infrastructure should be destroyed with full force. The resemblance to the following passage in the Book of Joshua (6:24) is striking: “And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein.” Feiglin mentions “no consideration for human shields” which basically means that those who refuse to leave Gaza should be wiped out in order to ethnically cleanse the entire city. We should remember that we are talking about the vice-president of the Knesset here!

Could you give us your analysis of the current situation in Syria and that of what happened in Iraq ?

The destruction of Iraq, Libya and Syria is not directly linked to American vital interests, contrary to what the majority of geopolitical analysts say. Nor is it linked to any desire to control the oil reserves. As John Mearsheimer (3) and Stephen Walt demonstrate, if the Americans had wanted to seize control of the Iraqi oil fields, all they had to do was put pressure on Saddam Hussein, and he would have gladly accepted!

Indeed, during the 1990s, President Assad did nothing but reach out to Israel and the USA for the sake of peace. And each time the Americans wanted to come to an agreement with the Iranians or the Syrians the Israeli lobby systematically stepped in. Why? Because the Israeli lobby’s ultimate goal is the destruction of those countries. Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer have clearly demonstrated that it was in fact the Israeli lobby, not the oil lobby, which pushed the US to destroy Iraq. Indeed, Bernard-Henri Lévy, who participated in the destruction of Libya, declared before the CRIF (Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions) that he did as a Jew. It has to be understood, then, that he did this as an Israeli agent.

The main reason for the tension between Russia and America on the Syrian issue is the Israeli project. As I explain in the preface to my book, the Russians, the Iranians and the Syrians are not fighting against American imperialism but against the Israeli project, executed and endorsed by the Americans to their own detriment. American imperialists are not the friends of humanity, but, as Carl Shmitt put it, we should correctly identify the principal enemy.

Needless to say, American imperialism (and all that it entails) is one of the problems – if not the main problem – for the world today. But if the Americans were to return to the isolationist Monroe doctrine, as Trump would like to, the problem would be solved. Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of America’s greatest geostrategists, understood that basing American foreign policy on that of Israel’s jeopardised the future of the United States.

Both the destruction of Syria and perhaps even the future US-Russian war, which remains a possibility, both have the same root cause: the Israeli imperialist project. This should be born in mind.

How do you explain that so few people – in the West, at any rate – are aware of this ? And why do so few people speak out against it?

First of all, we cannot publically speak out against it in the West because both the media and the political system are tightly controlled. But if you were to go to the Middle East, for instance, you can openly give your opinion on this matter. The Western world, especially Europe and the US, has a politicised media system which prevents any form of free debate of this issue. It is not difficult to understand why. Just take any of the major TV channels or newspapers and then go to the top of the chain of command: here you often find Jewish, Israeli or even Protestant multimillionaires as well as arms dealers. We shouldn’t, therefore, be surprised that we do not have complete freedom of speech in the West.

If we now look at dissident circles, those who criticise American imperialism and even Zionism, we see another problem, which is methodological in nature. The work of geopolitical analysts often lacks historical depth, because they base their work on statistics and the study of energy resources, believing this to be the be all and end all of geopolitics. The religious, ideological and messianic dimension is totally ignored. This is why I wrote the book, in order to provide a new and different way to interpret modern history, an interpretation which appears to me to be more effective than geopolitics as it currently stands.

March 2017



Translated from French

Source: Arrêt sur Info

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(1) Youssef Hindi is a write and historian, specialising in the study of messianic eschatology. Born in Morocco, he emigrated to France at a very young age, which led him to develop his thinking on the necessary reconciliation between northern and southern Mediterranean countries. Since time immemorial, the destinies of these two worlds have been inextricably linked.

(2) Henry Laurens, historian, states that : “The Yishuv (Jewish community) was established as an absolute refusal to collaborate economically and socially with the Arab population. Jewish exclusionism, necessary for the construction of a Jewish homeland, meant that any interaction with the Arab sector was considered as being a failure which needed to be addressed. The historical ambiguity of Zionism as a nationalist and secular definition of this community, hitherto defined by religious criteria, transformed the Yishuv into a hybrid: a public group having the right to call itself a “people” but whose membership criteria are defined by religious affiliation”

(3)  http://arretsurinfo.ch/reprise-le-lobby-israelien/

(4) David Ben-Gurion stated in 1938: “[I am] satisfied with part of the country, but on the basis of the assumption that after we build up a strong force following the establishment of the state–we will abolish the partition of the country and we will expand to the whole Land of Israel.”

 

SYRIA : Who’s pulling the strings?

SYRIA : Direct clash between Moscow and Washington. Who’s pulling the strings?

Jean Terrien, Rivarol


Following the American bombing of a humanitarian convoy in Syria (on the 20th September 2016) and five long hours of relentless bombardment of Syrian army positions by the US air-force, a violation of the cease-fire agreement signed on 9 September, Moscow is taking a harder line.

During a BBC interview, the Russian foreign affairs minister, Sergueï Lavrov, dropped diplomatic language and openly accused the US of protecting terrorists belonging to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly the Al-Nusra Front) when he pointed out that “The Americans have never attacked a single position belonging to the Al-Nusra Front”. (1)

This was confirmed by a commanding officer of the Al-Nusra Front in an interview granted to the German newspaper Stadt-Anzeiger : “Yes, the US support the opposition (in Syria), but not directly. They support the countries which support us. But we are still not satisfied with this support”. (2) What’s more, he revealed that the terrorist group had won battles thanks to American TOW anti-tank missiles which were “directly given” to his troops and added that “thanks to these missiles, the situation in several (Syrian) regions is under control”. Regarding heavy artillery, he explained that “our tanks and rocket-launchers came from Libya via Turkey”.

In order to prevent any future error being made by the American air-force, and thereby protect the Syrian army and Russian ground units, Russia has deployed its defensive missile systems (S300 and S400). Washington’s reaction was swift. Pentagon spokesman, Peter Cook, warned the Russians: “It must be clear for the Russians and all those operating in Syria that we take very seriously the safety our pilots”. In response, the spokesman for the Russian ministry of defence, Igor Konachenkov, stated: “we reiterate that the S-300 is uniquely for defence purposes and threatens nobody”. (3)

It should be made clear that the Russians decided to deploy their defensive systems following news that Washington was considering carrying out air-strikes against the Syrian army. Igor Konachenkov added in a press statement that “We have to be aware of the fact that the Russian systems will not have time to identify the precise trajectory of the missiles and their origin. And those who claim that invisible airplanes exist are heading for a big disappointment” (4)

We have perhaps come to a point of no return in this stand-off between America and Russia. A direct confrontation between the two great military powers in Syria could cause a world war. But one question, which has never been asked, remains: who would benefit from this possible world war? In order to identify the guilty party and the ultimate beneficiary of this coming world war, it is necessary to go back to the origins of the Syrian conflict and those who created it.

ARCHITECTS OF MIDDLE EASTERN DESTRUCTION

In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Israeli leaders and the Israeli lobby in America jumped into action to use these attacks as a justification for a series of war against their Arab neighbours, a war which the Americans were to wage on their behalf. In statement which Netanyahou had published in the Chicago Sun-Times on the 7 January, we see very clearly that 9/11 was nothing other than a pretext for the reconstruction of the Middle East: “Should America overthrow the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the Al-Qaida network would fall apart on its own accord. The United States must now act in the same way for the other regimes of terror – Iran, Iraq, the dictatorship of Yasser Arafat, Syria and several others” (5)

In 2002, the very powerful pro-Israeli lobby group, AIPIC, held their annual conference, the theme of which was “America and Israel against Terrorism”. Discussions focused on the common threats to Israel and the US: the old and tired Yasser Arafat (who, poisoned, would die two years later), the former CIA employee Ossama bin Laden, the Taliban (armed and supported by the CIA via the Pakistani special forces), Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and Syria. (6)

In April 2002, the American neoconservative think-tank PNAC (Project for the New American Century) published a letter addressed to president Bush. This letter was signed by several Jewish figures (William Kristol, Richard Perle, Daniel Pipes, Eliot Cohen, Norman Podhoretz) and non-Jewish Zionists (William Bennet, R James Woosley) together with 28 other prominent neoconservatives figures: “Nobody should doubt that the United States and Israel have a common enemy. Our two countries are the target of what you have rightly called the ‘axis of evil’. As the secretary of state for defence, Donald Rumsfeld, pointed out, Iran, Iraq and Syria encourage a culture of political assassination and terrorist attacks against Israel, just as they have supported terrorist campaigns against the US. Mr President, you have declared war against international terrorism. Israel is fighting the same war”. (7)

Looking at the chronology of the statements, we can clearly see that the neoconservatives have in fact merely followed a plan which was drawn up well in advance by Israeli strategists, their American followers and by their agents of influence planted at the heart of the citadel of American power…

In the US, the promoters of this project to destroy Arab countries are the neoconservatives. But make no mistake: the roots of neoconservatism are essentially Jewish (8). The hard core of American neoconservatives is dominated by Jews, who occupy key posts in influential organisations, foundations and political institutions, such as:   Elliott Abrams, Keneth Adelman, Douglas Feith, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz. In journalism, we find David Brooks, Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol, Bret Stephens and Norman Podhoretz. Among the Jewish neoconservative university professors, we find Eliot Cohen, Aaron Fridberg, Ruth Wedgwood and the highly influential Bernard Lewis, a pro-Israeli Jewish historian (father of the “theory” of the clash of civilisations, popularised by his assistant, Samuel Huntington). Among the experts we have Max Boot, David Frum, Reuel Gerecht, Robert Kagan, Michael Ledeen (father of the “constructive chaos” doctrine), Joshua Maravchik, the ineffable Daniel Pipes, Danielle Pletka, Michael Rubin and Meyra Wurmser.

The Jewish neoconservative Max Boot stated very clearly that “support for Israel is one the key principles of neoconservatism”. (9) As renowned American professors John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt point out: “neoconservatism is a sub-set of the pro-Israeli movement. Jewish Americans are at the heart of the neoconservative movement, in the same way that they form the majority of the (pro-Israeli) lobby”. (10)

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THE ORIGINS OF THE SYRIAN WAR

American strategic aims in Syria are based on the Israeli plan written in 1982 by Oded Yinon (11), who was an official at the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs.  This primarily targeted Iraq and made a plan to disintegrate the country before subjecting it to the same treatment as Syria. The Israelis, via the intermediary of the United States, have indeed followed the Oded Yinon plan to the letter. As soon as Baghdad fell, the Israeli leaders began to prepare for the future war against Syria, making accusations of a Syrian chemical weapons programme.

In April 2003, when Baghdad had just fallen, the Israelis started to push the United States to attack the Syrian regime. (12)

In an interview granted to the newspaper Yedioth Aharonoth on the 15 April 2003, the Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon, stated that Bashar Al-Assad was “a dangerous man, incapable of sound judgement”. The Israelis had already said the same thing about Saddam Hussein who, according to them, had hidden “weapons of mass destruction” in Syria in collusion with Damascus just before the outbreak of the conflict. Is there really any need to explain why such an accusation is ludicrous?

Sharon called for the United States to put “great pressure” on Syria to force it to stop supporting Hamas and Islamic Jihad. He also demanded that Lebanon: drive out the Iranian Revolutionary Guards from the Beqaa Valley; stop all cooperation with Iran; force Hezbollah to withdraw from its positions on the border with Israel; replace Hezbollah with the Lebanese army; and remove its short-range missiles targeting Israel. (13)

In other words, Sharon demanded that all barriers to Israeli expansion in the region be removed; he wanted the Levant served on a plate. Even an Israeli diplomat criticised Sharon’s excessive demands, inviting him to be more discreet regarding the relations between Damascus and Washington. (14)

Sharon was not an isolated case among the Israeli leaders. The minister of defence, Shaul Mofaz, declared on 14 April 2003 that: “We have a long list of demands regarding the Syrians, and it seems appropriate that they be communicated via the Americans” (15). Like Sharon, the minister of defence demanded that Syria break all links with Hamas and Islamic Jihad and that Hezbollah be disbanded.(16)

Two weeks later, Sharon’s national security adviser, Ephraïm Halevy, came to Washington to push American leaders to take decisive action against Syria. He deployed the well-known Israeli argument; according to him, Syria had weapons of mass destruction and they were in the hands of Bashar al-Assad, who was described as being “irresponsible” and “arrogant”. (17)

For its part, Syria – whether it be under Hafez (1930-2000) or under Bashar al-Assad, throughout the 90s and from the year 2000 onwards – has sought peace with both the Israelis and the Americans. But the Israelis – who, as usual accepted to enter negotiations in order to better deceive – systematically derailed negotiations or simply did not comply with the agreements made. For instance, in December 2003, Assad proposed a peace deal and Haaretz’s military correspondent, Ze’ev Schiff, made the following comment: “The most surprising thing about the Syrian president’s proposal to resume peace talks with Israel is the Israeli leaders response…Prime minister Ariel Sharon has remained silent. Not a single word has passed his lips… We in the press have always held up hopes that such an offer would be made” (18)

This policy of mistrust towards Syria, promoted by the Israelis in the United States, did not please the American administration. The CIA and the State Department, in particular, stressed that the policy of confronting Syria was a strategic error. But Israel and the pro-Israel lobby convinced the American government to follow them down this road. (19) They used the same argument that they had previously used for Iraq, namely that Syria was not only a severe threat to Israel but also to the United States (20). It could well be asked in what sense Syria could possibly be a threat to the United States? No lie is too big for the Israeli leaders. By destabilising the region and beyond, these falsehoods have serious consequences.

Following the fall of the regime of Saddam Hussein, the Israelis declared that Syria was, at the very least, just as dangerous as Iraq. The Israeli strategists, Yossi Alpher, giving the Israeli point of view on Syria, explained that “Syria had a great ability to do harm, much more so than Iraq”. In April 2003, the Washington Post reported that Sharon and Mofaz strove to fuel the anti-Assad campaign by swamping the United States with secret reports on the misdeeds of president Bashar al-Assad (21) and the concealment of his Iraqi weapons (22).  Israel and the pro-Israel lobby in the United States began their anti-Syrian campaign as early as 1996. (23) The current situation is merely the direct consequence of this.

For those who believe that attempts to overthrow the Syrian government began in 2011 following the supposed “massacres” of Syrian civilians by Assad, here’s something that will make them think again. In April 2003, eight years before the Arab Spring, Paul Wolfowitz, a Jewish neoconservative, declared that “regime change in Syria is essential”. Speaking to a journalist, Richard Perle, also a Jewish neoconservative, said that “we will be able send a short message, five words long, to other hostile regimes in the Middle East: now it is your turn”. (24)

In the light of these facts, and given Israel’s constant aggression towards Syria together with its open support of terrorists, it is obvious that the potential war between the United States and Russia will ultimately be to the exclusive benefit of Israel. Its goal is to have its insane project completed by the United States, which is supposed to destroy the Syrian army and drive Russia out of the region, in order to finally clear the way for Greater Israel, which will stretch to the Euphrates. In other words, Greater Israel will be built on the corpse of the Syrian nation. When the great global catastrophe happens, we shouldn’t forget who the true culprits are.


Article Translated from French

The original author was Jean Terrien

Source: Rivarol, n°3253, 13/10/2016

http://www.rivarol.com/Rivarol.html


REFERENCES

  1. Lavrov : Les Etats-Unis protègent un groupe jihadiste en Syrie : <http://aa.com.tr/fr/monde/lavrov-les-etats-unis-prot%C3%A8gent-un-groupe-jihadiste-en-syrie-/655943>.
  2. Russia Today, 27/09/2016.
  3. 20 minutes, Syrie : L’armée russe déploie des systèmes de défense antiaérienne S-300, 05/10/2016.
  4. Sputnik News, Moscou annonce ses intentions d’abattre tout missile menaçant en Syrie, 06/10/2016.
  5. Benjamin Netanyahou, “Three Pinciple Keys to Defeat Terrorism”, Chicago Sun-Times, 7 January 2002.
  6. Dana Hearn, AIPAC Policy Conference, 21-22 April 2002, Journal of Palestine Studies 31, n° 4, summer, 2002, pp. 66-79.
  7. Letter to President Bush on Israel, Arafat, and the World on Terrorism, Project for the New American Century, 3 avril 2002, www.newamericancentury.Org/bushletter-040302.htm
  8. Murray Friedman explains that neoconservatism is a Jewish invention in: The Neoconservative Revolution : Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy. See also the article written by Gal Beckerman in Forward, “The Neoconservative Persuasion”, 6 janvier 2006.
  9. Max Boot, “What the Heck is a Neocon ?”, Wall Street Journal, 30 December 2002.
  10. Walt and Mearsheimer, La politique étrangère américaine et le lobby pro-israélien, 2007, La Découverte.
  11. Oded Yinon’s “A strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties”, 1982. New French translation, Le Plan sioniste pour le Moyen-Orient, Sigest, Paris, 2015.
  12. Seymour Hersh, The Syrian Bet, art. cit. ; Molly Moore, Sharon Asks U.S. Pressure Syria on Militant, Washington Post, 17 avril 2003 ; Ori Nir, Jerusalem Urges Bush ; Next Hezbollah, Forward, 11 avril 2003 ; Ori Nir, Sharon Aide Makes the Case for U.S. Action against Syria, Forward, 18 avril 2003 ; Marc Perelman, Behind Warnings to Damascus : Reassessment of Younger Assad, Forward, 18 avril 2003 ; Daniel Sobelman and Nathan Guttman, PM Urges U.S. to keep on Syria, Calls Assad “dangerous”, Haaretz, 15 avril 2003.
  13. Daniel Sobelman and Nathan Guttman, PM Urges U.S. to Keep Heat on Syria. See also Molly Moore, Sharon Asks U.S., article quoted in Walt and Mearsheimer, op. cit., p. 299.
  14. Herb Keinon, “Sharon Criticized for Public Declaration on Syria-U.S. Tension”, Jerusalem Post, 16 avril 2003.
  15. Ori Nir, “Sharon Aide Makes the Case”. See also DeYoung, “U.S. Toughens Warning”, quoted in Molly Moore, “Sharon Asks U.S.”
  16. Walt et Mearsheimer, op. cit., p. 299.
  17. Forward, quoted par Walt and Mearsheimer, op. cit., p. 299.
  18. Ze’ev Schiff, “The Peace Threat from Damascus”, Haaretz, 8 december 2003. See the details of Syrian peace offers in Walt et Mearsheimer, op. cit., chap. 9.
  19. Walt and Mearsheimer, op. cit., p. 298.
  20. Walt and Mearsheimer, op. cit., p. 298.
  21. Walt and Mearsheimer, op. cit., p. 300.
  22. Walt and Mearsheimer, op. cit., p. 300. See note 51, p. 475.
  23. Walt and Mearsheimer, op. cit., p. 300.
  24. Wolfowitz quoted in Nathan Guttman, “Some Senior U.S. Figures Say Syria Has Crossed the Red Line”, Haaretz, 14 avril 2004 ; Perle quoted in Michael Flynn, “The War Hawks : The Right Flexes Muscle with New U.S. Agenda”, Chicago Tribune, 13 avril 2003.

Obama rescues ISIS

The US president will soon take his leave but, before joining the 100 000 dollar a speech conference circuit, he will have committed another heinous crime in Syria. On the 17th September, his air-force killed some 80 soldiers belonging to the Syrian army in Deir Ezzor. Far from being accidental, this attack was carried out at the very moment when the Syrian national army was being attacked by ISIS.

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The Pentagon declared that it was an error. But who can believe such a lie? Besides, this official version was modified by the American UN ambassador. She admitted to the Security Council that the US was behind this attack, but she minimised its importance by comparing this “unintentional” error with the “deliberate attacks” carried out by Damascus against civilians. What a bizarre explanation!

The theory of an accident doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. You just have to look at the facts to realise this.

First of all, we have the modus operandi of the attack. According to witnesses, the attack lasted 45 minutes, and successive bombardments were carried out by several fighter jets.  Therefore it cannot be the act of a stray pilot who had misunderstood orders.

Secondly, consider the location of the attack. The position targeted was Jebel Tudar, 4km to the south of the town’s airport. This is a strategic high-point for the defence of the entire zone, where 100 000 civilians are surrounded by ISIS. It’s a fixed position, which has been visibly occupied by the Syrian army for months.

Thirdly, there is the triumphant press release made by ISIS. Indeed, the ISIS propaganda agency “Amaq” confirmed that the jihadist group had taken control of the hill where the supposed “anti-terrorist” coalition had carried out the attack. This superb coordination between the US and their unofficial mercenaries is worth highlighting.

Finally, it is highly unlikely that the US air-force would support the Syrian army. If it were a blunder, this would be the only possible explanation, but it is absurd. NATO forces have never lent air support to the Syrian army. Why would they? This is the question that the Russian ambassador recently asked at the UN. The answer is obvious: the aim was not to help the Syrian army but to help ISIS.

Indeed, attacking the Syrian army for ISIS allows the US to achieve three objectives. By relieving the Aleppo front, this new front in the far east of the country crushes the dream of of recapturing national territory. It weakens the Syrian state. But it also sends a clear message to the Takfiri extremists, who were in a bad position ever since the neighbourhoods in the south of Alep were recaptured. Furthermore, it strengthens Washington’s regional allies in the implementation of the deadly “constructive chaos” policy, at a time when the end of Obama’s term in office could lead to fears of a softening in the Washington line.

We knew that American cynicism was limitless. But they have just a made a quantum leap. This is the first time that the US has directly attacked the Syrian army. This new infringement is a test case, and it cannot be too long before the Moscow-Damascus axis retaliates. This support for the terrorist group shows that the neo-cons do not intend to let go of the Middle East. The fact that this attack coincides with the American donation of 38 billion dollars of military aid to Israel is revealing. Contrary to what one sometimes reads, Washington is not withdrawing from the region. It will continue to spread chaos in the region by arming all sorts of assassins.


Article Translated from French

The original author was Bruno Guigue, a political analyst and author, whose works include Les raisons de l’esclavage (L’Harmattan, 2001) et Aux origines du conflit israélo-arabe, l’invisible remords de l’Occident, (L’Harmattan, 2002).

Source : Agoravox

http://www.agoravox.fr/tribune-libre/article/obama-au-secours-de-daech-184756


See also: Are we honestly fighting against ISIS? https://geostrategieblog.wordpress.com/are-we-honestly-fighting-against-the-islamic-state-isil/

Iran is still the Target of Western Secret Services and their Allies

On the 14 July 2015, Iran and the P5+1 group (US, France, UK, Russia, China and Germany) signed the Vienna nuclear agreement, lifting the Iranian sanctions – on paper at least.

Following this, not only have the Americans been reluctant to implement the agreement, but they are again attempting to overthrow the Islamic regime with the help of their Western and regional allies – Israel and Saudi Arabia – still with the idea of dividing the country into regions.

A few months ago, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, spiritual guide of the Iranian Revolution, met the parents of Revolutionary Guard troops who had been killed in Syria and Iraq. He declared that their children had given their lives to prevent the destruction of Shia Muslim holy sites, that they had protected the populations of these countries and that they had fought to ensure that Iran will not have to fight the same enemy tomorrow  “in Kermansha, Hamadan and in other provinces.

Un commando des forces terrestres du Corps des Gardiens de la Révolution islamique (CGRI)

Ground Troops from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) 

ISIL is, of course, one the main enemies threatening Iranian internal security. But there also local armed groups (jihadist and/or separatist) which operate mainly in the border regions.

Djihadist and Separatist Threats

In recent weeks, there have been violent clashes between the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and terrorist groups in Kurdistan, Sistan and Baluchestan, West Azerbaijan and Khuzestan:

  • Following Masoud Barazini’s decision in March to revive the Kurdish separatist movement, which has lain dormant in Iran since 1996, the Peshmerga from the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI), led by Mustafa Hijri, have been attempting to get a foothold in the mountainous regions and the towns close to the Iraqi border. The hostilities have now reached the stage where Mohammad Pakpour (Brigadier-General and Commander of the IRGC) is threatening to intervene in Iraqi Kurdistan if the Kurdish fighters are not given the order to withdraw. Given that Barzani has not embarked upon this mission without CIA and Mossad backing, the situation can only get worse. Especially since, according to Stratfor, Mustafa Hijri now wants bring all Iranian separatist movements together in a Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI).
  • On 20 June, Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani (Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran) revealed that Iranian intelligence had thwarted “one of the biggest terrorist plots” hatched by djihadists “who planned to carry out suicide attacks in Teheran”.  This is the first time this have ever happened !
  • On the 22 June, six members of the GAMO (The National Army of South Azerbaijan) were arrested in Iranian Azerbaijan for possessing “sensitive documents and information intended for a foreign power.”
  • On the 23 June, several groups of saboteurs were arrested in the oil producing province of Khuzestan. The insurgent group Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA) demands the independence of this region.
  • On the 10 July, an armed group from the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) – linked to the Turkish PKK – had wounded an Iranian MP and a commissioner and killed their driver in an ambush in the Kermanshah province.
  • On the 21 July, 40 people, preparing to attack “important military and defence targets in Khash” were arrested in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan. They were members of Jaish ul-Adl (Army of Justice), a Sunni insurgent group based in the Sistan-Baluchestan province, which had taken over from Jundallah (Soldiers of God), largely disbanded following the arrest and execution of its leader Abdolmalek Rigi on 20 June 2010. According to several Western newspapers, the Jundallah was, in particular, financed by Mossad whose agents posed as members of the CIA so as not to embarrass its Islamist partners!

The “late” Massoud Rajavi

On the 9th July, during the annual meeting of The People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI – a group opposed to the Iranian government linked to American and Israeli neo-conservatives), the Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal (former head of the secret services and former ambassador to Washington) caused much consternation when he pointedly implied that Massoud Rajavi, founder of the PMOI, was dead.

We can imagine the embarrassment of his energetic wife, Myriam, who took over the leadership of the group ever since his mysterious and unexplained disappearance.

Myriam Radjavi is expected to deny that Massoud Rajavi is dead and prove that he is alive or confirm that he is dead and, in this case, explain the circumstances of his death and why she had not reported it. Would there perhaps be a few foul deeds to conceal? The legitimacy of her leadership hinges on this matter.

That said, everybody understood that the PMOI is officially supported by Saudi Arabia which, until now, was an open secret.

Towards a remake of the Iran-Iraq war ?

The current resurgence in subversive activities in Iran is redolent of 2007, when George W. Bush and Dick Cheney planned to overthrow the Iranian regime by means of ethnically and religiously motivated assassinations followed by a bombing campaign. The scheme was postponed without any consideration for the armed separatist groups who had believed that the US would go ahead with their plan … and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was triumphantly re-elected two years later.

Do these attacks against Iran foreshadow the outbreak of a new Arabic-Persian conflict? Was the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) set up with this in mind ?

These questions are being asked by those who listened to the speech made in January by Prince Turki al-Faisal at the Académie Diplomatique Internationale. They were surprised to hear him paying homage to the orthodox Christian, Michel Aflaq, “great thinker of Pan-Arabism”, neglecting to point out – no doubt deliberately – that he was said to have “secretly” converted to Sunni Islam prior to his death.

1 August 2016


Translated from French

The original author was Gilles Munier

Source: France-Irak Actualité

http://www.france-irak-actualite.com/2016/08/iran-est-toujours-la-cible-des-services-secrets-occidentaux-et-de-leurs-allies.html

Terrorism

Terrorism – A Geopolitical Perspective

Who will tell you about the origins of the different forms of terrorism ? Who will explain the geopolitical role of this destructive logic in the confrontation between the two opposing blocks in the world? So far, sociologists and other experts have not been able to usefully categorise the different types of terrorism, according to their geostrategic role, and place them in a historical perspective.


The Clash of Civilisations – A Messianic Strategy 

Some people know, superficially at any rate, Samuel Huntington’s pseudo theory which has been greatly promoted by the media. The “clash of civilisations” divides the world according to religion and civilisation and presents the diversity of cultures as the root cause of geopolitical conflict. It therefore implies that only cultural and political unification will eliminate all conflict.  This is in line with Francis Fukayama’s idea of the end of history, which is constantly proven wrong by reality

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Few know that this so-called theory was taken from Bernard Lewis who, in 1957, developed his clash of civilisations concept. According to this, the Christian world and the Muslim world are, by their very nature, destined to confront each other until the end of “history” or rather until both of these civilisations destroy each other in an eschatological war which will be to the benefit of a third party… (see https://geostrategieblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/the-eschatological-war/)

My latest historical research (1), which identifies the origins of Zionism and this clash of civilisations strategy, shows that what Lewis had put forward as theoretical conflict between the most important religions in the world is in fact a messianic strategy, which was developed during the Middle Ages as part of the project to re-establish the Kingdom of Israel. This project gave birth to political Zionism in its atheist form at the end of the 19th century.

Bernard Lewis – who holds Israeli, Britsh and Amerian passports – is not just an historian. He also a strategist who has worked at the heart of both the British and American state, and has done so ultimately for the benefit of Israel. He is, moreover, one of those influential stateless people who are members of, or allies to, the powerful American pro-Israel lobby, which pushed the American administration to destroy Iraq (2) to the benefit of Israeli expansionism. Lewis will go down in history as having given a scientific facade, a theoretical disguise, to this messianic strategy. History will recognise that Huntington brought this strategy to the masses in order to justify global chaos, which is not a natural state of affairs, but is encouraged by powerful forces (3).

Terrorism has not always been international. Nor has it always had that shade which certain ideologues close to Zionist and neo-conservative circles describe as “green-fascism”+. Neither has terrorism always benefited from Hollywood-style media promotion on a global scale.

What we describe as being terrorism, sometimes wrongly, can take a large number of forms and have many definitions.

We can draw a parellel between the terror linked to the expansion of the Cromwell regime in the 17th century with that of Wahhabism in the Arab peninsula in the 18th century. We can also make a comparison with the French revolution of 1789, which preceded the social-anarcho revolutions of the 19th and 20th centuries.

These revolutions, which were accompanied by territorial conquest, all had one point in common : mass extermination as a means of achieving ideological domination. The goal was to construct modern institutions on the ruins of the traditional society.

The socialist ideology behind these historical catastrophes also gave birth to the Haganah, created in the early 1920s, which in turn led to the creation of the Irgun. These Jewish homeland (Yishuv) terrorist organisations, which formed the basis of what was to become the IDF, were created to support and expand the Jewish settlements in Palestine.

Wahhabi Terrorism, Zionist Terrorism and False Flag Attacks

It is necessary to distinguish two types of terrorism, the analysis of which will allow us to see geopolitics from a different perspective:

  • Wahhabi terrorism, directed by America, whose aim is territorial conquest and the disintegration of nations.
  • Zionist terrorism which aims to divide and provoke.

Although the British created a Jewish homeland for the Zionists at the end of the First World War, the Irgun led a violent campaign against the British in order to drive them out of Palestine (4).

This culminated with the bombing of the British administrative headquarters in the Hotel King David on the 22 July 1946. An important detail : the Irgun terrorists dressed as Arabs for the occasion so that the Palestinians would be blamed for the attackThis is an excellent example of a “false flag” attack.

The Israelis carried out several disguised attacks of this sort in order to drag their allies into armed conflicts:

  • In 1954, Israeli agents attempted to blow up several American buildings in Egypt in order to turn the Americans against the Egyptians.
  • In 1967, the Americans avoided intervening in the Six-Day War as the Soviet Union was an ally to Syria and Egypt. The Israelis attempted to draw the Americans into the war by attacking their reconnaissance ship, the USS Liberty. The Israelis attempted to pass this off as an attack by the Egyptians, in the same way as they had done in 1954.

The same pattern can be found with the 9/11 attacks which led the United States into a permanent war with one part of the Muslim world, in accordance with the clash of civilisations strategy and the Israeli project to redraw the boundaries of the Muslim world (5). The World Trade Centre attacks were viewed with suspicion by various analysts, scientists and politicians.

Certain facts lead me to believe that we are dealing with the same strategy as that deployed in 1946, 1954 and 1967.

Among the stack of evidence highlighting the implication, albeit indirect, of the Israeli secret services in these spectacular attacks, we have the fact that five Israelis were arrested by the New York police: they were caught rejoicing while taking photos of each other in front of the burning towers.  The police had discovered documents in their possession which proved that they knew the exact time and location of the attacks. It turned out that they were Mossad agents. Their names: Sivan and Paul Kurzberg, Yaron Shmuel, Oded Ellner and Omer Marmari.

Some thirty other Israeli agents, who went undercover as art students in America, lived close to 15 of the supposed hijackers (6).

An article in the New York Times, published on the 18 February 2009, revealed that Ali al-Jarrah, who was a cousin of Ziad al-Jarrah, the hijacker of flight UA93, had been a Mossad spy for 25 years and had infiltrated the Palestinian resistance movement in 1983.

Moreover, the US Army School for Advance Military Studies published a report, quoted in a Washington Times article *, which stated that Mossad “has the capability to target US forces and make it look like an Arab/Palestinian act”.

What’s more, journalists working for Le Monde revealed on February 2015 that a Mossad agent in Panama, Shimon Yalin Yelinik, had confessed to having funded the 9/11 terrorists.

Benjamin Netanyahou, the current Israeli Prime Minister, gladly admitted that the terrorist attacks benefitted Israel. The Israeli newspaper Maariv quoted Netanyahou, who declared the 9/11 attacks had been “good for Israel” and added: “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq. These events have swung American public opinion in our favour”

When interviewed by a French journalist for I-Télé on the 7 August 2014, Netanyahou implied, somewhat menacingly, that terrorists would attack France if it did not support Israel in its policy with regard to the Palestinians.

We do not have solid proof to hand of Mossad involvement in the terrorist attacks against France, carried out in 2012 and 2015. Nevertheless, Georges Malbrunot, journalist for Le Figaro, stated in a Tweet 17 days after the November attacks that: “A military official confides that the DGSI (the French secret service) refused Israeli assistance in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks” and adds that “Mossad took advantage of the honeymoon between Sarkozy and Israel to reinforce its presence in France”. He concludes with the DGSI’s own words: “Mossad already has an active presence on French soil and we must not reinforce it”

This confirms the statement of the former French minister for foreign affairs, Roland Dumas. In his book, Coups et Blessures, he delared that: “The Israelis do what they like in France and manipulate the French intelligence service, the DST, in any way which suits them … The Jewish lobby, as Mitterrand used to call it, was extremely active”.

This Zionist form of terrorism combines perfectly with the nihilistic Wahhabi form of terrorism, a product of two ideologies which appear foreign to one another. From an historical and geopolitical point of view, they merge within the framework of the clash of civilisations strategy.

What is extraordinary is the fact that Wahhabism and Zionism, as incarned by a nation state, appeared at the same time and were both backed by the British armed forces.

The British, who supported at arms’ length the accomplishment of the Zionist project in the aftermath of the First World War, also encouraged Saudi-Wahhabi expansionism in the Arab peninsula in the early 1920s.

In 1945, the Americans took over from the British in their support for Saudi Arabia, in the same way as they did for the state of Israel, and contributed to the spread of the Wahhabi doctrine across the world (7).

Wahabbi terrorism was, right from the very start, a geostrategic weapon used by the British and Americans against their enemies. As mentioned previously, this form of terrorism is used by the Anglo-Saxons as a corrosive to fragment target nations.

Indeed, in the late 1970s, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was at the time National Security Advisor to President Carter, masterminded the coordination of the CIA with the Pakistani and Saudi intelligence services in order to finance future terrorists, including Bin Laden, in order to draw the Soviet Union into Afghanistan.

In the late 1990s, this strategy was again deployed in Chechnya in order to trigger the collapse of the Russian Federation. It was then used in Iraq (in 2003) and again in Libya, in Syria and in Yemen. And, perhaps, it will again be used in Algeria.

This fact was finally admitted by the New York Times on the 23 January 2016: “US relies heavily on Saudi money to support Syrian Rebels” **

Geopolitical Conclusion – America versus Russia in the Struggle to Control Eurasia

Let’s put this into a geostrategic perspective. The key issue in the geopolitics of opposing continental blocks is the control of Eurasia, the centre of which is the Middle East.

The Atlanticist policy, whose strategy for the year 2000 onwards was developed by Zbigniew Brzezinski in 1997, consists of penetrating deeply into Eurasia by making Europe one of the vital pillars of an American-sponsored Eurasian structure of security and cooperation (8).

This strategy aims to destroy, or at least weaken, Russia by pushing for Ukrainian independence. This would change the very geostrategic nature of Russia: “Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire (9)”.

Russia is the main target. It is having to cope with a double strategy, as explained in article published in 2015 (10). First, there is the Brzezinski strategy, which serves American imperial interests. Secondly, there is the more covert Zionist strategy, epitomised by Henry Kissinger. This consists of disconnecting Russia from its allies in the Middle East, in particular Iran and Syria.

So far, Putin’s Russia has withstood the Kissinger strategy. On 11 May 2014, Kissinger declared that “we should not isolate Russia and it’s in everybody’s interests that it be maintained in the international system.” As far back as 2008, he reached out to Russia, claiming that the United States should seek agreement with Russia, while describing Iran as being a danger for the region, in accordance with the Israeli geopolitical doctrine. This sent a clear message to the Russians : you will remain in the international system provided that you abandon your Middle Eastern allies in favour of Israel. But this geopolitical deal is a trap, the ultimate goal being to weaken Russia.

The conclusion is obvious: the stabilisation and the continued existence of the Middle East, the Maghreb and Europe depend on the formation of a mutually beneficial strategic axis, stretching from Brest to Vladivostock, running through Rabat and Alger. This would lead to Brezinski’s worst nightmare: the loosening of transatlantic ties which would bring an end to America’s primacy in Eurasia.

+Islamic extremism. Green is the colour of the cloth used to cover coffins in Islamic funerals.
*See http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2001/sep/10/20010910-025319-6906r/
**See http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/world/middleeast/us-relies-heavily-on-saudi-money-to-support-syrian-rebels.html?_r=0

Translated from French

The original author was Youssef Hindi

Source: Arret Sur Info


References:

(1) Youssef Hindi, Occident et islam – Sources et genèse messianiques du sionisme, éd. Sigest, 2015.

(2) Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, 2008

 (3) Youssef Hindi op. cit.

(4) Henry Laurens, L’Orient arabe, Arabisme et islamisme de 1798 à 1945, éd. Armand Colin, 1993, p. 353.

(5) Oded Yinon’s “A strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties”, Published by the Association of Arab-American University Graduates, Inc., Belmont, Massachusetts, 1982, Special Document N° 1 (ISBN 0-937694-56-8).

(6) Youssef Hindi, op. cit.

(7) Hamadi Redissi, Le pacte de Nadjd, ou comment l’islam sectaire est devenu l’islam, 2007, éd. Seuil.

(8) Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard, 1997.

(9) Zbigniew Brzezinski, op. cit.

(10) Youssef Hindi, La Russie, l’Europe et l’Orient, Revue Europe & Orient, N° 21, 2015.

Could Algeria be the Next Target?

It really is bad news. Bernard-Henri Lévy (BHL), the sinister theorist of the “Arab Spring” who has destroyed Libya, Syria and Yemen, now intends to apply his horrific model to Algeria.

How exactly? By using the Movement for the Autonomy of Kabylie (MAK). Its call for a demonstration in Paris has just been relayed by BHL.

The latest edition of his magazine “La Règle du Jeu” includes a long article on the celebration of the Berber Spring, but not in a way that commemorates this event. BHL is a war-monger, so he is by nature incapable of promoting peace. His destructive instinct naturally leads him to support movements and sects whose aim is to provoke insurrection in their countries. And this is precisely what he is attempting to do in Algeria via the MAK by publishing in his magazine an announcement made by their “provisional government” calling for a demonstration in Paris.

BHL has written an article, entitled “The Kabyles : An Unrecognised Population in Algeria”, in which he calls for people to support the demonstration in favour of “the autonomy of Kabylie”. He writes “the Kabyles are campaigning for the recognition of their rights in Algeria and for a secular society” and stresses that “some Kabyle friends have asked us to publish the call by the provisional government of Kabylie for a demonstration in Paris this Sunday, 17 April. We are all the more happy to do this because the aims of the demonstration, as specified in a short document sent to us, appear legitimate to us”

Such concern for humanity ! There are grounds for being wary of this dangerous liaison between the MAK and BHL because he has powerful contacts in the French government and elsewhere. Ferhat Mehenni’s MAK is “a good client” which will allow him to get closer to Algeria, a country which he still hopes to see join the ranks of those countries brought to heel in the same way as Libya.

BHL’s support for MAK is definitely bad news for both Kabylie and Algeria. He is not motivated by the ideals of Ferhat Mehenni’s group. He is motivated by Zionist ideology and by racism against Muslims in general. A quick look at the editorial board of his magazine will soon convince anybody of the sinister aims of “the man in the white shirt”… stained with blood.

On his editorial board, we find all the Zionists in the French media such as Armin Arefi, Hélène Brenkman, Eric Dahan, David Gakunzi, Raphaël Haddad, Patrick Klugman, Patrick Mimouni, and Yann Moix, to name but a few. BHL, who was invited as a VIP to Algeria during the 90s to support the government in its fight against terrorism, now comes to support a separatist movement which is opposed to the Algerian government…

By totally disregarding his contradictions, this warlord can cry crocodile tears for “the Kabyles, a people without a nation, just like the Kurds, who oppose what they call Algerian colonialism.”

In his magazine, he publishes MAK’s notice calling “French Kabyles and all Kabyles” to march and demonstrate in homage “to the Kabyle civilians killed during the Berber Spring of 1980″ and “the 128 Kabyles killed during the Black Spring in 2001”.

This testifies to his obsessive desire to provoke civil unrest in Algeria. But not just in Kabylie. BHL also has compassion for the “Mozabite political prisoners who have been locked in Algerian jails for nine months and whose fate has been met with total indifference the world over”.  While examining BHL’s support for MAK, one cannot help but conclude that vigilance is more than ever necessary in order to defeat his determined attempts to destabilize the country.


Translated from French

The original author was Rafik Benasseur

Source: Algérie 1.com

http://www.algerie1.com/zoom/bhl-mak-liaison-dangereuse/

Assad – Portrayed as Tyrant to Serve Western Interests

Interview with Fahad Al Masry, member of the Syrian opposition and coordinator of the Syrian National Salvation Front

Fahad al-Masri

 

The US and Russia have intensified their military efforts in Syria with the help of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG). Do you think an end to the crisis is now near?

You must remember that during the ISSG meeting, held last May in Paris, there were many disagreements, caused by the difference in Russian and American policies. This also led to the creation of two different groups: one supported the US and Russia, while the other supported Europe, led by Germany and France (and also included Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar). They created a European, Arab and Muslim coalition; the dozen or so Arab and European countries which formed the Group of Friends of the Syrian People continues to declare its support for the opposition.

This situation is due to Obama’s disastrous Middle East policy which left Russia free to intervene in the conflict, while sidelining Turkey and the Gulf countries. This split within the support group can be clearly seen because, during the Paris meeting, there was tension between the Europeans (France and Germany) and the other countries.

There are a number of unresolved issues, even if all parties claim that the target date for political transition is a real goal. The Vienna talks aimed to strengthen relations between the partner countries and to rebuild alliances which had became too narrowly focused during the Paris meeting.  Russia, an ally of Bashar al-Assad, reported in early May on active negotiations aimed at bringing an end to the conflict in Aleppo.

Moscow, however, had warned that it did not intend to put pressure on Damascas to stop carrying out air strikes on the city, even though that’s what had Washington’s demanded. All these alliances and disagreements make the Syrian issue very complicated. An alliance, or several alliances even, within the same support group does not necessarily help attempts to find a resolution to the crisis. The post-Geneva period is only just beginning, and the hope is that we do not go down the road of a Geneva V, Geneva VI…etc

The United States does not see a future for Bashar al-Assad in Syria, it is one of their priorities: remove him from power. What’s your opinion on this matter?

As Lakhdar Brahimi once put it, Bashar al-Assad is finished. This declaration can be justified given that Bashar al-Assad had supported the Iranian and Russian attacks on civilians demanding freedom and respect.

History will remember that Obama was the worst American president ever because his policy pushed Syria and the entire region into endless conflict. From the beginning, Washington severly criticised Assad’s policy. But while Assad was free to transgress all limits, the US did nothing but interfere in our internal affairs rather than finding a solution to both the conflict and Bashar al-Assad.

The image of Bashar as a tyrant merely served the interests of certain world powers who aim to destroy our country and destabilise the entire region to serve interests beyond our own. Syria is not the only target. This strategy of destruction targets other countries, too, in particular the countries in Northern Africa, such as Algeria.

Do you think that recapturing Rakka from ISIL could have an impact on other towns in the country?

The liberation of Rakka is important and, without a doubt, constitutes a defeat for ISIL. The international media distracted us with “the destruction of archaeological sites” in order to conceal an international illegal trade in archaeological treasures, supported by both the Syrian and Iranian government.  By destroying a country’s memory, you destroy its future. The other problem in Rakka is that the US had brought Kurdish militia forces into Syria to help liberate the city. We can now expect a civilian massacre.

Translated from French

The original author was Faten Hayed

Source: France-Irak Actualité

http://www.france-irak-actualite.com/2016/05/interview-de-fahad-al-masri-opposant-syrien-et-coordinateur-du-groupe-salut-national-en-syrie.html

 

SYRIA – Towards an Islamic Emirate in Idlib Province?

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the chief of Al-Qaida, had previously opposed the creation of a Syrian Islamic emirate in the areas controlled by the Al-Nusra Front and its allies. Today he supports the idea, believing that the conditions on the ground would allow this.

Syrie : Vers un émirat islamique dans la province d’Idlib?

With this in mind, he is reported to have sent a delegation of leaders from his group to the Idlib province in order to assess the feasibility of the project. Among the delegation was Saif al-Adel, a former colonel of both the Egyptian Special Forces and Egyptian Islamic Jihad. He was accused by the American government of having participated in the 1988 US embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and in Nairobi (Kenya).

Imprisoned in Iran, Saif al-Adel was apparently released in 2015, along with four other Al-Qaida members, within the framework of an exchange of prisoners with AQAP (Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula) and the Taliban.

An Arab Spring which is on the right track…

In a message broadcasted last May, Ayman al-Zawahiri declared: “Syria today represents hope for the faithful….the only Arab Spring revolution which is on the right track”. He also declared that jihadi fighters should unite “to defeat the war machine of the eastern and western crusades” and that this is “a matter of life or death for them”. He added that the West “aims to create a regime in Syria which will appear to be Islamic but which will be based on a corrupted version of Islam”. And he described the members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), an organisation which he considers to be illegitimate, as “extremists” and “renegades”

The entire world has risen up against Muslims

The initiative taken by Ayman al-Zawahiri is backed by Hamza ben Laden – the 23 year-old son of Osama – who also urged all jihadi fighters to unify their ranks, stating that “there are no longer any excuses for those who still want to argue and divide, now that entire world has risen up against Muslims…”

Hamza ben Laden reminded jihadi fighters that the purpose of their combat is the “liberation of Al-Qods” and that “the path to the liberation of Palestine is today shorter thanks to the revolution in Syria”.

The Al-Nusra Front, led by Abou Muhammad al-Joulani, has not yet come to a decision because its allies within the Jaish al-Fatah (The Army of Conquest, which comprises several Islamic groups) fear that news of the creation of an Islamic state in the Idlib province will lead to division in its ranks.

Translated from French

The original author was Gilles Munier

Source: France-Irak Actualité

http://www.france-irak-actualite.com/2016/05/syrie-vers-un-emirat-islamique-dans-la-province-d-idlib.html

 

 

Iran and the Chinese Silk Road – A Nightmare for the US

Entretien entre Xi Jinping et Ali Khamenei à Téhéran à Téhéran

What was the former Iranian president, Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsandjani, playing at when he recently posted the following message on his Twitter page: “Tomorrow’s world will be one of dialogue not missiles”

Of course, Iran has managed to free itself from the regime of international sanctions imposed by the UN. But everybody knows – everybody except Rafsandjani, that is – that today’s world and that of tomorrow will most likely not be all ‘peace and love’.

Predictably, the US is delaying the implementation of the Geneva nuclear agreement. The US government will continue to target Iran as long it does not conform, i.e. enter into the zone of American influence. Listening to the presidential candidates Trump and Clinton is enough to spark fear and see the need for weapons.

On the 30 March last year, Ali Khamenei, the current Supreme Leader, responded to Rafsandjani (though he did not directly refer to him), saying that “the world is a jungle”. As for missiles, the whole of the Middle East knows what to expect following the Tomahawk missile attacks, launched by the Americans during the last Gulf War, and the attacks on the ISIL stronghold in Rakka, made last October by the Russian navy. We can just imagine the number of fatalities and the devastation that the US fleet, currently cruising in the Gulf and the Arabian Sea, would cause if it were given the order to attack Iran.

It is not just Iranian missile trials that galvanise the US administration. There is also the news that China and Russia will participate in Iranian civil engineering projects. There is the scheme to construct a canal between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf which would give Russian ships access to the ‘warm seas’. In particular, there is there is the ‘New Silk Road’ scheme, proposed by the Chinese president, Xi Jinping. The arrival of a Chinese freight train in Teheran could mark the beginning of a project to upgrade the railway line connecting the two countries, which passes through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

This strategic partnership between China, Russia and Iran, developed within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, is a geopolitical nightmare for Washington

On the 30 March, Ali Khamenei also said that the enemies of the Iranian Islamic revolution “use dialogue, trade, sanctions and military threats or any other means to achieve their objectives”. They constantly reinforce their “military and ballistic missile capacity; in this context, how can one say that the age of missiles is over?”

Referring to Rafsandjani’s Twitter message, though not referring to him in person, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that: “If this was said in ignorance, this is problem, but if this was said on purpose, then its treason”. We couldn’t put it better.


Translated from French

The original author was Gilles Munier

Source : France-Irak Actualité

http://www.france-irak-actualite.com/2016/04/l-iran-et-la-route-de-la-soie-cauchemar-us.html

Borders of Blood in the Middle East

A passage from Pierre Hillard’s book, The Irresistible March towards the New World Order (La marche irrésistible du nouvel ordre mondial)


The tensions and violence that have shaken the Middle East since the Israeli military intervention in Lebanon on the 12 July 2006, are merely the visible part of an enormous political, economic, religious and philosophical world programme.

The American occupation of Iraq in March 2005 launched a revolutionary project whose aim is to re-shape a vast geographical zone stretching from Morocco to Pakistan: the Greater Middle East. This name conceals a profound geographical reconfiguration which lies in store for these Muslim countries.

There are many theories and much speculation regarding the interntions of American and Israeli leaders. There are, however, some early indications permitting a solid interpretation of the current strategy. This is the focus of the following maps, calling for a geographical reconfiguration of the Middle East.

These maps (“BEFORE” – the situation in 2006 – and “AFTER” – situation following the reconfiguration) appeared in an article, published in an American military review (Armed Forces Journal) in June 2006, written by a retired lieutenant-colonel, Ralph Peters. From 1976, he quickly climbed the ranks in a mechanised infantry division and then, in 1980, went on to continue his career in military intelligence.

Author of a number of works on military strategy and international relations, Ralph Peters retired from the US army in 1999. But he remains in close contact with the US military as he is a member of the AFJ’s editorial board. This publication is just a small part of an empire in the American military press. Founded in 1863, this monthly review is aimed at American officers and deals with a wide range of subjects such as: military technology, logistics, strategy, military doctrine or tactics. In fact, the AFJ is controlled by a parent company whose publications are structured around three structures:

1) The Military Times Media Group which publishes : Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times et Marine Times.

2) The Defense News Media Group, an international group of defence reviews which publishes: Defense News, Armed Forces Journal (AFJ), Training and Simulation Journal, and C4ISR (intelligence, surveillance et reconnaissance).

3) The Federal Times, weekly newspaper dealing with new technology and financial issues.

Since the 1 August 1997, the Army Times Publishing Company has been a subsidiary of an even more powerful group, Gannett. Established in 1906 by Frank Gannett, this press and media empire publishes some 90 daily newspapers, the most famous of which are USA Today and USA Weekend, and controls 22 TV channels. Its activities also extend to the UK, where 17 dailies are under its control. The group generates colossal revenue, estimated at 7.6 billion dollars in 2005.

This introduction allows a better understanding of the environment in which the AFJ operates and of the importance of Ralph Peters work. Indeed, his proposals and calls for a radical change of Middle Eastern borders are clearly not just one man’s idle thoughts.

Numerous studies, calling for a review of national borders in the Middle East, have been launched within American military bodies and in various think-tanks.

As the map marked “AFTER” shows, the changes made to the borders are the result of a deliberate and careful analysis, the publication of which in a prestigious military review is no coincidence. The aim is also to gauge reactions, particularly those of the region’s Muslims. *

We must not regard this document, however, as being final. In fact it is a first draft, likely to be subject to various changes, which some term “adjustment variables”. In reality, the true interest of these documents is to demonstrate that the military, by no longer hesitating to make this fact officially known, is totally committed to a geographical area.

At the same time, this operation must be undertaken in accordance with Israel for whom this shake-up will have direct and immediate implications. Ralph Peters describes himself as an “old friend” of this country (New York Post, 22 July 2006).

* The aim of such a publication is to spark debate among the communities concerned. Inevitably, there will be supporters and opponents of such a reconfiguration. Opposition movements will emerge from the political parties and from the communities of Muslim countries. It will then be possible to put pressure on a particular ethnic or political group in order to encourage demands, which can only be met by the implementation of ethnic and regional policies. In fact, the disintegration of Middle Eastern nations mirrors that of European nations.


Translated from French

The original author was Pierre Hillard, former Professor of International Relations at ESCE, Paris, and author of numerous works on internationalism and the European Union.

Source: Cercle des Volontaires

http://www.cercledesvolontaires.fr/2013/11/29/le-n-y-times-propose-de-remodeler-le-moyen-orient-accreditant-les-travaux-de-pierre-hillard-joe-lecorbeau-com/