... Israel's claim is not only incredible on its face. It is also squarely contradicted by top secret NSA documents, which state that Israel targets the U.S. government for invasive electronic surveillance, and does so more aggressively and threateningly than almost any other country in the world. Indeed, so concerted and aggressive are Israeli efforts against the U.S. that some key U.S. Government documents - including the top secret 2013 intelligence budget - list Israel among the U.S.'s most threatening cyber-adversaries and as a "hostile" foreign intelligence service ... Other NSA documents voice the grievance that Israel gets far more out of the intelligence-sharing relationship than the U.S. does.
Leave Afghanistan To The Afghans: Obama Administration Should Speed Military Withdrawal
America has been at war in Afghanistan for more than 13 years, as long as the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, and Korean War combined. U.S. troop levels peaked at 140,000 in 2010. More than 2200 Americans died in a conflict reflecting little more than purposeless inertia ... The administration should live up to its promise to depart Afghanistan ... Equally important, Washington should abandon its attempts at global social engineering. As the U.S. discovered in Iraq, the Balkans, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya, as well as Afghanistan, droning, bombing, invading, and occupying other nations rarely delivers peace or stability ... Only Afghans can decide Afghanistan's destiny.
... Why has the demonization of Hitler - and of anybody one wants to demonize through comparisons to Hitler - become such a massively overused, utterly shopworn cliché? In Western culture, Hitler is everybody's favorite villain ... Scholars who study the creation of myths, legends and folktales can easily see the distortions in mainstream Western accounts of World War II, "the Good War," enshrined in the collective imagination as a struggle of pure goodness against diabolical evil ... Whatever the merits or demerits of holocaust revisionism, it is clear that we need something much larger in scale: We need an epic wave of World War II revisionism to sweep away the whole self-congratulatory feel-good myth written by the victors, and reveal the horrific truth.
The 'Good War' Myth of World War II, and Why It's Dangerous
How accurate is this hallowed portrayal of America's role in World War II? As we shall see, it does not hold up under close examination ... The three Allied leaders accomplished what they accused the Axis leaders of Germany, Italy and Japan of conspiring to achieve: world domination ... Presidential deception to justify war did not start with George W. Bush. Americans who express admiration for the US role in World War II, and for Franklin Roosevelt's presidential leadership, have little moral right to complain when presidents follow his example and lead the country into war by breaking the law, subverting the Constitution, and lying to the people.
Revisionism as applied to World War II and its origins (as also for previous wars) has the general function of bringing historical truth to an American and a world public that had been drugged by wartime lies and propaganda ... Revisionism brings to the artificial frenzy of daily events and day-to-day propaganda, the cool but in the last analysis glorious light of historical truth. Such truth is almost desperately needed in today's world.
Movie Mogul Weinstein Urges Jews to Take 'Mafia-Like' Action Against Anti-Semites
"We better stand up and kick these guys in the ass," movie mogul Harvey Weinstein said about present-day anti-Semites as he accepted the Humanitarian Award at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's National Tribute Dinner on Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton. "We're gonna have to get as organized as the mafia," he continued. "We just can't take it anymore [from] these crazy bastards." ... Waltz pointed out that the honoree [Weinstein] has handled the distribution of a great number of films connected to Jews, Nazis and/ or the Holocaust - not just [Inglorious] Basterds, but also The Truce, Life Is Beautiful, The Reader, Sarah's Key, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, The Imitation Game and the upcoming Woman in Gold.
... The Jewish denial that Hollywood is controlled by Jews is a great lie which can be attested to by anyone who has ever been associated with the film industry ... It is positively insulting for them to deny their influence and power -- particularly when they themselves are continually boasting in their own circles about their "overrepresentation" in these fields. And it is absolutely infuriating when this denial reaches the point that non-Jews are attacked by Jewish agitators and Zionist zealots for stating obvious facts and truth.
... The Jews are so dominant, I had to scour the trades to come up with six Gentiles in high positions at entertainment companies. When I called them to talk about their incredible advancement, five of them refused to talk to me, apparently out of fear of insulting Jews ... As a proud Jew, I want America to know about our accomplishment. Yes, we control Hollywood. Without us, you'd be flipping between "The 700 Club" and "Davey and Goliath" on TV all day ... I don't care if Americans think we're running the news media, Hollywood, Wall Street or the government. I just care that we get to keep running them.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center: A Bastion of Jewish-Zionist Power
Since its founding in 1977, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has grown to become one of the most important and influential Jewish organizations in the world ... The Wiesenthal Center has a long record of reckless propaganda for war. Long before the US invasion of Iraq in March 2003, it had been pressing for an American attack against the Middle East nation, backing its effort with alarmist "Big Lie" claims about the supposed danger posed by the Baghdad regime.
Right-Wing Groups Find a Haven, For a Day, in Russia
A motley crew of representatives of fringe right-wing political organizations in Europe and the United States used a conference here on Sunday to denounce what they called the degradation of white, Christian traditions in the West. Their hosts used the conference to advance Russia's effort to lure political allies of any stripe ... Organizers said the one-day conference, officially billed as the International Russian Conservative Forum, was just the first such outreach effort ... The United States, as the main adversary, attracted the most hostility, but a couple of American speakers received warm applause by painting Washington as an aggressor trying to export its misguided new values.
Europe's Far Right Flocks to Russia: International Conservative Forum Held in St. Petersburg
On March 22, the Russian conservative forum took place at a Holiday Inn in St. Petersburg. This year, the Russian political groups were joined by representatives of the European far-right ... The European guests unanimously denounced the USA and the "Kiev junta," while praising Vladimir Putin and the Russian law against "gay propaganda." Their Russian counterparts said that Russia would return into Europe's embrace once European countries reclaim their national sovereignty ... The convention of Russian nationalists, who now prefer to call themselves "conservatives" or "traditionalists," was also attended by European fellow-thinkers.