ISRAEL TRUTH TIMES

A blog dedicated to investigating events as they occur in Judea and Samaria, in Israel and in the world, and as they relate to global powers and/or to the Israeli government, public figures, etc. It is dedicated to uncovering the truth behind the headlines; and in so doing, it strives to do its part in saving Judea and Samaria, and by extension, Israel and the Jewish People, from utter destruction at the hands of its many external and internal enemies.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Watching this video, I am filled with sadness: I remember visiting Greece years ago: such a beautiful country, so clean, so delightful; they destroyed it, they destroyed it deliberately. My Greek friends, sue them!





Even though the video is in Greek, you get a feel for the place; at any rate, the language is so beautiful, it is a pleasure to listen to it, even if you don't understand. I was hesitating to post a video of this nature, but without seeing the images, one wouldn't understand....I only watched a few minutes of it, anyway - I guess you will too.

"Every night besides the town hall of Athens, next to Omonia square, where the narrow streets of the popular entertainment hub district Psirris begin, black girls from Nigeria gather to work.

Dressed provocatively, they approach people who pass by and offer their services. "Come on baby I know you want me", you hear one say playfully with a big smile on her face. Or is it a mask she wears?

The beautiful young Nigerians, between 20 and 25 years old, are victims of trafficking, forced to prostitute themselves for little money.

"Everyone knows that. The young Athenians who gather in Psirris to have fun; the policemen who casually drive through the area to keep an eye on things; the mayor of Athens; most of all the 'customers'," says resident Miltiadis Papathomopoulos, as he stares at the girls, and the people walking by.

Nigerian girls appeared on the steers of Athens during the Olympic Games. They never left. Nobody knew where they came from, and no one particularly wanted to. Until Dina Daskalopoulou, a journalist working on social issues, thought that this could not go on.

"I did it for two reasons," she told IPS, talking of her decision to start investigating the issue. "First, because everybody, citizens and officials, had an attitude that 'these things happen, nobody can stop them'. And then because anyone I talked with insisted that no one can really go out there and tell this story."

Her story, put together after six months work, circulated Mar. 24 in Eleftherotipia, a big national daily. She found that the girls come from Edo region in Nigeria, a place which regularly provides people to global slave labour networks.

The girls are sold for a couple of thousand euros by their families, or they are lured by traffickers with promise of a better life. There are an estimated 50,000 girls from there being sexually exploited around Europe.

Most transit through Italy. They are charged up to 40,000 euros for the trip, and they are then forced into prostitution to pay their debt. Several of the women have said that traffickers, most often Nigerians, use tribal voodoo superstition to persuade the girls that if they escape or speak up, they and their families will suffer."


Just go back to this post:


It is proof that the Catholic Church deliberately destroyed Greece - or at least put the final nail in the coffin of Greece's disintegration and bankruptcy.  Now I understand how they did it, and I also know their motivation.

I was just reminded of it as I was reviewing this video, and saw the devastation in Athens, brought about by the African invasion....

....50,000 Nigerian prostitutes in the streets of Europe?

I visited Greece years ago: a beautiful, clean, gorgeous country,  such a delightful place. When I was there there were no prostitutes at all. Only families, clean life - except for a few wretched Moroccans. I remember one Moroccan in particular, his name was Capitano, who was hanging around at the Parthenon. I know because he tried to get me into a conversation. At that time I was young and naive and had no idea who that wretched character was. I found out soon enough: he was wanted by the police for a double rape of Belgian tourists at the Parthenon, and I was lucky he didn't get me! 

But the Greeks themselves were peaceful, clean, hard working; just nice, decent people. You never heard of a Greek raping anybody, there was no crime to speak of. I guess that is something the NWO cannot and could not tolerate - specially considering that the Greek Orthodox religion is anathema to Rome, as they don't accept the Vatican's authority.

...I am looking at this video now and I am shocked: devastation, filth, graffitis everywhere, prostitutes, pimps, Arabs in burkas; none of that was there then. It is not welfare for the Greek people that destroyed the country: the Greeks didn't need welfare, they lived a simple but dignified life. THEY are the ones who destroyed the country. It is all those illegal foreigners that Caritas, the Catholic organization, encouraged to come, and diverted there from LIBYA. Libya was a very important station in the scheme, necessary to bring all the destitute and parasitic Africans and Muslims there. Once the damage was done, Libya could - or HAD TO - be destroyed. No use for Libya any more. Greece was already done for. And Italy. And.....
 
... And after Greece comes the rest of Europe; after Europe comes the US, and the rest of the world, and....

...Now they are trying the same trick with Israel. We shall not let them do this to us. Wretched Amalekites, go get lost! I hope you burn in hell for as long as hell exists.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

What did I tell you just three days ago? I knew they were up to no good; and unfortunately they are a lot more powerful now than they were two years ago, because of martial law.

B"H



Dear all,

Frankly, I had hoped I wouldn't have to tackle this issue again; it was a tremendous amount of work last time, and created a lot of enemies for me: believe me if I tell you it wasn't fun at all. But unfortunately they are back, and a lot stronger this time, what with martial law in place in so many countries, and with their viruses that they have had time to perfect, while spreading the formula for every criminal to get their hands on. Of course when some terrorist uses that said formula, they will be guilt-free in their own eyes, but we know better.

So now we need to take a very deep look at the situation, and try to understand exactly what they are up to, and frankly I am totally burned out. Can I please get some assistance from outside physicians and scientists to do the research, the legwork? I would be really very grateful to you for your help. We can write articles together if you want. I have to warn you, though: you will encounter stiff resistance from the media, and your name will be blackened; it is par for the course. So we need MD's who are dedicated enough  to be willing to step where very few are willing to go. If you feel you fit the bill, please contact me at the e-mail address provided on this blog, or write something in the Chat box. Thank you.

DS

 PS: here is the article I wrote just 3 days ago about this topic, showing you what is brewing:


 http://israeltruthtimes.blogspot.com/2011/12/depopulation-club-of-rome-video.html

From A7

CDC Report: Swine Flu is Back

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that swine flu is back, with 12 cases reported by Friday.
Chana Ya'ar
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that swine flu is back, with 12 cases reported by Friday. The most recent case was a child infected with the H3N2 virus in West Virginia, according to the national U.S. health agency.
So far cases have been reported in five states -- Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Pennyslvania and West Virginia. Eleven of those affected were children, and one was an adult. The man reported that he had direct contact with a pig in the course of his work, but that the animal had appeared "perfectly healthy."
Half of all the reported cases, in fact, had no exposure whatsoever to animals. Three were admitted to hospital. All have since made full recoveries from the virus.
Dr. Joe Bresee, chief of the influenza epidemiology team in the CDC influenza unit, said it is "not yet clear that these viruses have acquired the ability to circulate in humans in a sustained way." No other country has reported any cases of the virus, he said.
Israel's Health Ministry has recommended that every person in the Jewish State older than age six months be innoculated against the flu. Influenza can be quite dangerous, which is why Israeli health professionals are so adamant about their patients and healthy families being innoculated.
Last winter there was a spate of hospitalizations due to complications suffered by patients who had contracted H1N1 strain of swine flu -- and several of them died.
This year's strains to be covered by the vaccine include protection against this particular strain of the swine flu -- they are Types A(H1N1), A(H3N2) and Type B.
According to Dr. Yuval Rabinovich, medical director of the Leumit health maintenance organization (HMO) clinic in the northern Negev resort town of Arad, some cases of the virus had already reached Israel. "We don't usually test for individual strains of a virus, though, unless the case is very severe or cannot be treated by standard means," he told Arutz Sheva in a telephone interview Sunday morning.
Rabinovich also confirmed a statement by CDC physicians that national statistics probably did not reflect the reality in the field. "Usually, influenza travels in the world from east to west, and reaches us here in Israel before arriving in the United States. What happened two years ago in the pandemic was an exception to that rule," he said. "This year's strain of the virus is a more mild form, and because of that it may not be reported as often, so the statistics in the U.S.  may only be the tip of the iceberg," Rabinovich said.
He added that as long as one takes the standard precautions -- getting a flu shot, going to the doctor if symptoms appear, following medical instructions and resting until the illness has passed -- this form of the virus is usually not dangerous.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Urgent, essential, please watch and read now! And pass it on to your friends and family before it's too late. I am not trying to be an alarmist, but this is very serious, at least from what I can tell.

 B"H

To all of you:

I just found this on the Alex Jones website (the videos linked below, I was not able to embed them). This is for real! Sources, data, paperwork, everything is here.True, Alex Jones also publishes a lot of BS, and there is a lot of antisemitism on his show, but this is for real!

The moment the collapse hits the U.S., that's it! We don't know when, but as you know Europe is on the brink. The banks for now have been temporarily supported by the ECB, but Greece is on the verge, the other Euro countries are in very bad shape, and it is all one deck of cards: one collapses, who knows how many others collapse with it. Whether the U.S. will collapse at the same time is anybody's guess. For now , as I said, the banks look OK. But it could change any day.


The moment it collapses, it will be too late!


So please, devise a plan and decide what needs to be done before it happens, now!

 And watch this guy who has his head on his shoulders. Never heard of him before, but he certainly deserves our attention.
 

 
Sei Gebenscht, good Shabbos, and a Happy Chanukah.


UPDATE:

David contributed this video for more information on the previous speaker:





And here is another one. Finally somebody who points the finger where it belongs: AT THE VATICAN!

Thank you, Benjamin. Are you Mashiach ben Yosef?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

It could be... but then again it could be that the Vatican itself purchased it: considering what the pope stares at when he goes to the bathroom.....and considering all the lies they have been telling...

Do you think the faithful who listen to his 'word of God' have any idea???

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/mystery-buyer-acquires-vatican-xxx-175436268.html

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/welltraveled/features/2011/vatican_inside_the_secret_city/vatican_guide_the_pope_s_pornographic_bathroom.html

Thanks to Chaya for this last link: great find!

More and more dirt is being exposed about the Church; it's good. Pornography goes to the very top of the food chain, it's not limited to the small fry we read about. Remember the word 'pontification'? From now on Benedikt's pontifications will bear a slightly lighter weight, I'd say. I wonder what he will say in his Xmas address: will he discuss "art"???

Chanukah Sameach



A reminder of who is behind the catastrophic developments we are witnessing these days - and BTW, the Club of Rome is only a small part of it; ROME IS IT, with all its tentacles. Plus, flu updates.



BS'D

 Disclaimer: I am not promoting this speaker's views about the AIDS virus; I am only posting this video to show the influence of the Club of Rome on current developments; however....

... Speaking of depopulation, take a look at these links; deja-vu, anyone?


...At the same time the medical profession is being literally sold a bill of goods about vaccinating the population for influenza, notwithstanding its proven minimal effectiveness particularly in the elderly population:

 http://israeltruthtimes.blogspot.com/2011/10/stay-away-from-these-poisons-since-now.html

I watched a video I just received yesterday - interesting timing, I'd say - in a medical online publication: the physicians promoting the vaccines all have serious financial interests in pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the various vaccines:

"William Schaffner, MD
Professor of Medicine, Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee; President, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Disclosure: William Schaffner, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Served as an advisor or consultant for: Pfizer Inc; Merck & Co., Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Dynavax Technologies Corporation; Sanofi-Pasteur


Kristin L. Nichol, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Chief of Medicine, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Disclosure: Kristin Nichol, MD, MPH, MBA, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Served as an advisor or consultant for: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; MedImmune Inc; Sanofi-Pasteur

Richard Zimmerman, MD, MPH
Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Disclosure: Richard Zimmerman, MD, MPH, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Served as an advisor or consultant for: Merck & Co., Inc.; MedImmune Inc.; Sanofi-Pasteur"

And honestly, listening to their sales pitch I am reminded of a sales course I had attended not long ago, which used exactly the same techniques as the ones promoted in that video, such as "overcoming objections". The naive physicians, who believe they are being taught medicine, are in effect been sold vaccines and brainwashed to becoming good little salesmen themselves, with a subtle subliminal touch of coercion added. 

Really despicable: what has become of medicine these days? I do have a transcript of the interview, but for the time being I will not post its full text.

Take this, combine it with the spreading martial law you have been repeatedly alerted to, and we have a potentially deadly combination; deadly lab-created viruses, easily enforced coerced vaccinations...

I am rather uneasy about all these developments, specially knowing the intent behind it; what do you think?

What disturbs me, in addition, is this:

http://israeltruthtimes.blogspot.com/2011/11/keep-eyes-and-ears-open-evil-on-its-way.html

If and when trouble comes to the world because of a repeated engineered pandemic, and W.H.O. is justly blamed, for sure Jerusalem will be implicated as somehow being responsible for the deaths: the whole world will blame the Jews and Israel for their part in the events.

So, let's keep our eyes and ears open for developments to this story. At this stage of the game it is really embryonic; but the seeds have been sown for major disaster in the offing.

For a review of everything I had researched and written about this topic in 2009, during a good ten months of my life devoted to this work, please see the labels: "vaccinations", "UN with teeth", "H1N1", "BIRD FLU", "bird flu, swine flu", "WHO", "Vatican schemes and lies". I know it's a lot of material, but the research took me a lot longer than it will take you to read it, I promise you. At any rate, you don't have to; just in case you are interested in knowing more about the topic.

Blessings, and Happy Chanukah.


DS

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Questions, anyone?










  Have you noticed how police uniforms lately are the same everywhere? Here they happen to be grey, but usually policemen are dressed in black; and whether in Kiryat-Arba, Cairo, or North Dakota, they are all ready for combat against their own populations. Also, take a good look at the map provided: notice that states with the most Jews are also the best equipped, have received the most money for this upgrade. I'd like to know: who are the intended recipients of this munificence?
 
 http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/12/20/local-cops-ready-for-war-with-homeland-security-funded-military-weapons.print.html









Local Cops Ready for War With Homeland Security-Funded Military Weapons

A decade of billions in spending in the name of homeland security has armed local police departments with military-style equipment and a new commando mentality. But has it gone too far? Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz of the Center for Investigative Reporting report.

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Nestled amid plains so flat the locals joke you can watch your dog run away for miles, Fargo treasures its placid lifestyle, seldom pierced by the mayhem and violence common in other urban communities. North Dakota’s largest city has averaged fewer than two homicides a year since 2005, and there’s not been a single international terrorism prosecution in the last decade.
But that hasn’t stopped authorities in Fargo and its surrounding county from going on an $8 million buying spree to arm police officers with the sort of gear once reserved only for soldiers fighting foreign wars.
Every city squad car is equipped today with a military-style assault rifle, and officers can don Kevlar helmets able to withstand incoming fire from battlefield-grade ammunition. And for that epic confrontation—if it ever occurs—officers can now summon a new $256,643 armored truck, complete with a rotating turret. For now, though, the menacing truck is used mostly for training and appearances at the annual city picnic, where it’s been parked near the children’s bounce house.
“Most people are so fascinated by it, because nothing happens here,” says Carol Archbold, a Fargo resident and criminal justice professor at North Dakota State University. “There’s no terrorism here.”
Like Fargo, thousands of other local police departments nationwide have been amassing stockpiles of military-style equipment in the name of homeland security, aided by more than $34 billion in federal grants since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a Daily Beast investigation conducted by the Center for Investigative Reporting has found.



Capital Police Shooting
Atlanta Police S.W.A.T. members searched a building for a shooting suspect in July of 2010., John Bazemore

The buying spree has transformed local police departments into small, army-like forces, and put intimidating equipment into the hands of civilian officers. And that is raising questions about whether the strategy has gone too far, creating a culture and capability that jeopardizes public safety and civil rights while creating an expensive false sense of security.
“The argument for up-armoring is always based on the least likely of terrorist scenarios,” says Mark Randol, a former terrorism expert at the Congressional Research Service, the nonpartisan research arm of Congress. “Anyone can get a gun and shoot up stuff. No amount of SWAT equipment can stop that.”
Local police bristle at the suggestion that they’ve become “militarized,” arguing the upgrade in firepower and other equipment is necessary to combat criminals with more lethal capabilities. They point to the 1997 Los Angeles-area bank robbers who pinned police for hours with assault weapons, the gun-wielding student who perpetrated the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, and the terrorists who waged a bloody rampage in Mumbai, India, that left 164 people dead and 300 wounded in 2008.
The new weaponry and battle gear, they insist, helps save lives in the face of such threats. “I don’t see us as militarizing police; I see us as keeping abreast with society,” former Los Angeles Police chief William Bratton says. “And we are a gun-crazy society.”
“I don’t see us as militarizing police; I see us as keeping abreast with society.”
Adds Fargo Police Lt. Ross Renner, who commands the regional SWAT team: “It’s foolish to not be cognizant of the threats out there, whether it’s New York, Los Angeles, or Fargo. Our residents have the right to be protected. We don’t have everyday threats here when it comes to terrorism, but we are asked to be prepared.”
The skepticism about the Homeland spending spree is less severe for Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and New York, which are presumed to be likelier targets. But questions persist about whether money was handed out elsewhere with any regard for risk assessment or need. And the gap in accounting for the decade-long spending spree is undeniable. The U.S. Homeland Security Department says it doesn’t closely track what’s been bought with its tax dollars or how the equipment is used. State and local governments don’t maintain uniform records either.
To assess the changes in law enforcement for The Daily Beast, the Center for Investigative Reporting conducted interviews and reviewed grant spending records obtained through open records requests in 41 states. The probe found stockpiles of weaponry and military-style protective equipment worthy of a defense contractor’s sales catalog.
In Montgomery County, Texas, the sheriff’s department owns a $300,000 pilotless surveillance drone, like those used to hunt down al Qaeda terrorists in the remote tribal regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. In Augusta, Maine, with fewer than 20,000 people and where an officer hasn’t died from gunfire in the line of duty in more than 125 years, police bought eight $1,500 tactical vests. Police in Des Moines, Iowa, bought two $180,000 bomb-disarming robots, while an Arizona sheriff is now the proud owner of a surplus Army tank.
The flood of money opened to local police after 9/11, but slowed slightly in recent years. Still, the Department of Homeland Security awarded more than $2 billion in grants to local police in 2011, and President Obama’s 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contributed an additional half-billion dollars.
Law enforcement officials say the armored vehicles, assault weapons, and combat uniforms used by their officers provide a public safety benefit beyond their advertised capabilities, creating a sort of “shock and awe” experience they hope will encourage suspects to surrender more quickly.
“The only time I hear the complaint of ‘God, you guys look scary’ is if the incident turns out to be nothing,” says West Hartford, Conn., Police Lt. Jeremy Clark, who organizes an annual SWAT competition.
A grainy YouTube video from one of Clark’s recent competitions shows just how far the police transformation has come, displaying officers in battle fatigues, helmets, and multi-pocketed vests storming a hostile scene. One with a pistol strapped to his hip swings a battering ram into a door. A colleague lobs a flash-bang grenade into a field. Another officer, holding a pistol and wearing a rifle strapped to his back, peeks cautiously inside a bus.
The images unfold to the pulsing, ominous soundtrack of a popular videogame, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Though resembling soldiers in a far-flung war zone, the stars of this video are Massachusetts State Police troopers.
The number of SWAT teams participating in Clark’s event doubled to 40 between 2004 and 2009 as Homeland’s police funding swelled. The competition provides real-life scenarios for training, and Clark believes it is essential, because he fears many SWAT teams are falling below the 16 hours of minimum monthly training recommended by the National Tactical Officers Association.
“Luck is not for cops. Luck is for drunks and fools,” Clark said, explaining his devotion to training.
One beneficiary of Homeland’s largesse are military contractors, who have found a new market for their wares and sponsor training events like the one Clark oversees in Connecticut or a similar Urban Shield event held in California.
Special ops supplier Blackhawk Industries, founded by a former Navy SEAL, was among several Urban Shield sponsors this year. Other sponsors for such training peddle wares like ThunderSledge breaching tools for smashing open locked or chained doors, Lenco Armored Vehicles bulletproof box trucks, and KDH Defense Systems’s body armor.
“As criminal organizations are increasingly armed with military-style weapons, law enforcement operations require the same level of field-tested and combat-proven protection used by soldiers and Marines in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other high-risk locations,” boasts an Oshkosh Corp. brochure at a recent police seminar, where the company pitched its “tactical protector vehicle.”
The trend shows no sign of abating. The homeland security market for state and local agencies is projected to reach $19.2 billion by 2014, up from an estimated $15.8 billion in fiscal 2009, according to the Homeland Security Research Corp.
The rise of equipment purchases has paralleled an apparent increase in local SWAT teams, but reliable numbers are hard to come by. The National Tactical Officers Association, which provides training and develops SWAT standards, says it currently has about 1,650 team memberships, up from 1,026 in 2000.
Many of America’s newly armed officers are ex-military veterans from the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan. Charles Ramsey, who was police chief in Washington, D.C., on 9/11, upgraded the weaponry when he moved to Philadelphia in 2008. Today, some 1,500 Philly beat cops are trained to use AR-15 assault rifles.
“We have a lot of people here, like most departments, who are ex-military,” Ramsey says. “Some people are very much into guns and so forth. So it wasn’t hard to find volunteers.”
Some real-life episodes, however, are sparking a debate about whether all that gear also creates a more militarized mind-set for local police that exceeds their mission or risks public safety.
In one case, dozens of officers in combat-style gear raided a youth rave in Utah as a police helicopter buzzed overhead. An online video shows the battle-ready team wearing masks and brandishing rifles as they holler for the music to be shut off and pin partygoers to the ground.
And Arizona tactical officers this year sprayed the home of ex-Marine Jose Guerena with gunfire as he stood in a hallway with a rifle that he did not fire. He was hit 22 times and died. Police had targeted the man’s older brother in a narcotics-trafficking probe, but nothing illegal was found in the younger Guerena’s home, and no related arrests had been made months after the raid.
In Maryland, officials finally began collecting data on tactical raids after police in 2008 burst into the home of a local mayor and killed his two dogs in a case in which the mayor’s home was used as a dropoff for drug deal. The mayor’s family had nothing to do with criminal activity.
Such episodes and the sheer magnitude of the expenditures over the last decade raise legitimate questions about whether taxpayers have gotten their money’s worth and whether police might have assumed more might and capability than is necessary for civilian forces.
“With local law enforcement, their mission is to solve crimes after they’ve happened, and to ensure that people’s constitutional rights are protected in the process,” says Jesselyn McCurdy, senior legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. “The military obviously has a mission where they are fighting an enemy. When you use military tactics in the context of law enforcement, the missions don’t match, and that’s when you see trouble with the overmilitarization of police.”
The upgrading of local police nonetheless continues. Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio now claims to operate his own air armada of private pilots—dubbed Operation Desert Sky—to monitor illegal border crossings, and he recently added a full-size surplus Army tank. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly boasted this fall he had a secret capability to shoot down an airliner if one threatened the city again. And the city of Ogden, Utah, is launching a 54-foot, remote-controlled “crime-fighting blimp” with a powerful surveillance camera.
Back in Fargo, nearby corn and soybean farmer Tim Kozojed supports the local police but questions whether the Homeland grants have been spent wisely. ”I’m very reluctant to get anxious about a terrorist attack in North Dakota,” Kozojed, 31, said. “Why would they bother?”

UPDATE:

You absolutely need to watch these videos!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgb8EfYbhXE&feature=related


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Chanukah Sameach - may this Chanukah bring us final victory over our enemies!

  "First we buy up both parties.." - Netanyahu, Barak, bought up.."- 

"Then we instate martial law..." - Barak learned his lesson well in Washington last week -.

  Bibi and Barak lighting the Chanukah Menorah while threatening settlers in the Shomron; their Menorah lighting reminds me of the Menorah lit in the White House - it has about the same value...

Alex Jones featured here today, as he exposes how all this is coming from the UN, etc. Tyranny is the same everywhere. The U.N. and whoever is giving it orders needs to be smashed, pulverized into oblivion.

May this Chanukah finally bring us victory over our bitter enemies!

Chanukah Sameach.

First:

Obama to meet with Ehud Barak

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (JTA) – Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak will meet with President Obama on Friday morning, acording to sources.
The meeting will come shortly before President Obama's address Friday afternoon to the biennial conference of the Union for Reform Judaism, which is being held in nearby National Harbor, Md.
In an address Thursday night to the organization, Barak said it’s important not to remove any option from the table when it comes to Iran. Barak also praised Obama for opposing Iran’s quest for nuclear capability and said U.S.-Israel defense cooperation is stronger than ever.
"The unshakable bonds between Israel and America and their respective defense establishments under the guiding hand of President Barack Obama are stronger and deeper than ever and we are very thankful and appreciative of that," he said.
Barak also alluded to the controversy over proposed Knesset bills that critics say would undermine Israeli democracy by targeting certain NGOs and minority groups.
“Homefront peace includes the maintenance of our liberal democracy where the rule of the majority will never be at the expense of the rights of the minority,” Barak said.
“I will stand rock solid against any attempt to curb freedoms or undermine our democracy,” he said. “The only Jewish democratic state in the world must remain exactly that, a Jewish and a democratic state.”
He also said American Jews should not shy away from expressing their opinions about internal Israeli matters. “Your presence and voice is essential to our decision-making. It gives us all one more perspective,” Barak said. “We welcome the debate and highly value your input in our internal debate in Israel.”

Second:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx2-hIm4-KM&feature=related





Third: 



Kislev 24, 5772, 20/12/11 06:49

Netanyahu: "We Won't Accept Casualties"

Prime Minister Netanyahu played to the cameras at the Ephraim Brigade headquarters, where he took a hard line on "Israeli outlaws."
Gavriel Queenann
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barack on Teusday visited the Ephraim Brigade headquarters in Samaria to light the first Hannukah candle this year.
During the visit Barak and Netanyahu were accompanied by Judea and Samaria Battalion commander Shai Avital and Ephraim Brigade commander Colonel Ron Kahane.
The event – staged for the media – comes after last Monday's riot at the base in which angry Jewish youths clashed with soldiers after hearing reports the brigade had been ordered to demolish Jewish in Ramat Gilad during the night - which later proved accurate. According to security officials the youth threw stones and Molotov cocktails at IDF vehicles.
A report in the Hebrew Makor Rishon on Friday, Minister Benny Begin had worked out the deal to avoid the demolitions, but Barak had decided to reject it – and raced to demolish the site.
After last week’s tensions the deal – which would move the disputed structures several dozen meters in exchange for government recognition as a new neighborhood of Karnei Shomron - is reportedly once again in the works.
Before meeting with the brigade’s soldiers for the lighting ceremony Netanyahu was briefed on several incidents in which sector commanders and soldiers have allegedly been attacked by – in the words of senior officers and security officials – “Israeli outlaws.”
Netanyahu told the officers present he was trying to make it easier for them to cope with disturbances in Judea and Samaria and reiterated he approved a series of security protocols targeting nationalist protesters in the region.
He also repeated his now honed mantra, "unless we stop it now, it will spread."
"Even a small spot can stain a white shirt," Netanyahu said. "This was a stain on democracy and the rule of law. But it was also a stain on a great public - the residents here - who are hurt by this lawlessness."
"I am glad to oppose this lawlessness," he added.
Meeting with the soldiers of the brigade Netanyahu said, "we can not accept casualties - not among the IDF, border police, Arabs, or Jews."
A senior official in Samaria who asked to remain anonymous expressed concern over Netanyahu's remarks to Arutz Sheva.
"Netanyahu and Barak are joining the festival of incitement against the entire settlement community, as was done recently by the leftists and the media," he said. "It only makes matters worse."
Netanyahu previously stated he did not believe the riot at the Ephraim Brigade headquarters was representative of the Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria, saying those behind it represented "an extremist fringe."
Community leaders and rabbis in Judea and Samaria broadly condemned the incident calling it "shameful and disgraceful," but some say the residents of Judea and Samaria were not responsible and have nothing to apologize - and are falling into a media trap by doing so.
A delegation of rabbis from the Samaria Rabbinical Council led by Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar last week issued a statement that harming IDF soldiers was "a grave sin." They also called on the government to stop using the IDF - the people's army - to settle domestic political disputes where no national consensus exists.
However, while the incident itself has been almost universally condemned by leaders in Judea and Samaria, there have also been accusations security officials have blown the incident out of proportion for cynical ends.


Troubling to say the least - from Zerohedge, a usually reliable website; I really haven't looked into this; but if even half of it is true, folks, .....



It sounds like the Catholic church to me; it has the smell, the stench of the Inquisition, the feel of feudal law, of serfs of old; medieval Europe is waking up; is this the Holy Roman Empire revisited? And who are those ESM members anyway? Maybe you can enlighten me on this, I just discovered this video at 3: 00 AM, and it is very, very late.

PS: the video came with the following text:


Three years ago, Congress balked at the mere thought of giving Hank Paulson's (so lovingly portrayed in Andrew Ross Sorkin's straight to HBO Too Big To Fail) proposed TARP, which came in an "exhaustive" 3 page term sheet with limited bailout powers however with virtually unlimited waivers and supervision, and voted it down leading to one of the biggest market collapses in history. Curiously, a more careful look through Europe's €500 billion (oddly enough almost the same size as America's $700 billion TARP) European 
Stability Mechanism or ESM, reveals that in preparing the terms and conditions of the ESM, Europe may have laid precisely the same Easter Egg that Paulson did with TARP, but failed. Because at its core, the ESM is like a TARP... on steroids. It is a potentially unlimited liquidity conduit (only contingent on how much cash Germany wants to allocate to it - which in turn means how much cash Germany is willing to let the ECB print), with no supervisory checks and balances embedded, and even worse with no explicit or implicit liability clauses - in essence it is a carte blanche for its owners to do as they see fit without any form of regulation. As the following brief but must watch video explains, the ESM "is an organization that can sue us, but is immune from any forms of prosecution and whose managers enjoy the same immunity; there are no independent reviewers and no existing laws apply; governments can not take action against it? Europe's national budgets in the hands of one single unelected intergovernmental organization? Is that the future of Europe? Is that the new EU? A Europe devoid of sovereign democracies?" Ironically even America's feeble and corrupt Congress stopped a version of TARP that demanded far less from the taxpaying citizens. Yet somehow, Europe has completely let this one slip by. Is it simply to continue the illusion of the insolvent Walfare State for a continent habituated by zombifying socialism, or is Europe by now just too afraid and too tired to say anything against its eurocrat class? One thing is certain: when the people voluntarily give up on democracy, out of sheer laziness or any other reason, the historical outcomes are always all too tragic.
 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/video-explanation-how-esm-europes-uber-tarp-steroids

UPDATE:

I had a chance to look into it a little bit: indeed, it is for real, but according to Wikipedia not to be instated until July 2012... and who is behind it but GERMANY, of course?! So I was right, this is part and parcel of the wishing to be reborn 'Holy' Roman Empire. As someone aptly commented: " Zieg Heil.".

Now the big question is, will Europe last that long? It seems that there are two conflicting and powerful forces at work here: on one hand the implacable, cruel, despotic hand of Rome; on the other hand, Hashem's hand, which B"H will save us from these beasts... if commentators are correct and we indeed have entered the long-awaited End of Days.



And as an encore: it's curtains for Greece, on Chanukah!


 ( Remind me, wasn't it the Greek Empire that challenged God's law in Jerusalem at the time of Chanukah? Don't mess with our Temple, by now the lesson should be clear to all. Hey, Rome, you're next!)

Greek Budget Deficit To Pass 10% Of GDP, Country Stops Most Cash Outlays

From ZeroHedge as well:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/greek-budget-deficit-pass-10-gdp-country-stops-most-cash-outlays

While European banks may or may not succeed in delaying the inevitable unwind of the Eurozone by a month or two, the European credit catastrophe is taking on a grotesque form, first in Greece, where following news that the budget deficit will soar past an unprecedented 10% of GDP, the Greek government has halted virtually all cash outflows. Ekathimerini reports that "The government has decided to stop tax returns and other obligation payments to enterprises, salary workers and pensioners." In other words, the entire government has now virtually halted one half of its operations - the outlays - as the country reverts even more to its status as European bank debt slave, in perpetuity, or until the country breaks away from the Eurozone and reinstitutes the Drachma (which as Zero Hedge pointed out first in August, continues to trade When Issued at various desks) whichever comes first.
From Ekathimerini:
The Finance Ministry is desperately seeking ways to contain the fiscal deficit that has swollen due to additional grants to social security funds totaling 0.5-0.9 percent of GDP and due to the lagging of public revenues in the year’s first 11 months.

Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos and his alternate, Filippos Sachinidis, met on Monday with the other high-level ministry officials and agreed to issue an order to the country’s tax authorities to immediately stop paying tax returns to taxpayers, companies and state suppliers.

They also decided to promote a new regulation at the start of 2012 allowing for old debts to be paid in 60 installments, at a minimum sum of 300 euros each, in an effort to bring more revenues into the state coffers.

Provisional figures for the first 10 days of December showed that public revenues remained at low levels, although a pleasant surprise came in the form of the special property tax paid through electricity bills. This revenue has exceeded expectations, although a share of that will have to be returned owing to errors made in calculating the tax for certain property owners.
As a result we are about to get, you guessed it, another downward growth revision. We have lost count how many there have been in the past year alone.
Under these circumstances, state revenues are expected to lag the
revised target for 2011 by a considerable 1.5 billion euros at least,
while the excess on the expenditure side will be calculated after the
amount granted to the social security funds is established.
In conclusion, even Greece now admits terminal failure:
The only way to reduce the damage done to the 2011 budget by
insufficient revenues is through further cuts to the Public Investment
Program, but even then the deficit will be impossible to bring below 10
percent of GDP.

Sachinidis admitted in Parliament yesterday that
both the government and its creditors have failed in their estimates for
Greece’s macroeconomics this year, saying that this was also down to
the financial program followed
.
And while the next depoit update from the Bank of Greece will confirm the domestic bank run is soaring, and the country's financial system is a hollow shell, none of this matters any more: Greece is now officially bankrupt in all but name. At this point the best the banking cartel is to hope to bleed the country dry for a few more months before the people finally revolt at which point all bets are off.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Very well said! Shabbat Shalom


Kislev 20, 5772, 16/12/11 05:17
Get the Settlers

It is a crime to throw rocks at soldiers. But it is even worse to destroy Jewish homes in the Land of Israel, to drive families out of their homes and to decimate synagogues.
From Moshe Feiglin
Note: This article was written after a government attempt to destroy the Ramat Gilad neighborhood and the violence that ensued.
It is wrong to throw rocks at IDF soldiers. We must do all that we can to uproot this phenomenon. But the mad witch hunt that has raged this week has nothing to do with concern for and loyalty to the IDF.

Every Friday for years, leftist demonstrators would gather near the Arab village of Bil'ain. They would routinely throw rocks at the soldiers there.
One Border Policeman lost his eye as a result. Other soldiers were seriously injured.
But it did not interest the media. Nobody stuck a microphone into the face of Amos Oz or any other leftist High Priest to ask how those weeds had grown up in their garden. The wife of the Border Policeman who lost his eye didn't get any air time, the general did not pontificate about hatred the likes of which he had never seen, the Chief of Staff did not give interviews, Fuad did not call upon the IDF to shoot Jewish protesters, nobody declared that the anarchists are a terror organization and the Prime Minister did not convene an emergency Knesset committee meeting. None of that at all.

Why not? Because the protesters in Bil'ain come from the same social and ideological milieu as the media. Why create a scandal against themselves? Why make people feel disgust for your own ideology?

In other words, the mad witch hunt raging now in Israel has nothing to do with honesty. The hands holding the microphones are truly not clean, and those who have rushed to condemn the rock throwing at IDF soldiers played into the media's hands and fanned the flames. We are experiencing untamed political incitement under the guise of patriotism.
I am willing to bet that the settlers have a much higher percentage of sons in the army than Israel's broadcasters and they surely are as concerned for their welfare as are the talking heads.


The youth of Judea, Samaria and Gaza have grown up into a reality in which the state and the army persecute them and destroy their homes.
It would be easy to stop the "price tag operations" if we would really want to face the truth: The youth of Judea, Samaria and Gaza have grown up into a reality in which the state and the army persecute them and destroy their homes. In other words, the state and the army have effectively turned themselves into the enemy. These youths have grown up into a reality in which they have no human rights; a reality in which Peace Now, the State's Attorney and the High Court urge the IDF and the police to attack them; a reality in which the media insult and abuse them and the rabbis condemn them; a reality that pushes them far into a corner where they can try to defend themselves.
This is the reality of our 14 year olds. What is Israeli society so surprised about?

We must keep in mind that the rock attack on the soldiers took place on the backdrop of the bulldozers on their way to destroy Ramat Gilad, a neighborhood built on private Jewish property, authorized by former PM Sharon as part of a master plan to build 185 housing units there. The agricultural lands in the neighborhood have been worked for 29 years.
No Arab has ever challenged Jewish ownership of the lands. According to the Ottoman law, which still applies today in Judea and Samaria, everything about the neighborhood is strictly kosher. Nevertheless, new bylaws have been put into place, relevant only to Jews to make the neighborhood "illegal". Barak wasted no time and sent in the bulldozers.

It is a crime to throw rocks at soldiers. But it is even worse to destroy Jewish homes in the Land of Israel, to drive families out of their homes and to decimate synagogues.
A small time criminal works against the law. But a big-time criminal works within the law. Usually, he wears a uniform.
The government can quickly enact the legislation necessary to legalize the outposts and to restore the political commissars of the "justice system" to their natural size. If no major crimes will be perpetrated in the name of the law, there won't be any small crimes either, and peace and truth will reign once more.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bibi finally showing his true colors. Interesting that a military dictatorship should've been declared simultaneously in the U.S. and in Israel, in an obviously coordinated fashion. I guess they don't like to see their financial basis evaporate, do they.



...Since the Attorney General said there is nothing wrong with this picture, just as well post it.....
 http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2011/11/attorney-generals-office-says.html

Incidentally, MARTIAL LAW was officially declared at the U.N. in Geneva  in June 2009, for all U.N. member states and by definition, simply by declaration of a pandemic - remember the H1N1 hysteria???.... So, if you wonder where this simultaneous development is coming from, don't seek too far: I guess they were waiting for the proper signal; the Euro crashing must have been it. Order given. Watch for similar developments in other countries too. They had it planned all along. If you ever questioned whether Bibi is a NWO member or not, I guess you got your answer today. Thanks, brother of Yoni Netanyahu, your brother must be really proud of you today!

Actually, you don't need to put him in a Nazi uniform: his nasty, contorted features speak for themselves; the mask is off.

 

 

 

    Submitted by Tyler Durden on 12/14/2011 - 19:00 Barack Obama John McCain national security Reuters White House
    Congress just passed the National Defense Authorization Act in a 283-to-136 vote. 190 Republicans and 93 Democrats voted for; 43 Republicans and 93 Democrats voted "against." Prepare to be arrested, without charge, if someone believes believe you engage in "terroristy" stuff. Good luck proving them wrong.
    http://www.zerohedge.com/


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    Dec 13 (1 day ago)




    More on the bill passed by the US Senate last week that would authorize the military to arrest and detain indefinitely any person anywhere in the world, with no charges and no trial with only one military hearing to determine that they suspect that person of being a terrorist, which the bill does not define.

    People have characterized this as a "police state." Not precisely. It makes the US a military dictatorship. The military would define "terrorist" and "terrorism." The military would decide who is probably a terrorist and would be the one to conclude that the person is a terrorist in fact. The military would be, not only judge, jury and jailer. It would also be the legislator who defines the crime. If you want to see who Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, thinks might be a terrorist, look at this and this which includes groups opposed to abortion and immigration, as well as returning soldiers from combat overseas. The State Department lists as a foreign terrorist organization at least one organization (Kahane Chai) which is so classified solely for what it has said and not for what it has done.

    That is not all. If the President were to call a judge and tell him that the President wants a person convicted, the judge can tell him that he, the judge, is in charge of the trial and does not answer to the President. But the President is Commander in Chief of the military. If he calls a military tribunal and orders it to convict, it is an order from their Commander in Chief.

    Sadly, this bill has already been passed in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives with nary a whimper by a 322-96 vote.
    Only six Republicans voted No. Like I have pointed out, electing Republicans is not enough. The established leadership of both parties has to be thrown out and the parties reconstituted in the Constitutional mold. No other has ever been agreed upon. It has been distorted and perverted, it is true, but only by stealth, taking advantage of people's ignorance. No other mold has ever been consciously agreed upon.

    This measure unites Americans of [almost] all political stripes. It puts the ACLU and the John Birch Society on  the same side of the issue. That's pretty impressive. As someone said, this is not a liberal thing or a conservative thing. This is an American thing.

    Do Republicans who voted for this bill really trust Obama with that kind of power? Would Democrats who voted for the bill trust George Bush with that power? Do they know who the President will be in five years? Ten years? Thirty years? Why did they enact it?

    There is not much time, citizens. Both houses of Congress agree with the thrust of the bill. They only need to conform their two drafts and enact the exact same bill. Pressure has to be brought immediately or America will become a military dictatorship. It will still have a very convincing democratic facade but it will be just that, a facade. Here is something to urge your Congressional representatives to do. And if they won't do it, they are derelict in their duty to defend the Constitution of the United States and their defeat for reelection should be a foregone conclusion. In fact, anyone who voted for this blatantly fascistic measure should be recalled at once...in my onionion, of course.

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    • PM Approves New Security Measures in Judea and Samaria

    Publish: 12/14/2011, 9:12 PM


    Prime Minister Netanyahu approved new security measures for dealing with disturbances in Judea and Samaria.
    Gavriel Queenann


    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday accepted the recommendations of Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch and Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman for dealing with disturbances in Judea and Samaria.
    The ministers formulated the recommendations after meeting with ISA, IDF, Israel Police and State Attorney's Office teams, which were:
    1. The immediate issuing of administrative detention orders against rioters;
    2. Immediately increasing the number of those barred from various areas;
    3. Trying rioters in military courts;
    4. Giving IDF soldiers the authority to detain people; and
    5. Increasing both the number of special ISA, Israel Police, IDF and State Attorney's Office investigation teams and the resources for investigations.
    However, Netanyahu rejected the recommendation that 'rioters' be classified as terrorists.
    The recommendations come one day after an emergency cabinet meeting was convened to discuss a riot by some 50 angry Jewish youth at the Ephraim Brigade headquarters late Monday, during which the rioters clashed with soldiers and hurled Molotov cocktails and stones at IDF vehicles.
    In a separate incident on Monday the commander of the Ephraim Brigade, Col. Ron Kahane, was injured when stones were thrown at his vehicle. Netanyahu vowed to stop violence directed at the IDF.
    Prime Minister Netanyahu told reporters, "Those who raise a hand against IDF soldiers or Israel Police personnel will be punished severely.  Those who rioted at the IDF Ephraim Brigade base are like those who riot in Bilin."
    "It is important to me to emphasize that this is a small group that does not represent the public that lives in Judea and Samaria, who are loyal to the state and its laws and who condemn the rioting," Netanyahu added.
    The incident has been overwhelmingly condemned by community leaders and rabbis in Judea and Samaria who described the riot as "shameful and disgraceful."
    Also on Wednesday a delegation of Rabbis from Samaria led by Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar met with Kahane and his officers to express their solidarity with the IDF. During the meeting they unequivocally stated attacks on IDF personnel were a grave sin proscribed by the Torah.
    However, they also criticized Israel's political echelon for using the IDF – the army of the people – to settle internal political disputes.
    During 2005 disengagement from Gaza observers predicted that using the IDF to destroy Jewish communities would estrange idealistic young people from the IDF due to shock at seeing soldiers execute orders that destroyed their lives and ran counter to national interests.
    Many of the young people became convinced that the peaceful, quiet protests that preceded the disengagement were a tactical mistake, because the government ignored them, although hundreds of thousands of Israelis took to the streets against the disastrous move.
    Despite this, youth in Judea and Samaria continue to enlist in the IDF at a disproportionately high rate compared to their peers in other segments of society.
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    Thursday, December 8, 2011

    Oh, how much Europe deserves everything it is getting, and more. And Rome is about to get it too; how we still don't know, but it's coming all right. Time to pay the piper; or Divine Justice, as we like to call it.

    Thanks to C.

    How the Catholic Church Sheltered Nazi War Criminals
    Redacted from an astounding in-depth, painfully factual expose’
    By Kevin J. Madigan
    Complete article available from COMMENTARY, December, 2011
    http://israel-commentary.org/?p=2283
    SHORTLY AFTER THE END of the Second World War, an Austrian, Franz Stangl wandered into Rome looking for a Catholic prelate. He needed the help of a bishop he thought was named Hudal. After a short walk, the Austrian arrived at the episcopal residence he was seeking. “You must be Franz Stangl”  the bishop said, warmly holding out both his hands. “I  was expecting you.”
    Stangl had been commandant of the Sobibor and Treblinka concentration camps. Wanted for the murder of nearly a million Jews, he was desperately seeking to escape the clutches  of Allied forces justice.  He had come to the right man. Bishop Alois Hudal (1885-1963) was rector of a college in Rome known as the “Anima,” a seminary for German-speaking priests. He was also a profound sympathizer with National Socialism  and dedicated to extending papal charity to Nazi war criminals. After finding Stangl a job at the German College, the bishop eventually supplied him with travel documents, a steamer  ticket, and a factory job in Syria. Later, Stangl was extradicted to Brazil, where he would bring his wife and family.
    While it would be consoling to suppose this act of benevolence was an isolated incident, in the deliverance of ex-Nazis, SS men, and known criminals, it  was repeated hundreds of times by prelates and priests. Their actions were not only known to diplomats in the highest echelons of the Catholic hierarchy, they were morally and financially supported by them—and, horrifyingly, supported by unknowing American Catholics and some of their all-to-knowing leaders.
    With so much attention given to the conduct during the Shoah of the Catholic Church, the Vatican, and Pius XII, there has been little attention paid to the social role played by men like Hudal in the immediate aftermath of the war. As it happens, a recently published book by another Austrian, the brilliant young scholar Gerald Steinacher, lays out in powerful detail, how and why the Catholic church, through its personnel, financing, and aid from institutions, committees, and priests, protected Nazi war criminals.
    The Catholic priests and prelates who helped spring the Nazis were part of an organization called the Vatican Relief Commission (Pontificia Commissione di Assistenza, or PCA). They supplied invaluable, indeed, crucial aid in sheltering Nazi war criminals, SS men, and ordinary Nazis. Steinacher tells us that the PCA viewed itself as a sort of papal mercy program for National Socialists and Fascists. The most stunning, and well-supported, claim in Steinacher’s book is that enthusiasm for the general mission of the PCA went to the very top of the Vatican hierarchy. “Pope Pius XII supported this aid organization whole-heartedly,”
    By far the most influential figure of the National Welfare Conference that supplied the major portion of funds was the redoubtable archbishop of New York, Cardinal Francis Spellman. Spellman was a close confidant of the pope and owed the pontiff for a major boost up the ecclesiastical career ladder. This debt he paid back with munificent contributions to the organization that would free the  Pontif’s beloved Germans.  Spellman directed the flow of money from the United States into the Vatican coffers.
    Among the men aided by Catholic prelates, diplomats, and priests, and supported by papal funding, was not only Stangl but Auschwitz “doctor” Josef Mengele, who was already wanted (according to a contemporary warrant) for “mass murder and other crimes.”  Also supported was Adolf Eichmann, the SS lieutenant colonel and the principal organizer of the Holocaust.
    Authors Gerald Steinacher and David Cymet emphasize that not only Germans and Austrians were aided by the Catholic organizers of the so-called rat-line. Cymet estimates that some 30,000 Croatian Ustashis and roughly a similar number of Slovak Hlinkas, nominal Catholics, all were hurried along the rat-line with the help of Catholic clerics.
    STEINACHER is not much interested in the controversial issues surrounding Pius XII, but Cymet emphatically is. He is also quite angry with Pius’s defenders. Indeed, the title of his book, History vs. Apologetics, says it all. What Pius’s defenders are doing, in Cymet’s view, can be classified as apologetics, in the cruder sense of the word. But Cymet goes much further in his criticism of the untruths and deception expressed in the writings of those who would vindicate Pius XII. Cymet finds it reprehensible, first of all, that Pius, who acted neutrally during the war and never intervened vigorously on behalf of victims of the Shoah, actually sought leniency after the war for Einsatzgruppen and death-camp commanders. According to the private diaries of Muench, who was his personal representative in occupied Germany, Pius sought pardons for Einsatzkommando Otto Ohiendor, a close associate of Hummer. Cymet rightly calls this “one of the saddest chapters of his postwar activities.”
    The second issue was Pius’s heartless intransigence in preventing Jewish war orphans, many of whom had been baptized for protection (and many, less nobly, for the purpose of being saved in a religious sense), from being released from Catholic institutions and individuals after the war’s end. In stories that appallingly resemble the heartbreaking case from the 19th century of Edgardo Mortara,* we hear, to our amazement, Pius’s refusing to allow any child who had been baptized to return to his Jewish parents or to parties who “had no right to them”—that is, to Jewish organizations requesting the care of these children.
    We are indebted to Steinacher and Cymet for bringing this shameful record  to the light of day. As is now painfully obvious, the very top of the Catholic Church, in the postwar years, cared more about the perpetrators of  the atrocity than thir countlesss victims. Hardly a priest can be identified in the PCA who was his Jewish Brother’s keeper. For the mortal sins of its priests, for the monstrous evil of which they were guilty in collaborating with Nazi male factors, the church wll bear an ugly blemish, one that no amount of extenuation or special pleading can erase.
    KEVIN J. MADIGAN is Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Harvard. He is the author, with Jon Levenson, o/Resurrection: The Power of God for Christians and Jews (Yale University Press, 2008). His last article for COMMENTARY, “Two Popes, One Holocaust,” appeared in the December 2010 issue.

    This entry was posted by Jerome S. Kaufman on December 8, 2011.

    ... Yes, and now Europe is getting it all right. So well deserved. Let it burn, let if fall off the cliff, by all means.


    Listen guys and gals, it seems everything is about to fall apart, very, very soon. Actually, maybe even in the next few days.



    B"H

    To all,

    According to some pretty smart people in the financial world, things are looking very bad. There is also, of course, the blog End of Days, which explains all this from a mystical point of view. But even if you are the most skeptical, unbelieving person in the world, you cannot avoid facing reality. And reality, in Europe, is: SH.T IS HITTING THE FAN. Domino effect, escalation, feedback loop, it has been described in so many words, but the bottom line is this: banks are in deep, deep trouble. And most of the world's banking system is interconnected, including in the US. So trouble there means trouble here. And in other places too. Including in Israel for now.

    I am too tired right now to find the links, so please take my word for it: the general tone of the warnings is:

    BE READY!

    HAVE FOOD, WATER, NECESSITIES ON HAND

    TAKE ENOUGH CASH OUT OF THE BANK SO IF YOUR BANK CRASHES, OR CLOSES ITS DOORS, FOR WHO KNOWS HOW MUCH TIME, YOU WON'T BE LEFT DESTITUTE.

    If those predictions are wrong, you can always put your money back where it came from. But meanwhile it might save your life!

    Good night, and may God watch over all of us in His great kindness.

    DS


    UPDATE,  Thursday, December 8th: See next post for video.




    Tuesday, December 6, 2011

    Rings a bell? Reminds you of any particular case you can think of, here or there? No comment necessary.

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/12/the-real-reason-for-obamas-threat-to-veto-the-indefinite-detention-bill-hint-its-not-to-protect-liberty.html

    PS: I am trying to test the system, to see if all your comments are reaching my e-mail box. Please post your comments on the CHAT window on the right for a few days instead of the regular venue. I will then post them myself. This is temporary.

    Thanks for your cooperation.

    DS