In what must surely rate as one of the Western leaders’ most perverse weeks since the end of World War II, further economic sanctions have been imposed on Russia while the death toll in Israel’s Gaza genocide topped 1,000 innocent civilians.
With all eyes on the United States, hoping to see a little political pressure to stop the slaughter of Palestinians, the White House moved only to replenish Israeli stockpiles of ammunition.
Questions must be answered, particularly by the German leadership, about their failure to confront this latest genocide in the Holy Land. Also, about Chancellor Merkel continuing to bankroll Ukraine's Nazi Pravy Sektor and neo-Nazi Svoboda parties who continue to hold key security and defense portfolios in her Brussels-backed Kiev government.
The two conflicts are intimately connected since the West's actions in Ukraine are widely seen to be a reaction to the Crimea-based Russian Black Sea fleet's support last summer for Syria, downing US or Israeli missiles bound for Damascus.
As the Israeli slaughter in Gaza continues unabated, former UK shadow Foreign Secretary Gerald Kaufman, himself Jewish, described again this week how his family were murdered by the Nazis in 1940. He was the only one to escape to England, while his grandmother was shot dead in her bed by a Nazi soldier. He puts it like this: “My grandmother did not die at the hands of the Nazis in order to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers.”
“A lot of Jewish people are ashamed of what the Israelis are doing,” Kaufman warns, and few except the Western media can have failed to notice that history is repeating itself, this time with the Muslims as the victims. The numbers dead since 2001 in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, the Muslim holocaust, known on the Western media as the “War on Terror” are generally estimated to be close to a million.
In the absence of verifiable figures some analysts do and some do NOT include deaths directly related to war deprivation. One writer who does, Gideon Polya from Australian Media With Conscience, puts the War on Terror death toll as high as 9 million. Whatever the true figure we are edging day-by-day toward the famous figure of 6 million Jews slaughtered by Hitler’s dark disciples.
Feeling the need to “do their bit,” another weapon in the racist arsenal, HSBC this week announced, with no good reason, that several Mosques and Muslim charities would have their bank accounts closed. After multibillion dollar fines for being caught laundering Mexican drug-money, this particularly nasty branch of Britain’s Islamophobic foreign policy only raises the question whether HSBC are leading or following MI5. They are certainly very close, with former Director General of Britain's Security Service Jonathan Evans one of the proudest new non-executive directors on the HSBC board.
These appalling moral failures to distinguish right from wrong in Ukraine and Gaza are both good and bad news. The good news is that an increasingly isolated US and EU leadership are spiraling further and further away from the public, whose electoral support they need to survive. The bad news is their bankster masters, with their “get out of jail free” cards, are not only winding up their clockwork politicians to bully anyone around the world – Ecuadorians, Venezuelans or Malaysians – who stand up for human rights, but they are also preparing to further subjugate their potentially troublesome domestic populations.
I’m not making any claims to know the future, but the West’s latest moves against Russia remind me we are led by sometimes reckless people and we live in a nuclear age. In 1962 we came within a whisker of annihilation over Cuba and the man who stopped it, John F. Kennedy, was rudely dispatched by his political opponents for his trouble. So whose finger hovers over the button now?
If there is an attempt to clamp those invisible leg-irons onto humanity then at least it cannot happen without loud voices calling out the evildoers for who they are. Nowadays the sound of fighter jets, sirens and drones overhead are the warning that death is on the march. Back in the Apostle John’s day it was the sound of horses' hooves that presaged armies on the move and struck fear into the hearts of ordinary people. Whether you take the Bible as anything but a fairytale, that’s the job of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. To make it absolutely clear, the tyranny of the empire of the old gods is entering its terminal phase.
Yes, they have armies of wage slaves they can reward, Pavlov's dog-like, through Aldous Huxley’s “internal coercion,” but what with the secret rebels and the outlaws to contend with at home, and hostile power blocs in other continents, they will have their work cut out in a fruitless effort to subjugate humanity.
And if you think the Bible’s anything to go by, the war and the crash will be the “birth pangs” of an altogether better world. The slavery of debt and the cults will be broken once and for all, and yes, after all their greed-fueled time and trouble, whether in 10 years’ time or 10,000, at last the truth will sit down in triumph.
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