As I was writing about the Saudi connection to US foreign policy, I was keenly aware that many Westerners think of Israel as having more clout in US affairs than Saudi, and to some extent they are right. The reason I focus so heavily on Saudi is that the petrodollar agreement signed in 1974 between Nixon and King Faisal is believed by the most prolific Western investors in Treasuries to be responsible for propping up the value of the US dollar. However, I showed here and here that the Saudi share of Treasury holdings amounts to only about one-fortieth of the value of the US sovereign debt and could not possibly have anywhere near the significance assigned to it. Certainly not enough to make US presidents bow to its kings and the US Congress, Senate and White House mould its foreign policy in the Saudis’ favour. So there is definitely something fishy going on here.
And indeed, US foreign policies favour not only the Saudis but also Israel, and roughly to the same extent. But does it not seem logical that the myth of the US-Saudi petrodollar agreement was no doubt crafted in large part for the purpose of pleasing Israel? Thus, the myth of the petrodollar agreement gave the policy makers in Washington and their Deep State drivers an excuse to forge policy that served the ulterior purpose of changing Western culture while extirpating Christianity from the Muslim world (as explained here and here). And whether or not you believe that this ulterior purpose really underlay the machinations of policy makers, you will admit it was indeed implemented and was fulfilled to a t, as witnessed by the enormous exodus of Christians from the Middle East and Kosovo and the waves of mass immigration of Muslims to Europe as a result of US-instigated or US-waged wars.
Just one of myriad examples of the enormous power wielded by Israel is the fact that this country, which boasts of being the “only democracy in the Middle East,” has an official Military Censor, of which the Jerusalem Post wrote:
“The Israeli military censor banned the publication of 271 articles in 2017 and partially or fully redacted another 2,087 news stories that had been submitted for review.”
But Israel has a long arm and its censorship also extends to other parts of the world, including the “Land of the Free,” as shown here and here (we would encourage you to click on the latter link and also to click on the link to the video embedded in the article it will bring up). In fact, many Westerners who have sought to expose Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians have been shut out of social media.
Counterpunch reports (my highlighting):
“In January of this year, MintPress News reported that Facebook spokespeople admitted that Facebook was deleting accounts, as directed by Israel and the United States. This was a natural outcome of meetings that Facebook had with some of the most extremist of Israeli officials, to establish which Facebook accounts of Palestinians and their supporters around the world were to be deleted.”
I was one of those whose pro-Palestine posts were eliminated from Twitter and I lost my account as a result. When I emailed the censor and asked why, the people behind the curtain simply sent me a list of Twitter’s rules. Which is like a prosecutor telling an accused that he violated the law and when the accused asks which one, the prosecutor sends him to the local law library and says “see for yourself.” When I asked which of the rules, I had violated, I got no further response. This total refusal to dialogue is reminiscent of the way the US and other Western governments treat foreign governments like Russia, calling it an “adversary,” blaming it for misdeeds without proof and then issuing sanctions against it.
But you know what? Censorship is a sign that the censor is incapable of debate under fair rules, and is losing the hearts and minds of the people it censors. When you can’t think of any way to defeat the truth through honest straightforward debate, you have already lost the debate and can only await the final collapse of the construct that you are defending based on ignorance of the public and information blackouts.
In the case of Palestine, the world now knows that the IDF has issued a shoot to kill order against unarmed Palestinian protesters. The Guardian was only one of many outlets to report on the IDF’s shoot to kill orders.
The Jerusalem Post reported on the IDF gleefully killing unarmed protesters and then cheering as the victims fell. The journalist quotes Israeli authorities endorsing this outright murder. The article closes:
“ ‘No wonder the soldiers behave this way when ministers, lawmakers, the media and public opinion are party to the jubilation at the mass killing of Palestinians in Gaza,’ Zahalka said.”
If it were not for the misreading of the Bible that holds Evangelicals in thrall to “Christian” Zionism, this apocalyptic nightmare would not be happening because while the US – the staunchest supporter of Israeli policies – rarely protests anything done by the Israeli government or military, this is an indirect result of a populace that believes that present day Israel is the one prophesied by Ezekiel – even though modern secular Israel in no way meets Ezekiel’s description of a people obedient to God. (If you wonder why I say this religiously based Zionism is based on a misreading of the Bible, see my straightforward explanation here).
The UN has issued more condemnations against Israel for human rights violations than against any other country since the all-white regime in South Africa fell. It is only a matter of time before the US joins the rest of the world in recognizing Israel's crimes.
Christians, it’s time for a frank, loving dialogue with our Jewish friends
“Christian” Zionists (about 80% of all Evangelicals) say they support Israel, but they do so out of fear, not love. Fear that God might withdraw His blessing. This is based on a misreading of the verse in Genesis referring to Abram, not to Israel. It is also based on a misreading of Ezekiel 37 prophesying the resurrection of Israel. Verse 24 of that chapter says the resurrected nation will be obedient to God. A Reuters poll shows that 60% of Israelis self-describe as “irreligious.” Ezekiel was obviously not talking about today’s Israel. That is where the whole construct collapses. But when Jesus said to Jerusalem “you will not see me again until you have said blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord,” He was sending a clear message to His followers to evangelize among the Jews – not send them arms to kill their neighbours. Today’s Evangelicals are too preoccupied with idolizing the secular, irreligious Israel and sending them arms to murder Palestinians to even think about evangelizing among them. This is the great sin of modern Evangelicals and if they truly loved the Jews they would not forsake this great commission.
Putinology 102. Israel sees the light
According to Bloomberg, a ranking Israeli official, has admitted the US is not “in the game” with regard to controlling Iran in Syria and that they are counting on Russia to handle the diplomatic dealing.
“The American part of the equation is to back us up,” but the U.S. currently “has almost no leverage on the ground,” Michael Oren, Netanyahu’s deputy minister for public diplomacy and a former ambassador to Washington, said in a phone interview Sunday. “America did not ante up in Syria. It’s not in the game.”