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Is The World in the Grasp of Souless Psychopathic Leaders? If so, What are the Implications?

http://dissidentvoice.org/2008/05/beware-the-psychopath-my-son/

Beware the Psychopath, My Son

by Clinton Callahan
May 12th, 2008

The following is largely extracted from two articles:

Twilight of the Psychopaths, by Dr. Kevin Barrett and The Trick of the Psychopath’s Trade by Silvia Cattori. Both articles are recommended. Both articles reference the book Political Ponerology: A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes, by Andrzej Lobaczewski. Cattori’s article is longer and includes an interview with the book’s editors, Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Henry See.

I make the effort to share this information because it gives me, at last, a plausible answer to a long-unanswered question: Why, no matter how much intelligent goodwill exists in the world, is there so much war, suffering and injustice? It doesn’t seem to matter what creative plan, ideology, religion, or philosophy great minds come up with, nothing seems to improve our lot. Since the dawn of civilization, this pattern repeats itself over and over again.

The answer is that civilization, as we know it, is largely the creation of psychopaths. All civilizations, our own included, have been built on slavery and mass murder. Psychopaths have played a disproportionate role in the development of civilization, because they are hard-wired to lie, kill, cheat, steal, torture, manipulate, and generally inflict great suffering on other humans without feeling any remorse, in order to establish their own sense of security through domination. The inventor of civilization — the first tribal chieftain who successfully brainwashed an army of controlled mass murderers — was almost certainly a genetic psychopath. Since that momentous discovery, psychopaths have enjoyed a significant advantage over non-psychopaths in the struggle for power in civilizational hierarchies — especially military hierarchies.

Behind the apparent insanity of contemporary history, is the actual insanity of psychopaths fighting to preserve their disproportionate power. And as their power grows ever-more-threatened, the psychopaths grow ever-more-desperate. We are witnessing the apotheosis of the overworld — the overlapping criminal syndicates that lurk above ordinary society and law just as the underworld lurks below it.

During the past fifty years, psychopaths have gained almost absolute control of all the branches of government. You can notice this if you observe carefully that no matter what illegal thing a modern politician does, no one will really take him to task. All of the so called scandals that have come up, any one of which would have taken down an authentic administration, are just farces played out for the public, to distract them, to make them think that the democracy is still working.

One of the main factors to consider in terms of how a society can be taken over by a group of pathological deviants is that the psychopaths’ only limitation is the participation of susceptible individuals within that given society. Lobaczewski gives an average figure for the most active deviants of approximately 6% of a given population. (1% essential psychopaths and up to 5% other psychopathies and characteropathies.) The essential psychopath is at the center of the web. The others form the first tier of the psychopath’s control system.

The next tier of such a system is composed of individuals who were born normal, but are either already warped by long-term exposure to psychopathic material via familial or social influences, or who, through psychic weakness have chosen to meet the demands of psychopathy for their own selfish ends. Numerically, according to Lobaczewski, this group is about 12% of a given population under normal conditions.

So approximately 18% of any given population is active in the creation and imposition of a Pathocracy. The 6% group constitutes the Pathocratic nobility and the 12% group forms the new bourgeoisie, whose economic situation is the most advantageous.

When you understand the true nature of psychopathic influence, that it is conscienceless, emotionless, selfish, cold and calculating, and devoid of any moral or ethical standards, you are horrified, but at the same time everything suddenly begins to makes sense. Our society is ever more soulless because the people who lead it and who set the example are soulless — they literally have no conscience.

In his book Political Ponerology, Andrej Lobaczewski explains that clinical psychopaths enjoy advantages even in non-violent competitions to climb the ranks of social hierarchies. Because they can lie without remorse (and without the telltale physiological stress that is measured by lie detector tests), psychopaths can always say whatever is necessary to get what they want. In court, for example, psychopaths can tell extreme bald-faced lies in a plausible manner, while their sane opponents are handicapped by an emotional predisposition to remain within hailing distance of the truth. Too often, the judge or jury imagines that the truth must be somewhere in the middle, and then issues decisions that benefit the psychopath. As with judges and juries, so too with those charged with decisions concerning who to promote and who not to promote in corporate, military and governmental hierarchies. The result is that all hierarchies inevitably become top-heavy with psychopaths. Since psychopaths have no limitations on what they can or will do to get to the top, the ones in charge are generally pathological. It is not power that corrupts, it is that corrupt individuals seek power.

How can we distinguish between psychopaths and healthy people? What is the portrait of a true psychopath?

Such a dangerous question has almost never been successfully asked. The reason is because we mistakenly confuse healthy for normal. Human psychological diversity is the health of our race. There is no normal because healthy humans continuously evolve beyond all normalizing standards. The terrorism of searching through hierarchies for anyone deviating from normal is no different from witch hunts or Inquisitions. You must remember that hierarchies thrive on such low dramas, torturing victims until they confess to evil beliefs. Not so long ago the church and state ongoingly acquired significant income and property through witch hunts and Inquisitions. This continued for over two hundred and fifty years. Ten generations of Europeans understood pogrom as normal life. Let us not return to that nightmare. Testing for normal is guaranteed to backfire in our face. There is no normal. But there is conscience.

We have very little empirical evidence to support the idea that true psychopathy is the result of an abused childhood, and much empirical evidence to support that it is genetic. The neurobiological model offers us the greatest hope of being able to identify even the most devious psychopath. Other recent studies lead to similar results and conclusions: that psychopaths have great difficulty processing verbal and nonverbal affective (emotional) material, that they tend to confuse the emotional significance of events, and most importantly, that these deficits show up in brain scans! A missing internal connection between the feeling heart and the thinking brain is detectable.

Psychopaths are incapable of authentic deep emotions. In fact, when Robert Hare, a Canadian psychologist who spent his career studying psychopathy, did brain scans on psychopaths while showing them two sets of words, one set of neutral words with no emotional associations and a second set with emotionally charged words, while different areas of the brain lit up in the non-psychopathic control group, in the psychopaths, both sets were processed in the same area of the brain, the area that deals with language. They did not have an emotional reaction until they intellectually concluded that it would be better if they had one, and then they whipped up an emotional response just for show.

The simplest, clearest and truest portrait of the psychopath is given in the titles of three seminal works on the subject: Without Conscience by Robert Hare, The Mask of Sanity by Hervey Cleckley, and Snakes in Suits by Robert Hare and Paul Babiak. A psychopath is exactly that: conscienceless. The most important thing to remember is that this lack of conscience is hidden from view behind a mask of normality that is often so convincing that even experts are deceived. As a result, psychopaths become the Snakes in Suits that control our world.

Psychopaths lack a sense of remorse or empathy with others. They can be extremely charming and are experts at using talk to charm and hypnotize their prey. They are also irresponsible. Nothing is ever their fault; someone else or the world at large is always to blame for all of their problems or their mistakes. Martha Stout, in her book The Sociopath Next Door, identifies what she calls the pity ploy. Psychopaths use pity to manipulate. They convince you to give them one more chance, and to not tell anyone about what they have done. So another trait — and a very important one — is their ability to control the flow of information.

They also seem to have little real conception of past or future, living entirely for their immediate needs and desires. Because of the barren quality of their inner life, they are often seeking new thrills, anything from feeling the power of manipulating others to engaging in illegal activities simply for the rush of adrenaline.

Another trait of the psychopath is what Lobaczewski calls their special psychological knowledge of normal people. They have studied us. They know us better than we know ourselves. They are experts in knowing how to push our buttons, to use our emotions against us. But beyond that, they even seem to have some sort of hypnotic power over us. When we begin to get caught up in the web of the psychopath, our ability to think deteriorates, gets muddied. They seem to cast some sort of spell over us. It is only later when we are no longer in their presence, out of their spell, that the clarity of thought returns and we find ourselves wondering how it was that we were unable to respond or counter what they were doing.

Psychopaths learn to recognize each other in a crowd as early as childhood, and they develop an awareness of the existence of other individuals similar to themselves. They also become conscious of being of a different world from the majority of other people surrounding them. They view us from a certain distance.

Think about the ramifications of this statement: Psychopaths are, to some extent, self-aware as a group even in childhood! Recognizing their fundamental difference from the rest of humanity, their allegiance would be to others of their kind, that is, to other psychopaths.

Their own twisted sense of honor compels them to cheat and revile non-psychopaths and their values. In contradiction to the ideals of normal people, psychopaths feel breaking promises and agreements is normal behavior.

Not only do they covet possessions and power and feel they have the right to them just because they exist and can take them, but they gain special pleasure in usurping and taking from others; what they can plagiarize, swindle, and extort are fruits far sweeter than those they can earn through honest labor. They also learn very early how their personalities can have traumatizing effects on the personalities of non-psychopaths, and how to take advantage of this root of terror for purposes of achieving their goals.

So now, imagine how human beings who are totally in the dark about the presence of psychopaths can be easily deceived and manipulated by these individuals, gaining power in different countries, pretending to be loyal to the local populations while at the same time playing up obvious and easily discernible physical differences between groups (such as race, skin color, religion, etc). Psychologically normal humans would be set against one another on the basis of unimportant differences (think of Rwanda 1994, think of Israelis and Palestinians) while the deviants in power, with a fundamental difference from the rest of us, a lack of conscience, an inability to feel for another human being, reaped the benefits and pulled the strings.

We are seeing the final desperate power-grab or endgame (Alex Jones) of brutal, cunning gangs of CIA drug-runners and President-killers; money-laundering international bankers and their hit-men — economic and otherwise; corrupt military contractors and gung-ho generals; corporate predators and their political enablers; brainwashers and mind-rapists euphemistically known as psy-ops and PR specialists — in short, the whole crew of certifiable psychopaths running our so-called civilization. And they are running scared.

Why does the Pathocracy fear it is losing control? Because it is threatened by the spread of knowledge. The greatest fear of any psychopath is of being found out.

Psychopaths go through life knowing that they are completely different from other people. Deep down they know something is missing in them. They quickly learn to hide their lack of empathy, while carefully studying others’ emotions so as to mimic normalcy while cold-bloodedly manipulating the normals.

Today, thanks to new information technologies, we are on the brink of unmasking the psychopaths and building a civilization of, by and for the healthy human being — a civilization without war, a civilization based on truth, a civilization in which the saintly few rather than the diabolical few would gravitate to positions of power. We already have the knowledge necessary to diagnose psychopathic personalities and keep them out of power. We have the knowledge necessary to dismantle the institutions in which psychopaths especially flourish — militaries, intelligence agencies, large corporations, and secret societies. We simply need to disseminate this knowledge, and the will to use it, as widely and as quickly as possible.

Until the knowledge and awareness of pathological human beings is given the attention it deserves and becomes part of the general knowledge of all human beings, there is no way that things can be changed in any way that is effective and long-lasting. If half the people agitating for truth or stopping the war or saving the earth would focus their efforts, time and money on exposing psychopathy, we might get somewhere.

One might ask if the weak point of our society has been our tolerance of psychopathic behavior? Our disbelief that someone could seem like an intelligent leader and still be acting deceptively on their own behalf without conscience? Or is it merely ignorance?

If the general voting public is not aware that there exists a category of people we sometimes perceive as almost human, who look like us, who work with us, who are found in every race, every culture, speaking every language, but who are lacking conscience, how can the general public take care to block them from taking over the hierarchies? General ignorance of psychopathology may prove to be the downfall of civilization. We stand by like grazing sheep as political/corporate elites throw armies of our innocent sons and daughters against fabricated enemies as a way of generating trillions in profits, vying against each other for pathological hegemony.

Nearly everyone who has been part of an organization working for social change has probably seen the same dynamic play out: The good and sincere work of many can be destroyed by the actions of one person. That doesn’t bode well for bringing some sort of justice to the planet! In fact, if psychopaths dominate political hierarchies, is it any wonder that peaceful demonstrations have zero impact on the outcome of political decisions? Perhaps it is time to choose something other than massive, distant hierarchies as a way of governing ourselves?

So many efforts to provide essays, research reports, exposés and books to leaders so they might take the new information to heart and change their behavior have come to naught. For example, in the final paragraph of his revised edition of the book, The Party’s Over, Richard Heinberg writes:

I still believe that if the people of the world can be helped to understand the situation we are in, the options available, and the consequences of the path we are currently on, then it is at least possible that they can be persuaded to undertake the considerable effort and sacrifice that will be entailed in a peaceful transition to a sustainable, locally based, decentralized, low-energy, resource-conserving social regime. But inspired leadership will be required.

And that is the just-murdered fantasy. There are no inspired leaders anymore. And in hierarchical structures there can’t be. Assuming that you can elect men or women to office who will see reason and the light of day, and who will change and learn and grow, make compassionate decisions and take conscientious actions… is a foolish, childish dream. Continuing to dream it simply plays into psychopathic agendas.

Only when the 75% of humanity with a healthy conscience come to understand that we have a natural predator, a group of people who live amongst us, viewing us as powerless victims to be freely fed upon for achieving their inhuman ends, only then will we take the fierce and immediate actions needed to defend what is preciously human. Psychological deviants have to be removed from any position of power over people of conscience, period. People must be made aware that such individuals exist and must learn how to spot them and their manipulations. The hard part is that one must also struggle against those tendencies to mercy and kindness in oneself in order not to become prey.

The real problem is that the knowledge of psychopathy and how psychopaths rule the world has been effectively hidden. People do not have the adequate, nuanced knowledge they need to really make a change from the bottom up. Again and again, throughout history it has been meet the new boss, same as the old boss. If there is any work that is deserving of full time efforts and devotion for the sake of helping humanity in this present dark time, it is the study of psychopathy and the propagation of this information as far and wide and fast as possible.

There are only two things that can bring a psychopath under submission:

1. A bigger psychopath.

2. The non-violent, absolute refusal to submit to psychopathic controls no matter the consequences (non-violent noncompliance).

Let us choose path 2! If individuals simply sat down and refused to lift a hand to further one single aim of the psychopathic agenda, if people refused to pay taxes, if soldiers refused to fight, if government workers and corporate drones and prison guards refused to go to work, if doctors refused to treat psychopathic elites and their families, the whole system would grind to a screeching halt.

True change happens in the moment that a person becomes aware of psychopathy in all its chilling details. From this new awareness, the world looks different, and entirely new actions can be taken. Distinguishing between human and psychopathic qualities begins the foundation of responsibility upon which we have a real chance to create sustainable culture.

Clinton Callahan, originator of Possibility Management, author of Radiant Joy Brilliant Love, founder of Callahan Academy, empowers responsible creative leadership through authentic personal development. Read other articles by Clinton, or visit Clinton’s website.

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Israel’s Netanyahu Slaps Obama and Reminds Him Who’s Boss, Cheered on by US Congress

It is difficult to say what is more outrageous: The arrogance with which Israel orders around and bullies a US President, or the traitorous behavior of the President’s own Congress as they gleefully sabotage the President’s Constitutional Authority to conduct Foreign Policy while sycophantically grovelling and endorsing the most extreme right wing nazi-like Zionist – Benjamin Netanyahu and his policy of absolutely no negotiation or compromise with the Palestinians and no end in sight to Israeli conquest and ethnic cleansing of occupied territories.

As “Bibi” Netanyahu essentially told Obama to go to hell in his address to Congress on May 24, the Congress gave him 29 standing ovations, more than President Obama received in his State of the Union Address. Obama had merely repeated the position of 165 countries of the UN as well as mainstream Israeli views – that Israel should agree to return to it’s 1967 borders except for “mutually agreed swaps” in order for any peace agreement between Israel and Palestine to have any chance of succeeding.

Former Senator Mike Gravel: “Netanyahu is more powerful than the President because the Congress is sold out to AIPAC”

Netanyahu greeted by congressional love fest
From Russia Today

Published: 25 May, 2011, 00:17

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu wowed a joint session of the US Congress, calling on Arab states to recognize the right of Israel to exist and scoffed at the notion of returning Israel to its 1967 borders as a condition of peace with Palestine.

The Congress was packed with lawmakers, a rarity as most lawmakers skip legislative sessions or send aids or student interns to take notes. The Prime Minister rallied the audience unlike any other function to take place on Capitol Hill. It has even been said his speech garnered more approval and fandom than when US President Barack Obama speaks before joint congressional secessions.

Netanyahu informed the US Congress that any two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict must weigh regional demographics, understanding that populations have changed since 1967. Essentially, he was reiterating that there are now more Israeli Jews who wish to occupy more territory.

“Jerusalem must never again be divided,” Netanyahu asserted, attacking any idea that a return to previous border suggestions which split the city, granting East Jerusalem to a Palestinian state.

He noted that a two-state solution was possible and that Israel would grant a Palestinian state and would set the border with security in mind.

“The only peace that will hold is a peace that you can defend.” Netanyahu said, explaining that peace is essentially only achievable on Israeli terms.

He praised Israeli progress and democracy, saying Israel is the only true democratic state in the Middle East. He said only in Israel are Arabs currently capable of living in a democracy.

The US Congress was hanging on every word, almost as if they were anticipating their approval of the message before Netanyahu even spoke his next line. The speech was interrupted by standing ovations 29 times.

Former Democratic US Senator Mike Gravel said Netanyahu is more powerful than the US President because US lawmakers have been bought out by AIPAC and the pro-Israel lobby.

“Netanyahu doesn’t want any peace,” he said. “They are prepared to go ahead, and over time, push out the Palestinians from the West Bank and Jerusalem. That’s their plan.”

He explained Netanyahu and Obama will always be at odds, and the Congress will always bend to Israel over the President on Middle East policy so long as the pro-Israeli lobby rules.

The reaction on Capitol Hill is groveling, not just admiration, explained Gravel.

“Obama on this particular issue and the Congress on this particular issue lack moral courage,” he remarked.

It is political suicide to oppose the pro-Israel lobby, he noted, explaining that AIPAC possesses great influence and power in US electoral politics.

“It’s unpatriotic. American interests should be first and foremost. That’s not the case with the Middle East,” he explained, arguing Congress puts Israel and AIPAC before America.

US politicians are so tied to AIPCA money they are more interested in keeping the pro-Israel lobby happy so they remain in office than actually serving the American people as lawmakers.

“I see no immediate change,” he noted, “unless there is a change in the government of Israel.”

Jeremy Scahill, a national security correspondent for The Nation Magazine said Netanyahu received a far warmer reception than Obama ever does – from both Democrats and Republicans.

“It seems as we enter the political season here in the United States that Bibi [Netanyahu] could potentially get the nomination for either the Democratic or Republican Party,” he joked. “It’s incredible the amount of enthusiasm that is thrown on Benjamin Netanyahu.”

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 | Posted by Veterans Today

Obama Speaks Netanyahu Slaps Obama Fades and Retracts

“Remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall — think of it, ALWAYS.”

–Mahatma Gandhi

“If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti – Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?”

–David Ben Gurion, Founder and First Prime Minister of Israel

by Mohamed Khodr

The Chosen of the Chosen People came arrogantly and triumphantly to Washington D.C. fully aware that he’ll meet with the ever retracting spineless American President, Barack Obama. He came, scolded him, rebuked and lectured him on how to never ever challenge, speak, or imply any change in America’s all out support of Israel even if it bombs an American Intelligence ship or kills American citizens. He came, kicked America’s butt, and received 29 standing ovations from his Congressional Knesset., more by far than any American President has ever received.

As has been the case for almost one hundred years of European colonialism, Zionism, and American Imperialism in the Middle East; the Palestinians have never been consulted or involved in the fate of their land and future as a people.

All the conversation about Palestine was a conversation between America, Europe, Zionists, and Israel.

Here’s how Lord Balfour, Foreign Minister of England, of the famed “Balfour Letter” (Declaration) described this fact in 1919.

“In Palestine, we do not even propose to consult the inhabitants of the country and (Zionism’s) immediate needs and hopes for the future are much more important than the desires and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who presently inhabit Palestine”.

From David Ben Gurion’s support of Ethnically Cleansing the Palestinians and the denial of their return to their homeland to Netanyahu’s adoption of the same policy today, all of Israel’s Prime Ministers have held to the Zionist principle of more land and less Arabs.

As early as 1938 David Ben Gurion said:

‘I am for compulsory transfer; I do not see anything immoral in it.” and; ‘The Arabs will have to go” -Ilan Pappe, “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians”

As for the right of Return of Palestinian Refugees as enshrined in U.S. General Assembly Resolution 194 adopted on December 11, 1948, Ben Gurion in 1948 said:

“We must do everything to insure they (the Palestinians) never do return.”

The overriding goal of Zionism was to expel the Palestinians from their land, settle it with European Jews, deny and delegitimize the existence of the Palestinians or any of their rights to the land (Golda Meir, Israel Prime Minister: “There is no such thing as Palestinians’), and through their money and media control the historical narrative denying the theft of Palestine and their holocaust against Palestinians.

They have largely succeeded in indoctrinating America and the West, until now. Now is the beginning of the end of their lies, their control of our government, and the awakening of the American people. I shudder to think what may happen to Israel and the future generations of Jews when truth and justice befalls them. For by divine or human intervention there will be a cost for their war crimes and crimes against humanity.

“Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.”

–Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Netanyahu came to Washington with his usual arrogant challenge and insult to President Obama, akin to what he did to President Clinton in the 1990’s. He could do this because he knows no matter what the President says or does, Congress will support him fully and blindly.

During the Clinton Administration Speaker Newt Gingrich went to Israel to support Prime Minister Netanyahu against Clinton, his own President, while today Speaker John Boehner is playing the same role.

Netanyahu, Obama, and Congress played the preemptive game as to who will fire the first round on the “new” Middle East policy given the Arab Uprisings, the Palestinian call for the General Assembly to recognize a Palestinian State, and a new approach to the Israeli Palestinian conflict.

April 14, 2011

Knowing that President Obama was set to deliver a speech in May on his new vision and policy in the Middle East given the changes sweeping the Arab world, the weeping Speaker of the House issued a formal invitation to Netanyahu to give a speech to a Joint Session of Congress to counter Obama’s proposals.

May 16, 2011

Netanyahu went to his real Knesset to deliver a preemptive strike to sabotage Obama’s upcoming outlining Israel’s usual ‘NO” positions or “Red Lines” for Israel’s non-negotiable positions. In effect, killing any prospect for negotiations which has been Israel’s policy for decades. Of course, America has always told the Palestinians not to take any unilateral actions that will prejudge any final negotiations.

May 19, 2011

President Obama delivers his awaited speech at the State Department. His speech contained nothing new including his mention of the 1967 borders with land swaps. That single mention of the 1967 borders infuriated Netanyahu and as expected generated enormous backlash against the President, even from members of his own party.

The 1967 border between Israel and Palestine was established in November 1947 in U.N. General Assembly 181, the Partition of Palestine. It was also agreed upon in 1948-1949 Armistice Agreements between Israel and neighboring Arab countries.

It’s been reaffirmed by every U.S. President, by U.N. Security Council Resolutions 242, 338, the U.N., the Quartet, E.U., and Vatican, including President George W. Bush. The statement, long known and accepted by all parties including previous Israeli governments, lit the fires of hell in the Israel Amen corners, including the obligatory Congressional revolt against the American President.

Even David Ben Gurion, Israel’s founder and first Prime Minister of Israel, advocated Israel return to the 1967 borders:

“He warned his listeners against the euphoria that had swept the Jewish world in the aftermath of the Six Day War. Ben-Gurion insisted that all of the territories that had been captured had to be given back, very quickly, for holding on to them would distort, and might ultimately destroy, the Jewish state.”

–New York Times Review of Books: “Israel: The Tragedy of Victory”, Arthur Hertzberg, May 28, 1987.

Unlike the hysteria against Obama’s statement on 1967 borders in Israel’s Amen corner in the U.S., Israel’s prominent media supported Obama’s policy as seen in Aluf Benn’s article in Haaretz, May 19, 2011 titled “Obama granted Netanyahu a major diplomatic victory”

In the article Mr. Benn points out that all the elements in Obama’s speech…came straight out of the policy pages of the Prime Minister’s Bureau in Jerusalem. Netanyahu could not have asked for more.”

Just as it did on March of 2010 when Israel humiliated and embarrassed V.P. Joe Biden upon his arrival to Israel to restart peace talks by announcing the construction of 1,600 housing units for Jews in East Jerusalem, Israel similarly humiliated President Obama, on the day of his speech no less, May 19, by announcing the construction of 1,500 homes in East Jerusalem. It was the same day Netanyahu left for Washington D.C. The United Nations, including the U.S., considers Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem, “null and void”

So, America, who’s the boss? Who else on this planet can slap and humiliate the President of the United States and still be received with a royal welcome in the White House, Congress, and by the Jewish Media?

May 21, 2011

Obama and Netanyahu meet in the Oval Office. The media describes the meeting as icy.

Most shocking to the world, including many in the media, was the “scolding”; “lecturing”; and offensive posture Netanyahu took with Obama. Netanyahu rebuked Obama’s speech publicly after their private meeting saying:

“Israel wants peace. I want peace — we both agree that a peace based on illusions will crash eventually on the rocks of Middle Eastern reality, and that the only — the only peace that will endure is one that is based on reality, on unshakable facts…Palestinians will have to accept some basic realities. The first is that while Israel is prepared to make generous compromises for peace, it cannot go back to the 1967 lines, because these lines are indefensible, because they don’t take into account certain changes that have taken place on the ground, demographic changes that have taken place over the last 44 years.”

Incredible. A stern shakedown of an American President in his own office. In effect, Netanyahu tells Obama, I reject and rebuke everything you said in your speech and no one, no one in America dares challenge me for I own the Congress, AIPAC, wealthy Jewish Americans, and the Jewish Media. The hell with the American people.

May, 22, 2011

Obama goes to the Holy Grail of American politics—AIPAC– the real power broker of American politics, not the American people and certainly not their government, to explain his May 19 speech. No other Lobby in American can demand that the President, his administration, Congress, Supreme Court Justices, Lobbyists, media moguls and reporters, along with thousands of Jewish students bused to Washington for a triumphant indoctrination followed by a trip of intimidation to Congress to press Israel’s interests, the hell with America’s interests.

Obama wimpishly told the audience the main points they wanted to hear:

—No to 1967 borders, no return of Palestinian refugees, no support for a Palestinian State at the U.N., no negotiation with a Fatah-Hamas Unity Government, and of course, the obligatory no nuclear weapons for Iran. In other words Netanyahu’s talking points.

However, Obama did say something revealing and important, something the media glossed over.

He became the first President and politician to publicly admit the immense power and influence AIPAC has on political careers, campaign financing, political elections, and overwhelming power in the nation’s capitol, and media reporting.

“I know very well that the easy thing to do, particularly for a President preparing for reelection, is to avoid any controversy. I don’t need Rahm to tell me that. Don’t need Axelrod to tell me that.” (Two powerful Jews who served in his administration)

May 23, 2011

Netanyahu speaks at AIPAC where he was loudly applauded for rebuking Obama’s speech and outlining Israel’s policies of ‘NO’S TO PEACE”, the hell with what the Palestinians, Americans, indeed the world thinks or wants.

May 24, 2011

Netanyahu goes to Congress where he feels more loved and wanted than in his own Knesset where he is often heckled and insulted.

He enters his Congress with the largest delegation of Senators and Representatives to ever accompany a leader, not even an American President.

He delivers the same “red lines” that have been reiterated by every Israeli President which basically boil down to “no peace and continued settlements” and we’ll continue to do what we want with “OUR” land for we are not foreign occupiers, how can we be, when it’s our land in the first place?

The nauseating and demeaning spectacle of seeing all 535 members of Congress hang on and applaud his every word giving him an unheard of and unprecedented 29 Standing Ovations, more than for any American President.

How extraordinarily wonderful and courageous to hear a lone voice, one dissenting voice, during Netanyahu’s’ speech, who spoke on behalf of the ethnically cleansed, murdered, besieged, and hungry Palestinians, a people long ignored by a world fearful of Jewish reprisals.

Rae Abileah, 28, woman of Israeli descent and member of the courageous activist group, Code Pink, stood up and yelled “Stop Israeli War Crimes”, crimes that she’s seen first hand in her visit to the Occupied Palestinian territories, crimes the entire world sees and knows except our Congress, media, and apathetic population.

Ms. Abileah was beaten, taken to the hospital, and then arrested. If there was any truth and justice in this country or the world it should’ve been Netanyahu who was arrested for his war crimes against a defenseless population.

After 63 years of suffering from Israel’s boots and American weapons, it’s time the Stateless Palestinians have an independent free State of their own, albeit on a small fraction of their original homeland.

We all can start by supporting the Palestinian’s campaign to have the General Assembly to recognize and establish a Palestinian State. We must demand President Obama reverse his Israeli bound decision to work against the U.N. recognition of a Palestinian State. Tragically, such a state will still be under Israel’s murderous occupation but it will finally give the Palestinians hope and a sense of dignity that their dream of freedom is closer to realization.

Is it possible to gather a million Americans to protest in the Washington Mall on behalf of our national interests, a severance of the “special” relationship with the racially defined “Jewish State”, including all aid, an American warning to members of Congress that you shall serve us or be unemployed, to support a national boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement against Israel, and establish a Holocaust Museum for Palestinians who’ve been killed and expelled from their land akin to the Nazi campaign against the Jews.

Remember Always—the human spirit will always be victorious over the power and weapons of all evil empires. Israel, too, shall fail and fall.

Mohamed Khodr is an American Muslim born in the Middle East. He is political activist who frequently writes on the plight of Palestinians living under the brutal occupation of Israel, U.S. Foreign Policy, Islam, and Arab politics.

Is the Gulf Oil Spill and Disruption of Ocean Currents Leading to a Mini Ice Age in the Northern Hemisphere?

Dr Bill Deagle and Tim Alexander discuss the on going situation with the gulf stream. Could Europe be heading into a mini-ice age, brought on by the BP disaster in the gulf of mexico?

Dr Deagle website….
http://www.nutrimedical.com/

Tim Alexander …
http://europebusines.blogspot.com/

Dr Zangari report on climatic change due to bp disaster
http://www.rense.com/general91/OilSpill-CNR.pdf

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