Will Trump set the Mideast on fire to avoid treason charges?


By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor

“Why now?”

That was the question the studio production guy asked me as he was wiring up my microphone for my debate with Richard Hellman. He was referring to Trump’s threat to set the Middle East on fire by declaring Jerusalem the eternal capital of Israel.

I explained that Trump is about to go down on treason charges. He is planning to burn down the Middle East to deflect attention away from Mike Flynn’s revelation that the Trump team, led by arch-Zionist Jared Kushner, committed treason by undermining the US position on the December 2016 UN Security Council Resolution 2334 condemning Israeli settlements. At that point Trump was not yet President. But acting treasonously on behalf of the State of Israel, Trump/Kushner ordered Flynn to lean on the Russians to get them to veto the same resolution that the US government, headed by Obama, was tacitly supporting.

This is what Mike Flynn lied to the FBI about. It’s called treason. No need to even bother with the Logan Act.

The Flynn prosecution offers America a much-need chance to clean house.

Every so-called “American” acting treasonously on behalf of Israel—starting with the White House and Congress, moving down through AIPAC, the Zionists infesting the mainstream media, the 500,000-strong Zionist Power Configuration (ZPC), all the way down to the bottom feeders like my mentally and emotionally challenged debate opponent Richard Hellman— needs to be prosecuted, sentenced, and summarily dealt with. Got that, Hellman? The real patriots are coming for you. Sooner or later, in this life or the next, you genocidal scumbags are going to pay for your crimes. And now it’s looking like it just might be sooner.


Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at Patreon.com and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); a audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.

He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.

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  1. Some factual references

    Israel’s 1980 annexation of East Jerusalem was unanimously rejected by the UN Security Council in Resolution 476 (June 30, 1980): “all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the Occupying Power, which purport to alter the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal validity and constitute a flagrant violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.”

    In accordance with the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention, ratified by Israel, and further underscoring the illegality of the settlements, Part 2, Article 8, section B, paragraph viii of the Rome Statute of the International Court (1998) defines “the transfer directly or indirectly by the Occupying power of parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies ” as a War Crime, indictable by the International Criminal Court.

    On 24 February 2004, the U.S. State Department reaffirmed its earlier position in a report entitled Israel and the Occupied Territories, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: “Israel occupied the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights after the 1967 War…. The international community does not recognize Israel’s sovereignty over any part of the occupied territories.”

    In its 2004 ruling, the International Court of Justice unanimously ruled that “No territorial acquisition resulting from the threat or use of force shall be recognized as legal.” The World Court denoted this principle a “corollary” of the U.N. Charter and as such “customary international law” and a “customary rule” binding on all member States of the United Nations.

    US Secretary of State, John Kerry: “The US views all of the settlements as illegitimate.” (13 August 2013, Reuters Video)

    British Foreign Secretary William Hague regarding Jewish settlements in the West Bank (5 April 2011): “This is not disputed territory. It is occupied Palestinian territory and ongoing settlement expansion is illegal under international law…”

    UN Security Council Resolution 2334, December 23, 2016: “Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and reaffirming, inter alia, the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force,
    “Reaffirming the obligation of Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and recalling the advisory opinion rendered on 9 July 2004 by the International Court of Justice,
    “Condemning all measures aimed at altering the demographic composition, character and status of the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, including, inter alia, the construction and expansion of settlements, transfer of Israeli settlers, confiscation of land, demolition of homes and displacement of Palestinian civilians, in violation of international humanitarian law and relevant resolutions,….”
    “1.Reaffirms that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace;
    “2.Reiterates its demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and that it fully respect all of its legal obligations in this regard;
    “3. Underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations;..”

    There is no special provision in international law (e.g., the UN Charter, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The Fourth Geneva Convention, the Rome Statute, which are binding on all UN members and came about in large measure as a result of horrors of WWII, including the slaughter of 6 million Jews) that enables Israel to violate it with impunity.

  2. Treason is as American as apple pie. When Reagan/Bush got away with their “October Surprise”, remember that doozy. Negotiated the release of Americans held in Tehran by promising weapons to Iran all purchased with cocaine profits. This was conducted before the November presidential vote. No one cared then, and not now. For all Reagan’s help he was rewarded with an assasination attempt designed by George Bush Sr. A crime also ignored. WTF?!!!

  3. The Moderator is a wonderful intelligent lady who should have a switch to cut off either side interrupting the other. Unindicted War Criminal Israel has violated all the rules and laws but been rewarded with State status while the Palestinians were given the shaft and still blamed for all the daily land thefts by Israel and other atrocities like the Israel police officer killing a captured person in cold blood and more. Israel has over played its hand. Sometimes it is better to keep one’s mouth shut. If the U.S. were pressured by its citizens to finally stop supporting this rogue international outlaw called Israel, the Arab countries could demolish it in a week or less. Does anyone really believe Israel would abide by any peace agreement without external armed force being applied to them?

  4. Let us suppose that Trump is impeached. Would Pence be an improvement? Would any of the people on this list of Presidential Successors be an improvement? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession

    What, exactly, will improve if Trump is gone? I didn’t vote for Trump. I don’t support Trump. But is he really that much worse than any of the other clowns who have occupied the office in the last fifty years? More to the point, NONE of the successors is an improvement, and a couple would be far worse. So what is going to be achieved by removing Trump from office? If the idea is that the “rightful” president is Hillary “Corruption” Clinton, and she will be restored to her throne… It won’t happen.

    • Trumps only value is as a catalyst. When that purpose is no longer bearing fruit, then yes he must be removed. The power he has, and what he is doing with it, could leave a stain for decades or longer. There are no perfect answers, but if we are trying to stop a runaway train, then the last thing we want is someone stepping on the gas. Even Nixon was less harmful. If we are looking for a complete change then grass roots will be the focus, not the rotted fruit. Pence can be controlled and certainly is conversing through back channels by design from the onset.

  5. US Presidents have been setting the Middle East on fire for the cause of Greater Israel since the days of LBJ. Trump is just the latest in a long line of bipartisan asshats to kowtow to the Israel Lobby, and spend US blood and treasure to “Make Israel Great Again” (though a complete lack of evidence suggests that ancient Israel was little more than a collection of mud huts occupied by goat molesting savages).

  6. Republicans commit very strongly to push US over the edge every time they occupy the White House. However putting Middle East on fire is hardly something we can imagine other than what has been going on precisely over there for the past 15 years or so. It is on fire perpetually since 9/11, this is just one of the final cards revealing, the Jerusalem recognition would most probably put US on fire, rather than already Middle East which is in flames and ashes. Let’s try to explain setting Middle East on fire by Jerusalem recognition to some Syrian family surviving now in Istanbul dormitory and awaiting its second deportation (after watching their Syrian house pulverized and relatives slaughtered) based on EU ‘quota management’. Nobody in the US establishment will like this move if it happens as it is a dark territory so far unexplored. But maybe it will finally make a distinction between sheeps and goats within the US administration.

  7. I haven’t watched news casts or anything like this in a long time. It was pretty shocking. Just obnoxious. Why do grown adults talk over each other like children. The guy on the right kept repeating the same phrase over and over.

    I was waiting for the “i’m rubber; you’re glue”.

    Kevin was alright, but the other two were obnoxious children.

    • I take that back. Kevin just made a crack about his name. Everyone depicted should grow up. I’m about done with VT.

    • I would agree with you if there were no coherent arguments being expounded and it was JUST name-calling and interrupting. But this episode actually has a nice balance of reasonably well-structured (and important, and incendiary) arguments, all from one side of course, AND lots of hot-headed back-and-forth. As a neutral, unbiased TV critic, who recognizes that what audiences love most is professional wrestling, “survivor,” etc., I think this is damn good TV. Where else are you going to see people with such wildly opposing viewpoints going at it? Bravo, Press TV!

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