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Understanding Jewish Power

Philip Giraldi spoke on the “Zionism” panel I moderated at the Deep Truth Conference last weekend. Click HERE to watch all the panels—you can get the ticket by donating any amount.

In the past, Philip Giraldi like most other “respectable” voices tried to avoid using the J-word. But as it has become increasingly clear that the pathology behind Zionism has Jewish roots, more and more people are waking up and speaking out.

The best book ever on the Jewish question, the book that woke me up, is Laurent Guyénot’s From Yahweh to Zion. My interview with Laurent Guyénot, posted below, provides an introduction.

Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor

Understanding Jewish Power: Who has helped create a war-addicted America?

By Philip Giraldi, Unz Review

Phil Giraldi is a former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer who spent twenty years overseas in Europe and the Middle East working terrorism cases. He holds a BA with honors from the University of Chicago and an MA and PhD in Modern History from the University of London.

I recently was asked to speak at an online conference entitled Deep Truth: Encountering Deep State Lies. My panel addressed Understanding Zionism: Deconstructing the Power Paradigm and my own topic was How Jewish Power Sustains the Israel Narrative. Working on my presentation, I was forced to confront the evolution of my own views on both the corruption of government in the United States and the ability of powerful domestic lobbies to deliberately distort the perception of national interests to benefit foreign countries even when that activity does terrible damage to the U.S.

My personal journey began half a century ago. I became part of the U.S. national security state after being drafted for the Vietnam War when I graduated from college in 1968. I was at the time, vaguely pro-war, having bought into the media argument that international communism was mounting a major threat in southeast Asia. I also found the anti-war student movement distasteful because I was acquainted with many of its spokesmen and knew that they were chiefly motivated by a desire to avoid the draft, not due to any perception that the war itself was wrong or misguided. I knew a lot about the Punic Wars but precious little about former French Indochina and I suspect that those chanting “Ho-ho-Ho Chi Minh” might have known even less that I did.

Because I spoke some Russian, I wound up in an army intelligence collection unit in West Berlin for three years where I and my fifty or so comrades did absolutely nothing but drink and party. It was my introduction to how government really works when it was not working at all and it did provide me with GI Bill money to go to grad school. After my PhD came a relatively easy transition to CIA given the fact that my degree was so obscure that no one but the government would hire me.

The journey from an army unit that was asleep at the wheel to the CIA, which was in full downsizing crisis mode post-Vietnam, was educational. Whereas the army was too bloated and complacent even to fake it, the Agency was fully capable of creating crises and then acting like the defender of American interests as it worked to resolve the various situations that it had invented. The war against Eurocommunism, which I was engaged in, was hyped and billed as the next great threat against the American way of life after the Vietnam blunder, swallowing up resources pointlessly as neither France, nor Spain nor Italy ever came close to entering the Red orbit.

As I climbed up the CIA ladder I also noticed something else. There was the equivalent of a worldwide conspiracy to promote threats to keep big national security-based government well-funded and in place. When I was in Turkey I began to note considerable intelligence liaison reporting coming from the Israelis and others promoting their own agendas. The material was frequently fictional in nature, but the danger was that it was being mixed in with more credible reporting which gave it traction. U.S. government consumers of the reporting would inevitably absorb the dubious viewpoint being promoted that Arabs and Iranians were fundamentally untrustworthy and were in bed with the Soviets.

There was considerable negative reporting on Saddam Hussein also coming out of Israel and motivated by his support of the Palestinians. Some of this ultimately surfaced in the Pentagon’s Paul Wolfowitz-Doug Feith assessments of “intelligence that had been missed” which eventually became pretexts for the catastrophic Iraq War. I later learned that both Feith and Wolfowitz had a virtually revolving door of Israeli intelligence officials and diplomats running through their Pentagon offices in the lead-up to that war.

It did not take much to connect the dots and realize that Israel, far from being a friend and ally, was the principal catalyst for the many missteps that the United States has made in the Middle East. U.S. policy in the region was being deliberately shaped around Israeli concerns by American Jews ensconced in the Pentagon and White House who certainly knew exactly what they were doing. No one should blame the Israelis for acting in their own self-interest, but every loyal American should blame the Libbys, Feiths and Wolfowitzes for their willingness to place Israeli interests ahead of those of their own country.

After my departure from government in part over my disagreement with the Iraq War, this willingness to place the United States in peril to serve the interests of a foreign country began to bother me, and there is no country that manipulates the U.S. government better or more persistently than Israel. I gradually became involved with those who were pushing back against the Israel Lobby, though it was not generally referred to in those terms before Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer produced their seminal work The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy in 2006.

It does not take a genius to figure out that the United States is deeply involved in a series of seemingly endless wars pitting it against predominantly Muslim nations even though Washington has no vital interests at stake in places like Syria, Libya and Iraq. Who is driving the process and benefiting? Israel is clearly the intended beneficiary of a coordinated effort mounted by more than 600 Jewish organizations in the U.S. that have at least as part of their programs the promotion and protection of Israel. Ironically, organizations that promote the interests of a foreign government are supposed to be registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (FARA) but not a single pro-Israel organization has ever done so nor even been seriously challenged on the issue, a tribute to their power in dealing with the federal government.

Those who are in the drivers’ seat of the Israel promotion process are what some would describe as the Israel Lobby but which I would prefer to call a subset of the Jewish Lobby, which in itself is supported by something I would designate Jewish Power, an aggregate of Jewish money, control over key aspects of the media and entertainment industries plus easy access to corrupted politicians desirous of positive press and campaign donations. This penetration and control of the public discourse has resulted in the creation of what I would refer to as the official “Israel narrative,” in which Israel, which claims perpetual victimhood, is reflexively referred to as “the only democracy in the Middle East” and “Washington’s closest ally and friend,” assertions that are completely false but which have been aggressively and successfully promoted to shape how Americans view the Israeli-Arab conflict. Palestinians resisting the Israeli occupation are invariably described as “terrorists” both in the U.S. and Israel.

Jewish Power is a funny thing. If you read the Jewish media or the Israeli press, to include Forward, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Haaretz or the Jerusalem Post, you will find frequent references to it, nearly always seen as completely laudable. Bottom feeder Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard recently boasted that “Jews should not apologize for being so rich, controlling the media or influencing public debate…they have earned it…never apologize for using your strength…”

For many Jews like Dershowitz, Jewish power is something to be proud of, but they also believe that it should never be noticed or examined by non-Jews. Gentile criticism of Jewish collective behavior is something that must continue to be forbidden, just as the expression “Israeli Lobby” was largely taboo before Walt and Mearsheimer. Israeli partisans regularly engage in the defamation of individuals, including myself, who do not conform to the taboos as anti-Semites or holocaust deniers, labels deliberately used as weapons to end discussion and silence critics whenever necessary.

So why do I think that we have to start talking about Jewish Power as opposed to the euphemism Israel Lobby? It is because the wars in the Middle East, which have done so much to damage the United States and were at least in part arranged to benefit Israel, have been largely driven by wealthy and powerful Jews. If America goes to war with Iran, as is increasingly likely, it will be all about Israel and it will be arranged by the political and financial services Washington-Wall Street axis, make no mistake.

To my mind, Israel is America’s number one foreign policy problem in that it is able and willing to start potentially catastrophic wars with countries that it has demonized but that do not threaten the U.S. And those doing the manipulating are bipartisan Jewish oligarchs with deep pockets that support the multitude of pro-Israel organizations, think tanks and media outlets that have done so much to corrupt America’s political process. Hollywood producer Haim Saban, a principal Democratic Party supporter, has said that he is a one issue guy and that issue is Israel. Principal GOP funder casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who served in the U.S. Army in World War 2, has said that he regrets that service and would have preferred to be in the Israel Defense Forces. They as well as others, including fund manager Paul Singer and Home Depot’s Bernard Marcus, are Jews laboring on behalf of the self-proclaimed Jewish State while the neoconservatives, fiercely protective of Israel, are also nearly all Jewish. Asserting that the fact that they are Jews acting for a Jewish state should be irrelevant as they are also doing what is good for America, as is commonly done by their apologists, is logically inconsistent and borders on absurdity. As for the frequently cited Bible belt Christian-Zionists who support Israel, they are, to be sure, numerous, but they do not have the access to real power in the United States that Jews have.

Jewish Power is also what has in part driven the United States into a moral cesspit. Israeli snipers shoot dead scores of unarmed Gazan demonstrators and hardly anyone in Washington has anything to say about it. America’s Ambassador to Israel, an Orthodox Jewish lawyer named David Friedman who has multiple ties to Israel’s illegal settlements, uses his position to defend Israel, ignoring U.S. interests. Last week he held a press conference in which he told reporters to “shut their mouths” in their criticism of Israel’s slaughter of Gazans.

When a young Palestinian nurse is deliberately targeted and killed while treating a wounded man, it hardly appears in the U.S. media. Arab teenagers are shot in the back while running away from Israeli gunmen while a young woman is sentenced to prison for slapping an Israel soldier who had just shot her cousin and was invading her home. Heavily armed Israeli settlers run amok on the West Bank, beating and killing Arabs and destroying their livelihoods. That is what Israel and its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are all about and that is precisely the kind of a nation that America should not want to become, but unfortunately the role of Washington as Israel’s obedient poodle has our once great country moving in the wrong direction. This has all been brought about by Jewish Power and it is time to wake up to that fact and address it squarely.

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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.

{p}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.

{p}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.

21 Replies to “Understanding Jewish Power

  1. read this
    its certainly one of the greatest books ever written on jewish power and control by one of the greatest americans who ever lived

    The International Jew —
    The World’s Foremost Problem

    By Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company,
    and the editors of THE DEARBORN INDEPENDENT.

    https://israelect.com/ChurchOfTrueIsrael/Ford/original/ijtoc.html

    Vol. 1
    The International Jew

    1
    The Jew in Character and Business

    2
    Germany’s Reaction Against the Jew

    3
    Jewish History in the United States

    4
    The Jewish Question — Fact or Fancy?

    5
    Anti-Semitism — Will It Appear in the U.S.?

    6
    Jewish Question Breaks Into the Magazines

    7
    Arthur Brisbane Leaps to the Help of Jewry

    8
    Does a Definite Jewish World Program Exist?

    9
    The Historic Basis of Jewish Imperialism

    10
    An Introduction to the “Jewish Protocols”

    11
    “Jewish” Estimate of Gentile Human Nature

    12
    “Jewish Protocols” Claim Partial Fulfillment

    13
    “Jewish” Plan to Split Society by “Ideas”

    14
    Did the Jews Foresee the World War?

    15
    Is the Jewish “Kahal” the Modern “Soviet”?

    16
    How the “Jewish Question” Touches the Farm

    17
    Does Jewish Power Control the World Press?

    18
    Does This Explain Jewish Political Power?

    19
    The All-Jewish Mark on “Red Russia”

    20
    Jewish Testimony in Favor of Bolshevism

    https://israelect.com/ChurchOfTrueIsrael/Ford/original/ijtoc.html

  2. The real “Jewish power,” is and always has been, the Money Power. Whoever controls credit and currency controls everything and everybody. If the American people could ever come to this realization, there might be some hope for the future. Otherwise, it will be nothing but the same old sh-t: endless wars, creating inextinguishable debt, to be paid for by inflation and taxation. We are being used by these bastards!

    1. the same old sh-t?
      no i dont think so pal. things will be continuously getting worse and worse for all us lowly non-jew goyem or didnt you know that secretive deceitful jew israeli front groups have been paying american police forces to go to israel on expense free vacations to be trained by the israeli illegal occupation forces (aka IDF) how to deal with the american public just like the way they abominably deal with the poor christian and muslim palestinians who, after 70 years of abject misery , are still bravely and courageously fighting for what little land they have left.
      the palestinians are the americans last line of defense but theyre too stupid to realize it. the zionist contaminated american cops will just roll over the americans who’ve had it way too easy all these years and dont have the motse to fight a foreign oppressor, or even a domestic one at that

  3. Johnny America, we are often discussing doom and death, not needlepoint or pillow making, that’s was funny… 😀

  4. Christians by the millions think the universe is to be destroyed. They also think Jesus is yet to return. They are wrong about both. There was to be an end of an age and that involved the end of the Religious Talmudistic Heaven and Earth in the first century. Christ’s kingdom was not of this physical world, but was established in the 1st Century. John the Baptist, Christ, Peter and Paul all pointed that out.
    What is referred to as being the 2nd Coming of Christ is the result of the influence of the Talmudistic Pharisees who are teaching Judaism. They have even said Judaism and Communism are the same thing, or something to that effect. Judaism’s Messiah has not arrived yet and neither has the Korans Great world changing leader, but the Christians Messiah showed up 2000 years ago and his kingdom is in the hearts of his people. John 14:15 to 30.

  5. Hey,
    ich bin erstaunt über die Kommentare von Euch, mit welcher Ehrlichkeit ihr schreibt. Ich als Deutscher kann es nicht so schreiben. Denn dann bin ich ein antisemit. MfG

    1. You as a German, can’t write it like that it’s not your biggest problem, you problem it’s you can be send to jail to write that in Germany.

  6. The facts of a cancer and then you learn it has metastacised inexorably. What to do and avoid going down without a fight? I mean, really!

  7. Jews and “jewish power”, fortunately have been and by their inherent nature prove to be their own ruin and downfall.

  8. Why does no one ever speak about the English role in all this right from the beginning? With France, they used their well trained agents to build up the Wahabism sect, to break up Turkey, to Build the groundwork for Israel and then divide the whole ME (together with France and after rigorous OIL searchings in all regions) to their liking, tnot for the good of the Arab and Persian people, often dividing the tribes (also see the Afghan Durand line in the same manner, totally unsolved up tooday).

    When the time was right, they used their own infiltrated Muslim brotherhood to do the major blow on the ME states. Israel always was a close allay and – after building it’s own fortress in 1948 – started his own way od destruction in the heart of this war torn region.

    The English/Jewish (mostly by marriage) elite has more than 350 years of knowledge how to do this, think of the East Asia company and many more. No one comes even close to such profound knowledge of ruling over mostly tribal inhabitants of those regions under English force.

  9. “…. never apologize for using your strength…”

    ‘For many Jews like Dershowitz, Jewish power is something to be proud of,’

    Reminiscent of Hitler’s remark : ‘Barbarism is not something to be ashamed of : it purifies the race…’

  10. to moa bitch
    i’m surprised since you apparently know so much about the talmud that you didnt even mention the most shockingly anti-christian quote of all, that says
    “Jesus is in hell now sitting in a cauldron of burning excrement”
    the talmud also teaches that jews are the only humans on earth and all non-jews are nothing but animals. jews even have a name for it , goyem plural goy for a person. thats a billion times more racist than nigger in my book.
    i had been friends with a jew for 23 years then one day she had called me that on the phone in a mocking way. i asked her what it meant and she said evasively “oh its just something we jews say amongst each other”
    the talmud also teaches it is perfectly alright to kill a goy(non-jew) a to steal from them
    it also teaches that it is perfectly alright to have sex with a non-jew goy child over two years of age
    as the great military stategist tsung tzu once said, “the greatest way to win a war is not on the battlefield, its winning over the minds of the populace.”
    as herman goring, the founder of the nazi luftwaffe once said, “the easiest way to get a country to go to war is threaten the people that theyre about to be attacked”
    so go figure all that out unless youve become so zio-brainwashed you cant think straight anymore

  11. i’ve been on my own personal sojourn now for 12 years investigating what i thought first was just jewish/israeki influence into the affairs of america but what i now know is the jewish/israeli “contamination” of america.
    our founding fathers even warned us!
    george washington, at his 1797 farewell address to the country, sternly warned present and future americans to avoid at all costs having a “passionate attachment” to a foreign country or else the problems of the foreign country will embroil us and eventually destroy us in the end. HELLO?
    thats exactly what israel is doing to us. EXACTLY! and george said that 220 years ago.
    after studying for 12 years now the parasitic enstrangulation that israel holds over us, i dare say that its my personal opinion that the only chance we have is to stage an internal military coup de tat to remove all the traitorous israel-subservient politicians from capitol hill and replace them with real loyal americans who care for america and ONLY america

    1. Israhell was not a “country” at that time. But, had we followed heed, we would have stayed out of WWII. Germany was in at 1939, doing okay, and that’s when the U.S. got “involved” . . . and we had our passionate attachment in 1941.
      German immigrants are the largest in numbers to come to the U.S. And within a span of 50 years, they forgot all about Germany, their heritage, and went over to fight their own people?!?
      We’re not going to have a coup . . . pity, I wish we could.
      But, forewarned is forearmed . . . but we didn’t listen 220 years ago, and accepted the Trojan Horse.
      50,000,000 people died in WWII . . .
      50 MILLION.
      Countless money made by the war profiteers . . .
      For what?
      Then the French started flicking shit in Vietnam . . . got US embroiled in that and with Henry KissMyAssinger, the Zionist mole placed as . . . of all things . . . Secretary of State?!?!?
      WOW — talk about blind loyalty.

  12. Here’s what these soulless-Godless Israeli cowards are really made out of — quote below from a friend:
    ‘Resistance Fighters in Jenin [West Bank] spoke of how Israeli soldiers on their own RAN SCARED when fighting man to man, cowering, peeing in their pants etc out of fear. Same with Hezbollah when Israelis occupied Lebanon and Resistance fighters fought them to free Lebanon. they too describe the COWARDICE of wimping Israeli soldiers who only show their ‘BRAVERY’ when hiding behind their Caterpillar Tanks [provided by USA] or the Fighter Jets again courtesy of America.”
    Other than shooting babies and defenseless people, they are actually total COWARDS when faced with real fighters. Let’s hope their worst FEAR comes true — and they are ended.

  13. Actually, the Third Temple was attempted by the Roman emperor Julian the Apostate in the mid-4th C., which he helped finance in order to both disprove Christianity and curry favor with the Jews. Construction had to be abandoned when fireballs came up from the ground and consumed many who were then working on the foundation. This happened at least twice before Julian called off the construction project. This is no fiction. It was reported by a good number of Christian, Jewish, and Roman sources. The Jews may attempt it again but they won’t succeed. And as for the Second Coming of Christ, it will happen, but it will be at the end of the world.

  14. Sadly, anybody who has been reading multiple resources has been able to put pieces of this puzzle together and come up with the same mindset. Any group that has the power to rewrite history, textbooks and hides the truth is indeed acting towards the completion of a self-serving end. I cannot understand why the Bible Belt Christian Zionists are so blinded by the history of that very bible that has been so bastardized. The Second Coming will never happen but the Third Temple will more than likely be built causing the Talmudic prophesy to create total servitude of the non-Jew-the Goy. In all actuality, those Christians should be shaking in their boots at the very thought of that ever coming about. But, this is never taught in church, no matter the sect. The Jews have been waiting for over four thousand years for these days so total control can be won as the Talmud states. We must always remember that the Torah is not the religious text of the Jews as we have been taught.

    1. Correct! The “Judeo-Christians” are spell bound to the Babylonian Talmud. This is NOT the Torah. If Christians read what was in the Talmud they’d be “re-re-born” Christians. WAKE THE FVCK UP!!
      Mary is classified as a “whore” in the Talmud
      Jesus is classified as a “bastard” in the Talmud.
      I’ve made this comment before, but will do so again.
      Jesus gave the parable of the Good Samaritan. It’s in the B-I-B-L-E, so I won’t repeat it. Very interesting tale and I encourage folks to read it.
      Jesus mentioned the Samaritan as the only person passing by a man who had been robbed, beaten and left for half-dead. A priest passed him and did nothing. A levi passed him and did nothing. But the Samaritan stopped, took the injured man to an inn, paid for his food, water, and health care. The Samaritan paid in advance and said “If this is not enough, let me know when I return, and I’ll pay.”
      The Samaritans are Jews, of a specific tribe. They are the guardians of the Torah, the safe-keepers — the law of Moses is in the Torah. You know what they do to Samaritans in Israhell – conscript them! So much for the law of Moses which they are guardians . . . 6th Commandment and Jesus’ parable mocked. And “Judeo Christians” have no clue.
      Pity.

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