…by Jonas E. Alexis and Mark Dankof
Mark Dankof is the former 36th District Chairman of the Republican Party in King County/Seattle. He was an elected delegate to Texas State Republican Conventions in 1994 and 1996 and entered the United States Senate race in Delaware in 2000 as the nominated candidate of the Constitution Party against Democratic candidate Thomas Carper and Republican incumbent William Roth. He is a radio broadcaster, and past contributor to Press TV, the American Free Press, and the Tasnim News Agency of Iran.
Jonas E. Alexis: Meeting people from different countries on an airplane is one of life’s precious moments that only traveling can offer. Those moments are precious because they don’t happen every single day.
For example, you can find yourself on an airplane where an irate passenger starts kicking, screaming, throwing a tantrum, and stripping naked. Or you can find yourself on a plane where a woman starts throwing her pelvis at the sky, which is exactly what happened on a Frontier Airlines flight back in 2016.
In any event, I went to Malaysia last Monday to see a dear friend of mine (Samuel Lee) and his lovely family, and we spent days talking about various topics, ranging from politics to education and the PC culture (too much to detail here). Sam also spent some time educating me on the political and religious climate in Malaysia.
As we were watching the news one particular evening, the father of Sam’s wife asked, “So, what’s your take on Trump?” I laughed a bit and said, “I need to have a seat.” We moved onto different topics and I never fleshed out my idiosyncratic view of the man who has progressively become unpredictable in the White House. Sam and I had already discussed our views on Trump, and perhaps I did not want to address where I think the issues actually lie that evening.
Yet on my way back to Korea, I happened to meet a priest from France on the plane. “You guys are going to meet Croatia on Sunday,” I said. “Yeah,” he responded. “It will be very interesting.”
To make a long story short, our delightful conversation got morphed into politics. “So,” he asked with a smile and polite manner, “what’s your reaction to President Trump?”
I immediately started to smile myself because I tried to evade that question the day before. One reason is that you cannot discuss the activities of the Trump administration in an hour. But eight hours on a plane are enough to establish something. I tried to summarize where the issues actually lie by saying,
“With respect to foreign policy, it is incontrovertible that Trump is a puppet of Israel and the Neoconservative establishment in the US. No exaggeration here.”
He was somewhat shocked when I mentioned Israel, but I moved on to elaborate:
“Take a look at the debacle in Syria because it is relatively recent. Not a single US official can tell the American people why we are still supporting the so-called rebels there. The interesting thing is that many people voted for Trump because he promised he would get America out of Syria and perpetual wars in the Middle East. In fact, his motto throughout his campaign was ‘America First.’
“Trump obviously knew that the war in Iraq alone will eventually cost America at least six trillion dollars. And he knows the people who were behind that particular war. For example, one proponent of the war by the name of Jonah Goldberg tried to anesthetize his conscience from guilt by preposterously stating that the war in Iraq ‘was a worthy mistake.’ How can a mistake be worthy? Isn’t that an implicit contradiction? At any rate, Trump was cognizant of all of that. He also made it specifically clear throughout his campaign that perpetual wars have led America to one disaster after another.
“Yet shortly after he was ascended to the throne, Donald J. Trump amazingly announced on April 7th of last year that the US has to bomb Syria because Assad allegedly used chemical weapons. Total nonsense. Russia singlehandedly presented irrefutable evidence showing that it was the rebels/terrorists themselves, not Assad, who were using chemical weapons in the region. But US officials were blinded by the Israeli narrative, which perpetuated the claim that that Assad had to go.
“Trump simply cannot put ‘the American people and American security above all else’ when he is in cahoots with Benjamin Netanyahu, the man who has repeatedly lied to US officials. The unconditional alliance with Israel has got to be broken in order for the US to make some progress in the Middle East. US officials have to challenge Netanyahu to abide by international law and stay away from double standards, particularly when it comes to nuclear weapons.”
“In short, Trump reminded me of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who promised Americans that he would never send US soldiers to die in World War II. Yet right after he became president, Roosevelt started to work with the war machine and the powers that be in order to seduce the American people. This was why his administration was directly involved in instigating the attack on Pearl Harbor.”
The priest was nodding his head in agreement, and then added: “The French people are saying the same thing about Emmanuel Macron. These politicians usually make a lot of promises but deliver virtually nothing when they are in power. Let’s pray that things get better.”
The priest was right on target here. We are living in a world in which the moral order has been banned from political discourse. As we have argued over the past four years or so, this is actually the crux of the New World Order: contempt for morality and what Immanuel Kant calls practical reason in the comprehensible universe, which was created by what Aristotle calls the Unmoved Mover. In other words, the New World Order is essentially a world in which practical reason in the moral and political landscape plays virtually no role.
As Kant predicted in his Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals, a deviation from the moral order (what he calls the categorical imperative) will end up producing disastrous results.
Kant was indeed a genius because he was able to formulate the categorical imperative without appealing to religion or the supernatural. This is not to say that the categorical imperative is incongruent with religious or theological principles. In fact, Kant was well aware that the categorical imperative fits perfectly well with religion. And some writers have said that the categorical imperative was another way of saying “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Kant stated:
“Act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.”
The moral or universal law, says Kant, is what binds us all together as rational creatures. So, any system that seeks to dismiss that moral law must be wrong precisely because that system itself will inevitably be incoherent. Kant continues to say that for an action to be good, “it is not enough that it should conform to the moral law—it must also be done for the sake of the moral law.”
What is essential to Kant’s categorical imperative is that it prohibits contradiction and irrationality precisely because it is based on the moral law itself. More importantly, the moment a person violates or denies or dismisses the categorical imperative, that person will soon find himself in a torrent of contradictions, illogical leaps, and intellectual chaos.
This brings us to a key point here. The reason the New World Order is dangerous and indeed diabolical is because it categorically denies the moral law. It also replaces the moral law with an essentially Talmudic ideology, which always seeks to destroy anything rational or orderly.
This Talmudic ideology basically says that double standards and blatant contradictions are perfectly fine in the universe: Israel can have nuclear weapons, but Iran cannot even have nuclear power plant; Israeli military historian Martin van Creveld can brag about Israel blowing up the entire world, but Benjamin Netanyahu and his puppet regime Saudi Arabia want to incoherently persuade the entire world that Iran is the new Hitler on the block; the United States can snoop on virtually every single country on the globe via the NSA, but the United States will not allow other countries to snoop on US officials; Israeli officials can call anyone who criticizes Israel a Nazi, but Israeli officials and Neoconservatives find it congenial to work with former Nazis like Otto Skorzenry, who styled himself “Hitler’s most daring commando,” and Stepan Bandera; the United States and Israel tell us that they are fighting against gangsters and terrorists, but one of the infamous gangsters in America, Meyer Lansky, was working for the Israeli Mossad; the United States and Israel have been involved in regime change throughout the world since the beginning of time, but US officials get grumpy when Russia “invades” Crimea—despite the fact that 97 percent of Crimeans backed Russia and despite the fact that Crimea has been part of Russia since the beginning of time.
If John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago is right, that “the Ukraine Crisis is the West’s Fault” and that NATO has been antagonizing Russia since the beginning of time, then it is safe to say that the West has lost touch with its moral and intellectual patrimony.
This brings us to another essential point: when you are operating within a system which denies the moral order and substitutes an essentially diabolical ideology in its place, you will invariably become the antithesis of your own intellectual and political existence.
America ended up following a diabolical existence when US officials started listening to a country that has been acting against Logos since the beginning of time. That country is Israel. Ever since, the cannon of US foreign policy has never been the same.
So if Jewish scholar Yuri Slezkine of the University of California is right in saying that “The Modern Age is the Jewish age, and the twentieth century, in particular, is the Jewish Century,” then Israel, the Zionist ideology, and the Neoconservative establishment are the culmination of that century.
In that sense, Russia (and Vladimir Putin in particular) is a reaction to the chaos that the Neocon establishment has brought on the Middle East. If “Russia has become the Middle East new power broker,”if Vladimir Putin “is filling the Middle East power vacuum,” if “Russia’s star is waxing while America’s wanes,” it is because Putin is essentially picking up the trash that the Neocon establishment has left in the Middle East. That is one reason why the establishment still hates Russia. As noted scholar Stephen F. Cohen of Princeton puts it a few years ago:
“The orthodox, consensual, political media establishment view is that only Putin is to blame. We are completely innocent. We never did a single thing in the 25 years since the end of the Soviet Union to bring about a cold war. That isn’t true. But if we try to discuss it…then comes the cries, ‘Puppet of the Kremlin, agent of Putin.’”
Cohen, who is not afraid of chastising the mass media for demonizing Russia, again declared: “This guy [Putin] gives more interviews, more speeches, it’s all available in English” and “no one paid any attention to what Putin said.”
Cohen is absolutely correct. Putin argued that whenever New World Order agents “need to justify illegal intervention” to topple “inconvenient regimes,” they use all kinds of illegal activities under the flavor of “democracy” and “freedom” and “blackmail” any leader who disagrees with them. He continued to attack the New World Order ideology this way:
“Instead of settling conflicts it leads to their escalation, instead of sovereign and stable states we see the growing spread of chaos, and instead of democracy there is support for a very dubious public ranging from open neo-fascists to Islamic radicals.
“Why do they support such people? They do this because they decide to use them as instruments along the way in achieving their goals but then burn their fingers and recoil. I never cease to be amazed by the way that our partners just keep stepping on the same rake, as we say here in Russia, that is to say, make the same mistake over and over.”
Putin was just warming up. He continued to damage the New World Order system by saying,
“Our partners expressed agreement, but a little time passed and we ended up back where we started. First there was the military operation in Iraq, then in Libya, which got pushed to the brink of falling apart. Why was Libya pushed into this situation? Today it is a country in danger of breaking apart and has become a training ground for terrorists.”
After exposing the so-called Syrian rebels as a terrorist cell, after linking them with other terrorists such as ISIS, Putin added:
“In Iraq, after Saddam Hussein was toppled, the state’s institutions, including the army, were left in ruins. We said back then, be very, very careful. You are driving people out into the street, and what will they do there?
“What was the result? Tens of thousands of soldiers, officers and former Baath Party activists were turned out into the streets and today have joined the rebels’ ranks. Perhaps this is what explains why the Islamic State group has turned out so effective?
“Russia warned repeatedly about the dangers of unilateral military actions, intervening in sovereign states’ affairs, and flirting with extremists and radicals. We insisted on having the groups fighting the central Syrian government, above all the Islamic State, included on the lists of terrorist organizations. But did we see any results? We appealed in vain.”
Putin pulled the ideological cat out of the Neocon bag when he declared: “This kind of unstable construction has shown its inability to fight the real threats such as regional conflicts, terrorism, drug trafficking, religious fanaticism, chauvinism and neo-Nazism. At the same time, it has opened the road wide for inflated national pride, manipulating public opinion and letting the strong bully and suppress the weak.”
If Putin’s speech was not an attack on the New World Order and its diabolical agenda in the political sphere, then nothing is. The entire speech, which is 41 pages long, can be extracted online and is littered with devastating statements against the New World Order in the Middle East. New World Order agents, Putin said, are “increasingly divorced from reality and are in contradiction with the world’s diversity.”
If you doubt what Putin has put forward here, then ask Christopher A. Preble, who said that the United States has a long tradition of “engaging in subterfuge, misdirection and/or outright deception” in the political realm. And this goes back to World War II: “During World War II…President Roosevelt referred to Joseph Stalin as gentle ‘Uncle Joe’ to polish the Soviet leader’s public persona in the United States.”
Keep in mind that Roosevelt was polishing the behavior of a man who had previously slaughtered at least more than seven million people within less than ten years! By 1937, Stalin had already starved and executed as many as ten million peasants.
If you still think that Putin is an enemy of the West and that he should have allowed Israel and the United States to overthrow the Syrian government, then let’s bring in USA Today, hardly a Russian propaganda machine:
“Saudi Arabia has sent death-row inmates from several nations to fight against the Syrian government in exchange for commuting their sentences…besides Saudis, the prisoners included Afghans, Egyptians, Iraqis, Jordanians, Kuwaitis, Pakistanis, Palestinians, Somalis, Sudanese, Syrians and Yemenis. All faced “execution by sword” for murder, rape or drug smuggling.”
The plot thickens: Israel, the United States, and Saudi Arabia were signing diabolical pacts with rapists and drug traffickers in order to overthrow the Syrian government. In other words, scumbags from all over the Middle East were liberators in Syria!
Do you see why Putin had to preempt the tidal wave of rapists coming to Syria? Do you see why he had to place his back against the wall and fight an essentially satanic ideology? Do you see why he could not understand why the United States and Israel were supporting a terrorist (Abu Sakkar) who cut the heart of his enemy and ate it?
Right after his gruesome act, Sakkar put out a message saying: “I swear to God we will eat your hearts and your livers, you soldiers of Bashar [Assad] the dog.”
Did the West rise up and stop supporting their terrorist brothers then? Did Western politicians begin to question Israel’s motives with respect to removing Assad from power? Did they even start rethinking the ideology of the Israeli regime in the region?
No. The only person who stood up and declared that supporting terrorist cells in Syria is dangerous was Vladimir Putin, the man who has been labeled “the New Hitler.” Putin declared then:
“These are people who don’t just kill their enemies, they open up their bodies, and eat their intestines in front of the public and the cameras. Are these the people you want to… supply with weapons?”
Instead of asking the West to stop supporting terrorists like Abu Sakkar, the BBC summoned the stupid idea that Sakkar was probably “mentally disturbed all along”! The BBC obviously did not want to put the so-called rebels on trial, the same people who had a history of committing war crimes in the region.
So New World Order agents are at war with truth and anyone who stands in their way. That was one reason why US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland bragged about spending at least five billion dollars instigating chaos in Ukraine. Keep also in mind that it was Nuland who explicitly declared, “Fuck the EU.”
Our friend and colleague Mark Dankof has something to say about this. His meditation is indeed worth your time and energy.
Mark Dankof: As an American who has witnessed the metastasizing of 5th stage cancer in the Empire since the 1960s, I must freely admit that the three holidays in this country which produce the most sadness and profound depression for me at this stage of my life are the 4th of July, Veterans’ Day, and Memorial Day.
Donald Jeffries covers the bases on many of my feelings today at Lew Rockwell in an essay entitled Our Plastic Patriotism. Suffice it to say that cardboard patriots in Star-Spangled Attire mouthing platitudes about “freedom” not only fail to understand that Washington, Adams, and Jefferson would not even recognize what this country has become internationally or domestically, but proceed to a mindless and terrifying embrace of the notion that utilizing the American military as a Regime Change Janissary force for Israel, the banks, and the multinational oil, gas, and mineral consortiums is a laudable thing.
Starting a war of aggression with Russia utilizing NATO would be just terrific by these folks. Jefferson knew otherwise. Even a cursory look at his writings reveals his grasp of the truism that a country involved perpetually in foreign wars of aggression has a government also bent on destroying the liberties of its domestic population.
Yet the flag waving and mindless chants of USA!USA! on the fourth of July fail to grasp the dark truth that the United States is the leading nation on the face of the earth in the exportation of the instruments of death and the accompanying ideology of preemptive wars for the promotion of usury, sodomy, Palestinian land theft, and World Government eventually culminating in the appearance of anti-Logos.
Just a few days before this fateful 4th of July, I encountered a young man at an exercise gym near Randolph AFB in the Alamo City, also known as Military Town USA. After identifying himself as a member of an Evangelical Baptist Church in San Antonio (read “pro-Zionist” and “pro-Empire“), he proceeded to engage me in conversation on several political subjects that pertain to these very issues.
I told him of some of my past appearances in recent years on Press TV available on YouTube and elsewhere, and jotted down a random sample of some of my articles and interviews in the last decade which include The Closing of the Zionist Mind; FDR and Pearl Harbor: The Primer for the Zionist Assault on the American Republic and the Nation of Iran; Mark Dankof’s Final Word on Michael Collins Piper’s Final Judgment on Israel and the Assassination of JFK; a review of The Real Lincoln; a past radio show on Israel and 9-11; a conversation with Iran’s Kourosh Ziabari on this latter topic; an interview with the Tasnim News Agency of Iran on Western duplicity, and interviews with everyone from David Duke to Bedros Hajian of Armenian Christian television in Los Angeles.
I also included a couple of articles I thought an Evangelical might actually warm up to, including The Church of Smyrna Speaks to the Confessing Church of Christ in This Darkening Hour; and An Overview of Jonah as Prototypical Primer for Catacomb Church and Homeschool Study. For good measure, I threw in a graduate paper of mine on Dispensationalism, just to challenge his eschatology.
Our chat became particularly spirited when the subject of Russia came up. He initiated this. It was fascinating to see that this young Evangelical Baptist’s perception of both President Putin specifically and Russia generally was taken right off the 3×5 note cards of either Hillary Clinton or William Kristol. I explained that in my view, Russia was not only a post-Communist society coming out of a 70-year tragedy, but that Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church were jointly leading the country into a pre-Bolshevik spiritual, moral, and political renaissance based on Christianity.
I went on to say that Putin’s Russia was the last and best bastion against the New World Order itself, deliberately targeted by globalist forces for this very reason. Using his smart phone, I pointed him to both Russia Insider and Russian Faith as necessary alternatives to American Mainstream Media (MSM) for his careful consideration.
As we parted, I reminded him of Francis Bacon’s famous dictum: “Read, not to believe and take for granted; nor to contradict and confute; but to weigh and consider.”
I ran into him again at the gym on July 3rd. He seemed nervous, distant, and even slightly hostile. I greeted him on my way to the Jacuzzi after my floor workout. He later caught up with me there but didn’t seem to be the gregarious sort he had been some 72 hours before.
When I inquired as to how he was doing, he suddenly came out with, “My father and my pastor told me to stay away from you and stop reading and listening to these things. They said you must be some sort of Communist.”
I was trying to keep an Old Right Prophet’s straight face when I said,
“You know, kid, your father and pastor are wise and cautious fellows. They’re just trying to protect you from concluding that worship of Jesus and Old Glory may not be one and the same thing. That would be a shame after all the work they’ve done in educating you to ‘know the truth, the truth which shall make you free.'” (John 8:32).
The young man never detected the amused sarcastic intent. I parted with him with a sincere handshake and a smile. Maybe he is on the beginning of a journey that will take him to a better vantage point in this present life, and the next one.
And at the end of July 4th, 2018, I take one lesson away from all of this. If one is indeed encouraged in matters of truth, theology, culture, politics, war, and history to read and to think, to weigh and consider critically from any and all sources of information and knowledge available, it may in fact quite rightly be perceived as a most dangerous and subversive concept. It is apparently considered inherently suspicious by the Citizens of these United States on this hallowed day of Flag Waving and Caesar Worship.
After all, the person making the recommendation might just be some sort of Godless Communist deliberately missing the parades and the stadium fly-overs.
-  See for example Keri Blakinger, “SEE IT: Passenger freaks out, throws tantrum and strips naked on Frontier Airlines flight,” NY Daily News, May 25, 2016; for similar stories, see “Shocking moment a woman was physically dragged off a Delta flight by two cops after she ‘stormed past the gate agent without checking in and then demanded overhead bin space,’” Daily Mail, December 13, 2016; “’Call my mom!’: Dramatic moment passenger has mid-flight tantrum caught on camera,” NY Daily News, September 22, 2015.
-  It is not an exaggeration to say that overt discrimination against Chinese and other minorities is engrained in Malaysia, despite the fact that people appear to be happy.
-  For a recent article on how the White House is pushing regime change in Iran, see James Carden, “This Think Tank is Pushing Regime Change in Iran—and the White House is Listening,” The Nation, July 12, 2018; for scholarly studies on the Neoconservative ideology, see Murray Friedman, The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004); Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003); Michael MacDonald, Overreach: Delusions of Regime Change in Iraq (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014); Paul R. Pillar, Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011).
-  Ernesto Londono, “Study: Iraq, Afghan war costs to top $4 trillion,” Washington Post, March 28, 2013; Bob Dreyfuss, The $6 Trillion Wars,” The Nation, March 29, 2013; “Iraq War Cost U.S. More Than $2 Trillion, Could Grow to $6 Trillion, Says Watson Institute Study,” Huffington Post, May 14, 2013; Mark Thompson, “The $5 Trillion War on Terror,” Time, June 29, 2011; “Iraq war cost: $6 trillion. What else could have been done?,” LA Times, March 18, 2013.
-  Jonah Goldberg, “Iraq Was a Worthy Mistake,” LA Times, October 19, 2006.
-  Herb Keinon, “Israel wanted Assad gone since start of Syria civil war,” Jerusalem Post, September 17, 2013; Dan Williams, “Now Israel Says It Wants To Whack Syria’s Assad,” Business Insider, September 17, 2013.
-  Mark and I have discussed these issues in the past. For studies on this, see John Koster, Operation Snow: How a Soviet Mole in FDR’s White House Triggered Pearl Harbor (WA: Regnery Publishing, 2012); Robert Stinnett, Day Of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor (New York: Touchtone, 2000); for similar studies, see Ralph Raico, Great Wars & Great Leaders (Auburn: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2010); Thomas Fleming, The New Dealers’ War: F.D.R. and the War Within World War II (New York: Basic Books, 2001).
-  See James Miller, Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011), 274-276.
-  Emmanuel Kant, Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1959), 39.
-  Emmanuel Kant, Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (New York: Torchbooks, 1964), 390.
-  Creveld: “We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force…. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.” “The War Game,” Guardian, September 21, 2003.
-  Raphael Ahren, “PM likens Iran to Nazi Germany in its ‘commitment to murder Jews,’” Times of Israel, December 3, 2017; “Iran’s supreme leader ‘the new Hitler,’ says Saudi crown prince,” BBC, November 24, 2017; “Iran Supreme Leader ‘new Hitler’ says Bin Salman,” Middle East Monitor, November 24, 2017.
-  See Glenn Greenwald, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State (New York: Picador, 2014).
-  David E. Sanger and Charlie Savage, “U.S. Says Russia Directed Hacks to Influence Elections,” NY Times, October 7, 2016; Spencer Ackerman and Sam Thielman, “US officially accuses Russia of hacking DNC and interfering with election,” Guardian, October 8, 2016.
-  See Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal, Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service (New York: HarperCollins, 2012), chapter 8.
-  Otto Skorzeny, My Commando Operations: The Memoirs of Hitler’s Most Daring Commando (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1995).
-  See E. Michael Jones, “Crimea River: The Hypocrisy of U.S. Foreign Policy,” Culture Wars, April 2014.
-  For historical studies on this issue, see for example Albert Fried, The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Gangster in America (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993); Jenna Weissman Joselit, Our Gang: Jewish Crime and the New York Jewish Community, 1900-1940 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1983); Stephen Birmingham, The Rest of Us: The Rise of America’s Eastern European Jews (New York: Syracuse University Press, 1999); David Pietrusza, Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series (New York: Basic Books, 2011); Robert A. Rockaway, But He Was Good to His Mother: The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters(Jerusalem and New York: Gefen Publishing House, 2000).
-  Bar-Zohar and Mishal, Mossad, chapter 8; E. Michael Jones, “How Meyer Lansky took over the Cincinnati Ballet,” Culture Wars, July/August, 2017; Jonas E. Alexis and Mark Dankof, “John McCain, Meyer Lansky, and Organized Crime in Havana,” Veterans Today, May 25, 2018.
-  See Stephen Kinzer, Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq (New York: Times Books, 2006); Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005); All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2005); Ervand Abrahamian, The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations (New York: The New Press, 2013).
-  Charles McPhedran and Anna Arutunyan, “Crimea votes to join Russia; Ukrainians prepare for war,” USA Today, March 16, 2014; Kim Hjelmgaard, “Crimeans back Russian takeover: If they try to take it back, ‘I will fight,’” USA Today, January 4, 2017.
-  John J. Mearsheimer, “Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault,” Foreign Affairs, September/October 2014.
-  For historical and scholarly studies on this, see Ami Pedahzur and Arie Perliger, Jewish Terrorism in Israel (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009); Ilan Pappe, The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011); The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oxford: One World, 2006); The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories (Oxford: One World Publications, 2017); Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004); Norman Finkelstein, Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom (Oakland: University of California Press, 2018); Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2005); Ronen Bergman, Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations (New York: Penguin, 2018); Gordon Thomas, Gideon’s Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2015); Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman, Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel’s Secret Wars (New York: Levant Books, 2014); Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal, Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service (New York: HarperCollins, 2012).
-  Yuri Slezkine, The Jewish Century (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006), 1.
-  Owen Matthews, Jack Moore, and Damien Sharkov, “How Russia Became the Middle East’s New Power Broker,” Newsweek, February 9, 2017.
-  Henry Meyer and Donna Abu-Nasr, “Putin Is Filling the Middle East Power Vacuum,” Bloomberg, October 3, 2017.
-  John Hannah, “Russia’s Middle East Offensive,” Foreign Policy, September 13, 2016.
-  See Stephen F. Cohen, “Distorting Russia,” The Nation, February 12, 2014.
-  Christopher A. Preble, “Why Cover for Saudi Arabia?,” National Interest, April 22, 2016.
-  Ibid.
-  See for example Steven Rosefielde, Red Holocaust (New York: Routledge, 2010); Jean-Louis Panné and Andrzej Paczkowski, The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999); Robert Conquest, The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987).
-  Michael Winter, “Report: Saudis Sent Death-Row Inmates to Fight Syria,” USA Today, January 31, 2013.
-  Matt Blake, “Syrian rebel ‘cuts out soldier’s heart and EATS it’ in horrific propaganda video,” Daily Mail, May 13, 2013.
-  “Face-to-face with Abu Sakkar, Syria’s ‘heart-eating cannibal,’” BBC, July 5, 2013.
-  See for example Ben Norton, “U.S.-backed Syrian rebels committing war crimes, torture, abductions; imposing harsh Sharia law: Report,” Salon, July 12, 2016; “Syrian rebels may have committed war crimes in Aleppo – Amnesty,” Russia Today, May 13, 2016; “Why the Syrian Rebels May Be Guilty of War Crimes,” Time, September 19, 2012.
-  “‘Fuck the EU’: US diplomat Victoria Nuland’s phonecall leaked,” Guardian, February 7, 2014; “Angela Merkel: Victoria Nuland’s remarks on EU are unacceptable,” Guardian, February 7, 2014; “Ukraine crisis: Transcript of leaked Nuland-Pyatt call,” BBC, February 7, 2014; “’F*ck the EU’ and more: Victoria Nuland’s 4 most memorable moments,” Russia Today, January 27, 2017.