by Gordon Duff, VT Sr. Editor, …with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow
– First published … September 29, 2018 –
Israel is dying. It has nothing to do with Hamas or Hezbollah, no rain of missiles will destroy Israel. Israel is in a cycle of self-destruction that began in the 1990s with the advent of the Likudist party.
As Israel’s population increased and became increasingly radicalized, with a Jewish population no longer of young idealists but rather of economic refugees, the die was cast. From Ian Greenhalgh, an editor at Veterans Today:
“The Likud Party has, since the mid-90s, been nothing more than a front for the Russian mafia. Starting in 1985 when Gorbachev opened the gulags, a whole mess of the worst, most evil criminal scum came flooding out; they found themselves in a collapsing Soviet Union, where men with very high levels of education, doctors, professors, men with multiple advanced degrees and much experience at high levels, struggled to survive. These unemployed academics were quickly recruited into the mafia (one shining example is Boris Berezovsky, who had very high qualifications in mathematics & economics), and thus formed the most dangerous criminal syndicate yet seen.
Many of these criminals had enough Jewish blood that they were eligible for emigration to Israel, so off to Israel they went. It took them just a few years to seize power there, which they did by taking over the Likud and killing Yitzhak Rabin to end the peace process. They chose Netanyahu to be their political front man; so in 1995 he was installed as prime minister. Netanyahu and the Likud remain in power to this day, which is why Israel has become such a bloodthirsty, uncontrollable outlaw state that can’t be negotiated with. It is this Israeli-Russian mafia that installed Trump in the White House (Adelson was their largest financial backer in this endeavour), and they exert control over many other world leaders.”
Greenhalgh’s dark view of Israel plays out in reality when we look at acts such as Netanyahu’s promise to incorporate in a “Jewish only” state much of the Palestinian homeland on the West Bank — land Israel has never had a legal claim to — land occupied in violation of dozens of UN resolutions.
Where we must be clear is in differentiating between Likudist Israel and the nation that might have been, one that may well have grown out of a political process devoid of extremism, or as Greenhalgh espouses, a nation ruled by a crime syndicate.
What is clear today is that this syndicate, now largely a “cult of personality” built around the name “Netanyahu,” is ending a cycle.
One might point out that Israel has a huge air force, is alleged to have hundreds of nuclear weapons and a vast army. One might also note that the IDF since 2006 has been an army of occupation, with its last military successes two generations past and even then based on America secretly entering the 1973 war.
Were real history studied, history long censored, long erased, the economic collapse the US suffered with the Arab oil embargo was, in actuality, a response to Nixon and Kissinger’s undeclared war on the Arab world.
Today that Arab world is, as it has been, fractured, separated by a common religion, still subject to Western spheres of influence, with governments tossed aside by “shock and awe” or equally fake “color revolutions.”
A decade ago, fear or hatred of Israel dominated the region. Today, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia are growing as military powers, while other nations, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq still endure western policies, perhaps driven by Israeli influence, that advocate war for the sake of war – not for the survival of Israel or the advancement of Western ideals, but for business.
That business – massive oil theft, human trafficking, the narcotics empire of Afghanistan and the militarization of the Persian Gulf – no longer involves Israel.
From time to time, Israeli citizens are asked to hide in bunkers from the occasional rocket but, in truth, Israel no longer matters. History has left her behind. Part of that history, an important part, involves the Adelsons, mentioned by Greenhalgh.
We’re going to be talking about two people, a married couple, Israeli American, wealthy, but not “Jeff Bezos” wealthy or even “Bill Gates” wealthy, but close. This is Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, who own casinos in Macao and Las Vegas and, since the United States Supreme Court decided the case Citizens United v. FEC in favor of the wealthy and powerful, the two most influential Americans.
The Adelsons control the Republican Party at both national and state level. No candidate wins without their financial support. If anyone runs against their wishes, the Adelsons drown opponents in unlimited cash from their Macao casino operations.
While the Adelsons remained “conventional,” the wealthy and corrupt gained more and more control over an America that became increasingly totalitarian. The Adelsons only cared that American policy favored Israel, and a corrupt US Supreme Court turned America over to them.
Political insiders saw this as the doom of democracy, and to an extent they were correct, or were they?
OK, two people, Israeli billionaires, you could call them “gambling bosses” if you want, took over America. They put idiots in office, pushed total incompetents and frauds into power based on their promise to pour American arms and cash into Israel.
Then it happened, years later. One day Shelly and Miriam woke up and, low and behold, Israel is run by leaders they chose, family friends, Benny and Sara – the Netanyahus.
But who are the Netanyahus? Sara is a child psychologist though, of late, her sanity has been questioned over and over. Benny? According to Canadian writer Barry Chamish, before being hand-selected by gangsters to run Israel, Netanyahu sold furniture for the Rim Furniture Company in Tel Aviv for $15,000 a year.
The writing is on the wall, Israel is destroying herself. It wasn’t a foreign enemy, no armies of Arabs marched Jews into the sea. Benny and Sara Netanyahu killed Israel. The flag hasn’t come down yet, but that time is close, so very close; and as with other changes of late, the world is unprepared.
From Miriam Adelson, Israel’s richest woman and most powerful woman in America as well, From Haaretz:
“Dr. Miriam Adelson told police that Sara chooses the people who work with the prime minister. ‘She chooses the workers, the people around him, the staff, his secretary. Then she knows everything that goes on,” she said. When asked if Sara Netanyahu influences governmental appointments, Adelson said, ‘Those too, I believe.
In her testimony, Miriam Adelson described an outburst by the first lady, saying, “At dinner at our house she screamed terribly loudly, to the point where Bibi told her they were leaving.”
When asked what Sara Netanyahu was screaming about, Dr. Adelson replied, “That I’m sucking her blood. It was horrible. She lost her senses. I hugged her and said, ‘Saraleh, it’ll be alright.’”
Dr. Adelson said the prime minister’s wife was “simply not healthy,” adding, “As a doctor I have sympathy for people who are not healthy. I treat addicts. She is not healthy.”
There is much behind what you read here. America’s Jewish population is generally both well-educated and politically astute. Sadly, over the years, the extremist policies of the Netanyahus, and it seems both “Benny and Sara” run Israel, have won out in the US, backed by endless Adelson cash.
The Adelsons donate 10 times the amount of the next nearest political donor in American politics, George Soros. When they thought they were buying security for Israel, instead they got something else – toadying and corrupt congressional leaders who established a powerful link, not one protecting Israel but rather tying Israel to continual wars that fed the arms, oil and banking industries, where the real supporters of the Netanyahus, the Kosher Nostra syndicate, makes its profits. From Haaretz:
‘She’s completely crazy,’ said Sheldon Adelson, publisher of the Israel Hayom daily. “She was compulsive about photos of herself and how she looked. She said ‘I’m the first lady, I’m a psychologist and I teach children about psychology.’ … She would tell my wife that if Iran attacked it would be her fault … because we didn’t publish good pictures of her,’ said Adelson, a leading donor to Israeli and Jewish causes as well as to the Republican Party.”
The reality may well be simple. Fourteen million Jews live in the United States. Though most support Israel in some way, the majority favor political candidates other than those picked by the Adelsons. American Jews, to an extent, vote with consideration to issues involving Israel but, more often, America’s domestic issues come to play; and the reality the Adelsons awoke to, an Israel run by a couple debauched and unstable, reflects in America as well.
You see, the America that was bought and paid for by gambling profits to put Israel first was also taking money from big oil, from the arms industry, from climate denialists and “clean coal” and from the corrupt Wall Street gang that crashes America’s economy every few years.
We then ask, where do we go from here with the Adelsons, the real czars of America, seemingly awakened to the destruction their years of short-sighted policies have caused?
Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia are military powers well beyond Israel’s imagination. Any or all could erase Israel with ease, were there a reason to do so; and “Benny and Sara” have done little but supply exactly that – reasons to destroy Israel.
The real questions, those of justice for the Palestinian people and the security of a Jewish population as well, have been off the table for 20 years now. The only “plan” on the table comes from Jared Kushner, the ultra-lightweight son-in-law of Donald Trump.
And there, in itself, is the rub, Donald Trump, perhaps the wild card of all time. Hated by America’s Jews, the Adelsons still stand by Trump, even supporting the wild and perhaps insane idea that Trump is a reincarnated biblical figure placed on earth to “save the Jews” from Iran.
But is Israel “the Jews?”
What is clear is that, after years of American military presence pushing Israel’s policies on nation after nation, America’s military credibility in the Middle East is non-existent. Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, perhaps even Andorra, any nation can challenge the US — and more and more do.
Where Turkey and Saudi Arabia worked with Israel and the US in Syria, secretly supporting jihadist groups and parroting Israel propaganda, those days are past.
Iraq it seems will stand with Iran. So will Turkey and Russia. Saudi Arabia has remembered the suffering of the Palestinian people after having “forgotten” for half a decade.
Syria has won its civil war and Hezbollah exists as a state within a state, with a battle-tested military few nations can equal.
In the balance is the state of Israel, leaderless, inherently unjust, a nation that tossed aside any normal role in the world community the day the Likudists took over.
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”