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UN-Avengers2014Jewish Thinking (Cain): characterized by a strong sense of exceptionalism, security, and vengeance; finds expression in rebellion and domination — while seeking identity, redemption, and freedom.

The patient needs to be helped to overcome self-centeredness, to be truthful, and to understand that real justice starts with respecting and serving others.

UkraineIntAirlinesLE met up with a flight crew from Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) today in NYC, and asked one of the pilots about Malaysia Flight 17’s route-of-flight over Ukraine.

It hasn’t been widely reported in the Western media that Malaysia Flight 17 was ordered, by Kiev Air Traffic Control, to descend and change course, while passing over Ukraine — putting it dangerously close to the restricted air space in the combat zone.

The pilot we spoke with confirmed that Malaysia Flight 17 had indeed been ordered to descend and was rerouted toward the combat zone prior to being blown out of the sky.

Analysis: In January 1914, Tsar Nicolas II of Russia (to appease the revolutionaries and warmongers in his government) gave Serbia a blank check — “For Serbia we shall do everything.” The result was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and World War I.

President Obama, attempting to appease the revolutionaries and warmongers in Washington, supported the February 2014 coup in Kiev — giving the new gangster government there a blank check — which doesn’t bode well for the region and the world.

BRICSMisfitsCan the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) save the world from the Misfits (U.S., Israel, England)?

NepaleseAmericanFestival2014Jackson Heights, a section of Queens, NY, is inhabited by people from 84 countries — including 10,000 from Nepal.

Over the Fourth of July Weekend a festival was held in Jackson Heights for people from Nepal, sponsored by a man from Pakistan who is hoping to “Americanize” the Nepalese.

SupermanNYCWoman (2)Nepal is where the Sherpas are from. The U.S. is a place of (“I Am King”) pathology. Hopefully the Sherpas do not become Americanized. Americans should be more like the Sherpas.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

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SafeBondsDuring the Great War (1914-1918) the U.S. Government pressured ordinary Americans into buying government Liberty Bonds ($25 billion) to fund the Allies’ war of choice. The government did not repay the bonds to the people as promised. Instead the bonds were rolled into new securities. When the people were finally repaid, in the 1930’s, it was not with gold, as had been promised, but with devalued dollars, wiping out many households — thus the Great Depression.

In 1910 the U.S. National Debt was $1.26 billion (6.8% of GNP), by 1919 it had grown to $25.49 billion, and by 1947, $258.29  billion. A good portion of the debt came from the government loaning (Liberty Bond money) to war combatants who then bought war supplies from the U.S. but didn’t repay the original loans. In his War Memoirs, David Lloyd George recounts exporting $600,000,000 worth  of gold to the U.S. prior to America’s April 1917 entry into the war.

“By the time America came into the War, our capacity to produce further securities to sell in the States to pay for our purchases there was approaching the end.” David Lloyd George, War Memoirs (1934)

But the British had something the American Zionists (who got Wilson elected) desperately wanted, and for which Wilson had lobbied Lloyd George, Palestine. On November 2, 1917 the Balfour Declaration was delivered. On November 3, 1917 (as Lloyd George recounts in his Memoirs) the first Americans died on the Western (French) Front.

Today the government of Israel is selling Israeli Bonds for as little as $100 to anyone who wants to buy them. One insider we spoke with said there have been $34 billion sold, including to American pension funds. The government of Israel has debt of over $200 billion with revenues of $68 billion (2011). It doesn’t take a PhD to see trouble ahead for holders of Israeli debt.

In spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the leaders and people of the United States and Israel cling to notion that they are exceptional — possessing moral authority, while making the world safe for democracy.

DayOfVengeanceTheBigFourWith the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (of Austria-Hungary), and his wife in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, a regional dispute became the Great War between the Great Powers

“The fight for the ultimate peace of the world and for the liberation of its peoples…the world must be made safe for democracy.” Woodrow Wilson, Address to Congress, April 2, 1917

The ‘war to end all wars’ became perpetual war in April 1917, when President Wilson announced the entry of the United States into the war.

On June 28, 1919 the Big Four: Lloyd George, England; Vittorio Orlando, Italy; Georges Clemenceau, France and Woodrow Wilson, U.S., signed the Treaty of Versailles, also known by historians as the treaty of vengeance, because of the desire for vengeance on Germany.

Years later, Felix Frankfurter recounted the appeals made to Wilson in Paris, by neutral countries, for mercy on the German people. “When they respectfully and soulfully pointed out how harsh and severe were the consequences to the German people of some of the terms, particularly the economic, Wilson said, ‘We mean them to be harsh because we want to etch forever on the minds of the German people that the people are responsible for the conduct of its rulers.'” Felix Frankfurter Reminisces (Reynal, 1960)

It was that vengeance that helped to produce Hitler, World War II and the Holocaust.

The irony in Wilson’s statement (if it’s true) is that he and his people (House, Baruch, Brandeis & Frankfurter) went to great lengths to decouple Administration policy from the will of the American people — by misleading, defrauding (bonds), and manipulating them into a war of choice, thereby undermining the democracy project (and League of Nations) that he claimed to be fighting for.

Hanna'sJourney-vonHeinz (2)Hanna’s Journey, by German filmmaker Julia von Heinz (right), is a serious romantic comedy about a 20-something German woman who goes to Israel, to work with mentally ill patients and Holocaust survivors, for the purpose of enhancing her CV.

The movie’s charm is in the young people, three generations removed from WWII, dealing with heavy history and their own shortcomings.

After watching the film, one can’t help but feel that the so-called ‘Holocaust industry’ is making it difficult for people to get a clear understanding of the war’s history—why the Holocaust happened and how it can be avoided in the future.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

GermanFilmFestivalArtWar-WilmsGanzeer (2)ArtWarDevilThis year’s German Film Festival (June 13-19) includes Art War, a documentary by Marco Wilms, chronicling the role graffiti artists played in Egypt’s so-called Arab Spring.

Mr. Wilms is not a moralist, but his film reveals some of the diabolical outside forces (U.S. & Israeli) that helped to foment the revolution/coup of 2011.

The leaders of Egypt and Israel signed a Peace Treaty on March 29, 1979 that forbade intervention in each others affairs.

Article 3 says that:

“Each party undertakes to ensure that acts or threats of belligerency, hostility, or violence do not  originate from and are not committed from within its territory, or by any forces subject to its control or by other forces stationed on its territory, against the population, citizens or property of the other Party. Each Party also undertakes to refrain from organizing, instigating, inciting, assisting or participating in acts or threats of belligerency, hostility, subversion or violence against the other party, anywhere, and undertakes to ensure that perpetrators of such acts are brought to justice.”

Middle Photo: Marco Wilms (left) with Egyptian graffiti artist “Ganzeer”

KosciuszkoFoundation-KaratnyckyAdrian Karatnycky, of the Atlantic Council in Washington D.C., spoke at the Kosciuszko Foundation in NYC this evening.  He addressed the Ukranian Crisis, with particular emphasis on Poland’s role.

In recounting the factors leading up to the protests, which began on Nov. 21, 2013 and culminated in Victor Yanukovych’s removal from office, Mr. Karatnycky described the rear guard action taken by “alienated” oligarchs (controlling 40% of Ukraine’s economy) who became fed up with paying 50% of their earnings to Yanukovych. Mr. Karatnycky said that Mr. Yanukovych was taking in $4-5 billion/year from the oligarchs, and added that his mansion had cost $600 million (note: President Obama, a backer of the coup, built his 2012 re-election mansion with 1.2 billion from American oligarchs).

Mr. Karatnycky described the role played by Radoslaw Sikorski, Foreign Minister of Poland, during the Maidan Revolution, and suggested he might be in line for Catherine Ashton’s job at the EU.

Poland has gone along with Washington and the EU, in their plans for Ukraine, which someone pointed out has cost Poland economically, due to Russia’s economic retaliation.

In recounting a meeting with Polish government officials, Karatnycky said, with a chuckle, that someone asked “what do we have to show for it?” Referring to Poland’s support for Washington and Kiev.

LE asked Mr. Karatnycky if he knew of any countries, in recent years, that were better off for having thrown in their lot with Washington? He said “China”.

China and Russia seem to have figured out that the U.S. has become the Adam Lanza of the world, and are acting accordingly. Poland would do well to reconsider what it’s doing for Kiev on behalf of Washington.

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