Backgrounder: The Six Day War
June 21, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - With the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War this month, we offer a quick review of work on the subject produced over the years by the Middle East Forum's staff and fellows, and by contributors to its flagship journal, Middle East Quarterly (MEQ).
The basic facts of the Six-Day War aren't really in dispute. In the face of a military buildup by Arab armies, bellicose threats by Arab leaders, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser's closure of the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping (an act of war that cut off the Jewish state's access to the Red Sea), and other provocations, Israel struck first on June 5. Catching its enemies by surprise, Israel effectively destroyed Nasser's air force in the first hours, then defeated the Egyptian, Jordanian, and Syrian armies in quick succession. By the end of the war it had captured the entire Sinai from Egypt, the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan, and the Golan Heights from Syria.
The conventional wisdom is that the Six-Day War was more or less accidental in that Nasser did not want war. Led astray by Soviet misinformation and egged on by rival Arab leaders, he took the escalation a bridge too far, cornering Israeli leaders into seeing a "preemptive" strike as the only option.
But MEQ editor Efraim Karsh argues in the new Summer 2017 issue of MEQ that whatever specific triggers may have led to war on June 5, 1967, a "second all-out attempt ... to abort the Jewish national revival" was going to happen eventually given the Arab world's unwavering rejection of Jewish statehood, together with Nasser's pan-Arab ambitions and overconfidence.[Read More]
In Advance Of Britney Spears Concert In Israel, El Al Flight Attendants Lip Sync “Toxic”
June 21, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – Britney Spears, defying the Hollywood Gestapo will be performing in Tel Aviv, Israel at Hayarkon Park, on July 3.
In what is being interpreted as an “in your face” move against the leftist thought police, El Al Airlines’ flight attendants lip-synced the singer’s hit song “Toxic.”
It’s not just an airline, it’s Israel![Read More]
Finsbury Park Mosque Attack, Alleged Casualty Might Have Already Been Dead
By WILLIAM MAYER and BEILA RABINOWITZ
June 19, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to a Dutch news source, Algemeen Dagblad [The Daily News], the reporting regarding the recent incident outside London’s Finsbury Park mosque might be seriously in error.
The MSM version goes as follows:
The attack involved a run-down of Muslims exiting a worship service that resulted in the loss of one life and the injury to others, 8 of whom were taken to local hospitals for treatment.
Contradicting this account, the Algemeen Dagblad’s headline reads, “Dead North London may have died before attack.”
“…but the victim had probably died before the assault occurred.”
“the perpetrator was captured by bystanders. The British authorities have stated that it was a deliberate action. A full investigation is underway and no additional arrests have been made. The alleged perpetrator was taken to a nearby medical facility for physical and psychiatric evaluation…additional police have been deployed in the area to provide extra security.” [source, Chris Born and Simone van Zwienen, Dead North London may have died before attack , Algemeen Dagblad]
Immediately following the incident the Finsbury Park mosque issued the standard Muslim denial - "We condemn every act of hatred and this attempt to tear our great community apart."
What is not mentioned anywhere in the MSM is that the Finsbury Park mosque has a history of having been a terrorist hub.[Read More]
Pelosi: Verbal Assassination Of GOP Hours After Tragic Shooting By Sanders Supporter
June 15, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – With the blood from yesterday’s assassination attempt by a socialist supporter of Bernie Sanders barely dry, House Minority Leader Pelosi today stooped to a new low.
Yes we are aware that calls for more flexibility than this plasticized caricature of hate incarnate has previously demonstrated, but nonetheless she managed to squeeze the words out from between her nasty lips, calling the still grieving members of the House Majority, “sanctimonious.”
Further compounding the offensive charge, she continued on, unbelievably adding, “as if they’d never seen such a thing before…”
Yeah Nancy, happens every day, alt-Right wingers running through the halls of Congress with blood stained machetes and lying in wait in the Capital Cloakroom with sub-machineguns.
Though Pelosi’s brain has obviously atrophied beyond the point of being able to comprehend, she is doing her increasingly violent party a disservice.
If the left wants a second Civil War, there is unfortunately nothing we can do to stop them from initiating hostilities, it is what happens after that point that the Marxist Deep Staters should seriously consider.[Read More]
Campaign for Accountability Files Complaint Against Trump Counsel Kasowitz…Based Upon A New York Times Article?
By WILLIAM MAYER
June 15, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – The so-called “non-partisan” Campaign for Accountability [CFA] has filed a “complaint” with the DC Bar Assoc., asking for an investigation of President Donald J. Trump’s personal attorney raising the allegation that, “ Marc E. Kasowitz, may have violated District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct. According to press reports… ”
In a brief conversation with a CFA spokesman this afternoon, the party indicated that the basis for the filing was solely due to information that was published by the New York Times on June 11, alleging that Mr. Kasowitz had provided “legal counsel” to members of the Trump staff that it was not necessary for them to retain personal counsel.
When asked to cite case law supporting the filing of legal actions based solely upon third-hand, unsourced information [as the Times coyly puts it, “two people”] published in a newspaper that has a long and demonstrated record of hostility towards the Trump administration, the “spokesman” reverted to what we presume to be the organization’s talking points regarding the matter.
As to the claim that the CFA is “non-partisan” we direct our readers to the following, which we believe shows a level of hostility and animus towards the administration that negates such a claim.
“Given how easily President Trump dismisses ethics rules, it probably shouldn’t surprise anyone that his personal attorney appears to be similarly cavalier with ethics. But unlike Congress, the D.C. Bar actually enforces the rules.” [source, CFA ]
Takeaway, CFA apparently has no evidence aside from claims made by a newspaper that hates the Trump administration, even though within that same article, “ A spokesman for Mr. Kasowitz called the characterizations of his conversations with staff members “inaccurate… ”[Read More]
Bernie Sanders Supporting DC Shooter Took AG Lynch’s Marching Orders To Spill Blood?
June 14, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The video speaks for itself, former AG Loretta Lynch is clearly fomenting violence against those with whom she has a political disagreement.
The near tragedy that took place today with James T. Hodgkinson, a Bernie Sanders supporter, opening fire during a GOP baseball practice game in Washington, DC., should serve as a wake-up call for those who support our president [happy birthday Mr. President] to put down the brewing leftist rebellion.
This event should be hung around the neck of the entire DC Democrat delegation.
The Deep State plays for keeps and in order to avoid having blood directly on its own hands, instead creates a climate of homicidal hatred among the cultural Marxist/progressive/Democrat left and provides them with an ideology that justifies murdering those who oppose the Marxist dystopia.
Stop the hearings, fire “Special Inquisitor” Torquemada Mueller and get back to the business of Making America Great Again.[Read More]
Soros’ Toy MoveOn Scales Up For Civil Unrest
June 6, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - We maintain a substantial number of subscriptions to enemy websites and listservs to keep track of what programs the Marxist subversives are planning and today we were not disappointed to find this sitting in our InBox:
“Dear [redacted to shield recipient’s ID]
Hi, I'm Vicki Kaplan, MoveOn's organizing director.
I'm writing you a personal note today to ask for your help.
One thing that the Trump presidency has taught us is that fighting Republicans on issue after issue using our old political playbook is simply not enough. There are too many critical fronts that demand our attention and, in most cases, victory means only stopping bad, cruel, or even dangerous things from happening.
The resistance needs to change the playing field.
That's why, as part of our broader efforts to build an anti-Trump wave and take back the House in 2018, MoveOn is launching a big, audacious new program that we're calling Resistance Summer.
It's a summer-long training program for 1,000 people across the country to learn how to organize and lead high-impact efforts in their own communities. That means turning up the heat on elected officials, engaging and registering voters, and building on-the-ground organizing capacity. And it means setting the stage for our elections program; it's a key step in laying the groundwork for an anti-Trump wave next year. It's a massive program, but that's the scale of what this political moment and our country's future demands. And we're well on our way to making Resistance Summer a reality. The applications are in. (Actually, we were flooded with many more applicants than we can accept.) And we're in the process of hiring 40 of the most accomplished progressive organizers in the country to work with and mentor the participants.”
Syria’s Dictator Assad Wanted A Nuke: Sought North Korean Assistance
By EMERSON VERMAAT
June 6, 2017 - Amersfoort, NL - PipeLineNews.org - “Mr. President, it looks like we may have a near-complete nuclear reactor in eastern Syria,” CIA chief Michael V. Hayden told President George W. Bush in the spring of 2007. Michael Hayden, a four-star general who previously served as director of the National Security Agency (DNSA, between 1999 and 2005) and Deputy Director of National Intelligence (DDNI, between 2005 and 2006) wrote his memoirs “Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror” in 2016. It is one of the best books on counterterrorism that I have ever read. And Hayden knows what he is talking about.
As the back cover describes it: “The New York Times master narrative of America’s intelligence wars, from the only person ever to helm both CIA and NSA.” General Hayden is highly critical of the New York Times, though, because that paper published two articles that in his view posed a serious threat to US national security. The first article appeared in October 2004, the second in December 2005. Some reporters of that newspaper, Pullitzer Price Winners Tim Weiner and James Risen, for example, pursue their own agenda and are not interested in objective facts, Hayden writes. He describes James Risen as “an aggressive intelligence-beat veteran.”
Hayden criticizes Weiner’s book “Legacy of Ashes” as follows:
“We thought it so bad that we allowed a CIA historian to review it on the agency Web site, an unprecedented step.” “Weiner is not honest about context, he is dismissive of motivations, his expectations for intelligence are almost cartoonish, and his book too often is factually unreliable.” (See pp. 123, 124.)
“‘Play to the edge’ was Hayden’s guiding principle when he ran the National Security Agency, and it remained so when he ran the CIA, “ the back cover of Hayden’s memoirs continues. “In his view, many shortsighted and uninformed people are quick to criticize and his book will give them much to chew on but little easy comfort.” “Is is unapologetic insider’s look from the perspective of the people who faced awesome responsibilities head-on, in the moment – which is to say, in the wake of 9/11, a major war, and sweeping technological change.”
Had Enough? How to Deal with Islamic Terror in the West
June 5, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – For over two decades the disciples of the “god who hates” have been in a state of declared war against the West.
Bin-Laden’s first fatwa to that effect was published in 1996 with a longer exposition dated February 23, 1998, that reads in part:
“On that basis, and in compliance with God’s order, we issue the following fatwa to all Muslims:
The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies - civilians and military - is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their arrnies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim. This is in accordance with the words of Almighty God, “and fight the pagans all together as they fight you all together, ” and “fight them until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in God. ” [source, Text of World Islamic Front’s Statement Urging “Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders,” Investigative Project on Terrorism, 1998]
For 21 years and running the political administrators of the First World have sought to explain away this universal declaration of war against non-Muslims [as well as “non-right thinking” Muslims] in a variety of ways, each one more ridiculous than the last as the body count continues to rise.[Read More]