That's a good old Aussie characterisation of once-high flying politicians.
I suppose we could apply it to our old mate the ex-Vicar of Virginia Water, that inveterate foe of Christian Zionism who in his time has rubbed shoulders with such individuals as the old rogue at left.
Moreover, in his role as head honcho of the Israel-bashing "Peacemakers" outfit, he seems to be trying to play "bigwig" on the world stage. For he's signatory number 51 of a recent letter to no less a personage than the UN Secretary-General in support of this (Israel-hating) Nigerian sheikh, a letter that says, inter alia:
"Mr. Secretary General! According to the religious teachings and the unchangeable divine traditions; whatever you, other international officials and those so-called defenders of Human Rights, accomplish your legal, human and moral duty or not, the oppressed nations particularly the Yemeni, Syrian, Palestinian, Iraqi, Afghan and Nigerian peoples will win as they have decided to be free and not to accept any type of injustice ..."What a group many of the 53 signatories turns out to be! For a start, there are a number of 9/11 Truthers among them. Hold your nose and read on! Here are the signatories (and definitions, as given, in bold font) with links/comments added by me below their names:
1. Prof. Johan Galtung (Norway), Sociologist, Mathematician, the principal Founder of the ‘discipline of peace & conflict studies, First Tun Mahathir Professor of Global Peace at the International Islamic University Malaysia, world's first chair in peace and conflict studies, at the University of Oslo (1969)
Says Wikipedia of this guy here (I've omitted footnote numbers):
'The Israeli newspaper Haaretz accused Galtung in May 2012 of antisemitism for: (1) suggesting the possibility of a link between the 2011 Norway attacks and Israel's intelligence agency Mossad; (2) maintaining that "six Jewish companies" control 96% of world media; (3) identifying what he contends are ironic similarities between the banking firm Goldman Sachs and the conspiratorial antisemitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion; and (4) theorizing that although not justified, antisemitism in post-World War I Germany was a predictable consequence of German Jews holding influential positions. As a result of such statements, in May 2012 TRANSCEND International, an organisation co-founded by Galtung, released a statement attempting to clarify his opinions. On August 8, 2012, the World Peace Academy in Basel, Switzerland announced it was suspending Galtung from its organization, citing what it posited were his "reckless and offensive statements to questions that are specifically sensitive for Jews." Galtung himself has vehemently repudiated the above attacks as "smearing and libel" in a published statement and a public lecture at the end of the year 2012.'2. Prof. Ward Churchill (US), Former professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, Author, Political Analyst
A rum sort of fella!
'Churchill wrote an essay in September 2001 entitled On the Justice of Roosting Chickens. In it, he argued that the September 11 attacks were provoked by U.S. foreign policy. He compared the role of financial workers at the World Trade Center in "ongoing genocidal American imperialism" to the role played by Adolf Eichmann in organizing the Holocaust. In 2005, this essay was widely publicized when Hamilton College invited Churchill to speak. This led to both condemnations of Churchill and counter-accusations of McCarthyism by Churchill and supporters. Following the controversy, the University of Colorado interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano said, "While Professor Churchill has the constitutional right to express his political views, his essay on 9/11 has outraged and appalled us and the general public."....'
3. Prof. James Henry Fetzer (US), Philosopher, Emeritus professor of the philosophy of science at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Political Expert
From Wikipedia (footnote numbers omitted here):
'Fetzer alleged that the 9/11 attacks were treason, and called for the military overthrow of President George W. Bush. He has asserted that the World Trade Center buildings collapsed by controlled demolitions or by high-tech weaponry, although his speculations have drawn further critical attention. In 2005, with Steven E. Jones, Fetzer co-founded Scholars for 9/11 Truth. Jovian Byford criticized Fetzer's speculations that Jews or Israel were involved in a conspiracy to commit the 9/11 attacks as "a contemporary variant of the old, antisemitic conspiracist canard about the disloyalty of Jews and their usurpation of power in the name of communal interests and the accumulation of wealth."
An article by Fetzer published by Press TV and Veterans Today (a site, according to Oliver Kamm, which "promotes conspiracy theories") titled (by the latter) "Did Mossad death squads slaughter American children at Sandy Hook?" was described in January 2013 by Kamm in The Jewish Chronicle as "monstrous, calumnious, demented bilge" that "violates all bounds of decency". In 2015, Fetzer published a book titled Nobody Died at Sandy Hook: It Was a FEMA Drill to Promote Gun Control. Lenny Pozner, father of Sandy Hook victim Noah Pozner, sued Fetzer and his co-author, Mike Palacek, for defamation in a Dane County, Wisconsin court. In June 2019, circuit judge Frank Remington found that Fetzer and Palacek had defamed the Pozners, with damages to be awarded at an October 2019 trial. The book's publisher, Half Moon Books, personally apologized to the Pozners and agreed to take the book out of circulation.
Regarding the Holocaust, Fetzer has written: "My research on the Holocaust narrative suggests that it is not only untrue but probably false and not remotely scientifically sustainable." In 2013, officials of the University of Minnesota said that "Fetzer has the right to express his views, but he also has the responsibility to make clear he's not speaking for the university." He is retired and no longer employed by the university.'4. Prof. Farid Esack (South Africa), Professor in the Study of Islam at University of Johannesburg
From Wikipedia (footnote numbers omitted) here:
'Esack served as a Commissioner for Gender Equality in South African and has taught at the Universities of Western Cape, and Hamburg, the College of William & Mary and Union Theological Seminary (NY) and at Xavier University in Cincinnati. He is currently a professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
He is head of the South-African branch of BDS. He was responsible for the boycott of Ben Gurion University by the University of Johannesburg.
In 2013, Esack said that BDS distanced themselves from the singing of "shoot the Jew" in song during a protest at Wits University’s Great Hall. "We unequivocally distance ourselves from the singing of this song and its sentiments. Also, to tarnish all Jews with the Zionist brush is racism regardless of who does it. Racism is racism and racism is abominable." Esack also bemoaned the advantage the incident had given the organisation's detractors. "It is unfortunate but not unexpected that supporters of Israel will focus on the singing of this song," he said. "The purpose and context of the protest were and remain the larger struggle against Israeli apartheid, Israel's illegal occupation and its violation of Palestinian rights."
In 2015 in the wake of 132 deaths caused by terror attacks in France, Esack lashed out at Western powers that had waged war on Muslim countries and that supported the invasion of Muslim countries. "I am not praying for Paris; I am not condemning anyone. Why the hell should I? I had nothing to do with it," "I am sickened by the perpetual expectations to condemn. I walk away from your shitty racist and Islamophobic expectations that whenever your chickens come home to roost then I must feign horror". "Stop supporting and funding terror outfits, get out of other people's lands and continents, stop outlawing peaceful resistance such as Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, to occupations, abandon your cultural imperialism, destroy your arms industry that provides the weapons that kill hundreds of thousands of others every year". "The logic is quite simple: When you eat, it's stupid to expect that no shit will ever come out from your body. Yes, I feel sorry for the victims on whom the shit falls. But, bloody hell, own it; it's yours!"5. Prof. William O. Beeman (US), Professor of Anthropology at University of Minnesota, Author
This Iran specialist blogs here
6. Prof. Rodney Shakespeare (UK), Former Professor of Binary Economics at Trisakti University [Jakarta], Economy Expert
A namesake more inventive than The Bard?:
'Rodney Shakespeare said in an interview with the Press TV that Britain has always tried to depict the mass killing of Jews by the Nazi Germany in the Second World War as the most notorious tragedy of the last century, adding that other incidents such as the massacre of the Iranians has always been hushed.
“Yes there was the mass killing of Jews, but a greater number ... probably about eight to 10 million, was the killing of Iranians by the British in the two years 1917 to 1919, and the figure ... is more than the roughly six million Jews killed by the Nazis,” he said.
“That Iranian devastation is not mentioned today ... and whilst there are continuing remainders of one mass killing, that of Jews, there is silence about the other, the killing of Iranians,” he added.'
More on him here7. Prof. Paul Sheldon Foote (US), Professor of Accounting at California State University, Fullerton, Political Analyst
Below his Twitter mugshot:
8. Prof. Lawrence Davidson (US), Former professor of history at West Chester University, author, political analyst
Sample his views on 9/11 here
And his views on Israel and Zionism here; Inter alia:
"We are at a new stage of the fight to realize Palestinian rights and free both Palestinians and Jews from the consequences of Zionist racism. There was a time when very few in the West understood the racist nature of the Israeli state. For a long time the Zionists controlled the public relations message .... Of course, Israel had always been a racist place designed for one group alone. But now the contradictions created by post-war occupation made, and continue to make, that fact harder to hide, and the mythical picture of Israel as a grand democratic experiment has eroded.... As a result, Israel has largely lost the public relations battle at the popular level of Western society.
However, the winning of this battle is not to be equated with the winning of the fight mentioned above. The Zionists are still able to maintain Western financial and military support of Israel at obscene levels despite Israel’s revealed apartheid nature...."9. Prof. Jacob Cohen (France), Former professor at Faculty of Law - Casablanca, Morocco, Author &Journalist
Voices unsavoury views re the Holocaust. For example:
To quote Memri.org:
'Moroccan-born French-Jewish Holocaust denier Jacob Cohen delivered a talk titled “The Holocaust and the Zionist Agenda” at the Lawyer’s Club in Rabat, Morocco, at an event commemorating the 10th anniversary of what the organizers termed “the 2008 Gaza Holocaust.” Cohen said that the Nuremberg Tribunal had been a "victor's court" that had arbitrarily decided that six million Jews had been killed in the Holocaust, and that there had been no mention of the Holocaust until the 1970s, which was a convenient time for the affair to surface because "it fit well with the history of the Middle East [and Israel]."
He added that the Holocaust has become a "new religion" complete with its own dogmas, rituals, martyrs, saints, courts, anti-blasphemy rules, and disbelievers – the Holocaust deniers. Cohen also stated that the Zionists are always a step ahead and looking for something for their propaganda, and that MEMRI "supposedly translates statements by Iranian officials" in an effort to make Westerners "think that Iran wants to commit a second Holocaust." He said that people who do not dispute anything they hear about the Holocaust will unconsciously accept it, and he concluded: "This is why it is absolutely necessary… [to] protest and to not let them have their way."
The event was held by the "National Work Group for Palestine" against the backdrop of King Muhammad VI’s recent decision to integrate the study of the Holocaust into Morocco’s educational curriculum. The video was uploaded to the Internet by Al3omk Online TV (Morocco) on January 5.'10. Prof. Yahya Christian Bonaud (France), Islamologist, Writer, Translator, Commentator of the Quran, Mysticism Researcher
A German-born convert to Islam.
11. Dr. Kevin J. Barrett (US), Former lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Author, Political Analyst
A 9/11 Truther and then some! See this antisemitic conspiracy theorist's manic nonsense here
12. Dr. Maria Poumier (France), Former professor at University of Sorbonne
Read about this fragrant lady here
A whiff of her fragrance:
'[F]rom the beginning, the Jewish State has a detestable Mafia-like logic and practices the historical lie on an unprecedented scale: enough to drag in front of international tribunals many Israeli political figures... [I]f we add the crimes of the Jewish State in terms of mental manipulation around the collective memory, the permanent crimes against the Palestinians, and interference in the politics of each European State, as well as at the EU level, I claim the termination of diplomatic relations with the Jewish State, in a lasting manner.The pressure of the "Jewish State" is exerted in the form of blackmail to feelings; it is a lobbying that pollutes the souls, in other words, the conscious individual choices, but also the unconscious atavisms... The manufacturers and traders of each country are both partners and competitors with those of the Jewish state, and bribes are circulating, flooding the political world....'For the entire nostril assaulting fragrance unhold your nose and sniff here
On the same page as Fetzer and Barrett here!
13. Dr. Paul Larudee (US), Anti-war Activist, Co-founder of Free Gaza Movement, Political Analyst
His Wikipedia entry here
A sample recent tweet below:
14. Dr. Christian Bouchet (France), Former Politician, Teacher, Publisher
A quick profile of this supporter of Arab nationalism here
15. Dr. Zafar Bangash (Canada), Director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, Muslim Leader, Commentator of Holy Quran
Note there his call for gays to be stoned to death and his anti-American statements:
"The imam's [Ayatollah Khomeini] designation of the U.S. as a great Satan was very precise. It emerged from a very careful study and understanding of the behaviour of the United States government and its policies down the generations... It has perpetrated over there [in Iraq] under the guise of delivering democracy and freedom when tens of thousands if not hundred of thousands of innocent people have been murdered in cold blood similar crimes are being perpetrated in Palestine by the US support of the Zionist occupiers of Palestine... It is an evil power that it needs to be dealt with and it needs to be continued and put in its place."16. Dr. Rev. Randy Short (US), Minister African Orthodox Church of Washington
A Farrakhan fan. Glimpse his views here
17. Dr. Marwa Osman (Lebanon), Academic, Journalist, Political TV show host, Political Commentator
See her anti-Israel tweets here
18. George Galloway (UK), MP for 25 years, Broadcaster, Writer
Gorgeous George really needs no introduction! (Below, with the Vicar)
19. Craig Murray (UK), Whistleblower, Former Diplomat, Political Activist, Human Rights Campaigner, Author
Also terms himself a historian. A Sizer apologist. Murray's conspiracy theorising ("Israel has the nerve agents. Israel has Mossad which is extremely skilled at foreign assassinations....") shown up by Harry's Place here
Sample anti-Israel rant on his blog, earlier this year:
'Hezbollah’s defeat of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the July war of 2006 was heroic and an essential redress to the Middle East power balance. I supported Hezbollah’s entirely defensive action then and I continue to applaud it now. That, beyond any shadow of a doubt, makes me guilty of the criminal offence of “glorifying terrorism”, now that [British Home Secretaary] Sajid Javid has proscribed Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation. I am unrepentant and look forward to the prosecution.
... Sajid Javid has simply gone too far ...
Together with the largely manufactured “Corbyn anti-semitism” row, Javid’s move is primarily aimed at pleasing Israel and looking to score political points over Jeremy Corbyn, whose past contacts with Hezbollah can now be deemed terrorist. But it is also a move to please the UK elite’s other paymaster, Mohammed Bin Salman, by further forwarding his attempt to delegitimise and to subjugate Arab Shia communities....'
20. Col. Alain Corvez (France), Former Advisor of Minister of Defense, Military Expert, International Strategy Advisor
A recent interview here
21. Stephen Lendman (US), Author, Radio Host, Political Analyst
Here's this "Progressive" dude.
A taste of his Israel-hate (beginning "Israeli occupation, colonialism and apartheid exceed the worst of South Africa’s high crimes") here
22. J. Michael Springmann (US), Ex-diplomat, Former head of the American Visa Bureau in KSA; Author, Political Analyst
This pro-Arab pro-BDS elderly guy's Facebook page is full of swipes against Israel, which in at least one post he repeatedly refers to as Izzie-land. (Bit antisemitic, eh?) He's fond of posting an image of the Israeli flag with a Stop sign through it. Here, he links to a recent article that he wrote:
And see his post here
23. Alison Weir (US), Activist, Writer, Journalist, Founder of if AmericansKnew, president of the Council for the National Interest
See here for her. As noted there, inter alia:
"... The flavour of Alison Weir’s stance on Israel (readily available on her blog) may be seen in her posting “Israel Organ Trafficking and Theft: from Moldova to Palestine”, which gained international notoriety when it first appeared. (It is still there.) ..."
She also attended last year's Al Quds Conference in Teheran (see Springmann's post linked to above, or see below, under Teša Tešanović)
Inter alia, we learn here (where footnotes and sources appear):
'On September 10, 2006, in an interview on Iranian Channel 2 (as translated by the MEMRI), al-Asi stated that attacks of 9/11 were planned by the United State Government. Specifically, al-Asi stated that "The events of 9/11 were planned by the American administration, to be used as a pretext and justification to fight terrorism."
Al-Asi had also stated in reference to the first Gulf War, "if Americans are placing their forces in the Persian Gulf, we should be creating another war front for the Americans in the Muslim world - specifically where American interests are concentrated."
In an undated article, entitled "The Qur'an says: Zionist Israel will be shattered," posted on the website Muslimedia.com, a publication of Crescent International, al-Asi wrote that "the Israeli Zionists have convinced themselves that their presence in Palestine is permanent. They have even managed to deceive world public opinion into believing this myth. The brainwashing that has gone into this effort is phenomenal ... To bolster their argument, they tell us indefatigably that the Jews are politically as strong as ever because they are in virtual command and control of the American and Russian administrations; not to mention their political and foreign policy clout in the European continent."
Regarding the Israeli lobby, an article in the Arab American News quotes al-Asi as stating that "Very rarely we have American officials who can say no to the 700 pound gorilla on Capitol Hill that is the Israeli lobby. Many of us are wrong when we think that the U.S. government has the flexibility to adjust to the new reality. It doesn't have the flexibility when it has the toxins of the Israeli lobby in its bone marrow."
The Investigative Project on Terrorism has posted a video clip of al-Asi giving the following speech at UC-Irvine on February 21, 2001:
The Investigative Project has posted another video clip from a speech by al-Asi at UC-Irvine on May 15, 2002, in which he states:We have a psychosis in the Jewish community that is unable to co-exist equally and brotherly with other human beings. You can take a Jew out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the Jew, and this has been demonstrated time and time again in Occupied Palestine. And now they have American diplomats and politicians and decision makers and strategists in their pocket. ...
If the only thing the Israelis and their mentors, and their sponsors, and their superiors in Washington DC, are going to understand is the use of force, then that's the language we're going to communicate with, we're going to use force, and whatever was taken by force can only be retrieved by force. ....' [Emphasis added]
25. Joe Iosbaker (US), National Coordinator, 2012 Anti-War March on NATO Summit
Chicago-based Joe (Facebook page here) tweets here
26. Ajamu Baraka (US), Political Activist, Former Green Party nominee for US Vice President election (2016), National Organizer for Black Alliance for Peace
A Green from Chicago, he
'has been a vehement critic of Israel. In October 2014, Baraka traveled to the Palestinian territories as part of an 18-member "African Heritage delegation" organized by the Interfaith Peace-Builders group. The delegation issued six "findings and demands" and urged the Congressional Black Caucus to place pressure on Israel. The group specifically called the expansion of Israeli settlements "ethnic cleansing and 21st century colonialism"; called for an end to U.S. aid to Israel; accused Israel of apartheid; and praised the "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions" movement as "an essential tool in the struggle for Palestinian liberation."
After making the visit, Baraka wrote that "a negotiated, relatively 'peaceful' resolution of the conflict is impossible" because "the Israeli state has no interest in a negotiated settlement with Palestinians." He accused Israel of carrying out what he termed a "brutal occupation and illegal theft of Palestinian land," adding:
'During my activist life I have traveled to many of the countries that Western colonial/capitalist leaders characterized as despotic totalitarian states – the old Soviet Union, North Korea, Cuba before 1989 – but in none of those states did I witness the systematic mechanism of population control and scientific repression that I witness in "democratic" Israel. The security walls, towers, checkpoints, and armed settlers created an aura of insecurity and impending assault on one's dignity at any time. I left that space wondering how anyone with a modicum of humanity and any sense of morality could reconcile living in that environment from the spoils of Palestinian dispossession and degradation and how any nation could support the Israeli political project.'
Baraka also questioned news stories about the June 2014 kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, which Israel blamed on Hamas members and which led to Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip against Hamas. One month after the kidnappings, which he called a "false flag operation," Baraka indicated in an interview his belief that "the kids were supposed to be kidnapped but they weren't supposed to be murdered. That was an accident. But nevertheless it gave Israel the pretext that they were setting up for, and that was the opportunity to basically attack Hamas in order to destroy the unity government." Two suspects, both members of Hamas, were killed in a shootout with Israeli forces in September 2014, while a third Hamas member was convicted of the murders in January 2015.
In March 2015, Baraka condemned Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comments on the day of the 2015 Israeli elections. Netanyahu had warned supporters in a video posted to his Facebook page that his government was in danger because "Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls." Baraka called Netanyahu's words a "racist rant" that exposed "the brutal and immoral reality of the Israeli colonial project" and the "illusion" of a two-state solution.' [Emphasis added; footnotes at source]27. David Swanson (US), Anti-war Activist, Blogger, Author, Political Analyst
For pro-BDS Swanson's various blogging outlets see here
28. Greta Berlin (US), Anti-war Activist, Co-founder of Free Gaza Movement, Political Analyst
Showing her colours:
Who can forget this notorious claim by her? Namely, “Zionists operated the concentration camps and helped murder millions of innocent Jews.”
29. Gordon Duff (US), Military analyst, Veterans Today’s Senior Editor, Marine Combat Veteran of the Vietnam War
Chairman of Veterans Today, founded 2003, which has been characterised as "an American propaganda and conspiracy theory website" (with links to Tran's Press TV) whose "anti-Israel bent ... can slide pretty quickly into overt anti-Semitism.":
'A joint article with Press TV, written by Jim Fetzer, was entitled: "Did Mossad death squads slaughter American children at Sandy Hook?" According to Veterans Today, Israel was behind the 9/11 attacks in collaboration with the United States and Julian Assange of WikiLeaks is controlled by the Israeli government....
According to British journalist Oliver Kamm, Veterans Today "promotes conspiracy theories". James Kirchick, writing in Time magazine, calls Veterans Today a "virulently anti-Semitic website". The Times of Israel describes it as "a clearinghouse of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories". According to The Jerusalem Post, the website has published "articles defending Hitler, and promotes Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and the anti-semitic musician Gilad Atzmon". The Daily Beast describes it as a "Holocaust denial outfit". Veterans Today has said The Holocaust either did not occur or has been greatly inflated alleging it has been invented by the Jews to manipulate non-Jews....' (Emphasis added; ootnotes at source)30. William Rodriguez (US), Anti-war Activist, 911 truther
Read about this Puerto Rican-born former janitor at one of the Twin Towers here
31. Wayne Madsen (US), Journalist, Columnist, Author of "Decade of Death: Secret Wars & Genocide in Africa 1993-2003"
About this charmer:
'.... Madsen has asserted in The Palestine Telegraph that hundreds of Iraqi scientists who had been assassinated or died in accidents after the invasion in 2003 were actually murdered by Mossad hit teams operating in Iraq.
In September 2005 he said that the pro-Israel lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, had pressured American politicians to avoid protests against the Iraq War. In October 2005, he wrote that "an unidentified former CIA agent" claimed that the USS Cole was hit by a Popeye cruise missile launched from an Israeli Dolphin-class submarine.
In a 2008 ArabNews article suggesting that the criminal prosecution of New York State governor Eliot Spitzer was partly due to the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, Wayne Madsen says that the prostitution firm that entangled Spitzer in a call girl ring, is seen as a front for Israel's intelligence agency, the Mossad. Further Madsen suggested that Spitzer was outed by Russian-Israeli gangsters angry at Spitzer's crack down on Wall Street malfeasance.
He has asserted that members of AIPAC and Israel's Mossad dominate CNN's management and urges his readers to boycott CNN and its advertisers until they are fired. He has begun a project to oppose Israel as a threat to world peace. Madsen has stated in an interview that "the Israeli lobby owns the Congress, media, Hollywood, Wall Street, both political parties and the White House".
In 2010, Madsen reported in the Pakistan Daily that unnamed sources suggested that the company formerly known as Blackwater, had been conducting false-flag operations in Pakistan that were blamed on the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan....' (Emphasis added; footnotes at source)32. Michael Maloof (US), Former senior security policy analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Expert
See here and here He attended last years Al Quds Conference in Teheran see below, under Teša Tešanović
33. Jim W. Dean (US), Managing Editor of Veterans Today, Military Expert
Perhaps start your acquaintanceship with this guy here
34. Carol Brouillet (US), 2012 Green Party candidate for U.S. House to represent the 18th Congressional District of California
Ah, the Greens! For this 9/11 truther see here and here
35. Ken O’Keefe (Ireland), Former US Marine and Gulf War Veteran, Political Analyst
Israel-hating 9/11 Truther Ken, who's written fot Veterans Today and appears on Press TV, tweets under the rather randy-sounding Twitter handle KOK69
To quote Marilyn Mayo in 2016:
' [A]t a talk in Berkeley, California, on March 17, hosted by the conspiracy theorist group 9-11Truth.org, O’Keefe promoted a vast array of conspiracy theories vilifying Jews and Israel. He alleged that a small group of individuals—later referred to as Jewish bankers—controls the world’s money. He called these individuals traitors, psychopaths, sociopaths, pedophiles and “otherwise corrupt, immoral, lacking in empathy people” who “bought everything and everyone that can be bought.”
He went on to say that Jews control the media and Hollywood. He also claimed that Israel operates within “Talmudic dictates” and alleged that the Talmud allows for Jews to rape non-Jewish three-year-old girls.
Later, when talking about Israel’s 1967 accidental attack on an American ship, the U.S.S. Liberty, O’Keefe asserted that Israel can do anything with impunity. He added, “They even abduct, torture, have sex with and ritually sacrifice young children.” He also promoted the conspiracy theory that Israel would take the “Samson option,” and exterminate the world “if it feels that its existence is threatened.”
Earlier in the week, at a program in San Diego, also hosted by the 9-11Truth.org, O’Keefe expounded on similar anti-Semitic themes. He claimed that Israel and Mossad were behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks.....
.... His YouTube videos, some of which have garnered hundreds of thousands of views, feature anti-Jewish and anti-Israel themes. He supports the Palestinian cause and has claimed both Irish and Palestinian citizenship....'36. David Lawley Wakelin (UK), Documentary film maker, Author of "The Alternative Iraq Enquiry"
37. Edward C. Corrigan (Canada), International Human Rights Lawyer, Barrister, Solicitor, Certified Specialist in Citizenship, Immigration & Refugee Protection
Check him out here
38. Eric Walberg (Canada), Journalist, Political & Cultural Analyst, author
Check him out here
39. Peter Koenig (Switzerland), Economist, Geopolitical Analyst
See here for him
40. Laurent Louis (Belgium), Politician, Former Member of Chamber of Representatives
Anti-Israel, pro-Islam. We read here (footnotes at source):
'L'évolution de Laurent Louis vers des positions « antisionistes » attire l'attention du petit parti belge Islam, créé l'année précédente, qui prend alors contact avec lui. En septembre 2013, Laurent Louis adhère à Islam, annonçant qu'il sera à la fois porte-parole et tête de liste du parti à Bruxelles pour les élections fédérales de 2014. Il entre toutefois très vite en conflit avec le bureau de cette formation. Après avoir voulu s'autoproclamer président du parti1, il en est exclu le 27 octobre 2013, un mois après son adhésion. Il s'ensuit une polémique entre les membres d'Islam et Laurent Louis, qui dit être propriétaire du logo du parti. Redouane Ahrouch, conseiller communal d'Islam à Anderlecht, déclare : « on nous avait prévenus que ce n’était pas une personne stable. Mais nous avions décidé de lui laisser une chance. Dimanche, il s’est présenté au conseil du parti et il a voulu s’autoproclamer président. Abdelhay Bakkali Tahiri, notre président, fait du très bon boulot et nous avons évidemment refusé ».41. Doğan Bermek (Turkey), Muslim Leader, President of Alevi Philosophy Center - Turkey.
On You Tube here
42. Manuel Ochsenreiter (Germany), Journalist, Political Analyst, Editor-in-chief of the Monthly "Zuerst!"
A rightwing nationalist, apparently.
We read here:
'Im September 2014 war Ochsenreiter Referent („Israelische Lobby in Deutschland“) der Konferenz „New Horizon“ in Teheran, die, wie die Vorgängerkonferenz von 2006, Holocaustleugnern eine Plattform bot. ( Stephan Grigat: Truther in Teheran Im Iran hat eine Konferenz von Holocaust-Leugnern und Verschwörungstheoretikern stattgefunden. In: Jungle World, Nr. 41, 9. Oktober 2014.)'43. Rainer Rupp (Germany), Former Intelligence Agent, Journalist, Economist MA
Brief introduction here Regarding Israel here
44. Jürgen Cain Külbel (Germany), Investigative Journalist, Political Analyst, Former Criminal Investigator of the GDR
See this brief bio for his anti-Israel thrust
45. Gilles Munier (France), investigative Journalist, Author, Political Analyst
Inter alia, we are informed here:
'.... Il y a publié quatre articles de soutien à la lutte des peuples palestinien et vietnamien et à celle des noirs américains, dont une interview du représentant des Black Panther Stokely Carmichael. Dans l'un de ces articles, il écrit : « Depuis 20 ans, les "six millions de morts" [de la Shoah] servent d'alibi pour commettre en Israël les pires atrocités[»Il a quitté l'Algérie en 1970 pour effectuer son service militaire, puis a milité dans diverses associations dites "pro arabes", à Paris et en Bretagne....
En juillet 2003, il reçoit des menaces de mort sous la forme d'une lettre contenant une balle de 22 Long Riffle avec la mention: « La prochaine n'arrivera pas par la poste ». L'auteur des menaces, un pro-israélien, dont la cave était bourrée d'armes et de munitions, n'a été condamné qu'à une peine symbolique...' (Footnotes at source)46. Isabelle Coutant Peyre (France), International Lawyer, Political Activist, Law Expert
According to this article, she married Carlos the Jackal in a non-state-recognised Muslim ceremony when still married to someone else (as indeed was he) ... and has been the lawyer for several notorious clients.
These include Stellio Capo Chichi (a French Nation of Islam adherent) and Yousseof Fofana, leader of the gang that kidnapped and killed by torture young Parisian Jew Ilan Halimi:
'In December 2004, Capo Chichi founded the Parisian political group Tribu KA, which promotes black identity and has been accused of racism against Jews. The group said it followed the ideology of the American NOI leader, Louis Farrakhan. They have also been described as proponents of a mix of antisemitic Kemetism and Guénonian Islam.The group's name is an abbreviation for 'The Atenian Tribe of Kemet'. (From here; footnotes at source)They also include the now-dead Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy. serial killer Charles Sobhray, and the Islamic Republic of Iran itself.
47. Max Igan (Australia), Radio Host, Political Analyst
This pseudonymous Queenslander has made several appearances on Press TV denouncing Israel. Moreover, to quote the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC), during one such interview, regarding the status of Jerusalem,
'Exposing himself as a fan of conspiratorial thinking, Igan said that “They [Israel] are claiming that it was our capital for 3,000 years ago [sic]. Well, we don’t really know what happened 3,000 years ago, especially with the history we are given by mainstream academia.”
Igan’s hint that academics are in some way complicit in an evil plan to falsify Jewish history in Jerusalem would be no surprise to anyone who visits Igan’s website, which harbours content about and links to a variety of antisemitic Nazi-inspired sources such as the Greek neo-Nazi group Golden Dawn, Holocaust denying texts (“I Don’t Deny Any Holocaust… Do You?”), conspiracy theories against vaccinations and the like. Extreme anti-Israeli propaganda is everywhere on Igan’s site, including posts suggesting such notorious tropes as “Jews control the world” and “Israel is behind ISIS.”' [Emphasis added]48. Iurie Rosca (Moldova), Former Deputy Prime Minister, former Deputy President of Parliament, former MP
A stalwart opponent of the totalitarian juggernaut that is the European Union, and of mass Muslim immigration into Western Europe, he does not seen to have expressed any opinions about Israel.
49. Teša Tešanović (Serbia), Journalist, Editor in chief of "Balkan info", Political Activist
To quote Michael Springmann (see above) here:
Participants also included Alison Weir (see above), Tony Blair's sister-in-law Lauren Booth, and (I notice from the photo above left, seated third from right as we view the image) Stephen Sizer's Aussie Anglican cobber Father Dave Smith, of Sydney.
50. Shabbir Hassanally (UK), Political Analyst
See his in-yer-face attitude to Israel here
51. Stephen Sizer (UK), Former vicar of the Anglican parish of Christ Church, Virginia Water, in Surrey, Author, Political Analyst
See examples of his analysis here.
52. Sara Flounders (US), Political Writer, Anti-war Activist, Member of Secretariat of “Workers World Party”, Leader of “International Action Center”
Make her acquaintance here
53. Matthew Hoh (US), Former Diplomat, Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC
For an insight into his views on Israel see here
Quite an exhaustive list of people who should be nobodies.ReplyDelete
“In other cases the more or less universally used description of eligibility [for refugee status] included people who were forced to leave permanent or habitual homes.ReplyDelete
In the case of the Arab refugees, however, the definition had been broadened to include as refugees any persons who had been in Palestine for only two years before Israel’s statehood in 1948.”
SOURCE: From Time Immemorial:
The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict
over Palestine (chapter 1, page 4)
by Joan Peters, year 1984, JKAP Publications
from JNS dot org:
“Under the Trump administration, the United States argued that UNRWA [United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees] has perpetuated, rather than helped end, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, by extending refugee status to the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those who fled Israel during the establishment of the Jewish state in 1948.”
SOURCE: UNRWA Leaders Accused
of Sexual Misconduct, Ethics Violations
Mr. Itai Reuveni of NGO Monitor said:ReplyDelete
A year ago the world learned that Oxfam, one of the largest international aid organizations, had compiled a confidential internal report documenting how senior Oxfam officials abused their position to operate a prostitution network exploiting underage earthquake survivors. The report was kept from Oxfam’s donors—especially donor countries—so as not to damage the organization’s reputation.
Oxfam, by the way, was very vocal in its demand for an international boycott of Israel’s SodaStream over its “immoral” operations in Judea and Samaria.
What are human rights groups hiding?
by Mr. Itai Reuveni, 2019 August 4
Mr. Itai Reuveni of NGO Monitor said:
“Amnesty [International], which refuses to deal with anti-Semitism in Europe and which is obsessed with [criticizing] Israel, is currently at the center of an employee abuse case so severe two of its employees have committed suicide.”
What are human rights groups hiding?
by Mr. Itai Reuveni, 2019 August 4
Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch® said:ReplyDelete
“The Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims.
They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more.
They are under Allah’s curse (9:30),
and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).”
SOURCE: Sharia Professor:
“If you are a Muslim who believes
in the Quran, you must believe that
the Jews are your enemies”
by Robert Spencer, 2019 August 4