Netanyahu government knew teens were dead as it whipped up racist frenzy

(Max does an outstanding job presenting damning evidence against the Israeli military and government and the propaganda outlets they control with regard to how they manipulated this latest “crisis” in order to use it to their advantage. What he doesn’t say outright is that all of this information he provides points to a rather chilling conclusion regarding who really orchestrated the kidnapping and alleged murder of the three Israeli men in the first place. A very good read on what is happening in Israel right now. An ultra-nationalistic, far right-wing fascism movement  is being cultivated in the middle-eastern nation that “shares our values”. Notice the sticker on that kid’s shirt. It makes reference to Meir Kahane saying he was “right”. He was a convicted terrorist here in the states having admitted to bombing several sites due to his hatred of the Soviet Union and socialism. He forged a new identity so he could work for the FBI and infiltrate the John Birch Society and make them hate communism and socialism as much as he did. Kahane “preached a radical form of Jewish nationalism which reflected racism, violence and political extremism“. His ultimate goal was too “annex” both Gaza and the West Bank for “Greater Israel” in short, he wanted to wipe Palestine off the map. His “radical” belief system is no longer so “radical” in Israel these days, is it?)

by Max Blumenthal, Electronic Intifada

At a right-wing protest in Jerusalem a sign reads “May God avenge their blood” and a youth wears a sticker stating “Kahane was right,” referring to the Brooklyn-born violent settler movement leader, 1 July.

“Cursed be he who says, ‘Avenge!‘ “ 
—Chaim Bialik, from “On The Slaughter”

From the moment three Israeli teens were reported missing last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country’s military-intelligence apparatus suppressed the flow of information to the general public. Through a toxic blend of propaganda, subterfuge and incitement, they inflamed a precarious situation, manipulating Israelis into supporting their agenda until they made an utterly avoidable nightmare inevitable.

Israeli police, intelligence officials and Netanyahu knew within hours of the kidnapping and murder of the three teens that they had been killed. And they knew who the prime suspects were less than a day after the kidnapping was reported.

Rather than reveal these details to the public, Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency imposed a gag order on the national media, barring news outlets from reporting that the teens had almost certainly been killed, and forbidding them from revealing the identities of their suspected killers. The Shin Bet even lied to the parents of the kidnapped teens, deceiving them into believing their sons were alive.

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The right to destabilize is singular: A farewell to Max Blumenthal and Hillary’s propagandists

by Scott Creighton

Max Blumenthal has said “enough is enough” and taken his little pen and walked away from his staff position at Al Akhbar English over what he claims is their editorial tolerance of “Assad apologists”. According to Max in an article on his website explaining his decision to leave in a huff (The right to resist is universal: A farewell to Al Akhbar and Assad’s apologists)  “the apologia for Assad and his crimes has reached unbearable levels.”

I once had a great deal of respect for Max Blumenthal. His work on the Palestinian issue has been courageous to say the least. But now I have to say farewell to Max and remove his link from my blogroll. His disingenuous and downright dishonest efforts to prop-up the progressive Assad demonetization train turns my stomach and I will never be able to post a single thing he writes without having to question the man’s integrity.

Yeah, it’s that bad. Max Blumenthal is an outright liar. No one, and I mean NO ONE with his resources and experience in the Middle East could miss the boat so badly on this topic without doing so deliberately unless he was a total and complete idiot. And Max is not an idiot. He is however, the son of Sidney Blumenthal who was a long term adviser to Bill Clinton (during the destabilization of Yugoslavia as coincidence would have it) and then a campaign adviser to Hillary Clinton who expected to serve in her State Department before Rahm Emanuel put his foot down for some reason. Max’s daddy is also reportedly a close friend of Tony Blair. Just thought I would throw that in for good measure.

Yes, Max Blumenthal is a liar. And I will now show you how I came to that conclusion. As to the why, well… you be the judge.

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