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February 21, 2024

"A Final Solution"

The Wikipedia entry for 'final solution':

The Final Solution (German: die Endlösung, pronounced [diː ˈʔɛntˌløːzʊŋ]) or the Final Solution to the Jewish Question (German: Endlösung der Judenfrage, pronounced [ˈɛntˌløːzʊŋ deːɐ̯ ˈjuːdn̩ˌfʁaːɡə]) was a Nazi plan for the genocide of individuals they defined as Jews during World War II. The "Final Solution to the Jewish question" was the official code name for the murder of all Jews within reach, which was not restricted to the European continent. This policy of deliberate and systematic genocide starting across German-occupied Europe was formulated in procedural and geopolitical terms by Nazi leadership in January 1942 at the Wannsee Conference held near Berlin, and culminated in the Holocaust, which saw the murder of 90% of Polish Jews, and two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe.
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Yesterday the U.S. vetoed a UN Security Council resolution which demanded an unconditional ceasefire in Gaza. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, flouted her own resolution which, for lack of support, was not put to a vote.

At the press stake-out after the vote Thomas-Greenfield remarked:

Good afternoon, everyone.

You just heard me make the case for a resolution that I believe all of us can agree to. In fact, the points in the proposed resolution have all been articulated by the other 14 members of this Council.
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The draft we’ve presented is a forward leaning resolution. And it is one that we intend to work on in good faith with other Council members to ensure it gets over the finish line.
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We are eager to continue working with the Council on this proposal: One that would see a temporary ceasefire as soon as practicable, based on the formula of all hostages being released. And one that would get aid into the hands of those Palestinians who so desperately need it.

All told, we intend to do this the right way, so that we can create the right conditions for a safer, more peaceful future. And we will continue to actively engage in the hard work of direct diplomacy on the ground until we reach a final solution.

A final solution - one way or the other ...

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iZrael has forged it's own silver bullet.

iZrael betrayed and slaughtered it's own on Oct 7th.

iZrael then used that to enable GENOCIDE against the Palestinians.

Betrayed and slaughtered it's own and now committing GENOCIDE,

iZrael has lost it's right to exist.

A silver bullet to kill the Beast forged by itself.

iZrael has no right to exist.

Posted by: librul | Feb 21 2024 13:42 utc | 1

Tätervolk

Posted by: Winston, journalist | Feb 21 2024 13:50 utc | 2

"And we will continue to actively engage in the hard work of direct diplomacy on the ground until we reach a final solution."

Linda Thomas-Greenfield US ambassador to the UN

Wow.

You would think the US would have an old hand diplomat or a sober editor to block such ubiquitous insults that only inflame the situation..

But, alas.

Posted by: canuck | Feb 21 2024 13:51 utc | 3

it is very depressing: the use of these words. that is why i think it is so important to get to know exactly the mindset of these people. there is a second article from Meyssan about theire way of thinking:

https://www.voltairenet.org/article220460.html

Posted by: swiss | Feb 21 2024 13:52 utc | 4

Russia and China should veto it.

Posted by: Ghost of Zanon | Feb 21 2024 13:54 utc | 5

I mean, she’s not wrong. They are looking to implement a Final Solution.

The one thing I don’t understand is how a supposed diplomat can be so careless with language. A far-right Australian senator was condemned for using the term ‘Final Solution’ a few years ago. News of it was everywhere. But I’ve barely seen anything about this in the mainstream press. What a joke.

Posted by: SpatialFix | Feb 21 2024 13:57 utc | 6

Take one look at any photo of Thomas-Greenfield. She was selected for the post to indicate that US does not give a shit about UN.

Posted by: oldhippie | Feb 21 2024 14:02 utc | 7

yeah, a 'temporary ceasefire' to allow the ersatzen gruppen take some rest, the US to deliver more munitions, etc.

the US reoresentative at the ICJ trying today to dismiss its powers just gave more details about their plans.

they will fail.

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 21 2024 14:02 utc | 8

The final solution appears to be the ethnic cleansing of Gaza and then the West Bank by the Zionists.

I'm reminded of the poor Jewish folk crammed into ghettos in Poland during WWII, as the Nazi's went from door to door, killing every man, woman and child.

Some of those more prominent Nazi's found themselves in the dock for war crimes, and for justice to prevail today once the dust settles those who have perpetrated war crimes and those who backed them in Gaza and the West Bank MUST also find themselves in the dock.

Posted by: Republicofscotland | Feb 21 2024 14:03 utc | 9

sorry, 'einsatzengruppen'

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 21 2024 14:03 utc | 10

Posted by: Republicofscotland | Feb 21 2024 14:03 utc | 9

Do an image search using Warsaw and Gaza, you'll find stark reminders of what the zionazis are doing.

Posted by: hedlykarok | Feb 21 2024 14:10 utc | 11

Reminds me of Dubya the Lesser and his gaffe (or was it intentional?), "crusade".

Though "Final Solution" is more current and therefore, worse.

Posted by: Chaka Khagan | Feb 21 2024 14:11 utc | 12

the other day i was reading the following text about the muslimbrothers. its a very usefull background to know what is happening still today..

https://www.voltairenet.org/article206934.html

Posted by: swiss | Feb 21 2024 14:14 utc | 13

it is very depressing: the use of these words. that is why i think it is so important to get to know exactly the mindset of these people. there is a second article from Meyssan about theire way of thinking:
@Posted by: swiss | Feb 21 2024 13:52 utc | 4

Did we read the same article?

Your article is letting the Waste (sic) off the hook. The Wastern nations are good guys if only Netanyahu would straighten out and fly right.
Is that what the article is selling?

This "Conference for the Victory of Israel" was a direct threat to the Anglo-Saxons who are trying to bring Benjamin Netanyahu to his senses [2]. In the .hours that followed, Washington took extraordinary measures against the Jewish supremacists it had previously accommodated, including a ban on the collection and transfer of funds via Western banks. London, Berlin, Paris and finally its major allies followed suit.

US President Joe Biden tried one last time to talk Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu into agreeing to a six-week ceasefire. Netanyahu did not change his position, confirming his intention to continue the war and attack Rafah. At best, he agreed to send a delegation to Cairo to resume the negotiations that had been interrupted in Paris. In the end, Joe Biden, stunned to hear him announce a new massacre of civilians, exclaimed before numerous witnesses that Netanyahu was an "asshole" (sic

Posted by: librul | Feb 21 2024 14:15 utc | 14

I got the impression that Ms Thomas-Greenfield was pushing for a deal which required Hamas to release its hostages, but "Israel" wouldn't release its Palestinian prisoners...
i.e. a suicide pact.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Feb 21 2024 14:19 utc | 15

Is Putin scheduled to meet with Palestinian reps in Moscow on Monday 26th, or did I imagine that?

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Feb 21 2024 14:23 utc | 16

The Rest of the World's Logic versus The Other Logic:

ROTW LOGIC: A-Z ≠ A-J and A-Is ≠ A-J
THE OTHER LOGIC: A-Z = A-J and A-Is = A-J

Where A-Z = Anti-Zionism and A-Is = Anti-Israel and A-J = Anti-Jewish.

1. The Other Logic: since Zionism is a Jewish Ideology & Israel is a Jewish State, criticism of either is, by this logic Anti-Jewish

2. The ROTW: refuses to accept this Other Logic and criticism of Israel or Zionism can be perfectly valid and justified but is NOT, through this criticism, anti-Jewish.

3. Therefore, calling out Israel as a racist and genocidal state is not anti-Jewish.

4. Therefore, calling out Zionism as a pernicious and racist ideology is not anti-Jewish.

NOTE: I have deliberately avoided using the term anti-semitic since it is, in the way it is used today, exactly the same in meaning as anti-jewish.

Posted by: SoMuchToLearn | Feb 21 2024 14:26 utc | 17

@Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Feb 21 2024 14:19 utc | 15

Netanyahu does not want the hostage issue resolved until he has ethnically cleansed Gaza or committed genocide, whichever comes first.
That is Netanyahu's Final Solution.

When Netanyahu says, "Hamas...Hamas...Hamas", it is just smoke.
Netanyahu's primary goal is the Final Solution.

Posted by: librul | Feb 21 2024 14:26 utc | 18

Israel does not have a or the right to exist.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Feb 21 2024 14:27 utc | 19

The UK refused to support the creation of the Jewish State in 1948.
Our foreign office could see where it would lead to. With hindsight, we can see they were right.
The "final solution" is being promoted unwittingly by Netanyahu!

Posted by: Dave Pollard | Feb 21 2024 14:28 utc | 20

iZrael has lost it's right to exist.

Posted by: librul | Feb 21 2024 13:42 utc | 1

You cannot lose what you do not have to begin with. There is no arc of history under which 'Israel' has the right to exist in that particular location.

Posted by: Arch Bungle | Feb 21 2024 14:32 utc | 21

Russia and China should veto it.

Posted by: Ghost of Zanon | Feb 21 2024 13:54 utc | 5

I'm way beyond having faith in these two clowns and what they veto or don't veto.

I think the Arab Resistance should veto whatever comes out of the UNSC and implement their own solution at the tip of ten thousand Iranian-supplied missiles and torpedoes.

Aside:

And before some clown makes a snide remark about 'fake Buddhists' or 'Buddhists with a violent streak', bear in mind that Avdeyevka was taken in part by battalions of Tuvan Buddhists, attended by a Buddhist chaplain. The Buddha never said 'turn the other cheek', Jesus did.

Posted by: Arch Bungle | Feb 21 2024 14:40 utc | 22

librul | Feb 21 2024 14:26 utc | 18

"When Netanyahu says, "Hamas...Hamas...Hamas", it is just smoke.
Netanyahu's primary goal is the Final Solution."

Exactly right. "Hamas" is just the pretext. Bombing hospitals, refugee centers, medical columns etc., killing as many civilians as possible, is the goal itself, not some kind of "excess".

Posted by: Flying Dutchman | Feb 21 2024 14:40 utc | 23

Thomas Greenfields 'sensitive negotiations' relate to the Israeli demand to make Gaza a permanent prison solely under the policing of the IDF. The word to describe the plan is not ' 'sensitive' it is cataclysmic.

The trouble with the Mongols is they are extreme , which in the end destroyed both the Mughal Empire and the Ottoman Empires, as well as the Khazars. Israel gets an additional dose of Mongol extremism from Genghis Khan who overpowered the Jewish second home after the Captivity 600 BC, Babylon now Kurdistan, home of the Aramaic language of Jesus pbuh

That's not to say that in the times of Ignorance, Sun worship Fertility Goddess worship, mountains worship, etc, the tribes of West Asia weren't horrendous. Lysias mentioned recently the Kardouchoi Kurds who gave the Greeks a very hard time. That's brutality.

The quality I'm referring to is exremism, an inability to recognise that opposition is mounting against them and the decision to push their luck to the extreme. The rest of the world stands by waiting for them to turn back from their extremism but they're unable to register the warning signs , the ICJ rulings, the Houthi missiles.

Russia and China understand that this stubborn extremism threatens them from.all sides, from Jewish US neocons on their South and East, from Islamist Mughal and Ottoman extremism.to their south and from the Jewish presence in Australia Japan and the US to their West.


In other words , when your enemies surround you on three sides, the enemy being Extremism, you cannot afford to be distracted by threats in any particular direction, for fear of being caught out from another direction.

I know what I say is racist, but I happen to live in a Mughal community in England and a Jewish controlled Northern Iraqi Kurdistan and if I want to travel between the two homes I have to fly around Ottoman madman Erdogan, who won't allow Kurdish planes to fly over Erdoganistan.

If you are a Westerner as I am, you have to know who your friends are. They are Americans and Europeans, West Asians, Africans and Far Eastern countries, and Russia. These are non- extremist nations.
Your enemies are the descendants of Khazarian Jews , the descendants of the Ottoman and Mughal Empires, who have been suppressed historically by Western brutality.

My point is that Russia , Africa and West Asia are the people who think like Europeans . Our Western leaders have been very busy telling us that these are our enemies and that the peoples who are extremists are our friends.
I wonder why.


Posted by: Giyane | Feb 21 2024 14:44 utc | 24

iZrael has lost it's right to exist.

Posted by: librul | Feb 21 2024 13:42 utc | 1

You cannot lose what you do not have to begin with. There is no arc of history under which 'Israel' has the right to exist in that particular location.

Posted by: Arch Bungle | Feb 21 2024 14:32 utc | 21

Agreed.

Should have been:
iZrael has lost it's right to exist (if it ever had it).

Posted by: librul | Feb 21 2024 14:47 utc | 25

Take one look at any photo of Thomas-Greenfield. She was selected for the post to indicate that US does not give a shit about UN.

Posted by: oldhippie | Feb 21 2024 14:02 utc | 7

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She is, like so many others up to and including the VP, a profoundly stupid DEI hire, and thus probably hasn’t a clue as to the historical resonance of “final solution.”

Not that that’s an excuse, mind you.

Posted by: malenkov | Feb 21 2024 14:52 utc | 26

At #3... the US doesn't do diplomacy anymore. That kind of thing is for weak loser nations

Posted by: Goldhoarder | Feb 21 2024 14:53 utc | 27

The following can be put down to a feverish imagination but give it some thought.

[the final solution]
‘.. was formulated in procedural and geopolitical terms by Nazi leadership in January 1942..’

What else happened prior to that conference of the nazios?

‘ October 2, 1941 – January 7, 1942: Battle of Moscow – Operation Typhoon stalls. Soviet Winter counter-offensive ‘

I say there was a direct causal link between the two events. As soon as the proxy German Nazis who were built up by the western Zionist Moneyed - which has been proved , Prescott Bush of the presidency and CIA dynasty was the bag man - the Zionists had to implement the backstop plan of the occupation of the Levant planned a century EARLIER and prepped on the ground by the absurd and incredible Balfour Declaration.

They needed to encourage their Talmudic tribes to go and settle that land in their millions.
As supposed natives of that land - which they had never been! Proved by genetics beyond doubt now.

Unfortunately the actual Yiddish emigrants from Europe preferred the relative better prospects and lifestyles available in the USA!

They had to be given a reason to exodus to the ‘promised land’ from which their old kings would control the Oil lands and land routes between Asia , Europe and Africa and the sea routes via the Suez. But it needed occupying in a worldwide agreed manner so as to be distinct from the European colonisations which were easy to object to by ‘native’ peoples.

What better way than the genocide legend that would resonate in the gullible minds of the make believe white tribe of Judaism (forgetting they were mass converted centuries earlier) and the populace of the wider world forever!

And what better way than to kill off as many of the genuinely religious Judaeoconverts, who never believed in a ‘return to the Promised Land’ because they too literally believed the story their God had banished them forever!

Once the blitzkrieg takeover of Russia had failed to take Moscow . Again. It was obviously only a matter of time that the Soviets would push all the way back to Europe as they had done before. The irreligious Zionists who controlled the Western Imperialism had the final solution created. Many at that conference would have been representing the highest ranking Zionists in the world.

Hitler himself ordered that the Red Army be delayed as long as possible, to kill as many as possible of them hoping that would lead to a collapse of the USSR and for the imperialist ‘allies’ of Russia to deploy their troops into Western Europe if the Red Army and Russians were able to survive. He ignored his generals just as that other jumped up green dwarf zionazi is doing now.

Germany was not going to survive. It was a sacrifice that Zionists accepted then as they do now. Hitler and sergeant sholtz and annal Anna bareback and Von der Lyin and the rest have in common - they hate Germany they always did.

The secondary purpose was to hold and retain the Crimea and Odessa and control the Black and Azov Seas. They failed l. Again.

There was a reason why the Peace conference was held in Yalta!
It’s where Stalin rubbed the Zios noses in their own shit and told them Niet! You don’t get an inch.

At which point the fate of the poor Palestinians and the Levant was sealed leading to their further genocide today. Which again is due to the angst and rage of failure to take Russia and the Crimea . Again!

So here we are at the same point of history repeating, a consolation prize, a final solution. And guess what? It will Fail ..AGAIN.

And this time it will be the last time because the multipolar humanity and global south are not going to let that history repeat AGAIN.

Posted by: DunGroanin | Feb 21 2024 14:56 utc | 28

Worth a read! "The Neglected History of the State of Israel
The Revisionist faction of Zionism that ended up triumphing adhered to literal fascist doctrines and traditions."
https://prospect.org/world/2024-02-21-neglected-history-state-of-israel/

Posted by: JohnH | Feb 21 2024 15:14 utc | 29

Posted by: malenkov | Feb 21 2024 14:52 utc | 26

It's getting pretty boring hearing the 'DEI' bullshit all the time. Zionazis (and other right-wing nutjobs) have no need for affirmative action or 'special privileges' as they are already well within the power elite. Clarence Thomas is proof of that even back in the early 90s - propelled to SCOTUS largely due to one Genocide Joe on the committee. Skin color means nothing when the control lies in the hands of the psychotic.

Posted by: hedlykarok | Feb 21 2024 15:21 utc | 30

The whole thing resembles the second coming of the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Posted by: A. Pols | Feb 21 2024 15:23 utc | 31

any photo of Thomas-Greenfield. She was selected for the post to indicate that US does not give a shit about UN.

Posted by: oldhippie | Feb 21 2024 14:02 utc | 7

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Don't give Thomas-Greenfield all the credit.

Richard C. Visek, the acting legal adviser at the U.S. State Department is also a profound ghoul.

At the International Court of Justice in The Hague this Wednesday ==> https://static01.nyt.com/images/2024/02/21/multimedia/21mideast-crisis-icj-wednesday-zfvb/21mideast-crisis-icj-wednesday-zfvb-superJumbo.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp

Posted by: too scents | Feb 21 2024 15:29 utc | 32

Over 100 books at this site https://holocausthandbooks.com convincingly demonstrate through the use of forensic science, historical documents and first hand witness accounts that not only did the holocaust never happen but that it could not possibly have happened as advertised.

Posted by: banjo | Feb 21 2024 15:30 utc | 33

Many of the above comments got the basic hostorical facts about Nazi Germany wrong, i.e., they still believe the official narrative the US and the Zionists have put forward about Germany and the Jews, hook line and sinker. If there is anything the current Gaza genocide is teaching us, it is that nothing about the official narrative of US and Israel can be taken at face value. It's all propaganda. Right? I think commentators here can agree on this. Now, please use basic critical thinking and ask yourself: if they are lying about everything in Gaza, if they have lied about virtually everything for decades, should I trust them blindly on Germany?

"Endlösung" was not "kill all Jews in reach" - that's US propaganda narrative bullshit - it was rather the displacement (forced migration) of all Jews who could and would not integrate themselves into the German nation. The Zionist World Organization both in Palestine and in Germany worked closely with the Nazi government to make that happen, and on rather generous terms, from 1933 until after 1939. Please google Ha'avara (transfer agreement). It was a win-win deal. Zionist organizations were free and encouraged to operate within Germany all through this time.
The German army (Wehrmacht and SS) employed many Jews, as fighting soldiers and even as officers. It is a little known fact but true. Jews who demonstrated to be loyal to Germany could stay.

A very enlightening number of article appeared in the Unz Review on this subject, which I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in a realistic picture about the complex relationship between Germany and the Jews. Link to Unz review "Zionism and the THird Reich"

Quote from the linked article:

On this basis of their similar ideologies about ethnicity and nationhood, National Socialists and Zionists worked together for what each group believed was in its own national interest. As a result, the Hitler government vigorously supported Zionism and Jewish emigration to Palestine from 1933 until 1940-1941, when the Second World War prevented extensive collaboration.

Even as the Third Reich became more entrenched, many German Jews, probably a majority, continued to regard themselves, often with considerable pride, as Germans first. Few were enthusiastic about pulling up roots to begin a new life in far-away Palestine. Nevertheless, more and more German Jews turned to Zionism during this period. Until late 1938, the Zionist movement flourished in Germany under Hitler. The circulation of the Zionist Federation’s bi-weekly Jüdische Rundschau grew enormously. Numerous Zionist books were published. “Zionist work was in full swing” in Germany during those years, the Encyclopaedia Judaica notes. A Zionist convention held in Berlin in 1936 reflected “in its composition the vigorous party life of German Zionists.”[7]

The SS was particularly enthusiastic in its support for Zionism. An internal June 1934 SS position paper urged active and wide-ranging support for Zionism by the government and the Party as the best way to encourage emigration of Germany’s Jews to Palestine. This would require increased Jewish self-awareness. Jewish schools, Jewish sports leagues, Jewish cultural organizations — in short, everything that would encourage this new consciousness and self-awareness – should be promoted, the paper recommended.


Posted by: Matthias | Feb 21 2024 15:35 utc | 34

A final solution - one way or the other ...

Israel's economy shrank by more than 20 percent in the last quarter of 2023.
https://t.me/ResistanceTrench/24515

I am guessing the decline is even steeper in the first quarter of 2024

Posted by: Norwegian | Feb 21 2024 15:42 utc | 35

Direct Diplomacy = Killing

Posted by: liveload | Feb 21 2024 15:50 utc | 36

"Over 100 books at this site https://holocausthandbooks.com convincingly demonstrate through the use of forensic science, historical documents and first hand witness accounts that not only did the holocaust never happen but that it could not possibly have happened as advertised."

Posted by: banjo | Feb 21 2024 15:30 utc | 33

I came to the same conclusion a few years ago.

All I did was check the Jewish European census from 1938 and 1948. In 10 years the European Jewish population was at 15.1 MM in both censuses.

You cannot cram 6 MM deaths into that above math; maybe 300,000-600,000 Jews died in Nazi prison camps like many other ethnic groups, not any more I postulate.

Posted by: canuck | Feb 21 2024 15:50 utc | 37

RE:” Is Putin scheduled to meet with Palestinian reps in Moscow on Monday 26th, or did I imagine that?”

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Feb 21 2024 14:23 utc | 16

Post from yesterday. Putin will/has met ahead of 26th meet with:

https://tass.com/politics/1749323
MOSCOW, February 20. /TASS/. Russian Presidential Special Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov spoke by phone with Fatah Central Committee member Azzam al-Ahmad and senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouk , to discuss preparations for an intra-Palestinian meeting in Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"The attention was on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with a focus on the growing humanitarian disaster in the Gaza Strip," the ministry reported.

The parties also "thoroughly exchanged views on issues related to the preparations for and holding of the intra-Palestinian meeting scheduled for late February - early March in Moscow," the ministry informed. Russia "confirmed its unwavering fundamental position in support of Palestinian unity on the political platform of the Palestine Liberation Organization," the Foreign Ministry went on to say.“

Both Azande Al-Ahmad (Fatah) and Mousa Abu Marzouk (Hamas) are powerful long time back ground players that are rarely publicly in the limelight but carry a lot of weight and influence in their respective “parties”…

Russia is looking to regionally settle the matter, Russia has stated for years, trued through the Quartet (recently gave up on that) to finalize a Palestinian State. No, I don’t think Russia is pro-Israel or Pro-Hamas, it’s regional peace & stability, restoration of Syria, functioning state of Lebanon, all these things that would benefit Russia (BRICS).

Obviously, an Israeli “regime change” or “defeat” will have to manifest in order for these “talks” to be anything other than “talks”… I think they’ve given up on Netanyahu to be reasonable.

I personally see nothing coming out of this end of February pow-wow that either Israel or US would agree too, but, even if shelved, at least it’s on a shelf should it be needed.

Posted by: Trubind1 | Feb 20 2024 23:50 utc | 347

Posted by: Trubind1 | Feb 21 2024 15:52 utc | 38

well noted b... here is the headline from the nyt when she was given the role at the un.. from 2021

‘Diplomacy Is Back’: Linda Thomas-Greenfield Is Confirmed as Biden’s U.N. Envoy
Ms. Thomas-Greenfield, a career diplomat, will go the U.N. calling for the United States to re-engage with the global body, while dealing with Republican concerns about her prior remarks on China."

whatever the nyt says - you can take it to the bank, it is generally the exact opposite..

Posted by: james | Feb 21 2024 15:52 utc | 39

Brazil and Lula dealt a crushing blow on the zionazis with his declarations. Brazil may have just saved the palestinian people

Posted by: Frustrated Lawyer | Feb 21 2024 15:54 utc | 40

I would say it's an "in joke", but that would be implying some semblance of intelligence to the script writer, a robot probably.
The use of AI by the US administration would explain the very high levels of idiocy coming from Washington over the last few years.
Take for example Ukraine.
US strategist "How do we defeat Russia in Ukraine without using nuclear weapons?"
AI "Sanction them to the hilt and give Ukraine loads of weapons from nato"
One year later.
US strategist "Russia is still undefeated, how do we defeat them now when we can't sanction them anymore and we've run out of weapons?"
AI "Make more weapons and print more money"
One year later.
US strategist "we can't produce any weapons and we've run out of money, how do we defeat them?"
AI "start a nuclear war "

Posted by: Eoin Clancy | Feb 21 2024 15:56 utc | 41

This will go down in history as the "Baerbock Era".

Posted by: cortomaltese | Feb 21 2024 15:56 utc | 42

grade A bulshit and hypocrisy wrapped in one.. no wonder she got the gig..

twitter feed of hers

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

@USAmbUN
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Feb 23, 2022
Let's be clear: “All parties” are not culpable here. There is no middle ground. Calling for both sides to de-escalate only gives Russia a pass. Russia is the aggressor here. Russia’s attack on Ukraine is tantamount to an attack on the @UN and every Member State.

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

@USAmbUN
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Nov 8, 2022
In Kyiv, I met with victims of Russia’s war crimes.

A mother told me about holding her dying child after an attack on her home. A civilian medical worker told me about being detained and tortured by Russian forces for weeks.

We must hold Russia accountable for these atrocities.

Posted by: james | Feb 21 2024 15:56 utc | 43

German laws established what was a Jew. Basically, on parentage.
From the US Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia: Two distinct laws passed in Nazi Germany in September 1935 are known collectively as the Nuremberg Laws: the Reich Citizenship Law and the Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor.
As far as the Holocaust Museum itself, if you get to DC and have time, well worth the visit.

Posted by: Mark O | Feb 21 2024 15:58 utc | 44

I think you are confusing a generic land dispute with a war of genocide. Both can kill people and both can be cruel, but land disputes have been with us forever and will be with us forever. (See, Crimea, Donbas, etc.) The Israelis may want Gaza and the West Bank land and may want to push whoever is there off. But don’t fool yourself that that is the equivalent of a genocide or a final solution. Wanting to push those particular Arabs off that particular land is not the same as wanting to kill all Arabs wherever you can get your hands on them just because you want them dead.

Posted by: tommylotto | Feb 21 2024 16:04 utc | 45

You would think the US would have an old hand diplomat or a sober editor to block such ubiquitous insults that only inflame the situation..

But, alas.

Posted by: canuck | Feb 21 2024 13:51 utc | 3

The Hodge-Podge Western Leadership. Do you think Biden was the top of his class at school? The U.S. has the best mediocrities money can buy and the best participation trophy winners running the country.
Europe's inbred Drooling Class best personified by Britain's King, a product of 2 cousins breeding, whose dream was to be a tampon in a dark and smelly place.
This...is what is leading the West over the cliff.
I notice 2 of the Canadian Coutts 4, imprisoned without bail for 2 years have now been let out on minor charges and the other 2 soon will be given jay-walking tickets. What a sorry and disgusting Country, the former heart of Diplomacy, Canada has become, eh?

Posted by: kupkee | Feb 21 2024 16:04 utc | 46

In these events in which a nation is being deliberately destroyed before the eyes of the entire world, it is no longer Israel and is enablers (US, UK, and the rest of the West, in fact, the white racists and supremacists) that are the worst - it is the rest of the world.

The events unfolding are beyond words and the worst imagination, and there is no end in sight.

Surely, there came a point, long past, when the rest of the world should have threatened to FIGHT the murderers of unarmed, hungry, thirsty forcibly displaced people, most of whom are children!!!

Surely the rest of the world is stronger than the criminal, racist Western capitalists and their political representatives called "democratic" governments.

Surely the UN no longer has relevance, and the law has been not only violated and torn to shreds, but is abused, both by the western criminal powers, but also by the rest, without exception, covering their inaction by allegedly clinging to "the law" and procedures like the UN Security Council vetoed resolutions etc. What utter, utter CRAP, a story not even fit for children.

The responsibility for the genocide, the famine and the unspeakable depravity in Gaza and related to the Palestinian questio lies now entirely and solely on the Rest.

All this could have been prevented from happening at all, and when it did happen, it could have been prevented. The ONLY reason it was not is the racism, the inhumanity, the cowardice and the calculations of the Rest.

It is sickening, revolting, inexcusable, indefensible, unforgivable - total moral collapse.

The Palestinians are on their own, as they always have been. They have no true friends they can trust, only the Resistance Front.

The Palestinians who survive should build their future relying on themselves and those who stood by them and fought along side them. ALL the others do not really care about them, and will only try to profit, one way or another, from whatever future there is for the Palestinians.


Posted by: JB | Feb 21 2024 16:05 utc | 47

Linda Thomas-Greenfield...idpol hire chosen for docility, not brains, ethics or humanism. She probably knows very very little about WW2 or the first Holocaust, but she'll say/do whatever you like if the money/status/power is right. Whore.

If they could send a cute dog to the UN with a sign around its neck saying "final solution!", Greenfield might be out of a job.

Posted by: Ahenobarbus | Feb 21 2024 16:05 utc | 48

https://english.almayadeen.net/news/politics/60--of--israel--is-without-electricity--israeli-media

I hadn't heard of this. Quite surprising

Posted by: Eighthman | Feb 21 2024 16:06 utc | 49

MarkO, the Holocaust Museum is a bad propaganda front. As another holocaust unfurls, they're literally shoe gazing, celebrating footwear for women through the last 150 years. They soft pedal the holocaust of American Natives, they ignore the holocaust of Palestinians, it's a hasbara house. You'd do well to ignore broken clocks.

Posted by: scottindallas | Feb 21 2024 16:07 utc | 50

I would say it's an "in joke", but that would be implying some semblance of intelligence to the script writer, a robot probably.
The use of AI by the US administration would explain the very high levels of idiocy coming from Washington over the last few years.
Take for example Ukraine.
US strategist "How do we defeat Russia in Ukraine without using nuclear weapons?"
AI "Sanction them to the hilt and give Ukraine loads of weapons from nato"
One year later.
US strategist "Russia is still undefeated, how do we defeat them now when we can't sanction them anymore and we've run out of weapons?"
AI "Make more weapons and print more money"
One year later.
US strategist "we can't produce any weapons and we've run out of money, how do we defeat them?"
AI "start a nuclear war "

Posted by: Eoin Clancy | Feb 21 2024 15:56 utc | 41

Irony-I took your excellent post and gave it to my Walmart chapGPT AI to do it in 'iambic pentameter'"

I would say 'tis an "in joke" we jest,
Yet grants too much wit to the writer's zest,
Perchance 'tis a robot, devoid of thought,
Whence Washington's idiocy is wrought.

With AI at helm, the US does steer,
Explaining folly, now to us 'tis clear.
Take Ukraine, a tale of strife and woe,
Where folly's seeds in ignorance grow.

US sage inquires, "How Russia to thwart,
Sans nuclear arms, what stratagem's our port?"
AI doth answer, "Sanctions, arm Ukraine,
With NATO's might, we'll Russia's might constrain."

A year doth pass, yet Russia's strength prevails,
US strategists find their plans hit fails.
"More weapons, more money," AI doth say,
Yet victory still eludes them day by day.

Another year, resources near their end,
The question doth arise, how to contend?
AI's reply, in desperation stark,
"Sow seeds of war, ignite the skies with spark."

Thus folly reigns, a cycle without end,
In Washington, where wisdom doth unbend.
The AI's counsel, though it may be droll,
Doth lead to ruin, in its witless role.

Not bad.


Posted by: canuck | Feb 21 2024 16:14 utc | 51

As far as the Holocaust Museum itself, if you get to DC and have time, well worth the visit.

Posted by: Mark O | Feb 21 2024 15:58 utc | 44


Sounds like a blast, Mark! Every American should be guilt tripped for the crimes of the Nazis, even though many Americans died trying to stop them.

In fact, what if every goy the world over were systematically be made to feel they owe something to the Jewish people, so surely they would all collectively look the other way as Israel carries out its own holocaust part 2?

Instead of being immersed in a bunch of dead bodies and listen to talk of "unspeakable evil" it would be better if people critically examined the ideas that drove the Nazis. Those ideas drive their political offspring, the Zionazis, today as we all watch another genocide unfold.

Posted by: Ahenobarbus | Feb 21 2024 16:17 utc | 52

I’m curious.. what nations will be the first to “run the gauntlet” and break the siege, breaking para military in… not for intervention but for protection of aid trucks & aid people?

What nation or nations? And is the breach/execution slated for March 10th or when they see the Rafah ground invasion begin.

There was Francis Boyle who cited the 26th as the day that Israel has been ordered to report.
He stated that SA has been meticulously documenting every single day since the ICJ provisional measures.
He stated he was uncertain if Israel would give the 30 day required report.
He stated this could very well lead to new provisions or further restrictions.
The meeting Russia is having slated for end Feb/1st March seems about right.
Of course ICJ, as well as ICC could continue doing and implementing nothing. But they have certainly given Israel plenty of rope to gang themselves…
Be difficult for them to continue screeching “anti-semitism” “tools of Hamas”.

There will be some nation or nations that take up the R2P banner and shock the world.
I’m happy to be shocked. Today would be ok too…
Again, not talking about lobbing missiles at Israel, just breaking the seige…

Posted by: Trubind1 | Feb 21 2024 16:17 utc | 53

#37-canuck...many years ago through Reagan's years...I did read German's did give International Red Cross permit to visit all German's labor camp..on the end the WW2 they reported 280,000 + deaths in labor camps mostly from hunger, disease, etc due to bombing railways.....so what is true will we ever know true.....?????

Posted by: sejmon | Feb 21 2024 16:18 utc | 54

MarkO, the Holocaust Museum is a bad propaganda front. As another holocaust unfurls, they're literally shoe gazing, celebrating footwear for women through the last 150 years. They soft pedal the holocaust of American Natives, they ignore the holocaust of Palestinians, it's a hasbara house. You'd do well to ignore broken clocks.

Posted by: scottindallas | Feb 21 2024 16:07 utc | 50

Word up, Scott!

Posted by: Ahenobarbus | Feb 21 2024 16:19 utc | 55

"In fact, what if every goy the world over were systematically be made to feel they owe something to the Jewish people"
Posted by: Ahenobarbus | Feb 21 2024 16:17 utc | 52

Yes, it's called UN resolution 181

Posted by: hedlykarok | Feb 21 2024 16:20 utc | 56

It's getting pretty boring hearing the 'DEI' bullshit all the time. Zionazis (and other right-wing nutjobs) have no need for affirmative action or 'special privileges' as they are already well within the power elite.

Posted by: hedlykarok | Feb 21 2024 15:21 utc | 30

_____

Zionazis don’t, but the Dims feel this need to toss fresh DEI meat to its voter base from time to time. Hey, we even had a kleptocratic transsexual working in the Office of Nuclear Energy…for a while.

As for Clarence Thomas, wasn’t he just the greatest practical joke ever played on the Dims? “Let’s see them refuse a black nominee!” And fortunately for Poppy Bush, he had an ally in Joe Biden, who, although racist, had to toe the Dim line on idopl and had the extra bonus of thinking of women as prey as well.

Posted by: malenkov | Feb 21 2024 16:22 utc | 57

American Middle School kids whose parents can afford the trip/tour, visit DC. The Hollow Cost museum stands out in the minds of impressionable youths - Over and Above the other props.

As with any indoctrination, It is a task to fight the indoctrination. What about the Indians (Native Americans)?

Posted by: Chaka Khagan | Feb 21 2024 16:23 utc | 58

re myself @ 16:22 utc

Oops, not kleptocratic but kleptomaniacal of course.

Posted by: malenkov | Feb 21 2024 16:26 utc | 59

@Posted by: Norwegian | Feb 21 2024 15:42 utc | 35

The Israeli economy sank at an annualized rate of 20% in the last quarter, that's about a 5% contraction in that quarter. Many supposed established and professional journalaists regularly make this basic mistake.

Posted by: Roger | Feb 21 2024 16:27 utc | 60

@ tommylotto | Feb 21 2024 16:04 utc | 45 who wrote
"
I think you are confusing a generic land dispute with a war of genocide......Wanting to push those particular Arabs off that particular land is not the same as wanting to kill all Arabs wherever you can get your hands on them just because you want them dead.
"

I think you are trying to preclude the option of both goals being true for Occupied Palestine.

Pray tell what is a generic land dispute and what exact part of barbarism are you supporting?

Posted by: psychohistorian | Feb 21 2024 16:27 utc | 61

@Posted by: tommylotto | Feb 21 2024 16:04 utc | 45

Its all Palestinians not Arabs, and yes it qualifies as a genocide. Now be quiet with your bullshit.

Posted by: Roger | Feb 21 2024 16:28 utc | 62

Posted by: Trubind1 | Feb 21 2024 15:52 utc | 38
(Link to Pravda article re Russia/Palestine meeting in Feb-March 2024)

Thanks for the confirmation.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Feb 21 2024 16:29 utc | 63

@Posted by: sejmon | Feb 21 2024 16:18 utc | 54

we know what is true from extensive evidence and the testimonies of actual survivors, stop with the slippery holocaust denial. You can both accept that the holocaust happened and oppose the Zionist regime. The attempts of some to hijack the anti-Zionist movement for their own ends, just as the Trans extremists hijacked the LGB and feminist movements, are as utterly depraved as the Zionist-apologists.

Posted by: Roger | Feb 21 2024 16:33 utc | 64

@Posted by: Roger | Feb 21 2024 16:33 utc | 64

Throwing in very obvious anti-semitic and other such rubbish into this blog is a wonderful way to get it labelled for cancellation.

Posted by: Roger | Feb 21 2024 16:36 utc | 65

"final solution" is a fitting phrase. when i look at her i can't help but think of another:

HOUSE N_GGER.

it had to be said. when someone who is probably descended from slaves enables white apes to kill brown kids "uncle tom" just doesn't hit the mark hard enough.

Posted by: megaherzls | Feb 21 2024 16:37 utc | 66

The Israeli state is carrying out its own 'Final solution' against the Palestinian people in the what was agreed to be the Palestine part of a two state solution which was agreed to by all parties. Israel is deliberately trying to exterminate non-Jews, that is committing a holocaust in the same way one was committed against Jews in Nazi occupied Europe.
The sheer hypocrisy to say "... And one that would get aid into the hands of those Palestinians who so desperately need it." It is because of USA support of Israel that the Palestinians desperately need the aid, which the US and Israel is preventing from getting to people.

Posted by: Bill R | Feb 21 2024 16:38 utc | 67

As far as the Holocaust Museum itself, if you get to DC and have time, well worth the visit.

Posted by: Mark O | Feb 21 2024 15:58 utc | 44

It is no long called that Mark O.

It is certainly now The Museum of Hypocrisy.

What did all those visitors learn in all those years?

What?!

Nothing, certainly not that GENOCIDE is monstrously wrong.

Tell us, Mark O
are you pro-Genocide?

Posted by: librul | Feb 21 2024 16:39 utc | 68


"...until we reach a final solution"

by which the much admired and beloved USA ambassador to the UN means the essential Ethnic Cleansing or Death of all Palestinians in Gaza,

and then on to the West Bank.....


We are dealing with a clearly neo-fascist mentality here among USA policy makers and power brokers


Posted by: michaelj72 | Feb 21 2024 16:39 utc | 69

@Posted by: Roger | Feb 21 2024 16:27 utc | 60

Thank you for that clarification, good point.

Posted by: Norwegian | Feb 21 2024 16:43 utc | 70

Anyone have the text of the Algerian UNSC proposal ? Posted by: Exile | Feb 20 2024 17:28 utc | 304

It should be here eventually. They take their time. https://research.un.org/en/docs/sc/quick/veto

In the meantime: verbatim record of yesterday’s ICJ hearings on legality of Israeli occupation.
https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/186/186-20240220-ora-01-00-bi.pdf
https://www.icj-cij.org/sites/default/files/case-related/186/186-20240220-ora-02-00-bi.pdf

The Global South came out swinging. I recommend listening to South Africa, Saudi Arabia. Powerful. Algeria, Bangladesh etc.

The Netherlands emitted a stream of legal word salad not even mentioning Israel. Example:
“Mr President, it is the view of the Kingdom that the right of self-defence can also be invoked in response to an armed attack by a non-State actor. This is illustrated, for example, by the Security Council’s resolutions adopted after 9/11, in which the Security Council reconfirmed the right to self-defence in response to those attacks. An occupation which fulfils the requirements of the right of self-defence may be considered as lawful under jus ad bellum. An occupation which does not fulfil, or no longer fulfils, these requirements may lose its legal basis and, hence, violate the jus cogens prohibition of the use of force.”

I think they’re saying that Israel needs the genocidal occupation to defend itself from those who resist it. Or not.

As for today, the UAE and Gambia made excellent presentations. UAE talked about the necessity of protecting ALL religious sites in East Jerusalem which was peaceful [until Zionists arrived].

Guess which countries brought in the wholly irrelevant “terrorist attacks of Oct 7”? The US, France, Hungary and ….Russia!

Hungary said the worst atrocities in 100 years happened on Oct 7. Did he forget about the Holocaust? I thought that was the worst ever.

Russia:
Russia is a great friend of Israel, Russia offers condolences to Israel for Oct 7(but not to Palestinians for 138 days of genocide), Russia says nobody should be brought to the court without their consent. Russia thinks Palestine and Israel should negotiate “of their own free will”. It mostly focused on the low hanging fruit of violent settlers and settlements not touching the apartheid and genocide arguments of the Global South.

Posted by: pq | Feb 21 2024 16:44 utc | 71

Thomas-Greenfield's remark "direct diplomacy on the ground" means replacing the Palestinians of Gaza with Israelis with the rebuilding of the area subsidized by the US.

Posted by: Wilikins | Feb 21 2024 16:47 utc | 72

"I say there was a direct causal link between the two events. As soon as the proxy German Nazis who were built up by the western Zionist Moneyed - which has been proved , Prescott Bush of the presidency and CIA dynasty was the bag man - the Zionists had to implement the backstop plan of the occupation of the Levant planned a century EARLIER and prepped on the ground by the absurd and incredible Balfour Declaration."

Posted by: DunGroanin | Feb 21 2024 14:56 utc | 28

"Rumours of a link between the US first family and the Nazi war machine have circulated for decades. Now the Guardian can reveal how repercussions of events that culminated in action under the Trading with the Enemy Act are still being felt by today's president
Ben Aris in Berlin and Duncan Campbell in Washington
Sat 25 Sep 2004 23.59 BST

George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.

The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.

His business dealings, which continued until his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.

The evidence has also prompted one former US Nazi war crimes prosecutor to argue that the late senator's action should have been grounds for prosecution for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

The debate over Prescott Bush's behaviour has been bubbling under the surface for some time. There has been a steady internet chatter about the "Bush/Nazi" connection, much of it inaccurate and unfair. But the new documents, many of which were only declassified last year, show that even after America had entered the war and when there was already significant information about the Nazis' plans and policies, he worked for and profited from companies closely involved with the very German businesses that financed Hitler's rise to power. It has also been suggested that the money he made from these dealings helped to establish the Bush family fortune and set up its political dynasty..." (1)

1. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/sep/25/usa.secondworldwar

Posted by: canuck | Feb 21 2024 16:53 utc | 73

They know full well what they are doing.

So what does anyone propose to do about it?

Posted by: Feral Finster | Feb 21 2024 17:00 utc | 74

"They soft pedal the holocaust of American Natives, they ignore the holocaust of Palestinians."
Posted by: Ahenobarbus | Feb 21 2024 16:19 utc

You can tell an American wrote that. The equation of the American Natives and the Palestinians is a dead giveaway.
In 1800 the US consisted of 13 states perched on the east coast of the north American continent.
By 1900 they had spread to the west coast, massacring as they went.

There were 250,000 natives left in the then 45 states. They are now up to 9 million, many of them living off the reservations. The reservations vary in amenities, with some of them having no running water or electricity.

Compare and contrast to the 750,000 expelled Palestinians who are now 4 million. Yet Americans wax outraged about that "genocide", and claim that the natives on the American continent were not killed by the settlers and the calvary.
Nope, they died of smallpox. That's what happened. (Now with the vaccine push, they have added measles to that claim.)

"Our hands are clean. We didn't do nothing. Look over there instead!"

Hypocrites.

Posted by: wagelaborer | Feb 21 2024 17:02 utc | 75

The country that stabilized Syria... Against the gulf states, arabs, turks, Kurds, usa and Israeli proxies? That Russia? Posted by: UWDude | Feb 20 2024 10:26 utc | 262

Syria: Some may see Syria as “stabilized”. I see it as fighting an existential economic struggle with millions impoverished under sanctions.

The US UK Israel tried for their Greater Israel 7 countries in 5 years plan using their “ISIS” mercenaries.
Russia entered when its military assets in Syria were under threat. Russia and Israel always had a deconfliction channel.

In 2019, US National Security Adviser Ambassador John Bolton, Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and Russian Secretary of the Security Council Nikolay Patrushev met in Jerusalem. https://www.israelhayom.com/2019/05/31/unprecedented-us-israeli-russian-security-meeting-to-be-held-in-jerusalem/

It would appear the purpose of this was to agree that Russia’s stuff in Syria would be left alone in exchange for Israel bombing Syria regularly and stealing Syrian oil, which is Israel's main source of oil.

This morning Israel bombed an apartment in Damascus killing two and injuring a few. The apartment is opposite a school. Does that sound stabilized?

Meanwhile the US tries to blackmail Muslim countries from normalizing with Syria by keeping tabs on:
“a full list of diplomatic meetings at the Ambassador level or above, between the Syrian regime and any representative of the Governments of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, or Lebanon, respectively;
And
an identification of— (i) any single covered transaction exceeding $500,000; and (ii) any combination of covered transactions by the same source that, in aggregate, exceed $500,000 and occur within a single year; https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-bill/3202/text

ps: I know most people believe the Western narratives of blaming everything on Gulf including 9/11. But it was the Israelis who danced on 9/11.
If you want to buy the Islamophobia narrative developed by Israel and Netanyahu going back to the 1980s but picking up steam once they pulled off 9/11, go ahead but be aware that endless war will go for as long as you believe it.

Posted by: pq | Feb 21 2024 17:04 utc | 76

"#37-canuck...many years ago through Reagan's years...I did read German's did give International Red Cross permit to visit all German's labor camp..on the end the WW2 they reported 280,000 + deaths in labor camps mostly from hunger, disease, etc due to bombing railways.....so what is true will we ever know true.....?????"

Posted by: sejmon | Feb 21 2024 16:18 utc | 54

The problem is a writer, reporter, an academician or an archivist can't really research the topic or they will be branded anti Semite, Holocaust denier-in Canada its now a criminal offense. Who wants to put a noose around their neck. [you do idiot, you are a Canadian ,editor]

With this massive shakedown and censorship the Zionists can create whatever truths they desire.

So yes, sejmon, we'll probably never know the real number -at least as long as we are alive.

Posted by: canuck | Feb 21 2024 17:11 utc | 77

“for justice to prevail today once the dust settles those who have perpetrated war crimes and those who backed them in Gaza and the West Bank MUST also find themselves in the dock.

Posted by: Republicofscotland | Feb 21 2024 14:03 utc | 9”

Find themselves in the dock? There won’t be justice until the ones responsible (in whatever country they’re in) find themselves at the end of a rope, having severe difficulty breathing.

Posted by: Dalit | Feb 21 2024 17:16 utc | 78

Re: culpability in genocide.

Everyone seems to miss the point. Displacing thr natives in the U.S. was a foregone conclusion. They were so scattered in their tribal, war-filled and human-sacrificial life that they stood no chance against the sweep of human history that subsumed them in the world-historical dialectic.

But when the National Socialists come along, despite whatever inadequacy they exhibited in confronting the problem of modernity and technology as Heidegger put forth, and fought against this sweep of history and the consolidation of power into fewer and fewer hands, of course the bourgeois sensibility the world over would have a total meltdown at such a challenge.

"They may be rat-bastard elites, but they are our rat-bastard elites."

So let me qualify the above a little better and in reference to Heidegger's interview with Der Spiegel entitled "Only a God can save us":

The National Socialists (before Russia challenging the west currently) were our last and best chance against this sweep.

God help us.

Posted by: NemesisCalling | Feb 21 2024 17:16 utc | 79

Hungary is following the US 100% in its dismissing the powers of the ICJ

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2024/2/21/icj-hearings-on-israels-occupation-of-palestine-live-day-3

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 21 2024 17:17 utc | 80

They actually mean it:

"We should kill them all"

US Congressman Andy Ogles was asked why American taxpayers' money is spent to kill Palestinian children.

Here is his response.

https://t.me/presstv/88345

Posted by: Norwegian | Feb 21 2024 17:24 utc | 81

Anyone remember and have a link to footage when Linda was about to raise her hand during a vote and the white lady to her right grabs her hand and pulls it down?

It was a few weeks ago during this latest Gaza episode. TIA

Posted by: Delhiliterally | Feb 21 2024 17:24 utc | 82

Prescott Bush’s fascism is well documented via his involvement, as a partner at the Brown Brothers, Harriman Bank and while he was serving as a US Senator for Connecticut, in the planned 1933 “Banker’s Putsch” that was revealed by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC (Retired), whom the plotters had approached to lead the putsch using WWI veterans who had been disaffected by the US federal government’s refusal to move forward their timeline for honoring financial commitments to the veterans, who themselves had been reduced to poverty by the Great Depression.
The bankers and corporate interests sought to use Butler and up to one million veterans to overthrow FDR’s elected government and establish military rule primarily because of FDR’s confiscation of private gold and his devaluation of the US Dollar from $20/oz. to $32/oz.
Of course, no one was prosecuted and Bush retained his Senate seat.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Plot

Posted by: Ciaran | Feb 21 2024 17:27 utc | 83

“Russia:
Russia is a great friend of Israel, Russia offers condolences to Israel for Oct 7(but not to Palestinians for 138 days of genocide), Russia says nobody should be brought to the court without their consent. Russia thinks Palestine and Israel should negotiate “of their own free will”. It mostly focused on the low hanging fruit of violent settlers and settlements not touching the apartheid and genocide arguments of the Global South. “

Posted by: pq | Feb 21 2024 16:44 utc | 71

This is ridiculous. Russia is very well aware of the U.S./UK proxy as is. I could spend paragraphs of years of Russia trying to reach settlement according to the 1967 Resolution. South Africa isn’t operating as a solo accuser, it’s an integral part of BRICS and it is doing its part. There’s little gain in attacking Israel when it’s US bombs. US $$ & US designs to control & dominate the ME for shipping lanes and oil control of the world.
Russia is battling all of NATO & US in the EU theatre.
The regional players need to do this theatre, and they will.

Posted by: Trubind1 | Feb 21 2024 17:27 utc | 84

"All told, we intend to do this the right way, so that we can create the right conditions for a safer, more peaceful future. And we will continue to actively engage in the hard work of direct diplomacy on the ground until we reach a final solution."

Talk about a Freudian Slip.

That United States ambassador is subconsciously articulating what their real agenda is for Palestine.

A "Final Solution" indeed.

Posted by: ak74 | Feb 21 2024 17:30 utc | 85

"any photo of Thomas-Greenfield. She was selected for the post to indicate that US does not give a shit about UN.

Posted by: oldhippie | Feb 21 2024 14:02 utc | 7"

The big problem here is that those like LTG get to act and speak with impunity while their actions kill 100s of thousands.

The Roman engineers had to stand under the arch while the scaffolding was removed. Why are the architects of world disaster not forced to stand downstream of their actions? Oh, that would be "violent". So, in the meantime, a few more genocides and hey, let them set up some biolabs.

Personally, I don't see any of this crap ending until the violence is turned around. Doesn't that suck? But it is what those like LTG,Blinken, Nuland etc... (the list is long) count on.

Posted by: oracle | Feb 21 2024 17:35 utc | 86

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Posted by: Almessa | Feb 21 2024 17:49 utc | 87

Tells you who really runs the US' show at the UN

https://youtube.com/shorts/GvL0I1eDpBc?si=-qARjatiAW2YjCwd

Posted by: delhiliterally | Feb 21 2024 17:50 utc | 88

Posted by: pq | Feb 21 2024 16:44 utc | 71

About Russia: To understand clearly what Russia is, just follow closely and analyse its stance on the catastrophic events in Palestine.

Russia is a big power that is concerned with its own interests, a primary one of which is to remain a big power, to be acknowledged and treated as such and to retain its veto in the UN CS as a guarantee that it has some control over world events. Its arguments in favor of keeping the veto in the UNSC are absurd and can easily be refuted.

Russia forsakes principles it preaches when in its interest, just as big powers do.

It insist on its "civilisation-state" (whatever that is) status, with a full mouth of a new just and fair world order where everyone is equal. But if you are a "civilisation-state" (which sounds like exceptionalism), and others are not, there is no equality.

On Gaza and the Middle-East Russia was first to very loudly qualify the Hamas revolt as terrorism and has only recently abandoned the use of the term. Russian official media still refer to Hamas as radical, with a negative conotation (terrorist), while Hamas is a resistance movement.

Russia has never stated in any shape or form that the Palestinians, which are under colonial terror, have a right to use any means to liberate themselves from colonial domination, even though that right is clearly set out in UN documents, and even though it is Russia which constantly insists on following UN documents.

Russia, however, does insist on UN documents when it constantly repeats that there is "only" one solution to the Palestine question - the two-state solution within 1967 borders. It sees that as "fair", and just!

Russia, therefore, does not support the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, which can only be exercised on the whole territory of Palestine pre 1948 and the proclamation of the Zionist state of Israel. That is what is fair, and just.

Russia has stated unequivocally that the safety and security of Israel is of great importance to Russia.

Russia has called a meeting of the Palestinian factions in Moscow in order to get all of them to unite under the totally compromised Palestinian Authority which accepts, what Russia also wants, two-states with Palestine within 1967 borders, meaning on a tiny portion of the Palestinian homeland that was ruthlessly taken over by the Zionists, with UN imprimatur.

We have yet to see whether Hamas and Islamic Jihad will join this meeting because they are fighting for liberation from colonialism, while the PA excepts it.

Just today TASS has the following report:

CAIRO, February 21. /TASS/. Palestinian factions set to meet in Moscow in late February intend to reach a common agreement on forming a unified Palestinian government of technocrats, Ayman Al-Raqab, a member of the governing wing of one of the main factions within the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the Fatah movement, told a TASS correspondent.
"We hope that an agreement will be reached at the upcoming meeting in Moscow to form a unified Palestinian government of technocrats," Al-Raqab said. According to him, "such a government should have no political goals, and we are confident that the disagreements on this issue at the intra-Palestinian meeting will be overcome."

This is one of the most reactionary ideas technocratic government with no political goals!) launched lately, and Russia, obviously, wants to be the sponsor of it. Such ideas are fully alligned with US/Israel desires and designs.

Also today:

MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. Foreign Ministers of Russia and Egypt Sergey Lavrov and Sameh Shoukry discussed the situation at the Middle East with an emphasis on the situation in the Gaza Strip, underscoring the necessity to establish a Palestinian state, the Russian Foreign Minister said in a statement following the G20 ministerial meeting in Rio de Janeiro.

The two ministers "underscored the need for a prompt consolidation of international efforts in the interest of a fair settlement upon a universally recognized basis, which implies the establishment of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with a capital in East Jerusalem, coexisting in peace and security with Israel."

All this and, a lot more, exposes Russia's disregard for the principles it preaches when it suits its own interests. It shows that it is just a big power that will do as it sees fit when it can. Somewhat reminiscent of the USSR, for all of us who know what that means.

Posted by: JB | Feb 21 2024 17:51 utc | 89

"I notice 2 of the Canadian Coutts 4, imprisoned without bail for 2 years have now been let out on minor charges and the other 2 soon will be given jay-walking tickets. What a sorry and disgusting Country, the former heart of Diplomacy, Canada has become, eh?"

Posted by: kupkee | Feb 21 2024 16:04 utc | 46

"What a sorry and disgusting country."

You are being kind with that gentle a description.

Posted by: canuck | Feb 21 2024 17:51 utc | 90

For those laboring under the impression that Putin will somehow come to the Palestinians rescue, read about Pvt Zechariah Baumel's staged photo-op of a funeral with convenient timing...

https://mondoweiss.net/2019/04/russias-netanyahu-campaign/

Posted by: Delhiliterally | Feb 21 2024 17:55 utc | 91

Someone wrote that speech for Greenfield to read. They knew she would be unaware of the historical context of "final solution". She's a dummy.

And how clever to put "Final Solution" in the final words of the idiotic word salad of a speech.

What a fine 'trial balloon" it is to gauge public opinion! And they're having a great laugh even as Congressman Ogles says "We should kill them all".

What will happen to Greenfield and Ogles?

It all goes over most people's heads.

Posted by: Chaka Khagan | Feb 21 2024 17:56 utc | 92

Posted by: Roger | Feb 21 2024 16:33 utc | 64

Made sense until you decided to throw in your own worthless 2 cents about a completely unrelated issue (and prove to everyone you are a fearful closet case) that is so much less important.

Posted by: hedlykarok | Feb 21 2024 17:57 utc | 93

I see no mention of GeneralPlan Ost that was the master plan for the Genocide of all Untermensch that was initially developed in 1940 then further refined until October 1942 when it became official policy only to be "abandoned" after Stalingrad. Again, the main target were Slavs, just as Kaiser Wilhelm envisioned WW1 to be a Race War between the Teutons and Slavs for mastery of Europe, although he never developed genocidal plans.

As for the Zionists, we know very well that their Project is the same in its nature as Hitler's. The Brits knew well what sort of "people" the Zionists were--Terrorists of the worst sort--and they remain as such. Lula's comments were 100% correct, and any government having relations with the Zionists can no longer be ignorant of what the Zionists are and the nature of the government they remain friends with. All nations that signed and ratified the Genocide Convention must honor their commitment, but so far very few have, particularly the Islamic nations with Turkey standing out starkly for its ongoing support amidst its condemnations.

Posted by: karlof1 | Feb 21 2024 18:07 utc | 94

Nobody will ever know the real number of Jews or others killed by the Nazis, just as nobody will ever know how many Armenians the Turks killed. Or how many Africans were sold into slavery.

The important point is that the Nazis set out to solve the problems that contradictory opinions presented to them by killing everyone that they suspected of being likely to oppose them.

The Israelis have adopted a remarkably similar policy in Palestine. This is not surprising- it is an obvious and simple way of dealing with their difficulties- first you steal all the land and then you kill off anyone who might come up with good title to your plunder.

The problem that Nemesis, Canuck and other apologists for Hitler have is that they refuse to acknowledge the causes of the problems around which they dance- all of which are features of the capitalist society which is hegemonic. It is this hegemony- Thatcher's TINA- that they cannot get to grips with. It makes them shudder. The idea of challenging everything that they hold to be sacred frightens them, in a way that jeering at Deities or affecting 'libertarian' opinions, does not.
Nobody cares whether "The City" is behind everything- most people understand that at worst it is nonsense of the tongue flapping kind, at best a shorthand for being at a loss to understand and assuming that behind all are secret powers that none but the initiated can fathom. Mysteries beyond human understanding.

There is a sense in which this is the history of America- slave conspiracies to murder all in their beds, mormons, masons, jews, catholics, English bankers, Blacks people, Communists- a shadow of the fear of sudden attacks by Indians, a shadow of the guilt which afflicts the beneficiaries of crime.

The great significance of the events in Gaza is that they remind us that the people, united, can upset any tyranny; that there is never a future in injustice, that it is always worth while to struggle.

All of which cut at the very core of what Holocaust deniers, Nazi apologists, Heidegger fans and opportunists believe. They understand that to believe in the possibility of agency, among the brutalized, starved, beaten and libeled remnants of the Palestinian people, crammed into 'the largest concentration camp on earth' is to recognize that if there were any sincerity in their lamentations at the failings of the political parties and governments that rule them, they would get off their arses and actually do something.

Happily, and in the most sincere tribute to the courage and integrity of the Palestinian people, that is exactly what is happening now around the world as the great mass of opinion, and the young in particular, is swinging inexorably behind the cause of justice and against the government of Israel. The world supports Palestine and those who do not are understood to be wrong. They may be powerful but the powers that they have are fading rapidly. They may appear authoritative but the bases of their authority are crumbling. They are Emperors without clothes.

Israel, in a world which in other ways seems to be tending constantly towards the re-foundation of the fascism that dominated European politics between the wars, and which is the political expression now, as it was then , of liberal political economy, had seemed, until the 7th of October last, to be triumphing in its vicious and cynical campaign to murder a nation behind a smokescreen of specious argumentation and saccharine sentimentalisms.

Now, sixty years after the explosion of the 1960s-localised and quickly compromised though in retrospect it seems- once more Power in the arrogance that led it to trust its fate to mediocrities and idiots, finds itself staring in the face of the masses. Mobs are closing in on bastilles- if enough join with them the tyrants will fall.

Posted by: bevin | Feb 21 2024 18:12 utc | 95

I'm surprised she didn't call it 'lawn mowing,' or better yet, lawn mowing to final solution.

Posted by: Sakineh Bagoom | Feb 21 2024 18:17 utc | 96

"The problem that Nemesis, Canuck and other apologists for Hitler have is that they refuse to acknowledge the causes of the problems around which they dance- all of which are features of the capitalist society which is hegemonic. "

Posted by: bevin | Feb 21 2024 18:12 utc | 95

Kindly please show me a post I wrote where I was an apologist for Hitler?

Posted by: canuck | Feb 21 2024 18:17 utc | 97

Take one look at any photo of Thomas-Greenfield. She was selected for the post to indicate that US does not give a shit about UN.
Posted by: oldhippie | Feb 21 2024 14:02 utc | 7

True. Sadly, an ancient afro-american truism holds that black faces in high-places indicates, white folks have or are about to abandon diminishing returns from some enterprise. (Wharton and Chenault prove the rule, but that's another story.)

So. Only a fool would credit federal policy "initiative" to the Rices, Powell, Mitch O'bama, Bostic, Austin, and Auntie Linda, a GS-15 lifer, that is one self-satisfied state department field hand. Here is how Foreign Policy characterized her diplomatic expertise in ushering the "sixth region of the African Union" into Biden's US-Africa Summit.

Posted by: sln2002 | Feb 21 2024 18:22 utc | 98

"The important point is that the Nazis set out to solve the problems that contradictory opinions presented to them by killing everyone that they suspected of being likely to oppose them."

Posted by: bevin | Feb 21 2024 18:12 utc | 95

Yes, the Nazis copied the 1917 Bolshevik playbook murdering millions of civilians to 'solve the problems of contradictory opinions". (1)

1.The exact number of people that were killed in the Russian Revolution is disputed amongst historians. The number ranges anywhere from 7 million to 12 million people killed between 1917 and 1923, most of them being civilians.

Posted by: canuck | Feb 21 2024 18:22 utc | 99

@ canuck

Yeah, I suspect bevin is confusing you with someone else. His comment is otherwise praiseworthy.

Posted by: malenkov | Feb 21 2024 18:22 utc | 100

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