Hizbullah's swift and devastating multi-pronged attack on Israel today appears to be more than just a response to the assassination of its senior commander, Abu Taleb, but primarily a deterrent strike aimed at discouraging Israel from embarking on a path of mutually assured destruction. by FreedomUltd in AskALeftist

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Hizbullah's swift and devastating multi-pronged attack on Israel today, the likes of which have not been seen since the 2006 War, appears to be more than just a response to the assassination of its senior commander, Abu Taleb. The sheer scale and intensity of this attack, coupled with Hizbullah’s recent attempts to establish aerial deterrence with Israel, suggest that the movement isn’t taking Israeli decision-makers' rationality for granted or dismissing the possibility of an all-out war initiated by Israel. As such, Hizbullah’s attack today was not merely a punitive retaliation for Taleb or just a coercive strike to break the deadlock in the cease-fire talks by strengthening Hamas’ position, but also, primarily, a deterrent strike aimed at discouraging Israel from embarking on a path of mutually assured destruction.

The UN just released its first actual investigation into 10/7 and Gaza genocide.... no proof of any rape, let alone "mass rape", or that it was "ordered by Hamas"... also Israel does actually engage in a systematic campaign of sexual and gender violence against Palestinian children, women and men. by FreedomUltd in AskALeftist

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The investigation by the UN's Human Rights Office also concludes the Israeli regime does actually engage in a systematic campaign of sexual and gender violence against Palestinian children, women and men, rooted in the very nature of the occupation and can only end with it.

A colonizer is always angry, because a colonizer is always guilty. A colonizer is always violent, because a colonizer is always afraid. A colonizer is always angry and afraid because a colonizer is never home. by FreedomUltd in AskALeftist

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Alon is still working on his thoughts on this subject. I read his earlier thoughts, and I've thought about them lately.

It actually took a fair bit of thought for me when applied to the USA. I thought it was essentially true, but more complex.

Today I realized, I was making it hard when it's very obvious and simple.

How many Americans today are terrified of Mexicans?

Guilty? Angry? Afraid?

Check check check.

Violent?

Check.

It's still deserving of further thought. But, yeah.

A colonizer is always angry, because a colonizer is always guilty. A colonizer is always violent, because a colonizer is always afraid. A colonizer is always angry and afraid because a colonizer is never home. by FreedomUltd in AskALeftist

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A colonizer is always angry, because a colonizer is always guilty. A colonizer is always violent, because a colonizer is always afraid.

A colonizer is always angry and afraid because a colonizer is never home.

Lately I started getting words for it, this colonizer homelessness, the fact that colonizers look and feel like aliens to natives not only because they don't belong, but because the colonizers themselves feel the same way.

Think about it: wherever a colonizer goes, whatever they see, smell or taste, it is never theirs, or completely natural. It is not organic to them, but engineered; their whole existence is.

Whatever sustains and nourishes the native, threatens the colonizer and reflects their strangeness: the food, the music, the landscape, the flora and fauna. the sounds and smells, everything.

Whatever comes naturally to the native is a great effort for the colonizer: they don't understand the codes, and never will. They can't be still.

Aa colonizer is not an immigrant, a tourist or a guest, they have to find meaning for their stay. It must be a higher purpose, a higher calling, else what can explain both their presence not home, and the violent means they always need to maintain it? We are not designed to inflict pain and injury for comfort. We need a story to put us in a positive light.

So much of the western world's anxiety, I think, is just a colonizer's latent, repressed homelessness. Because colonialism is not just taking other people's home, it is also, and forever, being without one yourself.

Israel is fake... created without any regard for the land and people, slapped rootless atop an ancient civilization with deep roots. It cannot exist without being artificially propped up by nonstop propaganda, lobbying, online influence operations, and mass military violence. by FreedomUltd in AskALeftist

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Everything about Israel is fake. It’s a completely synthetic nation created without any regard for the organic sociopolitical movements of the land and its people, slapped rootless atop an ancient pre-existing civilization with deep roots. That’s why it cannot exist without being artificially propped up by nonstop propaganda, lobbying, online influence operations, and mass military violence.

Israel is so fake that its far right minister of national security Itamar Ben-Gvir has been stoking religious tensions by encouraging militant Zionists to pray on the Temple Mount — known to Muslims as Al-Aqsa. This is an illustration of how phony Israel and its political ideology are because Jews were historically prohibited from praying at the Temple Mount under Jewish law; a sign placed there in 1967 and still upheld by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate reads, “According to Torah Law, entering the Temple Mount area is strictly forbidden due to the holiness of the site.” It’s just this weird, evangelical Christian-like thing that Zionists have started doing in contravention of their own traditions and religious texts to advance their nationalist agendas.

Journalist Dan Cohen explains on Twitter:

“ ‘Prayer’ on the Temple Mount is 100% a Zionist invention in total contravention of Jewish law. Jews don’t step foot onto the Temple Mount, let alone 'pray' there. That’s why the sign below is posted at the entrance non-Muslims use.

“Ben Gvir publicly announced this in order to provoke a reaction to use as a pretext to restrict and expel Muslims from the site, explode Jerusalem and the West Bank, and expand the regional war.

“Ben Gvir holds Netanyahu hostage. Together, they’re leading Israel to self-destruction.”

There’s no authentic spirituality in such behavior. It has no roots. No depth. No connection. It’s the product of busy minds with modern agendas, with nothing more to it than that.

Israel is so fake that Zionists artificially resurrected a dead language in order for its people to have a common “native” tongue for them to speak, so that they could all LARP as indigenous middle easterners together in their phony, synthetic country.

Israel has no real culture of its own; it’s all a mixture of organic Jewish culture brought in from other parts of the world by the Jewish diaspora, culture that was stolen from Palestinians (see “Israeli food”), and the culture of indoctrinated genocidal hatred that is interwoven with the fabric of modern Zionism. The way Israel has become a Mecca of electronic dance music points clearly to an aching cultural void that its people are trying desperately to fill with empty synthetic pop fluff.

Even international support for Israel is fake, manufactured astroturf that has to be enforced from the top down, because it would never organically occur to anyone that Israel is something that should be supported.

The phenomenally influential Israel lobby is used to push pro-Israel foreign policy in powerful western governments like Washington and London. Just yesterday US Representative Thomas Massie told Tucker Carlson that every Republican in Congress besides himself “has an AIPAC person” assigned to them with whom they are in constant communication, who he describes as functioning “like your babysitter” with regard to lawmaking on the subject of Israel.

The Israel lobby exists with the full consent of the western imperial war machine and its secretive intelligence cartel, because western military support for Israel is also phony and fraudulent. The western empire whose strategic interests directly benefit from violence and radicalism in the middle east pretends it’s constantly expanding its military presence in the region in order to promote stability and protect an important ally, but in reality this military presence simply allows for greater control over crucial resource-rich territories whose populations would otherwise unite to form a powerful bloc acting in their own interests. The Israel lobby is a self-funding consent manufacturer which helps the empire do what it already wants to do.

Support for Israel in the media is also phony and imposed from the top down. Since October outlets like The New York Times, CNN and CBC have been finding themselves fighting off scandals due to staff leaks about demands from their executives that they slant their Gaza coverage to benefit the information interests of Israel. Briahna Joy Gray was just fired by The Hill for being critical of Israel as co-host of the show “Rising”, a fate that all mass media employees understand they will share if they are insufficiently supportive of the empire’s favorite ethnostate.

Israel’s support from celebrities is similarly forced. A newly leaked email from influential Hollywood marketing and branding guru Ashlee Margolis instructs her firm’s employees to “pause on working with any celebrity or influencer or tastemaker posting against Israel.” As we discussed recently, celebrities are also naturally disincentivized from criticizing any aspect of the western empire by the fact that their status is dependent on wealthy people whose wealth is premised upon the imperial status quo.

Support for Israel on social media is likewise notoriously phony. For years Israel has been pioneering the use of social media trolls to swarm Israel’s critics and promote agendas like undermining the BDS movement. After the beginning of the Gaza onslaught Israel spent millions on PR spin via advertising on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, and The New York Times has just confirmed earlier reports that Israel has been targeting US lawmakers with fake social media accounts to influence their policymaking on Israel.

In truth, nobody really organically supports Israel. If they’re not supporting it because their lobbyists and employers told them to, they’re supporting it because that’s what they were told to support by the leaders of their dopey political ideologies like Zionism, liberalism and conservatism, or by the leaders of their dopey religions like Christian fundamentalism. It’s always something that’s pushed on people from the top down, rather than arising from within themselves due to their own natural interests and ideals.

Israel is not a country, it’s like a fake movie set version of a country. A movie set where the set pieces won’t even stand up on their own, so people are always running around in a constant state of construction trying to prop things up and nail things down, and scrambling to pick up things that are falling over, and rotating the set pieces so that they look like real buildings in front of the camera. Without this constant hustle and bustle of propagandizing, lobbying, online influence ops, and nonstop mass military violence, the whole movie set would fall over, and people would see all the film crew members and actors and cameras for what they are.

Clearly, no part of this is sustainable. Clearly, something’s going to have to give. Those set pieces are going to come toppling down sooner or later; it’s just a question of when, and of how high the pile of human corpses needs to be before it happens.

Colonel Doron Hadar was the commander of Israel's military negotiation unit with 27 years of experience. The story he tells is detailed and decisive: Israel had many chances to do so but chose not to free its hostages. Netanyahu's office decided to focus instead on its 'human animals' campaign. by FreedomUltd in AskALeftist

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Israeli Colonel Doron Hadar was the commander of Israel's military negotiation unit with 27 years of experience, which included some of the most sensitive negotiations and prisoner exchanges (some probably still secret). Last week he retired, and this weekend Israel's YNET (a large mainstream media outlet and newspaper) publishes an extensive interview with him.

Doron Hadar says clearly: before the ground invasion there was an opportunity to get all Israeli women and children held by Hamas for a very modest price (namely without releasing Palestinians with blood on their hands). Netanyahu's office dismissively rejected all such opportunities and decided to focus instead on its 'human animals' campaign.

We are given to understand that Israel chose escalation, genocide, and crazy incitement over sanity, de-escalation, and healing. Israel basically gave up its own people to expand and prolong the genocide, based on deeply-rooted right-wing worldviews.

Doron Hadar is the utmost authority on what happened on the Israeli side of any negotiations. The story he tells is detailed and decisive: Israel had many chances to do so but chose not to free its hostages.

In addition to getting a heavy burden off his chest and maybe paying an honorable debt to his people in the military, Doron Hadar's interview needs to be seen as part of the last-ditch liberal Zionist campaign to remove Netanyahu. But it will be to no avail. The Israeli public has been fatally poisoned. Equally tragic: the socioeconomic class Doron belongs to never did and never will refuse to carry out any orders.

They are the backbone of Israeli establishments.

For months I've been saying: there will be no deal. Israel does not want a deal that will both allow Hamas to present an achievement, and confuse the Israeli population ('If you can negotiate with them, how are they absolute evil?'). Now this sad prognosis has been confirmed in full.

Gone the self-assured (at least externally so) empire, gone even the similitude of common sense. Enter a US that expresses the mentality of a desperate rebel band from the edges of society that knows it's in the wrong, and knows that everybody knows it, but will take its chances regardless. by FreedomUltd in AskALeftist

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Let me tell you something that will make the big picture a little clearer. It is something I like to do.

Now, let there be no doubt that the US has done crazy atrocious things before. We all recognize that. For centuries, the US made life on Earth a living hell for an incalculable number of people.

What we never had before is a US that sounds frowningly defiant of normal expectations of normal society to the point of suicidalism.

The US sounds and acts more and more like Israel: gone the self-assured (at least externally so) empire, gone even the similitude of common sense. Enter a US that expresses the mentality of a desperate rebel band from the edges of society that knows it's in the wrong, and knows that everybody knows it, but will take its chances regardless.

How does it all connect to AIPAC?

This is the juicy part. You see, the AIPAC set of people have nowhere left to go. America is their last stand.

They went from Eastern Europe to Central Europe, and from there to Western Europe and the New World.

With every such move, they became more powerful, more AIPAC. Oh, and they also went to the Middle East, with which they had absolutely zero familiarity, and for which they've had absolutely zero respect.

With every such move, hostility, or actual fierce hatred, in both the old and new host societies, was directed at them.

Now this is not Jews (though there is nothing they want more than for you to think that). First, this history has absolutely nothing to do with Arab Jews and most Sephardic Jews. Second, even among Ashkenazi Jews, neither the AIPAC way of being nor Zionism was the model to follow. Even in the US, where Zionism is the law of the land, there are many Jews who don't like and don't want to be associated with it, and whom you wouldn't find in an AIPAC convention even under the threat of being shot.

This is a group of people who use their ethnic identity as a weapon. And their actions put the entire Jewish people (myself included) at risk.

So this group of people moved westward till it gained its peak historic riches and influence in the US. The only problem is, they have nowhere to go from there.

Their problem (which is a problem of greed and lust for power and nothing else) is exacerbated by the fear that if the US loses its power, AIPAC means nothing (AIPAC losing power will be great news for Jews, as it will remove them from extreme public attention, but they don't care for that).

AIPAC only means something in an empire, but the US is gradually losing its empirical position. They cannot go back to Western or Eastern Europe: there is nothing for them there, and the changing demographics and political tastes guarantee they would not be able to have AIPAC levels of power there.

They cannot move to China. It doesn't need them and probably doesn't want them. China will by no means allow the formation of a Chinese equivalent of AIPAC.

Israeli and American dominance is the only way for AIPAC people to remain powerful, exceedingly rich, and dominant culturally and politically.

In their quest for power and money, they cannot imagine a simple existence: it feels like death to them. They don't want to be normal people. They want to be exceptional and have superpowers.

So they decided, collectively, that if the US and Israel cannot dominate, and if they cannot dominate them, and as they have no place else to go, they might as well make them their Alamo, or Masada (this mentality is where 'The Samson Option' stems from).

This historical-psychological process explains the shift to utter madhouse defiance we see in the language and conduct the US chooses to use these days.

This is a very short executive summary of sorts of this issue, about which books can be written. But I think you'll get its essential truth and power in elucidating things.

The only purpose of talking about 'a deal' to end a genocide (!) is to fool soft Democrats into believing their country, party, congress, and president do not intentionally murder 10s of thousands of children, with intent to slaughter 100s of thousands more. They are lying to support a holocaust. by FreedomUltd in AskALeftist

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If the US wanted to stop it, all it would take is a phone call. Instead, it is gaslighting the whole world with 'a deal', as if 'a deal' is required to stop the mass murder of civilians and the complete destruction of a strip of land.

The only purpose of talking about 'a deal' to end a genocide (!) is to fool soft Democrats into believing their country, party, congress, and president do not intentionally mass murder tens of thousands of children, of which they intend to slaughter hundreds of thousands more.

Look at what they do, not what they say.

They are lying to support a holocaust. Yes, your government, your party, your president, your universities and your media

Methinks the Captain is straining just a bit hard to reassure everyone that "there is nothing to see here" in terms of the Eisenhower having taken a missile strike from the Yemenis last week. Meanwhile, it's been 5 days since Ike's regular 2-a-day cargo deliveries via C-2 transport have taken place. by FreedomUltd in AskALeftist

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🤔 Captain Soggy Cookie Checks the Scores

This short video clip, shot from the bridge of the USS Eisenhower, is obviously meant to suggest that "all is well" with the "Ike".

We see an aircraft being recovered; the camera pans the full length of the deck, and a voice (voice-over?) conveniently announces the score of the Red Sox / Tigers baseball game that took place June 2nd.

To me, this is as shady as can be. It adds to the suspicions rather than eliminates them.

Methinks Captain Soggy Cookie is straining just a little bit hard to reassure everyone that "there is nothing to see here" in terms of the Eisenhower having taken a missile strike from the Yemenis last week.

Meanwhile, it's been five days since the Ike's regular twice-a-day cargo deliveries via C-2 transport have taken place.

Very curious indeed ...

It's quite damning that the USS Eisenhower turned around and withdrew north at flank speed immediately after the Houthis announced they had attacked it two days ago... sharing an old video as “proof of wellness”... then sharing a video that cuts out most of the ship... makes it even more suspect. by FreedomUltd in AskALeftist

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Last word is that it is so far north that it's actually out of range of its air group and effectively out of action.

He is packing it in and packing it up And sneaking away and buggering up And chickening out and pissing off home, Yes, bravely he is throwing in the sponge!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZwuTo7zKM8

Yemeni forces have hit a US aircraft carrier in the Red Sea with missiles & drones in response to the bombardment of their country. Respect to Yemenis that don’t hesitate to respond to any aggression 🫡 by FreedomUltd in AskALeftist

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Looks like unrelated video, not video from the Yemenis, unfortunately.

Our only way out of this is creating new political structures, new media structures, new education structures, new everything. The old system is dead and dysfunctional as a certain president. We must divorce our hopes, intentions, and activism completely from it. by FreedomUltd in AskALeftist

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Trump's trial and conviction, on accusations no one can even explain or understand (who isn't an establishment figure we want nothing to do with), brings home a truth that I think many of us feel in our bones, which can be stated as

We are living in a simulation.

I don't mean scientifically, I mean politically and culturally.

You see, Hamas' October 7 operation has become a catalyst in the greatest unmasking event in modern history. It didn't only show us how Zionist the West is, it is increasingly showing us that the whole power structure in the West is an empty, meaningless simulation and that the power really resides somewhere else entirely.

Many of us have been feeling this, vaguely or explicitly, for a long long time. But now understandings are coming to fruition. If the behavior of the US, UK, or France looked strange yesterday, today we begin to grasp that the whole 'government' thing is a hoax: a sting operation, or a pyramid scheme.

If we had our doubts about whose interests this or that figure in power really serves, now we are closing in on the realization they are all just hired actors.

The whole thing - the elections, the courts, the media, the education system, the economic institutions - none of those actually serves its stated purpose, or is as advertised. Their main objective is not to fulfill any pragmatic objective, or solve any real problem: their only reason for existing is to fool us into believing they have any real-world (as in: the external layer of reality we think is the real thing) related considerations.

We are beginning to understand that power is not generated by popular consent, which means power has fabricated an entire field of pseudo-processes to basically bullshit us into cooperation in what is slavery, or subjugation, presented as democracy.

The only way out of this is out of this. No elections or media coverage will ever change this reality: those mechanisms cannot operate in a way that contradicts their hardware settings.

It is not that this side or that side failed: it is the whole system. And it is failing not because of bad policy or bad decision-making. It is failing because it was constructed to fool people, not to govern them properly.

We have never been able to influence how our countries work through voting, or appeals to courts. None of us, ever: show me whoever voted even one and doesn't feel jaded (the more you vote, the more jaded you become, unless you belong to an establishment-privileged group and you try to bullshit society into believing your privilege is the result of the free choice of the people).

Our only way out of this is creating new political structures, new media structures, new education structures, new everything. The old system is dead and dysfunctional as a certain president. We must divorce our hopes, intentions, and activism completely from it.

One day, I’ll be teaching an auditorium full of undergrads about Nazism and Zionism under the same module. I’ll show them a documentary about 5/26/24 - when Israel dropped several 2k ton bombs on sleeping refugees in a tent, the students will lament on how the world could possibly remain silent. by FreedomUltd in AskALeftist

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One day, I’ll be standing in an auditorium full of undergrads teaching them about Nazism and Zionism under the same module.

I’ll show them a documentary about May 26th 2024 - when Israel dropped several 2 thousand ton bombs on sleeping refugees in a tent, the students will lament on how the world could possibly remain silent if we had video footage from months of similar carnage.

We’ll sociologically analyze how global consent and complicity is manufactured through propaganda, and then students will be asked to write a 1000 word essay on the fake beheaded babies story.

And this is how history simply repeats itself, unless the cycle is broken by a few brave souls.

Are you one of them?

Adolph Hitler said: "Among them there was a great movement, quite extensive in Vienna, which came out sharply in confirmation of the national character of the Jews: this was the Zionists." The same dynamic exists today as the grandchildren of Nazis support the Zionist genocide. by FreedomUltd in AskALeftist

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" Anyone today interested in genociding someone? 'Cause we got some serious issues to work out by backing you up on that!"

Adolph Hitler said: "Among them there was a great movement, quite extensive in Vienna, which came out sharply in confirmation of the national character of the Jews: this was the Zionists." The same dynamic exists today as the grandchildren of Nazis support the Zionist genocide. by FreedomUltd in AskALeftist

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Imagine their grandchildren:

"My great-grandparents were Nazis, complicit in Germany's genocide, and my grandparents were Zionists, complicit in Israel's genocide."