Our survival depends upon surmounting moments such as these
Is this what caused the divide with RFK Jr?
Israel's decades-long history of false flags:
Ari Ben-Menashe on Israeli Black Operations
Ari Ben-Menashe, a former Israeli military intelligence operative, revealed how Israel used proceeds from secret arms sales to Iran to finance black operations and false flag terrorism.
Book: Profits of War: Inside the Secret U.S.-Israeli Arms Network (Ari Ben-Menashe, 1992)
Quote: “The slush fund helped finance the intelligence community’s “black” operations around the world. These included funding Israeli-controlled “Palestinian terrorists” who would commit crimes in the name of the Palestinian revolution, but were actually pulling them off, usually unwittingly, as part of the Israeli propaganda machine.” (Ari Ben-Menashe, Profits of War, 1992, chapter 8)
Abu Nidal - Mossad terrorist
Israel’s Use of False Flags in Global Terrorism
the Achille Lauro affair. Ari Ben-Menashe, Profits of War, p. 122:
An example is the case of the “Palestinian” attack on the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985. That was, in fact, an Israeli “black” propaganda operation to show what a deadly, cutthroat bunch the Palestinians were.
Israel's Sacred Terrorism: A Study Based on Moshe Sharett's Personal Diary and Other Documents
Moshe Sharett, one of Zionism's chief diplomats before 1948 and Israel's first foreign minister and prime minister from 1953 to 1955, kept a personal diary in which he candidly recorded how key Israeli policy decisions were made, including his own doubts and opposition to the strategies pursued by Israel's "security establishment," men like David Ben Gurion, Moshe Dayan and Arik Sharon. The diary reveals how in the early 1950's Israeli leaders deliberately provoked Arab states by military operations and covert terrorist actions, stirred up mass hysteria in Israel, and began plotting the takeover of southern Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank. Rokach has selected from the diaries and other documents, and provided a fascinating commentary and analysis.
You wrote: "Hamas’ charter calls for the destruction of Israel through Jihad" - this is in fact based on a challenge to the legitimacy of Israel politically as a state and a demand that it no longer exist based on its exclusion of Palestinian rights. It isn't a call for killing Jews. The two are distinct and unfortunately you are doing the work of warmongers by implying they are the same. Hamas certainly has many who hate Jews but also many who don't: the program of Hamas is not genocide. Calling for an end to the apartheid state of Israel is like calling for an end to the apartheid state of South Africa.
Thank you so much for speaking out.
Gabor Mate, Holocaust survivor, said today on Max Blumenthal's site, "This is the most horrible thing that I have ever seen."
Is it possible that in some tiny corner of RFK Jr.'s mind, he can see this, and see that not only has he completely trashed his presidential bid, he has snuffed the last hope that America had. that it can redeem itself?
Anyway, thank you, and thank you to Charles Eisenstein as well, whose recent compassionate essay actually did point to the way out.
Dennis, I remember when you ran for President, suggesting we should have a department of peace. I loved that. This situation with Israel and Gaza disgusts me. It's truly disturbing that people who experienced genocide 80 years ago can in turn practice it. https://geoffreydeihl.substack.com/p/israel-hamas-palestinians-and-the
Hamas is an Israeli/Mossad creation:
History: Was Hamas A Creation of Mossad?
Here's what HAMAS does best: "The Hamas had built its strength through its various acts of sabotage of the peace process, in a way which was compatible with the interests of the Israeli government." -
In August 2021, Israeli journalist Haim Ramon quoted Israeli Major General Gershon Hacohen, a “prominent right-wing man close to the Prime Minister”, as follows:
... “The truth must be told, Netanyahu’s strategy is to prevent the two-state option, and that is why he made Hamas his closest partner. In the visible dimension Hamas is an enemy, in the hidden dimension it is an ally.”
Arafat said that “Hamas is Israel’s creature” Israeli Deep State likely to have set this up as their 911. https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Hamas
“Hamas Was Started by Israel”? Rep. Ron Paul
“You know Hamas, if you look at the history, you’ll find out that Hamas was encouraged and really started by Israel because they wanted Hamas to counteract Yasser Arafat,” Paul commented
There is no way in the world that an attack of this size by Gaza militants could have taken place without the foreknowledge of both Mossad and Shin Bet. Impossible. Unreal. Never gonna happen. Just like the CIA owns Al Qaeda, Hamas is a pawn in the service of the Israeli ruling elites. Remember, Hamas was created by Shin Bet. They wanted an alternative to the PLO. (Unfortunately I can't find my file with the Shin Bet info on Hamas. From memory it was a Shin Bet colonel who relayed the details.)
YES!!!! “It is time to stop taking sides and start working instead for the goal of a just peace.”
Former IDF are questioning the "failed intelligence" narrative:
Section Commander of the Gaza Fence: “The obstacle is built so that even a fox cannot pass it”. They Let It Happen. The Hamas Attack Was Allowed to Close the Book on Palestine. https://www.globalresearch.ca/speculation-mark-hamas-attack-allowed-close-book-palestine/5836029
https://efrat.substack.com/p/israel-hamas-war-an-update I served in the IDF 25 years ago, in the intelligence forces. There’s no way Israel did not know of what’s coming. A cat moving alongside the fence is triggering all forces. So this?? What happened to the “strongest army in the world”? How come border crossings were wide open?? Something is VERY WRONG HERE, something is very strange, this chain of events is very unusual and not typical for the Israeli defense system.
"To me this suprise attack seems like a planned operation. On all fronts. This is a failure to protect the people of Israel, for sure, perhaps the biggest failure since the Yom Kippur war exactly 50 years ago, if not bigger. – by the way – is it a coincidence it’s exactly 50 years ago, almost on the day? The Yom Kippur War was on Oct. 6th 1973. If I was a conspiracy theorist I would say that this feels like the work of the Deep State. It feels like the people of Israel and the people of Palestine have been sold, once again, to the higher powers that be. At the same time, this is still very difficult to fathom.” (link to her on video here: Video: Israel-Hamas War: Netanyahu’s “Planned Operation on All Fronts” Oct. 7th, 2023, an update from the field, with my key insights, questions and concerns. https://www.globalresearch.ca/israel-hamas-war-update/5835578)
https://www.sott.net/article/484970-Israel-in-state-of-war-with-Hamas-after-Palestinian-militants-launch-unprecedented-incursion-into-Israel-UPDATES#comment475653 False flag!!! I’ll spare you the videos, but my morning started with my father sending me videos of IDF soldiers slaughtered in their barracks still in just their underwear, to which both of us as former service people ourselves immediately agreed that it’s im-fucking-possible! I did a service with IDF and have been to most bases in the south, and the ones close to the borders are always on highest level security alert: armed guards on towers 24/7 and all personnel are required to carry their personal weapons at all times… including sleeping with it literally under your mattress exactly for such situations! So how the hell could a group of Palestinians break into a base and make it all the way to the barracks unnoticed and unheard? I saw the media trying to sell a story that Iranians provided some equipment that jammed the electronically monitored fence, but any disturbance immediately notifies command and control center in Israel’s equivalent of the pentagon and someone would be immediately in touch with the bases’ commanders especially in the middle of the night. But even if that story is true, where were the night guards not to see the combatants approaching and alert everyone? With bases neutralized, there were no one to come to help the civilians in the area… how convenient.
Thank you for stepping away from RFK, Jr.'s campaign. You reaffirmed my faith in humanity.
The weakness of Dennis Kucinich's piece today is his ignoring the total and long term intention of Israel for ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians. They wrote about this beginning with the early Zionist documents. Israel has weaponized the holocaust and used the imposed guilt to cover their slow genocide that has been ongoing for 75 yrs since that State's inception.
Even more horrifying is the revelation that Global Research wrote about today are documents along with all the fascist calls for genocide that detailed this effort going back a number of years and publicly repeated continually. Max Blumenthal's show today has been too hard to listen to all at once. One of the horrors he details is the targeted assassinations of journalist, doctors and their families for continuing to report news and treat people. A major Al Jazeera reported was told/ordered to stop reporting. To make the point Israel bombed his home killing his family including at least 3 very young children. This has been ongoing with increasing severity.
Kucinich talks/calls for peace but he ignores the total depravity of Israel and the US with their fascist racist and totally corporatist interests. There can never be peace as long as the fascist, corporatist power relationship between government and oligarchy continues to rule. Not calling it out and education people on it ensures that peace will never be on the agenda as the ruling elite are commtted to war and its profits. Add to this, most importantly, is the WEF Great Reset which promotes a corporate controlled One World Order and is using fear of the invisible, germs, via the WHO treaty to promote this agenda which demands major population reduction. These covid drugs are proving to be a useful tool to do this coupled with war.
Why did you quit the RFK Jr campaign. I have seen nothing showing why. Are you no longer supporting him and if not, why? You need to inform people.
Thank you Dennis for leaving Kennedy, who's racism against Palestinians is unbearable. I was a big supporter of yours and was your navigator from Ojai to Santa Barbara. Please consider supporting Cornel West or even running on the same ticket. His base platform is almost identical to yours; increase social services and pay for it with military cuts. That was also a core belief of Martin Luther King. Finally, after you join with West, please hire the Latin outreach manager that helped Sanders. I thought that he was brilliant. Free Palestine! John
Thank you Dennis for speaking to the essence of the problem, though the slaughter of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza is revolting. We need the Cabinet-level Department of Peace that you envisioned years ago!
Thank you Dennis! Our governments appetite for fomenting war is unconscionable. The military industrial complex and the media both love it. The voices of sanity are too few.
We're a lost and failing empire, Dennis. There is nothing to change that and nothing to hope for now.
Thank you for this Dennis.
As I sit here at 3 in the morning contemplating the odious path we have set ourselves upon, you are the sole source of comfort for me at this moment.
That there are others who feel as I do that humankind is seemingly at a threshold. And who are unafraid to assert the importance of all individuals -- not just those with whom we share ideologies.
God bless you and all of us at this juncture.
There are people who say the right things at the right times, but then lose themselves in other matters. There are those who have agendas who manipulate with words.
Then there are those who have principals and moral decency who do not waver from them in the face of circumstances.
I respect that you joined the Kennedy campaign, and then left it. This is a person who knows who they are and who they are not. Bravo.
That is you, Dennis, and I stand with you and others like us, whatever comes.