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Read below the incisive analysis by Dr. Philip Giraldi.

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Am I the only one who read about a speech given by Netanyahu or someone in his cabinet about a week ago in which he/they in passing referred to a “developing security situation” which rather suggests (to me) that they might have known about developments in Gaza and chose to let it happen so they can wipe Gaza off the map in retaliation and, possibly relying on the US pledge to have Israel’s “back,” then implicating Iran and attacking that country.

I cannot find a link to it, but have a fairly strong recollection of what I read as I thought at the time it would serve as a pretext for another massacre of Palestinians.

As a former intelligence officer, I find it impossible to believe that Israel did not have multiple informants inside Gaza as well as electronic listening devices all along the border wall which would have picked up movements of groups and vehicles.

In other words, the whole thing might be a tissue of lies as is often the case.

And as is also ALWAYS the case Joe Biden is preparing to send some billions of dollars to poor little Israel to pay for “defending” itself.

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I’d venture to say that all “attacks” on foreign soil since the 1900s have been false flags to instigate larger conflicts. Lithuania, Pearl Harbor, 9/11, need I go on.

What’s important is not the event, but the narrative that the event provides. That, is where, I think, we have a chance to write history.

The Power of Narratives:

https://unorthodoxy.substack.com/p/we-are-in-a-narrative-war

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Look beyond this engineered event. What do they want to accomplish with this Israel's 911? Obviously building up pressure for a war with Iran is one major aim but there may be more, less obvious aims. Israel and its allies embedded across imperial structures were able to destroy major Israel's enemies using the imperial military power. Iraq and Libya no longer pose any threats. Syria's elimination did not go as planned, primarily due to Iran's and Russia's interventions. Iran stands out as the only real regional military threat to Israel. In Israel's interests, it must be neutralized. Look for a lot more martial rhetoric against Iran across the media.

Iran is a formidable adversary which cannot be easily beaten with conventional armies. Look for escalation in words towards the use of nuclear weapons.

With the Russia-Ukraine conflict unresolved and the engineered tensions with China, this has the potential in creating a world wide conflagration. Decisions for war are made deep within oligarchical/imperial structure, beyond any control of nominal national governmental/political structures. Once a decision is made it is nearly impossible to stop unless there is an uproar from the people of tectonic proportions. It is highly unlikely we will see anything like that any time soon.

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Man, Matt blows it going on a Aussie Trump show. Listen to Caitlin, man, a real smart Aussie.

https://www.caitlinjohnst.one/p/all-this-death-is-the-fault-of-the

Whenever something like this happens warmongers always seize on the emotional frenzy of the moment to shove through insane acts of warmongering and scream vitriol at anyone who questions them. Then later when all the facts are in people slowly start to realize that something went very wrong, and that they were deceived.

After 9/11 anyone who didn’t support multiple full-scale ground invasions of sovereign nations was a terrorist sympathizer and a Saddam apologist. We were told Al Qaeda were evil, irrational actors who attacked because “they hate us for our freedom”, and we need to support a war on terror against any nation deemed threatening because all such monsters understand is violence. Now both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are regarded as colossal mistakes by anyone who’s honest.

When Russia invaded Ukraine anyone who wanted peace talks instead of a rapidly escalating proxy war between nuclear-armed nations was a Putin lover and a Kremlin shill. We were told Putin invaded solely because he is evil and hates freedom, and we need to support a war against him because all such monsters understand is violence. Now the counteroffensive failed, the US is having trouble getting proxy war funding through congress, and even the head of NATO acknowledges that this war was provoked by NATO expansion.

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You blew it, man.

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I don’t know, but the reporters at the location of the fighting have fresh haircuts makeup and wardrobe. Even plucked eyebrows. Note to self when covering bloodshed.....

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Good work here over at Mint Press:

ISRAEL’S STATE ARCHIVES REVEAL LONG AND SORDID HISTORY WITH ANTI-SEMITIC EXTREMISTS IN EUROPE

https://www.mintpressnews.com/israel-long-supported-europe-anti-semitic-extremists/285906/

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BIDEN’S VISA WAIVER: A GIFT TO NETANYAHU’S APARTHEID REGIME

https://www.mintpressnews.com/biden-visa-waivergift-netanyahu-apartheid-israel-regime/285852/

NEVER ever will these journalists be on Racist Chris Smith's "show."

Nazigate: Canada’s top general won’t apologize for applauding Ukrainian Waffen-SS vet

https://thegrayzone.com/2023/09/28/nazigate-canadas-general-ukrainian-waffen-ss/

Later, since it is National Indigenious People's Day: How many millions murdered, and the crocodile tears are for Isra-Hellions, that racist armed apartheir state?

https://ictnews.org/news/what-is-indigenous-peoples-day

https://www.underscore.news/reporting/celebrated-spokane-activist-shot-at-new-mexico-protest

https://paulokirk.substack.com/p/their-right-to-call-us-deplorables

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Why isn't this conflict in Israel termed a CIVIL WAR? All the people there -- whether Jewish or Muslim -- live in what the world has declared is ISRAEL. If there is a dispute among citizens of Israel (all Semites, btw), why should their disagreements always be framed anything else but a Civil War fueled by apartheid policies?

I say to those feeling shocked right now, to take a deep breath and realize this violence is nothing new in Israel even if, in your young life, you never before watched it in real time. It is more of the same. Look it up. In the early part of this century, Palestinian children throwing rocks at apartheid enforcing soldiers were used as excuses to raze vast districts and cause the loss of many Palestinian lives, combined with Palestinians being deprived of basic necessities which caused further suffering and misery. By any measure, these decades and decades of dysfunction would be interpreted as a failed apartheid state with no justification for being propped up by foreign entities like the US and Australia et al. Israel only seethes on apartheid madness because of "geopolitical" scheming.

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Lindsay Graham should be U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham

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Matthew 24:6-13 Jesus tells his disciples that they will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but they should not be alarmed. He goes on to say that nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains 1.

Ecclesiastes 3:8 which says that there is a time for everything, including a time for war and a time for peace.

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Get real and listen to a real Australian journalist, not some radio hate jock named Piss Smith:

https://consortiumnews.com/2023/10/09/watch-cn-live-john-pilger-ilan-pappe-on-palestine/

https://youtu.be/-ccNkq1Ff1Y?si=Peqhz_0Lt0HW5fuR

Acclaimed journalist and filmmaker John Pilger on the changes that have come over Palestine since the making of his film ‘Palestine is Still the Issue’, released in 1974 & 2002. We will start by screening the film.

The past two decades have seen an extreme turn to the right in Israeli politics with grave consequences for Palestine and its quest for independence, including four major Israeli attacks against Gaza. Pilger and Israeli historian Ilan Pappé, who appeared in the 2002 film, will discuss the worsening situation over the decades for Palestinians and where the future of Palestine and Israeli is headed.

Pappé is the author of many books, including ‘The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine’, in which he documents that ethnic cleansing was a long-standing Zionist goal that was planned in detail by Ben-Gurion in the Red House headquarters outside Tel Aviv and included a much greater number of atrocities against Palestinians in the establishment of Israel in the late 1940s.

Pappé says it was the start of a process of ethnic cleansing that continues until today.

"Denied for almost six decades, had it happened today it could only have been called "ethnic cleansing". Decisively debunking the myth that the Palestinian population left of their own accord in the course of this war, Ilan Pappe offers impressive archival evidence to demonstrate that, from its very inception, a central plank in Israel's founding ideology was the forcible removal of the indigenous population. Indispensable for anyone interested in the current crisis in the Middle East."

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God, I had to say bye bye listening the first call in. Australia is such a dirty Penal Colony, man.

Stupid Aussies, and what's their love of China?

Man, talk radio is broken.

Ugly ugly ugly.

https://michelchossudovsky.substack.com/p/greater-israel-zionist-plan-middle-east

Oliver Anthony.?????

Netanyahu’s words conceal a fundamental historical fact: Israel has been in a state of war against the people of Palestine, whom he now blatantly calls “the enemy,” for the past 75 years. The “enemy” he is referring to are the Palestinian people, who have been enduring 75 years of violent occupation, bombings, mass arrests and imprisonment, torture, assassinations, and exile at the hands of the Israeli State, just because they would refuse to submit to the illegal occupation of their land and the blatant violation of their fundamental human rights by the Israeli occupation forces.

More deceiving is the claim that this was a “surprise” attack by the Palestinians. But looking back at the shameful history of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people in the past seven decades, and its recent offending actions against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, no rational mind would be “surprised” by the Palestinian reaction.

The historically inevitable bloodshed that has started, and has already taken too many lives, is the Israeli States’ own doing. The State of Israel has no other party to blame for this human catastrophe than itself.

However, this is not where the blame stops. The government of the United States is equally — if not more — responsible for the current tragedy. Decades of unconditional support for the Israeli State’s violations of international law and human rights, tens of billions of dollars’ worth of military aid to Israel with eyes closed to the atrocities and terrorism committed by Israeli military and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territories, and persistent blocking of every effort by the international community to call Israel into account for its illegal actions, all have contributed to this horrendous situation.

We call upon the international community to take every necessary collective action to stop this bloodshed based upon the globally recognized international law and the United Nations Charter.

This bloodshed will not be the last until the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories is ended and the human rights of the Palestinian people are recognized and fully realized

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Or,

https://www.youtube.com/live/1xW5j7V0kZo?si=Ao45wurKj9zKC2rw

Journalist and founder of The Electronic Intifada

Oh, the great "white" Chosen People couldn't be taken down by those poor brown people. Do you believe IDF & Unit 8200 and Mossad are gods?

Hamas fighters from Gaza storm Israel, capture and kill soldiers,

https://electronicintifada.net/content/hamas-fighters-gaza-storm-israel-capture-and-kill-soldiers/38631

GET PEOPLE OF ARAB DESCENT ON, Please!

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O Oppressors on Earth!

Withdraw your hands from tyranny, for I have pledged Myself not to forgive any man’s injustice. This is My covenant which I have irrevocably decreed in the preserved tablet and sealed with My seal of glory.

Bahá’u’lláh, Hidden Words, Persian, 64

The world is in turmoil and the old-world order is collapsing. Economies are collapsing. Food prices increasing daily. Cities are becoming unliveable. Homelessness everywhere. Humanity has never been more divided, and every day new divisions form. Unforeseen calamities occur daily. War is perpetual and nuclear war inevitable.

Very few understand why this is happening. Most people do not want to think about these problems and what the root causes are. But trying to ignore these problems of the world will not bring about the application of an appropriate solution, and the more people ignore it, the worse it becomes. The problems of the world appear to be political, but this is only an outward manifestation of the root causes which are spiritual in nature. Some falsely think that a change in political leadership would make a difference, but even if such a leadership change took place, the root causes would not be addressed, and the problems would continue to manifest themselves. There is an appropriate solution; it has been there for 180 years, but mankind has either turned away or is ignoring it.

Truth be told, mankind is failing in its duty towards God. Mankind is being tormented for what mankind has done and what mankind continues to fail to do. God is testing every human being as to their sincerity in observing His Greater Covenant with mankind. How each human being responds will determine whether they achieve “all good” in the sight of God or have “gone astray”. Many will turn away due to their delusions and superstitious beliefs, but that is the worst thing they could do.

For a full explanation, please read my paper in its entirety, (1) Mankind is being Tormented - by David Ramer (substack.com)

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