On the „new“ Middle East Policy of the Trump Administration

Trumps „neue“ Nahostpolitik!

Kein US-Präsident hat in so kurzer Zeit für so viel Chaos und Irritationen nicht nur in den USA, sondern auch in den internationalen Beziehungen gesorgt wie Donald J. Trump. Bei aller Kritik an Trump darf man ihm zugutehalten, dass Europa ein neues Feindbild hat. Ein anderer positiver Nebeneffekt, den die Trump-Hysterie ausgelöst hat, ist der Niedergang der Populisten, insbesondere in Frankreich, Großbritannien und in Deutschland.

Dass die amerikanischen und europäischen Medien eine beispiellose Dämonisierung von Trump betreiben, hat viel mit der unerwarteten Wahlniederlage von Hillary Clinton zu tun. Die mediale Klasse hatte sich eine Welt zurechtgelegt, die mit der US-Wirklichkeit wenig zu tun hatte. Vor den Machenschaften der Clintons wurden die Augen verschlossen, obwohl ihre Skandale himmelschreiend sind. Ein möglicher Vorwahlsieg von Bernie Sanders, Clintons Gegenkandidat, wurde von der Demokratischen Parteiführung regelrecht „gestohlen“. Neben ihrer absoluten Unglaubwürdigkeit kam ihre Geringschätzung für die einfachen Leute in dem Begriff der „deplorables“ (die Bedauernswerten) zum Ausdruck. New York City und Los Angeles repräsentieren eben nicht die gesamte USA.  Weiterlesen

The Mumbai Attack; The Betrayal of India

Perhaps the FBI needs guys like Elias Davidsson to solve the circumstances of the 9/11 attacks. Could he have been successful within such an organization? Usually, the FBI investigators can only go so far as their superiors want them to go. That’s why a highly qualified researcher such as Davidsson would have gone nowhere within the FBI.

In the 9/11 community, Davidsson is no blank sheet. He has published books on 9/11 and the follow-up terrorist attacks that set the world on fire. „Hijacking America’s Mind on 9/11″, followed by „Psychological Warfare and Social Denial: The Legend of 9/11 and the Fiction of Terrorism“ (Psychologische Kriegsführung und Gesellschaftliche Leugnung: Die Legende des 9/11 und die Fiktion der Terrorbedrohung) presented a different narrative. An English translation of a condensed version would be very informative and highly useful for the English speaking public.  Weiterlesen

Präsident Abbas: Der kleine Diktator von Trumps und Netanyahus Gnaden

Ist Präsident Abbas ein Erfüllungsgehilfe der USA und Israels?

Das Regime von Palästinenserpräsident Mahmoud Abbas wird zunehmend repressiver. Es wird somit den arabischen Despotien immer ähnlicher. Obgleich es in Palästina eine demokratisch-lebendige und aktive Zivilgesellschaft gibt, die Ihresgleichen im ganzen Nahen und Mittleren Osten sucht, werden deren Spielräume zunehmend eingeschränkt.

Bot sich nach der Rückkehr von Yassir Arafat nach Palästina im Jahr 1994 der Aufbau einer wirklichen Demokratie als Gegenentwurf zur jüdischen Demokratie in Israel geradezu an, so wurde dieses Experiment nicht nur durch die Repression Israels auf die Palästinensische Autonomiebehörde (PNA), sondern auch durch die autokratischen Anwandlungen Arafats und Abbas zunichte gemacht.

Nach dem noch immer ungeklärten Tod Arafats in 2004 fanden die letzten Wahlen am 15. Januar 2005 statt, in denen Abbas zum Präsidenten der PNA gewählt worden ist. Seit November 2008 firmiert er als Präsident Palästinas. Die letzten freien Parlamentswahlen gab am 2. Januar 2006, in denen die Befreiungsbewegung Hamas mit 74 Parlamentssitzen die absolute Mehrheit errang. Die daraufhin gebildete erste demokratische frei gewählte Regierung wurde auf Anweisung der USA und Israels von Abbas abgesetzt, und den Hamas-Abgeordneten wurde die Ausreise aus dem Gaza-Gefängnis verweigert. Israel und der Westen bekamen die Regierung, die ihre Wünsche erfüllte.  Weiterlesen

Die Strenggläubigen. Fundamentalismus und die Zukunft der islamischen Welt

Religion ist immer noch sehr wichtig, so könnte eine der zentralen Schlussfolgerungen aus Wilfried Buchtas jüngstem Buch „Die Strenggläubigen“ lauten. Im Gegensatz zu der überwiegenden Zahl der Islamexperten ist Buchtas religionsgeschichtlicher Ansatz überzeugender als die unzähligen Richtigkeiten seiner säkularen Mitkombattanten, die den Zerfall der Staatenordnung erst seit dem Scheitern des so genannten Arabischen Frühlings oder des US-Überfalls auf den Irak beginnen lassen.

Der Autor hingegen geht bis in Frühgeschichte des Islam zurück, und zwar auf das sunnitisch-schiitische Schisma im 7. Jahrhundert. Ein weiteres einschneidendes Datum ist die islamische Revolution in Iran 1979, die das Schah-Regime auf dem Müllhaufen der Geschichte entsorgte.  Buchta gehört zu den kompetentesten deutschen Islamkennern, insbesondere auch des Iran („Das politische System Irans“ oder „Who Rules Iran?“) und des Schiismus. Sein enormes historisches Wissen hat er im vorliegenden kompakten Essay für jeden Leser verständlich entfaltet.  Weiterlesen

Saudi Arabia and Israel are Best Buddies

Best Buddies! Photo credits: IHT.

That the Zionist and the Saudi regime are cooperating very closely and intensively is all over town. They have a common enemy: Iran. So, Israel doesn’t mind supporting the most radical, anti-democratic, fundamentalist, and repressive regime on the face of the earth. Besides that, both regimes are not that different. In the last decade under the Netanyahu reign, Israel has become so fundamentalist that one can hardly differentiate this government from the Iranian one, not to speak of the Saudi regime. Radical Jewish right-wing extremists infiltrating all ranks of the state, especially the military, and have hijacked the Netanyahu government through the Bennett’s Jewish Home party.

Compared to Saudi Arabia, Iran is a fully fledged Muslim democracy with regular elections on all levels of society. The Saudis have no votes whatsoever and oppress not only its Sunni but especially its Shiite population. Western media do not report on the daily attacks against Saudi installations. The Saudi regime is going to execute 13 Shiites again in the coming days. Western protests: Nil.  Weiterlesen

Shadow World 2016

This documentary shows the reality of global arms deals. It’s cover-up before the public is just shocking. Johan Grimonprez based his research on Andrew Feinstein’s book “The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade,” which appeared in 2011.

In the 1980s, US President Ronald Reagan used the late British PM Margaret Thatcher as a go-between for an arms deal with Saudi Arabia because Reagan was afraid of the Israel Lobby to accuse him of aiding the enemy. That was the moment; the Saudi influence reaches giddy heights. The longtime Saudi ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan, better known as „Bandar Bush,“ who went in and out of the White House, was dismissed from his post by the Saudi government because after 9/11 he was no longer tolerable.

„Politicians are more or less like prostitutes but only more expensive,“ says Riccardo Privitera, Arms and Equipment dealer from Talisman Europe Ltd. Politicians do what powerful lobbyists tell them, especially when money is involved. It’s funny to watch how Margaret Thatcher made a curtsey to the most criminals of all regimes, Saudi Arabia, to sell them weaponry.

With the corrupt politicians, this disease of permanent wars will go on and on. Their lust for money and war destroyed the Middle East, not Islamic fundamentalism like they and the fawning mainstream media make the public believe. Summing up the message of the documentary: The US and the Brits do everything in their power to keep this business running. Deaths and wars are too lucrative to stop them.

First published here.

Deutschland zwischen den Fronten

Abhören unter Freunden gehe gar nicht, so einer der vielen Dummsprüche von Kanzlerin Angela Merkel, als durch die Snowden-Enthüllungen bekannt wurde, dass der große US-Bruder und „Freund“ nicht nur diese Bundeskanzlerin, sondern schon ihre Vorgänger abgehört hatte. Aber die Laienspielerschar in Berlin kann sich trösten, werden doch flächendeckend alle führenden Politiker in Europa von der NSA abhört und bespitzelt.

Gert R. Polli war mehr als 25 Jahre Berufsoffizier beim Österreichischen Bundesheer und dort überwiegend im militärischen Auslandsnachrichtendienst tätig. Im Jahr 2002 wurde er mit der Gründung und Leitung des österreichischen zivilen Nachrichtendienstes, dem Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung (BVT), betraut, die er bis 2008 innehatte. Aktuell ist seine private Sicherheitsfirma polli-IPS (Intelligence & Public Safety) in der Abwehr von Betriebs- und Wirtschaftsspionage spezialisiert.

Ist es vielleicht ein Zufall, dass deutsche Großunternehmen und Großbanken in den USA mit milliardenschweren Klagen überzogen werden? Oder, dass deutsche Unternehmen so gut wie keinen Fuß mehr in den USA auf die Erde bekommen? Deutschland ist das Land, dass am stärksten von allen westlichen, östlichen und nahöstlichen Geheimdiensten ausspioniert werde, so Gert R. Polli in seiner aufrüttelnden Analyse über die desolate Situation der deutschen Geheimdienste und die Naivität der deutschen politischen Klasse. Deutschlands Feinde sind nicht im Osten sondern im Westen.  Weiterlesen

Ten Myths About Israel

Particularly, in the US and some European States, the Israeli and Zionist versions of history are wide-spread. Israel’s narrative relies on a collection of myths aimed at bringing the moral right and the ethical behavior of the Palestinians into twilight and making their claim to their country appear as illegitimate. Israel’s negation of Palestinian existence in the Land of Palestine is, however, a falsification of history.

“Ten Myths About Israel” was published in Germany in 2016 under the title ”What’s wrong with Israel? The Ten Main Myths of Zionism”. The mainstream media ignored it, which could also be the case in the US. It’s sad but that how media power works in favor of Israel.

Israeli historian Ilan Pappe, who lives in exile in Britain, deals in this book with the myths of Zionism and exposes them as legends consisting of half-truths and fabrications of history. The Zionist narrative has only little to do with historical reality and truth.

The “Running Gag” of the Zionist historical narrative is the story of the “empty land” of Palestine, into which people without a land had finally returned after 2000 years of exile. The slogan of a country without a people, for people without a country, is the most prominent expression of the Zionist mythology. For Pappe, it’s less important whether the Jews existed as a people, rather than that the Zionists deny the existence of a Palestinian population but simultaneously claim that the State of Israel represents all the Jews of the world and does everything for their benefit and acts for them. Such a claim is just as daring as the identification of Zionism with Judaism because it takes Jews hostage for Israel’s despising policy.  Weiterlesen

The CIA and the NGOs

The Ancient Greeks knew: “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” No less a figure than the late Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CIA made use of this saying by recruiting the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which led to the withdrawal of the Soviets from the Hindu Kush. Since then, the CIA used the mercenaries to fight more proxy wars in the Balkans, Chechnya, and Azerbaijan. Due to the wars of aggression against Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen the US and its vassal states created sectarian violence that led to civil wars. Right now, the CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood are present in the form of ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

No one has studied this triad more intensively than F. William Engdahl who is a renowned geopolitical analyst, risk consultant, author, and lecturer. Engdahl was born in Minneapolis/MN, and grew up in Texas. After earning a degree in politics from Princeton University, and graduate study in comparative economics at Stockholm University, he worked as an economist and investigative journalist in the US and Europe. He was named Visiting Professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology and delivers talks and private seminars around the world on different aspects of economics and politics with the focus on geopolitical events. For the last 30 years, Engdahl has been living in Germany.

He has written numerous best-selling books on oil and geopolitics: The Lost Hegemon: Whom The Gods Would Destroy,  Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World OrderSeeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation, and not to forget: Target China to name only a few. His books are translated into 14 foreign languages.

His latest book on the role of the NGOs focuses on their involvement in US regime change operations and in steering up fabricated mass protests to facilitate the efforts of the US Empire and the CIA to replace resilient national oriented governments by obedient ones that will execute the Washington agenda. All this happens under the pretext of democracy à la US-American style.

The following interview focuses on Engdahl’s latest book in German Secret files NGOs (Geheimakte NGOs).

Ludwig Watzal:  I guess we could agree upon the fact that the CIA is the world’s worst terror organization. After WW II, hardly any coup d’état or organized uprising happened without the helping hand of the CIA. As I understood your book, in the last 25 years, the CIA got quite a few so-called little helpers in the form of NGOs. Please, could you elaborate on that?

William Engdahl: During the Reagan Presidency very damaging scandals were becoming public about CIA dirty operations around the world. Chile, Iran, Guatemala, the top secret MK-Ultra project, the student movement during the Vietnam War to name just a few. To take the spotlight away from them, CIA Director Bill Casey proposed to Reagan creating a “private” NGO, a kind of cut-out that would pose as private, but in reality, as one of its founders the late Allen Weinstein said in a later interview to the Washington Post, “doing what the CIA did, but privately.” This was the creation of the NGO named National Endowment for Democracy in 1983. Soon other Washington-steered NGOs were added like the Freedom House or the Soros Open Society Foundations, the United States Institute of Peace and so forth.

The money was often channeled via USAID of the State Department to hide its origin. Every major regime attack by the US Government since then including the Solidarnosc in Poland, the Yeltsin CIA-backed Russia coup, the 2004 Ukraine Orange Revolution, the 2008 Tibet riots, the Arab Spring of 2011 to today—all have been done by this group of very select “democracy” NGOs. Little wonder that countries like Russia and China or Hungary act to ban them as “undesirable NGOs.”    Weiterlesen

Wish You Weren’t Here – or Zionist Propaganda against Roger Waters and BDS

Roger Waters; Courtesy of MWC News.

Was it coincidence or planning that around the same time two Zionist propaganda pieces against the BDS movement and its activists were or are going to be broadcasted?

This summer, Ian Halperin’s documentary „Wish You Weren’t Here“ will be shown. Halperin, a Canadian, is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and a bestselling author. He focuses on Roger Waters, a former Pink Floyd leader. Waters is the most prominent BDS-activist and an outspoken critic of Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine. Waters lobbies among his colleagues and artists to boycott Israel. Therefore, the Zionist Lobby accuses Waters of „Anti-Semitism.“

Halperin traveled the world for two years and talked to prominent Zionists such as Eliot Engel, Ronald Lauder, Akiva Tor, Alan Dershowitz, Charles Small, Israeli and Palestinian politicians and many other experts. Apparently, the documentary is „jaw-dropping.“ One has to be skeptical when a film, overwhelmed prematurely with rave reviews, which deals with BDS and Israel and its critics. In Germany, we were also confronted with a lousy Zionist propaganda job.

A few Weeks ago, a shoddy piece of craft, produced by the German documentary filmmaker Joachim Schroeder under the title „Chosen and excluded – the Hatred of Jews in Europe.“ Public television financed this lousy work. The German public TV relies on mandatory fees from every household whether they have a television or not. First, the broadcasting corporation refused to air it but had yielded to huge Zionist pressure.

After the broadcast, a panel of experts discussed the documentary. A Zionist bully dominated the discussion. He once taught history at the Armed Forces University in Munich. Accompanied by a Zionist Muslim, who can be considered a „good Muslim“ because he had more empathy towards Israel and the Jews than to its oppressed Palestinians brethren. On the other side, a Jewish professor who teaches medical psychology at the University of Lübeck, a former German minister of labor and a journalist was unable to hold a candle to them. These critics could not enforce their arguments because of their humble attitude. The Zionist Muslim, quite seriously, suggested that the young Muslims in Germany should travel to Auschwitz concentration camp like the young Israelis do who get brainwashed there.

Comparing Halperin to Schroeder, the first one is a completely different caliber. Wherever Schroeder deals with the Zionist lobbyists and their Muslim servants, Halperin deals with the big shots of the show business. Schroeder already produced a pseudo-satirical soap opera called „Either Broder- The Germany Safari“ and „Either Broder – The Europe Safari.“ Compared to the just aired Zionist propaganda documentary, the soup about Broder together with his Muslim servant Hamad Abdel-Samad, who searched for Anti-Semitism, Anti-Americanism, Xenophobia et cetera, was at least in part funny and bizarre. Right now, Schroeder has just completed another piece about two prominent Zionists; the German journalist Henryk M. Broder and the Dutch writer Leon de Winter. Whereas Broder writes for every Tom, Dick, and Harry, de Winter writes for the more intellectual ones.

In any case, it’s scandalous that a Zionist filmmaker who does such a lousy job receives tons of mandatory fees, for which no one seems responsible.

First published here.