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Friday, February 20, 2015

My debate with Netanyahu

On Feb 19, 2015, at 8:11, Stan<  @comcast.net> wrote:

Hello Michael,

Was it Bibi or Paul Wolfowitz that you commented about once as wearing mis-matching socks and exhibiting some other traits of poor grooming?  Bibi is just a schmuck from Philadelphia, right?

Dear Stan

I “debated" Netanyahu for about ten minutes during a lengthy question-and-answer (after sitting in the seat directly behind him while he was being introduced), at Albright Auditorium in New York, on the campus of Hobart & William Smith Colleges, January 20, 1994. 

He’s not a schmuck, but he is a ham actor who has credibility like the Wizard of Oz, from behind a screen; in his case a media screen. I had no trouble with him when I confronted him about his Likud party’s record of anti-Arab terror. The audience, which he had just a few minutes before in the palm of his hand, sat in stunned silence as I tore into him. I was able to do real damage over his ignorant claim that Americans had difficulty understanding the Israeli experience because we had never had an enemy on our border. I reminded him of a little something known as the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848. I had a lot of fun with him. 

He’s the type of dictator the Israeli people and the US media rally around; that is his attraction, as a strongman of the Stalinist type.

One more point: I was a well known anti-Zionist in 1994, yet I could sit directly behind him, where I observed his polyester suit, the dandruff on his collar, etc. There were no metal detectors at the door of the auditorium. He arrived with only one personal bodyguard and there were two local rent-a-cops hired for the occasion. 

This was at a time when Zionist Steve Emerson (who continues to remain an “authority on terrorism” according to the media), was traveling the country and the TV and radio airwaves, declaring there was a deadly Islamic terror network operating inside the US. Obviously, Netanyahu knew better.

Michael Hoffman

Monday, February 09, 2015

Don’t Arm Ukraine

By Prof. John J. Mearsheimer  University of Chicago  
Feb. 8, 2015

The Ukraine crisis is almost a year old and Russia is winning. The separatists in eastern Ukraine are gaining ground and Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, shows no signs of backing down in the face of Western economic sanctions.

Unsurprisingly, a growing chorus of voices in the United States is calling for arming Ukraine. A recent report from three leading American think tanks endorses sending Kiev advanced weaponry, and the White House’s nominee for secretary of defense, Ashton B. Carter, said last week to the Senate armed services committee, “I very much incline in that direction.” 

They are wrong. Going down that road would be a huge mistake for the United States, NATO and Ukraine itself. Sending weapons to Ukraine will not rescue its army and will instead lead to an escalation in the fighting. Such a step is especially dangerous because Russia has thousands of nuclear weapons and is seeking to defend a vital strategic interest. 

There is no question that Ukraine’s military is badly outgunned by the separatists, who have Russian troops and weapons on their side. Because the balance of power decisively favors Moscow, Washington would have to send large amounts of equipment for Ukraine’s army to have a fighting chance. 

But the conflict will not end there. Russia would counter-escalate, taking away any temporary benefit Kiev might get from American arms. The authors of the think tank study concede this, noting that “even with enormous support from the West, the Ukrainian Army will not be able to defeat a determined attack by the Russian military.” In short, the United States cannot win an arms race with Russia over Ukraine and thereby ensure Russia’s defeat on the battlefield.

Proponents of arming Ukraine have a second line of argument. The key to success, they maintain, is not to defeat Russia militarily, but to raise the costs of fighting to the point where Mr. Putin will cave. The pain will supposedly compel Moscow to withdraw its troops from Ukraine and allow it to join the European Union and NATO and become an ally of the West.

This coercive strategy is also unlikely to work, no matter how much punishment the West inflicts. What advocates of arming Ukraine fail to understand is that Russian leaders believe their country’s core strategic interests are at stake in Ukraine; they are unlikely to give ground, even if it means absorbing huge costs.
Great powers react harshly when distant rivals project military power into their neighborhood, much less attempt to make a country on their border an ally. This is why the United States has the Monroe Doctrine, and today no American leader would ever tolerate Canada or Mexico joining a military alliance headed by another great power. 

Russia is no exception in this regard. Thus Mr. Putin has not budged in the face of sanctions and is unlikely to make meaningful concessions if the costs of the fighting in Ukraine increase.

Upping the ante in Ukraine also risks unwanted escalation. Not only would the fighting in eastern Ukraine be sure to intensify, but it could also spread to other areas. The consequences for Ukraine, which already faces profound economic and social problems, would be disastrous. 

The possibility that Mr. Putin might end up making nuclear threats may seem remote, but if the goal of arming Ukraine is to drive up the costs of Russian interference and eventually put Moscow in an acute situation, it cannot be ruled out. If Western pressure succeeded and Mr. Putin felt desperate, he would have a powerful incentive to try to rescue the situation by rattling the nuclear saber.

Our understanding of the mechanisms of escalation in crises and war is limited at best, although we know the risks are considerable. Pushing a nuclear-armed Russia into a corner would be playing with fire. 
Advocates of arming Ukraine recognize the escalation problem, which is why they stress giving Kiev “defensive,” not “offensive,” weapons. Unfortunately, there is no useful distinction between these categories: All weapons can be used for attacking and defending. The West can be sure, though, that Moscow will not see those American weapons as “defensive,” given that Washington is determined to reverse the status quo in eastern Ukraine.

The only way to solve the Ukraine crisis is diplomatically, not militarily. Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, seems to recognize that fact, as she has said Germany will not ship arms to Kiev. Her problem, however, is that she does not know how to bring the crisis to an end. 

She and other European leaders still labor under the delusion that Ukraine can be pulled out of Russia’s orbit and incorporated into the West, and that Russian leaders must accept that outcome. They will not. To save Ukraine and eventually restore a working relationship with Moscow, the West should seek to make Ukraine a neutral buffer state between Russia and NATO. It should look like Austria during the Cold War. Toward that end, the West should explicitly take European Union and NATO expansion off the table, and emphasize that its goal is a nonaligned Ukraine that does not threaten Russia. The United States and its allies should also work with Mr. Putin to rescue Ukraine’s economy, a goal that is clearly in everyone’s interest.

It is essential that Russia help end the fighting in eastern Ukraine and that Kiev regain control over that region. Still, the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk should be given substantial autonomy, and protection for Russian language rights should be a top priority. Crimea, a casualty of the West’s attempt to march NATO and the European Union up to Russia’s doorstep, is surely lost for good. It is time to end that imprudent policy before more damage is done — to Ukraine and to relations between Russia and the West.

=End quoteEditor’s Note: The New York Times chose not to publish this essay in its US newspaper. It appears only on the Times' website (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/09/opinion/dont-arm-ukraine.html), and in print in the February 9, 2015 overseas edition of the paper, The International New York Times.


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Friday, February 06, 2015

Rabbi reveals fellatio in circumcision

Another Revelation from the Cryptocracy
By Michael Hoffman

As noted many times in this column, we’re in the "Revelation of the Method" era, where the Cryptocracy will, on occasion, openly confess how evil they truly are, and instead of doing something practical and significant after having received the revelation, we’re merely thrilled by it; that’s our usual response. The revelation becomes little more than grist for the “Can-you-top-this?” Internet sensation of the moment.  As soon as we’ve digested the shocking revelation, we’re insatiably hungry for more. Shocks were administered to Frankenstein’s monster to reanimate him, until he needed another shock in order to come alive. Modern man is very much like Frankenstein’s creature.

Back in the day, the Cryptocracy closely guarded the truth about its agents and operations, when Americans were spiritually healthy human beings, rather than the bestialized voyeurs and louts of our time. In that era, the Cryptocracy couldn’t afford to reveal their wicked acts, out of a real fear that their master plan would be set back or even overthrown if they did.

When we draw attention to these revelations, we get a substantive, sustained reaction and a desire to do something about what has been revealed, mainly from senior readers who are in their 60s, 70s and 80s — whose youthful formation was ennobling rather than depraved and degrading  — and consequently who are still human and capable of a human response.  

Based on rabbinic law from the Shulchan Aruch (and not upon the Word of God in the Bible), an Orthodox rabbi reveals why a mohel performs fellatio on infant Orthodox boys during the Talmudic rite of circumcision (bris"). 

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Measles Vaccination Hysteria

Our National Insanity as Manifested in the Measles Vaccination Hysteria

By Michael Hoffman

On the basis of the alleged sovereignty of her body, a pregnant woman may choose to kill her unborn baby in an abortion, but that alleged sovereignty then vanishes when obligated to submit to a needle full of chemicals ordered by the government, under the rubric of vaccination. 

What is the mysterious etiology of devastating ailments such as early-onset dementia, epidemic rates of allergies and cancer, and other diseases either not seen at all, or not seen at these rates prior to the 1970s? What is the etiology of early-onset puberty? Record numbers of girls not yet old enough for middle school are starting puberty. According to a continuing study begun in 2005 by pediatric endocrinologists in the U.S., “By the age of seven, 23% of black girls, 15% of Hispanic girls and 10% of white girls had started to develop breasts” (New York Times, Feb. 5, 2015, p. A27).

How is it that FDA-approved prescription medications are the fourth leading cause of deaths in America, with more than 100,000 people killed each year (Wall Street Journal, Feb. 3 p. B-8), about which the media report marginally and anemically in their back pages, if at all — while a hundred or so cases of measles rings every alarm bell in their arsenal of national mass panic?

Is there anything superior to natural immunity? To what extent is our natural immunity impeded or enervated by vaccinations? Is it prudent to imagine that something so powerful as a vaccination, which can halt symptoms of certain pernicious diseases, has, without any doubt, no other negative effect, either physiologically or on our immune system? Is it completely rational to believe that vaccinations have no contraindications (“side effects”) whatsoever, other than slight fever, dizziness and inflammation at the injection site?

Because many “scientists” sign off on the safety and efficacy of vaccinations, does that signify that “Science” is on the side of the vaccinators? When is Science degraded into scientism? How many know the difference? 

“Scientists,” with the infallible omniscience they like to imagine they possess, claim that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are completely safe to consume, even though such alleged safety can only be determined by decades of testing of those who ingest those substances.

“Scientists” claim there is no nutritional difference between organic crops and crops to which poison sprays have been applied.

“Scientists” say there is no nutritional difference between unpasteurized natural milk from grass-fed cows, and milk from cows treated with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) and confined to feed lots, where they are fed GMO grains. 

Could it be that, despite the "scientific" cover being provided, the vaccination hysteria is in actuality a covert drive to preserve the enormous profits of the pharmaceutical companies which manufacture these nostrums? 

We live in insane times where physicians who insist we must all be vaccinated on scientific principles, assert on those same alleged principles, that a man who goes about as a female impersonator who has never menstruated and never will menstruate, and who has no womb or other anatomical ability to give birth, becomes, after the injection of hormones and chemicals, a transgendered “woman.” Those who tell the simple truth about this masquerade are labeled by the same media that pushes vaccinations, as guilty of bigotry; indeed of "hate crime." 

We live in insane times, where the pain of an innocent baby in abortion is of negligible concern to campaigners for the pain-free execution of convicted murderers.

With the decline of Biblical religion and faith in the God who inspired the Bible, man searches for an idol to worship   one that possesses god-like qualities. Science has become a religion for a society that condemns any enforcement of God’s Law as superstitious fanaticism, but insists on the enforcement of the law of man according to the god of scientism. 

No lengthy philosophical disquisition is necessary in order to discern that the insanity we observe in our society has its root in this fundamental transgression against the First Commandment.

Michael Hoffman is a Christian historian who writes from Coeur dAlene, Idaho. His latest book is Usury in Christendom. He is the executive editor of Revisionist History, a newsletter published six times a year.