Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Zionism is a Grave Threat to US National Security

The following is a response to a post on 911Blogger called Growing Discussion Among 9/11 Truthers of Israeli Involvement in 9/11

Zionism is a subject people are afraid to talk about. Indeed, we are often accused of "antisemitism" for merely speaking the word. At the same time we are frequently accused of being prejudiced against Zionism out of ignorance and a lack of understanding. That's a rather difficult position to be in. No matter what we do, we will be disparaged if we do not silently accept everything done in the name of Zionism without question or objection. It is certainly not the American way. We will therefore defy this injunction and speak our mind freely and frankly.

Judaism is an ethnic religion. Political Zionism is Jewish Nationalism. It is not a religious movement. It is a political movement. Take for example

Understanding Jewish Nationalism

What is Jewish nationalism and it's relationship to Judaism? How can an understanding of Jewish nationalism help us understand the meaning of being a Jew in today's world?

There is a lack of understanding in the world today of the concept of Jewish nationalism. Both in ancient times and in the Middle Ages the Jewish people was unique in its culture, its' religion and its fates and puzzled detached observers. But in modern times Jewish nationalism has become enigmatic to Jew themselves, while for the non-Jewish observers it is no longer a mystery to be probed but a blunder odd, ridiculous or abhorrent best ignored and silently distained. There's the rub. Though it be an enigma to its own people, Jewish Nationalism refuses to disappear from the worlds and in its fight for survival it compels the surrounding nations to pay it a high degree of troublesome attention, far in excess of' what "should" be paid to this nation, considering its small size and strength. Apparently, the hostility demonstrated against Zionism even in the thinking of loyal Jews stems largely from the incomprehensibility of Jewish nationalism judged within the context of historical experiences or philosophies that bear no relevance to it.

Quite frankly we don't accept their premise of hereditary origin in the land now called Israel. We therefore have no reason to even entertain the legitimacy of their claim to it by hereditary right. But pressing that issue is not our goal. There is a more important issue which has long been neglected. That is the relevance of Zionism to US national security.

Zionism is, by definition, Jewish Nationalism. It is the profession of the belief that the land now called Israel is the ancestral homeland of the Jewish people of today whose ancestors allegedly originated there centuries ago. It further asserts that the Jewish people are a nation whose rightful geographic domain is in the Levant. A Jewish Zionist therefore holds that he or she is a member of that nation. Logic dictates that a Zionist Jew considers himself or herself to be an Israeli national, and places his or her first loyalties with Israel.

Another facet of Zionist ideology is found in the seminal document of modern Political Zionism. This document The Jewish State written by Theodore Herzl states the following:
However much I may worship personality-powerful individual personality in statesmen, inventors, artists, philosophers, or leaders, as well as the collective personality of a historic group of human beings, which we call a nation--however much I may worship personality, I do not regret its disappearance. Whoever can, will, and must perish, let him perish. But the distinctive nationality of Jews neither can, will, nor must be destroyed. It cannot be destroyed, because external enemies consolidate it. It will not be destroyed; this is shown during two thousand years of appalling suffering. It must not be destroyed, and that, as a descendant of numberless Jews who refused to despair, I am trying once more to prove in this pamphlet. Whole branches of Judaism may wither and fall, but the trunk will remain.

That unambiguously declares that the destruction of another nation for the sake of advancing the interest of the Jewish nation should not be regretted or avoided.

Israel is a foreign country, with interests and objectives different from those of the United States. Nonetheless, even a cursory examination of the role, in the US, of Zionists who are immediately and intimately connected to the national security apparatus of Israel will show that such people are frequently also high-level participants in US national security institutions such as the Department of State, the Department of Defense and throughout the private sector defense industry. When legitimate news reports describing issues of Israeli spying on the US are published or broadcast, they are met with a cacophony of condemnation by the Israel Lobby. Common knowledge within the US national security community is that it is hazardous to one's career to voice criticism of US policy toward Israel or even to suggest that Israeli operatives within the US pose a national security threat. In terms of national security that de facto policy can best be characterized as insane.

Now we're not saying that the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks were committed as part of the official policy of the State of Israel. We are also not saying that it was solely the work of people within the Zionist Movement, or that it was in any way the formal policy of the WZO. We are saying that if a faction within the Israeli intelligence apparatus wanted to commit an act of terrorism against the US, they would have little problem carrying out such an attack. If that faction had allies within the US national security apparatus who were willing to cooperate in a sophisticated terrorist attack, we could certainly expect to see a 9/11 carried out as it was.

But there has to be another area of control in order that the perpetrators can commit mass murder with impunity. Whoever perpetrated the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks has allies with incredible control over the content of mainstream media within the United States. It has long been argued that Zionists have exactly that power. Unfortunately, the sector of the American system which is least investigated and exposed by mainstream or even alternative media is the mainstream media itself. This is an area in need of serious investigation.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Zelikow's Terrorist Credentials

Philip Zelikow, 9/11 insider, is scheduled to speak at Chautauqua Institution on August 9, 2007 (western New York, near Jamestown).
As Webster Tarpley notes, Zelikow is very important in the 9/11 cover-up.
In 1998, Philip Zelikow published an article in Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations, entitled CATASTROPHIC TERRORISM: Imagining the Transformative Event. Nearly two years later, PNAC picked up the CFR-Zelikow language, saying that the desired transformation "is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event -- like a new Pearl Harbor..."

In part one of this series, we hear from author Webster Tarpley, Professor Graeme MacQueen (religious studies, McMaster University, ret.), Ken Jenkins (filmmaker), and Peter Dale Scott, author.

Zelikow, hired as a Bush II transition team member for his expertise on al-Qaeda (according to Karen Hughes), didn't want to hear anything about al-Qaeda from Richard Clarke, chief counter-terrorism expert on George W. Bush's national security council. Similarly, John Ashcroft at the Dept. of Justice didn't want to hear anything about al-Qaeda before 9/11 from Thomas Picard, acting director of the FBI. In these and other instances, Zelikow as executive director of the 9/11 Commission, suborned perjury, Webster Tarpley charges.

Tarpley reveals Zelikow's cover-up role in the Able Danger FBI effort to expose "al-Qaeda" cells. Prof. Graeme MacQueen calls attention to Zelikow's unique role in predicting then explicating the consequences of "the transformative event" as head of the commission charged with investigating the catastrophic terrorism of 9/11. Ken Jenkins and Peter Dale Scott note that Zelikow's expertise is in creating and exploiting public myths, and that Zelikow's links to the neo-cons date to the early 1980s. The 9/11 investigation was itself an inside job.

This is the second part of a two part series profiling Philip Zelikow who is the guy who orchestrated and controlled the 911 Commission's cover up of the attacks on September 11th.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

9/11 Truth is Anti-Fascist - A Response to Mark Weitzman of the Simon Wiesenthal Center

Neither Jewish morality nor Jewish tradition can be used to disallow terror as a means of war. We are very far from any moral hesitations when concerned with the national struggle. First and foremost, terror is for us a part of the political war appropriate for the circumstances of today, and its task is a major one: it demonstrates in the clearest language, heard throughout the world including by our unfortunate brethren outside the gates of this country, our war against the occupier.~ Yitzhak Shamir

Thou shall not kill. ~ EXODUS 20:13

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. ~ EXODUS 20:16

What's up with the Simon Wiesenthal Center at the Harman hearings? That has to be the ultimate "Jews did 9/11" meme. Unfortunately, all of this generalization about "the Jews" or "the Zionists" appears to protect the suspected perpetrators because some of the leading suspects happen to be Jewish, and can therefore play the antisemitism card to thwart a serious investigation. Silverstein is not a suspect because he's Jewish. He's a suspect because his actions are suspicious. Lewis Paul Bremer III is Catholic, as far as we know, and he pretty much indicted himself when he showed up on TV at noon on 09/11/01 talking with objective detachment about terrorism in the abstract, 3 hours after two buildings housing the offices of 1700 of his employees were turned to dust. We're not anti-semitic, we're anti-billionaires who think it's OK to murder, en masse, the people who trust them the most, and use it as a pretext to wage a faux holy-war against one of the poorest countries in the world.

Yes, we believe some of these billionaires used their connections within the world Jewish community to perpetrate the attacks. But that doesn't mean we believe the attacks are representative of the Jewish people or of Israel. Richard Bruce Cheney isn't Jewish, and we believe he was integral to the 9/11 false flag operation. Lots of Jews died on 9/11, so we don't see how anybody can possibly blame it on "the Jews".

Most people don't realize that the Israeli far right has roots deep in fascist ideology. It's one of the dirty little secrets of history, but not only were the right-wing Zionists of the pre-state era very much birds of a feather with other fascists, they were also not averse to cutting deals with the likes of Hitler, at the expense of "their own" people.

This is a letter to the editor of the New York Times signed by a long list of prominent Jewish intellectuals condemning the fascist faction of the Zionist movement.

New York Times, December 4, 1948

Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the "Freedom Party" (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine.

The current visit of Menachem Begin, leader of this party, to the United States is obviously calculated to give the impression of American support for his party in the coming Israeli elections, and to cement political ties with conservative Zionist elements in the United States.
Several Americans of national repute have lent their names to welcome his visit. It is inconceivable that those who oppose fascism throughout the world, if correctly informed as to Mr. Begin’s political record and perspectives, could add their names and support to the movement he represents.

Before irreparable damage is done by way of financial contributions, public manifestations in Begin’s behalf, and the creation in Palestine of the impression that a large segment of America supports Fascist elements in Israel, the American public must be informed as to the record and objectives of Mr. Begin and his movement.

The public avowals of Begin’s party are no guide whatever to its actual character. Today they speak of freedom, democracy and anti-imperialism, whereas until recently they openly preached the doctrine of the Fascist state. It is in its actions that the terrorist party betrays its real character; from its past actions we can judge what it may be expected to do in the future.

Attack on Arab Village

A shocking example was their behavior in the Arab village of Deir Yassin. This village, off the main roads and surrounded by Jewish lands, had taken no part in the war, and had even fought off Arab bands who wanted to use the village as their base. On April 9 (THE NEW YORK TIMES), terrorist bands attacked this peaceful village, which was not a military objective in the fighting, killed most of its inhabitants—240 men, women, and children—and kept a few of them alive to parade as captives through the streets of Jerusalem. Most of the Jewish community was horrified at the deed, and the Jewish Agency sent a telegram of apology to King Abdullah of Trans-Jordan. But the terrorists, far from being ashamed of their act, were proud of this massacre, publicized it widely, and invited all the foreign correspondents present in the country to view the heaped corpses and the general havoc at Deir Yassin.

The Deir Yassin incident exemplifies the character and actions of the Freedom Party.

Within the Jewish community they have preached an admixture of ultranationalism, religious mysticism, and racial superiority. Like other Fascist parties they have been used to break strikes, and have themselves pressed for the destruction of free trade unions. In their stead they have proposed corporate unions on the Italian Fascist model.

During the last years of sporadic anti-British violence, the IZL and Stern groups inaugurated a reign of terror in the Palestine Jewish community. Teachers were beaten up for speaking against them, adults were shot for not letting their children join them. By gangster methods, beatings, window-smashing, and wide-spread robberies, the terrorists intimidated the population and exacted a heavy tribute.

The people of the Freedom Party have had no part in the constructive achievements in Palestine. They have reclaimed no land, built no settlements, and only detracted from the Jewish defense activity. Their much-publicized immigration endeavors were minute, and devoted mainly to bringing in Fascist compatriots.

Discrepancies Seen

The discrepancies between the bold claims now being made by Begin and his party, and their record of past performance in Palestine bear the imprint of no ordinary political party. This is the unmistakable stamp of a Fascist party for whom terrorism (against Jews, Arabs, and British alike), and misrepresentation are means, and a "Leader State" is the goal.

In the light of the foregoing considerations, it is imperative that the truth about Mr. Begin and his movement be made known in this country. It is all the more tragic that the top leadership of American Zionism has refused to campaign against Begin’s efforts, or even to expose to its own constituents the dangers to Israel from support to Begin.

The undersigned therefore take this means of publicly presenting a few salient facts concerning Begin and his party; and of urging all concerned not to support this latest manifestation of fascism.


And here is a revealing exposé on the fascist heritage of the f___ing stupidest guy on the face of the earth.

In October 1997, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) honored [Douglas J.] Feith(pictured left) and his father, Dalck Feith, at its annual dinner. The organization praised the Feiths as "noted Jewish philanthropists and pro-Israel activists" and awarded Dalck a Centennial Award "for his lifetime of service to Israel and the Jewish people," while Douglas received the "prestigious Louis D. Brandeis Award." Before he immigrated to the United States during World War II, Dalck Feith was a militant member of Betar, a Zionist youth movement founded by Ze'ev Jabotinsky, an admirer of Mussolini. Betar, whose members wore dark brown uniforms and spouted militaristic slogans modeled after other fascistic movements, was associated with the Revisionist Movement, which evolved in Poland to become the Herut (Tnuat Haherut) Party, which later became the Likud Party. (http://rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/1146)

Quite to the contrary of what was artfully insinuated by Mark Weitzman of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the 9/11 Truth movement is not fascistic antisemitism. We are anti-fascist. Something which the Simon Wiesenthal Center professes to be.

The connections between Benjamin Netanyahu, Larry Silverstein, Ronald S. Lauder and Uzi Arad are worthy of our attention. In this context.

Benjamin Netanyahu

(from left to right) Ronald S. Lauder, David Rockefeller, Gov. George Pataki, Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Lauder is a longtime personal friend of Netanyahu.

Uzi Arad, former Director of Intelligence for the Mossad and founding director of the Institute of Policy and Strategy (IPS) of the Ronald S. Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center(IDC), Hertzliya Israel.

Larry Silverstein. A close personal friend of Netanyahu.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Spetember 10, 2001 Harman & Bremer III Had Lunch

This is just a little factoid which seems worth noting.
Code red: Christopher Cox '76 ('77) and Jane Harman '69 sit on different sides of the aisle, but the urgent threat of terrorism unites them, by Seth Stern '01
The experience of serving on the terror commission, chaired by a then little-known ambassador, L. Paul Bremer III, she says, was an eye-opener. "It was absolutely clear to us that the terrorists don't want a seat at the table, they want to blow up the table, and that a major attack on U.S. soil was coming," she told an audience at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government earlier this year.

Harman's knowledge of foreign policy, her bipartisan outlook and her toughness impressed fellow commission members. "She doesn't back down," said Juliette Kayyem '95, a Kennedy School lecturer and fellow commission member.

The commission's 44-page report released in June 2000 warned that terrorists would "seek to inflict mass casualties" on American soil and called on government to prepare for catastrophic attacks that might kill tens of thousands.

Harman says their findings, like many such reports before and after, did little more than gather dust. In fact, on Sept. 10, 2001, Harman, who had won re-election to her old House seat a year earlier, had lunch with Bremer, lamenting the fact that no one heeded their warnings.

One day later, she was in her Capitol Hill office watching the second airliner hit the World Trade Center on television before Capitol police ordered the building evacuated. In the ensuing chaotic hours, Harman took refuge along with other members of the intelligence committee in Congressman Saxby Chambliss' basement apartment.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mossad Chief Confirms Netanyahu’s Warning of 7/7 Bombing

Who told Bibi there was going to be a bombing in London, and when did they tell him? Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com investigates. Is there a big difference between "6 minutes" and "days" when it comes to forewarning of a terrorist bombing?

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Mossad Chief Confirms Netanyahu’s Warning of London Bombing

Monday, July 18th, 2005 in Old Posts by Justin Raimondo| Comment |

The controversy continues over an Associated Press story detailing the remarks of a "senior Israeli official" who claimed that Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in London for an economic conference, was warned by Scotland Yard "minutes" in advance of the terrorist bombings. According to the original story, Netanyahu's prior knowledge was the cause of his not showing up at the conference, which took place at a hotel near the Liverpool Underground station. A subsequent AP report contained the Israeli's government's denial of a prior warning, and claimed that Netanyahu received a warning after the blasts.

Although the first AP story was never retracted, that didn't prevent Israel's American amen corner from claiming that it had been withdrawn, nor did it stop Stratfor.com from coming out with an analysis claiming that Israel knew “days” in advance, and that it wasn't Scotland Yard that informed Netanyahu. Former intelligence analyst Tommy Preston, of Preston Global, concurred.

My own column drawing on these sources drew fire, not only from the usual suspects, but also from dailykos.com, the Democratic party website spawned by the Dean campaign. "Antiwar.com is not a legitimate source," declared one poster.

This from a website that headlined "Did BushCo Tip Off London Bombers?"!

An author who goes by the name “DHinMI” manufactured a quote, purportedly from me, that was nothing more than a crude fabrication: it had quote marks around it, as if I had written it, when in reality I had written no such thing. DhinMI's point: that to even suggest that Netanyahu had advance notice of the London bombings is so obviously an "anti-Semitic conspiracy theory" that no discussion is required, regardless of what the Associated Press reports.

The Kossacks, as they call themselves, are trying to clean their act up so that they can be more closely associated with the Democratic party apparatus. However, why limit themselves to condemning my column: why not condemn AP as an "illegitimate source" for publishing the news of Netanyahu's foreknowledge to begin with? And while they're at it, they need to add a few more media source to the list, including some of the Israeli media. Israel Insider cites Mossad chief Meir Dagan, in an interview with the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag:

"The Mossad office in London received advance notice about the attacks, but only six minutes before the first blast, the paper reports, confirming an earlier AP report. As a result, it was impossible to take any action to prevent the blasts."

Here is the Bild am Sonntag story in German, and a Google translation.

Is this just empty boasting on the part of the Mossad chief, or is there some truth to the initial AP report? Is Meir Dagan spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories?

We report. You decide.

I might add that some of the DailyKos folks are shocked — shocked! — that Antiwar.com opposed the Kosovo war. We, in turn, are shocked at the hypocrisy of those who support a war of aggression against a country, Yugoslavia, that had never attacked us, and that was never sanctioned by the United Nations. They only oppose wars started by Republicans: we at Antiwar.com, on the other hand, oppose all wars of aggression, regardless of the partisan affiliation of those in power at the time.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Passionate attachment to Israel

Is there any criminal act that Israel can do without being protected from criticism from the United States? If there is I haven't seen it....For more than 54 years the Israelis have committed acts that no other nation would dare get away with. But even here in America, where it is not yet illegal to publicly ask the wrong questions...

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RE:911blogger|Cui Bono? The 9/11 Promotions

The comments below were censored on 911blogger, and were posted in response to this blog post: Cui Bono? The 9/11 Promotions

You certainly examined a relevant question. Of course, your focus was on the federal government, which neglects the insider trading issues and Lucky Larry, etc. Not to fault you for that. I'm just suggesting that the same approach could be taken there.

One thing worth observing is that some people may simply be rewarded by "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil, get promoted". Bear in mind that these organizations are compartmentalized and the security sensitive positions are informed on a classified, need-to-know basis. So a lot of players might realize something is wrong with what they saw, but are encouraged not to push the issue, so they don't. If they saw the bigger picture they might not be so complacent.

Speaking from my own experience, I noticed something very clearly in my transition from casual observer of 9/11 truth to active seeker. When I had seen traffic on the internet about 9/11 truth, I glanced at it, but didn't pay a lot of attention. I've seen a lot of claims over the years which seemed outlandish. Some of them have turned out to be true, and others false, or unverifiable. Until I realize there is some truth to such allegations, they don't seem important. IOW, if someone had ask me before I woke up, how important it would be if 9/11 turned out to be an inside job, I would probably have said 'pretty damn important'. Nonetheless, determining if it was an inside job didn't seem important. Once I realize that it was an inside job, then it became vitally important to me.

Am I making sense here?

That might apply to some of the people you described in your article. That is, it's easy for them to put blinders on, because they don't appreciate the importance of what they are neglecting to examine.

Another important point is that, left to our own, people will get together and exchange recollections and observations about a significant event. In the modern world, the communications industry (MSM) plays a significant role in that process (or the appearance of it). MSM has utterly failed to honor its social contract. It would be mild to accuse the print and broadcast journalism industry of abject betrayal.

In addition to that failure, however, top government officials placed considerable interference in the way of collective analysis of the events. I am referring to gag orders, and suppression of evidence. All of this facilitates the effectiveness of the ignorance is bliss career enhancement strategy.

Unlike his documentary on the assassination of JFK Sr., I don't believe Hankey's final conclusions in the following video are sustained by his evidence. I have to grant, however, that many of his intermediate conclusions seem compelling. This video provides possible insight into how these systemic crimes are perpetrated. IMO, it serves as a relevant case study.

Before someone accuses me of trying to sow disinfo by promoting far-fetched mind control theories, please be aware that Hankey's mind control argument is the part that I find weakest. Also be aware that there really were programs such as MK-Ultra, Monarch, Artichoke, etc. How effective they were is not clear.

Ideas and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the author. They represent what remains after censorship.

RE: 911blogger|Guilt by Association is the road to tyranny.

The comment following the quoted comment was posted to 911blogger in reply to what is quoted.

Guilt by Association is the Road to Tyranny!!

Posting a fact someone writes, is not an endorsement of everything they've done from cradle to present. If a fact is correct, its correct.

For example, I have always been a supporter of the Simon Weisenthal Center and their tolerance work. Does that mean I agree with every political position that everyone associated or quoted or referred to by the Center has ever made? . . . of course not. I doubt anyone agrees with everything anyone has said or written.

911Truth.org has NOTHING on its site that is racist or anti-semetic!! NOTHING!! When I was on 911Truth and since then the board has been meticulous in being certain that none of the . . . in my opinion cointel pro government anti-semetic information meant to discredit good people and organizations questioning 9/11 . . . ever touches the pages of their wonderful website.

This is a slippery road, that smacks of Macarthyism, the Cultural Revolution, and all the tyrannical attempts to destroy people's characters by smearing them in any way they could, with any obscure thing they could dig up.

911Truth's house is clean. They are not an investigative agency. Their job is editor of their site. I defy ANYONE to find ANYTHING on 911Truth.org or ae911Truth.org that could be in any rational person's mind . . . racist or anti-semetic.

You won't find it. Both of these fine organizations deserve a VERY public apology from Simon Weisenthal Centers worldwide, and from the person above that tried to smear them in a guilt by association.

What is happening begins to emerge as a pattern of smear attacks and clever propaganda attacks. I saw a documentary "The Protocals of Zion" which was a good documentary about racism . . . UNTIL it began to merge people carrying "Stop the 9/11 Cover Up" signs with an ominous voice over about hate and neo nazi movements. This is preposterous and dangerous, and must stop.

Legal actions should be taken for defemantion of character. Enough is enough. I believe that when 9/11 was perpetrated, cointel pro was set up to have lunatic fringe anti-semetic posting, etc. to get Americans to turn away from ANYONE questioning 9/11.

This was a way to get tolerant New Yorkers, and New York Media, to turn off their logical thought regarding 9/11. This isn't new. The FBI did it to the peace movement in the 1960s. The CIA pulls stuff like this all over the world. The attack dogs have come home to roost.

MANY OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE 9/11 TRUTH MOVEMENT WERE/ARE JEWISH. One leader of 911truth's grandmother died in the death camps in Germany. Stop this nonsense.

Argue the facts of 9/11. It is the only honorable thing to do.

If you are talking about Marc Levin's video:

I found it fairly balanced, and informative. You can find lots of clips of the Urban Moving Systems dancers on the net, but very few of them give credit to Levin for making it available. I find all the reactionary behavior exhibited by both SWC, etc., and the extreme right to contribute to the inability to rationally assess these issues. I strongly suspect such polarization is the objective. When people talk about Zionism, it usually gets the connotation of "paranoid Zionist conspiracy theory" tacked on to it. Nonetheless, there really is a Zionist Movement. It is very well organized and far from being a secret to those who put aside the hysteria long enough to engage their brains. As far as I can tell, all the information found here about it is very well sourced: Political Friendster, Zionist Movement

I even found a document called:

JUNE 10, 2007

It's nowhere near as colorful as the infamous "Protocols".

Ideas and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the author. They represent what remains after censorship.

McKinney Confronts Rumsfeld

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney grills Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on the Pentagon's missing trillions, DynCorp's slave trade, and the 9/11 wargames.
House Hearing on FY06 Dept. of Defense Budget, March 11, 2005.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

9/11 Planes were Electronically Commandeered

Yet another post rejected by 911blogger

This post is mostly a consolidation of other posts. The first video, however is an extra from Loose Change the Final Cut. It discusses the time-line of the hijackings and the conspicuous failure to intercept the aircraft.

I've given this issue considerable thought, and I am convinced that the planes were not under the control of pilots in the cockpits when they hit. Here's some of my reasoning.

First of all, there are several pilots who claim the maneuvers were almost impossible even for an excellent pilots with experience flying that type of plane. This guy, Russ Wittenberg, seems among the most credible:

Pilot who flew UAL 93 & UAL 175 is "absolutely positive they couldn't do it."

Former Air Force fighter pilot Russ Wittenberg, who flew over 100 combat missions in Vietnam, sat in the cockpit for Pan Am and United for over 30 years, and previously flew two of the actual airplanes that were allegedly hijacked on 9/11 (United Airlines Flight 175 & 93), does not believe the government's official 9/11 conspiracy theory...

I flew the two actual aircraft which were involved in 9/11... Fight number 175 and Flight 93, the 757 that allegedly went down in Shanksville and Flight 175 is the aircraft that's alleged to have hit the South Tower. I don't believe it's possible for... a so-called terrorist to train on a 172, then jump in a cockpit of a 757-767 class cockpit, and vertical navigate the aircraft, lateral navigate the aircraft, and fly the airplane at speeds exceeding it's design limit speed by well over 100 knots, make high-speed high-banked turns,.. pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G's... I couldn't do it and I'm absolutely positive they couldn't do it. ~ Russ Wittenberg

Here's an interview with a professional airline pilot instructor who talks about how he and several other flight instructors tried to reproduce the maneuver in a simulator, and failed to hit the building unless they slowed down to almost landing speed.

The following two videos show the complexity of the final approach of UAL 175. All of the planes descended very rapidly. I'd have to fish the FDR values to give exact figures, but the planes did not line up on their targets from several miles out. They "barnstormed" their targets.

UAL 175 Leveling-out of a Steep Dive

Another Video of UAL 175 Leveling-out of a Steep Dive

Air Traffic Controller Describes UAL 175 "Power-Dive"

I believe Mike Walter is credible

No box-cutters needed to fly "like a cruise missile with wings"

This is the other half of the equation.

Computer simulation of AA77 strike based on physical evidence.

Some people have expressed skepticism as to whether a Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The evidence, however, indicates that this part of the OTC (Official Conspiracy Theory) is probably true. It is not clear what the fate of the wreckage from the pane was. Some critics have asserted that no serial number identification was carried out on parts from the aircraft. Be that as it may, the following video reaffirms my conclusion that the projectile that hit the Pentagon was a Boeing 757. The idea that it was piloted by Hani Hanjour, who two weeks earlier failed a flight test in a Cessna 172, is absurd. The exactness of the final maneuver of the plane suggests, if not proves, that the plane was under automated guidance.

The LC guys are correct, it is not the important question. The important question is why was it hit in the first place? Informed, rational and civil discussion is, of course, welcome.

Notice that the F4 in the video was traveling approximately 40 mph slower than AA77 is believed to have been moving.

Time for a new test using an F-4 Phantom Jet.

The US Government wanted to test what would happen if a plane crashed into the concrete walls of a nuclear power station.

The jet sets off, bolted to a track to prevent takeoff. It's doing 500 miles per hour. The plane atomized with the impact. It just disappeared into dust. Only the tips of the wings [which exceeded the width of the wall] escaped total destruction.

WordNet (r) 2.0

v 1: spray very finely; "atomize perfume" [syn: atomise]
2: strike at with firepower or bombs; "zap the enemy" [syn: nuke,
atomise, zap]
3: break up into small particles; "the fine powder had been
atomized by air" [syn: atomise]

Saturday, December 08, 2007


The involvement of the current President of the World Jewish Congress in this privatization agreement should be carefully examined.


Press Release


Date: July 24, 2001
Press Release Number: 101-2001


New York Governor George E. Pataki and New Jersey Acting Governor Donald T. DiFrancesco today hailed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's decision to privatize the management and operation of the World Trade Center, a world-renowned icon that for three decades has been New York City's most famous landmark.

Silverstein Properties, Inc., and Westfield America, Inc. will lease the Twin Towers and other portions of the complex in a deal worth approximately $3.2 billion– the city's richest real estate deal ever and one of the largest privatization initiatives in history.

From my first days in office, I have pushed hard to privatize the management and operation of the World Trade Center because I believe that government is at its best when it focuses on its core mission. Today, as we make history, we can say: Mission accomplished,Governor Pataki said. By sharpening theagency's focus on our airports, seaports, bridges and tunnels, the Port Authority can improve services to all its customers and become a stronger economic engine for the entire region, helping the private sector create good jobs and opportunities for our citizens.

Acting Governor DiFrancesco said, This lease is avictory for the people of our region who depend on the Port Authority to keep transportation strong and trade moving through the metropolitan area. We can all be proud of the Port Authority's role in building the World Trade Center and making it such a success. But now the Port Authority will be able to focus on its primary mission of economic development, and concentrate on such projects as extending the Newark Airport monorail to the Northeast Corridor rail line, purchasing new PATH cars and improving the maritime ports and bridges and tunnels. Now is the right time to privatize and make this region an even stronger center for commerce, transportation andtrade. While the Port Authority's 99-year net lease with Silverstein Properties, Inc., and Westfield America, Inc. is worth approximately $3.2billion to the Port Authority on a present-value basis,the complex's value to the economy of the region is incalculable. As the site of 40,000 jobs and a stopping point for 150,000 daily visitors, the World Trade Center has an economic and emotional impact that is felt far beyond the complex's 16 acres.

Port Authority Chairman Lewis M. Eisenberg said,No private developer would have built the World Trade Center when it was proposed nearly four decades ago. It was simply too vast and risky an undertaking, and even the Port Authority with all its resources faced great opposition. But the agency persevered and constructed a first-class complex, which succeeded in revitalizing Manhattan's downtown real estate market.

Today marks a new chapter in the World Trade Center's vibrant life, one in which it gains the benefits of private expertise and capital while continuing the public purposes for which it was built. We fully expect that, with this new lease, the World Trade Center will continue to be the most desirable commercial property in New York. Port Authority Vice Chairman Charles A. Gargano said, The World Trade Center and its Twin Towers are among the handful of instantly recognizable structures on the entire planet, like the Pyramids at Giza or the Great Wall of China. And now this property will be notable not only for its appearance, but also for this unique public-private partnership that has been struck between the Port Authority, Silverstein Properties and Westfield America.

Port Authority Executive Director Neil D. Levin said,As the Port Authority enters into this historic agreement, it is important to note that the agency will continue to play a significant role in the management of the World Trade Center. For instance, the agency will retain its oversight of the complex's building, fire, environmental and health codes and the integrity of its physical plant. We will continue to protect this outstanding public asset so that it can continue to flourish.

Under the Port Authority's leadership, the World Trade Center reached near-capacity occupancy rates even as asking rents doubled over the last five years. Meanwhile, dozens of new shops thrived in the complex's transformed retail space – one ofthe most successful malls in the country. The Port Authority looks forward to sharing in the successes of the Silverstein and Westfield companies as they build upon these accomplishments.

New York State Research Council on Privatization Chairman Ronald S. Lauder said, By moving the World Trade Center off the state inventory and into the free market, Governor Pataki is once again putting taxpayers first. Across his time in office, Governor Pataki has consistently used the power of private enterprise to deliver better services for taxpayers faster and at a lower price. Today's success is the latest and the highest profile example of Governor Pataki's focusing government on what it should be doing and avoiding areas it has no business meddling in. and avoiding areas it has no business meddling in. And today, with this multi-billion dollar deal done, hard-working New York taxpayers have 3.2 billion reasons to appreciate Governor Pataki's leadership.

Larry Silverstein, Chief Executive Officer of Silverstein Properties, Inc. said, I am proud to assume the stewardship of the World Trade Center, one of New York's greatest jewels. We are committed to maintaining the World Trade Center's high standards and building on the fine record established by the Port Authority in operating the property as a first-class office and retail complex.

Peter S. Lowy, Chief Executive Officer of Westfield America, Inc. said, Under the Port Authority's direction, the retail space at the World Trade Center has undergone a renaissance and is now one of the most sought-after retail locations anywhere. Westfield America intends to capitalize on this great opportunity to make the World Trade Center an even more popular destination for employees, residents, shoppers and tourists.

Today's agreement covers One and Two World Center(the Twin Towers), Four and Five World Trade Center (two nine-story office buildings), and approximately 425,000square feet of retail space. JP Morgan/Chase, Cushman & Wakefield and Milstein Realty Advisors acted as advisors to the Port Authority.

Three World Trade Center (the WTC Marriott Hotel), SixWorld Trade Center (the U.S. Customshouse) and Seven World Trade Center (a 47-story office building) are already under long-term leases.

The World Trade Center welcomed its first tenant in December 1970. More than 430 companies from 28 countries lease space in the complex. They are engaged in a wide variety of commercial activities, including banking and finance, insurance, transportation, import, export,freight forwarding, customs brokerage, trade associations and representatives of foreign governments.



0: Interior support columns on the 50,000-square-foot floors of the Twin Towers.

5: Acres that make up a public plaza named for Austin J.Tobin, the Port Authority's Executive Director from 1942-72.

7: Buildings in the World Trade Center. In addition toOne and Two World Trade Center (the Twin Towers), thecomplex includes Three World Trade Center (the WorldTrade Center Marriott Hotel); Four and Five World TradeCenter (the Southeast and Northeast Plaza Buildings); SixWorld Trade Center (the U.S. Customs House); and Seven World Trade Center (a 47-story office building).

16: Acres of land occupied by the complex.

22: Width, in inches, of the windows in the Twin Towers.In an interview with The New York Times, architect Minoru Yamasaki said he settled on this dimension because,people are not afraid of height when the width of the window is not much more than their shoulders.

23.5: Acres of new land created by the material excavated in lower Manhattan to make way for the World Trade Center. The land, which eventually became known as Battery Park City, was deeded to New York City by the Port Authority.

27: Top speed, in feet per second, of an express elevator at the World Trade Center.

55: People able to ride in a single express elevator car.

99: Length, in years, of the net lease agreement between The Port Authority of NY & NJ and Silverstein Properties, Inc. and Westfield America, Inc.

110: Stories in each of the Twin Towers.

152: Trenches, each 70 feet deep, that were dug and then supported by reinforced steel walls so that the3,100-foot perimeter of the World Trade Center could be excavated.

360: Height, in feet, of the television mast atop One World Trade Center.

1,377: Height, in feet, of the World Trade Center Observatory promenade, making it the world's highest outdoor viewing platform.

1,730: Height, in feet, from street level to the top of the television mast.

5,000: Workers on the World Trade Center site during peak construction periods. 10048: The World Trade Center's zip code. The building complex is so big it has its own code, and it takes 10 U.S. Postal Service carriers to deliver mail to the complex every weekday.

40,000: Approximate number of people currently employed at World Trade Center.

43,600: Windows in the Twin Towers.

60,000: Tons of cooling capacity generated by the World Trade Center's refrigeration plant – the largest such system in the world.

150,000: Approximate number of daily visitors at World Trade Center.

425,000: Cubic yards of concrete used to build the World Trade Center, or enough concrete to construct a5-foot-wide sidewalk from New York City to Washington D.C.

427,000: Square feet of retail space within the World Trade Center.

2,500,000: Square feet of sub-grade space, including a parking garage, storage areas and loading docks.

12,000,000: Square feet of office space in the World Trade Center.

3,200,000,000: Estimated net present value, in dollars, of the net lease agreement.



















Friday, December 07, 2007

World Jewish Congress FDR & WWII

The following article seems to describe a fairly overlooked aspect of history, and should therefore be of interest to all who seek a full and accurate understanding of the origins of World War II. We have not physically verified all of the assertions, but the sources are cited and referenced according to academic standards. If anybody knows of demonstrable inaccuracies in this article, please let us know.

Samuel Untermeyer, who called for a "holy war" against Germany in 1933

Unity in Dispersion

A History of the World Jewish Congress and particularly, the Jewish influence on the Roosevelt Presidency and the Origins of WWII

Udo Walendy

In order to emphasize the documentary character of this publication, we left largely without commentary our examination of the very important document on the World Jewish Congress (WJC) Unity in Dispersion, a History of the WJC, published in New York in 1948.

The WJC is a permanent world organization. It has, conforming to its aim, attempted to influence, and, in fact, has exercised enormous influence on world politics. It has shaped the destiny of mankind ever since its inception in 1936, although it does not even represent a national entity within the meaning of international law. An objective historiography must therefore take notice of this influence and its consequences.

Following a brief review of the beginnings of international collaboration, the book begins with the First Zionist Congress in Basle in 1897, at which two different objectives were set:

  1. The creation of a Jewish state in Palestine;

  2. Joint efforts to improve the living conditions of Jews living in the "Diaspora," i.e. outside Palestine.

At the Zionist Conference convened in Carlsbad in 1922 it emerged that, in addition to the Zionist Organization which was increasingly engaged with Palestine-related tasks, a Jewish world organization should be created to take care of problems in terms of world politics. In 1932 the first preparative conference of the World Jewish Conference was convened in Geneva, but the essential preconditions for this meeting had already been fulfilled during World War One by the efforts and unification of the Jews, predominantly in the United States. These had assumed leadership in the representation of worldwide Jewish interests as early as 1919 in Versailles.

‘The Jews took an active part in the constitution of many of these new nations, but they were also concerned with securing their own recognition as a national minority’ (pp. 23-24).

‘By the time the Peace Conference assembled in Paris at the beginning of 1919, a great number of Jewish delegations from many lands had found their way to the French capital. It became clear to responsible Jewish statesmen that their first task was to coordinate the activities of these delegations.

‘On March 25, 1919, a Comite des Delegations Juives aupres de la Conference de la Paix (Conference of Jewish Delegations at the Peace Conference) was formed, composed of delegations from Palestine, the United States, Canada, Russia, the Ukraine, Poland, East Galicia, Rumania, Transylvania, Bukovina, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Yugoslavia, and Greece, speaking in the name of democratically elected Jewish Congress, National Jewish Councils, or federated Jewish communities. In addition, the World Zionist Organization and the B'nai B'rith were represented on the Comite. The Comite des Delegations Juives thus rightly claimed to be the spokesmen of over ten million Jews’ (p. 26).

‘The work of the Comite des Delegations Juives was crowned with a substantial measure of success’ (p. 26).

These measures included:

a) The protection of the rights of minorities;

b) Influence on international law to restrict the sovereignty of a state.

This obviously referred primarily to Germany, even if she is not explicitly mentioned, for it was only with reference to Germany that one could possibly define such endeavors as having been "crowned with success." For instance, the provisions governing the rights of minorities that were imposed on Poland (which she never complied with) were at no time regarded as a restriction of the rights of sovereignty by Poland, as has been proven by Warsaw's politics during the years from 1919 to 1939. This is also valid for Czechoslovakia and Lithuania (here with reference to the German Memel territory).

When the Versailles 'peace conference' was drawing to an end, the committee did not disband. Instead, it decided to continue its work as a permanent panel under the chairmanship of Dr. Leo Motzkin (p. 27). In this manner, great influence was exercised within the Interparliamentary Union, at International Minority Congresses, and on the panels of the League of Nations (p. 28).

Dr. Nahum Goldmann convened the first preparative World Jewish Conference in Geneva, on behalf of the American Jewish Congress. It took place on 14-17 August 1932. The Zentralverein Deutscher Staatsbuerger Juedischen Glaubens (Central Association of German Nationals of Jewish Faith) and a number of other organizations refused to participate in this conference.

The purpose of the WJC was defined by Dr. Nahum Goldmann as follows:

‘It is to establish the permanent address of the Jewish people; amidst the fragmentation and atomization of Jewish life and of the Jewish community; it is to establish a real, legitimate, collective representation of Jewry which will be entitled to speak in the name of the 16 million Jews to the nations and governments of the world, as well as to the Jews themselves’ (p. 33).

The Conference elected an Executive Committee, in which Dr. Stephen Wise and Dr. Nahum Goldmann were entrusted with leading positions. During 5-8 September 1933 and 20-23 August 1934 the second and third preparative conferences convened. In the meantime, the rise to power of National Socialism had become the crucial subject at these conferences.

Demands for uncompromising action, calls for the boycott of German goods and services and the rejection of any coexistence were usually based on allegations such as: "World Jewry, not German Jewry, is under attack," therefore this is a "fight for freedom and justice for all races, religions and peoples" (p. 38). Dr. Nahum Goldman was elected President of the Executive Committee.

The World Jewish Congress was founded in Geneva during a convention held 8-15 August 1936. From thirty-two countries, 180 delegates arrived, but none from Germany and none from the Soviet Union.

At the meeting, Dr. Nahum Goldmann analyzed the world situation and concluded that the existing sovereignty of nations should be considered obsolete. However, the idea of the League of Nations should be reinforced to safeguard the interests of the weaker groups in the world:

‘Millions of Jews in eastern Europe are being economically expropriated, politically disenfranchised, and physically terrorized in the name of the supremacy of the state and of the dominant nation’ (p. 49).

‘Where the equal rights of a Jewish community are affected, we are no longer concerned with a regional Jewish question, but with the Jewish question, with a common, worldwide Jewish interest. The surrender of the Jews' equality of rights in any country would mean the surrender of their equality of rights throughout the world.

‘Dr. Goldman concluded by linking the Jewish fate with that of humanity itself. We know quite well, he said, that we cannot by ourselves succeed in repelling the attack launched by the Germans upon our right to exist. We can only join forces with the many others in the world who in their own interest must fight against this world menace’ (pp. 50-51).

In conclusion, Dr. Goldmann integrated the Jewish destiny with that of the whole of mankind, which "has to fight against this world menace in her own interest – to defend against an aggression, which was started by Germany" (p. 51).

It was emphasized that "fighting against Hitlerism is one of the most important tasks" and that "anti-Semitism must be branded an international crime," that "propaganda is at present one of the main instruments of foreign politics," and that a boycott as well as a confidential international intelligence service were required to be used as political weapons (pp. 56-57). Dr. Stephen Wise became President of the Executive Committee and Dr. Nahum Goldman President of the Administrative Committee. The founding of the World Jewish Congress was to terminate the era of Jewish disunity and uncoordinated action (p. 73).

When World War Two erupted, the WJC's headquarters were moved to Paris, and in July 1940, to New York City. In Geneva, the office continued to exist under the management of Dr. Gerhard Riegner and Dr. Abraham Silberschein; it maintained contacts with the countries occupied by Germany and with the International Red Cross.

The first inter-American conference convened in November 1940, shortly before America's entry into the war, in Baltimore, Maryland. It dealt with plans for the re-integration "of large Jewish masses" in Europe (p. 127).

In 1942, eighteen representative committees for Jewish communities in the countries occupied by Germany were created. Together they formed the Advisory Staff for European Jewish Matters. This amalgamation took place during a meeting on 6-7 June 1942 in the Hotel Commodore in NYC; three hundred delegates attended. At this meeting, which was coordinated with the WJC, a demand was made for the first time that no peace negotiation should ever be carried out without representatives of the WJC participating (p. 131).

On the basis of some preparatory work dating back to April 1939, the 'Institute of Jewish Affairs' was founded on 1 February 1941 in NYC, under the directorship of Dr. Jacob Robinson. Amply provided with a staff of scientists, this institute was assigned the task of gathering information from all parts of the world concerning Jewish affairs and to prepare the Jewish peace program to be submitted to the peace conference after the end of hostilities (pp. 134-136). The Institute did not consider the period from 1919 to 1939 as "peacetime," but as an "armistice" or at most a "post-war situation" (pp. 136-137). As early as 1942, the "punishment of war crimes" had become a central question, and the necessity was stressed that a basis should be created on which crimes could be punished retroactively as from 1933.

The Institute entertained close relations with the Geneva office and the British Section of the WJC in London, particularly after the British Section had built up a research staff of over thirty experts. The Institute compiled a remarkable amount of material in its archives, consisting of thousands of documents, press reports and other material. In these archives there are hundreds of papers, projects, drafts and manuscripts, ready for printing. Part of this material is confidential and will most likely never be published (p. 139).

Some of the most important publications are:

  • Zorach Warhaftig, Starvation over Europe (1943);
  • (no authors named), Jews in Nazi Europe, Where Shall They Go? (1941);
  • Hitler's Ten Year War on the Jews (1943) (this book made a tremendous impression on the Allied governments and served as a basic textbook at the Nuremberg Military Tribunal);
  • Jacob Robinson, Unfinished Victory (1946);
  • Zorach Warhaftig, Uprooted (1946);
  • Jacob Lestschinsky, Balance Sheet of Extermination.

The most important paper transmitted to the American authorities was 'The Conspiracy against the Jewish People,' the main chapters of which were headed:

I. The Originally Conceived Plan of Extermination of the Jewish People

II. The Different Stages of the Crime Against the Jewish People

III. The Responsibility of Individuals and Organizations (translated from the German original).

During 26-30 November 1944 the 'War Emergency Committee' of the WJC convened in Atlantic City, at which 269 delegates coming from forty countries attended, and for which the Institute of Jewish Affairs had compiled the most essential papers to be discussed, such as:

  1. The Jewish migration on the European continent to be expected as a result of the war. The emigration of Jews from Europe to other parts of the world, including mass settlement in Palestine, were discussed, along with the problems of the Jews who could not be repatriated (p. 146).
  2. The claims and properties of Jews who have remained without heirs should not be assigned to the respective state – as is general practice – but to the Jewish Representative Organization.
  3. Wiedergutmachung and reparations1 as well as the participation of Jewish representatives in the meetings of large international panels.
  4. Jewish claims for future peace settlements and participation therein.

‘In December, 1944, Dr. Kubiwutzki sailed on a mission to the European continent, being the first Jewish emissary from overseas to arrive in Belgium and Switzerland since the outbreak of hostilities, and one of the first to visit France.

‘Direct contact between the British Section and the continent of Europe began in November, 1944’ (pp. 132-133).

For the Allied conference in San Francisco in April 1945, at which the statue of the United Nations (UNO) was voted in, the WJC handed preparative proposals to the representatives of the different nations, until the Charter itself was formulated (p. 147).

A remarkable chapter in Unity in Dispersion is the one that deals with the 'Rescue Attempts': "From September, 1939 until June 29, 1942, the Jews were the forgotten men of the democratic world" (p. 160).

There was almost no information on the fate of East European Jewry. A first attempt to break this silence was made during the St. James Conference in London in January 1942, when eight exile governments and the National Committee of 'Free France' convened for a "discussion on German war crimes."

‘On January 13, 1942, the Conference issued a declaration branding the reign of terror instituted by Germany in occupied countries, the mass expulsions, the execution of hostages, and the massacres. Not one reference was made to the crimes against the Jews’ (p. 160).

‘On February 18 the Congress made formal representations on this subject to the Conference, asking for a specific statement with reference to the "many and special crimes against the Jews." It was not until almost three months later that General Wladyslaw Sikorski, President of the Conference, finally replied that a specific reference to the sufferings endured by the Jews "might be equivalent to an implicit recognition of the racial theories which we all reject"’ (pp. 161, 261-262).

Thereupon the British section of the WJC organized on 29 June 1942 its own 'Conference of the Press of the Free World,' where the "Facts of a Systematic Extermination of European Jewry" were announced. What "facts" these were is not revealed in the conference minutes. One is therefore forced to rely on a number of general press reports that cannot be checked out and are lacking documentary value. There were, however, immediate reactions in Britain and abroad. The British Broadcasting Corporation transmitted – for the first time – pertaining news, and there were mass demonstrations in the US, which addressed war crimes and the rescue of European Jewry. It was to one of these meetings (Madison Square Gardens, 21 July 1942) that British Prime Minister Winston Churchill sent the following message:

‘The Jews were Hitler's first victims, and ever since they have been in the forefront of resistance to Nazi aggression’ (p.161).

The WJC commented that "This sentence rightly characterized the Jews of whatever nationality as an allied people of the United Nations" (p. 240).

At the World Jewish Congress in NYC, the then President of this congress, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, stated on 3 December 1942:

‘We are not denying and are not afraid to confess that this war is our war and that it is waged for the liberation of Jewry... Stronger than all fronts together is our front, that of Jewry. We are not only giving this war our financial support on which the entire war production is based, we are not only providing our full propaganda power which is the moral energy that keeps this war going. The guarantee of victory is predominantly based on weakening the enemy forces, on destroying them in their own country, within the resistance. And we are the Trojan horses in the enemy's fortress. Thousands of Jews living in Europe constitute the principal factor in the destruction of our enemy. There, our front is a fact and the most valuable aid for victory.’2

In its official document, the WJC neither mentioned any details on the speeches and resolutions of the December 1942 meeting, nor on the meeting as such. However, it can be proven from press reports that the meeting did take place, and Chaim Weizman's speech has been confirmed in its content by an array of facts. Obviously, we are facing here a clear example showing that the present documentation does not contain all the necessary details that are required for historical research to give us an objective judgment of events. It remains as a presentation on Jewry as seen by Jews. It must therefore be supplemented by other documents, including the American government's diplomatic papers.

But even this would not suffice. Dr. Nahum Goldmann refers to other connections:

‘This weakness of the President frequently results in failure on the part of the White House to report all the facts to the Senate and the Congress; its description of the prevailing situation is not always absolutely correct and in conformity with the truth...

‘When I lived in America, I learned that Jewish personalities – most of them rich donors for the parties – had easy access to the President. They used to contact him over the head of the Foreign Secretary and the representative at the United Nations and other officials. They were often in a position to alter the entire political line by a single telephone conversation...

‘Stephen Wise... occupied a unique position not only within American Jewry, but also generally in America.... He was a close friend of Wilson... he was also an intimate friend of Roosevelt and had permanent access to him, a factor which naturally affected his relations to other members of the American Administration....

‘The President's car stopped in front of the verandah, and before we could exchange greetings, Roosevelt remarked: "How interesting! Sam Rosenman, Stephen Wise and Nahum Goldmann are sitting there discussing what order they should give to the President of the United States. Just imagine what amount of money the Nazis would pay to obtain a photo of this scene."

‘We began to stammer to the effect that there was an urgent message from Europe to be discussed by us, which Rosenman would submit to him on Monday. Roosevelt dismissed him with the words: "This is quite all right. On Monday I shall hear from Sam what I have to do," and he drove on.’3

This should only be understood as an example that is off the record, but may nevertheless be of paramount significance.

Nor is it unimportant to know that Samuel Untermeyer, who called for a "holy war" against Germany in 1933,

‘was so close to Roosevelt that his nephew Lawrence Steinhardt became the new US ambassador in Moscow in the fall of 1938, succeeding the President's friend Joseph Davis. It is customary in American politics, that only the closest friends of the President are normally entrusted with jobs of this importance.’4

Equally important, but not mentioned in the diplomatic papers, is certainly the creation of a 'World Anti-Nazi Council to Fight for Human Rights.' It was founded in 1936 by Samuel Untermeyer together with the British unionist, Sir Walter Critine, to serve as an Agent for "psychological warfare" and – concealed from the public – to be financed by the Jewish Defense Fund. Winston Churchill became one of its activists. And the ideas of the American President F. D. Roosevelt – years before the actual commencement of the war! – about a sea blockade and "quarantine" against "the Dictators" (directed however only against Germany and Japan) in collaboration with Britain which would have to be pressured for this purpose, exposed the world-political dimensions of the engagement of "pressure groups." Also the catchword of the "rejected coexistence" had been assumed by FDR years before the war.4

    Henry Morgenthau jr: US Finance Minister who emphatically intervened in favor of a war-like engagement of the United States even before the war in Europe began. Author of the infamous ‘Morgenthau Plan’ unofficially, if not officially, implemented after the defeat of Germany by Dwight D. Eisenhower (see James Bacque, Other Losses and Crimes and Mercies).

But we return to the WJC documentation. Inspired by these measures, Great Britain and USA convened the so-called Bermuda Refugee Conference. It seemed that this conference was in fact dealing with the "refugee problem" and not with the rescue of Jews. The representatives of the Jewish organizations were even refused participation (p. 146). Neither the sending of food into the ghettos nor a liberalization of the immigration policy on the part of the US or Palestine was discussed at this conference.

It was not until 22 January 1944 that a new kind of reaction was heard: President F. D. Roosevelt created the 'War Refugee Board.'

Members were the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of War. The Director of this panel was Henry Morgenthau's deputy, John W. Pehle. The War Refugee Board was the result of constant encroachment upon the US administration by the WJC. The two continued to be in close contact, and relations between the WJC and the military commands were likewise very good.

‘However, it was in vain that it endeavored since June, 1944, to have the instruments of annihilation – the gas chambers, the gas vans, the death baths, the crematoria – attacked in force either by the underground fighters or by Allied paratroopers. Neither did the Congress succeed any better in this respect in its negotiations with the Soviet Embassy, nor were E. Frischer, A. Reiss, and Dr. I Schwarzbart more successful in their conversations with the Czechoslovak and Polish Governments, respectively’ (p. 167).

In London, discussions on the bombing of the "extermination chambers" came to nothing. Respective details or documents which might assist in revealing what information was available at the time cannot be found; no names, hours or meeting places are mentioned. This is all the more regrettable, considering that now, forty years later, no pertinent documentation on this vexing subject seems to exist.

‘The persistent silence of the Red Cross in the face of the various stages of the extermination policy, of which it was well informed, will remain one of the troubling and distressing riddles of the Second World War’ (p. 168).

– although "the greatest pressure" was exercised on the International Red Cross (p. 200).

The World Jewish Congress took several rescue measures into its own hands:

‘On June 14, 1940, 14 large cargoes of medical supplies, the first of their kind, were sent from Geneva to the Jewish community in Warsaw. Food packages followed, and a total of over 50,000 such parcels were sent through the Geneva Committee to individuals. Considerable amounts of money were also transmitted during that first period to the territories occupied by the German and Soviet armies and reached the addresses’ (p. 202).

At the important Allied war conferences, where the war aims of the USSR, the US and Great Britain were agreed upon and eventually realized by Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill (Teheran Oct.-Nov. 1943, Yalta Feb. 1945 and Potsdam Jul.-Aug. 1945), a Jewish problem was not discussed nor was any Jewish organization heard or took part in the proceedings.

Strong pressure had to be exercised on the US administration in order to obtain from the 21 December 1945 Reparations Conference in Paris at least the creation of a fund to benefit those persons "who had seriously suffered under the Germans." Jews were not mentioned as being special or even as sole beneficiaries. The fund amounted to $25 million and was to be financed from German assets in neutral states or from the gold stocks found in Germany, provided these were not tied up within the currency system. Only after very intensive endeavors by the Jewish organizations was a final agreement reached on 14 June 1946; ninety percent of this fund and of the gold reserves, and ninety-five percent of the assets left without heirs, were to be made available to the Jews. But this, too, was tied to practical proposals by Jewish agencies for the resettlement of Jewish war victims (pp. 272-273).

The peace conference which opened in Paris in August 1946, and ended on 10 February 1947 with peace treaties for Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Italy and Rumania, had attracted numerous Jewish organizations. On 20 August 1946 the WJC handed over a written declaration in which it demanded the fulfillment of numerous Jewish claims. The large powers recognized that the "Jews were the victims of racial and religious persecutions" but Jewish delegations were not admitted to the peace conference (p. 257).

‘There was a general lack of interest on the part of the non-Jews in those aspects of the Jewish problem which relate to international protection of Jewish rights in the peace treaties’ (p. 258).

And this in spite of Stephen Wise's pointed letter that in Versailles 1919 the committee of Jewish delegations had been heard by the panels of the peace conference and that a "non admission at this time constitutes a serious break with a long tradition" (p. 258).

In conclusion, yet another chapter of Unity in Dispersion dealing with the tracing department of the WJC – the Location Service – may be of some importance. It was founded in New York in the second half of 1942 and coordinated with similar facilities in Buenos Aires, Geneva and Stockholm. The tracing department in London did not begin to operate until 1 March 1945.

Since 1942, the New York Location Service received more than 150,000 letters of inquiry and about 25,000 families were reunited. The London office located 24,629 lost persons during the period 1 March 1945 – 31 December 1947; 200,000 letters were exchanged, probably including the letters of acknowledgment and gratitude and the many inquiries as to changes of location.

‘Summarizing the work of the Congress in this field it may be said that its offices handled over 275,000 inquiries about missing Jews. Nearly 85,000 were traced and some 50,000 survivors were reunited with members of their families in all parts of the world’ (p. 298).

Since search inquiries addressed to Jewish organizations in different countries have remained essentially unanswered, and due to the fact that non-Jewish organizations, such as the Red Cross, were not adequately equipped to meet these demands (p. 299), these searches were necessarily concentrated on the WJC offices. The figures indicated here may therefore be considered a documentary proof that the number of search reports between 1942 and 1948 was not higher.


  1. Nana Sagi, Wiedergutmachung für Israel (Reparation for Israel) Stuttgart 1981, p. 27. Professor Nana Sagi confirms in this official investigation that the resolution made in Atlantic City with respect to reparations had been submitted to the Allied governments on 27 October 1944, with the following text:

    ‘Jewish claims for compensation must be based on the recognition of the fact that the Jews belong to a nation which has been in a state of war with Germany since 1933.’

  2. Archiv Peter, Colburg: D. H. T. chapter: The participation of the Jews in the Second World War and their co-responsibility for the final solution of the Jewish question.

  3. Nahum Goldmann, Mein Leben – USA, Europa, Israel (München 1981), pp. 53, 66-67, 116.

  4. Dirk Bavendamm, Roosevelts Weg zum Krieg (München – Berlin 1983), p. 310, 1956.

From Udo Walendy, The Transfer Agreement and the Boycott Fever 1933, Verlag für Volkstum und Zeitgeschichtsforschung, Vlotho/Weser, 1987