Monday, 3 August 2020


A Jewish warrior is looming large in President Trump’s home district in Florida.
Laura Loomer came striding into the political arena because she is concerned at the American drift to a place she rebels against. She decided to take a stand. In fact, she has taken several stands as an angry individual who has attracted media attention.
Loomer was angry at the staged assassination of President Trump in a Central Park leftist adaption of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in which the Roman emperor was replaced by a lifelike Donald Trump. The bloody mock assassination of Trump on stage incensed Laura Loomer.
American presidential assassinations are nothing new and Loomer considered this public presentation an incitement, giving license to murder Trump, so she protested the event by leaping onto the stage and interrupting the production to much media acclaim.
Like too many conservative voices, Loomer has been banned from social media including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for pointing out Ilhan Omar’s anti-Israel and anti-Semitic slanders which Loomer rightly claims emanate from Omar’s personal background as an Islamist. I have written extensively about this in the past. Facts are on Loomer’s side, despite the ban.
Loomer is “the most banned woman in the world,” having been banned on every social media site for exposing gross examples of anti-Semitism.
Not being a supine quitter, in 2018, after being banned from Twitter, Loomer highlighted the Big Tech’s abuse of conservative opinions by chaining herself to the door of a local Twitter’s New York headquarters to protest her ban, claiming it was not hate speech.
It is important to note that, in America, there is no legal definition of hate speech. The Supreme Court having ruled there is no such thing as hate speech.
It was the assault on conservative voices and the blocking of free speech that triggered Loomer to enter politics.
Laura Loomer has launched a bid for Congress as a Republican candidate in Florida’s 21st Congressional District of Palm Beach County where President Trump and the First Lady, Melania Trump, live.
Some try to paint Laura Loomer as a racist, but she celebrated the launch of her political campaign at a local Boca Raton diner owned by a Muslim woman who immigrated from Pakistan.
The owner, Naheed Khan, told the UK’s Daily Mail that she is a practicing Muslim and was at first concerned about why Laura Loomer had done some of the things that had made headlines, so she and her pediatrician daughter invited Loomer for a chat where no questions were off limit.
“She’s not anti-Muslim,” Naheed concluded, “she’s anti-radicalism.”
Laura and Naheed share a couple of things in common. “We’re both fighters,” Loomer told the Daily Mail. And they both agree that people who immigrate into America need to assimilate and embrace American values. This, after all, has been the hallmark behind America’s successful history of immigration.
Laura Loomer is a highly charged, energetic individual with strong convictions. When she sees an injustice she acts on it, instinctively.
As with the Shakespeare incident, she felt that the cultural theft of a character to forge a false and biased allegory for political purposes was sufficient for her to perform her own drama to show the audience and a wider public the ultimate danger of the fake misrepresentation of the President leading to a conclusion that murder is the ultimate outcome to save Rome.
We see the current violence on American streets, the anarchy and the destruction, as a real life enactment of what had been presented on a Central Park stage. Laura Loomer is a rarity, a woman who is prepared to act and speak out against the anarchy by calling it for what it is.
It left her little option, as an American woman and a Jew who cares, but to take to the political stage.
This is a risky thing to do as America lurches to the intolerant left and counter voices are silenced, even physically attacked.
But Laura Loomer is a fighter. If you didn’t know her you’d think she was an Israeli. She has the spunk of an Israeli taking on forces larger and stronger than herself. And Israel is an issue she feels strongly about, not only because she is Jewish but because she sees the injustices being perpetrated against Israel by prominent members of the Democratic Party, and she is prepared to go to war against them both in public and in Congress.
27-year-old, Laura Loomer, plans to unseat the four-term Democrat incumbent, Lois Frankel, in Florida’s 21st District in order to become the youngest Representative ever elected to the United States Congress.
The Democrat Party has been trending downward in its position on Israel as radical new anti-Israel members replace Democrat elders and Israel fades as flavor of the year in that party. Elliot Engel was the latest Jewish Establishment figures fall to a new breed of radical Democrat lawmakers. Democrat veterans are loath to be seen publicly supporting Israel. They think it would come at a political or career cost. That’s how far left the party has drifted. That is why Lois Frankel, Loomer’s opponent, who also happens to be Jewish, did not come to Israel for the historic opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.
Loomer, on the other hand, did travel to Israel for the opening of the embassy.
Despite Florida’s 21st District being strongly Democrat, there is an unsettling political wind blowing from the far left across America, bringing with it a destructive storm that should worry middle class and wealthy voters, particularly Jewish voters, who are the core of the 21st District constituents.
Frankel voted with the majority against BDS attempts to boycott Israel, but sixteen of her party’s members actively promoted this anti-Israel legislation which is bound to rapidly reappear should the Democrats take power. It won’t be the Frankel’s that will dictate policy. It will be the Omars and the Tlaibs in control. Win or lose, it is certain that the number of Democrat radicals will multiply as an inevitable outcome of the 2020 elections.
This is certain based on the British experience in the Labour Party, where Palestinian flags waved at their Annual Conferences, where the issue of Palestine worked its way into the top five policies of a Labour Party drenched in the stench of anti-Semitism rising in its ranks.
Sound familiar, America?
Fortunately, in Britain, traditional Labour voters, many who had been in the party for 40 and 50 years, could not take the Corbyn-led party any longer. They walked away before the all-important Brexit election of 2019, which caused the Labour Party a timely defeat.
As early as 2017, this writer anticipated that we would see the emergence and spread of this Socialist anti-Semitic poison metastasize in the American Democrat Party, and it will fester and grow if left unchecked and unchallenged. This has happened far more rapidly than I predicted.
With the radical shift in the ideology of the Democrat Party, politicians like Frankel are becoming increasingly tepid in their approach to Israel, and all too silent in criticism of the anti-Jewish rhetoric within her party. Laura Loomer will be far more affirmative.
Despite being a political newcomer and outside candidate, Loomer has attracted influential groups such as JEXIT and United West to her cause.
She has also raised more campaign donations than all her rivals combined, including Frankel. Since launching her bid for Congress one year ago, Laura |Loomer has raised over one million dollars.
Should she win her primary on August 18, she will be a formidable rival for Frankel. Loomer will have the wind at her back with an increasing number of traditional Democrat voters feeling as if their party has left them. She will almost certainly have the personal backing of the President and his family as Trump’s Florida resort home, Mar-a-Largo, is located in Loomer’s district. She will also attract the support of Ron De Santas, perhaps the most popular state governor in America.
Israel will be watching Loomer’s battle with interest. We need more affirmative pro-Israel representatives in Congress as Israel and America face many challenges after the 2020 elections, because a Biden presidency is not to be trusted.  
Laura Loomer is certainly a young politician who will shake things up in Congress for the voters of Palm Beach County.
Barry Shaw is the International Diplomacy Director at the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies. He is an author, writer and speaker on Israel and global strategic issues.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Plot and Deflect. Democrats Adopt Cloward-Piven and Alinsky to Regain Power.

One thing that the Democrat Party learned from Barrack Obama are the strategies of the Marxist pair, Cloward-Piven, on how to galvanize community action groups to gain power, and the application of Saul Alinksy’s ‘Rules for Radicals’ against political opponents for the same purpose. In this case the target has been Donald Trump.
The ultimate aim is to gain power, keep it, and change the country, not by giving the people what they want, but by making them dependent on an overpowering government.
Alinsky’s writings are the lodestar for radicals in building militant community organizations in order to gain power. Although not a Communist, his rules are a step ladder to hardened Socialism. 
Was it accidental or deliberate that Alinksy invoked Lucifer and the resultant hell as an inspiration? 
"The very first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did so effectively that he at least won his open kingdom - Lucifer."
That "kingdom" was hell. Isn't it always when rampant Socialists, Marxists and anarchists get their way?
Hillary Clinton, as a student, was an ardent fan of Alinsky. They exchanged letters.
Perhaps more important to Democrat radicals is the influence of the Marxist activists, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. The four aims of the Coward-Piven strategy are;
Overload and Break the Welfare System.
Have Chaos Ensue.
Take Control in the Chaos.
Implement Socialism and Communism through Government Force.
Their end game was to totally transmute America into a centralized welfare state. This is being done as I write this by wily operators trained in the Marxism of the doctrine to exploit conditions of overwhelming distress and division through social upheaval and violence, and use that violence to wield influence over local and state leadership, and by leading the people via mass street protests to overturn the system and topple government.
Part of their plan is the suspension of civil liberties, an issue that should scare liberal Democrats, but apparently doesn’t.
Cloward-Piven pinned their ambitions back in the 60s in promoting disruptions within the Democrat Party.
They ruled that mass unrest brings more people onto welfare which was a vital component of their political ideology. To make more people dependent on government.
A political mechanism designed to end poverty via social unrest in the end makes everyone poor.
In America, the Democrats distract attention away from what they themselves are plotting by deflecting their own game onto Donald Trump. It’s a psychological trick. Don’t look at me, look at him.
Example 1. Russian Collusion. They pinned this on Trump after Obama had spent eight years doing just that, colluding with the Russians.
Proof 1. Uranium One in which Obama, with the active help of Hillary Clinton, sold 80% of America’s uranium stockpile to Putin, via dubious Russian companies and Kremlin proxies who donated large sums of money into the Clinton Foundation and gave Bill Clinton $500,000 speaking engagements in Moscow. Russian collusion.
Proof 2. Obama’s embarrassing open mike conversation with Russian President, Dmitri Medvedev, saying in 2012, “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility," to which Medvedev replied that he would "transmit this information to Vladimir."  Russian collusion.
Proof 3. Obama used Biden to schmooze up to Ukraine, one of the most corrupt European countries at that time. When Russia invaded Ukraine, Obama offered them army blankets and tents, but no military aid that would have helped them defend their country. Obama’s policy enabled Russia to occupy large tracts of Ukrainian territory. Russian collusion.
Proof 4. Obama drew a red line demanding Assad not to use chemical weapons against his own people. Despite that red line, Assad brazenly barrel-bombed his people, and Obama did nothing, enabling the Russians to walk into Syria and side with Assad openly.
Proof 5. Russian collusion was evident throughout Obama’s term as president, but this was the lie they leveled against Trump, even before he became president. And they did it by manufacturing a fake dossier based on Russian disinformation obtained with payments from the Democrat National Committee and the Hillary Clinton Campaign to a foreign agent, Christopher Steele, to come up with Russian dirt on Trump which he did with the disinformation given to him by his Kremlin contacts. Russian collusion.
Despite a three-year investigation, no evidence was found that linked Trump with the Russians. But real Russian collusion was evident with Obama personally, his policies and the actions of his officials. Plot and Deflect.
Example 2. Create a crisis and blame the president for the crisis.
Proof 1. Almost without exception, Democrat governors and mayors mishandled the Wuhan Virus pandemic, if “mishandling” is the right word. Mishandling is when you do something mistakenly or negligently.  But the prolonged lockdown, ruined the economy of too many states and cities. The authoritarian rule of many Democratic governors is plain to see. Many of their citizens will never recover from the economic damage imposed on them. 
Proof 2. Moving infected patients into old age homes would, even to a simple person, seems like a death warrant, but this is what too many Democrat governors did under the advice of their Democrat health officials, as they blamed the President for the massive crisis they had created. In short, ruin the economy and then blame Trump for ruining the economy. Plot and Deflect.
Proof 3. Governors and mayors imposed stringent lockdowns, often with the threat of imprisonment and heavy fines on regular, hardworking, law-abiding citizens. But these same “health aware” governors and mayors encouraged the masses to take to the streets in an orgy of protests and mayhem in the name of healthy civil rights. In short, create anarchy and then blame the President for the anarchy and uptick of virus cases they have promoted. Plot and Deflect.
Proof 4. Local Democrat leaders and officials did the one thing a democratic nation should never do when there is massive civil unrest – defund and dismantle law enforcement. This is a recipe for increased violence and anarchy. But this is precisely what the Democrats did.
Proof 5. They did it to draw a reaction from the President, a typical tactic of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. And when the President did what any President is obliged to do by sending in a Federal force to protect Federal property, people including Nancy Pelosi accused Trump of sending in “storm troopers,” acting like “Gestapo” and “Nazis.”  Light a spark, then blame your opponent for the consequences. Plot and Distract.
Alinksy wrote in 1972, “The Revolutionary force today are reminiscent of the idealistic early Christians, yet they also urge violence and cry, ‘Burn the system down!’” 
The violence is justified, and victims invisible, depersonalized, merely symbols.
“The Radical may resort to the sword but when he does he is not filled with hatred against those individuals whom he attacks. He hates these individuals not as persons but as symbols representing ideas or interests which he believes to be inimical to the welfare of the people.” (Alinsky 1946)
Alinksy despised liberals.  
“Liberals utter bold words; they strut, grimace belligerently, and then issue a weasel-worded statement ‘which has tremendous implications, if read between the lines.’ They sit calmly, dispassionately, studying the issue; judging both sides; they sit and still sit.” (Alinsky 1971)
This is bad news for the liberal Alan Dershowitz’s who pray at the Democrat Party temple and are unable to tear themselves away, even when they discover the radical church is using a completely different prayer book.
And now they are plotting the greatest deception of all. To steal an election.
They are taking no chances, even to the point of introducing dubious methods they can exploit to their advantage, including a campaign to allow the use of absentee ballots and mail-in votes on a grand scale. They claim there is no criminality or fraud by using such unconventional methods.
But they are wrong,
In a sampling of election fraud cases across America, there have been 1,071 proven cases of voter fraud leading to 938 convictions, 43 civil penalties, 74 discovered diversion attempts, 8 judicial and 8 official findings, according to the Heritage Foundation.
They know they are lying, but they will do it anyway. It’s part of their plot to seize power. 
They are already projecting their guilt onto Trump, if they are prevented or caught out engaging in vote rigging, they will accuse him of wanting to steal the election, as they plot and organize to do precisely that.
Here again, we smell the Plot and Deflect tactic at work.
Headline from the Washington Post. July 20.  “Biden predicts Trump will try to ‘indirectly steal’ the election.”
Proof 1. The Open Democracy broadsheet of July 24 printed, “The outlook for a free and fair election (meaning one in which the Democrats can manipulate the outcome with massive manipulation of absentee ballots) in November is cloudy, not least because the president himself has predicted mass-scale voter fraud (which is what they are planning) and foreign interference.”
Proof 2. Democrat states face federal lawsuits and litigation from complaints lodged by Judicial Watch claiming, on a grand scale, that certain states are not maintaining proper voter rolls as required by federal claw arguing that this leaves the door open to “dirty elections.” The states in question include Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, California, Virginia and Colorado.
Proof 3.  In a May 2020 Judicial Watch investigation it was discovered that there were 800,000 illegible voters listed in just three Pennsylvania counties. A left wing group submitted a motion to dismiss claiming these were not illegible but merely “inactive,” but this is precisely where the fraud potentially comes in by malevolent actors activating inactive voters.
Proof 4. In preparation for the riots that will surely follow a Trump victory, the same Open Democracy piece deflected the potential violence perpetrated by sore radical losers by deflecting their intentions onto the president;
“Given the tense situation in the country (caused by their own people), it would take only a spark, whether spontaneous or deliberate, to ignite a social conflagration in key cities before the November 3 election.”
Plot and Deflect, par excellence, given that the only “social conflagrations” we witness in America has been initiated by the radical left of the Democrat Party.
What they really are telling us is, despite their efforts to steal an election, if they lose, expect more looting, pillaging, arson and destruction after a Trump victory.
If you think that preparations for vote rigging is a far-fetched conspiracy theory, consider this.
Why is it, do you think, that Barrack Obama has been working for a hundred days in setting up a national network of community organizers to operate local groups of election activists Obama has set up a national campaign with 250 branches and a staff of 32,000 people using a budget, according to the IRS, of tens of millions of dollars, operating out of a HQ in Obama’s Washington, DC, office, headed by Valerie Jarrett, his one-time Iran negotiator. Obama's Attorney-General, Eric Holder, is involved. 
Why would a former president, whose legacy has been ruined by the incumbent, spend his time and money to go back to community organizing? As a hobby? Not likely.
Obama is working to swing the election result just as he operated his inner circle of intelligence agencies, FBI and Justice Department, to go after a political opponent. All this will become clear when the hammer comes down on the findings of the Barr-Durham probe into grave misconduct by leading officials of the Obama Administration.
Obama is central in the upcoming Plot and Distract operation to regain power, by using the Cloward-Piven/Saul Alinsky methods he knows and has practiced in the past. And he is not expending all this money and effort just as a favor to his VP.
Plot and Deflect. The Democrats are working to the playbook of Alinksy and the Marxist pair.
“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.”
“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.’
The target is President Trump as the personification of a Government they wish to overturn.
Plot and Deflect. Watch out! It’s coming to a polling station near you.  
Barry Shaw, Israel Institute for Strategic Studies.

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Seth Rogen knows Israel better than Israelis.

Seth Rogen is a Hollywood ego who says Zioinsts are liars and he knows better about Israel than Israelis.
In an interview with Marc Maron in which their arrogance against Israel was the overarching impression, epitomized by Maron's dimissive remark, "I've been there and, like, I couldn't imagine living there," set the tone for what was to come.
Rogen's "enquiring mind" has led him to believe that "I think religion is silly."
So, we have these spoiled personalities who are dismissive of Israelis and the Jewish religion before Rogen shows his progressive arrogance.
“And I think for Jewish people especially, who view themselves as progressive and who view themselves as analytical and who view themselves as people who ask a lot of questions and really challenge the status quo, like, what are we doing?”
Well, quite frankly, I don't know what he is doing. He may be doing it as a progressive. Good luck to him on that, I see where this progressivism is leading America and it seems to be in a very regressive direction. But, please Seth, don't tell me it's your Jewih soul that is leading you in that direction. For what is a Jewish soul without the Ethics of our Fathers, their teachings, and our Land, our ancient history described in the greatest book in the world, the Jewish Bible, the Torah, the Hagadah at Passover, our heritage that leaps off the pages and out of our daily and seasonal prayers that affirm what we are as Jews.
He also jokes, dismissively, about Christians.
“It would be nice to live somewhere which was not a part of Christian apocalyptic prophecy,” Rogen added. “Maybe settle somewhere the Christians don’t think you’ll have to die in order for the Apocalypse [to occur].”
Rogen said he was "fed a huge amount of lies about Israel."
No Seth, You were fed the truth, It is you who have turned your back on the truth and replaced it with progressive lies.
I really don't know what sort of Jew Seth Rogen thinks he is. It seems to me that he is so wrapped up in his Hollywood experience (and good luck to him) that he has lost his soul and his Jewish GPS.
What we have seen lately of "progressive values" that have turned anarchistic and violent in America they are hardly values based on any form of Judaism that I recognize.
As a Jew, Seth is a pontificating empty shell.
Actually, Seth is a lapsed Jew. His new orthodoxy is progressivism. Let's not let him cobble Judaism onto his false faith.

Barry Shaw,
The View from Israel.

Friday, 24 July 2020

Two Prominent Democrat Voters. Their views today.

Two Prominent Democrat Voters. Their views today.

LEO TERRELL. Black civil rights lawyer.

“Donald J. Trump has done more for black Americans than the Obama-Biden Administration. The reason I am voting for Donald Trump is because Joe Biden went on national radio and said, ’If you vote for Trump, you ain’t black!’ That is racist. Biden is a racist.
“What is amazing is you have another dinosaur in Jim Clyburn who uses terms like ‘Nazi’ and “Gestapo.’ That is insulting to the people who suffered in the Holocaust. He needs to retire. You have all these outdated Democrats who are pandering to blacks. Blacks reject this and, with the crimes going on in Democrat cities, this is insulting. Let’s be clear. The only person who can resurrect these Democrat cities and save them from lawlessness is Donald Trump.
“But let’s be clear. Joe Biden is the racist, not Donald Trump.
“This will be the first time in my life. I’m the same Leo. Here’s the reason. Joe Biden is insulting the intelligence of the American public. Why? This man has had eight years to do all these Socialist activities during the Obama Administration, and they failed.  Let’s be clear. In three Trump years, low unemployment for all people of color. But the joke is the American public cannot be fooled. Joe Biden has already had eight years. He is not honest. He is not up front, and it’s a Socialist agenda. This is the first time in my life I am voting Republican. 
“I stopped drinking the Democrat CoolAid. I can’t take the hypocrisy anymore. That comment by Biden was so offensive and Spike Lee says it’s OK. It’s not OK.  If any Republican said that they would be in big trouble.
“I don’t need the Democrat Party to insult me or to placate me with African garb, Nancy Pelosi. Pass some laws. Pass some reforms. Show me something, rather than some kind of condescending act just because you’re a Democrat. That doesn’t work anymore.
“The Democratic Party left me. That is why I am in the position I am today.
“Last point. Democrats! Please leave the Party! If you want law and order you cannot get it from the Democrats. But let’s be clear. Joe Biden is the racist, not Donald Trump.”

GERALDO RIVERA. TV reporter. Liberal and Democrat voter.

“Donald Trump. I know him. I’ve been to his building fifty times, and for Biden to say he’s the first racist to be elected president shows how disconnected Joe Biden is. Joe Biden should do a little research before he makes such flamboyant statements like these. LBJ used language far more salty than Donald Trump.
“This man is a good-hearted man and, in terms of opportunity Zones, the Criminal Justice Reforms, and employment he really has done more for African-Americans than the recent president for integration and advancement of everybody, regardless of race, creed, or color.
“The greatest political myths put out by the media for decades is how much the Democrats have done for minorities.”

Friday, 17 July 2020

Different Approaches to MS-13 killers.

Thanks to Barack Obama’s open border policies, MS-13 was energized with new recruits provided by a steady flow of illegal immigrant minors. When the Obama administration started welcoming a barrage of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) in 2014, Homeland Security sources told Judicial Watch that the nation’s most violent street gangs—including MS-13 and the 18th Street gang—were actively recruiting new members at U.S. shelters housing the minors. The Texas  Department of Public Safety subsequently confirmed that the MS-13 is a top tier gang thanks to the influx of illegal alien gang members that crossed into the state under Obama’s disastrous program, which saw over 60,000 illegal immigrants—many with criminal histories—storm into the U.S. in a matter of months. Tens of thousands more have entered since then.
President Trump vowed to crush the famously savage MS-13 and shortly after taking office issued an Executive Order directing several agencies, including the departments of Justice, State and Homeland Security, to coordinate an effort to restore safety for the American people by extinguishing transitional criminal organizations such as MS-13. The order states that the criminal groups have spread throughout the nation, threatening the safety of the United States and its citizens. “These organizations derive revenue through widespread illegal conduct, including acts of violence and abuse that exhibit a wanton disregard for human life,” the order says. “They, for example, have been known to commit brutal murders, rapes, and other barbaric acts. These groups are drivers of crime, corruption, violence, and misery.” The president gives federal agencies 120 days to report progress in combating the criminal organizations as well as recommended actions for dismantling them.
In August 2019 Attorney General William Barr launched an initiative known as Joint Task Force Vulcan (JTFV) to address MS-13 with a coordinated force of federal law enforcement agencies and the Department of Justice (DOJ). JTFV has increased collaboration with foreign law enforcement partners, including in El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala; designated priority MS-13 programs, cliques and leaders, who have the most impact on the U.S., for targeted prosecutions, and; coordinated significant MS-13 indictments in U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country, such as New York, Virginia and Nevada. Less than a year after its formation, the task force has recorded big successes. This week the DOJ announced a number of significant JTFV cases, including for the first time an MS-13 member being charged with terrorism-related offenses, the take down of the MS-13 Hollywood leadership and the Attorney General’s decision to seek the death penalty against an MS-13 operative. JTFV Director John Durham calls it the result of tremendous teamwork between prosecutors and law enforcement officers across the United States and Central America.
The cases announced this week include an indictment against a high-ranking MS-13 operative, Melgar Diaz, in Virginia. Diaz is charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, conspiring to kill or maim persons overseas, conspiring to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries, conspiring to finance terrorism, and; conspiring to engage in narco-terrorism, in addition to racketeering conspiracy and drug trafficking. In another case eight MS-13 members were indicted in New York for committing six murders, two attempted murders, kidnapping, narcotics felonies and related firearms offenses. In Nevada 13 MS-13 gang bangers, including leaders of the “Hollywood Locos” clique and “Los Angeles Program” were charged with multiple counts of narcotics distribution and weapons crimes. The task force is also responsible for the indictment in New York of Alexi Saenz, an MS-13 leader accused of committing seven murders, including two high school students with a machete and baseball bat. “MS-13 is a violent transnational criminal organization, whose criminal activities respect no boundaries,” said Durham, the JTFV director. “The only way to defeat MS-13 is by targeting the organization as a whole, focusing on the leadership structure, and deploying a whole-of-government approach against a common enemy.”
President Trump said in a July 15 statement, "We’ve just concluded a historic operation, leading to the arrest and indictment of dozens of savage MS-13 members and leaders all across the country.  So this is something that’s taken place over the last few days. I want to thank Attorney General Barr for doing a great job. MS-13 has been a problem for our country for a long time.  We’ve taken them out by the thousands."
"While radical left-wing politicians have fought to open border my administration has fought for safe streets.  We want security for our people.  We want the rule of law.  We want law and order.
In the last three years, ICE has deported over 16,000 gang members and arrested over 2,000 members of MS-13.  Think of those numbers: 16,000 and arrested over 2,000 members of MS-13.  We’ve also deported a lot of the MS-13s out of our country.
This week’s action by the Joint Task Force Vulcan is the most recent offense to — we really — this has been a big offensive in my administration’s war on foreign gangs, of which we came into this administration and we said, “What’s going on?”  We had gangs from countries that you wouldn’t believe.  More than 20 of the criminals we indicted and arrested in the past seven days were illegal aliens.
Yesterday, for the first time ever, the Eastern District of Virginia — thank you very much — indicted MS-13 leaders on charges of terrorism.  So we have the MS-13 leader on charges of terrorism.  And that’s a first.
In New York and Nevada, 21 MS-13 members and leaders have been indicted on charges, including murder, kidnapping, and drug trafficking.
The DOJ has also announced that it will seek the death penalty for a bloodthirsty MS-13 leader responsible for the despicable killing of seven Americans, including two teenage girls.
So when Biden and the radical left want to open borders for MS-13 and others, we want strong borders, we want — as I’ve said, we want borders.  Without borders, you don’t have a country."  
In December, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office handed down charges against 96 members and associates of the MS-13 gang. The allegations included brutal murders using machetes, assaults, rapes, a large-scale drug-selling operation and widespread intimidation of immigrants on Long Island.
MS-13's motto is "kill, rape, control," but, when Trump highlighted the utter cruelty of these gruesome killers, Nancy Pelosi was upset with the president. She condemned Trump for referring to MS-13 members as “animals.”
As Fox News Tucker Carlson expressed it, "Criticizing MS-13 would mean asking questions about the Democratic Party's orthodoxy on immigration. It would expose Nancy Pelosi's absurd lie that every single immigrant is impressive and must be allowed to stay in the country, no questions asked. Nobody in the left wants to talk about any of this. So instead, they just defend MS-13." 
And they protect them by preventing ICE from rounding up these killers and making their streets safer for citizens in Democrat "sanctuary cities" that offer little sanctuary to law abiding residents. 
Research by Barry Shaw, IISS.

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

2020. Orwell's world come tragically real.

Has nobody noticed how racially exploitative the Black Lies Matter Momentum organization is?
Why has nobody stopped to question how and why this organization has adopted a hashtag and used it to raise a fortune, estimated to be in excess of $1.5 Billion and funneled it, not into improving the living conditions of African-Americans in squalid Democrat-controlled inner cities, but through a slush fund operation called ACT BLUE - not Act Black, but Act Blue, as in blue for the Democratic Party.
The money to be used to win or steal an election to drive Momentum into power.
Make African Americans aware that they are being fooled and exploited by a self-admitted Marxist ideology that has been using them literally as cannon fodder for their radical aims.
Do it now before America is lost forever.
This is America today;
Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped.
Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.
Welcome to the world of the 2020 Democrat Party. Soaked in radicalism and tilting yet further toward Marxism and lawless anarchy.
Look around America and tell me this is not Orwell “2020” being played out in real time as a dysfunctional and deranged America goes to the polls, polls that will be won by the Party by fair means or foul.
Barry Shaw, Israel Institute for Strategic Studies, with respect for the words of George Orwell who foresaw a dystopian revolutionary world in which an all-powerful Party, with no respect for law and order, rules a totalitarian universe through the use of “Thought Police,” represented by Big-Tech, CNN, MSNBC, NYT, Washington Post.

Monday, 13 July 2020

BLM mission statement. No family. No God. Only BLM Marxism.

Read my articles or hear my interviews.
BLM mission statement includes destroying traditional family framework (father, mother, kids). They are against patriarchal systems. They want to replace the nuclear family with some sort of caring society. You couldn't make this up, but it is their future plan.
They are also against faith. Nothing should be worshipped and obeyed except their rule. That's why churches are being torched, synagogues are being desecrated, and statues of Jesus, Mary, and Moses have to come down. One statue that remains untouched, in pristine condition, is the statue of Vladimir Lenin in Seattle. I wonder why? Is it because this is their future, not their past?
It is all part of their self-declared quer-based manifesto. (Read 'What We Believe').
What has shocked me has been how many "progressive" white folk in America know this and still intend to vote Democrat in the 2020 election.
They hate Trump so much they prefer to cast their vote for Marxism and anarchy.
America has lost its collective mind.
Barry Shaw,
Israel Institute for Strategic Studies.

Wear your mask, and save a life.

I came across this poignant story from Jerusalem-based, David Jablinowitz, that is worthy of sharing with you.
It was told to him by a regular bus driver in Jerusalem.

This nameless driver tells of a child, no older than ten, who sat on the first row of his bus.

The boy greeted every passenger who got on the bus with either, "Please make sure your mask stays properly. I don't want my Saba and Safta (grandfather and grandmother) to get sick," or "Thank you for wearing a mask. Because of you, my Saba and Safta hopefully won't get sick."

As the small boy was preparing to get off the bus, the driver, barely holding back his emotions, praised the child.
The boy explained to the driver that he had visited his grandparents for the first time in months and his grandmother pleaded with him to tell everybody he sees to thank those who wore a mask.
His Safta had told him, "If everyone follows the rules your Saba and I hopefully won't get sick and you won't have to stop visiting us again." 

I got a sense that what his Safya was telling him was that if people do not wear their masks, the little boy will not have a Safta and Saba to visit.

Speaking as someone in the vulnerable age group, please listen to the little boy. Wear your mask. It may be inconvenient, but you could save a live, and that life may be your grandparents, or mine.

Barry Shaw,
Israel Institute for Strategic Studies.

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Appreciation for White Exploration and Discovery

You can’t have a sense of history or create a better future by bulldozing the past. That is what Black Lies Matter are doing
Destroying the statue of the man who discovered America is a metaphor of what they are doing. Christopher Columbus. What would America be like today if it had not been discovered by men like Columbus, men with pioneering minds? Explorers going where no man went before, reaching out over water, land and space to discover new worlds.
Without the spirit of adventure and curiosity of people like Columbus, what would the continent of America be today? Would it be the extraordinary beacon of progress, freedom and democracy? Or would it be a large barren backwater?
Lincoln led the way to emancipation and progress which African-Americans and minorities enjoy today, hampered though they are by Democrat governance and exploitation.
Wouldn't an undiscovered America be like parts of Africa and the Middle East? Desolate desperate territories where poverty, wars and slavery still prevail?
Would these places be made better or worse with more Western intervention of innovation, science, technology, freedoms and democracy?
So why this nonsense of white guilt and white privilege?
White enlightenment and progress has lit up the places it has shone its light. It has given them order, education, infrastructure, development. 
White innovation, created out of enquiring minds and intelligence has improved health, science and technology that makes the world a better place, to people of all colors and faiths, or those of no faith whatsoever..
So, when people curse the founding of America let them think of what America would be without the intervention of brave explorers and men of spirit eager to create a better world.
To say differently is regressive, even racist.

Barry Shaw, 
Israel Institute for Strategic Studies.

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Muslims can pray in Jerusalem. It’s easy. Come in Peace.

I read an article in the London edition of the Al-Arab newspaper.
It is always interesting from a strategic point of view to get a feeling of the mood of the Arab world and this article entitled “Now is not the time for chants about Jerusalem” was built around the premise of Muslim yearning to pay in Jerusalem. From an Israeli perspective, that Yearning is indelibly linked with conquest, and conquest brings with it wars and terror in failed attempts to eradicate the Jewish State.
If Arabs were as honest as Kheir Allah Kheir Allah, the author of the piece, it would become obvious to any practical Arab or Muslim that there is one overriding way they can indeed pray in Jerusalem that wouldn’t demand bloodletting as a way of achieving that ambition.
I will get to that solution later in this assessment.
Mr. Allah gives us a glimpse into the realities of most of the Middle East. It is not a pretty picture.
He invites us to look at Lebanon.
While Hezbollah chief, Hassan Nasrallah implores his minions to jihad in order to pray in Jerusalem, he does this from his protected bunker in a secure, but not so covert, location.  Believe me when I tell you that Israel knows exactly where he is located.
Hezbollah has ruined Lebanon, financially as well as politically. They have wasted the resources of that country fighting Iranian battles in Syria that has decimated the Lebanese economy.
Mr. Allah tells us that the Lebanese banking system is on the verge of collapse and, as long as Nasrallah is pulling the Lebanese purse strings, there is no immediate incentive for the World Bank, the IMF, or anyone else to come along and rescue them with Hezbollah choking Lebanon.
Abdullah al-Wardat, the regional director of the World Food Program, predicts that over a million Lebanese are at risk of falling below the food poverty line this year.
With Lebanon in such dire straits it is incredible to think that only a number of years ago this country was the “Switzerland of the Middle East,” the banking center of the region. Beirut was called the Cote d’Azur of the eastern Mediterranean. 
Those were the heady days before Arafat’s PLO, before the Assad father Syrian intervention, the rise of Islamic Hezbollah, and the interference of Iran.
These were peaceful days when Christians were fully 50% of the population and government rule was by amicable division of labors.
Look at it now. Christians have fled. It is the epicenter of divisiveness with Hezbollah profiting from global drug trade and money-laundering operations, including in Europe, the profits of which it refuses to share with the Lebanese population to drag it out of its misery.  It exports its indoctrinated manpower to fight proxy wars for Iran and Syria.
Which takes us to Syria in which a London opthamologist heralded a brighter future but who turned out to be an Alawite butcher.
Syria is now lying in total ruin with an estimated 13 million refugees or displaced people, more than half the population of that country. The death toll in Assad’s war against his own people is given at over half a million, including tens of thousands of children.
Al-Arab puts the number of Syrian’s living below the poverty line at 86%.
They also put the figures needed to protect Assad, his family and his coterie at an estimated $30 Billion. This is just to protect the Syrian leader’s grip on power. It is assessed that it will take in excess of $500 Billion to reconstruct Syria.
Who exactly is going to cover that cost? Hardly Iran. They are ambitious to use Syria as a battlefront runway against Israel but, as we have seen, Israel is savvy about what Iran is up to and strikes frequently, without boots on the ground, to destroy the Iranian forward bases and weapon assembly facilities which leaves Syria with even more collateral damage.
As for the Palestinians, they have become a distraction, a nuisance, for much of the Arab world that knows all too well they are nothing more than an occasionally deadly pinprick in the side of Israel.
Many Arab critics blame Palestinian leaders for missing too many opportunities for peace. In short, they have lost patience with them and are paving semi-covert relationships with Israel.
Any righteous Muslim is aware that Palestinians make false claims to ownership over Islamic holy shrines in Jerusalem. Their history places the wardenship of these shrines with the Hashemite Jordanian king. This was a position, often thought wrongly by Israelis, that was adopted by Moshe Dayan after Israel re-liberated the Old City of Jerusalem in a defensive war against Jordan in 1967.
In the battle for Jerusalem, the IDF succeeded in driving Jordanian forces out of the city. The Jordanians had occupied the eastern side of Jerusalem in an earlier war of aggression in 1948. 
During the 19 years of their occupation of Jerusalem, they had brutally driven all the Jews out of their ancestral homes in the Old City, deliberately destroyed all the Jewish synagogues and teaching centers, used Jewish gravestones from the Mount of Olives as paving stones, and the Jewish Temple walls as urinals.
Based on such a history, Israel can be forgiven for trusting nobody but itself for protecting the faith freedoms in the holy city of Jerusalem. But this gives an opportunity to Muslims who wish to pray in peace in Jerusalem.
Having to accept that peaceful prayers comes with the necessary price of security to all, there is no reason why Muslims cannot make their pilgrimage to Jerusalem just as Jews and Christians do on a regular undisturbed and protected basis.
Allowing their citizens to visit Israel may require Arab readers to literally bite the bullet and accept that Israel is ready to welcome their people on condition they come in peace.
Their visitors will be vetted by Israeli security and intelligence agencies for obvious reasons. This can be done partly by cooperation between Israel and the visitors government intelligence agencies.
I accept this may seem like a fantasy but, quite honestly, so was the two-state solution. That was a non-starter due to the duplicitous flawed character of the Palestinian leadership starting with Arafat and continuing with Mahmoud Abbas and all the Hamas/Palestinian Islamic Jihad bad actors. That fantasy turned out to be a nightmare for Israelis.
But, in the yearning to “give peace a chance” it may be worthy for Israel to welcome and let Arab and Muslim visitors see Israel as a prosperous, diverse peaceful society.
The problem of that may be that these visitors will return home to discover how regressive their own countries are compared to Israel, and how much they have been lied to through the years by their past leaders about the Jewish State.
Barry Shaw is the International Public Diplomacy Director at the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies. Author of '1917. From Palestine to the Land of Israel.'