Friday, 25 September 2020

The Fight Back for the Drug that Dare Not Speak its Name.

The Economic Standard, a highly reputable research group in Washington D.C., recently published its first white paper in which it states,

“We demonstrate, through meticulously sourced analysis that HCQ is a safe, versatile medicine that has treated hundreds of millions of people for many diseases over seven decades. Numerous controlled observational studies and meta-analyses have demonstrated that Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) can help people with Covid-19.

Hundreds of drugs have been approved by the US FDA on the basis of similar observational studies especially when conducted in large numbers and subject to meta-analysis as a matter of medical practice and especially in a pandemic emergency. It is not the case that only randomized controlled trials can justify adopting a treatment. HCQ should be more widely recommended, prescribed and promoted.”

The Lancet peer-reviewed “Overall mortality was lower in the HCQ group than in the group that did not receive hydroxychloroquine.”

A Belgian study published 24 August, 2020, concluded, “In this large nationwide observational study of patients hospitalized with COVID-19, HCQ monotherapy administered at a dosage of 2400 mg over 5 days was independently associated with a significant decrease in mortality compared with patients not treated with HCQ.

And yet we still have this ban preventing local doctors and clinics prescribing a drug that was approved and shown safe over 60 years for all sorts of diseases.

With the overwhelming weight of evidence that NCQ is a safe drug to be prescribed to early stage Covid patients, indeed as a prophylactic to prevent the onset of Covid, an international wave of protest has been raised by medical professionals against its ban and an even more mystifying lockdown of reputable voices shouting out in support of this efficient drug. Even Big Tech has joined the fight in silencing voices.

Anyone who tells you that there is no evidence that HCQ is a safe and effective drug and claim that it is dangerously lethal is either lying, has a malevolent agenda, or both.

Highly regarded physicians and medical specialists have told me that had first line physicians and local clinics been given the freedom to use their professional skills and allowed to prescribe the right drugs in the right combinations and dosages, including as a prophylactic, the number of people becoming hospitalized and dying would have been dramatically reduced.

All the pain and suffering we are seeing across the nation, all the death and loss of family members and friends, could be reduced if only health officials and bureaucrats would get out of the way and give the freedom to allow local doctors to treat their patients with care and compassionate, and without threats from above.

It is important to highlight a case example of the fraudulent accusations levelled against HCQ that has cast a false stain on the reputation of a safe drug with a long pedigree of success. I refer to the flawed review published in The Lancet, a malicious rumor that circulated around the world that HCQ was dangerous.

Lancet later found that their report was based on fraudulent data. They had to apologize for it but damage was done, damage caused by Sapan Desai, founder of a tiny and disreputable data-supply company, Surgisphere, who fabricated data against hydroxychloroquine before going public and claim that HCQ caused an increase of ventricular arrhythmia during hospitalization.

Based on this fraudulent article studies were stopped and several health authorities banned the drug.

Some people say that Desai should be in jail for the fraudulent damage he caused. He is free, but the drug remains banned.

People need to ask what was this man’s motivation? Was it ego? Was it money? Was it an ambition to work his way into the heady health establishment elite?

But the damage was done. And it needs to be undone.

Health authorities, backed by people with vested interests, determined to block a drug of proven efficacy, quoting clinical late stage trials that showed, in few cases, critically ill patients experienced heart defects. They were all put down to effects of HCQ.

But these late stage trials have been questioned and criticized by leading cardiac surgeons, immunologists and epidemiologists.

Leading the charge has been renowned epidemiologist, Professor Harvey Risch, who has been outspoken about the way that HCQ was applied in critical late stage trials. He points to instances of overdosing and not administrating HCQ in recommended combination with other medications, including zinc and azithromycin.

Professor Risch’s main criticism is that hydroxychloroquine should not have been used in any late stage trials but rather be confined to treating early stage Covid sufferers, preferably applied with other recommended drugs to patients within the first five days of contracting Covid, or even as a safe and effective prophylactic to prevent the onset of the disease.

The case can be made that the reason why Israel has seen a sharp ramping up of hospitalizations and an alarming number of deaths can be at least partly blamed on first line doctors and clinics in close intimately contact with their patients being preventing from prescribing a cheap safe drug that has proven itself to be effective for over half a century.

If science require data, let doctors treat their patients so that an Israeli database can be built that will ultimately show the efficiency of hydroxychloroquine in treating early stage Covid patients.

Please review the attachments.

Barry Shaw,

Senior Associate at the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies.

1.      1.  Israel’s Covid Silence Mystery.

2.      2.  Covid and the Drug That Dare Not Speak Its Name.

3.     3.   If Doctors Were Free to Prescribe HCQ, We Wouldn’t Need Lockdowns.

4.      4.  The Economic Standard White Paper on Hydroxychloroquine.

5.      5.  Hydroxychloroquine and the Burden of Proof;


Sunday, 13 September 2020

Biden’s Deadly Promise.

The Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act of 2018, more commonly known as the Taylor Force Act, was a direct punishment against the Palestinian Authority for abusing the naivety of previous United States Governments in pandering to Palestinian anti-Semitic duplicity.

For years, the message from Israel was that you can’t be altruistic toward those who want to kill you. This is a principle that is etched into the Jewish soul from too many past experiences.

Yet US Administrations catered to the "victimhood" demands of the Palestinians.

Governments, burdened with the notion that a two-state solution is the only answer to the Israel-Palestinian impasse, have been hectoring Israel while funding Palestinian rejectionism and violence.

Obama-Biden bought into the nonsense that peace can only come when Israel withdraws to vulnerable 1967 borders which, in 1967, were never borders at all.

They gave money to terrorists and threatened to cut off aid to Israel if Jews went to live in Judea & Samaria known, in another act of duplicity, as the West Bank.

The West Bank of what?  Jordan?  Dive into that conundrum and you end up on Israel’s side.

Jordan invaded the nascent Jewish State more than once with a determination to kill or drive out Jews from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, turning the land into a Jew-free territory.

Thank G-d they failed. However, they occupied all of Judea and Samaria including the Old City of Jerusalem in a war of aggression in 1948 until 1967 when they, and other armies, decided to obliterate the rest of Israel.  

Against all odds, the Israeli Defense forces liberated Jerusalem and drove the Jordanian army not only out of the Old City, but all the way back across the Jordan River.

Calling it "the West Bank" as if it is still the western part of Jordan is an anathema to Israelis. It also points to the lie of national Palestinian claims to this land. 

There wasn’t a Palestinian entity until an Egyptian, Yasser Arafat, decided to become a Palestinian revolutionary, cloaked himself in a keffiyeh, dressed himself in an army uniform, and strapped a pistol to his belt.

Then all hell let loose!  Massacres, plane hijackings, a terror war now in its 40th year. All based on Jew hatred. All sound and fury, signifying a lie.

One victim that got in the way of Palestinian hatred of Jews was Taylor Force, a Christian Texan visiting Israel on a Vanderbilt University study group examining global entrepreneurship.

Sadly, he got in the way of a Palestinian terrorist on a stabbing rampage in the old port of Jaffa. Eleven Israelis were stabbed plus Taylor, who died of his injuries. The attacker was shot dead by the Israeli police after a chase along the Tel Aviv beach front.

Such terrorists are glorified in Palestinian circles. Taylor’s killer is called a martyr even to today, and his family continues to receive a monthly stipend from the Palestinian Authority courtesy, until President Trump came along, of American taxpayers’ money.

Most egregiously, most European government continue to contribute to this awful “Pay to Slay” policy.

The Taylor Force Act of 2018 stopped giving $200 million annually to the PA.  

The Act also allows Americans to sue in its courts against those receiving US foreign aid over alleged complicity in “acts of war.” This also applies to acts of terror against US citizens abroad. As a result of this the US Government has stopped more than $60 Million to the Palestinian Authority by virtue of this clause.

To this day, the Palestinians continue to incite violence and terror, reject all peace proposals, and continue to kill Israelis, and anyone standing in their way.

And yet, Presidential candidate, Joe Biden, has declared that he will renew payments to the Palestinian Authority with no pre-conditions.

He promised, "I will reopen the U.S. consulate in East Jerusalem, find a way to re-open the PLO’s diplomatic mission in Washington, and resume the decades-long economic and security assistance efforts to the Palestinians that the Trump Administration stopped."

Which shows he learnt nothing in his eight-years in the White House.

The Zionist Organization of America called on Joe Biden to “fund American Jobs, not foreign Palestinian Arab Terrorists.”

Taylor’s parents have been vociferous in objecting to Biden’s Palestinian pledge.

However, it is far more likely that Biden will cater to his Red-Green Democrat Alliance than to the ZOA, or even to the family of a murdered American.

Biden is making the same fatal mistake that he, and his boss, Barrack Obama, made when they suckered up to the Mad Mullahs of Tehran with billions of dollars that went directly into their own “Pay to Slay” policy, as Iran reaped mayhem and bloodshed across the Middle East.

It is the Democrats version of throwing money against a problem hoping some of it will stick.

It won’t.

Biden must either retract this deadly promise, or be opposed in the upcoming US election.

Barry Shaw,

Israel Institute for Strategic Studies.

Author of “Fighting Hamas, BDS. And Anti-Semitism.”

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Biden and Iran. Background detail you need to know.

Just 3 weeks after 9/11, Biden wanted to send $200 Million to Islamic terrorists.

He saw it as, in his words, what he had spent his entire adult life preparing for.

"This," Joe Biden announced to committee staffers, "is what I've spent my entire adult life preparing for."
At the Tuesday-morning meeting with committee staffers, Biden launches into a stream-of-consciousness monologue about what his committee should be doing, before he finally admits the obvious: "I'm groping here."

Then he hits on an idea: America needs to show the Arab world that we're not bent on its destruction. "Seems to me this would be a good time to send, no strings attached, a check for $200 million to Iran," Biden declared.

In short, Biden's response to a massive Islamic terror attack that brought America to its knees, was to appease the Mad Mullah of Iran.

As further evidence of Biden's dangerous foreign policy ideas, he threatened to impeach President Bush if he went ahead and destroyed Iran's nuclear missile facilities.

"I want it on the record, and I want to make it clear," Biden said. "If he does, I will move to impeach him."

Kaveh Mohseni, a spokesman for the Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran, calls Biden "a great friend of the mullahs."
He notes that Bidens election campaigns "have been financed by Islamic charities of the Iranian regime based in California and by the Silicon Iran network," a loosely-knit group of wealthy Iranian-American businessmen and women seeking to end the U.S. trade embargo on Iran. "In exchange, the senator does his best to aid the mullahs," Mohseni argues.

Another fact that should be exposed before the 2020 election.

In April 2020, as America was reeling from the pandemic, and Americans were facing economic ruin, 34 House and Senate Democrats, led by Diane Feinstein, signed a letter lobbying for the Trump Administration to lift sanctions to help Iran economically with an initial $5 Billion.

Friday, 11 September 2020

The Tyranny of an American Red-Black-Blue Alliance.

Two of the people who were threatened by the BLM-ANTIFA mob as they left the Republican National Convention at the White House were Senator Rand Paul and his wife.

Paul and his wife were just two of hundreds that were harrassed, insulted, and threatening by a mob of Democrat anarchists, most from out of town.

According to the Senator, a bunch of the anarchists, including one of the arrested rioters, flew in from other states and stayed at the expensive Willard Hotel ($500-$1000 a night).
Out of the 175 rioters arrested in Kenosha, 102 were not locals.
Who is paying for these travelling anarchists?
According to the records of BLM, the biggest contributor is Corporate America who openly admit they contribute to BLM where donations become a slush fund in which a huge chunk goes on personnel expenses.
The equivalent "personnel expenses" for money donated to the Palestinian Authority goes to pay terrorists who murder Israelis as part of their "Pay to Slay" reward policy.

The BLM version of "personnel expenses" is to cover the costs of their travelling domestic terrorists.
Evidence of this was the profile of 26-year old, Brennan Sermon, who flew from Orlando, Florida, to harass the senator and his wife. Sermon was arrested for assaulting a police officer who was protecting the Pauls causing the officer to be hospitalized for stitches to a deep cut.
Rand Paul said, after the incident, that he felt he would have been killed had the few policemen not been there.
A second contributor to the devastation caused in most Democrat cities is paid for the public who thought they were contributing to an altruistic cause.
They were wrong. They are defined in Soviet terms as "useful idiots." And as BLM is a Marxist organization, this makes sense.
The third biggest contributors to the destruction of American cities are local taxpayers who see their money wasted by mayors and local officials who order them into lockdown while allowing rioters to assemble enmasse to commit acts of arson, looting and destruction while preventing the police from stopping the violence.
Money donated to numerous BLM funding channels is in excess of $1.2 Billion. That's sufficient to pay for an insurgency and to corrupt the political system, including the voting system, come election day in America.
BLM money is also diverted through Act Blue which is a fund-raising channel for the Democrat Party. This is the symbiotic financial relationship between violence and politics.. An American Red-Black-Blue Alliance.
The main goal of the Marxists and anarchists, disguised as "social justice" warriors, is to force their policies into power using the Democratic Party as their Trojan Horse.
Barry Shaw.
Israel Institute for Strategic Studies.

Thursday, 3 September 2020

The Dangers to Israel of a Biden Administration.

Presidential candidate, Joe Biden, appealed to American Jewish voters with a promise not to condition US aid to Israel, but his word, based on past history, is disingenuous.

Biden, a Catholic, promising Catholic voters that he would represent their ethics and values even as he endorses pro-abortion rights and selected a Vice President who has built a political career funded by the pro-abortion lobby represented by Planned Parenthood.

Biden says one thing but does the opposite. Senator Biden in 1982 threatened to cut off US aid to Israel. In a heated exchange with Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin, Biden banged on the table and delivered his threat to which Begin undiplomatically replied,

“Don’t threaten us with cutting off your aid. I am not a Jew with trembling knees. I am a proud Jew with 3,700 years of civilized history. Nobody came to our aid when we were dying in the gas chambers and ovens. Nobody came to our aid when we were striving to create our country. We paid for it. We fought for it. We died for it. We will stand by our principles. We will defend them, And, when necessary, we will die for them again, with or without your aid.”

In an administration that promised “no daylight” between the United States, Obama, Biden, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton did precisely the opposite.

Israel was furious at the Administration for leaking intelligence of an Israeli airstrike on a Syrian facility storing Russian surface-to-air missile systems.

A December 29, 2105  Wall Street Journal article detailed how the Obama Administration conducted surveillance on Israeli officials to discover how the Israeli government would react to their bad Iran Nuclear Deal. This broke the decades-old bipartisan US policy toward Israel.

The National Iranian-American Council, the de-facto Iranian lobbying force in Washington DC, applauded the DNC’s announcement that they intend to reverse President Trump’s sanctions on Iran if they come to power in the 2020 election.

Biden has pledged to revive Obama’s Middle East policies, particularly his highly criticized Iran Nuclear Deal which allowed Iran to develop not only its advanced missile program but also more sophisticated centrifuges buried in Iran’s underground facility at Natanz, scene of a mysterious explosion in August.  These centrifuges will speed up the enrichment of uranium needed to produce a nuclear warhead at a time of Iran’s choosing.

Thee disastrous fallout of this awful deal was a failure of not understanding that the Iranian regime would not use the money on its people but on broadening its malevolent regional intentions. The Obama-Biden generous gift of $150 Billion plus an additional $1.5 Billion cash payment enabled the Islamic regime in Tehran to extend their violent hegemony, directly and via their proxies, through Iraq, into Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, and further south in Yemen.

As Nikki Haley described it at the Republican National Convention, “Obama-Biden let Iran get away with murder and literally sent them a plane full of cash.”

This has left the Sunni Arab world with a dire sense of vulnerability. Inadvertently, it has driven moderate Arab states to first develop covert contacts with Israel and now, with the advent of the Israel-UAE peace deal, with open relationships and partnership.

The recognition for this miraculous development rests with President Donald Trump, not with the Obama-Biden Administration that left the Middle East and North Africa in bloody turmoil.

One of the unsung benefits of UAE’s decision to normalize their relationship with Israel was their official renunciation of a 47 year boycott policy against Israel.

In effect, this act killed the infamous BDS Movement at a stroke of the UAE pen. How is it possible for radical left activists, as well as certain members of Congress, to promote boycott campaigns against Israel when Arab states are not only dropping their boycotts but actively signing trade deals with Israel?

It is worth noting that although an attempt to oppose an anti-boycott bill in Congress was defeated, seventeen Democrats continued to support BDS and a further ten abstained from the vote. Two Democrat Presidential hopefuls absented themselves from the vote, as did House speaker, Nancy Pelosi.

Although Democrat representatives do attend the annual AIPAC Conference to show their support of Israel, the jury is out as to whether they do so to appeal to their Jewish and Christian constituents, rather than an affirmative love of Israel. The doubt stems from the failure of any Democrat Congress member to attend the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.  They also swerved the Israel Embassy celebration party in Washington DC.

But the unkindest cut of all was when Obama-Biden stabbed Israel in the back as they were leaving the White House. A vindictive out-going President, backed by his VP, failed to impose the United States veto in UN Security Council Resolution 2334 that decreed, wrongly, that Israeli towns and villages in Judea & Samaria were an illegal occupation.

More recently, Biden has said he does not support “annexation” which means he does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the large towns and villages in Judea & Samaria that are the homes, universities and work places of 600,00 Jews.

He went further by saying he would renew US funding to the Palestinian Authority ignoring their “Pay to Slay” reward payments to Palestinian terrorists and killers of Israelis.

Biden said he would reopen the PLO-PA Washington bureau, which this non-state calls its “embassy.”

Biden has embraced anti-Israel JStreet.

Former Defense Secretary, Robert Gates, privy to important policy issues emanating from the Oval Office, famously said that Joe Biden has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.

On the campaign trail, Biden has become an embarrassment. His faux pas and mumbling thoughts are a matter of concern for the Democrat faithful. Even the Chicago Sun Times, a paper that has endorsed the Democratic Party, fears that Biden’s diminished faculties will handicap their election chances. But Biden was never elected to affirmatively lead the country but to be the front man for the growing radical wing of the party. In an act of national deception, the Democrats try to project themselves as moderates in an effort to keep their traditional voters on board. In truth, the party has changed beyond recognition. It belongs to the Red-Green alliance, the Marxists and Islamists that control the party Establishment to the point that their elderly leaders take the knee to their demands and, should they take power, their policies.

One example of this change is personified in Ilhan Omar. Omar projected herself as the shining face of a culture sensitive public when she won her Minneapolis seat. She was supported by the Jews of her district as representing their progressive values. That was before the mask came off and she revealed her real self as an anti-Semitic Israel hater.

More recently, Omar has called for the dismantling of the police. She also called to “tear down the system.”  This radicalism shows where the heart of the Democrat Party lies.

Omar is portrayed as the future of the party. As a member of The Squad alongside Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, they drive the Marxist-Islamist agenda.

It was not by accident that Joe Biden went public asking for a Million Muslim Vote. He spoke the words, but the campaign strategy was decided elsewhere. Biden has yet to go public and ask for a Million Jewish Votes. He won’t. This is not where the party is today.

Ilhan Omar is the fundraiser for the Council of American-Islamic Relations, the American Muslim Brotherhood. Even the United Arab Emirates called CAIR a terror group.

But the Democrat radicals in Congress are far more numerous than this quartet. As mentioned earlier, thirty of them followed their anti-Israel lead when it came to a vote. And their numbers will grow in the next Congress. Elliot Engel, one of the dwindling pro-Israel Democrats was easily defeated by a new radical in a recent primary.

This is the force what will set policy, not Biden. He will be a figurehead President, rolled out to sign policies, read speeches off teleprompters, and be seen shaking hands with visiting dignitaries. The business of government will be executed elsewhere.

Where the party will be, policy-wise, should they win the 2020 election, is reflected in Ilhan Omar. They elected her to sit on the US Foreign Affairs Committee failing to demote her following her numerous anti-Jewish and anti-Israel remarks.

They failed because this is where the power of the party is today.

Imagine a Democrat Administration with Ilhan Omar promoted to chair the US Foreign Affairs Committee.

When that happens what do you think will be the United States position on Israel?

Barry Shaw, Senior Associate for International Public Diplomacy at the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies. Author of ‘Fighting Hamas, BDS and Anti-Semitism.’

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

America on the Brink.


I received this from a friend.  I thought I would share it with you.

Lots of facts written with humor and irony about the state of politics in America as they head to the most important election in our lifetime. 

From my distant perspective, America is teetering on the brink of anarchy and tyranny, courtesy of the Democrat Party.

Here are some interesting points to think about prior to 2020, especially to my friends on the fence, like moderate Democrats, Libertarians and Independents and the never Trump Republicans and those thinking of "walking away" from the Democratic party:

- Women are upset at Trump’s naughty words -- they also bought 80 million copies of 50 Shades of Gray.
- Not one feminist has defended Sarah Sanders. It seems women’s rights only matter if those women are liberal.
- No Border Walls. No voter ID laws. Did you figure it out yet? But wait... there's more...

- Chelsea Clinton got out of college and got a job at NBC that paid $900,000 per year. Her mom flies around the country speaking out about white privilege. And just like that, they went from being against foreign interference in our elections to allowing non-citizens to vote in our elections.

- President Trump’s wall costs less than the Obamacare website. Let that sink in, America!

- We are one election away from open borders, socialism, gun confiscation, and full-term abortion nationally. We are fighting evil.

- They sent more troops and armament to arrest Roger Stone than they sent to defend Benghazi.

- 60 years ago, Venezuela was 4th on the world economic freedom index. Today, they are 179th and their citizens are dying of starvation. In only 10 years, Venezuela was destroyed by democratic socialism.

- Russia donated $0.00 to the Trump campaign. Russia donated $145,600,000 to the Clinton Foundation. But Trump was the one investigated!

- Nancy Pelosi invited illegal aliens to the State of the Union. President Trump Invited victims of illegal aliens to the State of the Union. Let that sink in.

- A socialist is basically a communist who doesn’t have the power to take everything from their citizens at gunpoint ... Yet!

- How do you walk 3000 miles across Mexico without food or support and show up at our border 100 pounds overweight and with a cellphone?

- Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wants to ban cars, ban planes, give out universal income and thinks socialism works. She calls Donald Trump crazy.

- Bill Clinton paid $850,000 to Paula Jones to get her to go away. I don’t remember the FBI raiding his lawyer’s office.

- I wake up every day and I am grateful that Hillary Clinton is not the president of the United States of America. The same media that told me Hillary Clinton had a 95% chance of winning, now tells me Trump’s approval ratings are low.

- “The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”— Margaret Thatcher

- Maxine Waters opposes voter ID laws; She thinks that they are racist. You need to have a photo ID to attend her town hall meetings.

- President Trump said — "They’re not after me. They’re after you. I’m just in their way."