Listen now (86 mins) | In our ongoing coverage of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, we invite retired U.S. Army Colonel and senior advisor to the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, Lawrence Wilkerson, to offer his experienced and unsparing perspective. Then our resident constitutional scholar, Bruce Fein, weighs in on how in this conflict the United States violates a number of international laws.
Wilkerson mentioned the possibility of Israel intentionally allowing the attacks to happen but immediately backed away from it, reasonably, because he didn't have the evidence. However, he then immediately returned to less damning explanations of why Israel did not stop the attacks, some of which we are familiar with from 9/11, e.g. lack of imagination, hubris, viewing your adversaries as less than human, etc. and did NOT back away from THOSE explanations. He candidly admitted as well that he is not willing to believe that Netanyahu funded Hamas with the specific intent that it succeed in attacking Israel as devastatingly as it did.
There is some evidence for the “more innocent” possibilities, which make sense, but there is also evidence for the more damning "ostrich" possibility, which also makes sense, including a report in the Times of Israel of a warning directly from Egypt's intelligence minister to Netanyahu himself, although Netanyahu denies it. Withal, how does one come to any confident conclusions about what happened without an adequate investigation being done, particularly after observing that Netanyahu is the type who would keep the war going to keep himself out of jail, and the explanation that Wilkerson himself said leapt to his own mind (because it was logically unavoidable) was that Israel intentionally allowed it happen?
I have heard several to numerous authoritative sources and regular observers after 10/7 mention the "ostrich" or LIHOP theory (“Let It Happen On Purpose”) only to demur (again, reasonably), because they don’t have the evidence to press forward with it, but then, like Wilkerson, refrain from being bashful about positing the less damning suppositions of racism, hubris, and so forth.
I am starting to believe that this is a standard psychological response that arises in the minds of intelligent people who are generally moral when they approach interpreting these horrific situations because, as Wilkerson said about himself, they “don’t want to go there”. The response may betoken the interpreter's decency, or fear of being charged as a "conspiracy theorist", but it should not be allowed to interfere with a sufficient investigation of the truth.
We should not take for granted that there will be an investigation, either. It will likely be a reprise we saw of the Bush Administration’s immense resistance to the formation of the 9/11 Commission, which was only overcome by the political pressure exerted by a few assiduous families of victims - and the 9/11 Commission was not an adequate investigation for various reasons including conflicts of interest and the ability of the administration to control the investigation of itself.
No one should tolerate this kind of resistance by Israel, which will come, to an adequate investigation of what actually went down.
My main concerns are the people being killed, starved and dying. In our name😟
However, I’m very concerned about the Israeli power over the United States. And have been since Obama was president. I often feel like yelling is anybody paying attention? Can anybody else see this? Does anybody else care⁉️
I’m so grateful for the work you do,
An incredible interview. “The greatest motivator to antisemitism in the world is Netanyahu” - a Jewish leader in NYC.
Confirmed a number of terrifying ideas I have not been able to get out of my head since the genocide has started.
Good program as well as Mr. Nader's Common Dreams articles. But how many weeks have elapsed since we saw the alarming rise of racist rhetoric against the Palestinians?? Timeliness is essential, and I've contacted Senators Blumenthal and Murphy, quoting from the international laws on what Israel is doing, also contacted Congressman Himes.
Great guest speakers. I am blocked (banned?) from You Tube for stating the same facts as Bruce Fein and Larry Wilkerson. It seems You Tube only allows pro-Zionist and anti-Hamas comments . Or bland"pray for peace" comments.
Brigadier General Smedley Darlington Butler: WAR is a Racket, foreword by David Talbot, Introduction by Jesse Ventura, Afterword by Cindy Sheehan. (SkyHorse Publishing, copyright 2013, 2016.
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Wow! I can’t believe that I missed Mr. Nader at the Tort Law museum! This program with Col. Wilkerson and Bruce Fein was phenomenal! Despite studying the rules of war over a lifetime, I learned a lot during this program. I received an email from Veterans for Peace earlier today, Saturday, calling for people to come out and demonstrate for a ceasefire. Absolutely necessary, but this seems to be a replay of a tired tragedy. Are we a failed state or a generally failed species? I know if I attempt to organize a rally the charges of self-hating Jew and antisemite will come and they will come in large numbers. I have to consider this. As horrific as the war between Hamas and Israel is, and violates every law of war regading nonbeligerants, there seems to be no learning about remaining humane within the walls of an insane asylum.
Please have Scott Ritter as a guest!
THEY want you dead or a slave every which way from Sunday and actual kinetic warfare ops are major components in THEIR arsenal.
ISRAEL: A pox on both their houses! Recommend Scott Ritter's detailed and incisive essay: https://www.scottritterextra.com/p/why-i-no-longer-stand-with-israel
THIS STINKS OF PSYCHO GLOBALIST PARASITE FALSE FLAG OPS TO KEEP THE PROLES KILLING EACH OTHER WHILE THEY (THE RULING SCUM) PLOT TOTAL SLAVERY. AND THEIR MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX GROWS RICHER AND RICHER!
Apoplectic livid rage hardly describes the intensity of emotions I have had and am having over what these malignant parasites are perpetrating!
There is no noxious crime that the evildoers desiring to lord it over us won't commit to maintain their stranglehold on power. A groundswell critical mass resistance to their murderous enslavement plans is needed urgently!
THEY can't get rid of the 'useless eaters' fast enough! Mistakes were not made, it was always malice aforethought.
CLIMATE CHANGE IS AN EVEN WORSE FRAUD THAN THE PLANSCAMDEMIC! SO-CALLED GREEN TECH IS A GIGANTIC SCAM! MINING AND MANUFACTURING 'GREEN' PRODUCTS NEEDS COAL, GAS AND OIL AND MINING RARE MINERALS IS MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY TOXIC AND DESTRUCTIVE THAN LEGACY PRODUCTS. SCREW YOUR DAMNED AGENDA!
Creative performing arts, fine arts and literary arts are the best part of being human and the thing the globalist predator technocrat megalomaniac total slavery control freaks most want to destroy.
Too many 'sheeple' are brainwashed to blindly obey authority figures on the media or in daily life in corrupt system ruled by control freak psychopaths who use propaganda lies to enslave their subjects and they are dumbed down to be obedient by 'education' institutions. Fortunately I was raised to question everything. This transcends party lines. We need a system that punishes psychopaths and rewards compassion and sharing, we need a system that actually follows The Constitution in reality.
I DO NOT COMPLY! NEVER HAVE, NEVER WILL!
There is a fate worse than death - I would rather die than be a robotized slave of technocratic overlords! This is my hill to die on!
I have a landline and a wired laptop and a wired monitor screen, all the tech anyone should ever want or need. I never had and refuse to ever have one of those infernal mobile devices that are designed to enslave you.
My loathing of THEIR POISONS, AI and all things NANO and digital knows no bounds!
Kudos to Ralph Nader's heroic efforts and success in the struggle. We the People must always be aware of the existential threats lurking behind this fight!
How I stick my thumb in the eyes of the grotesque billionaire bastards pushing their enslavement agenda and how I embrace being fully human.
Fighting the globalist predator technocrat psychopath megalomaniac TOTAL SLAVERY AGENDA one performance at a time!
Amazing Amy: Eccentric Yoga Entertainer!
As an entertainer, I have been devastated and practically destroyed by the closure of all performance venues and then when they reopened, because MY BODY, MY CHOICE - being made a total untermenschen pariah outcast in NAZI NIGHTMARE LAWLESS 'SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS' JAB CROW APARTHEID/DISCRIMINATION/SEGREGATION HELL NYC WHERE THE MAD/DRUNK WITH POWER TYRANT POLS DOUBLE DOWN ON THEIR ILLEGAL MANDATES. I am trapped here with zero financial resources to leave or do anything else about this 'wish I were dead' endless misery life has become. The tragic irony is that my SPREAD THE YOGA LOVE performances are all about health, miraculously overcoming age (68) and injury to achieve feats of flexibility few can attain at any age. So BIG PHARMA who wants to addict every person on the planet to their toxic products hate people like me who prove that we do not need them if we eat healthy organic food and exercise daily!
I try and live and embody the creative performing artistic world and life I so fervently want existence to be about.
They can stick their f*cking damned NANO, Digital IDs, AI, jabs and chips up their asses where the sun don't shine!
All manner of lies and propaganda spew forth from the upper echelons in governments worldwide who are completely intertwined with the global criminal ruling class that wants to commit the worst atrocities imaginable and suffer no consequences. And their corruption slithers down the chain of command creating petty tyrants everywhere.
Supporting this excellent post with a statement and useful links. https://virustruth.net
We the People are facing HORRIFYING TECHNOCRATIC PSYCHOPATHY TO DESTROY HUMANITY AND ALL NATURAL LIFE!
It was NEVER about health! The Powers That Should Not Be were ALWAYS about they want you DEAD or a SLAVE! This is a painful truth to accept but we the people must wake up and fight back!
We must never lose sight of the larger picture of the vile malignance we are fighting against.
There is an insidious global ruling class plot to enslave all life on earth behind all the madness and suffering inflicted on We the People.
How to fight back against this TOTAL SLAVERY!
RESIST! DO NOT COMPLY! DITCH THE DAMNED 'SMART' PHONES AND THE DAMNED QR CODES AND GO BACK TO LANDLINES OR FLIP PHONES AND USE CASH AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! INSIST ON CASH! CBDC IS TOTAL SLAVERY!
Other than getting rid of nuclear weapons which I support 100% the rest of the anti-nuclear peace movement and CLIMATE CRISIS propaganda is parroting UN utter GARBAGE, a complete surrender to the ENSLAVEMENT AGENDA by the diabolical despots of Davos - ruling class criminals who lust for total power and control and all of whom should be tried and jailed for life and their malign organizations dismantled: the UN, the WEF, the IMF, the WHO, the BIS, NATO, Blackrock, Vanguard, The Rockefellers, the Rothschilds, The Bilderbergers, the CFR et al.
There is an evil predator globalist technocratic elite agenda of eugenics/depopulation/genocide using bioweapon poison jabs, war, geoengineering, EMF radiation, starvation and economic collapse - THE GREAT RESET/AGENDA 2030/4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION to get rid of billions of 'useless eaters' and to use nano tech to turn the survivors into ROBOTIZED COMPLIANT SLAVES! WAKE UP AND RESIST! DO NOT COMPLY! These are psychopath megalomaniacs who want to play god by turning all life into digitized metaverse mechanistic synthetic biology to be manipulated by their AI algorithms. A more demonic sickening idea is nearly impossible to imagine!
APPALLED AND HORRIFIED AT INSANE TYRANNICAL PROTOCOLS THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH HEALTH AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH TOTALITARIAN CONTROL! REVERSE THIS NOW!
MAKE THE WORLD AND AMERICA 2019 (comparatively speaking), AND FREE AGAIN!
NO, I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE MORONIC SCARIANT SHMARIANT MONKEYSHINES! WAKE UP ALREADY!
TOTALLY CONDEMN BIDEN AND ALL OTHER POLS WHO HAVE NO POWER TO LAWLESSLY ACT LIKE AN EMPEROR OR DICTATOR AND DECREE JAB CROW 'SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS' FASCIST SEGREGATION/DISCRIMINATION/APARTHEID VIOLATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTION, THE NUREMBERG CODES AND EVERY CIVIL RIGHT IMAGINABLE.
NO GREEN NEW DEALS OR BUILD BACK BETTER FROM THE CRIMINAL TECHNOCRAT TYRANTS KLAUS SCHWAB AND HIS CRONIES FROM THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM.
STOP THE TERRIBLE TYRANNY OF THE TECHNOCRATS GLOBAL AGENDA OF TOTAL SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL USING THE VIRUS AS EXCUSE AND PROPAGANDA TOOL!
NO MUZZLING STIFLING MASK MANDATES! NO FORCED VACCINES! END TORTUROUS DEVASTATING LOCK DOWNS NOW! I WANT MY LIFE BACK.
Pam Popper: https://makeamericansfreeagain.com
Del Bigtree: https://www.brighteon.com/channels/highwire
Naomi Wolf: https://dailyclout.io
Scott Ritter please. I agree. God help all. Free Palestine
"Confident and unafraid, we labor on -- not toward a strategy of annihilation, but toward a strategy of peace." -President John F. Kennedy, June 10, 1963
So, we're $33 trillion in debt? A blank check to the defense industry who seems to create the need wherever they go. Can't help wondering if they were behind the Hamas attack. And, WOW! $700. (severn hundred dollars) to the property owners in Lahina to rebuild their lives after the fire of which some of us are wondering about the origin. You can tell by the lascivious nouveau riche lining up to buy out the town for their own pleasure. Here comes Biden to make it happen.
Previous RNRH episodes with Col. Wilkerson have provided an excellent analysis of foreign policy. This episode is no exception. My comment may not seem entirely relevant to the discussion, but I’ll discuss the relevance towards the end of the comment.
I would not normally listen to such a thing, but someone elsewhere mentioned a recent episode of the New York Times’ podcast from their ‘The Daily’ series of podcasts which are extremely popular and are distributed to some public radio stations. The episode is from Oct. 23rd and has the host Michael Barbaro and NY Times economic policy reporter Jim Tankersley discussing national debt, tax policy, and other macroeconomic issues given what is expected to be the priorities of the House under the new Speaker and given Biden’s proposed foreign policy appropriations.
Unfortunately, almost every point they make is empirically false. The central point of the discussion is to discuss a “magical time” and “virtuous cycle” (their words!) when a similarly raucous Republican-led House under Newt Gingrich and the Clinton administration balanced the budget in the 1990s using ‘Rubinomics’ under the then Treasury Secretary, and very corrupt figure (the corruption is not mentioned in the show), Robert Rubin. Of course, Fed Secretary Alan Greenspan and Rubin’s lackey Larry Summers were a part of that rather libertarian economic strategy. ‘The Daily’ makes balancing the budget out to be something great when, in reality, the austerity, privatization, and deregulation which came from that policy continues to devastate the majority of the US population and, of course, it led to disasters such as the 2008-9 GFC (naturally, ‘The Daily’ does not mention Rubinomics’ rôle in the GFC).
I take it then that Mr. Nader does not view the corporatization/neolibralism under ‘Rubinomics’ to be such a desirable policy position. With that in mind, and with empirically-sound economic measures in mind, I am left bamboozled as to why, for the third RNRH episode in a row, Mr. Nader is propagating, at least in a mild way, improper economic theory by suggesting that US taxpayers are ‘funding’ Israeli military aggression with tax returns which are just canceled money. This was also inferred in Mr. Nader and Mr. Fein’s otherwise excellent letter to President Biden. The last thing we need are Mr. Nader and Mr. Fein signaling to Biden that Biden needs to follow Bill Clinton’s economic strategy!
The US taxpayers are not funding Israel in any way other than that US voters have elected governments which unquestioningly support Israel. From a budget perspective, the US can fund the current military misadventures, but the US public cannot afford these misadventures from the humanitarian and national security perspectives. We also cannot afford it from an legal/international standards perspective which has been made clear by Mr. Fein. These are the problems which correctly need to be addressed. The fear is that Biden and Congress will support the current military misadventures and will then be convinced by the public that there needs to be austerity economics domestically to ‘help fund’ the misadventures which, at least for now, are viewed as being politically popular. Certainly propaganda is part of that. The last thing we need from Mr. Nader is to compound diseased foreign policy with diseased domestic policy. If anything, we need Mr. Nader and the RNRH to counter the rubbish produced by the likes of ‘The Daily’.