[Understanding this new phenomena by understanding the foreign policy of the Obama Administration]


By: S.R. Shearer
September 17, 2009

German Caption reads:
"The God of the Jews is money."


The U.S. to Israel: "Here is your place in Obama's
scheme of things: SACRIFICIAL LAMB."

The Obama Presidency is promoting a foreign policy in the Middle East that is TOTALLY at odds with the foreign policy adopted by the former Bush Administration - or, for that matter, any presidency since the end of World War II: It is seeking to promote "peace" in the Middle East and Central Asia by reaching "accommodations" with state and non-state elements in the area that have heretofore been considered enemies of American hegemonic interests - e.g., Iran (specifically the government of Ahmadinejad), the Taliban (on both sides of the Afghan / Pakistani border) and the Palestinians (including Hamas), etc. - EVEN IF IT MEANS SACRIFICING ISRAEL'S NATIONAL INTERESTS.

Muriel Mirak-Weissbach of Global Research assesses Obama's Middle Eastern policy as follows:

"As for Obama, he has repeatedly asserted that he would meet with perceived adversaries, including the leaderships of Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc., on grounds that diplomatic progress can be made with enemies, not just with friends. He recently repeated this, saying he thought Iran constituted a threat, but should be dealt with through diplomacy. In addition, The London Guardian has reported that three people close to the Obama Administration have already opened low-level contacts with Hamas."

The fact that Obama is pursuing an anti-Israel policy is substantiated by the intervention of former President Jimmy Carter into the politics of the Middle East - which most believe was secretly sponsored by Obama. Carter, who oversaw the Camp David peace agreement between Israel and Egypt, is the author of Peace not Apartheid. It is a scathing attack on the concept of Israel as a "Jewish state" - and labels Israeli intransigence the principle stumbling block insofar as peace in the Middle East and Central Asia is concerned. Indeed, it would not be too much to state that the book calls for transforming Israel into a "secular state" open to immigration from all nations.

LIBERAL CONGRESSMAN DENNIS KUCINICH ADDRESSING CONGRESS; His attitude concerning Israel is typical of those associated with the Obama Presidency.

Rahm Emanuel

NOTE: Rahm Emanuel, the Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama, has been touted as a sign of the President's closeness to the Jewish people. Benjamin Emanuel, Rahm's father, is a pediatrician in Chicago; he was born in Jerusalem and was a member of the Irgun, the hard-line militant group that fought for Jewish independence until 1948. [Please see our article, "It's Human to Believe that Everything will be Alright; But It's Also Dangerous."]

However, Rahm does not support his father's views on Israel.  Indeed, when Rahm's father made statements deemed anti-Palestinian by the left-wing press, Rahm called Mary Rose Oakar, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and apologized for his father's statements and offered to meet with representatives of the Arab-American community "... at an appropriate time in the future."

Rahm believes in the Oslo Accords which call for the withdrawal of ALL Israeli settlements on the West Bank; he supports a divided Jerusalem with East Jerusalem as the capital of the new Palestinian state. He is also ambivalent on the Palestinians' demand for "The Right of Return" which would swamp the Jewish state with pro-Hamas settlers.

With friends like this, Israel doesn't need enemies.


In order to understand the perspective from which Obama is coming - i.e., the perspective that is ordering Obama's foreign policy - one must understand the "South-Side-of-Chicago" politics from which he emerged. The fact of the matter is, as we have said so often before, the associations we keep, the friendships we make, and the institutional relationships we sustain - especially our religious and political ones - go a long way in defining us as persons. As a result - and more often than we care to admit - these relationships imply endorsement, endorsement not only of the people with whom we associate, but more often than not, of their ideas as well. Certainly this is true of political and religious organizations; and the more extreme these organizations are, the more true it becomes.

And while the Political Left may recoil at the concept of "guilt by association" - largely because of the excesses of the McCarthy era - they certainly practice it themselves. For example, when it was discovered some eighteen years ago that Lloyd Bentsen - the Treasury Secretary under President Clinton - was a member of an all-white, all-male country club in Texas, he was forced to resign his membership; it was felt that, should he continue his membership, he would be passively "endorsing" concepts that were repugnant to important Democratic constituencies. Indeed, it is politically impossible today for most Democrats to associate themselves with any organization which implicitly or even peripherally sanctions "sexism," "racism," "homophobia," etc.

Why? - because even the Political Left realizes that association with such organizations more often than not implies, at the very least, passive endorsement; a type of "indifference" which in the long run can often be more damaging than active participation. People seem to instinctively realize that the strands of our relationships, one with another, provide a conduit through which ideas are transmitted; and that these ideas, if left unchecked, have a way of using the web of our personal and institutional relationships to propagate themselves. By such means, ideas introduced initially by only one person or by a small group of persons - if persistently pursued and not actively opposed - have a way of ultimately affecting the ideological fabric of the entire community.


It's with this realization in mind that we now turn to examine the political milieu out from which Obama emerged on the South-Side-of-Chicago. Ed Lasky, no friend of Obama and a member of CUFI (Christians United for Israel) - an Obama-hating organization - writes:

"One seemingly consistent theme running throughout Barack Obama's career is his comfort with aligning himself with people who are anti-Israel advocates. This ease around Israel animus has taken various forms. As Obama has continued his political ascent, he has moved up the prestige scale in terms of his associates. Early on in his career he chose a church headed by a former Black Muslim (i.e., Pastor Jeremiah Wright) who is a harsh anti-Israel advocate and who may be seen as tinged with anti-Semitism. This church is a member of a denomination whose governing body has taken a series of anti-Israel actions."

While Lasky is, no doubt, an Obama hater, he's right about the anti-Israel political milieu out from which Obama has emerged.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright says "Them Jews"
are keeping him from President Obama

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Ryan Lizza, Senior editor at The New Republic, essentially confirms what Lasky has to say; she writes:

"From Wright and others, Obama learned that part of his problem as an organizer was that he was trying to build a confederation of churches but wasn't showing up in the pews on Sunday. When pastors asked him the inevitable questions about his own spiritual life, Obama would duck them uncomfortably. Reverend Philips put the problem to him squarely when he learned that Obama didn't attend services. "It might help your mission if you had a church home," he told Obama. "It doesn't matter where, really. What you're asking from pastors requires us to set aside some of our more priestly concerns in favor of prophesy. That requires a good deal of faith on our part. It makes us want to know just where you're getting yours from'.

"After many lectures like this, Obama decided to take a second look at Wright's church. Older pastors warned him that Trinity was for 'Buppies' - black urban professionals - and didn't have enough street cred. But Wright was a former Muslim and black nationalist who had studied at Howard and Chicago, and Trinity's guiding principles - what the church calls the 'Black Value System' - included a 'Disavowal of the Pursuit of Middleclassness'."

"The crosscurrents appealed to Obama. He came to believe that the church could not only compensate for the limitations of Alinsky-style organizing but could help answer the nagging identity problem he had come to Chicago to solve. 'It was a powerful program, this cultural community', he wrote, 'one more pliant than simple nationalism, more sustaining than my own brand of organizing'."

Saul Alinsky

NOTE: Saul Alinsky died in 1972. He was a far-left grassroots organizer who spent much of his life organizing rent strikes and protesting conditions of the poor in Chicago in the 1930s. However, unlike Christian socialist and activist for the poor Dorothy Day, Alinsky's real claim to fame was as a strategist for anti-establishment '60s radicals and revolutionaries. Indeed, Alinsky wrote the rulebook for '60s radicals. Alinsky had a true genius for formulating tactical battle plans for the radical left. He wrote two books outlining his organizational principles and strategies: Reveille for Radicals (1946) and Rules for Radicals (1971). It was Alinsky's far-left organizing techniques combined with his use of the black churches that propelled Obama's rise in his years in Chicago.

Lizza continues:

"As a result, over the years Wright became not only Obama's pastor, but his mentor. The title of Obama's recent book, The Audacity of Hope, is based on a sermon by Wright. (It's worth noting, however, that, while Obama's book is a coolheaded appeal for common ground in an age of political polarization, Wright's sermon, 'The Audacity to Hope', is a fiery jeremiad about persevering in a world of nuclear arms and racial inequality.) Wright is one of the first people Obama thanked after his Senate victory in 2004, and he recently name-checked Wright in his speech to civil rights leaders in Selma, Alabama.

"So the question is, why hasn't anyone mentioned the fact that he's a former Muslim? Could this be because Obama's church posted a Hamas manifesto in the Trinity Church program last year? It obviously explains Wright's affinity with Louis Farrakhan. It also explains more why Rev. Wright got his Masters degree in 'Islam in West Africa'."


Obama addressing a
recent UCC conference

Finally, there is the matter of the position taken regarding the Israeli / Palestinian position by Wright's and Obama's church. The church that Wright pastored is affiliated with the United Church of Christ (the UCC) which has taken a series of anti-Israel actions over the years. In 2005, the UCC - which is the successor organization to several different liberal churches - passed two resolutions that many perceive have an anti-Israel bias.

One of them - the "Tear Down the Wall" resolution - called for the dismantling of the security barrier between Israel and the West Bank. The other - the divestment, or "Economic Leverage," resolution - urged church members to divest from companies that do business in Israel.


Ali Abunimah

Then there is the matter of Ali Abunimah, who has been described as close to Obama in the 1990s in Chicago, and who introduced Obama at numerous pro-Palestinian events. Referring to a time period in the late 1990s, Abunimah said that -

"Obama used to be very comfortable speaking up for and being associated with Palestinian rights and opposing the Israeli occupation."

Abunimah continued:

"I remember personally introducing [Obama] onstage in 1999, when we had a major community fundraiser for the community center for the Deheisha refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. And that's just one example of how Barack Obama used to be very comfortable speaking up for and being associated with Palestinian rights and opposing the Israeli occupation. [Obama] came with his wife. That's where I had a chance to really talk to him. It was an intimate setting. He convinced me he was very aware of the issues [and] critical of U.S. bias toward Israel and lack of sensitivity to Arabs ... He was very supportive of U.S. pressure on Israel."

Now, if Abunimah was the only friend that Obama had who harbored ill feelings toward the Jewish community and the state of Israel, that would be one thing; but it seems that there is a plethora of Obama associates who harbor the same kind of feelings. For example, the Los Angeles Times devoted a lengthy front-page story by Peter Wallsten headlined, "Allies of Palestinians see a friend in Barack Obama." Jonathan Mark of The Jewish Week in New York City comments on Wallsten's article:

"The story focused on Obama's time as an Illinois state legislator, just five years ago, when he was ... allied with Rashid Khalidi, the vocal anti-Zionist professor at Columbia University who at the time was living in Obama's Chicago district ... At a farewell party for Khalidi, Obama is quoted as saying that his conversations with Khalidi had been 'consistent reminders to me of my own blind spots and my own biases'. Wallsten writes, the Obama-Khalidi relationship 'has left some Palestinian American leaders believing that Obama is more receptive to their viewpoint than he is willing to say'. They base that belief on his presence at 'events where anger at Israeli and U.S. Middle East policy was freely expressed', not unlike those who wonder about Obama's truest self after his relationship with Wright and his anger. 'I am confident that Barack Obama is more sympathetic to the position of ending the occupation than either of the other candidates', said Hussein Ibish, a senior fellow for the American Task Force on Palestine, to Wallsten."

Present at the meeting was Edward Said, the late anti-Zionist professor and member of the Palestinian Authority legislature.


Then there are all of Obama's socialist friends that are prominent in the Chicago political milieu out from which Obama emerged; chief among these friends are Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, both leaders in the 1960s terrorist group "Weatherman," a Communist-driven splinter faction of "Students for a Democratic Society."

In his 2001 book Fugitive Days, Ayers recounts his life as a Sixties radical and boasts that he "participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972." He adds:

"There's something about a good bomb ... Night after night, day after day, each majestic scene I witnessed was so terrible and so unexpected that no city would ever again stand innocently fixed in my mind. Big buildings and wide streets, cement and steel were no longer permanent. They, too, were fragile and destructible. A torch, a bomb, a strong enough wind, and they, too, would come undone or get knocked down."

Both Ayers and Dohrn are outspoken in their pro-Palestinian views. And the list goes on and on; for example,

  • Khalid al-Mansour
  • Ingrid Mattson
  • Frank Marshall Davis
  • Father Pfleger
  • Etc., etc.

Ayers is on the far left; Dohrn is on the far right.

Clearly, the cultural and political milieu out from which Obama emerged is tainted with a pro-Palestinian / anti-Israel bias, and this bias is, no doubt, ordering much of the foreign policy Obama is pursuing in the Middle East and Central Asia - a foreign policy that, as we indicated earlier, seems to be totally at variance to the foreign policy the U.S. has pursued since the end of World War II. This bias is based on two predicates:

  • A left-wing anti-Semitic (anti-Zionist) bias practiced by the likes of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Edward Said, liberal members of the United Church of Christ and others of their ilk.
  • A black anti-Semitism (anti-Zionist) bias practiced by Jeremiah Wright, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Dr. Anthony Martin, and other black intellectuals.


Ulrike Meinhof, a founding member of the notorious 1970s German "Baader-Meinhof Gang" of left-wing terrorists wrote:

"Auschwitz meant that six million Jews were killed, and thrown on the waste-heap of Europe, for what they were considered: money-Jews. Finance capital and the banks, the hard core of the system of imperialism and capitalism, had turned the hatred of men against money and exploitation to a hatred against the Jews ... Anti-Semitism is really a hatred of capitalism."

To the Left, the answer to anti-Semitism was simple: Get rid of capitalism; once the world was rid of capitalism, the world would see anti-Semitism as nothing more than a capitalist ruse. The false divisions of mankind that capitalism had fostered would end, men would unite, and national and religious distinctions would end. In connection with this attitude, the Left considered Zionism - the longing for Jews to have a "national homeland" - as unnecessary. Zionism was a false choice. The Left considered "nationalism" to be nothing more than the desire of an oppressed people to escape from the hands of their oppressors. Again, the answer was simple: end capitalism, and "nationalism" as an answer to oppression would end as well.

Andreas Baader (left) and Ulrike Meinhof (right):
leaders of the German Red Army Faction.

NOTE: The RED ARMY FACTION, shortened to RAF (German: Rote Armee Fraktion), in its early stages commonly known as the Baader-Meinhof Group or Gang, was one of postwar West Germany's most prominent left-wing militant groups. The RAF described itself as a communist "urban guerrilla" group engaged in armed resistance. The RAF was formally founded in 1970 by Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Horst Mahler, Ulrike Meinhof. Irmgard Möller joined in early 1971; Brigitte Mohnhaupt joined later.

From top, and left to right: Ensslin, Mahler, Möller and Mohnhaupt.

The Red Army Faction operated from the late 1960s to 1998, committing numerous operations, especially in the autumn of 1977, which led to a national crisis that became known as "German Autumn." It was held responsible for 34 deaths, including many secondary targets-such as chauffeurs and bodyguards-and many injuries in its almost 30 years of activity.

IT'S IN THE SENSE DESCRIBED ABOVE THAT LEFT-WING RADICALS SUCH AS BILL AYERS, BERNARDINE DOHRN, AND EVEN PALESTINIANS SUCH AS EDWARD SAID, CAN MAKE A DISTINCTION BETWEEN ANTI-ZIONISM AND ANTI-SEMITISM; for example, take the leftist, Tony Cliff. In 1938, Cliff, like other Leftists of the time, opposed Zionism and the idea of a Jewish state, but he opposed with equal vigor the "anti-Jewish" nature of the "Arab nationalist movement," in particular pointing to the Arab pogroms of 1929. Condemnations of the 1929 murder of rabbinical students at Hebron and of the Nazi connections of Al-Hajj Amin al-Husayni, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in the 1930s, regularly accompanied Leftist denunciations of Zionism in this period - and this distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism is still made in some circles in the Left. Indeed, this distinction continues to be made by certain Ultra Orthodox Jews and "Progressive Jews."

One of the most unusual forms of anti-Zionism (as opposed to anti-Semitism) is the kind practiced by Jews - both "RELIGIOUS JEWS" and "SECULAR JEWS."

LEFT: Orthodox Jews holding Palestinian flags; the Neturei Karta believe Israel can only be established by the Messiah. Right: "Progressive Jews" in Israel renouncing the Israeli gains of the 1967 War and demonstrating for a secular state.
Note the sign, "Arafat is our Partner."


However, a change in the attitude of the Left toward the Jews began to take place after 1967. Werner Cohn writes in the Journal of Communist Studies:

"After the Arab-Israeli war of 1967, a change took place in ... [the Left's] position concerning Jews. The earlier position saw Jews as one of the oppressed peoples of the world. While the movement has always opposed Zionism, earlier pronouncements routinely coupled this opposition with denunciations of what were seen as anti-Semitic aspects of the Arab nationalist movement."

Cohn continues:

"After 1967, most sections of the ... [Left] began to characterize the Jews of Israel as an 'oppressor nation' and called for the destruction of Israel."

Dr. King at his pulpit at Ebenezer Baptist
Church in Atlanta.

The term OPPRESSOR NATION was a term given by the Left to those powerful Western nations that were IRREVOCABLY tied to capitalism, chief among which was the United States. To the Left, Israel's ties to the United States made it an OPPRESSOR NATION; moreover, all Jews who supported Zionism were considered OPPRESSORS - wherever they might live, in Europe, in North America, in South America, in Africa - wherever! Hence, Zionism became equated to the effort of the United States to extend its EXPLOITATIVE and RUINOUS form of capitalism to the peoples and nations of the Middle East and Central Asia.

Cohn explains:

"Today the enemy is 'American imperialism' of which Zionism is taken to be an appendage."

Plainly, the anti-Zionism of the Left has gradually morphed into anti-Semitism, and so much so that it is difficult any longer to distinguish between the two insofar as the discourse of the Left is concerned. TODAY - WHEN EVERYTHING IS SAID AND DONE - THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO; ANTI-ZIONISM AND ANTI-SEMITISM HAVE COME TO MEAN PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING - and this is so much the truth that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. could say -

"... You declare, my friend, that you do not hate the Jews, you are merely 'anti-Zionist.' And I say, let the truth ring forth from the high mountain tops, let it echo through the valleys of God's green earth: WHEN PEOPLE CRITICIZE ZIONISM, THEY MEAN JEWS - this is God's own truth."

NOTE: Interestingly, the anti-Zionism intrinsic to today's Left is THE EXACT SAME anti-Zionism intrinsic to the Right; both the Left and the Right seek to portray the Jews as instruments of a universalist cabal which, as far as left-wingers are concerned, seeks to take over the world in the interests of capitalism; and, as far as right-wingers are concerned, seeks to take over the world in the interests of communism. Sadly, IT SEEMS THAT JEWS GET IT FROM BOTH DIRECTIONS. The sign below is a right-wing anti-Zionist placard; all those portrayed in the placard are being portrayed as left-wingers who are part of a "Zionist" plot to take over the world in the interests of international communism. Amusingly, Saul Alinsky, who was Jewish, is portrayed here as a member of this plot; but he was an anti-Zionist; the same thing is true of George Soros. What an unbelievable mish-mash; the thinking here is past figuring out.


Over the years, as indicated by the words of Dr. King (above), the black population of the United States and, indeed, the world has been very positively oriented towards both Israel and the Jewish people. Blacks have considered the Jews to be an oppressed minority - just like they were and are even today.

However, in the past few decades, the attitude of the black elite - following the example set by the Left (the very same black elite with which Obama came in contact in his days on the South-Side of Chicago) - began to change regarding the Jews. Commenting on this new phenomenon, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reports:

Dr. Leonard Jeffries

"Anti-Semitism among some segments of the Black community has been a growing campus force since the early 1980s ... Black academics such as Leonard Jeffries of the City University of New York (CUNY), and Tony Martin of Wellesley College, have invoked academic freedom as justification for espousing their ... anti-Semitic views in the classroom and in outside lectures. The New York Times reported that in an April 1990 class on African heritage, Jeffries said that 'rich Jews who financed the development of Europe also financed the slave trade' ...

"Jeffries exploded onto the public scene in August 1991, when the New York Post published an account of a vitriolic anti-Semitic and racist speech he made on July 20th at the Empire State Black Arts and Cultural Festival in Albany, New York. Jeffries [once again] asserted that 'rich Jews' controlled the Black slave trade, and that Hollywood was the site of a Jewish-dominated conspiracy to systematically denigrate Blacks. He called then--Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch the 'ultimate, supreme, sophisticated, debonair racist' and a 'Texas Jew'."

Then there is the matter of Anthony Martin, a tenured history professor in the African Studies Department of Wellesley College in Massachusetts, who assigned as a primary textbook for a survey course on African-American history The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews.

The ADL reports:

"The book is an anonymously written conspiracy theory of Jewish domination of the slave trade published by the Nation of Islam, the Black Muslim group led by Minister Louis Farrakhan. Three Jewish students - described later by Martin as 'Hillel representatives' - sat in on a lecture at the beginning of the semester during the period when students may attend a variety of classes to choose their course load.

"In response to student and faculty concern over the book, Martin delivered a speech on March 4, 1993, to the Wellesley College Academic Council titled, 'An Answer to My Jewish Critics', which he printed in his self-published book, The Jewish Onslaught: Dispatches From the Wellesley Battlefront, published in December of that year. In this speech, and another one within the same month entitled 'Broadside No. 1', Martin accused Jews of controlling ... the civil rights movement to the detriment of African-Americans; that Jewish-owned publishing companies had conspired with Jewish academics to control scholarship on African-American history and culture; and that Jews today are engaged in a conservative, racist 'offensive' against Black progress."

Dr. Anthony Martin of Wellesley

Martin continues to teach and to spread his venomous views in speaking engagements at universities throughout the country. He was also a featured speaker at the NOI (Nation of Islam)-linked "Black Holocaust" conference preceding the Million Man March. Speakers such as Martin and Leonard Jeffries are in demand - and paid handsomely because of the notoriety derived from their anti-Semitic and racist remarks. Bigotry has become a lucrative career choice. The ADL report continues:

"The prominence of pseudo-scholars [the ADL's words, not ours - editor] such as Jeffries and Martin shows that anti-Semitism and bigotry are no longer fringe activities on some campuses, but occupy a growing place in the realm of academic debate. The ivory tower has been breached at its core, and there are undoubtedly students who take their cue from the ostensibly respected professors entrusted with their academic development. Instead of learning the skills of critical thinking and how to work together, students of different ethnic backgrounds are pitted against each other by such academic bigots in an ever-downward spiral of suspicion and prejudice.

"Just as racism has infected some academic offerings, views such as Jeffries' and Martin's have seeped from the classroom into the activities of everyday campus life. In speeches and newspapers on campus, Jews are portrayed by some Black activists - either students or speakers invited by student groups - as bloodsuckers, architects of the slave trade and controllers of finance and the media. And it seems that the more provocative the racist speakers become, the more they are hailed by such militant Black student groups. While the numbers of such activists are small, they often set the tone for discourse and poison intergroup relations for the vast majority of their less-active fellow students."

Both Martin and Jeffries have become emblematic of what's happening insofar as "black studies" are concerned on College campuses throughout the country.

In addition, the growing presence of "off-campus" black speakers such as Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammad is also illustrative of what's happening. He is in demand everywhere as a speaker to black audiences - and his rhetoric is horrific.

Take, for example what Khallid said at Kean College in New Jersey:

"Who are the slumlords in the Black community? The so-called Jew ... Who is it sucking our blood in the Black community? ... That's right, Jews ... You see everybody always talk about Hitler exterminating 6 million Jews. That's right. But don't nobody ever ask what did they do to Hitler? What did they do to them folks? They went in there, in Germany, the way they do everywhere they go, and they supplanted, they usurped, they turned around and a German, in his own country, would almost have to go to a Jew to get money ..."


Malik Zulu Shabazz

NOTE: Muhammad founded the "New Black Panther Party." In 2001, Muhammad died suddenly of a brain aneurysm in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 53. Since Muhammad's death, the organization has been headed by Malik Zulu Shabazz (see below). Members of the original Black Panther Party-particularly founder Bobby Seale-have insisted that this party is illegitimate and have vociferously objected that there "is no new Black Panther Party."

And Khalid Abdul Muhammad isn't the only one; take the successor to Muhammad insofar as the leadership of the "New Black Panther Party" is concerned, Malik Zulu Shabazz, who - while speaking at Howard University in Washington DC, the so-called "Harvard" of the black community - launched into an anti-Semitic tirade by leading an anti-Jewish chant:

Shabazz: "Who caught Nat Turner and killed Nat Turner?" (See note below on Turner.)

Audience: "Jews"

Shabazz: "Who is it that controls the Federal Reserve? Who?"

Audience: "Jews"

Shabazz: "Who is it that set up the Hon. Marcus Garvey and the Justice Department and the judges that sent him to prison?"

Audience: "Jews"

Shabazz: "Who? Who?"

Audience: "Jews."

NOTE: Nat Turner (Nathaniel Turner; killed, November 11, 1831) was an American slave who led a slave rebellion that resulted in 55 deaths, the largest number of fatalities to occur in one uprising in the antebellum southern United States. Nat started with a few trusted fellow slaves. The rebels traveled from house to house, freeing slaves and killing all the white people they found. Because the rebels did not want to alert anyone to their presence as they carried out their attacks, they initially used knives, hatchets, axes, and blunt instruments instead of firearms. Before Nat and his brigade of rebels met resistance at the hands of a white militia, they killed a total of 55 people. However, they spared the homes and lives of poor whites because Turner believed the poor white inhabitants "... were no better off than negroes."


Obama's background, then, goes a long way in illuminating the reasons behind his foreign policy in the Middle East and Central Asia; it reveals Obama's mindset as he seeks to -

  1. Bend U.S. policy in the Middle East and Central Asia so that it will be more "in tune" with America's European allies.
  2. Embrace the 2002 Arab peace Plan supported by Saudi Arabia and backed by Tzipi Livni, the leader of Israel's Kadima Party - and not only these "heavy-weights," but such Democratic Party "biggies" as Lee Hamilton, the former co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group, Zbigniew Brzezinski, a Democrat and a former national security adviser, and former president Jimmy Carter. Obama means it when he says, "Peace will come to Israel and the Middle East only when the Israeli government is willing to comply with international law and with the so-called "Roadmap for Peace ..." which in essence requires Israel to -
    • Fall back to its pre-1967 borders.
    • Give up East Jerusalem to the Palestinians.
    • Give up the Golan Heights.
    • Eventually turn Israel into a secular state and, ipso facto, honor the Palestinians demand for a "Right to Return" for all Palestinians "expelled" from Israel in Israel's War of Independence - which would, naturally enough, mean swamping Israel with anti-Jewish Palestinians.
  3. Withdraw all American forces from Iraq.
  4. Negotiate with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran in order to reach an accommodation with Iran - even if that accommodation comes at the expense of allowing Iran to arm itself with nuclear weapons.
  5. Negotiate with elements of the Taliban in both Afghanistan and Pakistan that will lead to the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Central Asia.
  6. Close the giant American air base in Manas, Kyrgyzstan and other similar bases in Central Asia which have been positioned to block Russian and Chinese access to the oil riches of Central Asia.

ABOVE: Central Asia (left), and the U.S. base at Manas (right). BELOW: US bases in the Middle East and Central Asia; please notice how these bases are positioned to keep Russia, China and even the E.U. out of the Middle East and Central Asia. This map does not include the several SUPER-BASES in Iraq; nor the ones being presently negotiated in Kazakhstan.


Bruce Ash, the Republican National Committeeman for Arizona and a staunch friend of Israel, says:

"I always figured sooner or later Barack Obama would wake up one morning and ask himself, 'Why are we supporting Israel'? I never dreamed that he would wake up so soon.

"Obama's proclamation yesterday that somehow Iran possessed energy concerns and 'legitimate' nuclear aspirations leads me to the conclusion that he is either signaling an end to America's relationship with her strongest ally -- Israel or that he is the most naive and dangerous president in the past three decades. Yesterday's proclamation is the latest in a long line of subtle, nuanced movements in American foreign policy that erodes the US-Israel alliance as well as sets peace requirements so high as to weaken and isolate Israel without any benefit to our ally."

Obama's effort to change U.S. policy toward Israel bodes badly for Israel - and, if left unchecked, could strip Israel of her last remaining ally on planet earth.


All this places Israel and the Jewish people on shaky ground. Israel's enemies (and the enemies of the Jewish people) are growing; they exist on every continent in great numbers - and they transcend the boundaries of culture, race, religion and economic status, and they embrace anti-Semitic ideologies that are often mutually exclusive - and so much so that the question that fairly begs to be asked is, What's going on?

It's here that we must pause and reflect on the idea that there may be something more to anti-Semitism than meets the eye; that possibly anti-Semitism is, as Dr. Ernst Simmel has written, a -

"... PATHOLOGICAL MENTAL PROCESS ... [one that] is irrational and dethrones reason as the regulating power in human interrelationships ..."

Dr. Simmel writes that under the impress of this DERANGED MENTAL PROCESS -

"The concept of the Jew as an enemy loses all realistic meaning ... The Jews take on an omnipresent, secretive presence; he becomes the ENEMY ABSOLUTE. His wickedness becomes so gigantic that no one need wonder that he becomes the PERSONIFICATION OF THE DEVIL; the symbol of all evil ... where the ideational manifestation of the anti-Semitic complex loses reference to reality ... a manifestation that eventually will DISCHARGE ITSELF IN UNRESTRICTED DESTRUCTIVE ... ENERGY ..."

More later!

God bless you all,

S.R. Shearer,
Antipas Ministries


Once again, we URGE you -

  1. To involve yourself in either our ALIYA training [for those of you who continue to reside WITHIN the borders of the United States] by -



  2. For those of you who live OUTSIDE the borders of the United States, to involve yourself in raising up a TESTIMONY in the lands you are living. If you want to be a part of this great work, please -


  3. In addition, if you have not as yet ordered your FREE DVD, "Greed Is Good," we encourage you to do so now -


  4. Finally, we continue to need your financial help. We will, of course, continue on whether we receive help or not, but if you can help and take some of the pressure off of us, please -


    In connection with item #4 above, we pray that you will remember the Word of God:


We need your help to spread the word concerning Antipas Ministries and the eschatological viewpoint it represents; WE NEED YOUR HELP BECAUSE WE DO NOT "LINK" WITH OTHER SO-CALLED "CHRISTIAN" WEBSITES which are, for the most part, "in the tank" insofar as their loyalty to the United States is concerned - a loyalty that has made them partners in the BLOODY trail the American military has left in its TERROR-RIDDEN rampage throughout the world, as well as making them partners in the abject poverty that American corporations have imposed on the peoples and nations the American military machine has ravaged - A BLOODY, TERROR-RIDDEN RAMPAGE THAT HAS TO A LARGE DEGREE BEEN CARRIED OUT IN THE NAME OF THE "PRINCE OF PEACE." [Please see our articles, "The Third World as a Model for the New World Order," Inside the American New World Order System" and "The American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary Archipelago."]



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