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05 December 2017

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Will.2718

For those interested in the lack of archaeological support for the Biblical narrative see below. The best thinking is that the true exodus is that the local Canaanite hill tribes separated culturally from their Egyptian overlords. After all all- there is no "Hebrew language" specific to the Jews. Hebrew is just southern Canaanite, and the other ancient Jewish language is that of the Arameans.

"Among Finkelstein's books are the best sellers The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of its Sacred Texts (2001) and David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition (2006), both written with Neil Asher Silberman. Also well-known are the textbooks on the emergence of Ancient Israel, titled The Archaeology of the Israelite Settlement (1988); on the archaeology and history of the arid zones of the Levant, titled Living on the Fringe (1995); and on the Northern Kingdom of Israel, titled The Forgotten Kingdom (2013)"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Finkelstein

The real killer fact for those with a little grounding in biology is that the genetic evidence is that the Palestinians are closer to the Mizrahaim (Eastern Jews) and Ashkenazis/Shepardi then they are to each other. This implies a closer relation in the clade to the common Judean ancestor. It is a mistake to confound the language people speak with their genes. I understand that I am undercutting my previous point. Surprisingly, most Turks in Anatolia have predominantly Hellenic genes nonwithstanding their Turkish language. Similarly, most Syrians and Lebanese have predominantly Aramaen and Phoenician genes and speak a distinct Levantine language despite its similarity to Arabic. Nassim Nicholas Taleb (The Black Swan author from Aimoun, Lebanon) is always giving examples of the differences b/n Levantine and Arabic. For example, the word for "left," or the names of the months.

kooshy

This same equipment was used in 2006 against Merkavas, and against supper dooper IDF ground forces. Apparently back in 06, this new ME instead of coming out of Condie' womb, it exited her rectum, perhaps with as much pang if not more.

fanto

WJ,
I first learned about this man from a comment of David Habakkuk (in an earlier post) and was curious to learn more about him. As you point out, ´internet is not your friend´ in his case. Your comment gives so far the most information about his doings. Thank you. According to David Habakkuk that surname is polish, but it possibly be other slavic origin as well ( possibly Jidish ?)

The Twisted Genius

WJ,

Given Strzok's career, I wouldn't expect to find much, if anything, about him on the internet. If he spent his career working "in the shadows," he rightly would have stayed off the internet. He certainly would have had CIA connections if he was involved in CI activities targeting Russian and China. Anyone actively working in a classified environment would be grossly negligent to allow himself to be plastered all over the internet. Why do you think I still use a light cover of TTG just to post here years after retiring? It's just force of habit.

I was glad to hear that Mueller banished him to HR as soon as his anti-Trump emails were discovered. If he stayed, he would have cast an ugly shadow over the Mueller investigation. It's much like the partisan shadow extending over much of the NY FBI office. Their pro-Trump/anti-Clinton stance was notorious. I also think the FBI should review the entire Clinton email server file in light of this.

TonyL

To distract, and direct our attention to a different subject, he must have felt the heat of Mueller's investigation. It's in the playbook of all POTUS, pass and present. Moving US embassy to Jerusalem is a stupid decision, that will stir violent unrest in ME, and that no other nation will do. But does he cares?

turcopolier

tonyL

Moving the embassy is nothing. Recognizing that Jerusalem is Israel's capital is probably a disastrous thing to do. Erdogan has called for a world-wide Islamic conference on this mid-month. pl

LeaNder

Oh, an activist from the twilight zone? Welcome! Should I have noticed you before? How's the man behind the curtain doing, when will the Fat Lady Sing, and the Truth Set Us All finally Free?

Read “Holocaust HighPriest” and “Breaking the Spell” by Nicholas Kollerstrom.

I am hearing you. You are sure you don't want to add Nicholas Kollerstrom, PhD. See your advertisement worked.

I sure hope you read his 2015 book on Paul McCartney too? How and why the GB initiated WWI and WWII (2016), and The Chronicles of False Flag Terror (2017).

Would you recommend the astrological titles too?

Babak Makkinejad

The sad part of it is that all this scholarship means nothing to people like my Iranian friends who consider Israel to be their country; not withstanding the fact that their mother tongue is Persian and they associate socially with similar people.

jdledell

Kooshy - It is true when Israel goes into Lebanon that Hezballah has the advantage and as I have explained previously the Hezballah used anti-tank weapons, to Israel's surprise, effectively against the Merkavas. Hezballah has effectively made southern Lebanon a nightmare for any offensive thrust by Israel.

However, it would be a totally different story if Hezballah had to abandon their defensive positions and go on the offensive. The same is true of other Arab offensive thrusts into Israel where they would be in the open.

When Israel is fundamentally threatened the entire nation and populace responds. In 1973 I was staying with friends in Jaffa and there was fear the Egyptian forces would roll right up the coast. The Israeli defense forces came into town and were handing out weapons to literally every man, woman and child. I was given an old WW I Enfield rifle and a handful of bullets, to point out the window toward the street. Of course the Egyptians never came and all I got out of the situation was very sore shoulders - that damn rifle weighed a ton.

LeaNder

Well, Pat, the Jerusalem Embassy Act doesn't seem make a difference between those two issues.

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Embassy_Act_of_1995

It's a peculiar verbal dance around the topic since 1995:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Embassy_Act#Developments

Maybe one should get it over with. Has been hanging their like the Sword of Damocles for quite some time. Besides how many Palestinian enclaves/houses are still around in East Jerusalem. Seems to have been a steady process.

I hate to admit, but Trump would simply recognize reality, facts on the ground. How far into Judea and Samaria will this recognition reach in the upcoming larger/extended plan?

rjj

Don't know how bureaucracies work in DC. Remembering how placement in HR was a goal for activists. HR is obscure and unglamorous - how is it banishment for someone with an agenda who works in the shadows?

jdledell

Allen Thompson - I'll jump in here to give you my ideas of where Israel is going with their land expansion ideas. First of all, there is recognition in Israel that there are far too few Jews to populate much more land than they have already grabbed. The Israeli Government will not state what their ultimate land objectives are - they will expand as their Jewish population expands. That is what is behind Netanyahu's pleas to the French Jews to move to Israel. If there is another large group of Jews moving to Israel as happened with the Soviet Union Jews in the past, then you will see military action to expand by Israel. The people who run the Government in Israel are pragmatic when it comes to issues like "Greater Israel" since they recognize the impact such a move would have given the limited supply of Jews and the already stretched Reserve army forces.

turcopolier

LeaNder
You have never sounded so much like a Zionist troll. there are greater realities than mere possession. pl

Fred

LeaNder,

"facts on the ground" like the recognition of the military conquest of East Jerusalem? I wonder what Rocketman thinks of that.

Kooshy

If you mean expatriate JEWISH Iranians, IMO they are not as much as before link themselves to Israel, apparently some really lost a lot in business deals with Israelies.

Kooshy

Sorry, I don’t think so, the situation is becoming more balance then even 2006. Currently Hezbollah with her missiiles has as much offensive fear power as Israel
Air Force. And as far as IDF ground forces goes they are no match to Hezbollah, irregular guys flying from US and France to help IDF are not professional gurrila fighter.
In long run fear factor is more davastating on Israelis to think realistically on thier future, then is for the Hezbollah and other Arabs since the Arabs have no were else to go.
IMO Israel and her supporters including US have never been weaker in their strategic position in entire ME. That is fact, backed by various events of this last 40 years, especially since 9/11.Ignoring actual facts and making unjustified analyses is just dangerous wishful thinking, on expense of western positions in the new forming world order.

FourthAndLong

One of the most disturbing things I’ve heard in quite some time. Second only to Trump’s election.

Babak Makkinejad

So if Israelis exercise their right of posession and Sovereinity and replace the Church of Holy Sepulchre with a whorehouse and the Church of Nativity with public latrines, the self-proclaimed lapsed Catholic called LeaNder would find that only fit and proper.

Babak Makkinejad

And, furthermore, the other Western people, firmly upholding the Separation of Church and State will cheerfully accept such conduct, no?

TonyL

Yes sir,

Moving the embassy there is just a symbolic part of the recognition.

fanto

Colonel, Sir
how right you are - there are realities of possession, but such realities are not three dimensional, but four dimensional, everything changes with time; the 1000 year Reich is an example, one could cite many many more of "forever" claims - just like today´s pronouncement of Bibi about `Jerusalem is forever Israels capital`(I am paraphrasing what was today in the news). Your mentioning the Catholic Church in this context is saying the same thing - patience is a virtue, and only time will tell. btw - I agree about LeaNder

LeaNder

Pat, that was cynic without adding cynicism alert. Melancholic. Deeply Melancholic.

This is a very, very bad signal. ...

But, should I really be surprised? It feels nobody should be. After all he said he would do this during his campaign. Should I go and check on his speech at AIPAC last year?

I vividly recall one rather horrible anti-Iran propaganda show against Iran at AIPAC, quite professional on a huge screens. Some years earlier. Really shocking. Triggered images, propaganda productions. Strictly, Iran was a central item in his promise catalogue too. And hasn't Rouhani been declared the new Hitler recently?

Zionist troll? At one point I opted for Post-Zionist, versus anti-Zionist. Maybe that was naive. But I was as hesitant concerning Anti-Semite versus Philo-Semite. Somewhat similiar to the choice between Trump-hater and Trump-supporter? No critical distance allowed you are either one or the other, it feels lately around here.

I do not trust Trump, that's true. Not even concerning Russia. Strictly he was offered that position on a silver plate. But doesn't this decision make him, if not a Zionist then at least a fierce pro-Israel hawk?

turcopolier

LeaNder

A lot of what you are writing lately does not sound like you. Are the other farmers writing your material? "Cynicism" and "irony" are different things. I am sorry that you are melancholic. pl

Babak Makkinejad

No, even those in Iran that I knew were blind Zionists.

Babak Makkinejad

I agree, she is a zionist troll.

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