Why the Russians are Lying on Ukraine

Moscow is infamous for its worldwide disinformation campaigns. Not only was it Czarist Russian intelligence which devised the infamous forgery of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and Soviet intelligence (or even Josef Stalin himself) which coined the neologism “dezinformatsiya”. The KGB through Operation SIG is also also the origin of most contemporary Anti-Semitism,Continue reading “Why the Russians are Lying on Ukraine”

It’s Anti-Semitism Stupid!

What is the problem with Iran? Is it Islam? No, there are dozens of sovereign Muslim nations that are responsible members of the international community. Is it totalitarianism? Well, totalitarianism does not in of itself necessarily make a country externally aggressive. Is it imperialism? No, imperialism is seldom as malign as the Iranian version. TheContinue reading “It’s Anti-Semitism Stupid!”

Khomeinism and Iranian Foreign Policy

Ayatollah Khomeini introduced a governing principle according to which Iranian national interests take precedence over sharia. This may seem surprising for an Islamist theocratic regime but can be observed in Iranian foreign policy for various parts of the world. Iran is completely silent on China’s Han colonization of Xinjiang and totalitarian policies of coerced assimilationContinue reading “Khomeinism and Iranian Foreign Policy”

The Palestinian Interest

What is the Palestinian interest? There are two perspectives to this. The first perspective assumes that the Palestinian interest lies in fighting the Jewish state until the entire Jewish population in accordance with the Palestinian consensus has been “removed” from the land, i.e. exterminated since there is nowhere to deport the Jews. Palestinians have beenContinue reading “The Palestinian Interest”

The Palestinian Narrative is not Legitimate

It has often been claimed that peace requires accepting that there are two competing narratives, one Israeli and one Palestinian, but is this really true? What has not been considered is that the Palestinian narrative is Anti-Zionist, meaning opposed to peace with Israel. Therefore legitimizing the Palestinian narrative as an obstacle to peace makes peaceContinue reading “The Palestinian Narrative is not Legitimate”

Are Muslims Victims?

There are today frequent claims that Muslims are victims. But is this true and if so to what degree and who are their victimizers? Muslims generally suffer informal discrimination as immigrants and descendants of immigants in Western European countries in both housing and employment. But aside from that, Muslims are certainly not victims of non-Muslims.Continue reading “Are Muslims Victims?”

The Victims of Civilization

Indigenous nations are victims of civilizations, not just one civilization but civilizations generally. This is obfuscated by Postcolonialism which epistemologically privileges Islamist imperialists and Arab colonialists over their victims, including the Jews and other indigenous nations of the MENA region. Colonialism and imperialism are not exclusively Western phenomenons but are inherent to civilization generally. PostcolonialismContinue reading “The Victims of Civilization”

Germany has not Learned the Lesson of Czechoslovakia

Ukraine is threatened by Russia seeking to territorially expand westwards. The planned Russian annexation of Ukraine is only a prelude to the planned Russian conquest of the rest of Europe. The new center-left government in Germany turned down Ukraine’s urgent request for military aid due to bizarre academic theories of conflict resolution obfuscating the distinctionContinue reading “Germany has not Learned the Lesson of Czechoslovakia”

The US Must Clarify on Disengagement from Islamdom

The US suffers from a global credibility deficit. America’s adversaries no longer fear the United States and Middle Eastern allies of the United States are all convinced that the US intends to disengage from Islamdom, yet the US denies this. Iran calculates that in the event of the US and Israel destroying the Iranian nuclearContinue reading “The US Must Clarify on Disengagement from Islamdom”

Russia Deters America in Ukraine

Why is America not admitting Ukraine to NATO and putting an end to the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine? The US should militarily deter Russia from invading Ukraine yet it is the US that has ended up deterred by Russia. The Biden administration wields the threat of economic sanctions against Russia despite PresidentContinue reading “Russia Deters America in Ukraine”

The Poisonous Legacy of Operation SIG

The Soviet Union was very early in recognizing Israel on May 17, 1948 in no doubt hoping that then democratic socialist Israel would align with the Communist Soviet Union. However, the Labor-led government of Israel prioritized relations with fellow liberal democracies. The Soviet Union became officially Anti-Semitic in propagating the conspiracy theory that the UnitedContinue reading “The Poisonous Legacy of Operation SIG”

How Quickly Will Median Jews Emigrate to Israel?

How fast will Median Jews immigrate to Israel? Once the gates are opened up will African Median Jews from Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania as well as Middle Eastern Median Jews of Iran and Iraq immigrate to Israel as fast as they can irrespective of conditions on arrival in Israel. There are 4 million Median JewsContinue reading “How Quickly Will Median Jews Emigrate to Israel?”

Why has Israeli Intelligence been Wrong on Iran?

The Israeli intelligence community used to claim that Iran eventually would return to the JCPOA and now they assume that Iran is interested in an interim agreement that would freeze uranium enrichment in return for some sanctions relief. It appears that the Israeli intelligence community has not learned from its own mistakes.  Iran has twoContinue reading “Why has Israeli Intelligence been Wrong on Iran?”

Iran is Dangerous and Irrational

The Raisi administration is officially shutting down the JCPOA by reneging on all “concessions” of the Rouhani administration. The Iranian regime knows that the US is literally desperate to reach a nuclear deal in order to avoid Iranian chemical weapons mass terrorism on a global scale. Iran knows that its WMD extortion works and apparentlyContinue reading “Iran is Dangerous and Irrational”

America is at War with Conspiratorial Anti-Semitism

On December 11, 1941 did Nazi Germany declare war on America. Conspiratorial Anti-Semitism was at the very core of Nazi ideology and Berlin’s decision to declare war on America despite Germany having no border with and not being on the same continent as the United States was no doubt in part motivated by conspiratorial Anti-Semitism.Continue reading “America is at War with Conspiratorial Anti-Semitism”

The Trope of Racial Purity in Anti-Zionism

Anti-Zionists claim that Ashkenazi Jews are racially pure “Whites” with no Middle Eastern origin. This is contrary to genetic science which has documented Ashkenazis to be descended from Middle Eastern men and Italian women. But facts are generally not of concern to Anti-Zionists who never hesitate to make contrafactual claims.  It happens to be thatContinue reading “The Trope of Racial Purity in Anti-Zionism”

The Schism in Orthodox Judaism

There is an increasing schism in Orthodox Judaism and a trend by Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) rabbis not to recognize conversions performed by many Modern Orthodox rabbis. This is already full-blown in Israel where Haredi rabbis refuse to recognize conversions performed by the Chief Rabbinate. Confusingly, the Israeli Chief Rabbinate nowadays has increasingly been dominated by HarediContinue reading “The Schism in Orthodox Judaism”

What the Haredi World Thinks of Fellow Jews

Most Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) Jews are not Zionists. The majority however accepts the Jewish state but wants it to become a Haredi theocracy. A minority are religious Anti-Zionists who reject theocracy before the coming of the Mashiach (messiah). However, the Haredi Anti-Zionists do not vote in Israeli elections and therefore do not have any influence overContinue reading “What the Haredi World Thinks of Fellow Jews”

A No-Fly Zone Over Iran is Absolutely Necessary

An Israeli series of strikes against the Iranian nuclear weapons program will only set back the Iranian nuclear weapons program one to two years since no one can take away the acquired know-how from the Iranian nuclear scientists. Therefore would it be necessary for Israel to repeat the operation every two years or so. However,Continue reading “A No-Fly Zone Over Iran is Absolutely Necessary”

A No-Fly Zone Will Liberate Millions of Yarsani Jews

The number of Median Jews (Yarsanis, Alevis, Yezidis and Zoroastrians) in Iran is estimated at between two and three million; there are no precise statistics available. In addition, are there 8 500 rabbinic Jews and 5 000-10 000 Mandaeans who are pre-Israelite Sumerian Jews. The only way to free most Median Jews of Iran isContinue reading “A No-Fly Zone Will Liberate Millions of Yarsani Jews”

Why Iran wants Nuclear Weapons

It is peculiar why so-called “anti-imperialists” are not concerned with Tehran’s clearly neo-imperial ambitions. Rather, “Anti-Imperialism” was a Soviet propaganda discourse closely connected to yet another Soviet propaganda discourse, namely “Anti-Zionism”. In fact, Soviet propaganda often mentioned “Anti-Imperialism and “Anti-Zionism” in one breath as if they were one. The Islamic Republic of Iran is oneContinue reading “Why Iran wants Nuclear Weapons”

Median Jews are not Muslims

Islam is a religion with four branches, Sunni, Shia, Ibadi (in Oman) and Mutazili. There are four surviving schools (Arabic: madhhab) within Sunni Islamic jurisprudence (Arabic: fiqh). These are Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki and Shafi’i. In addition are there the heterodox Sunni Ahmadiyya who believe that the expected Mahdi (messiah) has already arrived. Ahmadiyya are neverthelessContinue reading “Median Jews are not Muslims”

Liberalization without Suppressing Religion

Secularism in Turkey and Iran during the 20th century was anti-religious in actively trying to limit the extent of religion in society. This led to a backlash in Islamists coming to power. The secularization policies of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Mohammad Reza Pahlavi were in this sense clearly counterproductive. However, their respective heritage remains aliveContinue reading “Liberalization without Suppressing Religion”