3
Dec 19

Good Reads -Digest

A number of articles on different themes that we have been following but first some twitter feeds on the Middle East.

The Middle East

Note the mention of MEK in this tweet.  The MEK is CIA supported and both the neocon Bolton and  Giuliani have appeared at fund raisers in the US.

Saudi Arabia still waging war against Yemen. It is hard to feel sorry for the pilots.

 

Lebanon is a mess....see the article below

 Articles and Alternative News

These are alternative news outlets.  Some are slightly center left but in the main the coverage seems fair. You will not find any of this in the MSM which is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

  First we turn to the Grayzone, which carries articles in English and Spanish and seems to have good South American coverage.  Also articles on the Palestinians and the Gaza strip and on operation Condor 2.0: After Bolivia coup, Trump dubs Nicaragua 'national security threat' and targets Mexico.  I have been following this on other feeds. It seems (after the assassination of the Mormons) that Trump wants to declare Mexico a narco state (terrorist threat). This looks like the Monroe doctrine. The US is increasingly active in South America. The first article we high light (keeping with the M.E. theme) is the one on Lebanon. Note the word Technocracy

 

Technocracy now: The US is working to turn Lebanon’s anti-corruption protests against Hezbollah

Also of interest is an article on the White Helmets.  The narrative is unraveling and we can see what liars and manipulators they really are.  No matter, when they are about to be exposed they just kill anyone who gets in their way.

White Helmets Whitewash: founder’s death, OPCW scandal lift mask on al-Qaeda’s ally in Syria

This confirms what we have been saying all along about Syria, the White Helmets and chemical attacks.  It was all a big FAT LIE.  And then there is this -

As The OPCW Is Accused Of False Reporting U.S. Propaganda Jumps To Its Help

........and also this:

After His Mysterious Death, the Media Scrambles to Get its Story Straight About White Helmets Founder James Le Mesurier

 

Oh dear, so hard to keep all them lies straight.....move on, nothing to see here.  Almost ready to start the next adventure in the Middle East.

The UK column

Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen present new perspectives on the London Bridge terror attack right before upcoming General Election.   Of special interest is the Green new Deal and
COP25 climate conference in Madrid, Spain (at 29:46). Mark Carnage (BoE): new appointment – UN Special Envoy for Climate Action; "Climate Carnage: companies that don’t adapt will go bankrupt without question US is still not on board with the plans".  Watch the coming green tyranny in the EU and read the following - In Stuttering, Stumbling Address Christine Lagarde Vows To Link QE To Climate Change

 

Don't let them lie to you the population of the earth is actually shrinking .....

........and we have enough food to feed 10 billion people

 

The Jews and Zionism

American Pravda: Jews and Nazis

American Pravda: Holocaust Denial

The Unfinished “Coup”: the End of the Netanyahu Era and the Political Earthquake Ahead

 

 

Historical Article

Dealing in Hate: The development of anti-German propaganda

 

And Finally (for Mindir)

Looking at the world through the eyes of Pink Floyd read the article: SEE YOU ON THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON ......and listen to the Song:

 

 

 

 

 

2
Dec 19

The Holocaust and Isaiah 53

 

The term “holocaust” means whole burnt offering.  The Talmud (not the Old Testament) predicted that it was necessary that 6 million Jews had to die (be offered) before God would allow the Jews to return to the land.   Nowhere in the Torah does God demand 6 million Jewish deaths. In fact, God did not even allow Isaac to be offered. The figure of 6 million is repeatedly found in newspaper reports at least 20 years before WW2 as is the word “holocaust”. 

Moreover, Judaism promotes an interpretation of Isaiah 53 that understands the “suffering servant” as the nation of Israel.   The interpretation offered by Judaism is completely unnuanced and biased and demonstrates either a complete lack of understanding of their own scriptures or a deliberately dishonest approach. The rabbis teach a Talmudic version of "prophecy" where the messiah is replaced by the “Jewish state”.    The nation becomes its own saviour.  This is typical of the type of commentary that can be found online:

The Jew suffered due to other people. He was the first victim, the eternal scapegoat for the faults and misfortunes of others. The Gentiles will admit that Judah was considered accursed, yet his affliction was due to our imposing upon him the results of our own calamities (Isaiah 53:4). The Jew was punished for the sins of others (53:5). The Jew often succeeded in dedicating himself to the Law when he could. When he was forced (by outsiders) or seduced to abandon it he applied his energies in other directions: in jurisprudence, trade, science, philosophy, philanthropy. The Messiah shall come from Judah. The Jew has a natural instinct to reform things, to rectify the world. When the Jew is deprived of Torah this instinct can be misdirected. Sometimes it does good and on occasion it can do damage. Either way the Jew is hated by many Gentiles merely because he is active, is different and stands out. The sins of others are transposed onto the Jew (53:11). In the Last Days Judah shall be rich and powerful and a great nation, among the greatest that exist. AND HE SHALL DIVIDE THE SPOIL WITH THE STRONG: Judah shall be a military might, an old lion who must be dealt with carefully and with respect. AND HE WAS NUMBERED WITH THE TRANSGRESSORS; Jews were accused and still are of all the sins under the sun and still more and of being criminals and controlling all the crime and mischief of the world. AND HE BARE THE SIN OF MANY, Not only was Judah made responsible for the sins of others, but he also took upon himself to make retribution for the faults of others. AND MADE INTERCESSION FOR THE TRANSGRESSORS. Jews champion the oppressed and seek to help whoever needs help even when those who are in need were the cause of their own downfall (53:12).

This demonstrates how little the Jews understand of their own Scriptures.  The scapegoat does indeed represent the nation.  The scapegoat bears the sins of the nation and was released in the wilderness.  As such the scapegoat represents the nation sent into exile bearing its own sin (not gentile sin).   The story of Cain and Able is based on this ritual, with Cain sent away from the sanctuary into exile (scapegoat) and Abel (goat for Yahweh) slaughtered.  Cain was “accursed” because he brought the wrong offering (grown by sweaty labour [Gen 3:19] from the cursed ground) and Cain slew his brother out of jealousy and anger. Cain ought to have known that God provided animal skins as covering for his parent’s nakedness, atonement was not solely dependent on human effort. Once again, the Jews revel in their self-imposed victim-hood.  Similar to Cain they complain that they are vagabonds and unable to bear the punishment that is the result of their own disobedience and intransigence.  And yet God is merciful and protects Cain. God does not allow the scapegoat to be killed (an “innovation” later adopted by the Rabbis) because at some future point God will forgive and cleanse the scapegoat and bring it back home. However, forgiveness requires repentance (think here of the parable of the prodigal son) but how can you forgive someone who never, ever, ever admits that they have done any wrong? Everyman’s hand is against them for no reason.   They are the perpetual victim and bear no blame. 

Debunking a bad interpretation

The following introduction to Isaiah 53 is from Rabbi Tovia Singer via the Outreach Judaism[1] website:

Despite strong objections from conservative Christian apologists, the prevailing rabbinic interpretation of Isaiah 53 ascribes the “servant” to the nation of Israel who silently endured unimaginable suffering at the hands of its gentile oppressors. The speakers, in this most-debated chapter, are the stunned kings of nations who will bear witness to the messianic age and the final vindication of the Jewish people following their long and bitter exile. “Who would have believed our report?,” the astonished and contrite world leaders wonder aloud in dazed bewilderment (53:1).[2]

The stimulus for the world’s baffled response contained in this famed cluster of chapters at the end of the Book of Isaiah is the unexpected salvation of Israel. The redemption of God’s people is the central theme in the preceding verse (52:12) where the “you” signifies the Jewish people who are sheltered and delivered by God. Moreover, the “afflicted barren woman” in the following chapter is protected and saved by God, and is also universally recognized as the nation of Israel [3] (54:1).

There are so many things wrong with this interpretation that it is difficult to know where to commence.  It portrays the nation of Israel as a “victim” silently enduring unmerited suffering at the hand of horrible gentiles.   In the case of Isaiah, the gentiles are the Assyrians who were known for their cruelty and violence, but the interpretation conveniently leaves out the fact that God himself brought the Assyrians against Israel because of the nation’s disobedience and sinfulness.

“Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity,
a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters:
they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked
the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone
away backward” (Isa 1:4).

It is remarkable (or perhaps not) that the rabbi completely neglects the fact that the original context of Isaiah is the near death of Hezekiah.  Hezekiah is the “suffering servant” of Isaiah 53 and he represents the faithful remnant.   Answer me this rabbi…. why is the central portion of the book of Isaiah chapters 36-38 all about the sickness and recovery of Hezekiah?

Hezekiah was the “suffering servant” and his miraculous recovery from his death bed and the miraculous Passover deliverance of Jerusalem from Assyria are the initial subject of Isaiah 53.   Hezekiah represented the faithful remnant in the nation.   The rabbi says;

“Moreover, the “afflicted barren woman” in the
following chapter is protected and saved by God,
and is also universally recognized as the nation
of Israel (54:1)”.

The rabbi is correct.  The barren woman is based on Rachel, one of the matriarchs who died in childbirth (Gen 35:16-19).   But what is the saying in Isaiah 54:1 based on?

“And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth”. (2 Kings 19:3)

The saying comes from the very mouth of Hezekiah who portrays the nation as writhing in excruciating birth pangs like Rachel.   The nation is about to die in childbirth.  The promise to Eve was that deliverance (= the messiah) would come through childbirth (Gen 3:15) but now the nation faced death.  How could the nation “bring forth the messiah” when the king was about to die childless?   How could the promise to Abraham be kept and the covenant with David if Hezekiah died?

And yet, Hezekiah willingly accepted and absorbed the divine punishment meted out against the disobedient nation.  He endured the mocking and contempt of Sennacherib. He silently bore the plotting of Shebna and the pro-Assyrian party (and the drunken defeatism of the Ephraimites).  He kept faith in his God. 

Hezekiah was a faithful king and as such he represented the faithful remnant in the nation.   The kings of Israel and Judah were believed to serve as divine agents to rule the nation.  Therefore, the king held a unique position in that he was a corporate representative but also a divine agent.

In other words, the king represented the nation to God.  Kingship had a corporate, representative function.  However, the king was also meant to represent God to the nation.  Agency was an important part of everyday life in the ancient world.  Individuals such as prophets and angels mentioned in the Jewish Scriptures were thought of as ‘agents’ of God.  And the key idea regarding agency in the ancient world appears to be summarized in the phrase from rabbinic literature so often quoted in these contexts: “The one sent is like the one who sent him.”[4]

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of
my mouth: it shall not return unto me void,
but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto
I sent it”
. (Isa 55:11)

How would this anthropomorphised prophetic “word” prosper?

 

“Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; 
he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt
make his soul an offering for sin, he shall
see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and
the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in
his hand”
. (Isa 53:10)

Hezekiah was saved.  On the third day he was raised from his death bed. The city was saved.  Hezekiah was granted an extra 15 years of life.  He had a son and continued the Davidic line.   Like suffering Job, king Hezekiah kept the faith and God kept his covenant.  As with Job, everyone except God had abandoned him.

So, Hezekiah proved to be the initial fulfillment of the Emmanuel prophecy (God with us) but the story does not end there.  These are quite clearly messianic prophecies and typical fulfillment. In other words, they are repeat patterns pointing forward to an even greater deliverance.

That deliverance found its fulfillment in Jesus Christ, the true King of the Jews and Son of God. The ultimate intermediary between God and man.

Conclusion

Isaiah 53 is initially based on Hezekiah but ultimately typical of Jesus Christ.   All scripture points towards the messiah Jesus Christ.  He was the perfect representative between God and man.  He was not equal to God and never claimed to be.

The rabbis who portray the “nation of Israel” as the “suffering servant” are disingenuous and dishonest.   They are presenting the Jews as perpetual victims of racist and cruel gentiles who for no apparent reason want to make them suffer.   Apparently Jewish suffering has a unique vicarious quality that will “cleanse” the gentiles and herald the messianic age.  Such suffering is (according to them) well pleasing to God.  Of course, it is all nonsense.  Any suffering that the Jews experience is a consequence of their bad behaviour and is divine punishment for disobedience.  Such behaviour is not well pleasing to God.  And their suffering does not expunge anyone’s guilt.

 

“The soul that sinneth, it shall die. 
The son shall not bear the iniquity
of the father, neither shall the father
bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness
of the righteous shall be upon him, and the
wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him”. (Ezek 18:20)

Approximately 55 million people died as a consequence of WW2.  Many of them were not Jews.  The holocaust was not an “offering” to God.  It was not a fulfilment of “Talmudic prophecy” and one does not even have to delve into the truth claims of the holocaust to understand that a historical tragedy has been fetishized and scripture has been manipulated and “spun” to propagandize for Zionism.  You may be able to fool men, but you will not be able to fool God.  God will not be mocked.  Jacob the deceiver is about to meet his maker and he will be wrestled to a halt.   I suggest that the rabbis read my commentary “Dark Sayings” and other articles on this website and brush up on their appalling lack of Old Testament understanding.     https://www.biblaridion.info/html/dark.html

 

Download the article as a PDFPDF download

 

 

What Happened to Jews Sent to the Aktion Reinhardt Camps?

 

 

Notes


[1] https://outreachjudaism.org/gods-suffering-servant-isaiah-53/

[2] Midrash Rabbah (Numbers XXIII.2), Zohar (Genesis & Leviticus), Talmud (Brochos 5a), Rashi, Joseph Kara, Ibn Ezra, Joseph Kimchi, David Kimchi, Nachmanadies, Abarbinbanel, et all

[3] Ibn Ezra on Isaiah 53

[4] James F. McGrath, The Only True God: Early Christian Monotheism in its Jewish Context, (University of Illinois Press, 2009) p. 14.

29
Nov 19

Middle East Digest

Middle East Digest

Iraq

The embassy of Iran is being attacked in Iraq.  Of course this could be because of underlying tensions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims but it is more likely that this is agitation against Iran by Western powers.

Iran

It is surely not a "coincidence" that  anti-government protests have also erupted in Iran at the same time as the Iranian embassy is attacked in Iraq.   This seems coordinated and one suspects the hand of CIA supported MEK stirring up internal trouble in Iran.  The Iranian authorities have brutally put down the protests which is to be expected.   Of course this allows the West to virtue signal about the despotic Iranian regime suppressing its freedom loving people but we suspect the hand of Ayatollah Mike. After all, things are rarely what they seem in the Middle East and anyone who believes the MSM is being spoon fed lies.  Apparently, the Iranians have acquired "new  (improved) centrifuges" and will have nuclear weapons within the next few months.  We know that this is true because it has been reported by the Gatestone institute with the full approval of its member John Bolton.  It looks like war with Iran is imminent because their other measures (sanctions, protests etc) are not working.

Israel

As we know, the Trump Administration again demonstrated its subservience to Israel by giving away the Palestinian West Bank.  It is dangerous for the US to normalize illegal Jewish settlements as it allows Israel’s extreme right-wing government to single-handedly determine the fate of the Palestinian people. Netanyahu has been indicted for bribery and this makes him extremely dangerous and more likely to instigate a war.

In the meantime the Holocaust takes on the dimensions of a leftist religious cult.  It is a creed that is dogmatic and must therefore not be questioned. Moreover, suffering and genocide belong exclusively to the Jewish people as no one else  has ever suffered.  We must look to Jerusalem and the Jewish people to develop our spirituality and expunge ourselves of our in-built racism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12
Nov 19

Holocaust or self-immolation?

A Holocaust of Biblical Proportions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The PDF below is intended as a response to the article by Laurent Guyénot entitled; A Holocaust of Biblical Proportions that appeared in the Unz Review on November 11, 2019 .   The article is informative and interesting but I find myself disagreeing with the way that the Old Testament is portrayed. My response is in PDF format and has been sent to the author.  http://www.unz.com/article/a-holocaust-of-biblical-proportions/

 

Holocaust or self-immolation?PDF download