The 3 Million Soviet POWs Starved To Death By Stalin’s Brutal Betrayal


Stalin: “There are no Russian prisoners of war. The Russian soldier fights on till death. If he chooses to become a prisoner, he is automatically excluded from the Russian community…”

Wear’s War Editor’s Comment: John Wear opens Germany’s War with a quote from his father, an American veteran of WWII, he tells a young John that “War is Hell”. No sane person can disagree. It is therefore beyond comprehension that in WWII the honorable Allies would direct so much effort into making Hell even more unbearable.

Hitler was forced to launch a preemptive attack on the Communist Soviet Union in June 1941. The Soviet Union had amassed the largest, most powerful, and best equipped offensive army in history. Stalin was on the verge of launching a massive military offensive against all of Europe. In contrast, the German army was not militarily prepared but acted in desperation knowing a brutal Communist invasion was imminent. Having lost the first strike advantage it had been built upon, the Soviet army failed to sweep across Europe.

It will become obvious that as the battle raged on and each side took POWs there were immense challenges to secure, shelter and feed them while providing for an unprepared advancing or retreating army. Then came the (un)surprising attitude of Stalin, the Communist dictator Churchill and Roosevelt expected us to know as ‘Uncle Joe’.

Stalin’s callous brutality created one of the earliest and greatest atrocities during WWII. It was par for the course with Stalin and his Communist predecessors. The question is, why did Roosevelt and Churchill promote their admiration of him? Uncle Joe was a central player in The Purge and Holodomor Holocausts that slaughtered almost 20 million men, women and children before any other atrocity is counted.



Death of Soviet Prisoners of War in German Captivity

One of the great tragedies of World War II was the starvation of over 3 million Soviet POWs in German captivity. This mass starvation of Soviet POWs is often cited as proof of German villainy. However, the mass starvation of Soviet POWs in German captivity was largely caused by Josef Stalin. Stalin adamantly refused to cooperate with repeated German attempts to reach mutual agreement on the treatment of POWs by Germany and the Soviet Union. Stalin had a great hatred for Soviet soldiers captured by German forces, and essentially refused to acknowledge their existence. Stalin refused to cooperate with the Red Cross, Germany, and other relief agencies to provide food for the captured Soviet POWs.

The German army did not have adequate food to feed its own troops in the Soviet Union, much less some 5.7 million captured Soviet troops. Without any cooperation from Josef Stalin, and consequently with no help from the Red Cross or other relief agencies, Hitler made the decision to feed his troops first. A major portion of the Soviet POWs who died from hunger could have been saved had Stalin not called them traitors and denied them the right to live. By preventing the Red Cross from distributing food to the Soviet POWs in German captivity, Stalin needlessly caused the death of a large percentage of these Soviet POWs

Soviet POWs transported in an open wagon train. September 1941

The Soviet Union was not a party to The Hague Conventions. Nor was the Soviet Union a signatory of the Geneva Convention of 1929, which defined more precisely the conditions to be accorded to prisoners of war (POWs). Germany nevertheless approached the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) immediately after war broke out with the Soviet Union to attempt to regulate the conditions of prisoners on both sides. The ICRC contacted Soviet ambassadors in London and Sweden, but the Soviet leaders in Moscow refused to cooperate. Germany also sent lists of their Russian prisoners to the Soviet government until September 1941. The German government eventually stopped sending these lists in response to the Soviet Union’s refusal to reciprocate.[1]

Over the winter Germany made further efforts to establish relations with the Soviets in an attempt to introduce the provisions of The Hague and Geneva Conventions concerning POWs. Germany was rebuffed again. Hitler himself made an appeal to Stalin for prisoners’ postal services and urged Red Cross inspection of the camps. Stalin responded:

There are no Russian prisoners of war. The Russian soldier fights on till death. If he chooses to become a prisoner, he is automatically excluded from the Russian community. We are not interested in a postal service only for Germans.[2]

British historian Robert Conquest confirms that Stalin adamantly refused to cooperate with repeated German attempts to reach mutual agreement on the treatment of POWs by Germany and the Soviet Union. Conquest writes:

When the Germans approached the Soviets, through Sweden, to negotiate observance of the provisions of the Geneva Convention on prisoners of war, Stalin refused. The Soviet soldiers in German hands were thus unprotected even in theory. Millions of them died in captivity, through malnutrition or maltreatment. If Stalin had adhered to the convention (to which the USSR had not been a party) would the Germans have behaved better? To judge by their treatment of other “Slav submen” POWs (like the Poles, even surrendering after the Warsaw Rising), the answer seems to be yes. (Stalin’s own behavior to [Polish] prisoners captured by the Red Army had already been demonstrated at Katyn and elsewhere. German prisoners captured by the Soviets over the next few years were mainly sent to forced labor camps.)[3]

An improvised camp for Soviet prisoners of war. August 1942

The ICRC soon became aware of the Soviet government’s callous abandonment of Soviet soldiers who fell into German hands. In August 1941, Hitler permitted a Red Cross delegation to visit the German camp for Soviet POWs at Hammerstadt. As a result of this visit, the Red Cross requested that the Soviet government send food parcels to the Soviet POWs. The Soviet government adamantly refused. It replied that sending food in this situation and under fascist control was the same as making presents to the enemy.[4]

In February 1942, the ICRC told Molotov that Great Britain had given permission for the Soviet Union to buy food for captured Soviet prisoners in her African colonies. Also, the Canadian Red Cross was offering a gift of 500 vials of vitamins, and Germany had agreed to collective consignments of food for POWs. The Red Cross reported:

All these offers and communications from the ICRC to the Soviet authorities remained unanswered, either directly or indirectly.”

All other appeals by the ICRC and parallel negotiations undertaken by neutral or friendly nations met with no better response.[5]

The Soviet refusals to accept aid came as a surprise to the Red Cross. The Red Cross had not read Order No. 270, which was published by Stalin on Aug. 16, 1941. This order states in regard to captured Soviet POWs:

If…instead of organizing resistance to the enemy, some Red Army men prefer to surrender, they shall be destroyed by all possible means, both ground-based and from the air, whereas the families of the Red Army men who have been taken prisoner shall be deprived of the state allowance and relief.

The commanders and political officers…who surrender to the enemy shall be considered malicious deserters, whose families are liable to be arrested [the same] as the families of deserters who have violated the oath and betrayed their Motherland.[6]

Order No. 270 reveals Stalin’s great hatred for Soviet soldiers captured by German forces. It also reveals the danger to innocent children and relatives of Soviet POWs. Hundreds of thousands of Russian women and children were murdered simply because their father or son had been taken prisoner. Given Stalin’s attitude, the German leaders resolved to treat Soviet prisoners no better than the Soviet leaders were treating captured German prisoners.[7]

The result was disastrous for surrendered Russian soldiers in German camps. Captured Red Army soldiers had to endure long marches from the field of battle to the camps. Prisoners who were wounded, sick, or exhausted were sometimes shot on the spot. When Soviet prisoners were transported by train, the Germans usually used open freight cars with no protection from the weather. The camps also often provided no shelter from the elements, and the food ration was typically below survival levels. As a result, Russian POWs died in large numbers in German camps. Many Russian survivors of the German camps described them as “pure hell.”[8]

One German officer describes the conditions for captured Russian POWs in the German camps:

The abject misery in the prisoner-of-war camps had now passed all bounds. In the countryside one could come across ghost-like figures, ashen grey, starving, half naked, living perhaps for days on end on corpses and the bark of trees…I visited a prison camp near Smolensk where the daily death rate reached hundreds. It was the same in transit camps, in villages, along the roads. Only some quite unprecedented effort could check the appalling death toll.[9]

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By one estimate, 5,754,000 Russians were captured by Germany during World War II, of whom 3.7 million died.[10] Another source estimates that perhaps 3.1 million Soviet POWs died in German captivity. The starvation of Russian soldiers in German camps stiffened the resistance of the Red Army, since soldiers would rather fight to the death than starve in agony as German captives. As knowledge of German policies spread, some Soviet citizens began to think that Soviet control of their country was perhaps preferable to German control.[11]

The death of millions of Russian POWs in German captivity constitutes one of the major war crimes of the Second World War. However, much of the blame for the terrible fate of these Soviet soldiers was due to the inflexibly cruel policies of Joseph Stalin. A major portion of the Soviet POWs who died from hunger could have been saved had Stalin not called them traitors and denied them the right to live. By preventing the ICRC from distributing food to the Soviet POWs in German captivity, Stalin needlessly caused the death of a large percentage of these Soviet POWs.

A Red Army sergeant who was captured by the Germans when his unconscious body was dug out from the ruins of Odessa later joined Gen. Andrei Vlasov’s Russian Liberation Army. The sergeant bitterly complained of the Soviet Union’s betrayal of its POWs:

Tell me, why did the Soviet Government forsake us? Why did it forsake millions of prisoners? We saw prisoners of all nationalities, and they were taken care of. Through the Red Cross they received parcels and letters from home; only the Russians received nothing. In Kassel I saw American Negro prisoners, and they shared their cakes and chocolates with us. Then why didn’t the Soviet Government, which we considered our own, send us at least some plain hard tack?… Hadn’t we fought? Hadn’t we defended the Government? Hadn’t we fought for our country? If Stalin refused to have anything to do with us, we didn’t want to have anything to do with Stalin![12]

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn also complained of the shameful betrayal of Soviet soldiers by the Russian Motherland. Solzhenitsyn wrote:

The first time she betrayed them was on the battlefield, through ineptitude…The second time they were heartlessly betrayed by the Motherland was when she abandoned them to die in captivity. And the third time they were unscrupulously betrayed was when, with motherly love, she coaxed them to return home, with such phrases as “The Motherland has forgiven you! The Motherland calls you!” and snared them the moment they reached the frontiers. It would appear that during the one thousand one hundred years of Russia’s existence as a state there have been, ah, how many foul and terrible deeds! But among them was there ever so multimillioned foul a deed as this: to betray one’s own soldiers and proclaim them traitors?[13]

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[1] Tolstoy, Nikolai, Victims of Yalta: The Secret Betrayal of The Allies 1944-1947, New York and London: Pegasus Books, 1977, pp. 33-34.

[2] Ibid., p. 34.

[3] Conquest, Robert, Stalin: Breaker of Nations, New York: Viking Penguin, 1991, p. 241.

[4] Teplyakov, Yuri, “Stalin’s War Against His Own Troops: The Tragic Fate of Soviet Prisoners of War in German Captivity,” The Journal of Historical Review, Vol. 14, No. 4, July/Aug. 1994, p. 6.

[5] Tolstoy, Nikolai, Victims of Yalta: The Secret Betrayal of The Allies 1944-1947, New York and London: Pegasus Books, 1977, p. 55.

[6] Teplyakov, Yuri, “Stalin’s War Against His Own Troops: The Tragic Fate of Soviet Prisoners of War in German Captivity,” The Journal of Historical Review, Vol. 14, No. 4, July/Aug. 1994, pp. 4, 6.

[7] Ibid., pp. 6-7.

[8] Snyder, Timothy, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, New York: Basic Books, 2010, pp. 176-177, 179.

[9] Strik-Strikfeldt, Wilfried, Against Stalin and Hitler; Memoir of the Russian Liberation Movement 1941-5, London: Macmillan, 1970, pp. 49-50.

[10] Tolstoy, Nikolai, Victims of Yalta: The Secret Betrayal of The Allies 1944-1947, New York and London: Pegasus Books, 1977, p. 35.

[11] Snyder, Timothy, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, New York: Basic Books, 2010, p. 184.

[12] Tolstoy, Nikolai, Victims of Yalta: The Secret Betrayal of The Allies 1944-1947, New York and London: Pegasus Books, 1977, p. 41.

[13] Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr I., The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Vol. 1) New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974, p. 240.


Decrying ‘betrayal,’ Hungary Jews say Netanyahu ignoring them

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Members of Hungary’s Jewish community expressed deep disappointment with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday evening, saying a speech by the Israeli premier at a Budapest Jewish center catered mainly to the Hungarian government and entirely ignored their concerns.

Wrapping up his three-day trip to Hungary, Netanyahu and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday delivered addresses in the headquarters of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary, also know as Mazsihisz, which is located adjacent to the world-famous Dohany Street Synagogue.

In a markedly dry event attended by some 200 Jewish officials — free of the children’s choirs and other celebratory rites usually showered upon Netanyahu by Diaspora communities he visits — both prime ministers focused their remarks on bilateral ties, neglecting to directly address the community.

One senior rabbi said Netanyahu failed to respond to the community’s questions. Another community member spoke of a “betrayal.”

The chilly reception for the prime minister — including scathing criticism from the Jewish community’s president — underlined Hungarian Jewry’s unhappiness with Netanyahu’s decision to embrace Orban despite accusations of anti-Semitism. While Netanyahu is often criticized by Diaspora Jews for placing realpolitik over community concerns, such as his defense of President Donald Trump amid concerns over growing anti-Semitism in the US, he is normally welcomed warmly by Jewish leaders abroad.

PM Netanyahu and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban visit the Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest before speaking at an event at the adjacent JCC, July 19, 2017 (Haim Tzach/GPO)

The speech came a day after Orban acknowledged Hungary’s “sin” in not protecting the country’s Jews during World War II, seeking to quell a controversy over his recent praise for Hungary’s wartime leader and Hitler ally Miklos Horthy. (Hungary’s Nazi-allied regime instituted anti-Semitic laws modeled on Germany’s Nuremberg laws beginning in 1938. After German tanks rolled into Budapest in 1944, Nazi-installed Hungarian leaders ordered the mass deportation of Jews to Auschwitz. Some 600,000 Hungarian Jews were killed during the war, through deportation to death camps or in massacres on Hungarian soil.)

This time, neither Netanyahu nor Orban dwelled on Horthy or an anti-immigration billboard campaign targeting the Jewish billionaire George Soros, which many Jews saw as encouraging anti-Semitism.

Highlighting the community’s angst over the issues, Mazsihisz President Andras Heisler delivered a speech ahead of the two leaders, lambasting Orban for the Horthy and Soros controversies, and Netanyahu for the non-recognition of non-Orthodox Jewish streams in Israel.

An anti-Soros billboard with a swastika and Soros's name replaced by Viktor Orban's seen in Budapest on July 17, 2017. (Raphael Ahren/Times of Israel)

“It was possible to launch in Hungary a total propaganda campaign, whose language and visual tools revived in our minds the bad memories of the past,” Heisler said, clearly referencing the anti-Soros posters. “One can argue about the intent of the campaign but it became unacceptable for me for one thing: the Jews of Hungary started to live in fear. And a responsible Jewish leader cannot keep silent about that. Neither can a responsible head of government.”

Echoing criticism of Netanyahu’s government in the US and other Western Diaspora communities over decisions relating to the Western Wall pluralistic prayer plaza and recognition of conversions that favor Orthodox Judaism, Heisler said it was “painful” for Hungarian Jews “when the religious recognition of the Diaspora is attempted to be narrowed” in the Jewish state.

“Our community survived the Holocaust, remained faithful to its roots through the repressive Communist regime, and we are not recognized as Jews? Can you disregard all the conversions, brit milahs [circumcisions], weddings, rabbinical decisions taking place in our Neolog-majority communities?”

Neolog is a distinctly Hungarian stream of Judaism, which could be compared to the Conservative movement.

“We, who are labeled as ‘stinking Jews’ in Europe; we, who support Israel’s efforts; we, who dream about Israel — why couldn’t we be good enough Jews any more for Israel,” Heisler asked.

He also slammed the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s response to the anti-Soros billboard campaign as a “cold shower for our community.”

Initially, Israel’s ambassador in Budapest, Yossi Amrani, denounced the posters, but apparently at the behest of Netanyahu, who also serves as foreign minister, the Foreign Ministry appeared to backtrack, saying criticizing Soros was legitimate.

“This declaration of the Foreign Ministry caused sorrow in our community, many felt have been abandoned,” Heisler said. “Prime Minister Netanyahu, I ask you respectfully to foster higher respect for the Diaspora,” he added.

Orban, in his speech, mostly focused on Hungary-Israel relations, though he added that he was proud of the “Jewish renaissance” occurring in this country. He also reiterated his commitment to fight any form of anti-Semitism and spoke at length about Theodor Herzl, the Zionist visionary who was born in Budapest.

Netanyahu’s remarks, likewise, touched heavily on bilateral issues and on Herzl’s legacy. “He brought a people seemingly dead back to life, and he said the solution to the problem, the Jewish problem as they called it, is to have a Jewish state,” he said.

The prime minister also spoke about Israeli innovation and the country’s ties with Africa and China.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers his speech in the Goldmark Room of the Federation of Jewish Religious Communities of Hungary (Mazsihisz) Office in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP)

Addressing modern anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, he praised Orban for opposing the delegitimization of Israel.

“You spoke yesterday very strongly against anti-Semitism in Hungary. You spoke about it in its current forms, and you spoke about it also in its previous forms – the sins, as you say, performed by previous governments,” Netanyahu said.

“You were very open it, including in our conversation. I think this is important. I think this is something that the world has heard. And it’s very clear to me that this something that the world should hear continuously,” Netanyahu said.

Many present at the event said they were underwhelmed by the Israeli premier’s words.

Netanyahu “fulfilled his duty” but failed to reply to any of the questions raised by Heisler, said Rabbi Zoltán Radnóti, who heads Mazsihisz’s rabbinical council. “He did not give a clear message or support to the Jewish community, but [only] to the Hungarian government,” Radnóti told The Times of Israel.

One community member, asking to remain unnamed, went as far as calling Netanyahu’s speech “a betrayal.”

András Büchler, a member of World Jewish Congress from Budapest, said Hungary’s Jews were looking forward to Netanyahu’s visit because they hoped to hear words of encouragement in difficult times.

“Though we are very happy and honored that the prime minister dropped by, we didn’t really hear any message formulated directly toward the community,” Büchler said. “He was rather focusing his speech on sharing his appreciation for the PM of Hungary. But he was very much avoiding answering any challenges Hungarian Jewry is facing.”

Büchler added that he was nonplussed by Netanyahu’s lack of urging for community members to immigrate to Israel or even visit.

There were Holocaust survivors and members of Zionist youth groups in the hall, but “there was no message for them,” he charged. “This speech was aimed at the Hungarian government.”

Some others had no complaints about Netanyahu’s speech, however. “It was fantastic,” an elderly member of the community said as he left the community center.

The Chabad-Lubavitch movement, which had defended Orban throughout the recent controversies, did not attend Wednesday’s event.

According to two sources, the Chabad rabbis were offended that they were only offered four tickets, and decided to skip it altogether.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

This has been the darkest moment of my life, even going as far as to overtake the dark period back in August of 2012 when I was admitted to the hospital for depression and suicide over a lack of job prospects.  The dark period began in June of this year and it all began thanks to an evil white trash slut named Jessica McInturff.  She asked me out after we were friends on Facebook for over a year and I accepted, thinking that I was getting a wonderful, caring person who would love me unconditionally and without judgment.  I was mistaken because I did not heed the warning signs from this white trash skank.  The first warning sign was that she was living in Gray, Tennessee with her 4 children alongside her ex-boyfriend Josh Meyer.  The next warning sign was that she suffers from bipolar disorder, depression, and short and long term memory loss, though to be honest, I knew about all of these issues before I dove head first into her rubbish life.  The third warning sign was that she was un-educated, with no bachelors degree and with no long term job prospects of her own, instead, choosing to use her female ways to seduce and entrap other men in order to provide for herself and her children, a typical behavior from white trash women.  The fourth and final warning was that she was difficult to talk to on the phone for two reasons; first, she lived in a part of rural Tennessee that was difficult to obtain cellphone signals and she also was on severe pain medications that caused her to go unconscious for days (so the slut says).  All of this and more made it very difficult for me to be with her yet I persisted because at the time I loved her and thought that she loved me unconditionally.

Then fast forward to the last week of June and we had agreed that I would come to Tennessee to see her.  Prior to the meeting, she had gone dark on me and didn’t take any of my calls and would only respond to Facebook messages, but at least, we had a date set for me to meet her.  The first time that I came to Tennessee to see her, she did not come to meet me because she claimed that she was on pain medications that made her drowsy (a lie that I still do not accept) and now I would not even make it to Tennessee.  While on the Greyhound bus to Tennessee, as I crossed into the state lines, I received a call from Jessica stating that I could not even see her as her drug addict sister (another white trash slut) Nicole McInturff, was living with her lesbian girlfriend in her house alongside some other friends.  I told Jessica that I was already on the bus and that I would be there in a matter of a few hours.  She immediately got angry, hung up the phone on me (she did this regularly without any regrets) and texted me that I should simply turn around and go back to Houston.  I was shocked, angered, hurt, and in complete disbelief that someone who claimed to love me wouldn’t even see me for a few minutes as I got off the bus stop.

I would spend  the remaining 28 hours on the bus wanting to murder her, murder her children, murder her family for all the evil that was done to me during the 3 months of the relationship.  I would instead pray to the gods of my ancestors to inflict as much pain in her life as I could.  Lo and behold, it was only a matter of a few weeks that Jessica’s father died from cancer, her children began developing flu symptoms and Jessica was experiencing infections from her knee operations and high blood pressure.  Now, as I look back, I know that she will die and with the help of my horsemen and the gods of my ancestors, she will die in a fire alongside her children and family.  What a wasted one year relationship of knowing this white trash slut, but there is indeed light at the end of this tunnel because after 3 years of hard work, I am now a graduate of a Masters of Business Administration program.  I was able to accomplish this despite the evil plans of yet another feminist white slut named Laurene Collins who tried to fail me in order to have me repeat the class.  I was able to retake the class and have now passed the class with the grade required to obtain my degree.  Now I can focus on making more money with the long term goal of living a new life in Ecuador free from white trash sluts like Jessica McInturff and feminist skanks like Laurene Collins.

After my continued negative experiences with women, and the never ending dates with skank women who wish to be hard headed, I have given orders for my horsemen to begin to kill off any woman who displays feminist traits.  These are traits that essentially dictates to women that they should have a role in dictating to men what to do with their lives and for denying men their natural rights to rule this world in the ways of our ancestors.  Let this be a warning to women that it is time to fully abandon the Jewish lies of feminism and to allow for traditional family roles or face the purity of nihility to cleanse this world of the weak.  Also a final message to Jessica McInturff, let this post serve as a final nail in the coffin to your worthless life and the life of your children, and the lives of your family as you continue to lose your parents (both of her parents were justifiably taken from her) and that you continue to feel the pain of being anally raped by the unknown man that took your virginity at the age of 7 (whom you have not found or forgiven)!

A Refusal To Live In Fear…..

In-spite of my own trepidation, I took the advice of both my best friend and my mentor and decided to jump in head first into the world of online dating.  My experience has been both of shock, humor, and sadness as I have come to realize that most humans, especially single women, are unwilling to let go of their past experiences with members of the opposite sex.  I must first admit that I was at first curious to see how I would fare in a world of selfish, narcissistic ego-maniacs; people who are so obsessed with both their own physical appearance and the physical appearance of others.  My own mother had told me, back in 2009, that once I lost weight, that no woman would be able to resist me and would happily fall for me.  The problem with that is that no matter how many times women tell me how attractive I appear to them, I will always deny their opinions due to my very poor and non-existent self esteem because of the physical and emotional abuse I suffered at the hands of my parents.  Now, I have come to find that women, mostly of my own race, find me very attractive and irresistible; even to the point that it has become a suffocation to my own private, lonely life.

Even with the positive vibes that I can attract from women, there will always be women who have chosen to live under the bridges and roofs created by fear and paranoia.  Now, this is not to discount their own trepidation because when dealing with human beings, you are likely to get good or bad people, there is no room for any kind of in-between when it comes to the personality and morals of mankind.  I chose to use the free platform Plenty of Fish and OkCupid because I refuse to pay to simply send messages to ladies that were interested in getting to know me.  At first, I sent messages, only to get no response and in some cases, received a blocked message notification because some skank bitch slut refused to believe that there was a nice man simply trying to start up a conversation with them.  However, as I continued to stay on these dating websites, I received plenty of messages and after talking to some of the ladies, they told me of their horrific stories about meeting fake people who were scam artists, to meeting men who had misled them only to ask for sex, or to exchange numbers with a prison inmate who simply wanted to make new contacts outside of the prison walls.

I suppose that is the price that you must pay when you establish a free dating service where anyone can post pictures of themselves and make up an identity with the intentions of providing faux love interests to women who had their hearts broken in the past.  I very much sympathize with their stories but I still warned these women that they must not let bad experiences with a few men ruin their desires to find true love with a person that the Lord, God has created for them.  I refuse to live in my life in such fear merely because I have had bad experiences with women, women that I now refer to as sluts, skanks, bitches, and whores to differentiate them from the good, kind women that still exist in this world.  It is quite comic because one of my dates was hesitant to meet me because she thought that my pictures were fake and that she was going to get “catfished” but I did my best to assure her that it was me when she met with me early in the morning.  It is this fear and paranoia that I, and all trusting people, must fight against as we make our life journey to find true love, to find the love of our lives that will complete our lives.

Lastly, a huge problem that I face is that women seem to refuse to commit to a relationship because of previous bad experiences, but as I have told them all, you must not let bad people burn out your inner light, your inner innocence due to their own evil and twisted lives.  I am living proof that you can forgive the most evil done against you by many human beings and still try to fight for the freedom of all people and to still search for the one person who will give me the two things in my life that I have never received: unconditional love and unconditional loyalty.  Who know, maybe such a person will not exist as long as I am alive or living in America.  Maybe I might need to make good on my final promises to exile myself to Ecuador and cut off all contact and communication with everyone who has even known me as I would then set forth on my plans for a truly nihilistic life in Ecuador free from my past life and from past friends and relationships.  In the end, we know not what the future holds for any of us; I might still end up in Ecuador even if I find the love of my life as I would decide that it is best for me to simply live in perfect isolation than to waste away from a woman who I had to settle for.  For those who have not given up on true love, I must say to you, happy fishing and for those who have given up on finding their special someone, know that you haven’t given up on that person, but you have merely given up on yourself and have extinguished the light that was once lit in your own heart.

Rudolf Hess: His Betrayal & Murder


By Abdallah Melaouhi


Most of you may already know the story of Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s right-hand man, and how he flew off to England to make peace with the British. His plane, of course, crashed in Scotland and he was made a prisoner of the Allies. Hess was immediately locked up and kept in solitary confinement nearly the rest of his life. What truths about the war did Rudolf Hess possess that were of such danger to the Allies?

As for me, I worked as a male nurse caring for Rudolf Hess from August 1, 1982 until his murder on August 17, 1987 at the Allied Military Prison in Spandau. On the day of Mr. Hess’s death, I commenced my duties, which involved caring for my patient, as usual, at 6:45 a.m. I assisted him with showering and dressing, and was present when he ate a meal at 10:30 a.m. At no time did he give any indication that his state of mind was disturbed or that he was unduly de- pressed. Shortly after the meal, he asked me to go to the nearby town of Spandau to purchase a ceramic pot to replace one that was broken. Mr. Hess would not have made such a request merely to ensure my absence, since I was always absent in any event from midday, during my lunch break.

At 2 p.m. I was called to the prison from my flat, which was located outside—but in the immediate vicinity—of Spandau Prison. After some delay I reached the summerhouse in the prison garden where I was told that there had been “an incident.” The small door at the front of the summerhouse was closed.

When I entered the summerhouse, the scene was like a wrestling match had taken place; the entire place was in confusion. The straw tiled mat that covered the floor was in disarray, although only the day before I had cleaned the floor and had left the straw mat carefully arranged in its usual place. A tall lamp had been knocked over, but I clearly remember that the cable attached to the lamp was still connected to the main socket. It was this lamp cable which the authorities later said Mr. Hess—frail, 93 years old and suffering from crippling arthritis—had used to hang himself. A round table and Mr. Hess’s armchair had also been overturned. In summary, none of the furniture or equipment was in its usual place, and there is no question in my mind but that a struggle had taken place in the summerhouse.


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The body of Mr. Hess was lying on the floor of the summerhouse, apparently lifeless. Near to his body stood two soldiers dressed in U.S. Army uniforms. I had never seen either soldier before. I also saw an American guard, whom I knew as Tony Jordan. There was no cable anywhere near the body of Mr. Hess; as I have said, the only cable was attached to the fallen lamp, which was still plugged into the wall.

I immediately proceeded to examine Mr. Hess. I could not detect any respiration, pulse or heartbeat. I estimated that death had occurred 40 minutes earlier.

The guard whom I knew as Jordan stood near Mr. Hess’s feet and appeared agitated. He was sweating heavily, his shirt was saturated with sweat, and he was not wearing a tie. I said to Jordan: “What have you done with him” He replied: “The pig is finished; you won’t have to work a night shift any longer.”

During the five years in which I daily cared for Mr. Hess, I was able to obtain a clear and accurate impression of his physical capabilities. I do not consider, given his physical condition, that it would have been possible for Mr. Hess to have committed suicide by hanging himself, as was later published by the Allied powers. In my view, it is clear that he met his death by strangulation, at the hands of a third party.

But when I voiced my objections, I was threatened with professional ruination—or worse. For years I kept silent. But now I have told the entire story of my time with my friend Rudolf Hess, a man of great vision, intelligence and compassion, in a new book called Rudolf Hess: His Betrayal and Murder.

The Barnes Review is the only American publishing house gutsy enough to publish the book. Several mainstream publishers in Europe gave us the run-around, promising to publish the book and then backing out at the last minute.

What is it that is so dangerous about this crime and this book that it scared off big publishing houses? You will have to determine that for yourself. I have also included many photos from my own files and also reproductions and English translations of dozens and dozens of Hess’s personal correspondence, most never before translated into the English language.

I hope you like the book and appreciate the time, effort and expense The Barnes Review has gone to in order to bring it to you.

I guarantee that every word inside is the complete truth in regard to what I know about what happened to Mr. Hess and what I learned about him as a man.

The Nation’s Auctioneer

Tonight, I’ll not sleep easy,
I hear the traitor’s tread,
Intruders are protected,
Whilst truth must stay unsaid,
The scribes of palace papers,
Scratch venom through the night,
Men who lurk in shadows,
Are men who fear the light?

They take the coin, they sell their soul,
Betrayal of their folk their goal,
For them the Devil’s bell will toll;
Will they sleep well tonight?

Tonight, I keep my thoughts to self,
When lying in my bed,
Unease will stalk the land I love,
Where honour, truth is dead;
Bankers, they must have their gold,
For bribe, their bait and fear,
For traitors sell their souls tonight,
To nation’s auctioneer?

Why are non-Jewish American celebs buying real estate in Israel?

After Kanye West performed in Israel on Wednesday night, he presumably had to sleep in a bed that he didn’t own. The declared presidential candidate may not have to suffer that indignity on his next trip to the Holy Land.

The Kardashian family, into which he is married, is among a number of non-Jewish American celebrities reportedly shopping for real estate in the Holy Land. Others include Madonna, Ashton Kutcher and Mariah Carey.

What does Israel have to offer these stars? The answer, it seems, varies from spirituality to family and friendship to money-making opportunities.

The Kardashian sisters, of reality TV fame, reportedly entered talks in January to buy two apartments for $30 million in a beachfront buildingin Tel Aviv. A spokesman for Kim Kardashian denied that report, but entertainment news website E!Online later reported that Kourtney Kardashian’s husband Scott Disick was in fact ready to buy a $5-6 million penthouse in Tel Aviv as a real estate investment.

Just three months later, Kim Kardashian and husband, West, visited Jerusalem for the baptism of their daughter, North, in the Cathedral of St. James, located in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Madonna, center, with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and his wife Sara Netanyahu, left, at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem on Sept. 4, 2009. (Avi Ohayon/GPO via Getty Images)

Also this year, pop legend Madonna entered negotiations to buy a $20 million penthouse under construction on Tel Aviv’s trendy Rothschild Boulevard, according to Hollywood celebrity gossip website TMZ. The project developer later said that the negotiations fell through.

Still, the Material Girl has been visiting Israel on semi-regular trips for over a decade to get spiritual guidance from her teachers in the Jewish mystical tradition of kabbalah.

Madonna clearly has an affinity for Jewish-Israeli culture. In her 2005 kabbalah-infused club song “Isaac,” she sampled a rabbi chanting the Hebrew poem “Im Ninalu” – written by 17th-century Yemenite rabbi Shalom Shabazi and made famous by Israeli singer Ofra Haza.

And in 2012, she launched her MDNA global concert tour in Israel.

Ashton Kutcher onstage during the Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. on Aug. 11, 2013. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Madonna isn’t the only kabbalah-curious Hollywood celebrity thinking of putting down roots in Israel. Actor Ashton Kutcher reportedly spent part of a business trip two years ago looking for office space on Rothschild Boulevard.

Kutcher has visited Israel for kabbalistic learning, marriage counseling and the funeral of spiritual mentorRabbi Philip Berg with Jewish “That ‘70s Show” co-star and now-wife Mila Kunis.

He’s also an investor in Israeli companies focused on developing new communications technology. Having consulted with Yossi Vardi about investing in Silicon Wadi, he appeared with the noted Israeli venture capitalist at a local high-tech event in 2013

Mariah Carey and James Packer attending the New York City premiere of "The Intern" at the Ziegfeld Theater on Sept. 21, 2015. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Pop singer Mariah Carey and her billionaire Australian boyfriend, James Packer, aren’t known to be investors in Start Up Nation. But they’re pals with its first family, the Netanyahus. The Australian press reported in August that Packer was renovating a multimillion-dollar home he purchased last year next-door to the Netanyahu family’s private residence in the Israeli town of Caesarea.

The Israeli press has reported extensively on Sarah Netanyahu’s troubles with the help, but she apparently got along famously with the pop diva when they met backstage after Carey’s August show in Israel. Carey shrugged off efforts to boycott Israel at the time, saying, “I do what I want to do … I don’t care what other people’s political agendas are.”

For his part, Packer attended Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech to Congressopposing the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran — at the prime minister’s invitation.

NBA player Amar'e Stoudemire, left, with former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the President's residence in Jerusalem on July 18, 2013. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Basketball fans and anyone who saw the recent hit Amy Schumer movie, “Trainwreck,” are sure to be familiar with Miami Heat power forward Amar’e Stoudemire. But few probably know that he is also part-owner ofJerusalem Hapoel and has openly mulled playing for the Israeli team after retiring from the NBA — which would seem to require that he buy a home in the country.

Then-Israeli President Shimon reportedly even asked Stoudemire to play for the Israeli national team in 2013.

Stoudemire has said that his mother was a Black Hebrew, an African-American religious group that claims descent from the biblical Israelites. Some of the members of the religious group have lived in Israel since 1969and were the subject of 2014 documentary “The Village of Peace,” executive produced by Stoudemire.

Is all this celebrity investment good for Israel’s already overheated housing market? That’s unclear. But at least Kanye West can now claim Middle East experience in his 2020 presidential campaign.

How a Muslim Student Became the Controversial Leader of a Pro-Israel Group

Most people dread the intense security at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport — especially if they’re not Jewish. But when Amna Farooqi landed there before studying abroad in Jerusalem her sophomore year of college, she laughed her way through the seven hours she was detained.

“I was really amused,” she said. “I was also honest. I said, ‘I want to go to the West Bank. There’s an occupation, and I want to see it.’ I think they were a little bit like ‘Who is this?’”

A lot of people are asking that question about Farooqi these days. The 21-year-old Pakistani-American Muslim who was raised in a “pro-Palestine” household is the new president of the national student board of J Street U, the campus arm of the progressive pro-Israel lobbying group J Street. Farooqi, an active J Street U member since her freshman year, ran against two others but easily won — it was the first time in the board’s history that a student was elected for the second year in a row. She’s the first Muslim to hold the position, and may be the first ever non-Jew to lead a predominately Jewish, pro-Israel organization.

Although Farooqi is proudly pro-Israel, she says she “isn’t comfortable” calling herself a Zionist, a term that, in the broadest sense, means support for a Jewish state in the Middle East, and is seen by many pro-Palestinian supporters as a form of racism. The work she does within J Street U, which includes pressing Jewish organizations to publicly support a two-state solution to the conflict, pushing them to be transparent about their donors, and holding institutions that “perpetuate the occupation” accountable comes from a “very Muslim place,” she said. She and J Street, the “political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans” founded in 2008 as an alternative to the influential and hawkish American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), are perfectly comfortable with her unconventional perspective. Many others are not.

On social media and in concerned editorials, pro-Palestinian activists call Farooqi a “Zionist donkey” and a traitor and send her photos of Palestinian babies killed by the Israeli military. Right-wing Zionists call her an Anti-Semite and a cultural appropriator and bemoan her “self-loathing” constituents. “Pretty much says it all,” tweeted Daniel Gordis, an influential Jewish author and speaker. “J-Street elects Muslim of Pakistani descent president of national board … No commentary needed.”

Farooqi isn’t fazed by the confusion or even the vitriol. Sure, being the only Muslim in the room — as she often is — can be weird, but it’s also “energizing,” she said. She doesn’t think the two-state solution that J Street endorses, which calls for an independent Palestine state to exist alongside Israel, “belongs” to the Jews.

“Obviously Jewish people come to this with their personal connection, but I do this work because of the values I have,” she said. “Anyone can do this. I understand why people are scared or curious, but I think if you care about this issue, you should absolutely do something about it.”

The Israel-Palestine conflict, always a polarizing topic, has grown even more contentiousat college campuses around the country in recent years, as more Palestinian Solidarity groups ally with other progressive student organizations and demand that their schools divest from companies they see as financing “violations of Palestinian rights.” Some Jewish student groups have argued this advocacy is motivated by a “new anti-Semitism,” but Israel’s increasingly hardline politics, its ongoing 48-year occupation of the West Bank, and its fervid right-wing support in the U.S. have made it harder for many young, progressive Jews to define themselves as pro-Israel.

J Street U has positioned itself as a space for those students, who say they are rising in number. (The organization doesn’t track membership, but said it has 60 chapters and a presence on 85 campuses nationwide, and that it hosted 1,100 students at this year’s national conference.) “There’s a critical mass of incredibly passionate, vocal, pro-Israel young people who have a critical take on the current Israeli government,” said Benjy Cannon, last year’s J Street U board president. Farooqi’s election signifies that college students don’t care as much about “identity politics” as they do that Farooqi can navigate that middle ground, he said.

But critics say J Street represents a shrinking constituency. To many pro-Palestinian activists, J Streeters — liberal activists who call for an end to the occupation of the Palestinian territories and are harsh critics of the Netanyahu government, but who also describe themselves as pro-Israel — are simply meeker standard-bearers of a racist ideology. Farooqi’s election has troubled members of Students for Justice in Palestine from all over the country, such as Hanna Alshaikh, an DePaul University undergraduate who called Farooqi’s stance on Zionism “as misguided and hypocritical as J Street’s position.”

“By supporting Zionism, they are directly undermining the democratic values they both say they espouse,” she said. “Zionism ha​s always privileged one people — the Jews — over another, the Palestinians.”

To right-wing Zionists, they are self-hating Jews. Farooqi’s election is yet more evidence that J Street is actually an “anti-peace, pro-Palestinian group,” said Noah Pollak, executive director of the conservative Emergency Committee for Israel and a prominent voice on the right of the pro-Israel debate in the U.S.

It’s not that Farooqi is a Muslim, he said — it’s that she won’t call herself a Zionist or condemn the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, an international pro-Palestinian campaign that seeks to exert economic and political pressure against what they see as an apartheid state. (Farooqi opposes the global BDS movement, as does J Street, but said she thinks it’s “ineffective” to fight BDS without addressing the occupation.)

“Her views are actually very consistent with J Street. She is the perfect fit,” Pollak said. Still, he said, he is “genuinely mystified” by Farooqi’s new role.

Is her election “a ‘radical chic’ thing,” he asked, “or is this who the students really wanted?”

It takes a certain resilience to dive headfirst into the heated Israel-Palestine debate. But Farooqi, a petite college senior at the University of Maryland who would get carded for R-rated movies if she didn’t dress and carry herself as professionally as she does, has long enjoyed being the most provocative person in the room. She grew up in the mostly affluent D.C. suburb of Potomac, Maryland, which, she joked in a speech at this year’s J Street National Conference, makes her “culturally Jewish.” Her weekends were filled with bar and bat mitzvahs, but she was raised by Pakistani parents — her father works for the World Bank, and her mother is a former engineer — in a religious Muslim household critical of Israel.

Farooqi’s parents encouraged her to explore her religious and political identity on her own terms, but Farooqi couldn’t help but absorb their frustrations. In fourth grade, she started wearing a headscarf to signal she was proud to be Muslim after 9/11. When Potomac synagogues put up “I stand with Israel” signs during the 2008–09 Gaza war, she and her family lamented that the local mosque could never be so bold.

“I felt inherently sympathetic to Palestinians because I was Muslim, but I didn’t really know why,” Farooqi said. Her parents had taught her not to “go around talking about things I didn’t know enough about,” so when a high school fight with a Jewish friend who didn’t believe Palestine should be a state drove her to tears, she resolved to educate herself instead of being defensive.

“I think I cried because I was overwhelmed with how much I didn’t know,” Farooqi said. “I felt a power imbalance — it was so hard to say something about Palestine in that community — but my reaction was also, ‘I need to know what I’m talking about.’”

Amna Farooqi at J Street’s Washington, D.C., offices on Friday, Sept. 18. J. Lawler Duggan for BuzzFeed News

At the University of Maryland, Farooqi took Israeli history classes and started to “actually know things” beyond the abrasive internet comments that she had always found dissatisfying. As a child at Sunday School, Farooqi was unimpressed by prophets — “Of course it’s easy to stand up against all these people if you are talking to God” — but “blown away” by the first sets of followers, because “there was always something really brave to me about people who stood up for what they believed in.” When a professor assigned Farooqi the task of role-playing David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, she was equally awed.

“It started to really hit me: They created a state!” Farooqi said. “That’s not a small thing.” She still has the book of his diaries that she accidentally “stole” from the library.

“He was a very racist man, but he was also so deeply thoughtful in this way I really connected with in the way he was thinking about the Jewish people and the Jewish future,” she said. “It reminded me a lot of how I related to my Muslim identity.”

The connection she felt “freaked me out,” Farooqi said. “I was not expecting this.” The classes were supposed to be a way for her to learn and “be effective” — not a path to labeling herself “pro-Israel.” At the same time, she was getting involved in UMD’s J Street chapter and failing to find a fulfilling Muslim community on campus. The Muslim groups were more religious than political, and Farooqi was turned off after her first meeting of Students for Justice for Palestine, when someone made a disparaging remark Farooqi remembers as “ignorant Zionist bastards.” To her, that was just as awful as Fox News commentator Megyn Kelly ranting about jihad.

Farooqi wanted to delve even deeper, so she spent a semester abroad in Israel, where she was determined to have an authentic experience from that first day at airport security. “I didn’t want to be coddled,” she said. “I would have been a little upset if they didn’t stop me.”

She was prepared to be angered by her frequent trips to the West Bank, but didn’t anticipate how frustrated she’d be by the apathetic students on her program who said they didn’t care about the conflict but defended Israel on Facebook. As the only Muslim on the program, Farooqi often bit her tongue.

“I didn’t want to seem like the brown girl who always wanted to talk about Gaza,” she said.

So she focused on studying the Talmud and Israeli history, continuing to be struck by the disparity between the origins of Zionism — which to her was about “accountability” and “the Jewish people taking control of their future after a history being trampled on” — and the first-hand “watered-down Zionism” she was experiencing “that could never have even created the state.”

Every day, she would call her mother and tell her what she had learned. “It was so great to find all these things you love about another religion and still know I like mine more,” she said. “I really do come to this from a very Muslim place. It’s easy for me to immerse myself but never really lose myself.”

Farooqi never expected to fall “in love with Zionism” — a declaration she first made in anewspaper op-ed last year — which led her to believe in a “strong need for Israel to survive as a Jewish, democratic state.” But she said critics are jumping to conclusions about her motives: She’s interested in Judaism solely because of the conflict, “and the gap between how Jewish and Muslim people view it,” not because of any internal identity struggles. She doesn’t want to convert to Judaism. She just believes she can work most productively within the American Jewish community, since, she said, Muslims don’t have the backing of powerful lobbying groups and wealthy philanthropists who funnel money to Israel and conservative Jewish organizations.

The American government and Jewish community hold “the power on the issue,” she said. That’s why J Street focuses on them, “not just because everyone is self-hating.”

Farooqi was elected to J Street U’s national board as their Southeastern representative when she returned home from Israel. She said its most successful action took place in March, after Eric Fingerhut, president and CEO of Hillel International, which says it is the largest Jewish student organization in the world, abruptly pulled out of a talk he was scheduled to give to students at a J Street conference.

Fingerhut claimed he was uncomfortable speaking alongside senior Palestinian official and negotiator Saeb Erekat. J Street U suspected that Hillel International’s generous right-wing donors were to blame and quickly mobilized, working with regional Hillel chapters who also opposed the decision and organizing hundreds of students to walk to Hillel International’s D.C. headquarters. They got Fingerhut to apologize and agree to a meeting later that summer. But most importantly, they achieved their chief goal, Farooqi said, which was to shed light on the influence right-wing money has on pro-Israel politics.

As the new face of J Street U, Farooqi hopes to continue holding institutions accountable — “We have to follow the money to end the occupation,” she said — but it also means she is subject to distracting scrutiny. Critics analyze her social media feeds to prove she’s not good enough: Her fall 2014 tweet “Idk why is Bibi is a douchebag serious question” ismuch fussed-over favorite. And while her supporters say Farooqi is more familiar with Israeli politics than most American Jews, there are some areas even she herself admits she can’t speak to.

Farooqi doesn’t call herself a Zionist because she doesn’t want to “speak for a Jewish connection,” and defines Zionism as the means by which Jewish people “figure out their communal obligation and their identity, and how they want to practice that, and that’s a pretty vague, broad thing.” But many believe Zionism has a clear definition — the belief that there should be a Jewish state where Israel is currently located — and that Farooqi is waffling by professing her affinity for the movement while keeping a distance.

“The idea that just because she’s a Muslim she can’t be a Zionist is bizarre,” said Pollak; there are plenty of non-Jewish Zionists, such as the influential Christian Zionist group CUFI, or Christians United For Israel. “To be honest, she sounds immature.” She also sounds like “she doesn’t see much to like about Israel,” he said, “which says a lot about J Street and the values it has.”

But she sees too much to like about Israel and Zionism for others. Farooqi’s decision to work within the Jewish community is misguided, said Ramah Kudaimi, membership and outreach coordinator for the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. “Historically we have seen that change doesn’t happen because the powerful decide to concede some power,” she said, citing the U.S. civil rights movement and anti-apartheid in South Africa. “Groups like J Street do not support BDS, so how do you work for Palestinian rights at a group that refuses to be in solidarity with Palestinians’ call for the international community to take action to support them?”

Many liberal pro-Israel Jews have applauded Farooqi’s election, which has also beenenthusiastically endorsed by writers for a variety of Jewish publications.

J. Lawler Duggan for BuzzFeed News

“The whole point of pro-Israel advocacy is to affirm that loving and embracing Israel is not simply a Jewish issue,” said Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, president emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism. “My general reaction is ‘why not?’”

David N. Myers, professor and director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, said he was “surprised and delighted” by Farooqi’s election. “More of us should learn from her example of leaving one’s comfort zone and learning about the mythic and reviled Other,” he said.

Although Farooqi is insistent that her presidency, while historic, isn’t that heretical, it’s not as if she never feels an internal conflict, she said. It can be difficult to explain her connection to Israel to her extended family, who have mostly been “confused but supportive,” she said. She hasn’t “invested in building relationships with the Muslim community” — most of her friends are Jewish — so she’s “had to figure out a way to be Muslim by myself.”

“How do you not feel guilty about leaving your community and being called a traitor?” she said.

Her father, Mubashir Farooqi, said it was hard at first to accept his daughter’s admiration for Zionism. Now, however, he said he tries to explain her perspective to baffled family members. He’s learned a lot from his daughter, he said.

“In Pakistan, you’re taught Israel is the enemy,” he said. “Until Amna studied [the conflict] and explained it to us, we only knew what we had heard and learned growing up.”

Farooqi has held onto her childhood affinity for provocation. She grinned as she recounted the first day she arrived in Israel this summer, where she helped lead student tours as part of J Street U’s Israel program. After a harrowing day of international travel, Farooqi went on Tinder for “Hebrew practice.” She couldn’t help getting political on the dating app.

“I swiped right on everyone,” she said, “and it was always the first question: Are you Jewish?” Farooqi said no, but pretended she was from East Jerusalem. In return, her matches sent her “fascist” rants instead of flirty emoticons. “One person was like, ‘Israel is only for Jews, get out!’” she said. “I think another was like, ‘Palestinians aren’t a people and shouldn’t exist and it’s all a lie.”’

Farooqi wants to keep having these difficult discussions, both silly and serious, “forever,” she said, whether that means working for a lobby, congressional office, or moving to Israel after she graduates. Will she find enough listeners outside of J Street?

For now, “it doesn’t matter,” said one progressive pro-Israel activist who would only speak anonymously. He said he believed most people in the field quietly “thought the same thing” about Farooqi’s election.

“People love love love her,” he said. “They say she rocks. She speaks about her relationship with the Jewish community in a way young Muslims don’t. But, personally, I think it’s odd. It’s awkward.”

Still, he said, “She’s who the students chose.”

Once again, the Kurds are betrayed

For a while, the Kurds in Iraq and Syria were useful to the West. They were prepared to do what intervening, rhetorically grandstanding Western states were unable to do – fight the Islamic State (IS). Yes, the likes of Cameron and Obama could talk big on IS; they could call it an ‘imminent threat to every interest we have’; they could deem it the most ‘serious threat we face’. But, while railing against IS allows Western leaders to evoke what they lack domestically – authority, moral purpose, cojones – that very same lack stopped them from following through on the rhetoric, stopped them from acting on the grand phrasemaking, stopped them lending the postures substance. And so it has been left to others to do the fighting, and the dying – to do, that is, the very thing Western leaders seem incapable of doing: risking lives for something.

Because this is exactly what the Kurds have done – in Iraqi Kurdistan with the Peshmerga fighters prominent, and especially in Syria with the People’s Protection Units (YPG) to the fore. They and their affiliates have risked their lives to resist and even roll back the tide of black-clad nihilism, and the US and its Western allies have supported them and even praised them. As well they would. They did what the West could only gesture towards with high-altitude bombing missions and drone attacks: they took on and, at points, defeated IS. Foreign Affairs magazine estimates that since international airstrikes started in September 2014, the Kurds have regained about 25 to 30 per cent of territories lost to IS in Iraq and have retaken the city of Kobane, plus many more villages, in Syria, forcing IS to retreat to its strongholds of Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor and Al-Hasakah.

But, now that a hitherto quiescent Turkey has responded to the IS bomb attack that killed 32 in the south-eastern town of Suruc by launching airstrikes not only against IS in Syria, but also against Kurdish positions in Iraq, all that has changed. The US has sided with fellow NATO member Turkey against IS, and, as a result, against the Kurds, too. The West is betraying the Kurds, once again: a familiar historical occurrence. The White House went so far as to reiterate its classification of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) as a ‘terrorist organisation’ and to state that Turkey had the right to defend itself against attacks by Kurdish rebels – this despite the fact that in Syria the US has been relying on the PKK’s sister party, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), and its People’s Protection Units, to be its ‘boots on the ground’.

This US-led volte-face, in which the Kurds, so long used by the West as a bulwark against IS, have been blithely, callously cast to the Turkish wind, is typical of the blundering, moral and political incoherence of contemporary Western intervention. Once again, shallow posturing and clueless meddling combine to barbaric effect. Today’s allies are tomorrow’s enemies, and vice versa. Two years ago, Syrian president Bashar al Assad was bad guy numero uno, and the assorted army renegades and Islamists operating under the catch-all title of ‘the Syrian rebels’ were to be supported with arms and big statements. A year later, and Assad is himself fighting against the West’s current bad guy numero uno, IS, which, alongside assorted al-Qaeda franchises, were the principal recipients of Western anti-Assad largesse – as IS’s numerous US Humvees and rocket launchers testify.

The Kurdish case is even more pronounced. In late January, for instance, the People’s Protection Units and the Peshmerga from Iraqi Kurdistan helped defend the key north Syrian town of Kobane against IS. The siege lasted 134 days and resulted in the deaths of 459 Kurdish soldiers (plus 1,075 IS fighters). US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters at the time: ‘We congratulate [Kobane’s] brave defenders. We’ll continue to support [the YPG and the Kurdish Peshmerga] as we look to the coming weeks ahead. This is an important step in the first phase of a long-term campaign to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIS.’

Words – and weapons – are cheap, it seems. Fast forward five months, and the US, far from supporting the YPG or the Peshmerga, is helping to bomb the Kurds in the back. Of course, the US is claiming that this is not the case. It claims it is working with Turkey to eliminate IS, and will now be able to launch air raids from the strategically convenient Incirlik airbase near the Syrian border. But in return for the use of the airbase, the US and NATO have given a tacit thumbs-up to the Turkish strikes against the PKK in northern Iraq, regardless of the fact that the PKK is affiliated with those very same Kurds the US and NATO have been supporting in Syria. As Mehmet Ali Tugtan, a political scientist at Istanbul Bilgi University, put it: ‘It’s not like the Americans have approved Turkish strikes against the PKK. But for the time being, they are tolerating them [in return] for continuing Turkish cooperation against the Islamic State.’

The practical problem with America’s cosying-up to Turkey in return for a place to station fighter planes is that the Turkish state has hardly proved itself a bastion of anti-IS resistance. For too long, in fact, it seemed content to use IS against what it perceives to be the greater threat, its own Kurdish population and, especially, the PKK. Hence during the Battle of Kobane, Turkey stopped Turkish-Kurdish fighters crossing the border into Syria to help their comrades. Until IS bombed Suruc earlier this month, IS was treated as a useful enemy for Turkey. And perhaps it still is. As many critics have pointed out, the Turkish state can clamp down on Kurdish attempts to claw back greater autonomy in, if not outright independence from, Turkey under the pretext of a campaign against IS. Some have gone further still to argue that Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose own power base was weakened by his Justice and Development Party’s relatively poor performance in the recent Turkish elections, is trying to win back supporters on a wave of anti-terrorist and anti-Kurdish nationalism.

While this is speculation, one thing is certain: the West’s shallow, commitment-lite interventions show a stunning disregard for the political realities of the conflict. It is as if the Middle East is little more than a stage on which Western leaders strike poses that vary from one night to the next. But that doesn’t make the effects of Western action any less deleterious. It is continuing to screw up the region, encouraging and supporting the Kurds at the same time as it is selling their souls to the Turkish state in return for greater air power. And in doing so, an already brutalising region-wide conflict is made just that little bit nastier, and just that little bit more unpredictable. Just ask the Kurds.


Winston who led Britain into 2 world wars with his famous ”victory” salute, is still revered by many people and was in a recent rigged newspaper poll voted Britain’s greatest Englishman.

Winston has been exposed as a long term Zionist puppet, and served their interest before that of Britain, and whom has been shown to be from documental research and Humint, (human intelligence) to have been a Druid priest, a one-time fringe spiritualist and member of the golden dawn, and most damning of all, a 33rd degree mason. Masonry is universally accepted as a racist, anti-Christian and a secret elitist anti-democratic organization.

This establishes his interest in the occult from day one, and he himself has said on record that he escaped capture in the Boer war, by his psychic ability to choose to knock on the one door that would give him shelter, his statement here is questionable from archive material research but let’s leave this for now.

Churchill giving his Rabbi salute

His “V” salute is a recognized greeting of the horned god, the symbol of the Devil worshipping Illuminati, as demonstrated in “Skull and bones” initiates.

The version of the “V” salute as shown in the Star Trek programmes by Spock, is a greeting by Rabbi’s in the Hebrew tradition, the hand split down the centre represents the 2 fingers on each side of the “V” in deVil, as the initials DE and IL represent the fingers..

The initial “V” is the 22nd letter in the alphabet, a sacred number in Hebrew numerology, and corresponds in the tarot pack to the major arcana.

Winston changed sides in his political career four times, and his skills were on offer on several more occasions for the right price, this meant he was known in the House of Commons as ‘The Shithouse’ from his initials WC.

He accepted £150,000 to bring Britain into W.W.II for the Rothschild’s bankers against Germany, and to latterly drag in the USA.

Archbishop Lang the Church of England expert on occult subjects, prior to W.W.II was privy to Churchill’s putting together the “Black Team” those wartime astrologers, dowsers and ritual magicians, under the stewardship of Louis de Whol.

Dennis Wheatley, Dion Fortune, Dr Alexander Cannon and Ian Fleming both claimed that Churchill had wartime dealings with Aleister Crowley, advertised as the world’s “wickedest man,” and the famous east end spirit medium Joe Benjamin, who was often advertised in the sixties as, Winston’s favourite medium.

Sefton Delmer the black propaganda and psyops leader, confirmed that 33rd degree masons Churchill and Aleister Crowley were involved in wartime sacrifices at the devils chimney on the south coast.

Churchill wanted occult advice on all wartime events, even insisting on mass fake astrological pamphlet drops, and other hate propaganda leaflets being dropped from British aircraft over Germany. ( see Dennis Wheatley Dr Alexander Cannon and Dion Fortunes books )

The master-spy, Rothschild operative and general toe-rag, sir Anthony Blunt has said on record Hitler was negotiating for peace right through the war, and sent his deputy Rudolph Hess to Britain to pursue an honourable peace which Churchill continually refused, following Rothschild advice for total destruction as shown in his needless firebombing of German dormitory cities, this can be seen as the typical “Satanic Sacrifice” as recorded in the Old Testament as a “burnt offering “ and in the biblical burning of witches.

Genesis; 22.1-2 rsv ‘God said unto Abraham take your only son Isaac whom you love, and go to the land of moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering’

Bengal famine

Sir Anthony Blunt put on record his distaste at Churchill’s support of the Soviet rape squads sent in to defile the women and children in the last days of the Third Reich, disrupting the racial purity of the eugenics tables, and the sacrificial fire bombing was only equaled by Churchill’s refusal to Leo Amery who begged help for India in the 1943 famine disasters, while Churchill sent food and arms to Russia, this surely is Satanism at its worst.

Patrick Kinna tells us we were reading the German Enigma codes so knew which ships would be sunk, and we sent out decoy ships to keep the U Boats away from those ships we wanted kept safe, we knew the town of Coventry would be bombed but Churchill did not evacuate and left the people to their fate.

Britain’s intelligence services had saturation coverage of the Third Reich up to and through W.W.II and told us the Germans were a threat to Russia, – not Britain, so Churchill formed his own people called the S.O.E these were recruited from leftie rabble rousers and socialist sympathizers, and were told to; “set Europe ablaze” the purpose was to sacrifice Europe for Churchill’s ambitions, and to insure Germany would clamp down on them, which was exactly what happened.

It was suggested to me some years ago, that Churchill was blackmailed over a homosexual affair with his secretary into a pro-Zionist stance, in a similar fashion to what happened with the Prime minister Edward Heath with the “sailor boy” activities, and the Tony Blair Lord Levy “Miranda” revelations” Churchill’s biographer Sir Martin Gilbert discussed with several people and argued with Churchill’s doctor Lord Moran over the many alleged visits to the teenage bumboy dens of Morocco.

Soviet spy Eugene Ivanov was just one who documented Churchill’s alcoholism and mental instability, all now in G.R.U archives.

Churchill accepted secret bribes in W W I under the name of Colonel Arden, and one of his bank accounts in W W II is alleged to be in the name of A Connolly.

Britain in the thirties had a posture that assisted Germany in its anti-Russia stance, yet Churchill on his own, in pure Tony Blair fashion, turns the tables and decides Germany is the enemy and took us to war.

Hitler had a thing about the Anglo Saxon race, that is Germany, Britain and the U.S.A and did not want war with us.

If we had listened to our intelligence services we would have let Russia and Germany fight it out, and we could have easily dealt with the weakened winner, and the Cold war would never have happened, but Churchill had Vernon Kell reputedly the world best intelligence chief retired off and murdered, and naval intell head Admiral Sir Barry Domville incarcerated for the wars duration for their opposition to Churchill’s plans.

Churchill sold himself to the bankers against the welfare of his own nation, in the manner of a modern Judas.

Ponder on this; on April 20th Hitler’s birthday, because his war with the usuers asset strippers and bankers, brought Russia to threaten both Germany and England, Churchill took us into W W II, Poland was just the excuse, the same as in all the wars now we fight them for the bankers.

Interestingly Hitler was said to have committed suicide on April 30th, yet the skull was recently proved to be that of a woman, intelligence chatter some years back claimed he was part of Operation Paperclip, and given a new life in S America, I doubt this, but why does the US government restrict some Paperclip files under all FOIA requests ?

Britain will now complete its breakup of the countries of the United Kingdom, soon breaking England into 8 regional zones, and every domestic decision made by the modern Hitler replacement in Europe.

T Stokes London
With thanks to many insiders over 45 years