Cornel West to Netanyahu and Obama: put your orange suits on, brothers; you’re going to need them


by Jonas E. Alexis & Mark Dankof

I don’t usually agree with Cornel West, but he certainly nailed it back in 2014 when he said unapologetically that Benjamin Netanyahu is a war criminal. One can say that war criminals are almost certainly psychopaths. They deliberately violate the law and kill civilians, torture prisoners, obliterate the livelihood of civilian populations, and often rape their victims.[1]

War criminals don’t care whether you live or die. All they care about is their unbridled passion. They cannot subordinate their will or lust to reason; they want to turn reason upside down. We have already seen that those are apt descriptions of people like Tony Blair, George W. Bush, and more recently Theresa May. Cornel West would include Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama here. He said:

Benjamin Netanyahu is a war criminal, not because he’s Jewish, but because he has chosen to promote occupation and annihilation.”

West continued:

“A Palestinian baby has exactly the same status as a white baby in white Newtown, Connecticut, as a black baby on the east side of L.A., as a Jewish baby in Israel. Every human being is made in the image of God.”

West was just warming up. He then took on Barak Obama, who he said is an accomplice in perpetuating criminal activities in the Middle East:

“Barack Obama is a war criminal, not because he’s black or half-African and white, but because his drones have killed 233 innocent children and because he facilitates the killing of innocent Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.

There’s an intimate connection between mendacity and criminality, between lies and crimes against humanity,” argued West. These are historically rational points, specifically with respect to the Middle East. On these issues, we support West completely. West made it clear that Palestinian humanity “humanity is rendered invisible in the corporate media. West brought in the moral issue which made his point quite even more rational: “this is ethical, this is spiritual with political consequences.”

According to West, Bush, Netanyahu, and Obama have essentially crippled the working class both in America and the Middle East: “We suffer in this age from an indifference toward criminality and a callousness to catastrophe when it comes to poor and working people.”


West is certainly participating in reason here. America and much of the Western world would not have been in this sorry state of affairs had we not opened the Israeli floodgates in the Middle East. But I just don’t know why West puts his stamp of approval on the Black Lives Matter movement at all. For him to say that the “Black Lives Matter momentum is a marvelous new militancy” is just plain noise and it simply defeats West’s reasonable stand.

Where is the “marvelous new militancy” against virtually daily shootings in places like Chicago and Philadelphia? Where is the “marvelous new militancy” against the illegitimacy that is ravaging the black community? Even Thomas Sowell himself admits that this moral disease did not exist before the Civil Rights Movement.[2] Walter E. Williams concurred:

In 1925 New York City, 85 percent of black families were two-parent. One study of 19th-century slave families found that in up to three-fourths of the families, all the children had the same mother and father. Today’s black illegitimacy rate of nearly 75 percent is also entirely new. In 1940, black illegitimacy stood at 14 percent. It had risen to 25 percent by 1965…

“By 1980, the black illegitimacy rate had more than doubled, to 56 percent, and it has been growing since. Both during slavery and as late as 1920, a teenage girl raising a child without a man present was rare among blacks.”

Williams, like Sowell, is so blind that he attributed much of this problem to the so-called welfare state. Williams, like Sowell, could not get the courage to look at the issue honestly because he is working with an essentially Jewish premise. He could never see that Jewish revolutionaries have essentially turned blacks into agents of chaos in major cities in America. As E. Michael Jones put it in our interview last February:

For 60 years—from 1909 with the founding of the NAACP to 1969 when the FBI shut down the Black Panthers—influential Jews in organizations as diverse as the NAACP and the Communist Party tried to turn the Negro into a revolutionary. They created a monster instead…The Negroes of the South Side of Chicago now act the way they do because of an idea that was planted in their mind by Jewish revolutionaries.

“The main vehicle for this transformation in the black mind (from rural sharecropper to urban revolutionary) was the civil rights movement, which was the most successful part of the Black-Jewish Alliance, which was the 60-year-long attempt on the part of Jews at organizations like the NAACP and the Communist Party to turn Negroes into revolutionaries.”

So, the Black Lives Matter movement is another offspring of the Jewish revolutionary spirit which continues to create chaos across the political spectrum. And people are beginning to see the perversity of that movement as well. Rapper Kevin Gates calls Black Lives Matter “bullshit.” “We kill each other,” the rapper said, “but as soon as a white boy kills one of us, everybody go to hoopin’ and hollerin’ and all that old stupid-ass shit.”

“When you stand for something,” the rapper added, “you’ve got to stand for it all the way, not halfway.” Why did many people get busted? Gates drew his conclusion from personal experience:

“I got my ass whooped by the police. But you know why?… I was conducting myself in an ignorant manner. I had no respect for myself. I had no respect for the authority that was talking to me. So I deserved what I got. I’m a felon. I get pulled over all the time. When I speak to these individuals [police] with respect, I’ve never had a problem since I’ve changed my ways. So I don’t feel like ‘Black Lives Matter,’ I’m talking about ‘All Lives Matter.’”

Peggy Hubbard, another black woman, would agree with everything Kevin Gates says here. “Are you fu$king kidding me?” she said after her own granddaughter was murdered in cold blood. “Policy brutality? How about black brutality?” Hubbard grew up not far from Ferguson, where the riot took place in Missouri last year. Her lovely granddaughter died shortly after she was hit by a bullet. “You say black lives matter?” she continued.

“Her life mattered. Her dreams mattered. Her future mattered. Night after night after night, murder, murder, murder. Black on black murder.”

Hubbard moved on to say some of the most damning things against the Black Lives Matter movement and even asserted that many of these people are “the most violent motherfu$kers I have ever seen in my life. You trifling motherfu$kers are out there tearing up the neighborhood I grew up in.”

peggyPeggy Hubbard

Hubbard was just warming up:

“You’re hollering this ‘black lives matter bullshit. It doesn’t matter. You’re shooting at the police. They drop your ass. ‘Oh, he died due to police brutality.’ 327 homicides later y’all want to holler about police brutality? Black people, you’re a fu$king joke. You’re tearing up communities over thugs and criminals.”

Hubbard later apologized for using profanity, but the substance of her message is clear: Black Lives Matter is a joke. She later said:

“This is not a race issue. It never has been a racial issue … This is about accountability and responsibility … Last night we had another homicide … and we’re saying black lives matter. Black lives matter, white lives matter, Asian lives matter, Hispanic lives matter, Lithuanian lives matter, Russian lives matter, life in general matters … but it’s never gonna get better until we admit that we have a problem in our community…

“I love my black people. I love my white people. I love my Hispanic people. I love my Asian people. My heart is so full of love for people that it has no room for hate…right now, in the black community, what we’re racing towards is the morgue. Let’s stop it.”

Last year, BLM thugs made the mistake of shutting down Interstate 5 during the morning rush hour. Many drivers who couldn’t be late for work were completely shocked. One black guy by the name of Tyree Landrum got out of his car and got right to the point:

I gotta go to Ross right now, homie. If I don’t get there, I’m gonna get fired. Motherfu$kers get shot every fu$king day. Deal with it the right fu$king way, not like this. I’m about to lose my fu$king job, and you guys are fu$king out here protesting?”

During the incident, one nurse again said: “We have doctors and nurses that have to save lives here.”

Is West listening here? Michael Jordan has recently written a letter expressing his frustration with social issues in America, but Jordan and West haven’t gotten to the root of the problem at all. If they want to start addressing the larger issue, they have to ask our government why our police officers were and probably still are being trained in a foreign country called Israel. What would the Founding Fathers themselves think about this?

As Gordon Duff rightly put it a few years ago, American police officers have been brainwashed in Israel. This will be addressed in a larger context this weekend.

In any event, we should give the West some credit for attacking the occupation in Gaza. We should also give him some credit for raising this essential issue to much of the community. We agree with the West that the oligarchs use callousness to economically cripple the working man and suppress the poor and needy both in the Middle East and America. Not only that, the oligarchs use perpetual wars to bludgeon both Palestinians and Americans to death. If you don’t think so, pay close attention to the following story, which was written by my dear friend Mark Dankof.

Dankof: It has been a sultry, oppressively humid day on this Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend. The overcast character of the south Texas sky seems to be a precursor of violent thunderstorms and threateningly high winds.

The physical conditions in the Alamo City suggestively match the spiritual pallor which seems to enshroud Military City U. S. A. There is a lurking threat of ongoing death and tragedy here, matched only by the reticence of most of the denizens of the American military’s leading domestic metropolis to speak of it openly. The silence breaks the sound barrier.

Its grim implications are everywhere evident: there are far fewer Bush-Cheney 2004 and United We Stand bumper stickers on vehicles transversing the construction-riddled major highways. There is a painful irony in Star Spangled Banner-laced store advertisements reminding people that Memorial Day is a special time to remember the sacrifice of the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States who lie still beneath the ground’s green, the manicured surface at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

After all, San Antonio seems to be a city in transition. It now seems less an American city, and more like a Mexican one. The Communist Chinese now occupy a sector of what was Kelly Air Force Base on the Southside. And the Trans-Texas Project (TTP), part of the globalist schema to enact a North American Union and the subsequent end of the United States as a sovereign nation-state, will come roaring right through San Antonio’s famed I-35 corridor from the west coast of Mexico on its way to Austin, Dallas, Kansas City, Duluth, and Canada. Something is clearly wrong.

Change, death, and tragedy came to San Antonio in another palpable way on this 2007 Memorial Day weekend. At Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, they laid to final rest a young African-American man from the Alamo City named Army Specialist Marquis J. McCants. He was killed by an IED explosion and accompanying small arms fire in Iraq last week. McCants, known to family members and friends as “Marq,” was 23 years old.

McCants left behind grieving parents, a wife, and 3 children. His death was the 28th suffered since March of 2003 by a silently sorrowful pro-military constituency in what was once one of America’s proudest cities. His uncle, Pastor Elder McCants of Holy Cross Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) on San Antonio’s Southside, is one of the community’s most precious gifts in pastoral ministry.

Marquis McCants
Marquis McCants

Marquis McCants represents a disturbingly familiar profile to those who have studied the personal histories and demographics represented by the most obvious victims of Mr. Bush’s war in Iraq. He is an African-American, who after graduation from O’Connor High School in San Antonio, discovered the impossibility of supporting a wife and 3 children on a salary generated by a service-economy job at Sam’s Club. Enlistment in the U. S. Army seemed to be a viable alternative. When he enlisted, Marq chose advanced training as a combat medic assigned to airborne duty with the famed 82nd Airborne Division. He is reported to have explained this choice at the time by saying, “I want to be able to save my friends.”

Reaction to his death in Babylon has been swift, especially from the Army Specialist’s father, Savage McCants. The latter is notably a retired United States Air Force master sergeant with 25 years of active-duty service. His remarks to the San Antonio Express-News this week have shattered the local conspiracy of silence about Mr. Bush and the Iraqi quagmire in a way that may be suggestive of things to come, both in the Alamo City and nationally.

“As far as I’m concerned, this war is a personal agenda for the president,” said the senior McCants. “I never did agree with the war. We’re not winning anything. We have no real mission over there. The only thing that’s keeping me from losing my mind over this is my faith in God.”

Savage McCants is correct. The United States is losing this needless war of counter-insurgency in the Middle East and Central Asia. There is no purposeful mission that meets the Constitutional and America-First litmus test for military conflict. American intelligence reports claiming the possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) by Saddam Hussein, utilized by Mr. Bush and his errand boy, Colin Powell, to generate domestic public support for an attack on Iraq, have been shown to be provably fraudulent. Mr. Bush, who recently described the Constitution of the United States as a “goddamn piece of paper,” managed to prove his point in March of 2003 by failing to procure a Congressional Declaration of War before launching the nation into the mindless abyss.

The results are as tangible as they are catastrophic: 650,000 Iraqi civilians are dead, according to the British Lancet medical journal report. 3400-plus Americans have lost their lives. King George’s $50 billion dollar war has suddenly metastasized to $500 billion with no end in sight. Iraq is now a cesspool of unending conflict between Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds. The political blowback against the United States throughout the Islamic world is overwhelming.

Savage McCants is mistaken in one significant respect. The war, prosecuted by an out-of-control Chief Executive of the United States, and acquiesced in by a comatose Legislative Branch on Capitol Hill, is not simply the pursuit of Mr. Bush’s personal agenda fueled by a demonically driven psychosis. It is, in the words of Lt. General William Odom, the greatest strategic and tactical military blunder in the storied history of an American Republic turned Empire.

Compounding the horror, the deceived and the bereaved must now face another tortuous truth: the driving force behind this war is the government of Israel, the Israeli Lobby, and the forces both entities control within the American Establishment. This includes the government of the United States, Corporate Media, the National Security Leviathan, and the educational institutions funded and administered by the Central State.

That this is the case is not seriously in question. Commentators as diverse as Justin Raimondo of, Michael Collins Piper of the American Free Press, Dr. Stephen Sniegoski of The Last Ditch, John Pilger, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote, and James Petras, have repeatedly shown the Zionist State’s direct connection to Jewish neo-conservatives bearing direct responsibility for planning and directing the disaster at hand. Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, David Wurmser, and Richard Perle are but the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The sinister trail of connections leads to the Project for a New American Century paper trail of the late 1990s, and the present calamity of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) spy plot designed to purloin American intelligence secrets pertaining to Iran.

Add to this the public statements of a laundry list of Israeli governmental and intelligence officials on the subject in The Tribe’s own media, principally The Jerusalem Post and Ha’aretz, and the outline of the truth becomes unmistakable: The armed forces of the United States have become a surrogate janissary force for Zionist and multinational corporate interests in the Middle East. Period. End of story.

Mr. Bush, properly perceived, merely becomes one of a series of frontmen in this cynical conspiracy and end-game. In this regard, he is joined by the puppets of both major American political parties, the Zionist-controlled American media talking chieftains, and international central bankers.

It is not an accident that the consequence is an America that increasingly resembles the society of its Masters in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, both in the development of a domestic police state apparatus, and an increasingly militant foreign policy based on the jettisoning of reasonable diplomacy and accompanying first-resort employment of military coercion and covert operations in the subterranean world.

Mr. Bush’s War for American Empire and Jewish Hegemony has killed more than fine young men like Marquis J. McCants. The legacy of Washington, Madison, and Jefferson also lies buried somewhere beneath the green lawns of sacred, tree-lined sanctuaries like Fort Sam Houston and Arlington National Cemeteries.

No sane and intellectually honest analysis can conclude that they live, in an age where the President’s pen strokes have authorized a first use of nuclear weapons against Iran (National Security Presidential Directive 35 in support of CONPLAN 8022); the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus; the ongoing use of warrantless surveillance and black-bag operations against American citizens within the continental United States; and a Presidential usurpation of powers that enables Mr. Bush to declare the State of Emergency anytime he desires, without the consent and review of Congress, and for a duration of time to be determined by the President alone (see the May 9th National Security Presidential 51, also known as Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20).

In the meantime, may the loss of Army Specialist Marquis J. McCants and his compatriots draw us closer to God and His Son in the midst of unspeakable grief on this especially poignant and dreadful Memorial Day? And may their absence drive us to a renewed pledge to reclaim this country from the despots and moneychangers who have pilfered it, even as the clock toward apocalyptic disaster continues to count down to the final gun signaling the end of history and the physical cosmos itself.


  • [1] For further studies on this, see Antonio Cassese and Paola Gaeta, Cassese’s International Criminal Law (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), 60-68.
  • [2] Thomas Sowell, Black Rednecks and White Liberals (New York: Encounter Books, 2005); Education: Assumptions versus History (Stanford: Hoover Institution, 1985).


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