by Gordon Duff, VT Sr. Editor, …with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow

– First published … September 29, 2018

Israel is dying. It has nothing to do with Hamas or Hezbollah, no rain of missiles will destroy Israel. Israel is in a cycle of self-destruction that began in the 1990s with the advent of the Likudist party.

As Israel’s population increased and became increasingly radicalized, with a Jewish population no longer of young idealists but rather of economic refugees, the die was cast. From Ian Greenhalgh, an editor at VT:

The Likud Party has, since the mid-90s, been nothing more than a front for the Russian mafia. Starting in 1985 when Gorbachev opened the gulags, a whole mess of the worst, most evil criminal scum came flooding out; they found themselves in a collapsing Soviet Union, where men with very high levels of education, doctors, professors, men with multiple advanced degrees and much experience at high levels, struggled to survive. These unemployed academics were quickly recruited into the mafia (one shining example is Boris Berezovsky, who had very high qualifications in mathematics & economics), and thus formed the most dangerous criminal syndicate yet seen.

Many of these criminals had enough Jewish blood that they were eligible for emigration to Israel, so off to Israel they went. It took them just a few years to seize power there, which they did by taking over the Likud and killing Yitzhak Rabin to end the peace process. They chose Netanyahu to be their political front man; so in 1995 he was installed as prime minister. Netanyahu and the Likud remain in power to this day, which is why Israel has become such a bloodthirsty, uncontrollable outlaw state that can’t be negotiated with. It is this Israeli-Russian mafia that installed Trump in the White House (Adelson was their largest financial backer in this endeavour), and they exert control over many other world leaders.”

Greenhalgh’s dark view of Israel plays out in reality when we look at acts such as Netanyahu’s promise to incorporate in a “Jewish only” state much of the Palestinian homeland on the West Bank — land Israel has never had a legal claim to — land occupied in violation of dozens of UN resolutions.

Where we must be clear is in differentiating between Likudist Israel and the nation that might have been, one that may well have grown out of a political process devoid of extremism, or as Greenhalgh espouses, a nation ruled by a crime syndicate.

What is clear today is that this syndicate, now largely a “cult of personality” built around the name “Netanyahu,” is ending a cycle.

One might point out that Israel has a huge air force, is alleged to have hundreds of nuclear weapons and a vast army. One might also note that the IDF since 2006 has been an army of occupation, with its last military successes two generations past and even then based on America secretly entering the 1973 war.

Were real history studied, history long censored, long erased, the economic collapse the US suffered with the Arab oil embargo was, in actuality, a response to Nixon and Kissinger’s undeclared war on the Arab world.

Today that Arab world is, as it has been, fractured, separated by a common religion, still subject to Western spheres of influence, with governments tossed aside by “shock and awe” or equally fake “color revolutions.”

A decade ago, fear or hatred of Israel dominated the region. Today, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia are growing as military powers, while other nations, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq still endure western policies, perhaps driven by Israeli influence, that advocate war for the sake of war – not for the survival of Israel or the advancement of Western ideals, but for business.

That business – massive oil theft, human trafficking, the narcotics empire of Afghanistan and the militarization of the Persian Gulf – no longer involves Israel.

From time to time, Israeli citizens are asked to hide in bunkers from the occasional rocket but, in truth, Israel no longer matters. History has left her behind. Part of that history, an important part, involves the Adelsons, mentioned by Greenhalgh.

We’re going to be talking about two people, a married couple, Israeli American, wealthy, but not “Jeff Bezos” wealthy or even “Bill Gates” wealthy, but close. This is Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, who own casinos in Macao and Las Vegas and, since the United States Supreme Court decided the case Citizens United v. FEC in favor of the wealthy and powerful, the two most influential Americans.

The Adelsons control the Republican Party at both national and state level. No candidate wins without their financial support. If anyone runs against their wishes, the Adelsons drown opponents in unlimited cash from their Macao casino operations.

While the Adelsons remained “conventional,” the wealthy and corrupt gained more and more control over an America that became increasingly totalitarian. The Adelsons only cared that American policy favored Israel, and a corrupt US Supreme Court turned America over to them.

Political insiders saw this as the doom of democracy, and to an extent they were correct, or were they?

OK, two people, Israeli billionaires, you could call them “gambling bosses” if you want, took over America. They put idiots in office, pushed total incompetents and frauds into power based on their promise to pour American arms and cash into Israel.

Then it happened, years later. One day Shelly and Miriam woke up and, low and behold, Israel is run by leaders they chose, family friends, Benny and Sara – the Netanyahus.

But who are the Netanyahus? Sara is a child psychologist though, of late, her sanity has been questioned over and over. Benny? According to Canadian writer Barry Chamish, before being hand-selected by gangsters to run Israel, Netanyahu sold furniture for the Rim Furniture Company in Tel Aviv for $15,000 a year.

The writing is on the wall, Israel is destroying herself. It wasn’t a foreign enemy, no armies of Arabs marched Jews into the sea. Benny and Sara Netanyahu killed Israel. The flag hasn’t come down yet, but that time is close, so very close; and as with other changes of late, the world is unprepared.

From Miriam Adelson, Israel’s richest woman and most powerful woman in America as well, From Haaretz:

Dr. Miriam Adelson told police that Sara chooses the people who work with the prime minister. ‘She chooses the workers, the people around him, the staff, his secretary. Then she knows everything that goes on,” she said. When asked if Sara Netanyahu influences governmental appointments, Adelson said, ‘Those too, I believe.

In her testimony, Miriam Adelson described an outburst by the first lady, saying, “At dinner at our house she screamed terribly loudly, to the point where Bibi told her they were leaving.”

When asked what Sara Netanyahu was screaming about, Dr. Adelson replied, “That I’m sucking her blood. It was horrible. She lost her senses. I hugged her and said, ‘Saraleh, it’ll be alright.’”

Dr. Adelson said the prime minister’s wife was “simply not healthy,” adding, “As a doctor I have sympathy for people who are not healthy. I treat addicts. She is not healthy.

There is much behind what you read here. America’s Jewish population is generally both well-educated and politically astute. Sadly, over the years, the extremist policies of the Netanyahus, and it seems both “Benny and Sara” run Israel, have won out in the US, backed by endless Adelson cash.

The Adelsons donate 10 times the amount of the next nearest political donor in American politics, George Soros. When they thought they were buying security for Israel, instead they got something else – toadying and corrupt congressional leaders who established a powerful link, not one protecting Israel but rather tying Israel to continual wars that fed the arms, oil and banking industries, where the real supporters of the Netanyahus, the Kosher Nostra syndicate, makes its profits. From Haaretz:

‘She’s completely crazy,’ said Sheldon Adelson, publisher of the Israel Hayom daily. “She was compulsive about photos of herself and how she looked. She said ‘I’m the first lady, I’m a psychologist and I teach children about psychology.’ … She would tell my wife that if Iran attacked it would be her fault … because we didn’t publish good pictures of her,’ said Adelson, a leading donor to Israeli and Jewish causes as well as to the Republican Party.”


The reality may well be simple. Fourteen million Jews live in the United States. Though most support Israel in some way, the majority favor political candidates other than those picked by the Adelsons. American Jews, to an extent, vote with consideration to issues involving Israel but, more often, America’s domestic issues come to play; and the reality the Adelsons awoke to, an Israel run by a couple debauched and unstable, reflects in America as well.

You see, the America that was bought and paid for by gambling profits to put Israel first was also taking money from big oil, from the arms industry, from climate denialists and “clean coal” and from the corrupt Wall Street gang that crashes America’s economy every few years.

We then ask, where do we go from here with the Adelsons, the real czars of America, seemingly awakened to the destruction their years of short-sighted policies have caused?

Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia are military powers well beyond Israel’s imagination. Any or all could erase Israel with ease, were there a reason to do so; and “Benny and Sara” have done little but supply exactly that – reasons to destroy Israel.

The real questions, those of justice for the Palestinian people and the security of a Jewish population as well, have been off the table for 20 years now. The only “plan” on the table comes from Jared Kushner, the ultra-lightweight son-in-law of Donald Trump.

And there, in itself, is the rub, Donald Trump, perhaps the wild card of all time. Hated by America’s Jews, the Adelsons still stand by Trump, even supporting the wild and perhaps insane idea that Trump is a reincarnated biblical figure placed on earth to “save the Jews” from Iran.

But is Israel “the Jews?”

What is clear is that, after years of American military presence pushing Israel’s policies on nation after nation, America’s military credibility in the Middle East is non-existent. Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, perhaps even Andorra, any nation can challenge the US — and more and more do.

Where Turkey and Saudi Arabia worked with Israel and the US in Syria, secretly supporting jihadist groups and parroting Israel propaganda, those days are past.

Iraq it seems will stand with Iran. So will Turkey and Russia. Saudi Arabia has remembered the suffering of the Palestinian people after having “forgotten” for half a decade.

Syria has won its civil war and Hezbollah exists as a state within a state, with a battle-tested military few nations can equal.

In the balance is the state of Israel, leaderless, inherently unjust, a nation that tossed aside any normal role in the world community the day the Likudists took over.

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of VT, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”


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  1. Thank you Gordon for this most interesting essay which I hope that Arab strategists will read and understand. Israel since the collapse of the Soviet Union became a “Russian State” most of those immigrants are “suspect Jews”, mainly economic refugees and not driven by the love of the Torah and Talmud. Yet we must admit Israel gained billions of worthy brains for free with over 100,000 holders of doctoral and higher education degrees, in addition to Yeltsin cronies who looted the country and are now Israeli billionaire. American Jewish Zionist leadership remains a Clear and Present Danger to Israel, not the Arabs not Iran, but American Jewish/Zionist leadership.

  2. I absolutely agree with the point you make about the Adelson’s suddenly waking up and realizing that the Netenyahu’ s were really bad people. It is a crock. They knew damn well what the nuttys were like. They are now just saying this because they see the writing on the wall and want to save their asses while they can.

  3. [But is Israel “the Jews?”] No.

    Most people equate the state of Israel to the Jewish homeland. “Israel” consists of the 12 tribes of Israel that Moses led from Egypt. Recall the story of Joseph? Joseph was one of the 12 brothers, or sons of the patriarch Jacob who was renamed Israel. In order of seniority we have:
    Joseph (including Ephraim and Manasseh)
    The travesty of the Jewish tribe is that it gives no attribution to the other 11 tribes. It should have named its state Judea if its plan was to exclude the other 11 tribes, the real family of Israel. Karma can be a bitch.

  4. Christ Almighty! The maudlin overtones in this perspective of Israel demise harken me to those lines uttered by Terry Malloy(Brando) to his brother, Charlie(Rod Steiger) in the film, “On the Waterfront”. Israel: “I coulda been a somebody, I coulda been a contendah, instead of a murdering, thieving, conniving bum, which is what I am. It was you, Bibi! You shoulda been looking out for me.”
    Israel dying? Somebody tell AIPAC, the ADL, the SPLC, and Hollywood! They didn’t get that memo.

  5. Kiribati country are known to be flooded in a few decades or so, so their government have purchased lands in Fiji. Israel sometimes had projects of building islands and airports for Gaza Palestinians to use, but the Likudniks are reluctant to go in any direction that involves Palestinian autonomy. They think that Northern Ireland will evolve itself in Palestinians. The zionists were offered lands in Birobidzhan, Argentina and god knows where else as well.

  6. Save Jews from Israel, not from Iran, or some third party, or supernatural Babylonian menace. Israel are pretty much destroying the world Jewry, and are agents of anti-semitism.

  7. I always said, Israel’s Self- Destructive Bomb is Ticking, it’s Not if, but when.

    After reading “YOU’RE A-Z__ SUPERB ANALYSIS” the time could NOT be closer than NOW.
    Only Israel could save itself.

    As for “Our Armed Forces” Iraq & Afghanista should be considered
    “A Lifetime Service” for their Country/USA

  8. When Benny was in New York he was reported to have 40 bodyguards with him on the plane and in his hotel. Just think of all the body guards guarding the worthless pieces of garbage who are former presidents and vice presidents of the U.S. like Bush, Cheney, Slick and all the rest. The only decent one is Jimmy Carter from Georgia but only he receives the bad publicity from the lying media. Bush and Cheney were even part of the 9/11/01 con. Why not permit these expletives deleted to take their chances in life like everyone else? Read about how criminals in our government illegally searched and stole property from the home of patriot and former U.S. Marine John Mark Dougan. He has dirt on the phony hero Prince Andrew with Epstein. Dougan moved to Russia, left his family and everything for exposing crime in the cesspool Palm Beach, Florida. Dougan is an American Hero who should be awarded the Medal of Freedom not worthless sports figures. America is a shameful disgrace today. VT had a great article on him a few years ago.

    • Bibi’s and Israel’s delusion is only as far-fetched as we allow our imaginations roam. After much consideration (a mere two minutes worth) I came to see how it falls in line with that Danish tale of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” that tells the modern day story of two weavers of the New York garment district with ties to Wall Street who routinely force Washington to provide US financial support and stealth aircraft to Israel. On a personal note, they promise emperor (Bibi) a new suit of clothes that they say is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent members of the opposition in the Knesset, and assorted foreign diplomats, – while in reality, they make no clothes at all, making everyone believe the clothes are invisible to them. And Bibi to this day is walking round surrounded by 40 bodyguards to cover the fact that he travels the planet with the arse out of his trousers, the bottom gone from any and all policies to do with the future of Israel, arguments against neighboring countries ringing hollow like a pebbles in an empty bucket and is frequently told to ‘butt out’ of domestic affairs by his scandalized wife who amazed at how he sows discord the world cannot even reach for a needle and thread to sow the gaping tear in the seat of his pants. Now I ask ya …

    • I seem to remember these same bodyguards causing an international incident when they started slapping people around in broad daylight doing their “guarding”. As for Carter, yes, he is doing penance now for his support for these criminals then. I remember walking in the park in DC (in uniform) when suddenly there was some kind of scuffle behind me as two black limos pulled over and these same bodyguards starting roughly shoving people off the sidewalk. Then I saw Carter and the Isreali leader at the time (whose name escapes me at the moment, Rabin?) get out and walk down this same sidewalk. Eyewitness to history. My only real question is what is Putin doing about all this. Is he with them, against them, standing by watching to see what happens? Putin is the real wildcard here.

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