The Washington Post Has Declared War On Peacemakers; Dennis Kucinich Rages Against The Military-Industrial-Complex

Tyler Durden's picture

Via Dennis Kucinich's Facebook page...

I have dedicated my life to peace. As a member of Congress I led efforts to avert conflict and end wars in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Syria and Iran. And yet those of us who work for peace are put under false scrutiny to protect Washington’s war machine. Those who undermine our national security by promoting military attacks and destroying other nations are held up as national leaders to admire.

Recently Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and I took a Congressional Ethics-approved fact finding trip to Lebanon and Syria, where we visited Aleppo and refugee camps, and met with religious leaders, governmental leaders and people from all sides of the conflict, including political opposition to the Syrian government.

Since that time we have been under constant attack on false grounds. The media and the war establishment are desperate to keep hold of their false narrative for world-wide war, interventionism and regime change, which is a profitable business for Washington insiders and which impoverishes our own country.

Today, Rep. Gabbard came under attack yet again by the Washington Post’s Josh Rogin who has been on a tear trying to ruin the reputations of the people and the organization who sponsored our humanitarian, fact-finding mission of peace to the Middle East. Rogin just claimed in a tweet that as community organization I have been associated with for twenty years does not exist.

The organization is in my neighborhood. Here’s photos I took yesterday of AACCESS-Ohio’s marquee.

It clearly exists, despite the base, condescending assertions of Mr. Rogin.

Enough of this dangerous pettiness. Let’s dig in to what is really going on, inside Syria, in the State Department, the CIA and the Pentagon.

These leaders of the Christian faith in Aleppo begged for the US to stop funding terrorists in #Syria. They expressed that before international interventions (covert and overt) Syrians lived in peace without concern as to whether they were Christian, Muslim or Jew.

In the words of President Eisenhower, let’s beware (and scrutinize) the military-industrial-complex. It is time to be vigilant for our democracy.

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Looney's picture


One of the worst terrorists, Jihadi John, is alive and well.

He’s been serving as a US Senator from Arizona since 1987.

Looney   ;-)

BullyDog's picture

Can we have world insurrection against the banking & industerial war complex owning global elite yet?

Dame Ednas Possum's picture


Avoid debt. 

Don't serve in the military. 

Badger your local elected official to not support the various criminal complexes. 


847328_3527's picture

AK-47 maker to up staff numbers as orders outpace production

The maker of the AK-47 semi-automatic machine gun says it is to increase staff by 30 percent because of a surge in export orders.

Billy the Poet's picture

What is a "semi-automatic machine gun?"

Mr.BlingBling's picture

It's a misnomer intentionally used to conflate two entirely different objects, in order to further the long-term agenda of civilian disarmament. (Good catch.)

Fuck you MSN. We're on to your tricks.

macholatte's picture

Trump creating jobs for Russkies too.

Winning for Putin.

It shows a picture of a guy with tatoos holding an AK.

Isn't that Springstein?



El Oregonian's picture

Dennis, remember there are still bad guys that hate our guts... Both foreign AND domestic. If it was not so these political domestic terrorists would have not have had the success and protection that they presently enjoy.

These subversives have had a 120 years to infiltrate the system.

You really are a useful idiot, BTW.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) El Oregonian Feb 4, 2017 12:28 PM

The Middle East has been on fire since a certain Tribe's illegal state was established on stolen land

El Oregonian's picture

Stolen from whom may I ask?


crazzziecanuck's picture

Stolen from who?  The people who fucking lived there, that's who!

Nothing like Europeans completing Hitler's vision of a Jew Free Europe by creating Israel.  Even better when the costs for European crimes falls upon non-Europeans. Why in fuck should Palestinians have to accommodate a bunch of white European bigots who feel so selfimportant they can run roughshod over their communities?

IntTheLight's picture

Completed? Who runs Europe? Who funds the displacement of Europeans?

crazzziecanuck's picture

Who runs Europe?  Dumb people.

newdoobie's picture

Hmmmm, huge portion of land that eventually became Isreal was PURCHASED before the country was established. Funny, the land that was PURCHASED was only allowed to be purchased because it was considered unusable. (swamp, sterile)

crazzziecanuck's picture

I heard that's one of those myths where they may have owned 5% that suddenly and magically balloons to 35-40% by the pro-Israel position holders.  Also people being defrauded from their property has been a recurring problem for as long as private property has been around; we've seen another instance of legal manipulations with the robo-signing scandals of the last decade, for example.  And private property itself sprang out from northern Europe for maybe 350 years now.  Historically, the creation of private property was done to push peasants off the land and into factories (the Enclosure Movement) and spread out as the British Empire expanded while others saw value and copied them.  We like to believe our system has been around for ages and will survive the test of time, but I'm afraid to tell people that it's not been around long and probably will not last.  The point here is that private property, as a concept, was an alien concept to 99.9% of the people in the region.  Very much like how the idea of property rights was alien to the aboriginal peoples of North and South America.

Applying this concept in the post WW1 area was one of those isntances where a region was destabilized through the importation of a foreign ideology; MENA wasn't the first, and it wasn't the last.  Most people in the region didn't know or didn't care.  Better still, those with intimate knoweldge could manipulate the system.  So, a bunch of European Jews get cozy with the new European-imposed authorities to help defraud and displace people from the lands they coveted.  Should sound familar.  L. Paul Bremer did this kind of manipulation in the wake of the Iraqi invasion of 2003.  

If there was that much territory "purchased", then there would have been no ethnic cleansing by Hagannah, Irgun and the Stern Gang.

In one hundred years, our descendants will see the same patterns in the nineteenth, twenieth and twenti-first centuries continually repeating just as we look back into the past and observe the same thing.  We just like to pretend we are more advanced, moral and ethical than we actually are.  I'd argue that we are, in fact, worse than those of the past but that's not appropriate to bring up here.

El Oregonian's picture

Because there is NO such thing as a people known as "Palestinians". The true Palestinians were known as Philistines (remember Goliath?). Well, present day Palestine was known as Philistine. Unfortunately for them they were wiped-out through wars so there is no true Palestinian. All people who lived there regardless of being a Jew, British, American, African,  Hindu, etc.... It doesn't matter, Anyone who lived/lives there are Palestinian.

Oh, by the way. those Arabs that live there now are trans-Jordanians.. They never possessed the land. They are squatters. Read the history to see if I am correct. I am not in favor of the Eastern European Ashkenazim, who infiltrated the Shepardic liine of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

But even after they bought there land that was sold to them as swamp mosquito-infested and thought to be no good land. AND were attacked in three separate wars by 7 Arab countries, and won each of them. They were more than in their right to claim that land as their own won during battle. Remember, they were attacked and war was declared against them. Just like the wars with Mexico over New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, California. I do not believe the US would ever give back land that they had won during war.

Before rushing to conclusions please know your facts. The land belongs to Israel, all 0.6th of 1 percent of all the total land in the Middle-East. The Arabs own the other 99.4% of the rest... and even that is not enough for them. FYI, research the truth, it might even surprise you sometimes.

Oldwood's picture

It's much easier to just hate.

consider me gone's picture

That's the way I see it. I'm not for Jews. I'm not against Jews. But the Palestinians abandoned the land prior to the invasion of Israel thinking they'd be right back. They figured wrong. Plus, I've read enough of the Quran to not feel a whole lot of sympathy for the followers of a death cult that are just reaping what they sow. 

logicalman's picture

Why should a bunch of Europeans fucked over by a different bunch of Europeans get to steal Palestinian land from its rightful (historical) owners?

The Balfour so-called 'Declaration' was actually a letter sent to a certain Rothschild.

Now you know who did the stealing.

The clue as to who from is the former name of the place.

The Balfour Declaration (dated 2 November 1917) was a letter from the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.
His Majesty's government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.

The last (bold bit) is just a sick joke.

How did 'His Majesty's government get the right to give away other people's lands??

If you wish to understand the present, you need to do a little research into the past, but I get the feeling that would be just too much effort for you. You prefer to have your views formed by others, it would seem.


Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) logicalman Feb 4, 2017 4:06 PM

According to Jewish sources, the "Balfour Declaration" was actually written by a crypto-Jew named Leo Amery, a leader of the Rhodes Scholars and an ally of Lord Milner:

Summary of how the British supported Jabotinsky in creating the modern "State of Israel":

El Oregonian's picture

Obviously you have not taken the biblical account, which more clearly explains the relationship between the land and its people. I believe God is the final authority in all matters concerning HIS land... And according to God himelf, He gave that land to Abraham, and his descendants, as a inheritance for ever. Now, you might get all jiggy with it but facts are facts, according to the Torah, and the Bible.

"And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD." -Exodus 6:8, or

"On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your descendants I have given this land, From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:" -Genesis 15:8 , or

"It shall be when the LORD brings you to the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Hivite and the Jebusite, which He swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall observe this rite in this month." -Exodus 13:5

Now we can go on and on about the Balfour Agreement, her Majesty the Queen and Britain's vast Empire including Palestine, was controlled from 1917 to 1948. Prior to that the Turkish Ottomans controlled the land for 400 years.

BUT, God gave it to Abraham, and his descendants Isaac, and Jacob. From the beginning it was their land, because God said it was theirs... Don't like it? Then take it up with the Big Guy upstairs. It's His decree, and so it is so.

FYI, just a primer on God's view on this matter...

"I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” -Genesis 12:3

And finally,

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee." -Psalm 122:6

~Shalom Shalom~


booboo's picture

The Babylonians and the Romans didn't get the message, nor did the other hoards of invaders. You Israel worshipers must have erased all of those passages that begin with "IF YOU KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS" prior to "I will make you my people" and "You shall dwell in the land" Oh, and I will close with Galatians 3:8 for the Coup de Gras, now get out of here and take your head with you.


seataka's picture

Introduction from

"Abraham to Allenby" (c) 1939  by G. Frederick Own

Palestine has played an important role in the great movements which have shaped the character and directed the destinies of mankind. It has given liberally in the fields of law and architecture, and has bequeathed the best in morals, in religion, and in literature. As the world's most resplendent stage, it have given color, vividness, and vitality to the most thrilling, sublime, and worthwhile dramas of all time = The Old and the New Testaments. With good reason the land looms large in the minds of men, broadens their vision, deepens their determination, and sweeps emotions to the loftiest heights.

 Palestine is so strategically located, and has had such a mission in the earth, that its story easily becomes a composite picture of the human family at peace, at worship, and at cross purposes. Borne on by the urge of conquest, prompted by mighty moral motives, or tantalized by prospects for revenge, world renown characters, great nomadic hordes, and vast armies have come and gone, and marched again or slept with the dead on this unique land-bridge which connects old world continents.

 Those who have read Palestinian history and perceived only the clashing of interests, looked only upon the conflict, and heard only the clangor of arms, need a spirit of readiness to evaluate the purposes which lay in the background, and the forces which forged to the front years and even centuries after the marchers were still in death and the din of battle had died away on distant shores.

 In the present volume the aim of this writer is to picture the tides of humanity, point out the ebb and flow of ideas, and so interweave sacred and secular history as to form a thread of consecutive thought that, in the light of modern archaeological research, will constitute a readable account of the principal events which have transpired in or near Palestine during the last four thousand years -- from Abraham to Allenby -- G Fredrick Owen

booboo's picture

Long before The U.N. snapped their fingers and carved out a "Judean" state the empires Du Jour were "spreadin democrazy", or so their pleebs thought, and why so many are buried there. They didn't get a shiny coffin and a free ride home in a C140

Start here

Billy the Poet's picture

So let me understand this. Bad people want to attack us therefore the US government should fund ISIS. Is that what you're saying?

07564111's picture

I think the " Us " he refers to is not the USA ;)

You've no doubt noticed the large increase in Hasbrat trolls infesting ZH over the last 21 days. ?

bamawatson's picture

actually, looks to me, like he said:

*************Stolen from whom may I ask?*********************

and no one answered his question

Orly's picture

Forgive my ignorance but what is a Hasbrat?

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

Maybe a brat who belongs to hasbara. Just a guess.

07564111's picture

Look at like this ..

Izraeli Scum Hasbara Troll = Hasb_Rat Troll.

It shows up less often in a Joogle search and bypasses script based auto-censors. ;)

One of many articles describing the low life scum ..

There's been an increase in activity on the internets over the last month or so....the message being that we must destroy Iran.

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture
Elco the Constitutionalist (not verified) 07564111 Feb 4, 2017 6:04 PM

Yes these are the people who just got my Breitbart disqus account banned. It had 10s of thousands of upvotes, to several thousand posts and comments were public.

I criticized the behavior of Jews in a general way and argued back at a Jew who called me an antisemite with little to no actual provocation (unless you count labeling a Jew as a Jew, which evokes pathological anger in Jews).

I decide to give up Breitbart, since it is largely a Jew propaganda and neocon/neoliberal agitprop site.

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture
Elco the Constitutionalist (not verified) 07564111 Feb 4, 2017 6:05 PM

It is not just here. They are all over the web. I am not sure if someone is funding them on a CTR like model.

Oldwood's picture

It should be obvious that we have no friends and as such is a complete wast of time to be engaged in defending any of them. The Palestinians would be just as happy to fire rockets at us as anyone else if they could. The Jews are likely no better if given the choice....nor we.

But if it makes us all feel better...smarter, superior to pick sides in this allstar shit match, then by all means...

Canary Paint's picture

Idiot... If you think like that, why the hell are you reading at ZH? Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul have been the most consistent speakers of truth amongst governance these last 20 years. You really don't get it.

MEFOBILLS's picture

How is he a useful idiot.

I keep seeing these ad-hominem attacks.  Explain your position, rather than just making claims.

I haven't seen too much idiocy out of Kucinich over the years, he is his own man, and thinks for himself.  Useful idiots are the opposite, they are easily manipulated dupes.

methink74's picture

When the next correction comes it's open season on all the fucking Jew bankers,that will help us to feel better anyway.

Paul Kersey's picture

Make that the military/industrial/banking/Israel complex.

new game's picture

if you mind i would like to add this to your statement.

Make that the military/industrial/banking/Israel complex(propaganda machine), with funding from the banking cartels underwritten by the minions under this control...

Raffie's picture

George Soros is the King Pin, once he is gone the rest will run out of money to do anything.

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) Raffie Feb 4, 2017 4:11 PM

George Soros is a member and former director of the Rockefeller/CFR, along with several others on the Fortune 400 list. He can easily be replaced, and the game will continue.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

At this point, I am so disgusted, that it saddens me to say, that...

I almost hope for such a "half-time show".

Billy the Poet's picture

I'm sure Lady Ga Ga will the use the opportunity to attack America as best she can.

new game's picture

half tyme for me would be a walk in the woods for the weekend...

is a gaga related to bigfoot?

MalteseFalcon's picture

Got to put the NFL on notice.

Any kneeling for the national anthem, any middle fingers, any exposed breasts or political comments of any kind from the halftime "entertainers" and I'm done.

Of course, I know I'm done, because why would that g-ddamned fucking asshole Goodell have "Lady" Gaga on during halftime, if not to deliver a polemic.

Ditto for any commercial during the game.

Preach that nonsense, and your brand is toast.

Looking at you InBev.

I want funny commercials with horses and dogs.


Big Corked Boots's picture

I'll take the funny commercials. They can keep the corporate pisswater.

who-be-u-be's picture

Allready done with the nfl. not even going to watch the superbowl or any nfl game anymore. i think i will be sailing tomorrow.

c0nan's picture

I quit TV and the NFL years ago. I watch Counter Strike now on Twitch.