Short video summarizing the true reasons for US support for Israel and who is to really blame for the Palestinian Israeli Conflict
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Saturday, May 22, 2021
“Israel is the shadow of the Arab regimes, so if those ceased to exist their shadow would cease to exist”
Joe Biden Succinctly explaining US reasons for supporting Israel
In the United States and around the world, many are questioning why, despite some mild rebukes, Washington has maintained its large-scale military, financial, political, and diplomatic support for the Israeli occupation in the face of unprecedented violations of international law and human rights standards by Israeli occupation forces. Why is there such strong bipartisan support for Israel’s right-wing prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies in the occupied Palestinian territories?
The close relationship between the U.S. and Israel has been one of the most salient features
in U.S. foreign policy for nearly three and a half decades. The well over $3 billion in military
and economic aid sent annually to Israel by Washington is rarely questioned in Congress, even
by liberals who normally challenge U.S. aid to governments that engage in widespread
violations of human rights–or by conservatives who usually oppose foreign aid in general.
No other country comes close to offering the level of diplomatic support provided by Washington
-–with the United States often standing alone with Israel-- at the United Nations and other
international forums when objections are raised over ongoing Israeli violations of international
law and related concerns. Why is this the case? What benefits does the US get from this policy?
And is the “Israeli lobby” solely to blame?
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Old Strategy, New Tactics: The Corruption Formula, an Overview, Look at Case Studies, and Call to Action (Part 3 of 3)
An Overview, Look at Case Studies, and Call to Action (Part 3 of 3)
[Disclaimer: This is the third part of a 3 part blog post series (part 1 is here and part 2 is here). Here we begin with a visual overview of the Corruption Formula we have previously presented and then illustrate this formula in practice with 4 diverse case studies: Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria, and Afghanistan. We then offer our own humble suggestions for what you the reader can do to call attention to this issue.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Old Strategy, New Tactics: The Corruption Formula, A Look at the Instruments of US Colonization (Part 2 of 3)
A Look at the Instruments of US Colonization (Part 2 of 3)
Continued from Part 1: The Corruption Formula, Introduction
[Disclaimer: This is the second part of a 3 part blog post series (part 1 is here). Here we take a deep dive into the Instruments of US Colonization that helps to facilitate corruption -- the CIA, the IMF & Western aid organizations, and the roles of Corporations and Tax Havens].
Friday, June 2, 2017
Old Strategy, New Tactics:‘The Corruption Formula’
Why is the world so corrupt?
[Disclaimer: This is the first part of a 3 part blog post series. Given the nature of the topic and vast amounts of information available on it, we’ve tried to condense some of the most pertinent and relevant information to help you, the reader, to better see and understand our perspective on it. Please take the time to go through all the interactive links, videos, and references. As always, comments, suggestions, and questions are most welcome. ]
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Necessity of 'Amr Bil Mar'oof Wa Nahy Anil Munkar (Enjoining the Good & Forbidding the Evil) in Our Discourse
Sunday, January 26, 2014
It should be emphasized, that in the age of social media and hyperconnectedness -- always VERIFY what you read from multiple sources. Furthermore, peddling well spun fiction (without any verification from reality) as opposed to studying the reality itself -- is one of the principle causes of decline of the Muslim world today.
It is our hope here at iSiyasah that any revival of the Muslim mind would first begin by engaging with reality, studying/observing it carefully, and then going through the rigorous process of finding evidence to justify political views and thinking-- rather than in believing the lazy fantasies of conspiracy theories.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Destroying and Rebuilding Islam in the image of the west
As the Christian millennium looms, Muslims - rather than joining the celebrations - might fruitfully use the occasion to consider the Christian and western influence and impact on Islamic civilization. Beginning with the Crusades, and for nearly a millennium since, western Christian colonial and cultural incursions into the Muslim world are characterized by dastardly acts and destruction. Consider, for example, this case:
"They opened fire with cannons and bombs on the houses and quarters, aiming specially at the mosque, firing at it with those bombs. They also fired at suspected places bordering the mosque, such as the market. And they trod in the mosque with their shoes, carrying swords and rifles. Then they scattered in its courtyard and its main praying area and tied their horses to the qibla. They ravaged the students' quarters and ponds, smashing the lamps and chandeliers and breaking up the bookcases of the students and the scribes. They plundered whatever they found in the mosque, such as furnishings, vessels, bowls, deposits, and hidden things from closets and cupboards. They treated the books and Qur'anic volumes as trash, throwing them on the ground, stamping on them with their feet and shoes. Furthermore they soiled the mosque, blowing their spit in it, and urinating and defecating in it. They guzzled wine and smashed the bottles in the central court and other parts. And whoever they happened to meet in the mosque they stripped. They chanced upon someone in one of the student residences and slaughtered him."
When people first read this quote, some think it depicts the Christian expulsion of Muslims from Spain, while others see in it more contemporary events, such as the Christian genocide of Muslims in Bosnia. Certainly the deeds and barbarities described are consistent with many instances of western atrocities against Muslims. Murder, plunder, destruction, humiliation - Muslims have suffered all of these at the hands of western invaders.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
(Part II #11-20, Continued from Part I)
Disturbing Thoughts & Behavior of Groupies
11. Like Boy bands and Britney Spears we are aware that you, "Sheikh" Hamza Hanson have your share of Groupies, lackeys, and even stalkers. Given the sorry state of Islamic identity among Muslims in the West, most especially among the 2nd generation native born South Asian Muslims in North America (i.e. your core groupies) this problem is probably much more pronounced. You see 2nd generation Muslims of a certain socio-economic status have a deep seated inferiority complex to American society, its why they have to go to Non-Muslim academic institutions in the West to learn Islam from Non-Muslim professors and teaching assistants in "Islamic" studies departments. Never mind that many of these same institutions could care less about this subject or have historically been engaged in far more research and projects funded by the armed forces to grow/maintain the American empire overseas or are at war with Islam itself.
Your conversion to Sufi Islam as a Caucasian male is all the reassurance someone suffering from a deep seated inferiority complex or identity crisis and who lacks any type of backbone, spine, or thought process to assert an independent identity of their own needs to have to practice their own faith. So bravo on that!
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The Panoptic Police State: an Emerging Global Order
By JA Progler
(Reprinted from June 16-30, 1997)
Declassified documents, leaked information, insider sources, and public confession by former intelligence operatives have recently revealed that in the late 1980s New Zealand joined the United States and other western governments in a super-secret global intelligence system to monitor most of the world's phone, fax, telex, and electronic mail communications.