Far-Right Radicals: Northeast Intellegence Network

I have been reading the mind-boggling agenda-driven site Northeast Intelligence Network.  To sum up, and I think quite fairly, they are far-right anti-Islam, anti-Obama (they push/hint Obama is a Muslim and not a legible President conspiracy theories) and pro-far-right Israel and Zionist themes.  

Full of patriotic paraphernalia to look good and staff biographies that make them look even more patriotic and apparently experts it does not take a fool to work out their agenda.  In fact going back to my theme of what makes a radical, they push many lies, to promote them they are full of blatant contextual abuse and they assume we are all stupid enough to fall for the bright lies and sentimental “Americana” that they push.   

If we look at their staff list – and just with a cursory look on the internet of those that make the blog  quickly shows the agenda immediately and it is  most certainly radical.

 

Hagmann appears to be a private detective and a patriot with experience in ..... proving the exstance of UFOs and Bigfoot

Douglas J. Hagmann

calls himself a private investigator of over 20 years, serving Fortune 500 companies and since September 11 has dedicated himself to searching for terrorists.   So that sound fine and I would even say commendable.  

Things for Hagmann falls down from an unexpected source – the equally anti-Islam, far-right and pro-Zionist Debbie Schlussel.  Apparently Hagmann plagerized Schlussel and as revenge she did all the leg-work in checking out the self-styled American patriot.   She makes no hidden loathing of the self-proclaimed expert investigator who included looking for Bigfoot and UFOs.

Personally, I get some form of satisfaction of two radicals abusing each other and using context-abuse as an accusation when they both are masters of the art.   Rather like mafioso fighting over their prey.   Interestingly, Schlussel also accuses WorldNet Daily (WND) for also doing the same, which is fine by me – they are basically in the same boat of hate-agenda magazines that have joined in the ugly and perverse marriage of American far-right politics and expansionary radical Zionism (the extremist Judaic equivalent of Islamism) that seeks to enforce a pro-Israel-no-matter-what government in the US that is obviously far-right.  It could easily follow that some of the disfigured abominations birthed from of such a marriage are the Schlussels, Cheslers and Daniel Greenbergs of the internet.

Osborne may have a military background, but honor never was part of his training......

Sean Osborne

is their Military expert and pushes two paragraphs of Osborne’s apparent military past.   It may or may not be exactly correct but for someone who supposedly spent 25 years in the military and then 22 further years as a contractor, I find his cv slightly questionable, why?  Well being someone with 32 years within the western defence sector (22 years with the Dutch defence department including with NATO) and now hitting over 10 years working within defence industry, I have never seen defence personal not mention their rank, cryptically give all this data and actually not confirm anything.   Simply put the description is from his own words and usually those that do enjoy the rights to spell out their history openly do so directly from and with the approval of the services they worked for.

I would not have mentioned Mr Osborne at all and any experience which I assume he did not fabricate is certainly worth being proud off, but because he is a) a part of a far-right radical website and also b) he was accused as being questionable – by, and yet gain from another person linked with some questionable agendas against Muslims, Walid Shoebat.   Shoebat accusses Osborne of being riddled with evangelical and pro-Zionist agendas.   In a scathing letter, Shoebat called Osborne a pin-head because as a so-called expert he got so many facts wrong, such as the Arabian Peninsula being under Roman control, which it never did.     The tit-for-tat battle between the two is rather low, abusive in language style and very unprofessional from both sides, could it be that both are right about each other and wrong because they both are part of a radical lie themselves?  I think so.

Radical Zionist Lee Kaplan, who goes under the guise of being a journalist

Lee Kaplan

 is called their Communications Director, but I think perhaps Ideology Source, or Resident Agent may be more appropriate.   I was already aware of Lee Kaplan as he is a contributor to the other ugly radical pro-Zionist rag called FrontPage Magazine.  So there are no surprises when I noticed his name was linked to Northeast Intelligence Network.    Kaplan is an ugly person with a dedication to expansionary Zionism which seeks that all of the West Bank, Gaza, Hebron and all of Jerusalem be a part of a greater Israel and though he cleverly avoids saying it directly, the non-Jewish residents (ie the Arabs) can simply disappear.

Kaplan writes for the Israeli News Network (INN), which is a Likud mouthpiece, and uses the same sliding and misdirection techniques as well as the best far-right Government Spokesperson of the Likud and ultra-religious Coalition.

What I would not call Kaplan is a journalist but rather a public affairs officer.  A journalist requires an open mind and report items  dispassionately and he is unable to do so, he has well proclaimed his agenda and activism  and is even proud of it.   His links to the far-right, FrontPage Magazine and this Northeast Intelligence Network farce takes away any credibility he may even think he has.

He is also the founder of a rather horrible group called DAFKA (Defending America for Knowledge and Action) which is a San Francisco anti-Arab, anti-Muslim and of course pro-Israel site.  Wikipedia quoted media sources that call it “a pro-American, pro-Israel activist group on US campuses” devoted to counter-protesting against Palestinian demonstrations. DAFKA was formed because, in its view, mainstream Jewish organizations were insufficiently dedicated to “going after the enemy.” DAFKA is active primarily on campuses in the San Francisco Bay Area, although the mainstream Jewish organizations there tend to distance themselves from its work.

We can add that amongst their principles are:

  • “the Arabs are simply too primitive to make any viable lasting peace and until they adopt democratic principles and adhere to laws against violence as in any civilized society there can be no secure peace with them.”
  • The word “Palestinian” should not be used, since it confers legitimacy on Arab claims to nationhood, when their movement is in fact “Arab fascism” seeking to murder Jews
  • Yes still Kaplan calls himself an independant free-lance “journalist”.  His agenda is not only clear but he is proud of it.   The agend is political, pro-Zionist to a level that we equate with supporters of militant Islamism and has nothing to do with America.   His blog and his work often touches he accussation about Palestinians, the generic Arab and Muslims being influenced from outside sources …… yet his main platform has nothing to do with the United States at all but the bloody expansion of a religous based Israel.

    Though he claims benign methods, the media tells us otherwise.  A good example, of many, is from the Portland Media Centere which put an item about DAFKA and Kaplan himself:

    Santa Cruz Community Television is offering up more than the usual community dish. Recently, Club Cruz, a locally produced television show, has been used as a platform for virtual infomercials for an extremist group with a record of harassing peace advocates.Becky Johnson, has featured on several occasions a man named Lee Kaplan, self-proclaimed founder and director of the extreme Zionist group, Dafka. During the episodes, Kaplan dominated the half-hour shows with inaccuracies about the Palestinian peace movement, negative stereotypes about Arabs and Islam, and potentially slanderous statements about widely respected groups such as Santa Cruz’s Resource Center for Nonviolence and Berkely’s MidEast Children’s Alliance and individuals involved with them. Intermittently throughout the show, addresses of Kaplan’s websites appeared across the screen and Kaplan invited viewers to visit the websites; he also promoted a book that was for sale on one of the websites. Each episode also featured a disgruntled Arab guest who shared negative opinions about Palestinians and Arabs from a presumed “insider’s” perspective. (One questions the authenticity of such guests, however, since Kaplan brags on his website about disguising himself and passing himself off as an Arab at various peaceful gatherings.)rules which set up the community stations as resource centers for the public as opposed to a television network model. Holman noted that an individual’s speech could be limited if he was inciting violence.
    Self explanitory I think.

    The show, produced by Santa Cruz resident

    Ron Holman, Programming Director at Community Television, said that even though some people may disagree with statements Kaplan makes, he is able to appear on their channels via their

    Though Kaplan didn’t directly call for violence in the episodes, a little fact checking showed that groups he is associated with have been busy hijacking and illegally intruding on peaceful meetings, harassing peace activists and making at least one death threat.

    “Archangel”

    Oh, there is also this claim, along with a nice American flag for effect, which considering the above is now questionable:

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    Most visitors to this web site are familiar with “Archangel,” which is the Internet persona of one of the nation’s leading deep undercover researchers and analysts of Arabic language web sites and other intelligence sources. “Archangel” is active in undercover research and investigation of various sources and individuals that offer substantive information from bona-fide terrorists, their accomplices and supporters.

    This web site does not permit the use of Internet aliases except to protect the identity of those in law enforcement or a related field for personal and operational safety.

    I personally wonder why they would add that last sentence, does it make it more real?

    My own view about this “group” is that they are there to serve a political agenda, fleece the community of money – ie make money from the agenda, and to make themselves look important.  All of them are self-sustaining except that they are radical and thus eventually they will be caught out and exposed.

    I will post to them the link to this item and seek a reply, defence or rebuttal, I doubt I will get it.  What I am certain, if they do, is that they will talk about terrorism and its danger and yes terrorism is dangerous and must be battled, but not by those whom have been accused of vigilantism and whom have an equally morally repugnant agenda.

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    10 Responses to Far-Right Radicals: Northeast Intellegence Network

    1. eslaporte says:

      We are all against terrorism and violence of all types. It seems that the American and European far-right are against Islamist radicalization though different means, like Wilders generalized claim that “we need to deport millions of Muslims from Europe.” I suspect that extermination, in the fashion of Hitler, is also in the background, they just can’t say that openly.

      some of these dehumanizing statements sound like out of the Likud party – that Arabs are “nothing more than animals and cannot support democracy.” Well – social scientific research has proven otherwise.

      They do plenty of demonizing, but have no real answers, like engaging with Muslim communities and accepting Muslims as full citizens of our countries.

      The far-right of America is full of hypocrisies and believe in a radically different kind of “freedom” from that of Western, liberal democracy. They claim to “support religious freedom,” but only for those that they support, chiefly radical pseudo-American Christianity. They would love to undermine the liberties and freedom of Muslims, perhaps blacks, political enemies and those that “don’t look American.” Freedom of speech is fine – so as long as it’s freedom they support.

      The Soviet Union also claimed to be “a democratic society” along the same sort exclusive paradigm.

    2. Lee Kaplan says:

      Your blog neither accurately cites the purposes of DAFKA nor the scope of my work. Yes,I am a journalist and do much undercover work which is why nobody can dispute the facts in my articles. I record everything and as such can back up whatever I write. Apparently, your own political agenda of supporting the enemies of Israel and the US prevents you from having any objectivity while falsely accusing me of your fault.. You cite as “evidence” a smear article on the Portland Indymedia radical leftist website that was written by a fictitious anonymous author and was in fact retracted after I threatened to sue. Despite the “retraction” (see Dafka Exposed: Updated Edition) which repeated many of the lies in the first article, the article you cited continues to run to be cited as “fact” on moronic blogs such as yours. Will Wallace, the “author” is an anonymous fictitous person who wove the article from whole cloth.Any ninny can write articles on Indymedia just as you created this blog. As for my support being only for Israel, DAFKA supports the USA and our troops also, as both nations are democracies. Every anti-Israel nation that works to destroy the Jewish state is neither a democracy nor on a par with Israel and America for human rights. In fact, your “team” consists of fascists. As for your characterization of “Arab hate”: by me, I do not hate Arabs but see primitive behaviors such as child sacrifice and honor killings perpetuated behind a phony veneer of claiming to be “peace activists” or ” human rights.” The fact is Israel and America are democracies and the Arabs are fascists, misogynists, racists and religious persecutors. It is only western useful idiots like yourself that perpetuate their primitve behavior by making ad hominem attacks on myself and my colleagues. Read my websites and you might learn something. I neither promote “Christianity” as you describe it, nor hatred of Muslims. I have been interviewed on hundreds of nationally shyndicated radio shows and television whereas you write on a self-published blog There’s a reason for this as you haven”t got the slightest idea of what youa re talking about which is why you support fascists and misogynists and attack me and others who work with me. Grow up anbd learn something. All I see on this site is an ignorant little Nazi who supports the world’s latest version of fascists and anti-Semites.
      By the way, the Soviet Unon you cite is the inspiration behind the anarcho-communist groups that support the anti-Israel movement abroad and in Israel as a repetition of Stalinism. Your knowledge of such movements is pitiful and displays total ignorance.

      • donny2811 says:

        Thank you Lee for your reply and taking the opportunity to make your points.

        I do, however, consider much of your reply to be confirmation of my item. You have taken the line that criticism of the far-right Israeli policies as being that of “enemies” or “anti-semitic” for me shows this clearly, as your over-generalization of what you consider Arab “honour-killings” and “child sacrifice” as being a reason. The former, as you will see in other items on this blog, is a global problem that certainly does exist in Arab-culture but represents neither a typical and endemic situation and certainly there are other regions (ie India) that do it more often and in greater numbers. As for “child-sacrifice”, that is a rediculous comment that is there only to create unwarrented imagry and stereotyping.

        It is clear, and is why I wrote this item, that you have sold-out to an agenda that is pro-right-wing Israel and hidden under the excuse of “patriotism”, that way to many in the far-right seem to assume that by stating support for America’s Soldiers and wars overseas is a license to support the conflict of other nations and somehow still call it patriotic. That simply does not work. What dissapoints me most of all is that someone who claims to be a journalist and yet follows a clear agenda and political path is in the end a propogandist and not a journalist.

        I thank you for your input, I have neither edited it nor have I continued to add all those questionable links your associates and yourself have, that still needs answering.

        Donny

        • Lee Kaplan says:

          Donny, see embedded remarks. Likewise, I’ve added comments below to your comment on my blog. I’ll write in CAPS not toshout but to distinguish my words from yours:

          You said above:

          I do, however, consider much of your reply to be confirmation of my item. You have taken the line that criticism of the far-right Israeli policies as being that of “enemies” or “anti-semitic” for me shows this clearly, as your over-generalization of what you consider Arab “honour-killings” and “child sacrifice” as being a reason. The former, as you will see in other items on this blog, is a global problem that certainly does exist in Arab-culture but represents neither a typical and endemic situation and certainly there are other regions (ie India) that do it more often and in greater numbers. As for “child-sacrifice”, that is a rediculous comment that is there only to create unwarrented imagry and stereotyping.

          FIRST OF ALL, ISRAEL’S RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF IS NOT A RIGHT WNG IDEA, YOU SADLY HAVE A MANICHEAN VIEW OF THE WORLD THAT IF YOU’RE TO THE LEFT IT’S ALL GOOD AND TO THE RIGHT ALL BAD. FOR YOUR INFO I CONSDIER MYSELF A MODERATE, A CENTRIST. SUPPORTING ISRAEL IS NEITHER A LEFTIST NOT RIGHTIST AGENDA. FOR SHALLOW THINKERS IT’S ALL CUT AND DRIED. YOU ARE IGNORANT OF MUSLIM AND ARAB CULTURE PAST AND PRESENT; READ THE KORAN THAT CALLS OUT FOR ANNIHILATING JEWS. THE KORAN IS THE MAIN INSPIRATION FOR THE MUSLIM UMMAH TO DESTROY ISRAEL. YES, THAT IS ANTI-SEMITISM AT WORK. HOW CAN I SENSATIONALIZE HONOR KILLINGS? ARE THEY PRACTICED IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, ESPECIALLY THE PA, OR NOT? AS FOR CHILD-SACRIFICE,
          GO TO MEMRU.ORG AND VIEW COUNTLESS ARAB VIDEOS INDOCTIRNATION KIDS TO KILL THEMSELVES AS MARTYRS. IT ISN’;T STEREOTYPING WHEN THE ENTIRE UMMAH PRESENTS THIS IMAGE IN ITS MEDIA AN D INT EH MOSQUES. YOUR INFO ON THESE THINGS ARE SOLELY WHAT YOU SEE IN YOUR LIMITED MIND.

          You say:

          It is clear, and is why I wrote this item, that you have sold-out to an agenda that is pro-right-wing Israel and hidden under the excuse of “patriotism”, that way to many in the far-right seem to assume that by stating support for America’s Soldiers and wars overseas is a license to support the conflict of other nations and somehow still call it patriotic.

          FIRST OF ALL, TO “SELL OUT” I’D HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOUR IGNORANCE AND NONSENSE AND THEN PROMOTE THE OPPOSITE FOR PAY. YOU TRY TO SOUND ERUDITE WHEN YOU WRITE BUT ARE NEITHER A DEEP THINKER NOR GROUNDED IN REALITY. SUPPORTING US SOLDIERS WHO FIGHT FASCIST MOVEMENTS AND WHO PROTECT ARABS WHO LIVD UNDER THE LIKES OF SADAM HUSSEIN ARE WORTHY GOALS. YOU LACK THE DEPTH TO UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TOTALITARIANISM AND DEMOCRACY THE SAME AS YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE RIGHT AND LEFT SOLELY IN MANICHEAN TERMS. YOUR IDEA OF BEING LEFT I SUPPORTING ENEMIES OF DEMOCRACIES IN SOME KIND OF EGOCENTRIC IDEA THAT YOU SEE BOTH SIDES AND NEITHER IS WRONG> POINT OF FACT< IN THE HUMAN CONDITION< THOSE OF DEMOCRATIC VALUES ARE BEST FOR MANKIND AND THOSE FOR FASCISM AND TOTALITARIANISM ARE NOT. BY THE WAY< YOU USED THE SOVIET UNION AS AN ANALOGY OF TOTALITARIANSIM I MAKE A LIVING AS A JOURNALIST. I”VE BEEN ON HUNDREDS OR RADIO INTERVIEWS< AM KNOWN INTERNATIONALLY AS A JOURNALSIT I CAN’T MAKE THINGS UP SO RECORD EVERYTHING AS PROOF> TO SIMPLY SAY THE COUNTLESS SIGNS OF THE ANTI-ISRAEL CROWD LYING AND SUPPORTING TERRORISTS AND SERIAL KILLERS WHILE FRONITNG AS “PEACE ACTIVISTS” (REAL PEACE ACTIVISTS SUPPORT BOTH SIDES, NOT THE PALESTINIAN REVOLUTION). AS MENTIONED YOU WRITE A BLOG AND INSULT ME AND MY COLLEGAUES WITHOUT ANY PROOF OR LOGIC> I”D SAY YOU ENGAGE IN SELF-SUPPORTING PROPAGANDA< NOT FACTS.

          SINCE I HAVE RECORDINGS< SINCE I AM VETTED BY EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS AND YOU ARE NOT, I"D SAY THAT MAKES YOU THE PROPAGANDIST. AS ONE THAT SUPPORTS HAMAS YET (READ THE HAMAS CHARTER), IT MaKES YOU A BAD ONE. I"LL ADDRESS COMMENTS ON MY BLOG LATER WHEN I HAVE TIME.

    3. Lee Kaplan says:

      How nice and easy of you to declare yourself correct when your comments a you know nothing about what you are talking about.

      What is the “agenda based” hate of my websites? Pointing out that the Hamas charter calls for the annihilation of world Jewrya nd the destruction of every inch of Israel as a Jewih state that must be part of the Muslim Waqf? Sounds pretty hate filled to me for your side. The truth is you are abysmally ignorant of the
      programs and charters of those you support.

      You, a “blogger” with no credentials or byline purport to question my being a journalist. Well, let’s see here. I am published worldwide, in Israel, Canada, the USA
      Australia, even the UK and France. I have been interviewed on hundreds of radio shows worldwide and appeared on international cable TV. I;m paid from time to to time to lecture. You who can’t even spell the word “outweighed” but writes outwayed are a true journalist. since my reportage does not agree with your preconceived and misinformed notions I am a propagandist and you speak to truth, eh? You sound like a rank amateur. I record my undercover reports so always have proof. I must verify to get published. You just masturbate on a blog and can’t even distinguish form your allies who support Soviet Style propaganda nad politics and the truth. How sad.

      The word “Palestinian” meant a Jew from 1900-1964 when the Egyptians created the PLO. THe PLO leadership had publicly acknowledged they only started calling themselves Palestinians in 1964 to jsutify taking the land. There never was a Palestinian country, the West Bank and Gaza were Jordan and Egypt. YOur knowledge of history is abysmal as is your literary criticism. True, as a result of propaganda for 50 years the Arabs can now claim there ar “Palestinians” a fictitious nationality that has no unique langugae, religion, history (beyond the terror years) or even currency…History doesn’t dehumanize the Arabs, you twit, it brings to light what they are: a concoction fo the Arab League to perpetuate war on Israel and the Jews. The Arab world called them the fesering wound to disallow peace with Israel.

      Ah, yes and the word primitive. Go to Memri.org or PMWwatch.org.il and watch “Palestinian” TV and the glorification fo children to die as martyrs to destroying Israel. Go see Farfur the Pali Mickey Mouse, watch children excvlaim they want to die as shaheeds. I bet you really don’t know this exists routinely in their world.
      THe Arab world, the fascist one you support over US and ISraeli democracy still practive female circumcision (mutilation) and of course honor killings (particuallry in the PA). THESE ARE PRIMITIVE BEHAVIOR. Cutting off heads, public executions and more all prove my point. These peope are still primitive as it’s their own chosen leaders who continue to allow the general population to do these primitive things…

      My articles and research are taken seriously my the press, the political establishment, law enforcement and the military. Your abysmall lack of knowkedge about these things display you are what Lenin clled a useful idiot. I front for nobody. I write for free societies that are recognized as such (see freedomhouse.org). The side you defend (including the serial killers of Hamas who even kill their own) are all fascists and demand Sharia Law in their constitutions. They are apartheidists against non-Muslim and.or non Arabs.

      Please, you are a lightweight. Go back to your blog and entertain yourself by writing about things you know nothing about and supporting serial killers and fascists.
      You can rest assured American soldiers and the IDF will help maintain your part of the world to still be free so you can bray your inaccurate nonsense. If anything you are the Yoran Van Der Sloot of blogging when it comes to trying to discuss geopolitics and anti-fascism.

      Incidentally, what makes you think my supporting freedom, democracy, against totalitarianism and fascism
      is all that lucrative. If I wrote for the Arabs you ignorantly dfend so freely, I would make far more and then I
      really would be a propagandist.

      • donny2811 says:

        +++Lee Kaplan and I have had a few words on his http://kaplanwatch.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-have-breaking-story-at.html hatet-site. Since he replied also here, albiet a different and much longer reply than on his, I will not cut and paste my first reply (but go and read it) and respond directly to what frankly is a misery of agenda and generalizations that are most certainly un-becoming of a self-proclaimed “journalist”.++++

        Lee,
        All journalists that I know are keen observant people whom pride themselves on being able to prepare for comments and accusations. You have not bothered to read my comment, let alone my blog, thus I declare that it is you who has failed to know what you have talked about.
        Even in my comment in your blog, I have stated that most certainly Hamas is a terrorist organization and if you read my humble blog you will find that it is about radicalism in all forms that include Hamas. I think that it (Hamas) needs to not only be disbanded but its leadership put to trial.
        I accused you having an ugly agenda and discrediting the name of journalism and questioning your right to calling yourself and your responses on both your own and my blog still confirms that, this is my declaration of being correct.
        Your websites and those that you associate with, such as the badly named homelandsecurityus and frontpagemag sites are most certainly agenda based. They are so by default from their obviously far-right political support for the radical government within Israel, its pro-Settler items and its inability to portrait anything Islamic or Arab in anything but a negative format. Its links to fringe hate-for-profiteers like Spencer, FitzGerald, Geller and Phyllis Chesler are equally condemnable and repugnant. A view of “you are either with us or against us” in all aspects Israel is clear enough.
        It is a lame excuse to try and use that same “with us or against” us scam by talking only about Hamas as an example when your own work and those you associate with so closely, generalize and target not only an entire people but a religion as well. It comes as even more repugnant coming from within associations of a people that had suffered such abuse for generations, and that suffered a holocaust.
        I most certainly am a single and humble blogger, and again someone with journalistic skills would quickly know that a) my blog is my simple expression about radicalism in all forms, b) an attempt to improve my English (I am a francophone Dutchman) and c) a way of learning what blogging is about. I make no great claims and the obligation on justifying anything rests with you, the accused. When I do not use a spelling checker, I most certainly do make spelling mistakes, as if that is relevant.
        My credentials, since you ask, are that I worked for over 30 years in government and private defense industry and now own my own defense procurement agency. I am accredited by both US and EU authorities to work within four countries only – Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and the Lebanon. I have offices now in the first two and hope to have the same in the remainder by the end of next year. I travel to all these countries regularly over the last 10 years and in fact during my 22 civil service years I reported on mostly ME countries, was posted to and also travelled regularly.
        Your own resume smacks of good propaganda as well. My own journalist contacts – television and newspaper noted, which I suspected, that selling “hate” is easy in the US’s far-right community as is appearing on small politically-leaning radio stations and public-access television. Show enough hate and scandal and the far-right network will give you a show as well. In other words, it does not impress. Considering the subject of your hate, the list of countries just confirms that opinion. The argument that “I am speaking the truth” as some form of excuse to smoke-screen is common enough practice as well. “Undercover” work amongst radicals’ only results in knowledge of those radicals, the proof in the pudding in fact comes out when the author recognizes that it is limited in scope to that group only – you fail constantly, because you abuse context. I was in Somalia a number of times, I have seen the birth of Al Shabaab, do I foolishly think Al Shabaab represents the entire Muslim or Arab world?
        As for the issue of Palestinians, why is it that the far-right argues that there had to be a credible, well constructed and active Palestinian State to justify its past and claims to now. We already know the politics of the region that is recorded in history, and what the political elements of Palestinians attempt to do is just as well documented, so what? Does that mean there are no Palestinians? No. Does that mean there were no Palestinians there before the creation of Israel? No. Regardless of what they call themselves, or the use/abuse by radicalism within the Palestinians, there were inhabitants, they were mostly Arabs, they were collectively called vie the region’s history as Palestinians and they are using it. To use nomenclature as some excuse for a land-grab, in most people’s minds, is reprehensible and foolish, only those with an underhanded agenda would do so. I wrote my own humble item called “Arab Nationalism and the Poisoned Palestinian Chalice” and simply put, your talking chalk and cheese with me in this regards. The subject is about the failure of Arab Nationalism and the radicalizing of the Palestinian cause and how they shoot themselves in the foot constantly. I know the history very well, and though I have a strong negative opinion about Arab nationalism, I equally find the radical Zionist take just as ugly. Your well propogated no-Palestinians myth simply will not stick here at all. Ironically, using the claim by many of “no-presence” actually could be thrown back on Israel, since the vast majority are immigrants of other nations. (note, I think the spelling is festering with a “t” in it).
        For a supposed journalist, using examples of the ugliness and propaganda of Palestinians is rather a waste of time, look at the repugnant generalizations and hate spilled by the far-right blogosphere that you’re a part of. The point being, we know there is politics involved and yes it is ugly, I support and in fact condemn it, you chose to publish one side and blame the other, why is that?
        No, your articles are not taken seriously by anyone except the far-right, and at most is taken as an opinion, to which is debated and I note also often condemned as being agenda-driven. That you may have either sucked-up or confused Freedom House (or it is has been hijacked) makes no difference to the content that you put out. I am more than happy to pass a letter of concern to them.
        Trying to somehow link myself to supporting serial-killers is just more excuses to hide your own ugliness. It falls with a very large echo when you did not bother to note what I do and what I do not support.
        I find it amusing when you talk about “American soldiers and the IDF” as if they are a collective entity. If anything we should note how at last the veracious right-wing Israel Lobby is failing in the US to side-track or smoke-screen the radicals and abuse by the Israeli government. That the Administration and the system itself is waking up to the abuse and “finger flipping” to the international community by them. That they can recognize and condemn radicalism and ugliness in all fashions and not always makes one particular country immune as they have done so in the past. I am not American and most of us who are not also question how a certain element in the US has patriotism for two countries as well.
        I will ingore the Van Der Sloot comment, not just in poor taste and disrespect to the families of his victims but even non-journalists would not sink so low as to play that pathetic game.
        Like your calling me an anti-Semite, in your blog you have done so directly), it is the most weak and feeble excuses to throw the “opposite” game. I do not think you are serious about supporting freedom when you chose to not even consider freedom for one group over another as you clearly do. That those people that you chose to ignore (and support getting rid off in some fashion) obviously are not entitled to democracy that you claim to represent. That you wish to have a totalitarian control over such a people and in fact representing the far right, are in fact a closet-fascist whom is unable to cope with that fact.
        Simply put, you got it all wrong, you are getting it all wrong and rather than dealing with it, especially when a simple individual can point out so much, you would rather make your image fall down more flat by defending the line. Personally I do not give a damn about your personal opinion, but rather like that the hypocrite Phyllis Chesler, you claim to be of a grouping that has a standard and not only are you failing to live by it but abusing that status to support your agenda.
        Remember only one thing, Lee, not supporting the policies and radicalism of the Israeli government does not make one an anti-Semite. Supporting the two-state solution does not make one wish the destruction of Israel. Recognizing the existence and human rights of the Palestinian people does not make one a Hamas supporter. A real journalist would know that.

    4. donny2811 says:

      ++++ In reply to the additional comments in All-CAPS+++++++

      FIRST OF ALL, ISRAEL’S RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF IS NOT A RIGHT WNG IDEA, YOU SADLY HAVE A MANICHEAN VIEW OF THE WORLD THAT IF YOU’RE TO THE LEFT IT’S ALL GOOD AND TO THE RIGHT ALL BAD. FOR YOUR INFO I CONSDIER MYSELF A MODERATE, A CENTRIST. SUPPORTING ISRAEL IS NEITHER A LEFTIST NOT RIGHTIST AGENDA. FOR SHALLOW THINKERS IT’S ALL CUT AND DRIED. YOU ARE IGNORANT OF MUSLIM AND ARAB CULTURE PAST AND PRESENT; READ THE KORAN THAT CALLS OUT FOR ANNIHILATING JEWS. THE KORAN IS THE MAIN INSPIRATION FOR THE MUSLIM UMMAH TO DESTROY ISRAEL. YES, THAT IS ANTI-SEMITISM AT WORK. HOW CAN I SENSATIONALIZE HONOR KILLINGS? ARE THEY PRACTICED IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, ESPECIALLY THE PA, OR NOT? AS FOR CHILD-SACRIFICE,
      GO TO MEMRU.ORG AND VIEW COUNTLESS ARAB VIDEOS INDOCTIRNATION KIDS TO KILL THEMSELVES AS MARTYRS. IT ISN’;T STEREOTYPING WHEN THE ENTIRE UMMAH PRESENTS THIS IMAGE IN ITS MEDIA AN D INT EH MOSQUES. YOUR INFO ON THESE THINGS ARE SOLELY WHAT YOU SEE IN YOUR LIMITED MIND.

      Lee, I am not a leftist at all. I am of the centre-right and was even a sitting member of my city’s council for the VVD party. There is no cut & dry, if anything you are doing so in your constant anti-Arab generalizations. Somehow to you all Arabs are Hamas and that life in the West Bank or by Arabs in San Francisco are the same from Morocco or Oman.

      Actually I have read the Koran, I have discussed it with both Muslim and non-Muslim scholars, even sat down with a Salafist as well as the 2nd generation Dutch-Indonesian Rotterdam Imam near my home. That interpretation is yours, and if anything smacks of that hypocritical smell like Spencer that wishes to only follow what radical Islamists believe and no one else. The best example, that you have yet again explained here, is referring to all Arabs and child-sacrifices when you are talking about the ugly methods and policies of radicals and terrorists. Why the generalization there Lee, remember quality journalism, showing all sides but taking none? Guess that element fell off the back of your truck some while ago. Does the average family in say Fez in Morocco demand their children to blow themselves up? They are Arabs, they are faithful Muslims. Guess you failed at geography and demographics as well….

      FIRST OF ALL, TO “SELL OUT” I’D HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOUR IGNORANCE AND NONSENSE AND THEN PROMOTE THE OPPOSITE FOR PAY. YOU TRY TO SOUND ERUDITE WHEN YOU WRITE BUT ARE NEITHER A DEEP THINKER NOR GROUNDED IN REALITY. SUPPORTING US SOLDIERS WHO FIGHT FASCIST MOVEMENTS AND WHO PROTECT ARABS WHO LIVD UNDER THE LIKES OF SADAM HUSSEIN ARE WORTHY GOALS. YOU LACK THE DEPTH TO UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TOTALITARIANISM AND DEMOCRACY THE SAME AS YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE RIGHT AND LEFT SOLELY IN MANICHEAN TERMS. YOUR IDEA OF BEING LEFT I SUPPORTING ENEMIES OF DEMOCRACIES IN SOME KIND OF EGOCENTRIC IDEA THAT YOU SEE BOTH SIDES AND NEITHER IS WRONG> POINT OF FACT< IN THE HUMAN CONDITION< THOSE OF DEMOCRATIC VALUES ARE BEST FOR MANKIND AND THOSE FOR FASCISM AND TOTALITARIANISM ARE NOT. BY THE WAY< YOU USED THE SOVIET UNION AS AN ANALOGY OF TOTALITARIANSIM I MAKE A LIVING AS A JOURNALIST. I”VE BEEN ON HUNDREDS OR RADIO INTERVIEWS TO SIMPLY SAY THE COUNTLESS SIGNS OF THE ANTI-ISRAEL CROWD LYING AND SUPPORTING TERRORISTS AND SERIAL KILLERS WHILE FRONITNG AS “PEACE ACTIVISTS” (REAL PEACE ACTIVISTS SUPPORT BOTH SIDES, NOT THE PALESTINIAN REVOLUTION). AS MENTIONED YOU WRITE A BLOG AND INSULT ME AND MY COLLEGAUES WITHOUT ANY PROOF OR LOGIC> I”D SAY YOU ENGAGE IN SELF-SUPPORTING PROPAGANDA< NOT FACTS.

      I condemned you based on the words you use and that is simple enough. You crossed the line when you generalized, you have become anti-Islamic instead of anti-radical and you support and defend radicalism from the current regime in Tel Aviv.

      It should be added that I do not support radicalism and that has been and always has been the subject of my blogging and condemnations. My blog has condemned them from all sides and I have made every effort to point out the realities that get lost in agendas. The average Israeli most certainly wants peace and a two-state solution but the radicalism within the government overshadows the actions. The majority of Israelis by far are not religious zealots, ultra-orthodox and after the expanded Israel that would annex all the occupied territories, but in actual fact Israel has one of the largest percentage and active ultra-religious radical based party membership within its parliament that most countries, including Muslim ones! They also make up part of the coalition government – and bingo, the results and my condemnation.

      SINCE I HAVE RECORDINGS< SINCE I AM VETTED BY EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS AND YOU ARE NOT, I"D SAY THAT MAKES YOU THE PROPAGANDIST. AS ONE THAT SUPPORTS HAMAS YET (READ THE HAMAS CHARTER), IT MaKES YOU A BAD ONE. I"LL ADDRESS COMMENTS ON MY BLOG LATER WHEN I HAVE TIME.

      I would say that freedom of expression is allowed in your country, that there is not much concentration on freedom of hate, but hell that is the cost of freedom. I have never said you have no right to publish what you say, but since you do, I have the right to tell you what I think of you, as I have done. Note I have also allowed your response and in full here, even though some of it is personally insulting to a level much higher than those I accept. (I do not remember calling you a twit).

      What is rather funny though, is that you basis of argument is that I am some supporter of the terrorist radical organization Hamas, which again for the umpteenth time, I most certainly not. Thus, I am forced to repeat myself in that, most journalists that I know, (het standaard, figaro, newsweek, janes, NosTV, TF1, F2, France24) all would rather not fall into the silly situation of making such comments without reading first.
      A last comment, I am very well aware that you have, like us over here in Europe, radical Islamists that have taken on the anti-Israel cause and thus the Palestinian cause, to garner increased support (cashing in on what pan-Arab nationalism that remains).

      You may not be aware of this (based on the above), but often they argue for things that in fact most of the Muslim world actually does not do, such as a caliphate, demanding Shariah in the west, the burqa, child-marriage, stoning etc. In most Muslim countries, these people are considered activists, dangerous even and that is why they are over here and not there. I can imagine that their activism in campuses is a serious issue and I have no problem with and even support countering them. The problem is how, and with what. When radicalism is battled with another form of radicalism the end net result is more radicalism.

      To be very clear with you Lee, your words smack of an agenda and that I object to. Your words are full of ugly generalizations, I object to that. I expect better from someone who says they are a journalist. If you have a beef with radical Palestinians at home and are worried about the threat to Israel by terror, then support you if the response is without ugliness, basic ugliness and political agenda.

      If you’re not the above, simply put then prove it. So far I have not seen one example of proof at all, and I base what I have said on the work that you have given. Show me examples of correct logic, non-generalized targeting and I will either support that comment as it stands or take back my arguments based on it.

      I never back down from what I say unless proven wrong and then I certainly am the first to step forward and admit and say sorry. How about you, tell me Lee, do I support or have I supported in my blog Hamas?

    5. Lee Kaplan says:

      “I never back down from what I say unless proven wrong and then I certainly am the first to step forward and admit and say sorry. How about you, tell me Lee, do I support or have I supported in my blog Hamas?”

      You wrote in previous entry that talking to Hamas would outway (your spelling) not doing so. You have said that the Israeli settlements are “illegal” when clearly they are not. You ahve stated that the Jews “stole”
      Palestinian homes (The Zionist mocvement legally purchased all their land, the Arabs tried to steal by attacking the Jewish state in 1948). You repeat all Arab propaganda as fact. The Arab states are all fascists, not a single democracy among them, the Muslim ones runing by shariah law. You have shown your abysmal ignorance repeatedly calling me a propagandist. I can prove my accusations and do so in my articles, you can only fall back on arab propaganda in totalitarian societies. You prove yourself to be what you accuse others of us of doing. As for your Dutch journalist friend, he can say what he likes as you do, but he’s a ninny too. Your two Jewish neighbors that you do not persecute does not mitigate your false porpeganda against Jews in israel declaring thier legal homes illegal or stolen. It is stil dishonest and anti-Semitism…

      • donny2811 says:

        A point taken Lee, reading back I wrote it poorly, though I will add that it still says what I intended, that talking to terrorists like Hamas opens many doors (ie bad examples) and leads to ‘recognition’ that will outweigh (thanks for the spelling tip) any benefits from such a meeting.

        It should certainly have been wrote it better and I do fully admit without reservation that it was poorly presented. :

        What it does not, is give any recognition to Hamas but the opposite.

        If I made a mistake is falling for one that you use constantly, making something look like a generalization. In regards to Settlements, I refer to those that have been built or expanded since Oslo. I do not accept your 242 argument as well and see my comment below for why. When there was overwhelming demand internationally and accepted – in political grey terms by Israel – to freeze expansion and future settlements, from that point I most certainly call them illegal and I refer mostly to that. I also consider the farce of the radical lead Jerusalem Mayor’s office and its whitewashing in courts regarding Arab homes in Jersulem to be theft. It is debatable if all Arab homes and farms now occuped by Jews were purchased, I could argue that you are also pushing propoganda. It would also be a point that what was given under treaty was between outsiders and not the Palestinians present. History’s books are not closed on that debate as yet. As for those lands taken after conflicts, since the place was not annexed, they are occupied and any building on them is again easily defined as illegal.

        No, not all Arab states are fascist, that is a dream that apparently you wish. If you are referring to the liberl-western democratic system as democratic then you are only fooling yourself. If you are so up-to-date with International standards and experessions then you will have noticed that the concentration is on “good governance” because of the abysmal assumption by many of us in the west that a western liberal democracy is the only way, the right way or the most effective outside the west. Most certainly most Arab nations are not very well following the criteria of Good Governance but they are most certainly not fascist, eight countries do follow the criteria well enough and there is no difference in most of them in comparison to other developing nations. Singling out Arabs in general terms is your serious problem Lee.

        So no apologies from here, but very much you have shown yourself an apologist, or having your head in the sand, over ugliness from one nation that to you seems to be above reproach (which is my point) and we even wonder why you can be so patriotic to an absurdness to nation that is not yours and would most certainly battle even the US if it found it needed to. What would you do then?

    6. donny2811 says:

      Edited out for repeatitiveness – I certainly will not lose context by discussing in two blogs the same thread subject but different conversations with differing details and responses.

      I will however point out the following words or phrases used by Lee to defend his points:

      “PULL OPINIONS OUT YOUR ASS”.

      “YOU ARE SOME CLOWN” ….. DRAWING COMMENTS OUT OF YOUR ASS”.

      “THE ARABS CALL FOR ETHNIC CLEANSING OF JEWS FROM JUDEA BUT YOU ACCUSE THE JJEWS OF “ETHNICALLY CLEANSING” ARAB SQUATTERS FROM HOMES IN JERUSALEM”

      (did I deny what “some Arabs” as Lee constantly uses the generalized term, are not ugly, radical and terrorists? The constant smoke-screen by Lee is that somehow all the Arabs are ugly, all the actions by Israel is above board and should not be even discussed, do so and your an anti-Semite. That does not stick, it is fact one of the most easily identified excuse methods used, and of course very unlike quality journalism).

      “BY THE WAY, EUGENE ROSTOW WHO WROTE UN RES. 242 SAYS PER THE RESOLUTION THE ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS ARE LEGAL. MANY WERE STOLEN BY THE JORDANIANS AND EGYPTIANS FROM THE JEWS IN 1948. WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR INTERNATIONAL LAW DEGREE TO MAKE SUCH SILLY STATEMENTS? WAS IT THE UNIVERSITY OF UP YOUR ASS?”

      (Lee keeps on harpering about Resolution 242 and Rostow. Yes Rostow was Deen of Yale, that he was a political advisor, a very strong pro-Israel supporter and helped Lord Foot write the resulotion passed on 22 November, 1967. To be honest it is irrelevant unless one wants to only remember one resolution and ignore others or more recent events, decisions and agreements. Lee nicely mentions 242 but forgets 338 and Article 25 or the events around them. Nor the subject of US policy and vetos. Oh, some settlements, not all……

      “….. I CRITICIZE TOTALITARIANISM, ANTI-SEMITISM, AND
      FASCISM BASED ON SHOWING HOW THESE MOVEMENTS USE PROPAGANDA TO DUPE SIMPLE PEOPLE LIKEYOURSELF. YOU, SIR, ARE A LIGHTWEIGHT.”

      Actually Lee calls one an anti-Semite for not agreeing with his agenda whom somehow must be a “dupe” and because he calls himself a journalist, therefore I am beneath him.

      “WHERE HAVE I USED “THE ENTIRE ARAB WORLD AS A TARGET’? …… I FND YOUR DEFENDING HEAD CUTTERS AND SERIAL KILLERS AS JUST OTHER PEOPLE AS TRULY UGLY. I FIND YOUR MAKING EXCUSES FOR THERI ANTI-SEMITISM ANTI-SEMITIC.”

      Actually you constantly say “the Arabs” and as I put in your blog an ugly quote from your DAFKA website “the Muslims” in an item called “how Muslims treat prisoners”. So there it is Lee, in your face! Now, in contradiction, were have I supported “head cutters and serial killers”? Yes they are truely ugly and I always condemn them. What I find is your making smoke-screens as excuses to other ugly actions and your constant defending of them and throwing the anti-semitic excuse. Using that line is really pathetic to be honest, I wrote an item in my Questions for Debate section about criticizing Israel is taboo and how some still use that excuse, I should cross-quote this example.

      “WITHOUT A BLOG YOU’D BE ON A STREET CORNER PREACHING ONCE AGAIN FROM YOUR ASS”

      “BLOGGER LIKE YOURSELF WHO MASTURBATES TO A COMPUTER”

      The quality of Lee Kaplan is shown, his true credentials?

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