By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

In 1898, America went to war against Spain based only in misdirection by news organizations tied to the sugar industry.  Cuba sunk into slavery and dictatorship, eventually becoming a 50 year enemy of America and the Philippine people immediately began a large scale national insurrection against American rule.  “Waterboarding,” our current popular method of “non-torture torture” was invented during the Philippine insurrection to question “terror suspects.” Our history books report none of this, of course. 

Newspapers learned that if real news didn’t serve the powerful financial interests that media owners have always been partnered with, they simply could invent their own news.  Today’s stories about Iran’s nuclear ICBM threat against the United States, reported by Fox News, is outlandish, even as “yellow journalism” goes.

Frank Luther Mott (1941) defines yellow journalism as:

  1. scare headlines in huge print, often of minor news
  2. lavish use of pictures, or imaginary drawings
  3. use of faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudo-science, and a parade of false learning from so-called experts
  4. emphasis on full-color Sunday supplements, usually with comic strips (which is now normal in the U.S.)
  5. dramatic sympathy with the “underdog” against the system.

Apply this to television and you get Fox News.

Apply this to a nation, and you get the Israeli version of their own history and today’s world events.


Israel had their own “Bush administration” but worse, endlessly worse.  The reason so many American’s insist they had been involved in 9/11 isn’t just the “dancing Israeli’s,” the Mossad film crew waiting to record the 9/11 planes hitting the twin towers and then dancing for joy.  When police, after arresting them, found out they were Israelis, they were quickly spirited out of the country along with many others. 

Fewer Americans noticed how quickly news stories seemed equally strange, people “randomly chosen” off the street explaining the science of the building collapses or, oddest of all, the announcement of the building 7 collapse while is was on the screen, virtually undamaged.  Most of all, on 9/11 and for the years since, Fox News has continually worked up a hysteria meant to send American troops against any “commercial” threat to Israels gas and oil empire in central Asia.

9/11 went further than “yellow journalism.”  9/11 proved some “journalistic” organizations go both ways, camera or gun, whichever get the job done best.


As Admiral Mullen explained yesterday, Iran really can’t be attacked and has absolutely no ability to attack anyone else.  But Fox News now has announced that Iran is planning on a nuclear attack on the United States and is building weapons for that.  Fox is extrapolating from a low level Pentagon report that says that with “foreign help” Iran could build missiles, well, like the ones Israel just threatened to attack Western Europe with, except, of course, Iran didn’t threaten anyone and has no nuclear weapons.  Fox never mentions Israeli threats, weapons or, in particular, much of what goes on in Gaza.  Fox and their allied networks and newspapers around the world have been the voice of the Mossad for decades.

This quote was in the Department of Defense document, “unclassified” that Fox received.  An “unclassified document” can come from any source.  In this case, an unnamed source, possibly cleaning personnel.

“Iran continues to provide money, weapons and training to select Iraqi Shia militants despite pledges by senior Iranian officials to stop such support,” the report says. “Iran also offers strategic and operational guidance to militias and terrorist groups to target U.S. Forces in Iraq and undermine U.S. interests.”

Of course, as most know, the Iraqi government is, itself, Shia and the rebels actually Sunni.  The Shia majority is the elected government and the militants are, generally, Sunni.  Iran’s close relationship is with the government, the same government the United States has a close relationship with.  Only one nation is served by this childish and erroneous statement, Israel.


Though Iran has not yet taken delivery of the Russian SA300 air defense system, it has huge stocks of shoulder mounted air defense missiles.  None of these systems have ever gotten into the hands of insurgents in Iraq or Afghanistan, nor have they been used against the United States, although they could represent a serious threat to our helicopters there.  Additionally, Iran is now manufacturing their own medium range system based on the American Hawk system, which the Reagan Administration supplied to Iraq during the Iran Contra scandal.

The advance American Hawk air defense systems were shipped illegally to Iran through Israeli arms traders working directly for the Reagan White House.

Michael Ledeen, a consultant of National Security Adviser Robert McFarlane, requested assistance from Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres for help in the sale of arms to Iran. The idea behind the plan was for Israel to ship weapons through an intermediary (identified as Manucher Ghorbanifar)…. the U.S. would reimburse Israel with the same weapons, while receiving monetary benefits. The Israeli government required that the sale of arms meet high level approval from the United States government, and when Robert McFarlane convinced them that the U.S. government approved the sale, Israel obliged by agreeing to sell the arms.   

At first, the Iranians refused to buy the arms at the inflated price because of the excessive markup imposed by Oliver North and Ghorbanifar.   In February 1986, 1,000 TOW (advanced anti-armor) missiles were shipped to the country.  In late July 1986, Hezbollah released another hostage, Father Lawrence Martin Jenco, former head of Catholic Relief Services in Lebanon. Following this, William Casey, head of the CIA, requested that the U.S. authorize sending a shipment of small missile parts to Iranian military forces as a way of expressing gratitude.


Ever wonder how Fox got into the United States?  It has been against American law for a foreign group to own a TV network here.  However, House leader, Newt Gingrich pushed changes through that allowed what we have today, Fox News pushing America into war after war, organizing “tea baggers” and continually bleating for Israel, for Wall Street and for the GOP.  Need we point out that Rupert Murdoch is Jewish, not significant in itself, but also the force behind Israel’s ultra-nationalist extremists.

The 1995 Murdoch Deal

You probably heard something about Newt’s book scandal. He was offered first $2.5 million, then $4.5 million by Harper Collins, a publishing company owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also owns the Fox TV network and newspapers and TV stations around the world. Murdoch has been having problems with a complaint by NBC that Fox is a foreign owned TV network, which is against US law.

In the past, Harper Collins has offered million dollar book contracts to several conservative politicians in countries where Murdoch was having regulatory trouble, including England (Margaret Thatcher, Jeffrey Archer) and China (Deng Xiaoping’s daughter). A week after the initial offer, Newt met with Rupert Murdoch – and Murdoch’s legislative lobbyist – to discuss politics, including the NBC complaint. As facts about the deal were made public, and even Republicans criticized him, Gingrich decided to give up the $4.5 million advance for a still-lucrative deal based on royalties.

Gingrich’s story kept changing through the controversy. First, Newt’s spokesman said that Murdoch knew nothing about Gingrich and the book deal. On Friday January 13, Newt’s spokesman admitted that Murdoch actually met Newt on a park bench the week before the deal was made, but didn’t talk about it. He also said he knew nothing about Murdoch’s lobbyist being at their meeting. The next day, he admitted the lobbyist was there, but claimed he didn’t say so because no one asked.

Newt also said repeatedly that the book wasn’t his idea; that a literary agent named Lynn Chu had sought him out and proposed it. After Ms. Chu said that Gingrich’s associate Jeff Eisenach called her first on Newt’s behalf, Eisenach and Newt’s spokesman admitted that was true.

The tradeoff would be for Fox to be “fair and balanced,” as long as it accepted only news approved by the Republican National Committee.  In return, Israel got control of Fox News, the Wall Steet Journal, the New York Post to add to key figures in news groups around the world, a defacto “blackout” on fairness and a demonstrated ability to manipulate news, public opinion, legislation, elections and American foreign policy.  More former senior American military officers are employed to “spin” phony world threats than “advise” defense contractors they used to negotiate against.

More of the Fox News “fair and balanced” spin is in the following statement from their article:

The report outlines Iran’s nuclear weapons capabilities and developments saying it is “keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons,” which is consistent with what we’ve heard from a wide range of U.S. officials.

We could read this a number of ways.  Let’s look at a few:

  1. Iran has no nuclear weapons program
  2. There is no nuclear weapons program in Iran
  3. Iran is not developing nuclear weapons.
  4. Iran could consider thinking about developing nuclear weapons but we have no reason to believe that.
  5. Fox News is dangerously biased and trying to push America into another illegal attack on another country Israel would like to see destroyed.


Fox News goes further to say:

The report says Iran’s military strategy is designed to defend against external or “hard” threats from the United States and Israel.

According to the criteria used by Fox News, 90% of Americans could be considered “Iranian agents.”  We are all either fearful of the United States government or Israel or both.  As of yesterday, 88% of Americans were willing to vote our own government out of existence.  Anyone who doesn’t see the United States government as a “hard threat” has never filed a tax return.  Anyone not afraid of Israel needs to look into a concentration camp named “Gaza.”


“You know very well, and the stupid Americans know equally well, that we control their government, irrespective of who sits in the White House. You see, I know it and you know it that no American president can be in a position to challenge us even if we do the unthinkable. What can they (Americans) do to us? We control congress, we control the media, we control show biz, and we control everything in America. In America you can criticize God, but you can’t criticize Israel…” Israeli spokeswoman, Tzipora Menache


Is the statement above correct?  Of course it is.  Is there such a person as Tzipora Menache?  No.

This is a statement planted to discredit those using it, a “poison pill” to be used by our “watchers” to discredit anyone who watches them.  With total corporate control of our media, foreign control of our congress, Emanual Rahm next to the president, the GOP openly covering crimes for Goldman Sachs, the “Tea Baggers” working as dupes for Israel and Wall Street as part of a program to destabilize the US government in retaliation for failing to support a nuclear attack on Iran.  

For every “free speech” website, a “lunatic fringe” site, sometimes ten, pop up overnight, always discrediting themselves, misdirecting protests, point the “other way” or drowning out the legitimate voice of those asking why Americans have been silenced.  With Obama’spolicy of having law enforcement infiltrate the 9/11 Truth movement and other legitimate attempts to check runaway government authority being hijacked by powerful corporate interests, usually the AIPAC, defense, oil or financial lobbies, though their “think tanks” and public relations agencies, along with thousands of bloggers, pundits and “hangers on.”


One way to tell how effective propaganda is can be tested simply.  Tell a group of people the simple truth.  If they call it “outlandish lies” it means that your misinformation program is working.  Iran simply repeats the truth, a truth 80% of the world agrees with, and a majority of Americans, a majority growing smaller each day, is shocked at how insane it all sounds.  This says nothing about Iran and speaks volumes about the state of democracy in the United States.

So many Americans are clamouring for change but fail to realize that they have change, the change they voted for and many fought wars for.  They got change, change for the worse.

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  1. B.A. Gilmore  April 22, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I always knew changing the regulations on who could own how many media was a terrible idea. You don’t hear any other opinions. We can be told anything the media and Wall Street want us to believe. It was a truly stupid idea and now we’re paying for it. We don’t know what’s truth and what’s not truth anymore. We don’t even have a history book that goes beyond WWII. That’s why we need everyone to be vigilant. There was something I read once that said if you want to take over a country first you take over the media, then you kill the intellectuals and the artists. Without someone to throw out another idea or question, we’re in trouble.

  2. barrie w.  April 22, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    very good advice

  3. Lese Majeste  April 22, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    It wasn’t Muslims who trained their cameras on the World Trade Center Towers prior to the first aircraft impact, who danced and celebrated with high fives prior to the second impact as most onlookers still believed it had been a terrible accident rather than terrorism, and who were caught with foreign passports, $4,700 in cash hidden in a sock, maps highlighting certain places in the city, and a van that tested positive for traces of explosives; it was Israelis Sivan Kurzberg, Paul Kurzberg, Yaron Shmuel, Oded Ellner, and Omer Marmari, several of whom have been confirmed as Mossad agents, as part of their job in “documenting the event”.

    It wasn’t Muslims who were caught on 9/11/01 operating in teams with vans full of explosives, including one team who attempted to blow up the George Washington Bridge with a truck packed with tons of explosives, and another who blew up a van between 6th and 7th on King Street with a mural painted of a remote controlled airplane diving into New York and blowing up; it was Israelis, which is why the authorities did their best to ignore and bury these reports which included a suspected van bomb driven into the WTC basement and exploded to weaken the structure.

    It wasn’t over a hundred Muslims who, from around January 2000 to September 2001, posed as “art students” and attempted to penetrate US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) offices and other federal buildings including 36 sensitive Department of Defense (DoD) sites, were caught with diagrams of the interior of federal buildings and photographs of federal agents and often evaded security by entering through back doors or parking garages, and even visited the homes of senior federal officials but not those of their neighbors; it was Israelis, none of whom were “art students” but many of whom had backgrounds in Israeli military intelligence.

    It wasn’t a Muslim who was a former unit team leader in an elite special forces unit and whose father was a senior aide, secretary and pallbearer to a man who in 1937 was commander of the Irgun Tzvai Leumi, a Jewish terrorist organization responsible for atrocities such as the King David Hotel bombing; it was Benjamin Netanyahu.

    It wasn’t a Muslim who was the mentor of Benjamin Netanyahu’s father Benzion and who wrote a column in the Revisionist Zionist magazine Doar Hayom under the title “From the Notebook of a Fascist”, praising Mussolini and referring to one-time commander of the Irgun Ze’ev (Vladimir) Jabotinsky as “our Duce”; it was Abba Ahimeir the founder of Revisionist Maximalism, a Jewish fascist ideology.

    It wasn’t Muslim terrorists who plotted to assassinate British foreign secretary Ernest Bevin; it was Jewish terrorists.

    It wasn’t Muslims who orchestrated, and whose operatives were caught red-handed in, a failed false-flag terrorist campaign in Egypt; it was Israel.

    It wasn’t Muslims who were caught and arrested inside the Mexican Congress chamber on October 10, 2001 in possession of guns, grenades, dynamite, detonators and wiring while posing as “press photographers”; it was Mossad agent Salvador Guersson Smecke and Israeli illegal immigrant Saur Ben Zvi at the very time that Zionists would obtain maximum benefit from a false-flag terror attack that would mobilize support for the war on “Muslim terrorists” in Afghanistan that had been launched only three days previously.


    Damn Muslims, always stirring things up.

  4. Kate Eddy  April 22, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Dan, google “PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE”; click on the first wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Who is it that’s “warring” against the American people? Who owns FOX News? And the majority of all types of media? When did Iran purchase all these entities? Hey, did the U.S. taxpayer ever figure out where those TARP $$$$ went?

  5. Kate Eddy  April 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Did I hear, or read, somewhere that “they” can “watch” us sitting on the couch “drooling over the thought of some really hot sex or even a sneak peak of her panties” (or in my case boxers or briefs!!).

  6. Kate Eddy  April 22, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    gmg, mrg, and g; google Marshall McLuan. Click on Official Site, Click on enter the medium. Under FAQ: On “The Medium is the Message” By Dr. Eric McLuan…BECAUSE it is the “medium that SHAPES and CONTROLS the SCALE and FORM of human association and action.” (capitalization by ke)

  7. gmg  April 22, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I am afraid I do not understand what you are stating.

    My post here was in response to a comment from a reader directed at me.

    It is simply a summary of research done to establish whether the reader’s comment could be verified.

    So what is it you feel is inappropriate?

    Thank you.

  8. Gordon Duff  April 22, 2010 at 11:29 am

    This is not the format for this kind of comment. If you want to open one on the forum, feel free. Editorial policy of VT is established by the editorial board. I head the editorial board. I suggest that you find a way to build your own readership in Forums. I did this at AOL years ago and had a section with 1500 posts a day, at least after a year or so working at it. VT has doubled in size in the past couple months. Why do you think that is?
    There is work to be done.
    Take, for instance, my article on Colonel Imam. You really don’t get journalism. It isn’t copying stories from media. I know the Colonel personally and have interviewed him. He is on my speed dial. (He is actually a General)
    I am glad other journalists are catching on but most of what we work on is from our own sources. The idea is to keep people informed but also, I appreciate the readers comment section as we have readers who I think write better than i do.

  9. Dan  April 22, 2010 at 11:18 am

    A very brave article. Fox News is an enemy of the American People, for sure. One of the most despicable acts of treason I’ve witnessed was that lick-spittle Hannity’s craven servility toward Netanyahu following 911, for the sole purpose of giving credance to propaganda inimical to the interests of his own country. On Fox News, this propaganda frequently takes on metaphysically demonic proportions as the goy entertainers like O’Reilly, Hannity, and Beck, whose credentials are bogusly established through lumpen patriotism, turn to some Zionist pundit to ask scripted questions and show servile, bug-eyed awe at the oracular pronouncements. And to think, I used to view Gingrich, North, Palin, and Fox News’ Three Stooges as patriots. How wrong could I have been?

  10. gmg  April 22, 2010 at 11:02 am

    mrg, I reviewed 133 articles posted by Gordon Duff (A few were not his.) and the timestamp on that is from January 8th, 2010 to April 21st, 2010.

    I have done the best I can to be concise below as to how an article may have assesed a particular news outlet. In some cases he uses MSM to mean “main stream media” and I can’t say for sure who he including when he writes “corporate news”.

    If you want the complete list of all of the 133 articles reviewed, please go to our forum and post a “New Topic” in the “Orderly Room” sub-forum with the title “The Full List, Please”. Ah, you can leave off the please, if you wish.

    You can’t miss me over there as I am the administrator.

    Where an excerpt may indicate the main criticism within you will see those in italic font. Some entries may just include my read.

    I didn’t include links, but all are listed with titles, so search engines can pull them up very easily.


    April 20, 2010


    April 7, 2010

    “MSNBC, in an excellent video,”


    April 3, 2010


    Calls Sean Hannity a moron.


    March 20, 2010

    It’s video


    March 19, 2010

    By Debbie Schlussel


    March 11, 2010

    Slams Fox and extolls ABC


    March 6, 2010

    Slams MSM/Coporate news.

    A good word for Hustler magazine.

    If elections are rigged, news is managed, public opinion is twisted by phony scares, or invented news and massive deception campaigns, then anything can be done, any crime, murder, theft, spying, treason, we aren’t safe from anything.

    America’s own “war on terror” has made America itself a victim of those some of us trusted to protect us. Finding proof of this is child’s play but nobody is looking, nobody reporting, nobody “minding the store.” There are no investigative journalists, not ones on TV or in Newspapers or major magazines, no curious judges or prosecutors, Congressional committees “getting at the facts.”


    March 4, 2010

    GORDON DUFF: Special Forces Trained “Col. Imam” Outspoken Critic of US Policy Wrongly Accused by Time

    Last paragraph seems a fair summary.

    With an aging warrior, “Col. Imam” retired in Rawalpindi after a lifetime of service, much for the United States, the best the New York Times can do is lap up the leavings of liars, drug runners and thieves and join the queue, the MSM/Corporate media, the “mouthpiece” of a generation of racketeers working to create a new “Third Reich” with an Israeli twist.


    February 8, 2010

    We have two sources of information today, the “media” and the internet. Currently 95% of the “media,” meaning TV, newspapers and the most powerful internet sites are controlled by people tied to Israel. They make the movies, print the magazines and decide what TV shows we watch, including the ones we actually like. Is this good or bad? I am a big fan of a number of Jewish writers, directors, producers and without Jews in our society, America would be bland. Where things have gotten out of hand is that extremists, not the Jews we know, live with or have as family members, but some genuinely crazy folks in Israel and in the US, “Rupert Murdoch (yes, he is Jewish)” people have taken on some of the same type of ideas that Hitler and his crew had years ago.


    February 4, 2010

    Have you read any of this in the papers? Have you seen it on Fox News? Do you know who owns Fox News and pays Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh? Check on it, you won’t believe it. You also won’t be reading that in the papers either. In fact, the only thing you can be sure of when you turn on the TV is that you are either being told a lie or something important is being kept from you. Otherwise, why would they report it at all. There is no money in telling the truth. You don’t get rich unless someone is being cheated, having their kids killed in a war or their pensions stolen by crooks. That “someone” usually a normal, everyday American citizen.


    GOP Press Response on Haiti Earthquake: Orange Alert, Zombie Attack Eminent
    January 15, 2010

    I just don’t get the reason for this article.

  11. Kate Eddy  April 21, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Thankfully, in America we still have the freedom to turn-off Fox News. Better yet, to never turn it on! Sherman Skolnick, author of “Ahead of the Parade” often referred to the media as “the liars and whores of the press”. http://www.skolnicksreport.com Unfortunately for us, Mr. Skolnick died May 22, 2006. However, I strongly encourage you all to visit Mr. Skolnicks’s website to gain insight into “Chicago-style” news-reporting. The stories on the website are facinating and could have been written yesterday. Many of the senarios keep repeating themselves right up to today. Reading Skolnick opens your eyes to the corruption and deception which envelop our communication sources. The “Monopoly Press” as Mr. Skolnick calls them influences, even brain-washes, the American people to think and say, and even do, many things we would otherwise not do. This includes marching off to war. We do not need change in this Country. We need to return to, and restore our Constitution. We need to put an end to the proverbial war for peace mentality. We simply cannot afford to continue dishing out foreign aid. I was appalled today as I scrolled thru H.R. 3081. We cannot afford to do Israel’s bidding. We can’t even afford to do our own bidding! It matters not whether Tzipora Menache actually exists. Ariel Sharon stated, “don’t worry about American pressure, we the Jewish people control America.” Senator Fulbright, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee stated in 1973 that, “The Israelis control the policy in the Congress and the Senate.” This is treason! American allegiance belongs with America. Americans are the most generous people in the world. Read, even scan H.R. 3081, I dare you to differ with my assessment. Billions of dollars gifted/granted away. Billions of dollars that American taxpayers need here, NOW! We simply cannot afford to engage with Iran! And, it is my understanding that Iran has a right to develop nuclear energy; and, is a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Please correct me if I’m wrong. This means that Iran’s nuclear energy program is subject to inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Have inspectors found diversions of enriched uranium for a weapons program? It’s time to put the “poking sticks” away.

  12. mrg  April 21, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Duffy right friggin’ on! the change we didn’t get is rule of law. obama and his rightwing doj are doing their best to keep the pro corporate war machine out of the legal system. however every whistle blower who comes forward is fired,discredited and ultimately imprisoned and bankrupt. thanks for the coins.

  13. mrg  April 21, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    gmg g doesn’t have to bring up news organizations or printed matter if the medium use’s the facts! you know truth behind the propaganda from the spin schiesters at faux news and the gop. you must be new to g’s writings hes always been an equal opportunist at exposing bullshit and lies in all forms of media. we the people must be the peaceful change our country needs! unfortunately it won’t happen in some of our lifetimes.

  14. gmg  April 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Uh oh, something is broken.

  15. gmg  April 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Just testing. I could have sworn I used the reply button in your post, Gordon. Now I am sure I am using the 3:46 pm post to reply. Again, just testing. Sorry.

  16. gmg  April 21, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Excuse me, Gordon, but is your post just above me a response to my post?

    Regardless, I sense some backtracking, if I can be excused for my senses.

    When you wrote that the stories of Spanish abuse in the Phillipines had been debunked I thought you were implying there was no real reason for the people of the Phillipines to rise up against the Spanish, but there was real reason to rise up against the United States.

    Then you state that Spain was much worse than the United States. If the Spanish were much worse, that means they were in fact bad.

    Does that explain my confusion?

  17. Gordon Duff  April 21, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    One of my friends, until 2 years ago, was the ground commander for the US in the PI. I have one good friend there still. We are fighting, as “Islamic terrorists” the same people we fought in 1913. America was driven into the PI by Alfred Thayer Mahan and a pack of robber barons, not by any desire to do good.

  18. Wars of necessity and wars of choice.
    Theocracy is a dangerous form of government irregardless of ideology.
    When the Reagan Administration dismantled the limitations on the number of newspapers, radio & television stations a single corporation could own back in the 1980’s, you began to see a steadily creeping form of “infotainment and disinformation” disguised as journalism.
    We are now caught in the middle of an extremely difficult series of spider webs forged by Zionists, muslim extremists, war profiteers and media corporations who put their own agenda and CEO perks above the truth.

  19. Gordon Duff  April 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    There had been an insurrection against spain since 1892 but the war against the united states…which killed up to 1.5 million….started in 1899. The PI were going to get rid of Spain, but got Americans instead….and not a very pleasant America. We were much worse than the Spanish. They fought us for over 15 years.

  20. Luigi V. Micheli  April 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Gordon ! My dad was a Marine in WW II and both my dad’s father and my mother’s father were in the Marines all officers. One of them was in the Philippines, and the Spanish American War , and both of them served in World War I. Gordon you know, and I know there are two sides to a story, and one not told. Semper Fi !!

    God Bless !!!

  21. gmg  April 21, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Regardless of whether you wish to believe Jose Rizal or not, Gordon, it cannot be denied that the Phillipine Revolution started a year and a half before the Americans went to war against Spain. Something wasn’t right between the Spanish and the people of the Phillipines. You’re not going to suggest the United States was responsible for the revolution, are you?

  22. Gordon Duff  April 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Marines don’t like to be lectured by Army….call it an “interservice” thing. Also, historians don’t like being lectured by people who are…uninformed. Strongly suggest that you study the Philippine Insurrection. The stories of Spanish abuses in Cuba and the PI have been debunked for a century.

  23. Luigi V. Micheli  April 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Gordon !!!!! If you do not like it here in the United States !! I’m sure you know what you can do !! So Spain was so good to the Philippines !!! Are you for real !!! VIETNAM VET 1968 TO 1969 TET OFFENSIVE !!!

  24. Mick  April 21, 2010 at 11:53 am

    kathleen Parker the shallow air headed writer for the Washington Post has deemed free thinking writers on the internet as terrorists. We all knew that was the goal all along. Media prostitutes like Parker only confirm it. What she is really saying is losing her captive audience is very frustrating not to mention tough on her pocket book.

    She is worried about technology “empowering the least sane among us.” I am sorry Kathleen but technology empowered the least sane among us long ago. It also gave them salaried jobs the the Washington Post.


  25. Bill Smitts  April 21, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Punish my brother who is much smarter then myself always tells me to watch your enemies closeup. Let them talk. Hear their story. If you do that you will learn their weakness.

  26. Gordon Duff  April 21, 2010 at 9:53 am

    We are very aware how elections are stolen. I live in Ohio. Two of our presidential elections were rigged.

  27. gmg  April 21, 2010 at 3:56 am

    I think the best way to change the way the public perceives our present government is to upgrade the system. I think that the public is more understanding of system upgrades now, because of the constant upgrades they are familiar with in our “new” technological age.

    How do we upgrade our republic’s present system of governance?

    We take a page from our jury system. We make a percentage of our representatives a “jury duty” type of selection.

    Sure, this would need serious study to try to anticipate problems in the system, but it just might work. It wouldn’t hurt to put the best minds in the republic to studying the pros and cons of the idea.

    What percentage? 50%. Talk about shooting special interest groups in the butt. That might just do it.

    Make it the law of the land that no special interest group can solicit support from the “jury duty” types in any way.

    Instead of contributing to the polarization of politics in this republic, I think it’s time for some radical ideas that could fix the system. I think I have finally concluded that the system needs fixing.

    I also think this may be the first place I have posted this idea in public. Responses to the idea face-to-face have been surprisingly interesting.

    Now, if somebody else has already come up with this idea, I would be more than happy to have a link to where the plan is outlined.

  28. Johnny Punish  April 21, 2010 at 1:22 am

    I resent you calling FOX NEWS, well…”FOX NEWS”. I would respect your article more if it was more true by calling them “FOX GOP NEWS” or “FOX GOP ZIONIST TEA PARTY BULLSHIT NEWS”. I turned them off years ago. I advise all readers to do the same until they title their political party show correctly and drop their misrepresentation. Oh and BTW, “misrepresentation” = fraud and fraud is a crime. They need to be indicted! We need a public class action lawsuit!

  29. Nelson_2008  April 21, 2010 at 1:10 am

    What will deliver us from all this is to change the public perception of government.

    Even if the majority may say they “don’t trust” government, that’s not enough.

    What has the potential to get people to recognize the evil in their midst is “9/11 Truth” (although the passage of time doesn’t do anybody any favors).

    If the majority can be made to accept the true nature of “government”, they’d hopefully start doing things like voting reasonably and responsibly, and not joing up to fight in Zionist crusades, for example.

  30. jd  April 20, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Hey Gordon, if you truly believe all this, why aren’t you advocating for the Article V Convention? You think the ptb want to see the American people come together on the authority of the Constitution? To discuss things they choke to think on?

    If you really have a problem with the way things are, then you should be talking about what will deliver us from all this.

    Otherwise, your just another part of the problem, or worse, a shit-eating operative.

    Get real.

    P.S. ES&S/Diebold now count 80%+ of all votes cast nationwide. The Vote has been stolen. We don’t even know who we elect anymore, so stop saying we voted for change. It can no longer be verified.

  31. Gordon Duff  April 20, 2010 at 9:40 pm


  32. musafir  April 20, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    The Termination of “Israel”- a Qur’anic Fact

    It is evident that Allah has Promised to subject upon the corrupted Children of Israel His believing servants who will afflict them with a horrible torment…

    Praise be to Allah who grants dominance to whom He wills and deprives it of whom He wills. He is the Enricher and the Preventer. He the Almighty Says:

    “And so are the days (good and not so good), We give to men by turns, that Allah may test those who believe, and that He may take martyrs from among you. And Allah likes not the Zalimun” [Qur’an 3:140].

    Peace and blessings upon His servant and messenger who was sent as a Mercy to this world. He (saws) said: “Verily, this matter (i.e. this Religion) will reach what the night and the day has reached (i.e. the whole earth). Allah will not exclude an urban nor a nomad household without which this religion would have entered” [Reported by Ahmad].

    During these times when the affliction upon the people of Islam is exacerbated, Islam continues to suffer ruthless attacks by its cunning enemies. These are the times of hardship and agony when the Muslim struggles to convince himself about the reality of the inverted facts. This is expected when polytheism becomes religious monotheism, when adulation of the enemies of Allah is regarded as wisdom and craftiness, when slackening to support and defend the oppressed Muslims is a sign of intelligence and aptitude. In short, when truth becomes falsehood and falsehood becomes truth. Living these critical times, one feels the urgent need of those honest and trustworthy people of knowledge and religion who are sincere to Allah, His Book, His Messenger and to the Imams of the Muslims and their common folk.

    Unfortunately, we observe that many of those who claim to have knowledge are negligent in declaring the truth and in inviting people to it. Instead they garnish the falsehood and dissolute its identity in order to justify their negligence while accepting the transient adornments of this world. This lead the ignorant blind-followers to regard the statements made by these false men of religion as true evidence to dismiss them from preparing for revival.

    One of the consequences of this chronic disease that was caught by the Muslim Ummah is the content and approval of our people when the infidel rulers of today held a permanent accord with the Jews. Those who did not approve this accord were nevertheless influenced by the fabrications made by those rulers and said: “The presence of the Jews on the land of Palestine has become an unavoidable reality that we must accept. The Ummah must now be prepared to deal with it!!”. There are also those poor and defeated people who thought that this cursed accord will relieve their difficulties. The best of those people were crying: “Land in exchange for peace”. All those people overlooked the fact that this is a matter of Kufr and Iman and that it is a trial from Allah to test His servants and to distinguish the wicked from the good, and to witness those who will give victory to the religion by sincerely fighting for Allah’s Cause, as He the Most High said:

    “Do you think that you shall be left alone while Allah has not yet tested those among you who have striven hard and fought and have not taken Walijah [(helpers, consultants from disbelievers, pagans, etc.) giving openly to them their secrets] besides Allah and His Messenger, and the believers. Allah is Well-Aquatinted with what you do” [Qur’an 9:16],

    “Or think you that you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him said, ‘When (will come) the Help of Allah?’ Yes! Certainly, the Help of Allah is near!” [Qur’an 2:214].

    Indeed it is a trial and an affliction by Allah who promised to give victory, honour and consolidation to the believers. There is no doubt that disbelief and falsehood will be abolished, in particular the state of the Jews who earned Allah’s Anger, the murderers of the Prophets and the enemies of the Messengers. The termination of this state is announced in the Book of our Lord and proclaimed by our Prophet (saws).

    Allah (swt) States: “And we decreed for the Children of Israel in the Scripture, that indeed you would do mischief on the earth twice and you will become tyrants and extremely arrogant! So, when the promise came for the first of the two, We sent against you slaves of Ours given to terrible warfare. They entered the very innermost parts of your homes. And it was a promise (completely) fulfilled. Then We gave you once again, a return of victory over them. And We helped you with wealth and children and made you more numerous in manpower. (And We said): ‘If you do well, you do good for your ownselves, and if you do evil (you do it) against yourselves’. Then, when the second promise came to pass, (We permitted your enemies) to make your faces sorrowful and to enter the mosque (of Jerusalem) as they had entered it before, and to destroy with utter destruction all that fell in their hands. [And We Said in the Taurat (Torah)]: ‘It may be that your Lord may show mercy unto you, but if you return (to sins), We shall return (to Our Punishment). And We have made Hell a prison for the disbelievers” [Qur’an 17:4-8].

    In the previous verses, Allah (swt) mentions how the Children of Israel rebelled and disobeyed the Command of Allah, and how they became extremely arrogant. The Qur’anic Mufasiroon (commentators) – May Allah have mercy upon them – have lengthily described how the Jews did mischief on this earth twice. Most of them report that the doing of mischief twice had passed when the Jews killed Zachariah (as) and then killed Yahiah (John) son of Zachariah (as). However, the scholar Al-Shinqeety -may Allah have mercy on him- says in his Tafseer (Adwa’ul-Bayaan), that their conclusions were based on Israi’liat (Jewish reports). Al-Shinqeety in commenting on the verse ‘But if you return (to sins), We shall return (to Our Punishment)’, says:

    “The Most High explains how he decreed for the Children of Israel in the Scripture, that indeed they will do mischief on the earth twice. When the first promise came, He sent against them slaves of His given to terrible warfare who occupied their homes and tortured them. Then, when the second promise came to pass, He sent to them a tribe that made their faces sorrowful and who entered the mosque (of Jerusalem) as they had entered it before, and who destroyed with utter destruction all that fell in their hands. He (swt) also explained that if they return to doing mischief for the third time, then He will return to take revenge from them by subjecting their enemies upon them ‘but if you return (to sins), We shall return (to Our Punishment)’.

    Moreover, Allah (swt) did not explain here whether they have or have not returned to mischief for the third time. However, He did indicate in many other verses that they have returned to mischief by disbelieving in the Messenger [i.e. Muhammad (saws)], by covering his characteristics that are mentioned in their books, and by breaking their covenant with him and supporting his enemies, and many of their other hideous habits. So Allah (swt) has retaliated to fulfil ‘but if you return (to sins), We shall return (to Our Punishment)’ by sending His Prophet (saws) and the Muslims upon Bani Quraitha and An-Naddeer, Bani Qainuqa’ and Khaybar where they were killed, made captives and expelled, and those who remained were forced to pay the Jiziah, so that they were deprived and dishonored. Among the verses that prove their return to mischief is the Sayings of the Most High:

    ‘And when there came to them (the Jews), a Book (this Qur’an) from Allah confirming what is with them [Torah and the Gospel], although a foretime they had invoked Allah [for coming of Muhammad (saws] in order to gain victory over those who disbelieved, then when there came to them that which they had recognized, they disbelieved in it. So let the Curse of Allah be on the disbelievers. How bad is that for which they have sold their ownselves, that they should disbelieve in that which Allah has revealed (the Qur’an), grudging that Allah should reveal of His Grace unto whom He wills of His slaves. So they have drawn on themselves wrath upon wrath. And for the disbelievers, there is disgracing torment’ [Qur’an 2:88-90],

    and His Saying: ‘Is it not (the case) that every time they make a covenant, some party among them throws it aside?’ [Qur’an 2:100],

    and His Saying: ‘And you will not cease to discover deceit in them..’ [Qur’an 5:13],

    and His Saying: ‘And those of the people of the Scripture backed them (the disbelievers) – Allah brought them down from their forts and cast terror into their hearts, (so that) a group (of them) you killed, and a group (of them) you made captives. And He caused you to inherit their lands, and their houses, and their riches, and a land, which you had not trodden (before)’ [Qur’an 33:26-27]”. [Adwa’ ul-Bayaan 3/408]

    It is evident that Allah has Promised to subject upon the corrupted Children of Israel His believing servants who will afflict them with a horrible torment. And here they are today, they have become tyrants and extremely arrogant, they have spoiled the tillage and the progeny and caused mischief on earth. We ask the Almighty to hasten His Promise for He has Stated:

    “And (remember when your Lord declared that He would certainly keep on sending against them (ie. the Jews), till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with a humiliating torment. Verily, your Lord is Quick in Retribution (for the disobedient, wicked) and certainly He is Oft-Forgiving (for the obedient and those who beg Allah’s Forgiveness)” [Qur’an 7:167].

    Commenting on this verse, Ibn Katheer reports how Mousa (as) forced the Jews to pay land tax, then they were conquered by the Greeks, the Kashdanies and others, then they were surmounted and degraded by the Christians, then when Muhammad (saws) came, they were under Islam’s subjugation and custody, compelled to pay the land tax and Jiziah. Finally, their end will come when they emerge as supporters of Ad-Dajjal (Anti-Christ), who will be killed by Eesa bin Maryam (Jesus) (as) and the Muslims. This battle will take place at the end of time. [Tafseer Ibn Katheer 2/288]

    The Praiseworthy Said: “The Jews say: ‘Allah’s Hand is tied up (ie. He does not give or spend of His Bounty)’. Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for what they uttered. Nay, both His Hands are widely outstretched. He spends (of His Bounty) as He wills. Verily, the Revelation that has come to you from Allah increases in most of them their obstinate rebellion and disbelief. We have put enmity and hatred amongst them till the Day of Resurrection. Every time they kindled the fire of war, Allah extinguished it; and they (ever) strive to make mischief on earth. And Allah does not like the Mufsidun (mischief-makers)” [5:64].

    In this verse, Allah (swt) revealed how their Kuffr, extreme envy and departure from the truth, led them to deceive the believers. He (swt) further revealed that He will defend His believing servants and will repel the conspiracy of the Jews in two ways:

    Firstly, He (swt) has put enmity and hatred amongst them till the Day of Resurrection, they will never agree upon the truth so long as they deny and disbelieve in the Prophet (saws).

    “You would think they were united, but their hearts are divided” [59:14].

    Secondly, Allah (swt) has promised to extinguish every fire of war they kindle. Hence, every time they betrayed the Prophet (saws) and the Muslims or continue to contest the religion of Allah, He the Almighty abolishes their cunning ambitions.

    It is important for the Muslim to know the characteristics of the Jews that are mentioned in Allah’s Book because it will be these characteristics that will initiate their downfall and humiliation. Some of these distinctive characteristics of the Jews are explained below:

    They like to spread mischief and corruption on earth and strive hard to accomplish this, “and they (ever) strive to make mischief on earth. And Allah does not like the Mufsidun (mischief-makers)” [5:64].
    They have incurred the Curse and Wrath of Allah. The consensus opinion of the Imams of Tafseer regarding the people asserted in the verse, “those who earned Your Anger” [1:7] is the Jews. This opinion is supported by the Allah’s Saying:
    “Say [O Muhammad (saws) to the people of the Scripture]: ‘Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allah: those who incurred the Curse of Allah and His Wrath, those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swine’s, those who worshiped Taghut (false deities); such are worse in rank (on the Day of Resurrection in Hell-fire), and far more astray from the Right Path (in the life of this world)” [5:60].
    They are people of indignity, disobedience and transgression as Stated by Allah (swt): “Indignity is put over them wherever they may be, except when under a covenant (of protection) from Allah, and from men; they have drawn on themselves the Wrath of Allah, and destruction is put over them. This is because they disbelieved in the Ayats (evidences, verses, revelations, etc.) of Allah and killed the Prophets without right. This is because they disobeyed (Allah) and used to transgress beyond bounds (in Allah’s disobedience, crimes and sins)” [3:112].
    They are people of cowardliness, dismay and weakness as described by Allah (swt): “They fight not against you even together, except in fortified townships, or from behind walls. Their enmity among themselves is very great” [59:14],
    “and if they fight against you, they will show you their backs, and they will not be helped” [3:111].
    As a result of the above, they tend to adhere strongly to this life even if it was a humiliating villainous life, as Allah Said:
    “And verily, you will find them (the Jews) the greediest of mankind for life..” [2:96].
    Furthermore, they will always remain divided and disagreed among themselves; and conceal enmity and hatred towards each other as verified by Allah (swt): “We have put enmity and hatred amongst them till the Day of Resurrection” [5:64]. and “You would think they were united, but their hearts are divided” [59:14].
    This is a great advantage for Muslims since during wars and fighting, their ranks will disunite and their assemblies will disintegrate.
    If one is to follow the stories of the Jews in Surat Al-Baqarah, Al-A’araf and others, and how they treated their prophets, one would find wonders. Their disbelief and rejection of the Message of Allah with utmost arrogance is the true nature of the Jews. That is why no deviant nation has been Cursed by Allah more than that of the children of Israel. They truly earned the Wrath and Resentment of Allah, and thus they have lost all the factors of survival and existence.

    As for the glad tidings of the Sunnah which were articulated by the trusted and the trustworthy Muhammad (saws), Ibn Umar (ra) narrates that the Prophet (saws) said: “The Dajjal (anti-Christ) will appear behind the city, then Allah will exploit the Muslims to kill his followers, so that the Jew would hide under a tree or (behind) a stone, and that tree or stone will say to the Muslim: ‘There is a Jew (hiding behind me)! Kill him’ ” [Reported by Imam Ahmad in his Musnad].

    The Prophet’s (saws) saying, ‘You will fight the Jews’ is addressed to the Companions; however, within the context it intends those who come after them. The above mentioned Ahadeeth and others confirm the occurrence of a battle with the Jews wherein they will be killed. Those Ahadeeth embody great tidings for this Ummah, which are the continuity of the religion of Islam till the time when E’esa bin Maryam (as) descends and the continual existence of the Supported Group (At-Ta’ifah Al-Mansoorah) which will continue to fight till he (as) descends as stated by the Prophet (saws):

    “There will always remain a group from among my Ummah who will continue to fight by the truth, they are apparent to those who oppose them, until the last (followers) of them fight the Maseeh Ad-Dajjal” [Reported by Ahmad and Abu Dawood].

    The Ahadeeth that describes At-Taai’fah Al-Mansoorah are famous and numerous in both of the Saheehs and other compilations. Many of the Sahabah (ra) narrated the descriptions of this group which include the fact that they establish Allah’s Commands, and that they are supported and upheld by Allah (swt).

    The above mentioned sacred verses and narrations indicate that this Ummah has been promised victory and consolidation when it abides by the prerequisite causative means, ie. when it arms itself with steeds of war and prepares itself to fight for the Cause of Allah (swt). Thereafter, the State of the Jews will perish.

    [courtesy from- Sheikh Abu Al-Waleed Al-Ansari,

    Translated by Abu Al-Waleed Al-Hamawi]

  33. gmg  April 20, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Gordon, your closing sentence “They got change, change for the worse.” begs the question, what change would be for the better?

    From your past writings I gather you do not view the Republicans as being able to affect positive change; now it’s clear you view the Democrats as being out, so who do you think will be able to change things for the better?

    Thank you.

    Oh … by the way, as for media bias, when will you be writing about other news outlets? Let’s say … ah, msnbc? Maybe print media … Washington Post? New York Times? Why stop at Fox?

    Again, thank you.

  34. Bill Smitts  April 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I am waiting for the classic attack on my analogy using the body bag story. It is true as is everything I say about who I am and what my feelings are about my country. Basically I think we are better then being “shills” for global corporate America ran by New England elite, or for that matter some religious freak in Texas.

  35. Bill Smitts  April 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    What you are talking about Gordon as usual takes some absorbing. Iran is no threat at all to the United States, from Iran. It will be if Israel attacks it though. Then Americans from across the USA become instant experts on Iran. The blogs will be full of I told you so s.

    One thing I learned in Vietnam. I learned the United States was vulnerable. Yes vulnerable. I was just a young Marine full of nothing in my head. The Marine Corps filled my head with greatness. That was taken out of me as I loaded my friend and comrade into a body bag, After that I did a lot of recovering of dead tough guy Marines.

    America if it goes to war against Iran it will be because of wrong reasons. AS an American I want us to make the world a better place. Following Israeli and John Hagee into a war that will destroy the US and it’s economy is not a good choice.

  36. Mick  April 20, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    You are more cutting edge with each exceeding article Gordon. Kudos! As they say you are being all you can be!

    Shemp Hannity is no Joseph Goebels but he is doing his best. When Murdock was in Australis his newspapers carried an outline at the top with a red emblem of Australia. When asked why that was he simply replied, I am for a red Australia. Well he got his wish, but now he is one of our own at Faux News.

    With your permission however I am going to get back to one of my favorites, the dog poet. He is an American now living in France. He is a veteran but it seems the army decided he was crazy and incarcerated him and put him on drugs and imprisoned him. He later fled the country. I report you decide.

    Some veterans it is just not smart to screw with.

    Support your veterans.
    This a Fox News brief



  37. stevor  April 20, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Tea Party Patriots in the Sacramento area have no thoughts toward Israel, despite what is said here. They are for the Constitution, fiscal responsibility, and free enterprise.

    Since I don’t go to other Tea Party groups, I have no idea how corrupt they are. I suspect that the Tea Party Express (associated with Palin) is an animal of a different color. I don’t know how many more Tea Party groups are the same. I also don’t know how many Tea Party groups have Democrats or GOP trying to “capture” the Tea Party movement.

    I suggest that those for the Constitution, fiscal responsibility, and the free market ATTEND your local Tea Party group and MAKE SURE it’s TRUE to those things, pointing out anybody corrupting the movement.

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