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The Utterly Shameful State of U.S. Politics

December 10, 2009

A Senator’s Gift to the Jews, Nonreturnable

Orrin G. Hatch, Board of Directors, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Senate letter aims to block any Goldstone-related actions against Israel

Issues & Legislation: F-22A Raptor

Israel makes another bid for F-22 jets

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Lyndon Johnson Had Emotional Attachment to Counterfeit Israel

June 2, 2008

This won’t be news to astute researchers of the John F. Kennedy assassination (JFK being a strong opponent to the Israeli Nuclear weapons program) and the Israeli bombing of the U.S.S. Liberty and subsequent cover up in Washington which John McCain’s father played a key role in.

LBJ tapes show a strong connection to Israel

BETH MARLOWE – Associated Press

Wed May 28

JERUSALEM – Tapes of Lyndon Johnson’s Oval Office conversations, released to the public for the first time on Wednesday, reveal that the American president had a personal and often emotional connection to Israel, a scholar said.

In the first public presentation of the tapes Wednesday at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Professor Robert Johnson said this connection influenced his policy decisions and helped lay the foundation for the special relationship between the two nations.

“I sure as hell want to be careful and not run out on little Israel,” Johnson said in a March 1968 conversation with his ambassador to the United Nations, Arthur Goldberg. The recording was released to researchers on May 1, according to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, in Austin, Texas.

President Johnson was known by his initials, LBJ. While he was in office from 1963 to 1969, the United States became Israel’s chief diplomatic ally and primary arms supplier. He was also the first U.S. president to invite an Israeli premier on a state visit when he brought Prime Minster Levi Eshkol to Washington, D.C. in 1964.

“This is really the foundation of what we think of as U.S.-Israeli strategic partnership,” said Johnson, a professor of history at Brooklyn College in New York and this year’s Fulbright chair in the humanities at Tel Aviv University. He is not related to Lyndon Johnson.

The tapes document LBJ’s growing belief in the importance of Israel throughout his administration.

Relations solidified when the United States offered to support Israel against its Arab neighbors in the 1967 Mideast war, as long as the Jewish state did not act as an aggressor.

In a taped conversation from June 25, 1967, about three weeks after Israel defeated three Arab armies, LBJ relates a conversation with Soviet Premier Alexey Kosygin.

“He couldn’t understand why we’d want to support the Jews — 3 million people — when there are 100 million Arabs,” the president said. “I told him that numbers do not determine what was right. We tried to do what was right regardless of the numbers.”

Professor Johnson said, “It’s one of the starkest expressions of a moral obligation to Israel that came from an American President.”

Regina Greenwell, the foreign policy archivist at the LBJ Library and Museum, said all existing evidence backs up the argument that LBJ had positive feelings for Israel.

“He did always have support for Israel,” said Greenwell, who has listened to all the existing Oval Office tapes. But “he was also trying to balance both sides in the Cold War atmosphere.”

For example, other taped conversations reveal that LBJ supported bolstering King Hussein of Jordan with U.S. military assistance, she said.

“Hussein was a moderating force and the theory was that if Hussein couldn’t get arms from us he’d turn to the Soviets, just as (late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel) Nasser got assistance from the Soviets,” Greenwell said.

Professor Johnson said that LBJ, who died in 1973, had a romanticized view of Israel that paralleled his view of his home state of Texas: a frontier nation filled with self-made men, often misunderstood by the outside world.

Since LBJ, there have been ups and downs, but in general, U.S.-Israel ties have been strong.

“If you think of the U.S.-Israeli relationship now it’s certainly more complex,” said Johnson. “But the basic strategic partnership is the same as under (President) Johnson.”

Johnson said LBJ’s attitude toward Israel is similar to that of another Texan: President Bush.

“It’s not as if Bush has a grand strategic plan, because he doesn’t,” Johnson said. “It’s personal, it’s emotional, it’s the kind of context that you see with (President) Johnson.”

Johnson was one of six presidents to tape his Oval Office conversations with a specially installed recording system. Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Eisenhower taped some of their meetings. Kennedy, Johnson and, famously, Richard Nixon taped nearly all their conversations.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080528/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_lbj_tapes_2

Lyndon Johnson Had Emotional Attachment to Counterfeit Israel

June 2, 2008

This won’t be news to astute researchers of the John F. Kennedy assassination (JFK being a strong opponent to the Israeli Nuclear weapons program) and the Israeli bombing of the U.S.S. Liberty and subsequent cover up in Washington which John McCain’s father played a key role in.

LBJ tapes show a strong connection to Israel

BETH MARLOWE – Associated Press

Wed May 28

JERUSALEM – Tapes of Lyndon Johnson’s Oval Office conversations, released to the public for the first time on Wednesday, reveal that the American president had a personal and often emotional connection to Israel, a scholar said.

In the first public presentation of the tapes Wednesday at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Professor Robert Johnson said this connection influenced his policy decisions and helped lay the foundation for the special relationship between the two nations.

“I sure as hell want to be careful and not run out on little Israel,” Johnson said in a March 1968 conversation with his ambassador to the United Nations, Arthur Goldberg. The recording was released to researchers on May 1, according to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, in Austin, Texas.

President Johnson was known by his initials, LBJ. While he was in office from 1963 to 1969, the United States became Israel’s chief diplomatic ally and primary arms supplier. He was also the first U.S. president to invite an Israeli premier on a state visit when he brought Prime Minster Levi Eshkol to Washington, D.C. in 1964.

“This is really the foundation of what we think of as U.S.-Israeli strategic partnership,” said Johnson, a professor of history at Brooklyn College in New York and this year’s Fulbright chair in the humanities at Tel Aviv University. He is not related to Lyndon Johnson.

The tapes document LBJ’s growing belief in the importance of Israel throughout his administration.

Relations solidified when the United States offered to support Israel against its Arab neighbors in the 1967 Mideast war, as long as the Jewish state did not act as an aggressor.

In a taped conversation from June 25, 1967, about three weeks after Israel defeated three Arab armies, LBJ relates a conversation with Soviet Premier Alexey Kosygin.

“He couldn’t understand why we’d want to support the Jews — 3 million people — when there are 100 million Arabs,” the president said. “I told him that numbers do not determine what was right. We tried to do what was right regardless of the numbers.”

Professor Johnson said, “It’s one of the starkest expressions of a moral obligation to Israel that came from an American President.”

Regina Greenwell, the foreign policy archivist at the LBJ Library and Museum, said all existing evidence backs up the argument that LBJ had positive feelings for Israel.

“He did always have support for Israel,” said Greenwell, who has listened to all the existing Oval Office tapes. But “he was also trying to balance both sides in the Cold War atmosphere.”

For example, other taped conversations reveal that LBJ supported bolstering King Hussein of Jordan with U.S. military assistance, she said.

“Hussein was a moderating force and the theory was that if Hussein couldn’t get arms from us he’d turn to the Soviets, just as (late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel) Nasser got assistance from the Soviets,” Greenwell said.

Professor Johnson said that LBJ, who died in 1973, had a romanticized view of Israel that paralleled his view of his home state of Texas: a frontier nation filled with self-made men, often misunderstood by the outside world.

Since LBJ, there have been ups and downs, but in general, U.S.-Israel ties have been strong.

“If you think of the U.S.-Israeli relationship now it’s certainly more complex,” said Johnson. “But the basic strategic partnership is the same as under (President) Johnson.”

Johnson said LBJ’s attitude toward Israel is similar to that of another Texan: President Bush.

“It’s not as if Bush has a grand strategic plan, because he doesn’t,” Johnson said. “It’s personal, it’s emotional, it’s the kind of context that you see with (President) Johnson.”

Johnson was one of six presidents to tape his Oval Office conversations with a specially installed recording system. Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Eisenhower taped some of their meetings. Kennedy, Johnson and, famously, Richard Nixon taped nearly all their conversations.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080528/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_lbj_tapes_2

More Pagan Traditions of the Elder Brothers: Birkat ha-Levanah (Blessing of the Moon)

April 1, 2008

It is still customary to rise on the tips of the toes in the direction of the moon while reciting three times “As I dance toward thee, but cannot touch thee, so shall none of my evil-inclined enemies be able to touch me.” This is followed by “Long live David, King of Israel” (also pronounced three times) and by the greeting Shalom aleikhem (“Peace be to you”) which is extended to those standing around who respond Aleikhem shalom (“to you be peace”). [Encyclopaedia Judaica, “Birkat ha-Levanah” (Blessing of the Moon)]

***

There is a theurgic ritual preserved in the Talmud, intended to ensure good fortune, called the Blessing for the New Moon.

Medieval Jewish works of astrology list a variety of human spheres that the moon affects with its waxing and waning. The ideal time for sexual intercourse is the new moon, because it would have a positive influence on a child conceived at that time. The best time to construct an amulet is determined by the phases of the moon; the same is true for performing certain medical procedures. The moon represents Malchut/Shekinah in the sefirotic Godhead [Sof. 4:5; Suk. 29a; Sanh. 42a; Zohar1: 236b]. (The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism, “Moon”)

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R. Aha b. Hanina also said in the name of R. Assi in R. Johanan’s name: Whoever pronounces the benediction over the new moon in its due time welcomes, as it were, the presence of the Shechinah … (Sanhedrin 42a)

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The Shekhinah, or Malkhut, is the tenth and last in the hierarchy of the [Kabbalistic] Sefirot. In the divine world it represents the feminine principle, while Tiferet (the sixth Sefirah) and Yesod (the ninth) represent the masculine principle. All the elements and characteristics of the other Sefirot are represented within the Shekhinah. Like the moon, she has no light of her own, but receives the divine light from the other Sefirot.(Encyclopaedia Judaica, “Shekhinah”)

Related to the above mentioned Judaic tradition of timing the conception of children with the phases of the moon is the occult tradition of the moonchild or homunculous. Aliester Crowley and Jack Parsons of the Masonic OTO and Jack Parsons’ partner in magic ritual, the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard were obsessed with the tradition of the homunculous. As we can see, the rabbis of Orthodox Judaism were promoting this occult practice in their “holy” texts long before Aliester Crowley, Jack Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard adapted it.

More Pagan Traditions of the Elder Brothers: Birkat ha-Levanah (Blessing of the Moon)

April 1, 2008

It is still customary to rise on the tips of the toes in the direction of the moon while reciting three times “As I dance toward thee, but cannot touch thee, so shall none of my evil-inclined enemies be able to touch me.” This is followed by “Long live David, King of Israel” (also pronounced three times) and by the greeting Shalom aleikhem (“Peace be to you”) which is extended to those standing around who respond Aleikhem shalom (“to you be peace”). [Encyclopaedia Judaica, “Birkat ha-Levanah” (Blessing of the Moon)]

***

There is a theurgic ritual preserved in the Talmud, intended to ensure good fortune, called the Blessing for the New Moon.

Medieval Jewish works of astrology list a variety of human spheres that the moon affects with its waxing and waning. The ideal time for sexual intercourse is the new moon, because it would have a positive influence on a child conceived at that time. The best time to construct an amulet is determined by the phases of the moon; the same is true for performing certain medical procedures. The moon represents Malchut/Shekinah in the sefirotic Godhead [Sof. 4:5; Suk. 29a; Sanh. 42a; Zohar1: 236b]. (The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism, “Moon”)

***

R. Aha b. Hanina also said in the name of R. Assi in R. Johanan’s name: Whoever pronounces the benediction over the new moon in its due time welcomes, as it were, the presence of the Shechinah … (Sanhedrin 42a)

***

The Shekhinah, or Malkhut, is the tenth and last in the hierarchy of the [Kabbalistic] Sefirot. In the divine world it represents the feminine principle, while Tiferet (the sixth Sefirah) and Yesod (the ninth) represent the masculine principle. All the elements and characteristics of the other Sefirot are represented within the Shekhinah. Like the moon, she has no light of her own, but receives the divine light from the other Sefirot.(Encyclopaedia Judaica, “Shekhinah”)

Related to the above mentioned Judaic tradition of timing the conception of children with the phases of the moon is the occult tradition of the moonchild or homunculous. Aliester Crowley and Jack Parsons of the Masonic OTO and Jack Parsons’ partner in magic ritual, the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard were obsessed with the tradition of the homunculous. As we can see, the rabbis of Orthodox Judaism were promoting this occult practice in their “holy” texts long before Aliester Crowley, Jack Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard adapted it.

Rampolla Protégé, Benedict XV was Friendly to Zionism

February 28, 2008

According to the account given below, Monsignor Pacelli (later Pius XII) facilitated a meeting between the British Zionist, Mark Sykes, and Pope Benedict XV (Giacomo della Chiesa) which led to a following meeting between the Judaic Zionist, Nahum Sokolov and Benedict XV on the topic of the Zionist project. It seems that Benedict XV was friendly to the Zionist idea. This will not come as a surprise to those who are aware that Benedict XV was a protégé of Cardinal Rampolla who is suspected to have been a member of the masonic, Ordo Templi Orientis organization. For background, read Craig Heimbichner’s book, Blood on the Altar:

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Altar-History-Dangerous-Society/dp/0970378432

Hat tip to Cathcon for the following:

From the Book, Two Studies in Virtue by Christopher Sykes, about the travels and work of his father Mark Sykes:

As soon as he had arrived in Rome, [Zionist, Mark] Sykes sought an interview with a Vatican official who was of the same rank and influence as himself, someone not a cardinal who had the Pope’s ear. He found his man in Monsignor Pacelli, Assistant Under-Secretary for Foreign Aflairs. ‘I spoke to the Monsignor,’ recorded Sykes, ‘of the immense difficulties which surrounded the question of Jerusalem, the Arab Nationalist movement, the Moslem Holy Places, Zionism, and the conflicting interests of the Latins and Greeks, beside the aspirations of the various powers. … Although he did not say as much, the Monsignor, by certain turns of speech, let it be easy to see that the idea of British patronage of the Holy Places was not distasteful to Vatican policy. The French I could see did not strike him as ideal in any way. I also prepared the way for Zionism by explaining what the purpose and ideals of the Zionists were, and suggested that he should see M. Sokolov when the latter came to Rome. Of course one could not expect the Vatican to be enthusiastic about this movement, but he was most interested and expressed a wish to see Sokolov when he should come to Rome.’

Sykes then obtained a brief private audience of the Pope. This was of a formal kind and nothing was said of Zionism. The next day Sykes left for Egypt.

Sokolov arrived in Rome about three weeks later, and on the 10th May, after conferring with Monsignor Pacelli, he was received by Benedict XV. It was as though Herzl’s audience was being annulled. ‘Have I correctly understood Zionism?’ asked the Pope when the opening formalities were over. ‘What a reversal of history! Nineteen centuries ago Rome destroyed Jerusalem, and now, desiring to rebuild it, you take the path to Rome!’

In his reply Sokolov recalled the fate of the Empire and compared it to that of the Jewish nation: one had vanished, the other was reclaiming its land.

‘Yes, yes,’ agreed Benedict with enthusiasm, ‘this was providential. God willed it.’

The Pope then asked Sokolov to explain the Zionist project in detail. Sokolov answered as follows: ‘Our programme is twofold. It aims first to create in Palestine a spiritual and cultural centre for Jewry, and secondly to establish a national home for oppressed Jews. Our desire is to build up in that country a great centre where Jews will be able to develop their culture freely, to educate their children in the spirit of their ideals, and to devote all their energies to making their National Home a model of Jewish civilisation and morality.’

The Pope was deeply impressed. ‘That is a wonderful idea,’ he said. Then he wanted to know whether this plan had been contrived with a view to preventing persecutions. Sokolov answered in the rhetorical terms which came naturally to him. He referred to the right of the Jews ‘to a place in the sun—in our land.’

‘ We look forward,’ he said, ‘to the rebirth of historical Judaism, to the spiritual and material revival of the homeland that personifies our national genius and our Biblical tradition in its purest sense. We claim the right of Freedom which cannot be denied to any people.’

‘But is there enough space,’ asked the Pope, ‘in Palestine, to carry out your plan?’

To this question which was to be asked so often not only then but in the course of the next thirty years, and on which so much depended, Sokolov returned a skilfully evasive reply. ‘There is the possibility of reaching our goal,’ he said, ‘but first we must prepare the ground.’ The conversation turned to the small number of Jewish colonists in Palestine at that time, only twelve thousand; and to the different days ahead when British influence would introduce civilised rule in place of Turkish domination. ‘Great Britain,’ the Pope interjected, ‘is the greatest and most experienced colonising power in the world.’ Then they discussed Zionist intentions regarding the Holy Places, before the Pope returned to the original question, which he posed afresh: ‘Are many Jews likely to settle in Palestine?’

Sokolov again replied with a skilful and grandiloquent evasion. ‘The best – and those who have suffered most,’ he said, and then led the conversation away from that subject to the great agricultural work of the pioneers, and from there to a dis­cussion of the Jews in Eastern Europe.

The last words of Benedict at this audience were spoken in answer to Sokolov’s request for moral support, and were to be long remembered by Zionists. He said: ‘Si, si, io credo che noi saremo buoni vicini’ – ‘Yes, I believe that we shall be good neighbours.’

Shortly after this Sokolov returned to Paris.

http://timescolumns.typepad.com/gledhill/2008/02/pius-xii-assist.html

Rampolla Protégé, Benedict XV was Friendly to Zionism

February 28, 2008

According to the account given below, Monsignor Pacelli (later Pius XII) facilitated a meeting between the British Zionist, Mark Sykes, and Pope Benedict XV (Giacomo della Chiesa) which led to a following meeting between the Judaic Zionist, Nahum Sokolov and Benedict XV on the topic of the Zionist project. It seems that Benedict XV was friendly to the Zionist idea. This will not come as a surprise to those who are aware that Benedict XV was a protégé of Cardinal Rampolla who is suspected to have been a member of the masonic, Ordo Templi Orientis organization. For background, read Craig Heimbichner’s book, Blood on the Altar:

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Altar-History-Dangerous-Society/dp/0970378432

Hat tip to Cathcon for the following:

From the Book, Two Studies in Virtue by Christopher Sykes, about the travels and work of his father Mark Sykes:

As soon as he had arrived in Rome, [Zionist, Mark] Sykes sought an interview with a Vatican official who was of the same rank and influence as himself, someone not a cardinal who had the Pope’s ear. He found his man in Monsignor Pacelli, Assistant Under-Secretary for Foreign Aflairs. ‘I spoke to the Monsignor,’ recorded Sykes, ‘of the immense difficulties which surrounded the question of Jerusalem, the Arab Nationalist movement, the Moslem Holy Places, Zionism, and the conflicting interests of the Latins and Greeks, beside the aspirations of the various powers. … Although he did not say as much, the Monsignor, by certain turns of speech, let it be easy to see that the idea of British patronage of the Holy Places was not distasteful to Vatican policy. The French I could see did not strike him as ideal in any way. I also prepared the way for Zionism by explaining what the purpose and ideals of the Zionists were, and suggested that he should see M. Sokolov when the latter came to Rome. Of course one could not expect the Vatican to be enthusiastic about this movement, but he was most interested and expressed a wish to see Sokolov when he should come to Rome.’

Sykes then obtained a brief private audience of the Pope. This was of a formal kind and nothing was said of Zionism. The next day Sykes left for Egypt.

Sokolov arrived in Rome about three weeks later, and on the 10th May, after conferring with Monsignor Pacelli, he was received by Benedict XV. It was as though Herzl’s audience was being annulled. ‘Have I correctly understood Zionism?’ asked the Pope when the opening formalities were over. ‘What a reversal of history! Nineteen centuries ago Rome destroyed Jerusalem, and now, desiring to rebuild it, you take the path to Rome!’

In his reply Sokolov recalled the fate of the Empire and compared it to that of the Jewish nation: one had vanished, the other was reclaiming its land.

‘Yes, yes,’ agreed Benedict with enthusiasm, ‘this was providential. God willed it.’

The Pope then asked Sokolov to explain the Zionist project in detail. Sokolov answered as follows: ‘Our programme is twofold. It aims first to create in Palestine a spiritual and cultural centre for Jewry, and secondly to establish a national home for oppressed Jews. Our desire is to build up in that country a great centre where Jews will be able to develop their culture freely, to educate their children in the spirit of their ideals, and to devote all their energies to making their National Home a model of Jewish civilisation and morality.’

The Pope was deeply impressed. ‘That is a wonderful idea,’ he said. Then he wanted to know whether this plan had been contrived with a view to preventing persecutions. Sokolov answered in the rhetorical terms which came naturally to him. He referred to the right of the Jews ‘to a place in the sun—in our land.’

‘ We look forward,’ he said, ‘to the rebirth of historical Judaism, to the spiritual and material revival of the homeland that personifies our national genius and our Biblical tradition in its purest sense. We claim the right of Freedom which cannot be denied to any people.’

‘But is there enough space,’ asked the Pope, ‘in Palestine, to carry out your plan?’

To this question which was to be asked so often not only then but in the course of the next thirty years, and on which so much depended, Sokolov returned a skilfully evasive reply. ‘There is the possibility of reaching our goal,’ he said, ‘but first we must prepare the ground.’ The conversation turned to the small number of Jewish colonists in Palestine at that time, only twelve thousand; and to the different days ahead when British influence would introduce civilised rule in place of Turkish domination. ‘Great Britain,’ the Pope interjected, ‘is the greatest and most experienced colonising power in the world.’ Then they discussed Zionist intentions regarding the Holy Places, before the Pope returned to the original question, which he posed afresh: ‘Are many Jews likely to settle in Palestine?’

Sokolov again replied with a skilful and grandiloquent evasion. ‘The best – and those who have suffered most,’ he said, and then led the conversation away from that subject to the great agricultural work of the pioneers, and from there to a dis­cussion of the Jews in Eastern Europe.

The last words of Benedict at this audience were spoken in answer to Sokolov’s request for moral support, and were to be long remembered by Zionists. He said: ‘Si, si, io credo che noi saremo buoni vicini’ – ‘Yes, I believe that we shall be good neighbours.’

Shortly after this Sokolov returned to Paris.

http://timescolumns.typepad.com/gledhill/2008/02/pius-xii-assist.html

Skull and Bones Buckley: Dead

February 28, 2008

Buckley’s Skull and Bones “conservatism” won’t be buried with him, unfortunately. Naturally, the scoundrel is missed by his kosher-conservative ideological offspring:

William F. Buckley, RIP

William F. Buckley is Dead: RIP

William F. Buckley Jr. dies at 82

WASHINGTON (CNN) — National Review founder and conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr. was found dead Wednesday in the study of his Stamford, Connecticut, home, officials at the magazine said. He was 82.

“Buckley died while at work,” said Kathryn Jean Lopez, editor of the National Review Online, in a written statement. “If he had been given a choice on how to depart this world, I suspect that would have been exactly it. At home, still devoted to the war of ideas.”

Buckley’s assistant, Linda Bridges, said he had suffered from emphysema for a few years, but the exact cause of death is unknown. She said Buckley was found dead by his cook at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

“Even though he had been ailing, this took us completely by surprise,” said Bridges, who worked with Buckley for nearly 40 years.

“He was a great hero of American conservatism — a brilliant and exciting writer and public performer,” she added. “And he was somebody I was very proud and glad to call a friend.”

Buckley’s writings are widely credited for supporting the growth of the U.S. conservative movement in the latter half of the 20th century.

Full article:

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/02/27/buckley.obit/?iref=mpstoryview

Also see:

CIA/Skull-and-Bonesman Wm. F Buckley Jr. Obituary

William F. Buckley, Jr.: Pied Piper for the Establishment

Fleshing Out Skull & Bones: Investigations into America’s Most Powerful Secret Society

Skull and Bones Buckley: Dead

February 28, 2008

Buckley’s Skull and Bones “conservatism” won’t be buried with him, unfortunately. Naturally, the scoundrel is missed by his kosher-conservative ideological offspring:

William F. Buckley, RIP

William F. Buckley is Dead: RIP

William F. Buckley Jr. dies at 82

WASHINGTON (CNN) — National Review founder and conservative commentator William F. Buckley Jr. was found dead Wednesday in the study of his Stamford, Connecticut, home, officials at the magazine said. He was 82.

“Buckley died while at work,” said Kathryn Jean Lopez, editor of the National Review Online, in a written statement. “If he had been given a choice on how to depart this world, I suspect that would have been exactly it. At home, still devoted to the war of ideas.”

Buckley’s assistant, Linda Bridges, said he had suffered from emphysema for a few years, but the exact cause of death is unknown. She said Buckley was found dead by his cook at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

“Even though he had been ailing, this took us completely by surprise,” said Bridges, who worked with Buckley for nearly 40 years.

“He was a great hero of American conservatism — a brilliant and exciting writer and public performer,” she added. “And he was somebody I was very proud and glad to call a friend.”

Buckley’s writings are widely credited for supporting the growth of the U.S. conservative movement in the latter half of the 20th century.

Full article:

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/02/27/buckley.obit/?iref=mpstoryview

Also see:

CIA/Skull-and-Bonesman Wm. F Buckley Jr. Obituary

William F. Buckley, Jr.: Pied Piper for the Establishment

Fleshing Out Skull & Bones: Investigations into America’s Most Powerful Secret Society

"The God Squad" Lies About Judaism and Pantheism

December 31, 2007

“… the principal teaching of the Wiccan religion is that we are one with the universe. The foundational teaching of all three Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) is that the universe is a creation of God, not a part of God.” (Rabbi Marc Gellman & Msgr. Thomas Hartman, The God Squad, December 29, 2007)

In fact, Wicca is informed by the pantheistic tradition of Masonry (through Gerald Gardner and Aliester Crowley) and Masonry is informed by rabbinic Judaism with heavy emphasis on the pantheistic kabbalistic tradition.

The “God Squad” is simply repeating the cover story intended for the Goys: “Judaism is the religion of the Bible; a strict monotheistic religion which Christianity has ‘sprung from’.”

Utter nonsense.