DisInfoWars with Tom Secker- The Ideological Origins of the War on Terror

In the first of a three-part series I look into the 1979 Jerusalem Conference on International Terrorism, where the ideology of the current War on Terror was conceived. I focus in on Benjamin Netanyahu, who hosted the conference and later wrote a book on all the major speeches and discussion. I round off by tracing the legacy of this conference via the example of the original Mohammed cartoons controversy in 2005.

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  1. Brilliant work by a brilliant man. I learned so much from this episode. Thank you, Tom!!!

  2. Joseph Davis says:

    Great job Tom! I hope you’ll bring up the Oded Yinon plan as well.

  3. This connects at a deep level the ‘war by deception’ pattern exposed by operational “dancing Israelis” celebrating the 911 atrocity they admitted being there to record.
    And, Like ‘cancer’ and ‘cell’, Sunsteins use of the eugenics term “crippled epistemology” to explain ‘conspiracy theorism’ too, is part of this NEOCONAZIONIST terror coalition forcing itself like fracking fluid into a somnolent world unable to focus on the degree of violence and deceit in the hearts of the controllers of GWOT.
    The furnaces of holocaust hardened the steel of Israeli resolve to extents unknown to any not paying attention. God knows, had I been subject to and survivor of the death camps I too would be a different creature. But I wasn’t. I am only subject to the result. And 911 is a moment of truth that cannot be run away from.
    The direction of your discussion is a good one. Thank you.
    East Germany now part of Greece is funny.

  4. Ronald Orovitz says:

    Interesting… I was familiar with that raid from the documentary Idi Amin Dada, but was unaware that it was Benji’s brother that was killed, and that the seeds were thus planted from which a monster would blossom – the GWOT. Idi Amin, after his ouster, would enjoy a long retirement until his death in Saudi Arabia.

  5. CuChulainn says:

    the slick news clip–with the preposterous claim that Israeli-trained Idi Amin was “in league with the Palestinians”–presumably is meant to point to Entebbe as founding myth
    Newly released British [government] documents contain a claim by an unnamed contact that the Shin Bet security service collaborated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to hijack the June 1976 flight from Israel that was diverted to Entebbe, Uganda, the BBC reported Friday… “The operation was designed to torpedo the PLO’s standing in France and to prevent what they see as a growing rapprochement between the PLO and the Americans,” the BBC report said British diplomat D.H. Colvin wrote in the document, citing his source.

  6. great stuff Tom. have you seen Power of Nightmares by Adam Curtis and what are your thoughts on it? Adam gets into the neocons & team B but doesnt ever touch on Israel or Netenyahu as far as i remember. He attributes the neocons ideology to Leo Strauss but I imagine Leo was in with the rightwing Zios in some way or another but i havent looked into it yet.

    • Hi Robin,

      Yes, I have seen The Power of Nightmares. In many respects it is excellent, though I have some reservations. We will pick up on this in the discussion episode at the end of this trilogy.

  7. Arnar Steinsson says:

    Excellent series Tom, look forward to the next one. Thanks.

  8. As part of Israel’s efforts to gain its “independence” from the British, two of Israel’s future Prime Ministers, Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Shamir participated in and orchestrated acts of terrorism, including assassinations, torture, and bombings, the most infamous being the bombing of the King David Hotel, which killed 92 people. These facts are well known and aren’t even controversial.

    Three other future Prime Ministers, Yigal Allon, Yitzhak Rabin, and Ariel Sharon, along with Begin and Shamir, as soldiers in the 1948 war, were in charge of a terror campaign of ethnic cleansing which began well before the “official” war even started. Begin and Shamir specifically, were responsible for and participated in complete massacres of at least two villages, killing hundreds of innocent men women and children. Sharon’s later atrocities as a commander of the IDF were particularly ruthless and extensive.

    Palestinians under all Israeli Prime Ministers have lived under a perpetual state of terror, only varying in its magnitude and brutality.

    So how is it that these “leaders” and ours grant themselves with the right to classify who’s a terrorist?

    • It’s a crazy kind of doublespeak, for sure. And George Bush senior might have been involved in the assassination of JFK, perhaps the highest-profile act of terrorism until 9/11. A lot of the people at this conference were terrorists themselves, in some or other sense of the word. And of course Bush went on to oversee the intelligence services throughout the 1980s while Iran Contra and Operation Cyclone happened, and while the original Gladio was still going on.

  9. Want to support those who are expressing their enthusiasm for Sibel and Tom’s — and all who are working for Boiling Frogs Post — efforts. Thank you.

  10. Great podcast Tom. Here’s an article/post related to Netanyahu which may be of interest. Here’s an excerpt:

    In 1996 Binyamin Netanayhu was questioned by the Israeli Parliament about the fact that he has 4 files with the CIA that look like personnel files under various identities.
    They never got a straight answer.

    Granted I haven’t done my own research on the matter, the information appears to be straightforward and largely within the purview of the public record. It certainly bares some relevance on what was discussed in this podcast: https://www.facebook.com/PsychopathsRuleTheWorld/posts/467677269942333

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