Thursday, September 10, 2015

9/11 : the annual ritual of lies and hypocritical playacting

For the fourteenth year in succession we are going to observe on 11 September the sickening sight of world "leaders" playacting respectful silence, laying wreaths with solemn faces, looking sombre and delivering hypocritical speeches about their resolve to bring "peace" whatever the cost (meaning: invasions of foreign lands, genocidal killings and control of their natural resources). These brazen attempts to persuade people to believe in the farce of a magical attack on the world's sole superpower, with impregnable defences, by technically backward people living in remote Afghanistan have made the USA and NATO countries the laughing stock of social media. In the post-Orwellian world that we live in today the mainstream media are the principal means in the hands of the corrupt democracies to deceive people and sell lies as truths by repeating those lies endlessly.

On 11 September 2001, 3 towers in New York, made of concrete and steel, collapsed inexplicably in a heap of dust. Two of these had been hit by airplanes in the upper storeys but the third tower - WTC7 - just imploded magically, in the same way as the other two had. Following the first two implosions, a BBC reporter stood belting out the drivel assigned to her by her masters at the BBC while the third tower stood tall in the background! This video, showing the woman announcing the collapse of WTC7 well before it did so, can be watched in the following account of the event by the highly respected Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, published at their website on 21 November, 2012. The video will bring home to you how the presstitute media serve the western oligarchies operating under the cloak of democracy.

How Did They Know? 

Examining the Foreknowledge of Building 7’s Destruction

Written by Dennis McMahon, J.D., L.L.M.

WTC Building 7, also known as the Salomon Brothers Building or WTC 7, was a 47–story skyscraper that was part of the World Trade Center complex. Built in 1984, Building 7 would have been the tallest high-–rise in thirty–three of our United States. Building 7 housed several intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and the NYC Office of Emergency Management’s Emergency Operations Center, more commonly known as “Giuliani’s Bunker,” along with several major financial institutions.
BBC correspondent Jane Standley reported the destruction of WTC 7 before it collapsed – even though the building was still standing behind her. 
Building 7, which was 100 yards from the Twin Towers, was not hit by an airplane on September 11, 2001, and suffered only minimal damage from debris falling from the North Tower. Several fires began burning on a few floors, and the entire building completely collapsed – almost into its own footprint – at 5:20 p.m. Numerous eyewitnesses, including members of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) and other first responders, and multiple news sources, made statements that indicate that there was foreknowledge that WTC 7 was going to come down, despite the fact that no skyscraper in history had ever completely collapsed due to fire. (Much of this evidence of foreknowledge is detailed on the website of the Remember Building 7 campaign and other related sites.)
Where foreknowledge of an extremely unusual event is demonstrated, the possibility must be considered that the foreknowledge derived directly or indirectly from those who had inside information about, and/or control over, the event itself. Thus, if foreknowledge of the collapse of Building 7 can be shown, this would be a strong indication that Building 7 was subjected to controlled demolition, and that advance warning of Building 7’s demise derived ultimately from those who intended to bring the building down. Thus, foreknowledge of the collapse of Building 7 is not only consistent with, but supportive of, the controlled demolition hypothesis.

Certainty of impending collapse

To worry that a damaged building might collapse in some fashion is one thing. But to be certain that it will collapse is another. A detailed study of the FDNY accounts by 9/11 researcher Graeme MacQueen shows that more than half of those who received warnings of WTC 7’s collapse (where a degree of certainty can be determined from the reports) were certain or were told with certainty that Building 7 was coming down. (The figures calculate to 31 out of 58. See MacQueen’s report “Waiting for Seven…” at page 4.)

Early FDNY announcements of collapse

If someone were observing the fires in WTC 7 and able to determine, in the last few moments of the building’s existence, that a peculiar set of circumstances was beginning to threaten the building, that would be one thing. But to receive warnings of the building’s collapse well before this set of circumstances arose raises suspicion. Yet, a detailed study of the FDNY reports shows that of the thirty-three cases where the time of warning can be determined, in ten cases warnings were received two or more hours in advance, and in six cases warnings were apparently received four or more hours in advance. (See MacQueen’s “Waiting for Seven…” at page 4.) In other words, the warnings came long before the unique set of circumstances had allegedly come together to cause the building’s collapse.

Precise warnings of collapse

If the collapse warnings were derived from vague worries and concerns, as claimed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the warnings would not have been precise. A complete collapse, such as happened to WTC 1, WTC 2, and WTC 7 on 9/11, was unknown – unless the building was being brought down by controlled demolition. That is why FDNY member James McGlynn could say on 9/11, in reference to one of the Towers, “Any time I’ve heard of a collapse, it was never an entire building like this turned out to be.” (See MacQueen’s “Waiting for Seven‚” at page 21.) Nevertheless, somehow, many people knew in advance that WTC 7 would suffer an unprecedented collapse. Which begs the question, “How did they know?” Consider the following exchange from the FDNY oral histories:
  • Q. “Were you there when building 7 came down in the afternoon?”
  • A: “Yes”
  • Q. “You were still there?”
  • A. “Yes, so basically they measured out how far the building was going to come, so we knew exactly where we could stand.”
  • Q. “So they just put you in a safe area, safe enough for when that building came down?“
  • A. “Five blocks. Five blocks away. We still could see. Exactly right on point, the cloud stopped right there.”(See MacQueen’s “Waiting for Seven…” at page 8.)
How did construction workers and police on the scene of WTC 7 that afternoon know that “The building is about to blow up”?
It is quite remarkable that a debris cloud estimate could be so precise for a collapse that was supposedly caused by unforeseen and unplanned events. Had Building 7 “tipped over,” which would have been more realistic, given the structural damage that was supposed to be the reason for its collapse, the building could actually have ended up crushing several other tall buildings, creating a destruction zone much farther away from the building.

Building 7’s collapse reported in advance by CNN and the BBC

Click on the image above to play the video clip… 
In this BBC video, correspondent Jane Standley reports that Building 7 has collapsed; meanwhile (at the 1:17 mark), a fully intact Building 7 can actually be seen — still standing — behind her. Who fed this information to Standley? Apparently, someone who had inside information about, and/or control over, the event itself, released that information to the media prematurely.
CNN’s Aaron Brown searches for WTC 7 in the New York skyline after reporting that it had collapsed an hour early. The arrow points to WTC 7 – Click on the image above to play the video clip…
In another news clip, while Building 7 is seen standing fully erect and showing no signs of impending trauma, CNN’s Aaron Brown gives the following report: “We are getting information now that one of the other buildings, Building 7, in the World Trade Center complex, is on fire and has either collapsed or is collapsing…” Who is he “getting information” from? Again, it appears to be from someone who had inside information about, and/or control over, the event itself, and who released that information to the media prematurely. Only such an individual could have expected Building 7 to come down.
In sum, both CNN and BBC did not merely report that WTC 7 was damaged or that it might collapse. Instead, they prematurely announced the actual collapse of Building 7. No satisfactory explanation has been given about these premature announcements, which were obviously based on data fed to the announcers, apparently by an unknown person or persons who had inside information about, and/or control over, the event itself, and who bungled matters by releasing that information to the media prematurely.
Click on the image above to play the video clip… 
More evidence of foreknowledge of the collapse of Building 7 is preserved in this video where an eyewitnesses can be heard saying: “Keep your eye on that building. It’ll be coming down soon.” And “The building is about to blow up. Move it back.” And also, “We are walking back. The building is about to blow up.”
These reports were later corroborated by first responder Indira Singh, who, in a radio interview about Building 7, revealed that the FDNY had stated that “We’re going to have to bring it down.“


First responder Kevin McPadden has provided key eyewitness evidence regarding the foreknowledge of WTC 7’s destruction. – Click on the image above to play the video clip …
The testimony of Kevin McPadden, an emergency medical technician and 9/11 first responder, is even more shocking. In a taped interview, McPadden indicated that there was an actual countdown preceding Building 7’s collapse:
“The Red Cross rep was like, he goes over and he says [to us], ‘You gotta stay behind this line because they’re thinking about bringing the building down.’…He goes over and he asks one of the…firefighters what was going on…He came back over with his hand over the radio and [you could hear] what sounded like a countdown. And, at the last few seconds, he took his hand off [the radio] and you heard ‘three-two-one,’ and he was just saying, ‘Just run for your life! Just run for your life!’ And then it was like another two, three seconds, you heard explosions. Like, BA-BOOOOOM! And it’s like a distinct sound…BA-BOOOOOM! And you felt a rumble in the ground, like, almost like you wanted to grab onto something. That, to me, I knew that was an explosion. There was no doubt in my mind…”

NIST’s Response to WTC 7 foreknowledge

NIST has tried to evade the issue of foreknowledge of WTC 7’s collapse in its report on the building’s destruction by implying:
  • (a) that the FDNY, on the scene, saw the damage to the building caused by the collapse of WTC 1 and rationally concluded that WTC 7 might collapse; and
  • (b) that an engineer, early in the day, saw the damage to the building and concluded it might collapse passing on this assessment to others (as per NIST Lead Investigator Shyam Sunder, in a discussion with Graeme MacQueen on CKNX Radio, Wingham, Ontario, on Aug. 25, 2008).

It is true that damage to WTC 7 was directly witnessed by some firefighters and, apparently, led a few (about seven) of them to worry that the building might collapse. However, the great majority (approximately fifty) who were worried about collapse did not base this worry on the physical damage but on what they were told. (See MacQueen’s “Waiting for Seven…” at page 5.) Moreover, while an engineer may have communicated his opinion, early in the day, that the building might collapse, neither this communication nor communications from the FDNY is sufficient to explain all of the collective evidence indicating foreknowledge of Building 7’s collapse.
Individually, each of the factors discussed above indicates the possibility of foreknowledge of Building 7’s collapse: the certainty of Building 7’s impending collapse as expressed and memorialized in the FDNY oral histories, the early announcements made by the FDNY, the precise nature of the early announcements, CNN’s and the BBC’s premature reporting of Building 7’s collapse, and the actual countdown to Building 7’s demise. Collectively, these factors provide evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that this foreknowledge is most readily explained by the fact that Building 7 was brought down in an explosive controlled demolition carefully planned months in advance.

FOOTNOTE: added 22 September 2015

Here is an excellent summary of the USA's act of self-harm, 9/11, and its consequences over the succeeding years. By Paul Craig Roberts:

My Crime, Your Punishment

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Western Democracy : an Endangered Species

In February 2013, before Pakistan's national elections held later that year in May, I wrote a blog about democracy in Pakistan, the USA and the UK. You can read it here . That blog jolted some of my readers but not sufficiently to shake their faith in USA's corrupt democracy. 

Dr Paul Craig Roberts has written an article on Western Democracy, which he says is an endangered species on its way to extinction. The article was published yesterday at his website, The full article is reproduced below.

Western Democracy Is An Endangered Species On Its Way To Extinction — Paul Craig Roberts

The British Labour Party no longer represents the working class. Under UK prime minister Tony Blair, the Labour Party became a vassal of the One Percent. The result has been a rebellion in the ranks and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, a principled Labourite intent on representing the people, a no-no in Western “democracies.” 
Corbyn is too real for the Labour Party Blairites, who hope to be rewarded with similar nest eggs as Blair for representing the capitalist One Percent. So what is the corrupted Labour Party doing to prevent Corbyn’s election?
The answer is that it is denying the vote to Corbyn supporters. You can read the story here:
The illegal Egyptian military dictatorship that overthrew on Washington’s orders the first democratically elected government in Egyptian history has issued an edict prohibiting journalists from contradicting the military dictatorship. In brief, the dictatorship installed by Washington has outlawed facts.
Washington rejected the government that the Egyptian people elected, because it appeared that the democratically elected government would have a foreign policy that was at least partially independent of Washington’s. Remember, according to the neocons who, together with Israel, control US foreign policy, countries with independent foreign policies, such as Iran, Russia, and China, are America’s “greatest threats.” 
The Egyptian military thugs, following Washington’s orders, have more or less eliminated all of the leadership of the political party that was democratically elected. The party was called the Muslim Brotherhood. In the presstitute Western media, the political party was described more or less as al Qaeda, and how are the ignorant, brainwashed, and propagandized Americans to know any difference? Certainly neither “their” government nor the presstitute media will ever tell them.
With the military dictatorship’s edict, independent news reporting no longer exists in Egypt. Washington is pleased and rewards the dictatorship with bags full of money paid by the hapless and helpless American taxpayers. 
Americans should keep in mind that most of the dollars that they pay in income tax are spent either spying upon themselves and the world or killing people in many countries. Without resources taken from American taxpayers millions of women, children, and village elders would still be alive in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, Ukraine, South Ossetia, and other countries. America is the greatest exporter of violence the world has ever known. So wear your patriotism on your sleeve and be proud. You are a depraved citizen of the world’s worst killer nation. Compared to the USA, Rome was a piker. 
France herself seems to be collapsing as a democracy and no longer respects her own laws. According to this report from Kumaran Ira on World Socialist Website ,
“In the name of the “war on terror,” the French state is dramatically accelerating its use of clandestine operations to extra-judicially murder targeted individuals. French President François Hollande reportedly possesses a “kill list” of potential targets and constantly reviews the assassination program with high-ranking military and intelligence officers.

“This program of state murder, violating basic constitutional rights in a country where the death penalty is illegal, underscores the profound decay of French bourgeois democracy. Amid escalating imperialist wars in France’s former colonial empire and deepening political crisis at home, the state is moving towards levels of criminality associated with the war against Algerian independence and the Vichy regime of Occupied France.”
Where do you suppose the socialist president of France got his idea of an illegal and unconstitutional “kill list”? If you answer from “America’s First Black President,” you are correct. 
The French people should be outraged that “their” president is nothing more than a murderer and an agent of Washington. But they aren’t. False flag operations have made them fearful. The French like other Western peoples, have ceased to think.
Every western democracy is gone with the wind. Washed up, Finished. Every value that defined Western civilization and made it great has been flushed by power and greed and arrogance. 
Proconsuls have replaced democracy. 
I certainly do not believe that Western civilization was ever pure as snow and devoid of sins and crimes against humanity. But it is a fact that in Western civilization, despite the numerous injustices, reforms were possible that improved life for the lower classes. Reforms were possible that restricted the rapaciousness of the rich and powerful. In the US reforms made the impossible come true: ladders of upward mobility made it possible for members of the lowest economic class to become multimillionaires. And this actually happened.
The governments in Washington committed many crimes, but on occasion Washington prevented crimes. Remember President Eisenhower’s ultimatum to Washington’s British, French, and Israeli allies to remove themselves from the Suez Canal in Egypt or else.
Today Washington pushes its allies to commit crimes against humanity. That is what NATO and the National Endowment for Democracy are for. 
In my lifetime Americans have always had a good opinion of themselves. But in the 21st century this good opinion has hyper-jumped into hubris and arrogance. If you haven’t been around very long in terms of a human life, you don’t see this. But older people do. 
Just as the Roman Empire ended in the destruction of the Roman people, the American Empire will end in the destruction of the American people. Judging from histories, Roman citizens were superior to American citizens; yet, Rome failed. 
Americans shouldn’t expect any other outcome. The price to be paid for insouciance, self-satisfaction, and complicity is high.

Added 27 September 2015: Below is a follow-up by Paul Craig Roberts, published at his website on 22 September 2015. The link to this article is: Democracy Has Departed The West

Democracy Has Departed The West — Paul Craig Roberts

Before the West spreads democracy abroad maybe it could get some for itself. The US is an oligarchy in which government is answerable to six powerful private interest groups. In Europe governments are answerable to the EU, Washington, and private bankers and not to their peoples. In the UK the military brass has declared its hold on the reins of power. 
Jeremy Corbyn is the first Labourite to lead the Labour Party in a long time. Considering the stupidity and immorality of the Tories, Corbyn could become prime minister of Britain. Should this occur, Corbyn would shift the budget priorities away from supporting Washington’s wars toward refurbishing the social welfare state that made life for ordinary Britishers more secure and less stressful.
A senior serving general of the British army said that the army would not allow the people to “put a maverick in charge of the country’s security. The Army just wouldn’t stand for it and would use whatever means possible, fair or foul, to prevent that.”
In other words, a democratic outcome unacceptable to the English military will be overthrown. Just like in Egypt. 
Here we have the incongruity of Washington and London bringing democracy to others through what Vladimir Putin calls “airstrike democracy,” while tolerating a democracy deficit themselves. The safest conclusion is that democracy is a cloak for an aggressive agenda, not a value in itself to the US and UK elites, who rule and who intend to continue to rule these countries for their personal benefit.
Jonathan Cook reports that the use of “whatever means possible, fair or foul,” against Labour prime ministers who actually stood for the people rather than for the elites is not unique to Corbyn.
Labour Prime Minister Harald Wilson faced similar pressure and resigned. 
As far as I can tell, not only has democracy departed the Western world, but also compassion, empathy for others, morality, integrity, respect for truth, justice, faithfulness, and self-respect. Western civilization has become a hollow shell. There is nothing left but greed and coercion and the threat of coercion. When I read—hopefully incorrect reports—that Russia’s President Putin desires to be a partner of the West, I wonder why such a powerful country, which has emerged into light out of darkness, wants to be Satan’s partner. I assume that the reports are untrue or that Putin is acting in the interest of humankind to defuse the dangerous situation created by Washington and its NATO sock puppets.
Russia should not forget the courageous speech that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave to the UN on September 20, 2006. Standing at the podium, Chavez said that on the previous day George W. Bush stood here, “Satan himself, speaking as if he owned the world. You can still smell the sulfur.” The purpose of America, Chavez said, is “to preserve the pattern of domination, exploitation and pillage of the peoples of the world.”
Chavez’s words were too much truth for US politicians. Nancy Pelosi, the multimillionaire Speaker of the US House of Representatives, said that such a speech was to be expected from an “everyday thug.” 
Elsewhere the response was different. Rafael Correa, currently President of Ecuador, said that Chavez had insulted Satan, because although Satan is evil like Washington, he is al least intelligent, and Washington is completely stupid.
The Western World is on its last legs. Unemployment is horrendous for European and American youth—primarily for the educated. Young American women, driven by student debt, advertise on Internet sites for “sugar daddies” to whom they will supply sex for financial support. The easy answer—“education is the solution”— is a lie. Ph.Ds cannot get jobs, because university budgets are cut in order to save money for wars and bank bailouts and 75% of the remaining budget is used by administrations to pay themselves large salaries and perks. NYU, for example, provides its higher administrative personnel with expensive summer homes. University presidents in America have multimillion dollar incomes, while the students drown in debt.
The Wall Street Mentality—unlimited Greed—has taken over American life, and this greed has been exported to Europe, which had achieved a sharing relationship between labor and capital. Today Europe, like the US, is an opportunity wasteland for the young. Greece has been sacrificed for the private bankers, and Italy, Spain, and Portugal are waiting in the wings. In the place of independent European countries, a fascist centralized authority is rising.
As millions of refugees from Washington and its NATO enablers’ wars seek refuge in Europe,
budgets for social welfare are further pressed.
In recent years we have witnessed that private bankers acting through the EU were able to appoint the governments of the allegedly democratic governments of Greece and Italy. 
In the Western World the aristocracy of wealth is being re-established. If Russia and China join this “partnership,” then billions of peoples will be ruled by a handful of mega-rich elites.
The world is on the knife edge. The West is lost. Russia and China could go down with the West, because both Russia and China suffered tyranny and look to the West for the paths to freedom and liberty. But Western paths lead to “domination, exploitation and pillage of the peoples of the world.” 
Will Russia and China participate in the pillage, or will they resist it, standing firm for humanity?

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Horrors of the Old Testament

It is hardly possible nowadays to surf the internet without bumping into brainwashed, ignorant people who try to humiliate Muslims by attacking Islam and the greatest man who ever walked on earth, Muhammad, the Messenger of God. Quite recently, I came across a lady twittering the praises of Christianity and belittling Islam. It was obvious that she knew little about Islam and her knowledge of Christian scriptures was limited. 

The versions of the Bible that the various Christian sects follow differ widely. Generally, the version that the Protestant Christians in western Europe and North America follow is made up of two parts: The Old Testament (OT), which has 39 books, and The New Testament (NT) which has 27 books. The OT is also broadly accepted by the Jews as a part of their holy scriptures while the NT, being a collection of writings attributed to Christ's disciples and other followers, is not. 

Growing tired of the Christian lady's boasts about Christianity and her ignorant comments about Islam, I tweeted:"I've read the Bible. Do you want me to quote from this pornographic book, preaching violence?"
The Christian lady (CL) replied: "You mean from the old testament? Have you read the New Testament too?"
Me: So, you don't believe in Old Testmnt? As for the New Testament it's a heap of illogical drivel.
CL: I believe in both parts as they are from the one true God. Also let me enlighten you, as for the new testerment jesus came to take away all the sins of the world i.e. the violence that was caused in the old testerment.
I thought it was the right time to give her a dose of the medicine she was dispensing to Muslims through disparagement of Islam:
"You believe in the Old Testament and wallow in its orgy of incest, sex & violence?"
Needless to say she hit back with lies about the Quran and its teachings. My stock response to such ignorant attacks is to provide links to three of my most popular blogs about Quran/Islam, which I did:
To explain why I consider the OT pornographic, I have set out numerous extracts below. Christians and Jews may be offended and they may see this as an attack on their religion. It is nothing of the sort. I have made similar comments about what passes for "Hadith" in Islam. My view is that God has given us a mind and power of thought, which the Quran tells us we must apply to all things. Blind belief is an insult to human intelligence.

Extracts from the Old Testament (King James version - 39 books)

The reason I consider the OT a pornographic book is obvious from the extracts below:

Book 1 Genesis

While the Quran refers to all Messengers as exalted men of impeccable character, they come across as licentious men in the OT.
"[Lot said to his people] Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes." Gang rape is OK?
For a crude description of Lot's incest with his daughters, refer to the original. This blog is not the right place.
Abraham openly committed incest with his half-sister: "And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife."
Jacob married two sisters. He also committed incest with his daughter-in-law. He wrestled with God most of the night:
"And he [God] said, let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me."
Jacob's son followed his father's footsteps when it came to licentiousness:
"...., that Reuben went and lay with Bilah his father's concubine: "
God slew Onan, not for incest with his brother's wife but for spilling his seed outside her!
"And Onan ..., when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother."
And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.

Book 2 Exodus

ARAM married his aunt (father's sister) ... "and she bare him Aaron and Moses"!
"... whosoever doth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death." Death penalty for working on "wrong" day!

Book 3 Leviticus 

"And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death"
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death." Death penalty for homosexuality, no gay rights!
For good measure, OT goes on to mention bestiality, resulting in the deaths of man, woman and beasts!
"And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire."
Death for apostasy: "Bring forth him that hath cursed [the Lord] without the camp; ... and let all the congregation stone him"
If the Lord became furious with people's disobedience: "And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat."
The Quran, by contrast, does not invoke the death penalty for any of these acts and Allah does not turn people into cannibals. The punishments of the OT are thought to have been introduced among the Muslims by Jews and Christians through the deceitful practice of infiltrating "Hadith" stories with false ones which mimic Biblical savagery.

Book 4 Numbers

Death by stoning if you work on the sabbath: "And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day. And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the Lord commanded Moses."

Was Moses as bad as Pharaoh? Or worse?
"And they warred against the Midianites, ... and they slew all the males. And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones,...
And they burnt all their cities .....
And Moses said unto them, have ye saved all the women alive?
Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves."

All this filth comes from just the first four books of the OT, which has 39 books altogether. These and other sickening topics are repeated again and again in books 5 to 39 in stark pornographic detail. For example, book 5 Deuteronomy, describes in lurid detail what happens to a bride who cannot provide bloodied tokens of her virginity the following morning: 

"Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die"

David and his sons come across as lechers, insane with blood lust. And "God" can only be described as a figure of fun, a vengeful, jealous voyeur.

The deluge of filth continues in later books of the OT

OT 10 The Book of Samuel 2 describes in sordid detail how David tortured and killed his enemies. He also hated disabled people: "And David said on that day, ..and the lame and the blind that are hated of David's soul, .."
"And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem."
Then there was Bathsheba, married to Uriah, who David first saw from the roof of the king's house as she washed herself, and was smitten by her beauty. "And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her". Then, when she became pregnant with David's child Soloman, David sent her husband to "the forefront of the hottest battle, ...that he may be smitten and die". And that is exactly what happened, and left David free to marry Bathsheba!
"Thus saith the LORD, Behold, ...and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun"! What kind of beast is this "God"?
Amnon, son of David, distinguished himself by raping his own sister (refer to the original for sordid details). Another son of David, Absalom, committed incest with his father's women: ".. and Absalom went in unto his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

OT 11 The Book of Kings 1

Solomon was even more extreme - if you can imagine that - than his extremist father!
"But king Solomon loved many strange women ...... And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines". Wow!
OT 12 The Book of Kings 2 borders on insanity. A chariot of fire, and horses of fire, appeared and Prophet Elijah "went up by a whirlwind into heaven"! But the dead Elijah's spirit descended upon Elisha. Little children who mocked this "bald head" were cursed by him in the name of the LORD whereupon "there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children". Then Elisha brought back to life one dead child!
"Elisha prayed unto the LORD ..., smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha."
"... This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow. So we boiled my son, and did eat him"!
"But Rabshakeh said unto them, hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung and drink their own piss with you?"
Does any of this sound remotely "holy"?
Inexplicably, both Solomon and David are referred to as sons of God. 
OT 13 The Book of Chronicles 1: "... Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts; for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father."
In OT 19 The Book of Psalms, God begets David:
".. Thou art my son; this day have I begotten thee."
Then there is OT 22 Song of Songs. The song is attributed to Solomon and describes the pleasures of unrestrained lust. Embarrassed Christians have unsuccessfully tried to have this "abomination" expunged from the Bible.
Over the remaining 17 OT books it gets worse. For example, in OT 24 The Book of Jeremiah, we have descriptions of people burning their own children alive and God-created cannibalism: "And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters." In later books the recurring themes of adultery, incest, massacres, whoredom, cannibalism continue to be mentioned in lurid, obscene terms. In addition, there are strange references to "God" practising deception, referring to some women as his, who "bare sons and daughters". Then "God" is crushed and devoured by Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, and acts like the worst sort of human tyrant by going into uncontrollable rage and committing evil deeds on people (sending famine, evil beasts, etc). Would any sane person want to worship the "God" as described in the OT?

How the evil in the OT has affected those who treat it as "holy"

A year ago the Jews of Israel mercilessly massacred over 500 children in Gaza and devastated the land and infrastructure. Altogether, over 2,200 men, women and children died, and hundreds of thousands are still homeless. Perhaps we should not be surprised. People who believe in a book like the OT are quite capable of committing such atrocities without feeling remorse at their vile actions.
What applies to Jewish believers of the Old Testament also applies to the Christian followers in western governments. Over the past decade, the number of Muslim lives that the US/NATO monster has destroyed in Iraq/Afghanistan/Syria/Libya/Pakistan exceeds 2 millions. Though a majority of population in the West professes to be agnostic or atheist, western culture is heavily influenced by Christian scriptures and traditions. 
Apart from direct assaults by their armed forces, the US/Nato/Israel monolith has spawned a number of terrorist outfits - ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra, Pak Taliban, etc - to wreak mayhem in the aforementioned Muslim countries and create conditions of civil war, which then serve as an excuse to intervene and take control of the countries. If the OT continues to be regarded as sacred or holy then I see little improvement in the wanton killings and destruction by US/NATO/Israel. 

The sleep-walking Muslims

Indeed, this culture of unbridled violence has become so infectious that Muslim states of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, armed to the hilt with weapons supplied by the West, have ganged up to attack Muslim Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world. Then there is the enigma of Turkey, a Muslim country that is also a NATO member, which is being cleverly used by its fellow NATO members to serve their interests by attacking Muslims who do not conform to Turkey's majority sunni sects.
Muslims are being cleverly manipulated to commit suicide through sectarian warfare. Syria, Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan are utterly destroyed. Only Pakistan has been saved from that ignoble fate by the cohesion of its powerful armed forces.
The US/NATO governments, and their servile media, invariably use the term "terrorism" as euphemism for violent acts committed by Muslims, who are then described as "terrorists". No matter how many people are killed by a Jew or a Christian, the terms "terrorism" or "terrorist" are never applied. By means of such disgraceful psychological techniques a majority of people in the West has come to see Islam/Muslims as the arch enemies, much as the communist countries behind the "Iron Curtain" were once.
When will the Muslims wake up from their slumbers and recognise the depth of degradation to which they have sunk?

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