The Israeli Lobby is one of the richest and well connected in the United States. International Relations experts John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt wrote the following in a March 2006 position paper entitled The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy:
“This situation has no equal in American political history. Why has the United States been willing to set aside its own security in order to advance the interests of another state? One might assume that the bond between the two countries is based on shared strategic interests or compelling moral imperatives. As we show below, however, neither of those explanations can account for the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the United States provides to Israel.
Instead, the overall thrust of U.S. policy in the region is due almost entirely to U.S. domestic politics, and especially to the activities of the “Israel Lobby.” Other special interest groups have managed to skew U.S. foreign policy in directions they favored, but no lobby has managed to divert U.S. foreign policy as far from what the American national interest would otherwise suggest, while simultaneously convincing Americans that U.S. and Israeli interests are essentially identical.”
Benefits given solely to Israel include, as of 2006,:
- -$3 billion of foreign aid annually (20% of the entire foreign aid budget of the US
- -Access to military technology weapons, including F-16 fighter jets
- -$140 billion in aid in 2003
- The US vetoed 32 actions in the UN that sought to condemn Israel between 1982 and 2006
- Limited sanctions for spying on the United States
- Refusal to sanction Israel for treating over 1.3 million Arabs as second-class citizens
The short clip below shows how the United States intelligence community was aware that Israeli agents were conducting intelligence operations in the United States before the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. Israeli intelligence had prior knowledge of an impending terrorist attack against the United States but the Mossad did not provide all information gathered to the United States.
Israeli telecommunication companies had the ability to access information such as American wire taps. FBI Director Robert Mueller (yes, the Russia-gate Mueller), mentioned around minute 12, ignored reports by US intelligence agencies about the risks of backdoor infiltration to telecommunication data held by Israeli companies and the risks posed to American interests.
Zionism is Nationalism
In “The Iron Wall,” by Vladimir Ze’ev Jabotisnky, written in 1923, the author states that Arabs are wrong for resisting Zionist colonization:
“There is no justification for such a belief. It may be that some individual Arabs take bribes. But that does not mean that the Arab people of Palestine as a whole will sell that fervent patriotism that they guard so jealously, and which even the Papuans will never sell. Every native population in the world resists colonists as long as it has the slightest hope of being able to rid itself of the danger of being colonised.
That is what the Arabs in Palestine are doing, and what they will persist in doing as long as there remains a solitary spark of hope that they will be able to prevent the transformation of “Palestine” into the “Land of Israel.”
The author also discussed lifelong oaths to nationalist goals and states that peaceful means simply don’t always work:
“First of all, I consider it utterly impossible to eject the Arabs from Palestine. There will always be two nations in Palestine – which is good enough for me, provided the Jews become the majority. And secondly, I belong to the group that once drew up the Helsingfors Programme , the programme of national rights for all nationalities living in the same State. In drawing up that programme, we had in mind not only the Jews, but all nations everywhere, and its basis is equality of rights.
I am prepared to take an oath binding ourselves and our descendants that we shall never do anything contrary to the principle of equal rights, and that we shall never try to eject anyone. This seems to me a fairly peaceful credo.
But it is quite another question whether it is always possible to realise a peaceful aim by peaceful means. For the answer to this question does not depend on our attitude to the Arabs, but entirely on the attitude of the Arabs to us and to Zionism.”
The justification of force to colonize a free people is reminiscent of Italian Fascism and Nazi-era nationalistic imperialism. One of Hitler’s justifications for invading countries (like Austria) was that they were part of the German Reich.
Zionists believe they alone have the sole right to inhabit the land in Palestine and install a Jewish majority:
“There can be no voluntary agreement between ourselves and the Palestine Arabs. Not now, nor in the prospective future. I say this with such conviction, not because I want to hurt the moderate Zionists. I do not believe that they will be hurt. Except for those who were born blind, they realised long ago that it is utterly impossible to obtain the voluntary consent of the Palestine Arabs for converting “Palestine” from an Arab country into a country with a Jewish majority.”
Notice how the author negatively refers to “patriotism,” amongst Arabs who refused to give or sell their land to Zionists. Zionism is racist in its Anti-Arab views.
Zionists compare the resistance of Arabs to surrender Palestine to the Aztecs and Native Americans fighting against colonialization:
“ur Peace-mongers are trying to persuade us that the Arabs are either fools, whom we can deceive by masking our real aims, or that they are corrupt and can be bribed to abandon to us their claim to priority in Palestine , in return for cultural and economic advantages. I repudiate this conception of the Palestinian Arabs. Culturally they are five hundred years behind us, they have neither our endurance nor our determination; but they are just as good psychologists as we are, and their minds have been sharpened like ours by centuries of fine-spun logomachy. We may tell them whatever we like about the innocence of our aims, watering them down and sweetening them with honeyed words to make them palatable, but they know what we want, as well as we know what they do not want. They feel at least the same instinctive jealous love of Palestine, as the old Aztecs felt for ancient Mexico, and the Sioux for their rolling Prairies.”
Zionist literature also attacks “Western Jews,” who have assimilated in to “Gentile” society and found priorities other than funding a Palestine settlement for the Zionist nationalist state. Zionists formed agreements with Nazis, as Zionists agreed with Jews leaving Europe and other Gentile land for Palestine.
“Though American Zionists could justly claim credit for the successful establishment of Israel in 1948, this triumph was not without cost. Their insistence on including a demand for Jewish statehood in any proposal to aid European Jewry politicized the rescue issue and made it impossible to appeal for American aid on purely humanitarian grounds.
The American Zionist response to Nazism also shaped he political turmoil in the Middle East which followed Israel’s creation. Concerned primarily with providing a home for Jewish refugees and fearing British betrayal, Zionists could not understand Arab protests in defense of their own national interests. Instead they responded to the Arab revolt with armed force and sought to insure their own claim to Palestine, Zionists came to link he Arabs with the Nazi and British forces that were opposed to the establishment of a Jewish state. In the thinking of American Zionists, the Arabs were steadily transformed from a people with whom an accommodation would have to be made into a mortal enemy to be defeated.”
The Haavara Agreement, which was signed by German Zionists and the Nazis, demonstrates how Zionist interests are not always aligned with Jewish interests:
“The Trust and Transfer Office Haavara Ltd., was established in Tel Aviv, following an agreement with the German government in August 1933, to facilitate the emigration of Jews to Palestine by allowing the transfer of their capital in the form of German export goods. The Haavara Agreement is an instance where the question of Jewish rights, Zionist needs and individual rescue were in deep tension. Jewish organizations outside of Germany had declared a boycott against German goods and hoped to delegitimate the Nazi regime. The Zionists saw this agreement as a way of attracting Jews to Palestine and thus rescuing them from the Nazi universe even if that meant cooperation with Hitler. For a time the Nazi program of making Germany Judenrein and the Zionist policy of seeking olim coincided.”
Zionism is placed before the individual interests of the Jewish people, which could explain the protests by Orthodox Jews opposing Zionism and the inaccurate belief that all Jews are Zionists.
Joe Biden has stated that he is a Zionist, specifically stating “I am a Zionist. You don’t have to be a Jew to be a Zionist.” Zionism is a “Jewish nationalist movement that has had as its goal the creation and support of a Jewish national state in Palestine.”
Zionism, “Anti-Fascism,” and Soviet Propaganda
“A group of Jewish public figures and intellectuals in the Soviet Union organized during World War II on the initiative of the Soviet government to mobilize world Jewish support for the Soviet war effort against Nazi Germany. When the Germans invaded the Soviet Union, the Soviet government felt the need to organize a Jewish body among the many organizations set up to arouse world opinion to aid embattled Russia. On Aug. 24, 1941, a meeting of “representatives of the Jewish people” was held in Moscow and it was addressed by Solomon Mikhoels , Ilya Ehrenburg , David Bergelson , and others, who called on “our Jewish brethren throughout the world” to come to the aid of the Soviet Union. This appeal made a great impression on Jews in countries free of the Nazi yoke. In the U.S. the Jewish Council for Russian War Relief was established, headed by Albert Einstein ; in Palestine, a reply to the call from Moscow was broadcast in Hebrew on Sept. 28, 1941, on behalf of the yishuv. A public committee to aid the Soviet Union’s fight against fascism, which was later known as “League V,” was also established….
From the first, the Anti-Fascist Committee had been established as a Soviet propaganda tool operating under the guidance and supervision of the government. But after the war, when Jewish refugees began returning from the eastern regions of the U.S.S.R. to their former residences in the Ukraine and Belorussia and faced difficulties in regaining possession of their homes and getting their jobs back, they turned to the Committee for help. The Committee, and especially Mikhoels, frequently interceded with the authorities on their behalf. It seems that the Committee also sent a memorandum to Stalin demanding that the renewed symptoms of antisemitism be stamped out and that an area be set aside for the settlement of Jewish refugees in the Crimea. These activities, in which the Committee overstepped the limits of its official assignment, were the official cause of its dissolution and the execution of its chairman on January 12, 1948, in a staged car accident in Minsk. The Committee was dissolved on November 20, 1948 and the Jewish publishing house Der Emes was closed. In 1952, at a secret trial, its leading members were accused of being Western (American) spies and, as Jewish nationalists and Zionists, traitors, and of conspiring to separate the Crimea from the Soviet Union and to convert it into a Jewish bourgeois republic that would serve as a military base for the enemies of the U.S.S.R.”
Zionist anti-fascist groups spread to several countries. Poale Zion, a Marxist-Zionist group, formed in 1906. Their platform was nationalist and Marxist. The group also supported the Bolshevik revolution and joined the Red Army. Poale Zion also worked with the Anti-Fascist Bloc.
In “The Red Network,” material that was presented during testimony to the United States Congress, lists The Anti-Fascist League of North America as a Communist Organization:
The League Against Fascism and is also listed as a Communist organization:
Additional ties between Communist groups in the 1920s-1940s in the United States included anti-fascist and communist allies:
The Garland Fund, which financed Nuovo Mondo National Committee, was connected to Robert Baldwin, the founder of the ACLU. Baldwin was the trustee for the Garland Fund.
Baldwin once stated (exert from 1996 New York Times article):
‘‘I mean, I began to think that I shouldn’t defend people on the right, that the only defense that mattered was on the left. I got over that. It didn’t take long. But there was a short period in my life when I was considerably influenced by Marxist thought – that the real center in society was the organized underdog in the trade unions. Which, of course, is true, but it’s not the whole truth.
”And these people can become just as great tyrants as the other side. That’s what I didn’t see – that helping them get freedom didn’t help the cause of freedom.”
Baldwin was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World group, which is a Marxist group set to fight capitalism. “The I.W.W. was ‘a union based on the principles of Marxist conflict and the indigenous American philosophy of industrial unionism’.”
According to Eugene Debbs, socialist who attended the 1905 that led to the creation of I.W.W., ‘The Industrial Workers is organized not to conciliate but to fight the capitalist class. The capitalists own the tools they do not use, and the workers use the tools they do not own.’”
“From the outset, the I.W.W. membership was divided into two camps: socialism and anarchism. The socialists, like Eugene Debs, urged the I.W.W. to get involved in elections and politics, supporting change by working within the system. The anarchists, however, viewed political participation as acquiescence to capitalism, and urged the I.W.W. to advance its cause via “direct action” — workers’ strikes, demonstrations and sabotage….
The term had been used to describe a range of tactics: striking, slowing down work, or even property destruction. Historians still debate what the I.W.W. meant by “sabotage.” Some believe that the I.W.W. advocated violence and assassination in their push for “direct action,” while others believe the I.W.W.’s concept of sabotage was more innocent. In a famed sticker designed by Ralph Chapin, the image of a wooden shoe (sabot in Dutch, the root word for “sabotage”) and an I.W.W. sun appear over a quote from William Haywood: “Sabotage means to push back, pull out or break off the fangs of Capitalism.” Predictably, the I.W.W.’s sabotage resulted in supression. By 1917 some twenty states had adopted laws which criminalized acts of sabotage or violence with a political end….
By 1919, I.W.W. membership had plummeted from 100,000 to 30,000. Internal discord over relations with the growing American Communist movement divided the membership. That same year, at a mass trial in Chicago, 101 I.W.W. leaders were sentenced to federal prison terms for conspiring to obstruct the war effort. As a result of the convictions and desertions, the I.W.W. was both physically and psychologically destroyed.
In later decades, the I.W.W. continued to press the rights of workers, free speech and civil rights. Today, the I.W.W. retains a vigorous press and is a magnet for writers, playwrights, oral historians and filmmakers fascinated by the legacy of this vibrant, militant, fist-shaking union.”
Baldwin was strongly influenced by Emma Goldman, a prominent Marxist, after attending a lecture series she hosted in 1909. He was also a Soviet apologist, as he attempted to argue the U.S.SR provided more freedoms post-Bolshevik revolution despite admitting the working class was under a Communist dictatorship. Baldwin worked as a union spy at the 1919 Pittsburgh strike after joining the I.W.W. that same year. Baldwin also assisted in the Sacco-Vanzetti case while the Garland Fund supporting the press, whose job was to influence public opinion about the events. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter attended the early A.C.L.U. national committees. The A.C.L.U. is also alleged to have been heavily influenced by Communists in the Red Network. The A.C.L.U. helped arrange for Communist Chinese and Anti-Fascists to avoid prison time and relocate to the U.S.S.R., as well as supported threats of assassination as free speech.
Supreme Court Justice Frederick Frankfurter also attended Baldwin’s funeral.
The rhetoric used by the I.W.W. and Anti-Fascism groups is eerily similar.
The I.W.W. is still around and supporting Marxist ideology:
“A crown jewel of New Left historiography, this overview of U.S. Marxism was hailed on its first publication for its nuanced storytelling, balance and incredible sweep.
Brimming over with archival finds and buoyed by the recollections of witnesses and participants in the radical movements of decades past, Marxism in the United States includes fascinating accounts of the immigrant socialism of the nineteenth century, the formation of the CPUSA in the wake of the Bolshevik Revolution, the rise of American communism and of the hugely influential Popular Front in the 1920s and ’30s, the crisis and split of the ’50s, and the revival of Marxism in the ’60s and ’70s.
This revised and updated edition also takes into account the last quartercentury of life in the U.S., bringing the story of American Marxism up to the present and providing an unparalleled guide to 150 years of American left history.”
The Bolshevik Revolution holds the Guinness Record for deadliest civil war, with a death count as high as 8 million civilians. The death toll from communism/socialism in the U.S.S.R. is estimated to be 61 million people. The fact the A.C.L.U. backed Marxism, which led to the establishment of the U.S.S.R., makes the A.C.L.U. an ally of genocide and totalitarianism.
The Central Intelligence Agency confirmed Antifa members were taking courses and allies of the Communist Party in Austria in 1950:
In 1952, the CIA stated The Central Antifa School of Camp No. 2040 in Ogre was closed in December 1952. The KPD, a Soviet Communist Party, trained students from Eastern Germany at the camp:
The League of Anti-Fascist Freedom Fighters in Austria revised organization statutes to allow Nazis to join their group:
Ironic that a group fighting fascists would welcome Nazis to its ranks. The group also discussed making the Anti-Fascist wing a subordinate echelon of the Communist party, as 80% of Anti-Fascist members were Communist.
In 1951, a member of the Chinese Communist Party, Sanan Wanapruek, was assigned the task of promoting a group in Thailand designated as anti-Fascist.
Zionist-Marxist formed the 43 Group in 1946 in London, England following WWII by Jewish veterans. Vidal Sasson joined the 43 Group and “in 1948, Sassoon travelled illegally to British Mandate Palestine with friend and fellow “43 Group” member, Jules Konopinski. Angered by the fact that the British government was turning away ships with Holocaust survivors, Sassoon and Konopinsky left England with one-way tickets “to do our duty.” As Sassoon later said, “We were two physical young men, and we were itching to make sure Israel gained its independence.”
Sasson was a staunch anti-defamation activist throughout his life.
The summary provided by Marl Cohen sounds reminiscent of the current ideology of the American Anti-Fascist movement (Antifa):
“ Daniel Sonabend takes a deep dive into the little-known history of a group of Jewish antifascist fighters that coalesced in Britain right after World War II in response to an enduring domestic fascist movement. The organization was dubbed the 43 Group, and its members—many of them ex-servicemen who had witnessed the horrors of fascism abroad—were dissatisfied with the passivity that the British government and Jewish establishment groups displayed in handling fascism at home. The 43 Group took a more confrontational approach. They clashed physically and publicly with fascist groups in London, often preventing fascists from holding public meetings, and trying to shut down or take over their attempts to speak in public fora.
Drawing from interviews with living 43 Group members, newspaper records, and other archival materials, Sonabend describes the group’s origins in 1946 London and the organizational structure its leaders developed, which consisted of several hyperlocal chapters and an undercover intelligence operation. Much of the book consists of retellings of the adrenaline-fueled battles on the streets; Sonabend delights in these madcap tales of the 43 Group’s violent confrontations with their fascist opponents and the ways the members managed to elude the (sometimes-fascist-sympathizing) police. Sonabend interweaves these exploits with compelling character sketches of some of the group’s members. For context, he also provides a comprehensive account of the political world in which the 43 Group organized, one where British fascists managed to capitalize on local antisemitic sensibilities even after the British public learned to see fascism as the enemy during the war.“
Notice how the author and interviewer transition the discussion of anti-fascism to white supremacy. The author describes how British banking policies that would disadvantage New York bankers (who include banking families like the Morgans, not solely Jews) and immediately claims such a policy is, on its face, anti-Jewish. Then the author describes how individuals who advocate for private property rights and criticize Communism are somehow anti-semetic.
However, the Zionist antifascist movement was built on Communist principles. Zionists support imperialism and believed for well over a century that there can be no peaceful means to acquire Palestine without force.
All Zionists are not Jews, nor are all Jews Zionist. Yet the author fails to see the irony in his comments equating isolationist banking policies and private property rights to anti-semetic or Fascist. Fist, private property rights and rejecting international financers are based on natural rights and classical liberalism (modern-day American conservatism). Fascism is the opposite of classical liberalism. In fact, Fascism reject natural rights altogether, including private property ownership.
The author therefore is claiming literal anti-fascism is actual anti-semetic Fascism.
The author ends the interview with the following:
“But the main point I’m making in the afterword is this: Though I don’t want to advocate violence, I’ve done a history on this to learn the lessons of the past from these Jewish ex-servicemen who saw the destruction of Nazism, and then saw fascism return to the streets at home. They realized that a bit of violence now—forcing the fascists to back off and crawl back into their holes—is so much more preferable to living under fascism that it’s a no-brainer.
Violence in moderation is a moral imperative. If your position is, “Oh no, I will never commit an act of violence,” but the people you’re fighting against have absolutely no compunction using violence against your community, then your moralistic stance will just allow them to steamroll you. What the position of the 43 Group says is: “We care about our families, we care about our communities, and that means we will risk prison, we will risk injury. Because the people we’re dealing with only understand violence, and we have to show them that they will not beat us.”
The Anti-Fascist Handbook, which seeks to explain the current Antifa movement/ideology in the United States, sounds eerily similar to the Marxist Zionist Anti-Fascist movement:
“Thus, anti-fascism is an illiberal politics of social revolutionism applied to fighting the Far Right, not only literal fascists. As we will see, anti-fascists have accomplished this goal in a wide variety of ways, from singing over fascist speeches, to occupying the sites of fascist meetings before they could set up, to sowing discord in their groups via infiltration, to breaking any veil of anonymity, to physically disrupting their newspaper sales, emonstrations, and other activities. Militant anti-fascists disagree with the pursuit of state bans against “extremist” politics because of their evolutionary, anti-state politics and because such bans are more often used against the Left than the Right…Some antifa groups are more Marxist while others are more anarchist or antiauthoritarian.”
Although the author fails to discuss the German KPD being a Soviet backed antifascist group (Antifaschistische Aktion) that helped destroy the German Social Democrat Party, which in turn cleared the path for Hitler’s takeover of Germany, he describes how members believed waging a war of terror was the best method to defeat fascism (while failing to distinguish the difference between Nazism and Fascism).
“Over the past decades, antifa have self-consciously adopted
interwar anti-fascist symbols like the two flags of the Antifaschistische Aktion, the three arrows of the Iron Front, and
the raised-fist salute”
“They supported physical resistance to the Nazis, but advocated “proletarian mass-terror” rather than “individual actions against individual fascists,” which was implied by the popular new slogan “Hit the fascists wherever you meet them!”Opposition by KDP leadership to the sentiment of this slogan significantly alienated the KPD’s paramilitary formations
who lived the daily reality of countering storm trooper attacks.
Opposition also frequently broke along generational lines, with anxious youth ready to beat anything in a brown shirt while their older leaders urged restraint. One desperate communist argued, “In my opinion, mass-terror is a sheer impossibility . . . Fascism can only be held down by [individual] terror now, and if that fails, in the long run everything will be lost.”
The Conclusion to the Anti-Fascist Handbook is entitled “Good Night White Pride (or Whiteness Is Indefensible),” which is added to emphasize the irony of Antifascism being a weapon against oppression, racism, and hate. The last sentence in the book reads:
“On its own, militant anti-fascism is necessary but not sufficient to build a new world in the shell of the old.”
The connections between modern anti-fascism (Mark Bray is of Jewish heritage) and Zionist Marxism are undeniable. The tactics to wage war on the streets against ideologies that oppose strong centralized government, natural rights, globalism, and free speech is exactly what fascism is. Anti-fascism has historically been backed by Soviet Marxists and the USSR, which would explain why factions of Antifa are Marxist while others are anarchist. Global communism is an ideology that believes a unified communist/socialist world is necessary for communism/socialism to work. Anarchy would be on the far-right of the American political spectrum because it wants the least amount of government and regulation as possible.
The irony of the “anti-fascist” movement is that it is truly a fascist ideology. And, ironically, fascist tactics may be the only true way to defeat it.
Antifa supporters have forged connections with terrorist groups in the Middle-East, specifically groups fighting against ISIS in Syria. American Antifa supporters have traveled to Syria to train and fight with YPG, a group with ties to PKK, a recognized terrorist organization.
The Department of Homeland Security released a report entitled The Syrian Conflict and its Nexus to the U.S.-based Antifascist Movement, which stated the following:
“In June 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) National Targeting Center (NTC) Counter Network Division (CND) compiled CBP encounter data on individuals who returned from Syria and fought with the Yekîneyên Parastina Gel (YPG, translation: PEOPLE’S PROTECTION UNITS), and had some with reported ties to a U.S.-based ANTIFA (Anti-fascist) movement. CBP concerns about and interest in these individuals stem from the types of skills and motivations that may have developed during their time overseas in foreign conflicts.“
In more recent events individuals affiliated with ANTIFA have been
identified traveling to Syria to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS) aligning themselves with the Yekineyén Parastina Gel (YPG), translation People’s Protection Units.’ Additionally, in late-May 2020
participated in widespread domestic unrest in the United States, provoking riots, looting, arson, and violent attacks against law enforcement and right wing protesters.
“U.S. citizen (USC) Brace BELDEN was encountered on 08 April 2017, arriving in San Francisco, California from Frankfurt, Germany. BELDEN was returning from a six month tour of volunteering to fight with the YPG under the umbrella of the Syrian Democrat Forces (SDF) fighting ISIS in Syria as part of the ongoing Raqqa offensive starting in November 2016 to retake Raqqa from ISIS. BELDEN stated he recently learned that an open source article had been written about him and his “Anarchist” fighters.
“Christopher Joseph HELALI (USC) is a Kurdish activist who has worked for the past few years with the Kurdish liberation movement. HELALI spent 2016 in Greece, working with Kurdish refugees from Syria, historic Lavrio camp outside of Athens. In January of Iraq, Turkey and Iran in anarchist venues as well as in the 2017, HELALI traveled to Southern Kurdistan (KRG) in Norther Iraq where he spent time with the guerrillas of the PKK in the mountains and then crossed over into Rojava (Western Kurdistan) now known as the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria). HELALI was a member of the YPG for 9 months and returned from the region in September of 2017 confirmed through CBP holdings. Through a separate CBP encounter along the Derby Line, Vermont on 07 June 2019, HELALI had numerous pictures of and physical items related to ANTIFA, anarchist materials, and communist propaganda. Upon reviewing HELALI’s media, multiple conversations were found where he admitted to being an anarchist, anti-imperialist, and socialist and was attempting to meet with fellow socialists and anarchists in multiple countries, including Cuba and Venezuela.“
“Once HARNICHAR arrived in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq and crossed into Syria, he was taken to a training camp in Derik, Syria by an unidentified “overseer,” the camp was used by the YPG to train “western fighters” in various tactics, such as group movement and room clearing.
HARNICHAR admitted joining a group while in al-Shaddadi, Syria called the
“International Tabur” aka Antifascist International Tabur aka Antifaschistishe (Antifa) Aktion but claimed no affiliation to Antifa in the United States.Open source reporting indicates HARNICHAR was spotted wearing ANTIFA patches during his time in Syria which was confirmed during a secondary exam of his media.”
Within the YPG,a group called International Tabur was in al-Shaddadi, Syria. International Tabur was originally called Antifascist International Taburbut had no affiliation to the ANTIFA movementin the United
States. The group changed its name to International Tabur to distance itself from the ANTIFA association. International Tabur is likely The International Freedom Battalion, aka Tabura Azadi Ya Internasyonal, an armed group consisting of leftist foreign fighters fighting for the YPG in the Syrian Civil War. The International Freedom Battalion (IFB) fights for the YPG against ISIS. The IFB is an armed group consisting of leftist foreign fighters fighting for the YPG in the Syrian civil war support of the Rojava Revolution and against ISIS. Open source research shows that many individuals associated with the IFB have connections to Marxist, socialist, communist, and anti-fascist ideology.
Michael John HICKEY (USC) fought with the YPG in 2015 and 2016 but decided to leave the group and join the Peshmerga. HICKEY left the group due to an escalation in the group’s “socialist and Marxist behavior” and the influx of “ANTIFA leftists” joining the YPG, according to his CBP encounter.”
Since September 11th, 2001, hundreds of Americans have been arrested for joining or providing support for various terrorist groups in the Middle-East, including ISIS and al-Qaeda.
Israel’s IDF has admitted to providing material support to at least 12 rebel groups in Syria. Israel’s support of rebel Syrian groups is based on Israel’s self-interest in containing Iran.
Specifically, Israel has provided support to PKK and YPG. Foreign Policy reported the following:
srael secretly armed and funded at least 12 rebel groups in southern Syria that helped prevent Iran-backed fighters and militants of the Islamic State from taking up positions near the Israeli border in recent years, according to more than two dozen commanders and rank-and-file members of these groups.
The military transfers, which ended in July of this year, included assault rifles, machine guns, mortar launchers and transport vehicles. Israeli security agencies delivered the weapons through three gates connecting the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to Syria—the same crossings Israel used to deliver humanitarian aid to residents of southern Syria suffering from years of civil war.
Israel also provided salaries to rebel fighters, paying each one about $75 a month, and supplied additional money the groups used to buy arms on the Syrian black market, according to the rebels and local journalists.
The payments, along with the service Israel was getting in return, created an expectation among the rebels that Israel would intercede if troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad tried to advance on southern Syria.
When regime forces backed by Russian air power did precisely that this past summer, Israel did not intervene, leaving the rebel groups feeling betrayed.
“This is a lesson we will not forget about Israel. It does not care about … the people. It does not care about humanity. All it cares about it its own interests,” said Y., a fighter from one of the groups, Forsan al-Jolan.”
The connections between antifascism, Zionism, and Israel connect go beyond Syria. Daniel Baker was arrested in Florida after planning a terrorist attack against Trump supporters. Baker was a member of PKK and YPG.
The Senate Finance Committee released a report on December 22, 2020 which stated found that the “non-profit humanitarian agency World Vision United States improperly transacted with the Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA) in 2014 with approval from the Obama administration, sending government funds to an organization that had been sanctioned over its ties to terrorism, according to a new report…The probe found that World Vision was not aware that ISRA had been sanctioned by the U.S. since 2004 after funneling roughly $5 million to Maktab al-Khidamat, the predecessor to Al-Qaeda controlled by Osama Bid Laden.”
The Israel Lobby
The largest beneficiary of Pro-Israeli PAC donations was none other than Joseph Robin Biden. Pro-Israel PACs have donated more than $62 million to American politicians between 2010 and 2018. J Street accounted for over $11 million of PAC donations. Joe Biden was their largest donation in 2020. American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobbyist group supported the adoption H.R.1441 – Stop Corrupt Iranian Oligarchs and Entities Act. The group also supported a bill that would honor former Zionist Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin: