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Star of David and the State Department

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A friend of mine sent me an email today with a video of John Kirby giving a press conference at the US State Department, my friend pointing out that the flag visible just behind Kirby’s left shoulder has an image of a star of David on it.

“Hmm…interesting. I never noticed that before. Do all State Department press conferences take place with the same flag in the background?” I wondered.

We both did some checking on it. I ended up at the State Department’s YouTube channel, and my friend ended up at Wikipedia.

It turns out that all State Department videos entitled “Daily Press Briefing” do indeed show the star of David image. The person giving the briefing may change on any given day, with Kirby being replaced by either Mark Toner or Elizabeth Trudeau, but always they are standing at the same podium with the same two flags in the background–the American flag to their right and the flag with the star of David to the left.

The image on the flag is a representation of the “Great Seal of the United States.” Here is the Great Seal in full:

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There can be also found slight variations on it, such as this official seal of the US State Department, but which also includes the star of David:

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And there is also a “flag of the US State Department,” which appears to be the same flag in the photo with Kirby in it above:

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And incredibly there is also this official seal of the 9/11 Commission:

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You’ll notice that regardless of the variation, the image always has the star of David, and always the star of David appears above, with the American eagle and the America flag below it. How’s that for symbolism? And the backdrop for the star of David is blue–in some cases almost the exact shade of blue as the Israeli flag.

Perhaps also interestingly, the colors on the 9/11 seal are reduced down to blue and white only, with the other colors stripped out–though of course with the star of David still there.

So is all this just a coincidence? Perhaps. Certainly you might come away with that impression after reading Wikipedia’s article on the Great Seal. The cluster of 13 stars, referred to as a “constellation,” is supposed to represent the original 13 colonies, though why the stars are patterned into a star of David is not explained. All Wikipedia has to say on the matter is as follows:

Over its [the eagle’s] head there appears a “glory” with 13 mullets (stars) on a blue field. In the current (and several previous) dies of the great seal, the 13 stars above the eagle are arranged in rows of 1-4-3-4-1, forming a six-pointed star.

The “glory” above the eagle’s head and surrounding the 13 stars is supposed to represent an iconic “saint’s halo.” Ironic, isn’t it? That the symbol for an apartheid state, whose treatment of the Palestinians probably meets the legal definition of genocide, would be enclosed in a halo.

My friend comments as follows:

The intent to deceive is in pretending that the star of David is simply “a constellation of 13 stars” (the 13 colonies)– curious how of all the shapes they could have been represented in they happened to “fall” into this one. Why not this one:

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All of this might cause us to view the following video in an entirely new light:

Why was John Kirby falsely accusing Russia of bombing hospitals? Whose interest would be served if a war were to break out between the US and Russia?

Perhaps this post will cause some Americans to rethink their long-held beliefs that we live in our own independent and free country. Please share it far and wide.

13 thoughts on “Star of David and the State Department

  1. Outrageous! Thanks to you and your “eagle”-eyed friend. (I took a look to see if any of the seals might sport the “U” or “K” or another rabbi-kosher seal of approval…but I guess that’s only for more and more and more consumer goods, part of the retail prices of which are to gild the coffers of the chosen ones.)

    The awful reality of the USrael “entangling alliance” is manifest everywhere, it seems.

    (I like the cross-shaped constellation of stars but, unless my eyes deceive me, there are 14 stars!)

    • Aside from the fawning tone, it’s kind of an interesting article. I suspect some of the same people probably had something to do with incorporating the star into the US seal as well.

  2. A major re-write of history is effected, where the original celebratory phrase ‘Judaea Capta, Roma Victor’ is reversed and thus becomes ‘Roma Capta, Judaea Victor’, as clearly evidenced not only in the Great Seal of the United States, but as well in the ‘coinage of the realm’–the American dollar — which features a Judaic Star of David sitting in superior position atop the eagle (the national symbol of both ancient Rome and Nova Roma, the United States of America) as well as an inverted Menorah placed over the eagle’s breast, one of the sacred items looted by the Romans and taken to Rome following Jerusalem’s destruction in 70 A.D”
    READ MORE: https://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2016/03/20/welcome-to-the-hotel-california-why-donald-trumps-anti-neoconservatism-might-not-be-enough-to-prevent-wwiii/

    • Thanks for the link, Sabba. Mark does a good job with that site, and your own contributions are quite good as well.

  3. This goes back to the Illuminism and Freemasonry of some of the Founding Fathers. What did the Protocols call it? “Dust in the eyes of the goyim.”

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  5. The 6-pointed star, hexagram, has never been exclusive to Judaism, but can be found in ancient Greece and other ancient civilizations.

    We can find it as a Jewish seal of the seventh century in Sidon; as an Arabic good luck sign of the ninth century; used by the Templars; as the “wisdom stone” of the alchemists of the middle ages; as the symbol of the Freemasons; as an adornment of the city hall of Vienna, Austria; as a symbol and ornament on various buildings in Germany , etc ….

    Only in the fifteenth century, under the influence of the mystic Rabbi Isaac Luria, did the Star of David begin to take the place of the Menorah (seven branched candlestick) as a Jewish symbol. The name “Star of David” is first mentioned in the Karaite book entitled “Eshkol Hakofer” of the 12th century, in connection with the names of the angels which are inscribed on the mezuzah.”

    It can be found the world over, and was in use as a Christian motif long before the Jews adopted the hexagram as their official central symbol of Zionism at the First Zionist Congress in 1897.

    The hexagram may be found in some Churches and stained-glass windows. In Christianity it is sometimes called the Star of Creation. A very early example, noted by Nikolaus Pevsner, can be found in Winchester Cathedral, England in one of the canopies of the choir stalls, circa 1308.

    Armenians sometimes depicted the ancient Wheel of Eternity inside a six pointed star. Among many symbols Armenians used for building construction and decorative motifs, who were great mathematicians and geometrists, they used the six pointed star for architectural purposes.

    Early Armenians believed the symbol to hold magical powers and incorporated it in architecture, astronomy and sacred art.

    Attesting to that are the numerous Armenian churches that are constructed in the shape of a six pointed star, the usage of hexagrams to support the dome or simply as sacred decoration protecting the Church like magic charms.The floor plan of a medieval Armenian cathedral is shaped as a six-pointed star.

    In Orthodox Christian churches and iconography, for example in Balkan countries, hexagrams can be found far more often in medieval and modern churches and religious art than in Roman Catholic churches.

    The final design of the Great Seal of the United States as our coat of arms was adopted by Congress in 1782, 150 years before the First Zionist Congress.

    In keeping with classic geometric symbology and traditional heraldry of the day, the only way to geometrically configure 13 stars compactly, symbolizing the 13 colonies, is in a pattern of the two triangles of the hexagram with a star in the middle.

    In heraldry and vexillology, a hexagram is a fairly common charge employed, though it is rarely called by this name. In Germanic regions it is known simply as a “star.” In English and French heraldry, however, the hexagram is known as a “mullet of six points.”

    Designs for the Great Seal were started just a few hours just before the Declaration of Independence by a committee appointed by the Continental Congress. The final design was approved by Congress in 1782.

    And no, it’s not true that the Great Seal is a Masonic design, or that “America was founded by Masons” (most of whom were Christian anyway, as the Lodge(s) of England in fact start out as a distinctly Christian organization based on the mathematics and sacred geometry of the medieval church masons, so many Christian symbols were incorporated into Freemasonry).

    Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, only 13 were Freemasons. Of the 39 men who signed the Constitution, only 13 were Masons. As a matter of fact, the majority of Freemasons were British American Colonial royalists (“Redcoats”) who fought on the side of King George III.

    The Great Seal States grew out of three separate Congressional committees. The first of 1776 was composed of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, with Pierre Du Simitière as artist and consultant.

    Each of the three committee members proposed an allegorical design: that of Franklin, the only known Freemason involved at any stage of the design process, was Moses at the Red Sea with Pharaoh being overwhelmed; Jefferson’s was Israel being led through the wilderness; and Adam’s, the choice of Hercules between the rugged path of virtue and the flowery meadow of Sloth.

    Congress declined the first committee’s suggestions as well as those of its 1780 committee.

    Francis Hopkinson, consultant to the second committee, had several lasting ideas that eventually made it into the seal: white and red stripes within a blue background for the shield, a radiant constellation of thirteen stars, and an olive branch. Hopkinson’s greatest contribution to the current seal came from his layout of a 1778 50-dollar colonial note in which he used an unfinished pyramid in the design.

    The third and last seal committee of 1782 produced a design that finally satisfied Congress. Charles Thomson, Secretary of Congress, and William Barton, artist, heraldic expert and consultant, borrowed from earlier designs and sketched what at length became the Great Seal of the United States.

    The “Remarks and Explanations” of Thomson and Barton are the only explanation of the symbols’ meaning. Despite what others may believe, there’s no reason to doubt the interpretation accepted by the Congress. “The Pyramid signified Strength and Duration: The Eye [of Providence] over it and the Motto [Annuit Coeptis, He (God) has favored our undertakings] allude to the many signal interpositions of providence in favor of the American cause.”

    The Eye of Providence, or All-seeing Eye of God, did not emerge until well into the Christian Era, in Renaissance European iconography, where it was an explicit image of the Christian Trinity. Seventeenth-century depictions of the Eye of Providence sometimes show it surrounded by clouds or sunbursts.

    During the 19th century the symbol began to proliferate amongst the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, ultimately being used among the Juderias in the Pale of Settlement. A significant motivating factor was the desire to imitate the influence of the Christian cross.

    The earliest Jewish usage of the symbol was inherited from medieval Arabic literature by Kabbalists for use in talismanic protective amulets (segulot) where it was known as a Seal of Solomon.

    The symbol was also used in Christian churches as a decorative motif many centuries before its first known use in a Jewish synagogue. The early church-synagogue of Capernaum, Apostle Peter’s home town, for example, has the Shield of David as a repetitive decorative motif, sometimes configured as a lily, the shape of which was probably the same as the . Moreover, the hexagram

    Before the 19th century, official use in Jewish communities was generally known only in the region of today’s Czech Republic, Austria and possibly parts of Southern Germany, having begun in medieval Prague.

    The symbol became representative of the worldwide Zionist community, and later the broader Jewish community, after it was chosen as the central symbol on a flag at the First Zionist Congress in 1897.

  6. Addenda: I didn’t finish a couple of sentences.

    The symbol was also used in Christian churches as a decorative motif many centuries before its first known use in a medieval Jewish synagogue and 11th and 12th century Jewish manuscripts.

    The early church-synagogue of Capernaum, Apostle Peter’s home town, for example, has the Shield of David as a repetitive decorative motif in both a curvy and straight configurations. The star was sometimes configured as a lily, the shape of which was most likely the Shoshan, worn by the Aaronid high priests at the front of their turban and called in the Hebrew Bible ”the pure golden flower”. Inscribed on it were the words “Holy to the Lord’.

    In the Bible, the term ‘Shoshan’ occurs for the first time in connection with the 10th-century Solomonic Temple – on the two free-standing pillars, Jachin and Bo’az (I Kings 7:21-22) and on the two engaged or supporting pillars at the Temple vestibule (I Kings 7:19). The two copper pillars, Jachin and Bo’az, were cast by Hiram, Solomon’s Phoenician craftsman (I Kings 7:13-16), their capitals executed as “Shoshan work”’ (I Kings 7:19, 22).

    Moreover, the hexagram or six-ray stars are found on the mosaic floors of early Byzantine Roman churches, cathedrals, and monasteries in the Holy Land, and elsewhere throughout the empire, on Christian sarcophagi, on early Byzantine Roman imperial coins.

    It was used as a common heraldic motif all over Christian Europe.
    https : // commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:1_six_rays_in_heraldry

    A most famous Church is the Hagia Irene, which is the second in importance after the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. The Star of David appears in the Hagia Irene on the four pendentives of each of the two domes there, which were built under the patronage of Justinian in 532 C.E. at the reconstruction of the Church.

    There are in Constantinople other Byzantine Churches which have the Magen David. Part of them were reconstructed in the Ottoman period as mosques, repainting the star where it appeared or else adding them,

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