We here in the West are swimming in a sea of lies, in countries that are falling apart and led by politicians who stage the crudest displays of chicanery and hypocrisy…and who seemingly have no qualms about doing so.
How refreshing it is when occasionally high-ranking individuals have the courage to stand up and speak the truth! How ironic when they turn out to be our bitterest enemies! Yet this is the state in which we presently find ourselves–we are literally depending upon our putative “enemies” for morsels of truth while our own leaders spew lies and act like trained seals.
Whenever the mainstream media set out to get a war started with this or that country, they will publish an endless series of articles purporting to show how evil the country’s leader is. This is a process called “demonization.” Two of the most heavily demonized countries just now are Syria and North Korea. Interestingly, just within the past few days high-ranking officials from both countries have uttered some extremely weighty and penetrating truths
Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations is Dr. Bashar Al-Jaafari. At a UN session on Friday, Jaafari made a comment about Zionism that deserves to be quoted widely, for his words have a profound, almost poetic ring of truth to them. Jaafari described Zionism as “a weapon of mass destruction.” The full quote reads:
“Zionism is a weapon of mass destruction, a chemical, nuclear and biological weapon as it is a violent extremist ideology spreading violence in the region.”
Jaafari made the comments at a meeting of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee, a UN panel that deals with the occupation of lands which are classified as “non-self-governing territories.” Friday’s session was devoted in part to a discussion of Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights. In his remarks before the body, Jaafari also said, “At this point everyone knows that Israel is cooperating with what is left of ISIS and the Al-Nusra front.”
The committee voted overwhelmingly in favor of a draft resolution on Israel’s occupation of the Syrian Golan. The resolution asserts that that occupation is, “unacceptable and violates the principles of international law.”
A full report on the committee’s action can be found at SANA, the Syrian Arab News Agency, or you can also go here, to the UN website, and watch a video of it. The Syrian delegate’s comments begin at just over one hour and twenty minutes into the video. You’ll notice that the UN interpreter gives a slightly different translation on the precise wording of Jaafari’s remark on Zionism, but that the words “Zionism is a weapon of mass destruction” are still included verbatim:
“Zionism is a weapon of mass destruction. It is a biological, chemical weapon. Zionism has propagated mass destruction in this region.”
If you have the time and inclination, you might want actually to watch the entire video. In addition to the resolution on the Golan Heights, the committee also took up the issue of “Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories,” and on this subject some equally interesting remarks were made by various delegates. One of these is the delegate from Palestine, a young woman who speaks flawless English and whose presentation is rather impressive. Delegates from the US and Israel were also present, and both give comments during the video, but the overriding sentiment in the room is against them.
A couple of days ago, I posted an article about Trump’s speech delivered before the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. I called it “one of the most insane, warmongering speeches I’ve heard/read from any US official,” and observed of the speech that it “ranks right up there with John McCain’s ‘bomb-bomb-bomb Iran’ remarks of several years ago.”
Interestingly, we now have a response to that very same speech from North Korea itself. The response comes from an unnamed official with the DPRK’s foreign ministry whose remarks were reported yesterday by Sputnik and who described Trump as a “destroyer of world peace.”
The writer of the Sputnik article states that “North Korea has launched a stinging attack on US President Donald Trump following his visit to South Korea,” and then proceeds to quote the exact words of the North Korean official:
“Trump, during his visit, laid bare his true nature as destroyer of world peace and stability and begged for a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula.”
Thus said the unnamed official from one of the most heavily demonized countries on earth.
So we have Zionism as “a weapon of mass destruction” and the president of the United States as “a destroyer of world peace.” As I say, both comments have a ring of truth about them, and it is with sadness that I make that observation. And the sad truth is: we get more words of truth from our supposed “enemies” than we get from our own leaders or their media.
In discussions about truth-tellers and liars, the famous words “you will know the truth and the truth will set you free”–perhaps come invariably to mind. The words are from the Gospel of John, chapter 8, and are spoken by Jesus:
So He said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
It seems that our “enemies” in Syria and North Korea are trying to set us free with the truth, while our own leaders are enslaving us in lies. It is a very bizarre state of affairs, but this is the world in which we presently find ourselves.
The word “destroyer” brings to mind one other biblical passage as well, this from the Book of Revelation:
They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon.
The Hebrew word “Abaddon” and the Greek word “Apollyon” both mean “destroyer.” Ironically the passage is verse 11 from Revelation’s 9th chapter. Or in other words, 9/11. Perhaps there’s something to numerology. The writer of the Book of Revelation certainly seemed to think so. Or on the other hand, maybe it’s just a coincidence.
One thing is certain, however. If you are swimming in a sea of lies, you are in dire need of a life jacket. And this is what spirituality, faith in God, and the teachings of Jesus give us: a life jacket.