The dark roots of AIPAC, ‘America’s Pro-Israel Lobby’ - The group was formed to spin positive PR after Israeli atrocities (Archive of Washington Post article - 03/06/2018) by OMG_WTF_WOW in conspiracy

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The power wielded by this group over Washington is so strong that when anyone inside the beltway mentions "The Lobby", everyone knows they are referring to AIPAC. No further explanation needed.

Reviewing the history of this organization refutes the lie that "Anti-Zionism = anti-Semitism!".

Zionism is a hard core political movement that was founded in the late 1800's with the singular goal of creating a race-based Jewish political state in Palestine - a goal that was accomplished some 50 years later.

Since the founding of the Jewish State, the primary goal of Zionism has been to prop-up and support the monstrosity they created, with a special focus on gaining influence over foreign political leaders, especially in the West, and Zionists have done so with spectacular success.

Controlling Western politicians, Zionists ensure that that Israel, "their baby" will receive an endless stream of obscenely lopsided financial and military support for their racist enclave, in spite of any war crimes or other atrocities Israel might commit against neighboring countries and the non-Jewish peoples living in Israeli occupied territories. Oftentimes said support is in direct conflict with the interests of the citizens of the contributing countries.

Each year AIPAC annual conference is packed with US politicians hoping to win favor with the Zionists to further their own political aspirations, and this year, the keynote speaker will be Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency:

Benjamin Netanyahu to meet with Donald Trump 2 weeks before Israel’s election

Interesting quote:

The two leaders “will discuss their countries’ shared interests and actions in the Middle East during a working meeting” on the 25th and will have dinner the next day, according to an announcement from the White House Press Office.

In the past, American presidents have been reticent to meet with Israeli leaders close to elections for fear of implicitly influencing the vote. In addition, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is currently visiting Israel.

I find that last paragraph rather disconcerting.

Can someone explain to me why at 13:14 in the NZ shooter video, he shoots his own front windshield 3 times with a shotgun point blank and it does not break? by magnora7 in conspiracy

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I saw this post this morning, and finally watched the whole video.

I knew, of course that windshields are made of laminated glass (two layers of glass with a strong plastic film sandwiched between, to prevent shattering), but watching an re-watching the video, I could not reconcile the fact that, though there was certainly "shock damage" to the windshield, I could not see any holes.

I spent way too much time today trying to figure it out, running and re-running the post-mosque segments, trying to see any actual holes in the windscreen as the perp drove through light and shadow.

Contrast these two sets of images (sorry, the files are huge, need to be cut into segments for better detail visibility).

Screen shots from the NZ mad man's windshield shots:

vs screen shots from US police officers shooting through their windshields at suspects:

At the bottom of the second image, there is a demo of what happens to a car windshield when hit by 00 buckshot (9+ pieces of lead, each of which is nearly as large as a 9mm slugs fired by sidearms typically carried by US LEO's.

The NZ shooter fired at least three shots toward his windshield. It is visibly damaged, cracked, pitted, and perhaps delaminated, but I'll be damned if I can see any HOLES in the windshield that would necessarily be there if he were firing live 12 gauge rounds at point blank.

As to the side window, as you mentioned, it is tempered glass, specifically designed to shatter into blunt, relatively harmless fragments rather than sharp shards.

A simple pebble kicked up by a passing car can totally destroy a tempered glass window. Then again, so could the shock wave of a 12 gauge (or the wad) if fired at point blank range.

Watching the video gave me serious déjà vu feelings, like I had after 9/11/2001 - building 7, etc.

Something doesn't feel right here, and seeing the megacorps scrub the videos fast and furious does not give an added sense of security.