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Saving the Iraqi Jews in 1950: The (fake) "race against time" vs Near East Air Transport

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© Photographer unknown/Fair use of uncredited photos found on multiple internet sites
One of Near East Air Transport’s planes at Baghdad’s airport, with Iraqi Jews awaiting space on a flight. The stairs are marked “Transocean Air Lines,” another US charter airline.
Zionists deny that Israel had any part in the ethnic cleansing of Iraq's Jews in 1950 to encourage Jewish immigration to Israel. But a core aspect of their exodus is omitted: the role of the Israeli airline, Near East Air Transport

In 1951, an Iraqi court determined that the main perpetrators of a series of attacks on Baghdad's Jews were Zionists — not, as it was intended to appear, their non-Jewish countrymen. But it was by then too late to stop the goal of the crime: the ethnic cleansing of the city's ancient Jewish community, in order to ship as many of its people as possible to Israel — "as cannon and demographic fodder" for the state, in the words of ex-Hagana member Hanna Braun, who once had the task of receiving them.[1] As a bonus, the false-flag attacks reinforced the core construct upon which Zionism depends: that the world is an irredeemably dangerous place for Jews.

There remains today among the Zionist movement the utmost vested interest in preserving the belief that the ethnic cleansing was the work of Baghdad's non-Jews, or the "Arabs," as Western parlance likes to frame it. If the public knew it was Israel's crime, the ripple effects would cut far beyond the scandal of Iraq; they would force the question of Israel's and Zionism's very claim to exist for the benefit of Jews.

Blue Planet

Siberia's Por-Bazhyn complex built in 775AD was Manichean monastery, new study reveals

© Philipp Chistyakov
A new study by the Russian Geographical Society has revealed that Por-Bazhyn was a Manichean monastery.
Por-Bazhyn, meaning "Clay House" in the Tuvan language is located in the Sengelen mountains of southern Siberia, Russia.

Approximately 30 buildings stood within the interior, centred on a central complex consisting of two pavilions that likely served a ceremonial and religious purpose, with various one or two chamber structures located in each of the smaller enclosure courtyards.

The lack of archaeological material has led to various interpretations as to the function of Por-Bazhyn, including a border fortress, a fortified palace, and an astronomical observatory.

Por-Bazhyn has been known since the 18th century and was first explored in 1891. Radiocarbon dating and dendrochronological studies indicate that Por-Bazhyn was built around AD 777, with previous excavations associating the site with the Uyghurs based on comparisons with the palace complex of Karabalgasun (the capital of the Uyghur Khaganate).

Comment: Was this complex set up in the aftermath of globally disruptive cosmic catastrophes? 536 AD, the year the sky went dark

Also check out SOTT radio's: MindMatters: Zoroastrianism: The Ancient System of Values That Sought to Change The World, And Did


Nation-states as 'business models': Ukraine as another neoliberal privatization exercise

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Blackrock Spectrum • Presidents Zelensky and Biden

Perhaps the leading two veteran critics of US policy in Ukraine, Colonel Douglas MacGregor USA and Major Scott Ritter USMC, have said loud and clear that at least from a military standpoint the Ukrainian armed forces have lost the war against Russia.

There have been numerous voices calling for an end to the conflict, not least because the more than USD 46 billion and counting in military aid alone, has yet to produce any of the results announced as aims of what has finally been admitted is a war against Russia.[i]

If Mr Zelenskyy, the president of the Ukraine's government in Kiev, is to be taken at face value, then the hostilities can only end when: Crimea and the Donbass regions are fully under Kiev's control and Vladimir Putin has been removed from office as president of the Russian Federation. To date no commentator has adequately explained how those war aims are to be attained. This applies especially after the conservatively estimated 400,000 deaths and uncounted casualties in the ranks of Kiev's forces since the beginning of the Special Military Operation in February 2022.

Before considering the political and economic issues it is important to reiterate a few military facts, especially for those armchair soldiers who derive their military acumen from TV and Hollywood films.

As MacGregor and Ritter, both of whom have intimate practical knowledge of warfare, have said: Armies on the ground need supplies, i.e. food, weapons, ammunition, medical care for wounded, etc. These supplies have to be delivered from somewhere.

Comment: An amazing compilation of information and dot connecting you won't find anyplace else.

Blue Planet

Complete neolithic cursus discovered on the Isle of Arran, first full example ever found in Britain

David Bennett
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Land owner David Bennett at the site of Drumadoon cursus: the space was usually built for procession and gathering.
Below the rolling heath on the Isle of Arran's south-west coast, overlooked by harriers and the occasional peregrine, a monument to ancient ceremony is being uncovered.

In August, archaeologists working alongside local volunteers began their excavation at Drumadoon of what is almost certainly the only complete Neolithic cursus monument found in Britain.

These vast rectangular enclosures, which date back to between 4000 and 3000BC, are believed to have been built as spaces for procession, ceremony and gathering, deliberately separate from quotidian settlements or farming land.

Comment: Notably these cursus appear to be situated in the same era as the mysterious Crannog, and Broch, structures: See also:


Shipwreck hunters find fully intact remains of doomed 156-year-old schooner

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This July 2023 photo provided by State Historical Society of Wisconsin shows the schooner Trinidad.
Shipwreck hunters have discovered the well-preserved remains of a schooner that sank in Lake Michigan in 1881, with the crew's possessions still intact.

Brendon Baillod and Robert Jaeck, maritime historians from Wisconsin, found the 156-year-old Trinidad ship back in July at a depth of 270 feet off Algoma, Wisconsin, the Associated Press (AP) reported Friday. The historians used a combination of side-scan sonar and historical accounts from those who survived the shipwreck to narrow down its location.

"The wreck is among the best-preserved shipwrecks in Wisconsin waters with her deck-house still intact, containing the crew's possessions and her anchors and deck gear still present," a statement released after the discovery reads, according to AP.


Archaeologists have uncovered oldest Roman forum in Hispania, at the site of a named unknown city

Ancient Thermal Baths
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Aerial view of La Cabañeta thermal baths.
Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient Roman forum from more than 2,000 years ago at the site of an unknown city in the municipality of El Burgo de Ebro in northeastern Spain.

Excavations by the Institute of Heritage and Humanities of the University of Zaragoza, co-directed by Alberto Mayayo and Borja Díaz, have found the forum — the most important part of a Roman city and where its most prominent political and religious institutions were located — which is considered the oldest ever unearthed in the interior of Spain.

The name of this Roman city on the banks of the Ebro is unknown, though some experts believe it could be Castra Aelia, a second-line Roman camp that became a city with a large forum after the defeat of the Celtiberians in Numancia.

The city, which was first built as a military camp, only existed for a brief period of time because evidence suggests that it was obliterated during a conflict known as the Sertorian Wars in the early first century B.C.


Nose ornament made from human bone found at Maya archaeological site in Palenque

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© Carlos Varela Scherrer
Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have uncovered a nose ring made from human bone during excavations at the Maya city of Palenque.

Palenque, also known as Lakamha in the Itza Language (meaning "Flat-Place-River"), is located near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas.

Excavations of House C, part of a palace complex built by Pakal the Great, has led to the discovery of a ritual deposit containing a nose ring made from human bone. The deposit is likely an offering to commemorate the building's completion between AD 600 and 850 during the Late Classic period.

The nose ring is made with part of a human distal tibia which forms the bony structure of the ankle joint, and has an engraved scene used to personify K'awiil, the Mayan god associated with lightning, serpents, fertility, and maize. The Maya often depicted Kʼawiil holding the promise of "Innumerable Generations" who was part of the Maya rulers ritual inauguration and accession to the throne.

Comment: One might suppose that this find isn't necessarily a grim find, what with ancestor worship and what not, except that there's evidence showing that the Mayan civilisation was rather brutal even before it began to experience other stressors, such as that brought about by an abrupt shift in climate: Also check out SOTT radio's: MindMatters: America Before: Comets, Catastrophes, Mounds and Mythology


New ancient ape from Turkey challenges the story of human origins

Hominine Fossil
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A new face and partial brain case of Anadoluvius turkae, a fossil hominine — the group that includes African apes and humans – from the Çorakyerler fossil site located in Central Anatolia, Türkiye.
A new fossil ape from an 8.7-million-year-old site in Türkiye is challenging long-accepted ideas of human origins and adding weight to the theory that the ancestors of African apes and humans evolved in Europe before migrating to Africa between nine and seven million years ago.

Analysis of a newly identified ape named Anadoluvius turkae recovered from the Çorakyerler fossil locality near Çankırı with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Türkiye, shows Mediterranean fossil apes are diverse and part of the first known radiation of early hominines — the group that includes African apes (chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas), humans and their fossil ancestors.

The findings are described in a new study published in Communications Biology co-authored by an international team of researchers led by Professor David Begun at the University of Toronto and Professor Ayla Sevim Erol at Ankara University.

Our findings further suggest that hominines not only evolved in western and central Europe but spent over five million years evolving there and spreading to the eastern Mediterranean before eventually dispersing into Africa, probably as a consequence of changing environments and diminishing forests," said Begun, professor in the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts & Science. "The members of this radiation to which Anadoluvius belongs are currently only identified in Europe and Anatolia."

The conclusion is based on analysis of a significantly well-preserved partial cranium uncovered at the site in 2015, which includes most of the facial structure and the front part of the brain case.


2,000-year-old wooden bridge that once linked England and Wales discovered

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An ancient bridge – believed to have been built by the Romans 2,000 years ago – was found preserved in mud in the River Wye near Chepstow
Known as the gateway to Wales, Chepstow is a border town steeped in history.

It boasts a 12th-century Norman castle overlooking the River Wye but was seen as a strategic stronghold long before those battle lines were drawn.

That's because archaeologists have previously uncovered evidence of prehistoric, Roman and Anglo-Saxon fortifications — and now something else.

It turns out the town was once home to an ancient bridge that linked England and Wales before the two countries came to be.

This wooden structure - believed to have been built by the Romans 2,000 years ago - was found preserved in mud following a race against time to uncover it during an 'extreme low tide event'.


Palaeogeneticists analyse a 3,800-year-old extended family

32 individuals from a burial site in the southern Ural region show close kinship relations / Only women came from other areas.
Ancient Skeleton
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A skeleton from the Nepluyevsky site.
The diversity of family systems in prehistoric societies has always fascinated scientists. A groundbreaking study by Mainz anthropologists and an international team of archaeologists now provides new insights into the origins and genetic structure of prehistoric family communities.

Researchers Dr. Jens Blöcher and Professor Joachim Burger of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have analyzed the genomes of skeletons from an extended family from a Bronze Age necropolis in the Russian steppe. The 3,800-year-old Nepluyevsky burial mound was excavated several years ago and is located on the geographical border between Europe and Asia. Using statistical genomics, the family and marriage relationships of this society have now been deciphered. The study was carried out in cooperation with archaeologists from Ekaterinburg and Frankfurt am Main and was partly financially supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Russian Science Foundation (RSCF).

The burial mound or so-called kurgan investigated was the grave of six brothers, their wives, children, and grandchildren. The presumably oldest brother had eight children with two wives, one of whom came from the Asian steppe regions in the east. The other brothers showed no signs of polygamy and probably lived monogamously with far fewer children.