Thursday, 9 July 2015

Richard Kemp - The Mad Christian Zionist Colonel Who Talks to the Dead

Kemp's Hero Orde Wingate Was Another Christian War Criminal

Orde Wingate was an unorthodox British colonel who was ardently pro-Zionist.  He created the Special Night squads, which were the forerunner of the concept of special forces.  They later mutated into the Zionist shock troops, Palmach, used in the so-called War of Independence in 1947-8.

The Nightsquads were responsible for a reign of terror amongst Palestinian villages and the brutal murder of dozens of Palestinian civilians.  Moshe Dayan and Yigal Allon, two of the foremost Zionist militarists, gained their spurs with Wingate and Dayan lost an eye.
Failed Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan - beat the retreat
It is no surprise that Richard Kemp, the Commander of British forces in the failed Afghanistan campaign, is a devotee of Wingate, though to be fair, whereas Wingate, despite being mad, displayed real courage in the Burma campaign of the Chindits, Kemp is a windbag.

We had Kemp come to speak to the Sussex Friends of Israel demonstration in Brighton last year, all 150 of them and he turned up (see below) at the Christian United for Israel conference led by the notorious anti-Semites, Pastor John Hagee.  Most Christian Zionists combine anti-Semitism with their Zionism.
Moshe Dayan - Zionist terrorist and Defence/Foreign Minister - learnt his trade with the Night Squads
He has now resurfaced as part of Israel’s handpicked group of army officers whose report exonerates Israel for its conduct in the Gaza Strip finding they went the extra mile to protect the 2,200 people, including 551 children they massacred!  Such is the logic of genocidal Christians and military personnel.
Orde-Wingate in Palestine
As the Reports below demonstrate, Kemp like his protégé Wingate, is completely mad and believes that he can talk to the bones of the dead Wingate at Arlington cemetry!
Lord Moran, Winston Churchill's personal physician, wrote in his diaries that "[Wingate] seemed to me hardly sane—in medical jargon a borderline case." Likewise, referring to Churchill's meeting with 
Wingate in Quebec, Max Hastings wrote that, "Wingate proved a short-lived protegé: closer 
acquaintance caused Churchill to realise that he was too mad for high command."  His personal habits, eating raw onions and lecturing his juniors whilst naked did not endear him to his fellow officers but Churchill was a supporter.

Tony Greenstein
Wingate Square in Jerusalem

The hardcore Christian Zionism of Israel’s favorite British colonel

Asa Winstanley Lobby Watch 10 September 2013

He’s the former British army officer who’s the toast of pro-Israel propaganda groups around the world. One of them has termed him the “voice of reason” for defending Israeli conduct in war.
Wingate with the Night Squads
But recent reports suggest former Colonel Richard Kemp is also a religious fundamentalist motivated in his ideological support for Israel by a hard-line Christian Zionism.

In July, Kemp spoke at the Christians United For Israel annual summit in Washington, DC. A report on one right-wing site said he had “delivered an impassioned defense of Israel that brought many in the room to tears.”
Wingate - as mad as the proverbial hatter - Kemp's hero
“Kemp began by revealing his own Christian faith,” claimed the report on Frontpage Mag (the site is run by David Horowitz, a key figure in America’s Islamophobia industry).

Speaking to the dead

Kemp also reportedly told his Christians United For Israel (CUFI) audience that he had communicated with the dead. According to the Frontpage Mag report, he had “that morning, spoken to Orde Wingate … ‘I spoke to him this morning at Arlington [military cemetery]’.”
Col. Kemp speaking to 150 Zionists in the Sussex Friends of Genocide demonstration last year
The late British officer infamously led the Special Night Squad, a militia used to crush Palestinian rebels who fought against the British occupation in the 1930s. According to one history of the British occupation of Palestine, Wingate had “a passionate pro-Zionism born of the religious tenets he had absorbed as a member of the Plymouth Brethren” – a conservative Evangelical denomination.
Wingate with the Chindits in Burma - unlike Kemp, Orde-Wingate was a genuine military hero as well as being a war criminal.  Kemp is just a failed war criminal
The squad was mostly populated by Zionists with the British “knowing that they were simultaneously members of Haganah,” the militia which would in 1948 play the leading role in ethnically cleansing 750,000 Palestinians. At the same time, “Arabs caught with arms were routinely prosecuted, and some hanged” while Haganah training and arming “had been winked at” (A. J. Sherman, Mandate Days, John Hopkins University Press: 1997, pp. 121, 151).

Kemp reportedly told his audience Wingate was “the greatest Christian Zionist in Britain.”
Kemp posted an earnest-looking photo on Twitter of himself posing at Wingate’s graveside a few days after his CUFI appearance (seen at the top of this article).

When The Electronic Intifada contributor Ben White took to Twitter to point out this strange incident, Kemp replied that he had “got more sense out of him than I’ve got out of many living Maj[or] Gen[eral]s” and that Wingate “sent … his regards.”

Posted on July 26, 2013 by Richard Bartholomew

Speakers included former commander of British forces in Afghanistan

This year’s “Christians United for Israel Washington Summit” took place earlier this week; it’s a particularly bizarre conflab, which sees politicians and some serious-minded figures share a platform with the most extravagent apocalyptic evangelists and conspiracy-mongers, led by a man – John Hagee – who has stated that Hitler was sent by God as a “hunter” to persuade European Jews to move to Israel.

The Forward has a summary:

“Mr. Kerry, restarting the peace process with the Palestinians is fiddling while Rome is burning,” Rev. John Hagee, CUFI’s founder and president cried out to the cheers of an excited audience expressing its support with lengthy applauds and the blowing of the shofar.

…”No return to the 1967 borders,” Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg of San Antonio, Texas, said in his the invocation. “No return to the Auschwitz borders.”

…The conference hosted a lineup of critics of the administration’s Middle East policy, including Texas Senator Ted Cruz who argued that the United States should take action against Iran if it gets close to reaching a nuclear weapon, congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Senator Lindsey Graham, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Graham told the audience he plans to present a bill to the Senate authorizing the use of military action against Iran’s nuclear plan.

…Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, added that the “cost of action,” when it comes to Iran, “may be great, but the cost of inaction may be much greater.”

I previously wrote about Hagee and Scheinberg here.

Think Progress (citing a paywalled CQ Roll Call item), discuses Lindsey Graham‘s contribution in more detail:

“If nothing changes in Iran, come September, October, I will present a resolution that will authorize the use of military force to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb,” Graham told a “cheering” audience at a conference put on by the right-wing group Christians United for Israel…

“The only way to convince Iran to halt their nuclear program is to make it clear that we will take it out,” Graham said, echoing comments he made last week, calling the war authorization “the last card to play in a very dangerous situation.”

However, Graham was outdone by Benyamin Netanyahu, who warned via satellite that Iran plans to use nuclear weapons to attack the USA. According to CBN:

After thanking them for their unwavering support, he also warned them that Israel isn’t the only target of Iran’s nuclear weapons.

“Those weapons aren’t prepared to launch against Israel,” Netanyahu warned. “They already have nuclear missiles. Those ICBMs are intended for you to hit the United States and that could happen very soon.”

(That first sentence gives the impression that Iran already has nuclear weapons, although Netanyahu doesn’t quite say that)

Meanwhile, RightWingWatch describes Glenn Beck‘s contribution:

During his speech, Beck boldly declared that the United States was “established for the establishment of Israel,”…. And, as proof that our Founding Fathers were well aware of this, Beck pointed out that even our dollar bill contains a Star of David, as well as representations of the cloud and fire that led the Israelites while they wandered in the desert.

It’s not true, of course, but that is what happens when you get your history from people like David Barton.

Typically with Beck, there were also theatrical flourishes; according to his Blaze website:

To illustrate his point, he brought out several historical pieces, including a handmade whip from Auschwitz, a teacher’s manual that explained how to identify Jewish students and explain away their sudden absence to others in the class, and a letter signed by Neville Chamberlain. He spent a lot of time with the Auschwitz whip, pointing out that someone had to hand make an instrument of pain and torture for another human being.

….Putting his own words into action, Glenn pledged a $100,000 to ChristiansUnited for Israel and their campus outreach program…

I wrote about Beck’s links with Hagee and with other Christian Right figures here.
Keeping the British end up was Colonel Richard Kemp CBE, who formerly commanded British troops in Afghanistan and who now provides “consultancy services for private sector companies on leadership, security, intelligence, counter-terrorism and defence”. At Frontpage, Jim Fletcher has further details:

Kemp began by revealing his own Christian faith, and invoked the name of another legend, whom he called “The greatest Christian Zionist in Britain.” He went on to say that he had, that morning, spoken to Orde Wingate. Many in the crowd smiled but were puzzled.

“I spoke to him this morning at Arlington,” Kemp said…

Kemp delivered an impassioned defense of Israel that brought many in the room to tears. He mentioned several of Israel’s major battlefield achievements, calling the 1976 Entebbe rescue, “The most breathtaking special forces operation the world has ever seen.”

Kemp also referred to the CUFI Summit as a “remarkable event,” and indeed it was.

Kemp has “shared platforms with US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard” (1).

Hagee’s worldview is perhaps best exemplified by a 2003 sermon entitled “The Final Warning, The Coming Crash, and The New World Order”. It can be seen here, and there is also a useful summary by Bruce Wilson:

At 1:38 Hagee states, “Out of European history then comes a group of people who are, who call themselves the Illuminati. They were a group of Satanists. The word Illuminati comes from the word illuminate which means to enlighten. The Bible says Satan is an angel of light. Satan is an angel of light. The Illuminati were a super secret organization of international financial power brokers in Europe, who had as their goal a worldwide economic power, and they would rule the world through economic wealth.” At 7:48 Hagee states, “Now here are the four things that have to happen before the New World Order can come to power. One, there must be the destruction of the economic system, the monetary system. It may be shocking to you but I believe that America’s economic problems are not created by market conditions, they are planned and orchestrated to devalue and to destroy the value of the dollar. It was done by an unseen government that I’ll discuss later in this message.”

At 10:22 Hagee states, “Our economic destiny is controlled by the Federal Reserve system that is now headed by Alan Greenspan. Think about this. It is not a government institution. It is controlled by a group of Class A stockholders including the Rothschilds of Europe and the David Rockefellers of America.” At 11:13 Hagee states, “So get this one thought. The value of the dollar is controlled by an agency which is not controlled by America. You don’t have to have a Ph.D. in finance to understand that. The value of your dollar is controlled by an organization, the Federal Reserve that is not controlled by America. That’s a fact.”


(1) Kemp is also a sometime associate of Patrick Mercer MP, a fellow ex-serviceman. Kemp must have been dismayed when Mercer was recently secretly recorded describing an Israeli soldier as looking like a “bloody Jew”; Mercer is now asking pro-Israel questions in Parliament by way of atonement.

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