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Mark Dankof: A Conversation With The Tehran Times: U.S. liberal democracy turning into a totalitarian regime reminiscent of the Soviet Union

Ali Jenabzadeh discusses the state of American democracy and freedom of speech with American Alt Right broadcaster and journalist Mark Dankof after the recent U. S. Government moves against Press TV Iran.

Mark Dankof’s View of the Elburz Mountains from Golestan 4 off Saltanatabad Avenue in the 1970s.

Tehran Times: What is the U.S. goal of seizing Iranian websites as well as Yemeni and Iraqi ones?

Mark Dankof: It is clear that the United States government has taken the action it has against Press TV and these other outlets because three things have resulted from their broadcasting operations deemed intolerable by American policy makers and their allies in Mainstream Media and the Social Media conglomerates: 1) The exposure of the degree of control of Zionist Neo-Conservatives and the Israeli Lobby over every branch of the American government and media; 2) The exposure of the quagmire of never-ending American military operations in the Middle East that have been an abysmal failure and which are based on a complete pack of lies used to justify the unjustifiable in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Palestine, Gaza, Lebanon, and Ukraine; and 3) The exposure of the existence of informed, articulate dissidents from these reprehensible policies at either end of the political spectrum in both the United States and Europe.

I saw a Russia Today story of June 24th quoting Sergei Naryshkin, the head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, as saying that the United States, held up as a “model of liberal democracy” is rapidly turning into a totalitarian regime reminiscent of the former Soviet Union. I absolutely agree with this. Naryshkin spoke of media monopolies, the development of a domestic police state, and the “irremovability of oligarchic elites.” These elites want a world government they control in its entirety, with global surveillance, military coercion, economic blackmail, control of fiat currency, control of media, and subversion of nation-states and cultures the weapons used to achieve it.

Outlets like Press TV threaten this totalitarian agenda and mindset. This is the reason for the attempts to destroy its outreach.

I agree with what Dr. Ahmad Ali-Akbari told Ekaterina Blinova of Sputnik International on June 23rd when he called Washington’s calls for freedom of speech a “tissue of lies.” Jonas E. Alexis has duly noted this in today’s Veterans Today issue.

Jonas E. Alexis of Veterans Today and Author of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism (2 Volumes of Encyclopedic Information on Christianity and its Opponents): https://www.veteranstoday.com/author/alexis/

Tehran Times: Western powers always try to portray Iran and the resistance axis as anti-freedom. Now they are making propaganda that the Iranian president-elect is a hardliner. How can they justify this paradox while they are banning Iranian media?

Mark Dankof: They can’t plausibly justify the paradox. Actually, if I were an Iranian, I’d have voted for a “hardliner. No other vote makes any sense whatsoever. Rouhani negotiated with the West in good faith on JCPOA/P5+1. The result was the unilateral American withdrawal from the deal, the imposition of draconian economic sanctions on Iran for abiding by the terms of the agreement, the assassinations of Soleimani and Fakhrizadeh, and the public claiming of responsibility for these crimes by the 45th President of the United States and the Mossad, respectively. The current American Administration is just as owned by the Zionist monolith as the previous one. Is Iran simply going to sit by and allow its own destruction? Of course not. Thankfully Putin stands by as a faithful friend and ally, as he has been with Syria. The recent disappearance of Biden and NATO from a direct confrontation with Russia in the Donbass while using Zelensky as a laughable surrogate tiger in the region underscores that Iranian backbone with Russian back-up in a crisis would demonstrate that in a showdown, Biden would join Zelensky in a standup Comedy Club routine in Kiev. The British HMS Defender flight from the Black Sea region near Crimea is another example of what happens when a bully gets its bluff called in someone else’s neighborhood. Hang tough in Tehran.

Tehran Times: How do American-Zionist media shape the stereotypes in minds of the Western public?

Mark Dankof: The long term strategy has always been to depict the United States and Israel as beacons of light in the midst of jihadic Islamic darkness and repression. This is becoming harder to sustain precisely because outlets like Press TV have daily exposed American and Israeli crimes in Gaza, Palestine, East Jerusalem, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, and Colombia among others. Even more significantly, the cost of these miserable efforts by the Empire is bankrupting the United States economically and politically, and actually weakening an American military in terms of the latter’s overextension and wasteful spending on wars of occupation and counterinsurgency at the expense of modernization of weapons through research and procurement. As just one example, the Russian development and acquisition of hypersonic missiles has rendered the aircraft carrier-based power projection model of the United States Navy obsolete, at a small fraction of the cost. The balance of political and military forces is shifting against the United States and the West toward Russia and China to the benefit of Iran. This is why the Zio-American rhetorical hysteria toward all three is on the rapid increase. The anti-Press TV actions of the American government, along with Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the like, must be understood in this larger context.

The Ugly Truth for the First Amendment: The Bottom Line in American “Democracy”

Tehran Times: How do you evaluate Raeisi’s victory in the Iranian election? What are its implications for the West?

Mark Dankof: It is a positive development for Iran in that it shows the absolute failure of a Zionist-Neo Conservative foreign policy based on coercion and force, and what is possible when criminals are confronted with resolute resistance. What has been demonstrated by Assad in Syria, the Houthis in Yemen, and the Russian resolve against NATO threats and deployments, is being shown by Iran in this election of a “hardliner” which is presumably defined as anyone who doesn’t lie down for an Israeli-American-Saudi-UK destruction of Iran as a sovereign nation-state.

Tehran Times: Do you think the Biden administration is ready to negotiate with the new Iranian administration?

No, not in good faith. Anthony Blinken, Wendy Sherman, and Victoria Nuland are the Zionist-Jewish trio in charge of Biden’s foreign policy team. The mere fact that Blinken has been insisting on the attachment of conditions to American re-entry into JCPOA illustrates the point. It has not yet dawned on the United States government and its Zionist Media moguls that the failure of Biden to keep his campaign promises on JCPOA guaranteed the subsequent Iranian election results. This result was Iran’s best choice. Sadly, the Soleimani and Fakhrizadeh murders illustrate how little has changed in the American-Iranian relationship since Operation Ajax in 1953. But 1953 is not 2021. The shifting of the balance of power I spoke of earlier in this conversation illustrates this truth. And there is absolutely nothing the American Empire and Israel can do about it, as both continue to move toward disappearance from history in the progression of the 21st century.

Pray for Peace: The Clock Nears the Stroke of Midnight.

Mark Dankof to Professor Rogers M. Smith: The Fatal and Tragi-Comedic State of American “Democracy”

Professor Rogers M. Smith of the political science department of the University of Pennsylvania recently interacted with Iran’s Tehran Times on the present state of American Democracy. Mark Dankof respectfully interacts with these observations with different data and totally different conclusions about America in the twilight.


American “democracy” in any legitimate sense of the term ended with the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas on November 22nd, 1963. As Laurent Guyenót has chronicled for the Unz Review, as as Michael Collins Piper did in his book, “Final Judgment,” Israel was at the apex of the pyramid behind that killing. The United States has been in eclipse since then.

I would also respectfully take issue with Professor Smith on the legitimacy of the results of the 2020 American Presidential Election. He believes there is no evidence of voter fraud. I would simply cite Tony Hall’s article for the Unz Review entitled, “Trump’s Landslide Meets the Politics of Electoral Fraud in America” and Brett Redmayne-Titley’s post for Unz entitled, “The ‘Dominion’ of Election Fraud.”

As for American ‘Democracy,’ despite the fact that I have little use for Donald Trump as a tool of Israeli interests (as is his successor) the “Russiagate” investigation of Robert Mueller was a $32 million dollar fraud designed by the Deep State to overturn and delegitimize the 2016 Election: It came up with absolutely nothing, but did serve to delegitimize a post-Communist Russia and the post-Bolshevik national and cultural Renaissance of Putin’s country undergirded by a return to a pre-Bolshevik Russian Orthodox culture despised by the American political elite and its New World Order.

On war and foreign policy regarding Joe Biden and his standing as a tool of Zionist interests:


Biden is a synthesis of devotion to Globalism, Multinational Corporate Capitalism, and the Zio-Wars of a declining American Empire, with a virulent Cultural Marxism that has a “Roman Catholic” American President appealing to his largely Jewish political and financial power base.


This brings us then to the Biden Administration’s actual war and foreign policy posture in an American “Democracy.” It is  being crafted by three Zionist Jews: Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland. Ms. Nuland was the chief henchwoman of the Obama/Clinton/Biden sponsorship of the illegal coup d’etat in the Ukraine in February of 2014 that has made Joe and Hunter Biden rich via the Burisma scandal chronicled by the New York Post last October 14th.


This illegal coup, a part of a larger attempt to encircle Putin’s Russia, has resulted now in a series of reckless provocations involving the Donbass and Crimea, the largest American and NATO military deployments and exercises in the Baltics, Black Sea, and Eastern Europe ever witnessed, and an ongoing rhetorical demonization of Vladimir Putin virtually identical to the absolute pack of lies about the Russian President being currently sold to the global public by the April 24-30th cover story of The Economist. When one adds the Neo-Conservative demonization of Iran and China being undertaken by this Administration, it is obvious that the same Cabal controls American National Security and Foreign Policy regardless of the party affiliation of the particular Presidential incumbent in office at any given point in time. This is mercilessly obvious since the assassination of John Kennedy almost 58 years ago here in Texas.

One obvious proof of who controls Biden and why: Colombia and Israel. In his May 28th essay for Mint Press News entitled, “Birds of a Fascist Feather: Why Israel is Helping Colombia Crackdown on Protestors,” Alan Macleod notes the historic role of Joe Biden with Israel in that country: “Plan Colombia — the militarization of the drug war in Latin America — is most associated with the Bush administration. However, the brains of the operation was actually Joe Biden. ‘I’m the guy who put together Plan Colombia…straighten[ing] that government out for a long while,’ he bragged last year. While in office, Biden plans to expand his policy from Colombia to Central America.”

On gun violence in the United States, I would say to Professor Smith that the Democratic Party, Joe Biden, and the Gun Control Industry in the United States fundamentally misunderstand the problem of guns and violence in American society.

A striking irony is this one: Democratic Party lionize the late 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. They conveniently omit the fact that President Kennedy was a Life Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). In those days, there was greater per capita ownership of firearms than in the United States now, yet mass shootings and today’s pervasive criminal use of weaponry was unheard of. Why?

I argue that this is because today’s America is no longer shaped by an older traditional European Christianity either Protestant, Lutheran, or Roman Catholic. It is now an alcohol and drug besotted post-Christian culture that has presently drifted into Neo-Paganism. All the signs are there, including rampant involvement in every form of sexual perversion imaginable, and an increasing disregard for the sanctity of innocent human life, including the heinous practice of partial birth abortion and increasing disrespect of the elderly. It is striking that this embrace of evil domestically finds its American Empire counterpart in a foreign policy rooted in militarism and the increasing number of war crimes being committed by the United States military and its Israeli and Saudi allies in the Middle East. The post-Cold War NATO no longer maintains any pretense of being a defensive alliance. American Presidents, like Biden and Trump, no longer maintain the old doctrine of plausible deniability in their respective crimes, either with Biden and his pals Obama and Clinton in Libya, Syria, Kosovo, and Ukraine, or Trump with the Soleimani Assassination.


The official FBI statistics on racial crime in the United States and on police shootings belie the impression created by Corporate Mainstream Media in the United States where these matters are concerned. The June 2nd, 2020 essay of Heather MacDonald for the Wall Street Journal entitled “The Myth of Systemic Police Racism” demonstrates this. To the extent that urban American police departments have become progressively more militaristic in tactics and weaponry, one need look no further than the training seminars being conducted routinely for American police departments in Israel. It is not an accident that subsequent police misconduct in the United States looks increasingly like the routine criminal misconduct undertaken by the Israeli police and military in their occupation of Palestine and Gaza. This ultimately will mean that the Israelification of American police departments will fit hand in glove with the 78 Fusion Centers in this country that blur the distinctions between Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement, even as the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith (ADL) and Southern Poverty Law Center provide political profiling of American citizens who possess “potential terrorist profiles” for these Fusion Centers and their surveillance data bases.


The most pressing problem in this country with racially motivated violence involves the disproportionate involvement of African Americans in the criminal misuse of firearms and the disproportionate number of murders of blacks by blacks, Hispanics by blacks, and whites by blacks. One would never know this by the distorted coverage of Corporate Mainstream Media.


Why is this so? I argue that the increase in illegitimate births among African Americans from 25% in 1960 to over 75% 60 years later is at the heart of the problem. The African American father has been rendered irrelevant  by an economic support system rooted in government subsidies. Drugs and sexual promiscuity and lack of parental discipline and stability have dovetailed with access to illegal weaponry that has turned these communities into war zones. Police serving in these neighborhoods have understandably come to adopt a mentality of survival in the midst of these war zones. Combine these dynamics of moral and community disintegration with a proliferation of illegally obtained weapons and militarized police departments, and one can grasp the gravity of the situation.


Older Americans, especially with European Christian backgrounds and coming from rural areas and small towns, associate firearms with a way of life totally unlike their contemporary urban counterpart. They see the imposition of gun control, especially by un-Constitutional Executive Orders, as a threat to their 2nd Amendment Rights on the part of a hostile Federal government whose real agenda is to create a police state controlled by a political elite under the spell of Globalism and Zionism. In their view, the same government that forces the children of traditional Christian families to endure LGBTQ propaganda in the public school courtesy of Biden’s friends at the National Education Association (NEA), is the same government under Joe Biden that favors the legalization of transgender surgeries and therapies for minor children, that continues to marginalize them economically by exporting their manufacturing jobs overseas, even as massive illegal immigration continues to consume dwindling national resources at the expense of American citizens. They see also see gun control as the disenfranchisement of the law abiding by leftist political forces in government and the legal system who have pursued a revolving door “justice” system where multi-convicted violent felons are returned to the streets time and time again and whose rates of recidivism in violent crimes are staggering.

Finally, I would say to Professor Smith that the American intervention in Afghanistan was designed to create the opportunity to transport oil to the Indian Ocean via Afghanistan and to make a lot of money for defense contractors. The real story on the ultimate perpetrators of 9-11 is Israel. Laurent Guyenót’s article for Unz entitled, “9-11 Was an Israeli Job: How America Was Neo-Conned Into World War IV,” or the interview Kourosh Ziabari did with me on Israel and 9-11 should give your readers the inside story on what really happened and why.


I understand that if Professor Smith breathed a word to anyone on anything I have said in this conversation that he would sadly be an ex-professor at the University of Pennsylvania. It is my hope in this regard that the American system of higher education is liberated from Zionist Lobby preemption of the First Amendment, along with our Mainstream Media, Social Media, and our American government and National Security Establishment. In that event, we could have the free, fair, and civil discussion of these issues not presently possible in any of these venues. Until then, any discussion of American “Democracy” is a tragic-comedic sham. Perhaps the most telltale example of how true this is comes from Whitney Webb of Unlimited Hangout: “The Cover-Up Continues: The Truth About Bill Gates, Microsoft, and Jeffrey Epstein.”

In the meantime, I am rededicating my life to a return to Biblical and language studies for my own edification and as a diversion from watching my own country die a slow but sure death in the last days of hospice. The end is clearly in sight for an evil American Empire for those who discern the classic signs revealed both in Christian eschatology and in the patterns of linear history.

As I said recently in a private Homeschooling Seminar for parents in Texas:


We are moving toward the end of history and the return of Christ. The New World Order continues to press for our global enslavement. And so I will continue to equip God’s people in these darkening times in small settings and private homes, even as the institutional churches continue to acquiesce to the forces that will bring about the appearance of the Antichrist. (Matthew 24; 2 Thessalonians 2; Revelation 13)

War By Other Means: Who is Financing the Iranian “6Rang” LGBTQ Organization?

The pattern is always unmistakable. The folks who use Usury, Economic Sanctions, Coup d’Etats, Assassinations, and endless Empire Wars, also employ Cultural Marxism, especially when it comes to the targeted character of the LGBTQ movement’s slings and arrows against both Christianity and Islam, and against sovereign nation-states who have figured out that Zio-Globalism is the death of their nations and traditional cultures.

The latest manifestation of this phenomenon is an Iranian LGBTQ organization billing itself as “6Rang.” Not surprisingly, there is no indication on their site of a physical headquarters, or of their funding sources. A photo on their web page references all of the organizations deemed to be absolutely supportive of the LGBTQ agenda and “human rights in Iran.” That photo suggests that a wider network and web of connections, NGO’s, and funding sources is inevitably involved.

Can you smell the perfume of Soros, the CIA, the National Endowment for Democracy, and Israeli Intelligence?

The obvious activities of Pussy Riot in Russia, and Mike Pompeo’s employment of LGBTQ subversion against the Russian Orthodox Church and Vladimir Putin in Kiev gives us a hint as to why 6Rang is suddenly the rage on CNN, Western MSM generally, and the American State Department. The usurious Western banking system, extortionist economic sanctions emanating from Washington, and the threat of a wider Empire War in the Middle East and against Putin in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and his southern underbelly, are now joined in the case of Iran by the shadowy LGBTQ machinations of 6Rang. In the case of Russia, Ukraine, and the Donbass, the Southern Poverty Law Center is getting into the act by piling on the World Congress of Families and the Russian Orthodox Church. Jim Jatras and yours truly have both written about the wider context behind these libelous machinations, even as it remains unclear how many Americans actually read or listen to anything other than the Zio-Droning of the MSM, as lethal in its own way as the Zio-Drones murdering innocents in Gaza and the Occupied Territories.

Apparently the Headquarters of 6Rang in an unpublished location. Even the MEK-MKO has a public location outside Tirana, Albania.

The State Department actually has the nerve to post the following on its page entitled, “2020 Reports on Human Rights Practices: The Islamic Republic of Iran.”

The law requires all male citizens older than age 18 to serve in the military but exempts gay men and transgender women, who are classified as having mental disorders. Military identity cards list the subsection of the law dictating the exemption. According to 6Rang, this practice identified gay or transgender individuals and put them at risk of physical abuse and discrimination.

NGOs reported authorities pressured LGBTI persons to undergo gender reassignment surgery. According to a July report by 6Rang, the number of private and semigovernmental psychological and psychiatric clinics allegedly engaging in “corrective treatment” or reparative therapies of LGBTI persons continued to grow. The NGO 6Rang reported the increased use at such clinics of electric shock therapy to the hands and genitals of LGBTI persons, prescription of psychoactive medication, hypnosis, and coercive masturbation to pictures of the opposite sex. According to 6Rang, one such institution is called The Anonymous Sex Addicts Association of Iran, with branches in 18 provinces. (The latter organization crops up nowhere in Internet searches.)

And so the title of this article asks our MSM, our State Department, and our Zio-Neo Con National Security Establishment the question: Who is Financing the Iranian “6Rang” LGBTQ Organization? I gave my thoughts to Vkontakte today. Am I wrong?

One thing is absolutely clear. My own position on a Zio-War against Iran, Russia, Syria, Palestine, Gaza, and Lebanon is as follows: Not only should no American Christian or Old Republic American support this war, but we should actively root for Mr. Putin and the Iranians to kick the living hell out of NATO, Israel, and the LGBTQ Globalists. Then, and only then, may we reclaim our own country from these demonic elements and restore the Old American Republic. Putin, the Iranians, Assad of Syria, and the Palestinians are fighting for my country and its liberation from The Beast. Until more Americans understand this, tragedy will continue to unfold. I have already explained myself on this important issue. Read “Christian Martyrdom and the American Empire: Mark Dankof on the New World Order.”

(South Front has reposted this article.)

Mark Dankof on Major League Baseball, Georgia SB 202, GloboHomo, and the New World Order

Mark Dankof was a source quoted in Ekaterina Blinova’s April 5th, 2021 story for Sputnik International entitled, “How Multinational Corporations’ Onslaught on Georgia Over Election Law Can Harm American Democracy.”

(Full Text of Mark Dankof’s observations below😉)



The decision on the part of Major League Baseball to pull its All Star Game from Atlanta is a reprehensible and regrettable one. 

I have not read all 98 pages of Georgia State Law SB 202. The summaries I have read seem to be a simple attempt to insure that obvious and serious voting irregularities in the 2020 Presidential Election in urban areas in key battleground states are preempted by a law that insures that mail-in ballot fraud and unsecured drop boxes are not utilized in 2024, and that valid picture IDs of registered voters are required. The claim of Major League Baseball that this is an inherently racist proposal that denies people of color the right to exercise their voting franchise, fits in entirely with Major League Baseball’s ideological merger of Multinational Corporate Capitalism with Cultural Marxism among the vast majority of professional sports owners, both in baseball and in the other major sports, including the NBA, the NFL, and the NHL. This is a worldview that ignores political truths that do not fit the PC agenda of these professional sports owners, their pundits, the Mainstream Media generally, and the moguls of the social media monoliths.



The stated Marxist and LGBTQ agenda of Black Lives Matter is but one being foisted upon the American public via professional sports PC. Any serious suggestion of an examination of the real statistical truths surrounding racial violence in the United States is not tolerated. Major League Baseball has no problem whatsoever with the 62 million deaths of unborn children in this country since 1973. I have yet to hear any of these people question an American foreign policy aimed at the wholesale destruction of Palestinians, Yemenis, Serbians, Iranians, Libyans, Syrians, Iraqis, and Afghanis, or the aggressive character of American and NATO policies in Russia and Ukraine. Why?

Neither have I heard any serious discussion about the inherent sickness of a society that promotes the obscene levels of financial profit for owners and players either in baseball or the other professional sports. Neither is there any consideration for, or discussion of, the economic injury being done to the average people of Atlanta, including the working class vendors of food and sports merchandise who depend on such events to survive. These folks are overwhelmingly Democratic voters. Many are people of color. What happens to them?

I am just old enough at 65 to remember when professional baseball and professional sports generally brought people together in America. At age 5, my Dad took me to old Griffith Stadium in Washington to see Harmon Killebrew and the old Washington Senators face off against the New York Yankees of Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Whitey Ford.


Later that year, we moved to McClellan AFB in Sacramento, where I lived and died with the San Francisco Giants of 1961-63, including the 1962 team that overcame the Dodgers on the last day of the season, won a dramatic 3 game National League playoff, and took the Yankees to the last out of the last inning of a deciding Game 7 of the World Series in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, when the late Willie McCovey’s line drive was caught by Bobby Richardson of the Yankees with the tying and winning runs at second and third base. (Go back in time here , here , and here.)

Your San Francisco Giants in 2021


Today, I would not attend a Giants game, or wear a cap with their logo. I want nothing to do with them, Major League Baseball, or any other professional sport. Why? Because the organization has chosen to make LGBTQ, BLM, and related issues a packaged dogma of adherence and faith for their fans and organizational staff members. Count me out. 


This is a perversion of the use of Major League Baseball and professional sports in this country. It is a threat to freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and what was once an understanding that Americans of seriously divergent political, cultural, and spiritual views and values  left these things to be debated in the political arena and decided at the ballot box, or discussed among family members and friends in a spirit of civility. That America is long gone.


A sad truth must be faced: The United States is a 21st century repristination of the Ancient Roman Empire: Tyrannical central government, antipathy to Christianity, an obsession with violent spectator sports, saturated with sexual perversion and decadence, an overextended military presence in other countries, and an ideology of Empire rooted in wealth, power, and smug ruthlessness. It is evil personified. The American Presidency since 1992 would fit Nero or Domitian quite satisfactorily.


The final problem is most definitive: The people who back and support the subversion of Russia and its renaissance of Russian Orthodox Christianity in Russia with Pussy Riot and LGBTQ are the same people behind what has happened in the United States politically and culturally in my lifetime.


Joe Biden identified and applauded them on the day of the Obergefell SCOTUS decision on June 26th, 2015. It’s enough to make me wonder why George Soros has not yet bought into the MLB, the NFL, the NBA, or the NHL.  One assumes that Mr. Soros is fully satisfied that these leagues and ESPN are fully and irrevocably in the hands of the New World Order. 😉😉😉

Bausman, Gleason, Dankof, and Polycarp: Counting the Cost in Opposing the New World Order

January of 2020: Mark Dankof in the home of Charles Bausman in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Penned by Lutheran Pastor Mark Dankof on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 on the Day of Polycarp of Smyrna, Pastor and Martyr.

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Revelation 2:10 KJV

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Ephesians 5:11, KJV

After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.

I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.

Daniel 7: 7-11 on the 4th Beast

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

The Apocalypse of John, Chapter 13, Verses 15-18

In a recent and yet unpublished interview with the Fars News Agency of Iran, I was asked for my opinion of the present state of “American Democracy.”

My response was succinct and clear: “‘Democracy’ in the United States has 5th stage terminal cancer. Both major political parties are financed and controlled by the Military-Industrial Complex, the Central Banks, the National Security State, the Israeli Lobby, and the Multi-National Corporations. All of these entities control Mainstream Media (MSM) in America. True political representation of the average American has evaporated since the Kennedy Assassination in 1963. Add to that the Voting Machine and Mail-In Ballot Fraud in 2020, and the total evisceration of the First Amendment and freedom of speech by the social media giants, and one begins to understand how hopeless the situation really is.”

November of 1963. At age 8 in the Third Grade, Mark Dankof saved these newspapers in Montgomery, Alabama. He sensed even then that the truth was not being told.

I should have added that the New World Order’s demonic brew of Multinational Corporate Capitalism, the Federal Reserve Board, Zionism, and Cultural Marxism is aimed primarily both at any responsible form of Christianity or Islam historically and is the very embodiment of the ideology of the coming Antichrist (2 Thessalonians 2; Revelation 13). Sadly for me as an American, the American Empire is at the center of this Satanic manifestation and is its chief enabler, along with the eschatologically deceptive modern State of Israel, which has absolutely nothing to do with its Old Testament counterpart or the New Testament’s Israel of God, which is the Confessing Church of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The escalation in the persecution of Christians witnessing for their faith and the truth about what has been happening in the United States was evident on this past November 29th with the publication of an article by Charles Bausman, editor of Russia Insider, entitled, “Why This Site Is the Very Opposite of Hateful – A Christian Letter to My Hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.” Anyone who knows Bausman personally, as I do, can testify to the excellence of his web page, his profoundly devoted Russian Orthodox faith, his compassion for people, his innate sense of fairness, his hospitality to a fault, and the Christ-motivated character of what he does within the confines of the respectable and responsible wing of alternative media. The notion that he would become a target of the forces in his own hometown that have targeted me for 20 years is an especially ominous sign of what is just around the corner.

Charles Bausman at home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Mark Dankof photo.

Then there is his colleague, Father Joseph Gleason of Russian Faith. Even a cursory look at a You Tube video on Father Gleason’s moving of his family and himself to Russia reveals the same type of profile extant in the analysis of Charles Bausman. If one surfs the Internet, it becomes obvious that Father Gleason has been targeted by the same forces as Bausman and myself over time. Buy into their worldview or not, who in their right mind can believe that these men represent malevolent forces targeting their American homeland and communities as agents of evil subversion commissioned by Vladimir Putin himself? The fact that they have been so tagged by the American media and political elite only underscores the reality of the Satanic hijacking of the latter. I now believe that hijacking to be irrevocable and irreversible with the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Icons in the Mark Dankof radio studio and library include The Ancient of Days from Daniel 7 (top); The Theotokos and The Christ Child (middle); Polycarp of Smyrna (bottom)

Which brings me back to yours truly and an article I penned for both Charles Bausman, Father Gleason, and Texas homeschoolers quite some time ago now. It is entitled, “Christian Martyrdom and The American Empire.” From the time of the commissioning of the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani by Donald Trump in early January of 2020 to the present, the themes of that essay are only accentuated by the relentless developments of the past 14 months. Biden’s wholesale alliance with the LGBTQ and abortion industries, the latest illegal attack on Syria by the United States for Israel, the Gates-Soros COVID-19 Plandemic and its advancement of the American police and surveillance state through the targeted coercion of the globalist medical establishment, the ongoing threat of a regime change war with Iran, and the clear desire to intensify the encirclement and subversion of Putin’s Russia, are but a few of the clear evidences of the evil of the Godlessness engulfing America which will only increase in intensity before the Second Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ. Make no mistake about it. God will judge the United States as comprehensively as Daniel’s 4th Beast.

And as I mentioned in that presentation seemingly authored 1000 years ago in linear time, the intensification of the persecution and demonization of Christians and Christianity in the United States and the West will worsen beyond that seen since the Ancient Roman Empire of Nero and Domitian. I said then that:

Let me add one sobering thought for your long term consideration tonight. My final premise is this:  It may not simply be enough to refuse to kill innocents on behalf of the American Empire and its Emperors.  The Lord may require that we be willing to die a death of Martyrdom Witness by the hand of this Empire at a time of His choosing.  Stephen, Peter, and Paul come to mind instantly as New Testament examples.  Revelation 2: 8-11 and The Cry of the Martyrs found in the 5th Seal of John’s Apocalypse in Revelation 6: 9-11 are verses which accompany these Saints of God in constant reverberations within the heart, the mind, the soul of those in closest union with Christ.

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     And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.  . . .

     And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

     And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

     And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

     I believe these cited verses, among others, provide us with a New Testament doctrine of witness and faithfulness unto death.  It is not an accident in redemptive history that the first example this post-apostolic faithfulness unto death proves to be St. Polycarp of Smyrna.

     Polycarp (A. D. 69-155) is one of the 3 chief Apostolic Fathers, along with Clement of Rome and Ignatius of Antioch.  His name translates into Greek as “much fruit” (Πολύκαρπος).  The two chief works which enable us to have some access to his life and death in Christ are The Martyrdom of Polycarp (Μαρτύριον του Αγίου Πολυκάρπουand his Letter to the Philippians (Επιστολή προς Φιλιππησίους). You are assigned each of these for reading and contemplation, as your parents work these into your homework schedules.  Of the many things that are exciting about homeschooling, the experience of an entire family learning together is chief among them.  So shall it be here also.

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The Lord Jesus Christ to the Church of Smyrna and The Israel of God Through the Ages:  “Be Thou Faithful Unto Death, and I Will Give Thee the Crown of Life.”

     Irenaeus indicates that he heard Polycarp in his youth.  Tertullian informs us that Polycarp had been a disciple of John the Apostle, our author of the Gospel of John, 1st-2nd-3rd John, and the Revelation on Patmos.  Jerome later conveys to us the fact that John had ordained Polycarp the Bishop of Smyrna.  Keep in mind that the Church of Smyrna in Revelation 2 was the economically poor but spiritually rich church, the church in Asia Minor warned specifically about the Synagogue of Satan, and the church instructed to be faithful unto death against the backdrop of an evil Roman Empire.  It is the prototype of the remnant Israel of God at the end of history, as the people of Christ watch spiritual darkness and apocalyptic political developments engulf the planet while clinging to the Word of God, the Holy Sacrament, and the testimony of Prophets, Apostles, and Saints.

     Lutheran scholar turned Orthodox, Jaroslav Pelikan notes this backdrop of the execution of Polycarp in Credo:  Historical and Theological Guide to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition, page 223:

     When, in the first postbiblical account of a Christian martyrdom, The Martyrdom of Polycarp, the Roman proconsul, Statius Quadratus, the political and spiritual descendant of Pontius Pilate and the representative of Emperor Antoninus Pius, orders the aged Polycarp, “Swear by the fortune of Caesar!” Polycarp instead confesses “with boldness, ‘I am a Christian.  And if you wish to learn what the doctrines of Christianity are, appoint me a day, and you shall hear them.’”  And so he went to his death.  The twentieth century, which saw the rise of both Nazi and Communist totalitarian regimes that were inimical to Christianity, also therefore produced several such confessions that were political acts in this special sense. [see Barmen Declaration of 1934]

     And so we come to the end of the hour with the question of the day being this:  While virtually everyone here will accept at face value the evil character of Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon, the Ancient Roman Empire, or the Hitler and Stalin regimes, is the American Empire somehow a beacon of light and hope to the world as our educational system, pastors, and churches often insist that it is, or is the verdict of the Activist Post more devastatingly accurate over 7 years ago in its essay, “10 Reasons America Will Be Judged as the Most Brutal Empire in History?”  Put another way, will our young people be doing the will of the Lord in serving in The Empire’s War on Terror, or is the way of Polycarp, the way of Peter and Paul, and the exilic path of John, Solzhenitsyn, Sununu and Assange, His will for the lives of those who gathered here tonight if the situation so requires?

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American Christians:  Shall They Support the New World Order’s War on Putin’s Russian Orthodox Christian Renaissance?

     For the Christian living in the United States, that question will not go away.  I hope each person here tonight will avail himself or herself of the links to articles and broadcasts over time necessary to examine the question at hand, and to search the Scriptures prayerfully and diligently.  I am thankful that a remnant of people in this city have sought to examine the evidence for themselves and to allow the Lord to lead them in the truth over time as He wills.  And in these dark days and nights, with the eschatological time clock of God ticking to the end of this present cosmos and the beginning of eternity, let us think tonight not only of our own families and friends, but those around the world already mentioned as among those most presently persecuted and endangered.  The Lord’s admonition of Revelation 2:11 echoes once again in our hearts, our minds, and our souls:  “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. . . .

     And so we close tonight with that prayer.  May we have ears to hear.  May we hear what the Spirit says to the churches.  May we overcome.  May we be spared the second death in the Lake of Fire.  For the end fast approaches.  Amen.

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The Mystery of the Word Who Became Flesh and Dwelt Among Us, The Light Who Permeates The Darkness.

And so I now conclude on this Day of Polycarp of Smyrna, Pastor and Martyr on February 23, 2021, that the Christian believer in the United States and the West must be more deeply in prayer, meditation, and study of the Word of God than ever before. The increasing danger to the Confessing Church of Christ posed by the New World Order has its counterpart in the blessings of God for those who remain faithful unto death (Revelation 2: 10-11). Time’s speed increases as the cosmos hurtles toward the last events in history before the return of Christ. Watch. Wait. Be ready.

There is a sobering corollary. Those who worship the American Empire as the personification of Christ shall die the Second Death (Revelation 20: 14). And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both body and soul in hell (Matthew 10: 28).

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches (Revelation 2:29).

The GOP: Nationalism v Globalism? Survival or Disintegration? Sputnik International Interviews Mark Dankof

Sputnik International interviews Mark Dankof on the struggle for the soul of the GOP. Is it all over already?

Mark Dankof to the Tehran Times: No Difference Between Trump and Biden on Iran and Israel

The February 5th, 2021 interview of Mark Dankof by the Tehran Times on Trump, Biden, Iran, and Israel may be accessed on the Tehran Times site.

Tehran Times: Do you agree with American former president Donald Trump when he said JCPOA was a catastrophe? Did the deal undermine the peace in the Middle East?


Dankof:  I absolutely disagree with Trump and with anyone else who suggests that the JCPOA/P5+1 treaty with Iran was a “catastrophe.” My record on this is a public one, including my past interview with Tasnim News Agency on the subject.  David Stockman has written several articles on the subject that underscore the treaty’s verifiability, and the compliance of Iran with the treaty terms.  The treaty should have been the basis of a complete re-establishment of a peaceful political, economic, and political relationship between Iran and the United States.  Trump’s unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the pact is nothing more than an absolute illustration of the ownership of Trump’s foreign policy by Israel and its lobby in the United States as Stockman, Scott RitterPat Buchanan, and Philip Giraldi have made clear repeatedly.  The tragic thing is that the Democrats and Biden will prove no better when it comes to being the tools of Zionism and Greater Israel.  


It is Giraldi who warns us in the Unz Review in an essay entitled, “A Domestic Terrorism Law?  War on Dissent Will Proceed Full Speed Ahead,” that dissidents like me in the United States are going to be targeted in more aggressive fashion than has ever been witnessed in the United States before.  My consistent criticism of American aggression for Israel in the Middle East, the role of Israel in the 9-11 event itself, Trump’s idiotic withdrawal from JCPOA, and the public role of the 45th President of the United States in the criminal extra-judicial assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, have earned me a place in the target folders of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith (ADL), the Southern Poverty Law Center, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Republican Jewish Coalition, and the Democratic Majority for Israel.  The launching of a false flag incident which would be penned on Iran as a prelude to a shooting war, would be accompanied by the arrest and incarceration of those here who would continue to speak out publicly against what is clearly being plotted. David Baxter’s article for the Institute for Historical Review (IHR) entitled, “The Great Sedition Trial of 1944:  A Personal Memoir,” serves as a primer for what the globalist, Zionist War Party has in mind in the future for those opposed to their New World Order.  Real American nationalists who oppose foreign wars, Iran, Putin’s Russia, Assad’s Syria, Hezbollah, and China are all in the crosshairs of this cabal.  Which is why I will continue working with Iranian, Russian, and American Alt Media for as long as I can possibly hold out.  

Tehran Times: Other than the United Kingdom, the seven other nuclear-armed countries do not bother to say whether international law applies to their nuclear conduct. What is the practical solution to make other countries accountable?


Mark Dankof:  I cannot tell you that I honestly have in mind a practical proposal to make nuclear-armed nations uniformly observe international law as the basis of their actions.  In the case of the United States government, it is the only one in history to use these weapons against civilian populations.  And yet it presumes to tell Iran it has no right to utilize its rights as a signatory to the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT), even as Israel is armed to the nuclear teeth, is not a signatory to the NPT, and was itself involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as chronicled by both Laurent Guyenot and Michael Collins Piper.  As far as the bi-lateral relationship between the United States and Iran is concerned, Operation Ajax in 1953, the shoot down of Iran Flight 655, the utilization of the MEK-MKO terrorist organization against Iran and its government, the Soleimani and Fakhrizadeh murders, and the imposition of wartime economic sanctions on Iran after the latter kept its end of the bargain with the JCPOA deal, all underscore that the American word of honor is sadly one of dishonor.  This is not simply true with Iran, but with others including Russia, where the post-Cold War assurances to Gorbachev about American intentions and actions after the fall of the Berlin Wall have been routinely discarded.

Tehran Times: Do you think possessing a nuclear bomb is a successful deterrent strategy to prevent a war? We have examples of the US- The Soviet Union as well as India-Pakistan.

Dankof:  Let me answer this way:  Does anyone truly believe that the Israeli regime would be threatening to attack Iran if the latter had a nuclear weapon? 

Tehran Times: Is it acceptable based on sanity and justice that only a few countries enjoy nuclear weapons and prevent others from possessing nuclear arms?


Dankof:  No, it isn’t acceptable.  The problem is identical to your previous question about making nuclear-armed nations uniformly observe international law as the basis of their actions.  I don’t know how those who possess the weapons can be made to voluntarily surrender them since there is so much distrust between those nations themselves, not to mention the problem of their relationships with non-nuclear powers.  I think a good place to begin would be the creation of a coalition of agreement among the non-American nuclear nations that Israel’s weaponized nuclear program must be brought into absolute international scrutiny and inspection. But it will never happen.  Therein lies the problem. 

Tehran Times: Regimes like Saudi Arabia and Israel try to hinder reviving JCPOA or make it difficult. Do you predict that they can achieve their goals in the new American administration?

Dankof:  I believe they can and will.  The articles continue to proliferate about the Biden foreign policy and national security policy selections with absolute ties to Wall Street, Israel, Central Banking, and the armaments industry.  See samples from People’s Dispatch, the Texas Jewish PostReasonIn These Times,  Caitlyn Johnstone for Scoop, and especially Philip Giraldi’s essay for the Unz Review, entitled “Tony Blinken Replaces Mike Pompeo:  Israel’s Friends Will Enjoy Four More Years in Power.” Any illusion that the Biden-Harris team will be an improvement on the Trump-Pence team on issues of Israel, Iran, War, and Peace, is precisely that–an illusion.  


My recommendation to Iran is to refuse to negotiate any “return” to the JCPOA treaty where Biden and Blinken will attach all sorts of new, untenable conditions, and for Tehran to insure that both President Putin’s Russia and the Chinese are ready to counter the Zionist Occupied Government (ZOG) of the United States when it comes to any Israeli aggression against Iran, especially where the use of the American military as a Janissary force for Greater Israel and the New World Order is concerned. 

Mark Dankof’s Summer View of the Elburz Mountains in North Tehran on Golestan #4 in the 1970s.

Mark Dankof Remembers Samir Massouh

It seems significant that on the very day I am informed of the passing of my friend and teaching mentor, Dr. Samir Massouh of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Trinity International University, I’m preparing for a third discussion of Biblical eschatology on the Republic Broadcasting Network (RBN) later tonight on a show called “In Plain Sight.”

Master the Content and Memorize the Relevant.

When I consider my activity this week with “The Dankof Report” for ACH coming from London, my recent conversation with Jonas E. Alexis at VT, or my latest work with the Tehran Times, my time as a student of Hebrew and Old Testament with Samir in suburban Chicago seems so very long ago. As a matter of fact, the years have simply flown by. Yet my memories of him decades ago remain as fresh as our occasional on-line exchanges in these last several years on social media during his Herculean battle with esophageal cancer. He has finally lost that battle, paradoxically to experience the ultimate triumph over death and entrance into the Kingdom of God in a world without end, because of his personal knowledge and faith in the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 10:9).

He is greatly missed. I shall see him again.

Post-January 6th Reflections: The Dankof Report for ACH

Today marked another busy day for me in Alt Right media. I did one show for RBN with Patrick Slattery, and my featured “Dankof Report” for ACH in London. Click on the highlighted link just provided to listen.

It is hard to believe that 2021 will mark the 20th Anniversary of the 9-11 event that catapulted the American Empire into the final phases of its dubious history of deception as the prime facilitator of the Zionist State of Israel and the World Government of the New World Order inextricably linked to the former. I have written so many political and theological commentaries on these events in the last two decades, and appeared on so many radio broadcasts and foreign television shows in this same blink of an eye, that occasionally they blur and seem encapsulated in a single moment of time and linear history (Psalm 90).

The return of the Lord Jesus Christ in history draws ever closer, a Second Advent in this cosmos that is known in day and year only to the Father. The Christian believer yearns for this Eschaton, especially as he or she with the discernment bequeathed only by the Holy Spirit of God, recognizes the signs of the times outlined in the Olivet Discourse and the Apocalypse of John among other treasured places in Scripture. Beware of this present realm and its prince and the coming of Antichrist and his accompanying Satanic deceptions. I constantly stress these points to homeschoolers as they seek to train their children in the things of the Word of God in this darkening realm. This darkening realm includes apostate churches and schools, an apostate news media and government, and an Empire increasingly founded in warmongering, murder, and Cultural Marxism. It is simply a most virulent case of spiritual and intellectual blindness and incapacitation to suggest that the re-election of Trump would have altered this course in American and world history. The coming coronation of Biden simply speeds its absolute arrival with all of the impending persecution of the Christian believer globally that the Lord warned us would be our fate before His return.

After the events of 2020 and the ominous cataclysms on Capitol Hill on this New Year’s January 6th, I am reminded of those I have worked with in this last phase of my life who are no longer here to share the burdens of my work and calling that God has placed on my heart to carry out under difficult circumstances and with a paucity of worldly resources. Herman Otten, Dale Crowley, Michael Collins Piper, and Adrian Krieg are among those I most sorely miss. Their absence from the fight we all engage in with the full armor of God (Ephesians 6: 10-18) is made bearable only by having been blessed by them in this present life, and the firm knowledge that they presently enjoy their most blessed status with Christ in the Kingdom of God, even as those of us who remain continue striving in the firm knowledge that He is coming quickly.

Enjoy the Show. Pray for me without ceasing (I Thessalonians 5:17).

Mark

Bonus to Listeners from Jonas E. Alexis with thanks and appreciation.

The Tehran Times with Mark Dankof: Iran cannot trust U.S. after Trump’s JCPOA exit

Mohammad Mazhari of The Tehran Times sat down with Mark Dankof on December 8th, 2020 for a discussion of what a Biden Administration’s foreign policy with Iran will look like, especially with regard to the JCPOA P5+1 nuclear treaty unilaterally abrogated by the Trump Administration.

Bonus: On the 79th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Mark Dankof’s warning in 2013 to Iranians, Americans, and the World about what the Zio-American War Machine has planned regardless of the occupant of the White House or the composition of the American Senate and House of Representatives, is still critical reading as 2021 approaches. See “FDR and Pearl Harbor: The Primer for the Zionist Assault on the American Republic and the Nation of Iran.”

Mark Dankof on the Soleimani Assassination for the Tasnim News Agency of Iran: “Gen. Soleimani’s Assassination an Extra-Judicial, War Crime

Mark Dankof’s summer view of the Elburz Mountains from Golestan #4 off Saltanatabad a Lifetime Ago.