Updated on 11June 2020, Arranged in Chronological Order All articles cited are from reliable and trustworthy sources (some may be NSFL): Use this website to read any paywalled site you might encounter in this list. Major Incidents: ONE. submitted by
Assasination of Jacob Israël de Haan (1924), a Dutch-Jewish diplomat, for attempting to make a peace deal with the Emir of Mecca - his plan was a Palestinian state in a Jordanian federation, the Zionists would drop the Balfour declaration and any claim to a state in exchange for unrestricted immigration. He was assassinated when leaving a synagogue by Avraham Tehomi (who admitted to it much later), on the orders of Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, who later became the 2nd President of Israel: Wiki
, 972mag TWO.
King David Hotel Bombing (1946) where right-wing Zionist terrorists attacked a British HQ located within the hotel killing 91 and injuring 46. The leader of the perpetrators, Manachem Begin became the Prime Minister of Israel in 1977: Wiki
, Haaretz THREE.
Deir Yassin Massacre (1948) where 110 villagers were slaughtered, some members of the perpetrators were at a later time, absorbed into the IDF, one even became PM of Israel: Wiki
, Britannica FOUR. Document
from IDF archives (1948) which after translation states:
"In the villages lying between Nahraiya and Tarshiha there are no foreign troops for the time being.The villages are armed and ready for action1.
Your orders are to occupy, kill the men2,
destroy and burn down the villages of Kabri, Umm al-Faraj and al-Nahr."
 Ilan Pappe notes that the villagers had no proper arms, only for hunting purposes and people who served in the police; without Arab troops that were absent they stood no chance  In April 1948, the Intelligence of the Hagana defined men as anyone above the age of 10
-Photo taken from IDF Archives 1676\51\12
-Benny Morris, The Birth of the Palestinian refugee problem, 1947-1949, ISBN 0-521-33028-9. P. 133
-Hagana archives, 100\35, dated May 19, 1948 FIVE.
Palestinian Exodus "Nakba" (1948) was an expulsion of 700,000 Palestinian Arabs from their Homeland during the war and establishment of Israel in May 1948, these includes testimonies of massacres, rape and looting. During and immediately following the state’s creation, Israel expropriated approximately 4,244,776 acres of Palestinian land. Haaretz
, TheWallsOfJerusalem SIX.
Assassination of Folke Bernadotte, (1948) UN Mediator for Palestinian Refugees by Israel's Zionist Paramilitary Group, Lehi. The killing was approved by the three-man 'center' of Lehi, one of which, after the assassination, became 7th Prime Minister of Israel (Yitzhak Shamir). No one was convicted for the assassination: Wiki
, WRMEA SEVEN.
Lavon Affair (1954) a failed false flag operation where Egyptian Jews were recruited by Israeli Military Intelligence to plant bombs inside Egyptian, American, and British-owned civilian targets, their foiled plan was to blame the attacks on the Muslim Brotherhood: Haaretz
, Wiki EIGHT.
Kafr Qasim Massacre (1956) where Israeli Border Police killed 49 Arabs (19 men, 6 women, 23 children, 1 unborn child) returning home from work during a curfew they were unaware of. Those involved in the massacre were found guilty but were pardoned and released from prison in a single year. The highest ranking official prosecuted for the massacre confessed before his death, that the massacre were planned to ethnically cleanse Israeli Arabs from the region, and that his trial was staged to protect Israeli political and military elites, including Prime Minister Ben Gurion, from taking responsibility for the massacre: Wiki
, Medium NINE.
Apollo Affair (1965) an incident where 200-600 pounds of highly enriched uranium disappeared from a Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Highly suspected to have gone to Israel's Nuclear Program particularly given the visit of Rafi Eitan who was under the guise of a chemist but later revealed as an Israeli spy and who was later involved in the Jonathan Pollard
, Archive of the findings of Roger Mattson, a Physicist who investigated the Incident for the Nuclear Regulatory Commision
, 1968 FBI Report
, FBI's Declassified Memo PDF TEN.
USS Liberty (1967) where Israel deliberately attacked an American Cargo Vessel killing 34 without any repurcussions: YouTube
, Wiki EVEVEN.
Operation Trojan (1986) according to ex-Mossad agent in his book, Mossad instigated the US bombing of Libya by planting a transmission device and impersonating as the Libyan Govt sending terrorist orders to its embassies around the world. (Story in Page 113-117) (Downloadable PDF File): Other Side of Deception PDF TWELVE.
Cave of Patriarchs Massacre (1994) Israeli Settler Baruch Goldstein opened fire in Ibrahimi Mosque, killing 29 worshippers and wounding more than 125: Wiki
, JPost THIRTEEN.
Qana Massacre (1996) IDF fired artillery shells at a UN Compound where 800 Lebanese civillians were taking refuge. 106 civillians were killed, 116 injured, 4 Fiji UN forces were also seriously injured: Wiki
, DailyMotion FOURTEEN.
2nd Qana Massacre (2006) air-strike carried out by IDF on a building Lebanon during the war. 28 civillians were killed out of which 16 were children. Upon investigation, IDF concluded that there was in fact no rocket launched from Qana on the day of the deadly strike by IDF: Wiki
, Norman Finkelstein FIFTEEN.
Israeli Mossad posed as CIA agents to recruit terrorists to carry out False Flag Operations against Iran (2007-2008) Haaretz
, ForeignPolicy SIXTEEN.
Four Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated and another was seriously wounded in an attempted murder between (2010-2012). US officials confirm that Terror Group, MEK was financed, trained, and armed by Israel in killing the nuclear scientists: NBC
, Guardian Sidenote
What is Zionism? YouTube
Palestine before Zionism (Pre-1948): Youtube
(1946 - Arrival of Illegal Zionist Immigrants)
Divide & Conquer: An interactive map explaining the Israel divide and control of Palestinian Land (2019): Interactive Map
JIDF: Israeli Government is paying and giving away scholarships to students who fight internet battles and spread propaganda (2013): BBC
, Huffington Post
Israel's JIDF Hasbara App (2017): YouTube
App on GooglePlay where people defend Israel on Social Platforms to gain points (2019): GooglePlay Intl Law:
Apartheid Against Palestinians: Protected Wiki
International Law (Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions of 1949, UN Resolution 37/43) dictates that Palestinians have a legal right to an armed struggle to resist occupation: Add. Protocol I, Geneva Conventions (PDF)
, UN Resolution 37/43 (PDF)
Israel's building of settlements in occupied territories such as the West Bank and East Jerusalem are illegal under international law, violating Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 as well as the Statute of Rome, Art. 8 (2)(b)(viii) which states: "The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies."
, International Law on Occupation
, Al Jazeera
Israel's destruction of homes in occupied territories such as the West Bank and East Jerusalem are illegal under international law, violating Article 53 of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 which states: "Any destruction by the Occupying Power of real or personal property belonging individually or collectively to private persons ... is prohibited, except where such destruction is rendered absolutely necessary by military operations."
: Fourth Geneva Convention (PDF) Others:
Israeli former nuclear technician turned whistleblower was lured to Italy where Mossad drugged and abducted him back to Israel for the trial that was held secretly behind closed doors. He spent 18 years in prison, including more than 11 in solitary confinement. Says he suffered "cruel and barbaric treatment" at the hands of Israeli authorities while imprisoned because he was Christian. After his release in 2004, he was subjected to a broad array of very strict restrictions on his speech and movement (1986): Wiki
2nd Intifada, 12 yr old boy shot dead, father severely injured (2000): CNN
Breaking the silence - targeting civilians with grenades and machine guns during the 2nd Intifada (2000): YouTube
5 Israelis working for an Israeli Company "Urban Moving Systems" were arrested on 9/11 after being seen photographing and celebrating the attack on the WTC. Owner of the company fled to Israel after the incident. FBI still lists him as a 9/11 suspect but Israel refuses to extradiate him (2001): 9/11 War by Deception
Netanyahu caught on tape: "America is something that you can easily maneuver and move in the right direction" (2001): YouTube
Netanyahu lying during his speech at the US House of Representatives on Saddam Hussiens WMDs which doesn't exist (2002): YouTube
Advocating racial purity in Israel, Chinese workers in Israel sign no-sex contract (2003) Guardian
Tom Hurndall, a British Peace Activist, was shot in the head by an IDF sniper while he was helping Palestinian children flee from cross-fire in Rafah, Gaza strip. His killer was released from prison 2 years early of his 8-year sentence (2003): Wiki
, Evening Standard
Rachel Corrie, American Activist who was run over by an Israeli bulldozer destroying Palestinian homes in Gaza (2003): Imgur
New Zealand imposed diplomatic sanctions on Israel over an incident where 2 Australia-based Israelis, who were allegedly working for Mossad, attempted to fraudulently obtain NZ Passports by claiming the identity of a disabled man. 2 others, Ze'ev Barkan and David Reznick, are believed to have been the 3rd and 4th men involved in the scandal but they managed to leave NZ before being apprehended. NZ PM viewed the incident as "not only utterly unacceptable but also a breach of NZ's sovereignty and international law". The following year, Israeli foreign minister apologized for the incident. (2004) Wiki
Breaking the Silence, testimonies from IDF Whistleblowers (2004): BreakingTheSilence
Not guilty, IDF Captain who empties his magazine on a 13yr old girl, says he would have done the same if she was 3 yrs old (2005): Guardian
Phosphorus and cluster bombs which is illegal under international law heavily used by Israel during the Lebanon war (2006) Haaretz
Israel celebrates Irgun Hotel Bombing (2006): Telegraph
Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami: “If I were a Palestinian, I Would Have Rejected Camp David” implying that the Camp David Summit Offer by Ehud Barak in 2000
was unreasonable and designed to be rejected (2006): DemocracyNow
Jewish National Fund (a charity) owns 13% of the land in Israel and stipulates that only Jews can buy, mortgage or lease their land. (2007): Economist
Operation 'Cast Lead', estimated 1391 Palestinians killed, 759 to be civillians, 344 children, 110 women 13 Israeli killed, out of which 10 are soldiers (2008-2009): BBC
Israel admits using White Phosphorus during their military offensive on Gaza (2009): France24
Palestinian who claimed to be a Jew after a consensual sexual encounter with an Israeli woman jailed for 'Rape By Deception' (2010)
Israeli Organization, Kav La Oved: "Israel owes billions of shekels to Palestinian workers" (2010) (Downloadable PDF File): KavLaOved PDF
Using Palestinian captives as human shields (2010): Imgur
Gaza Flotilla, Israeli Commandos raid 6 civillians ships carrying humanitarian aid and construction materials, 9 activists were killed, 10 Israeli commandos wounded (2010): Guardian
Hashomer, Haganah, Irgun and Lehi which operated against the British Government and Arabs in Palestine used to hide weapons in synagogues, women's rooms and kindergartens. Something Israel criticises Hamas of doing today. (2011): Haaretz
IDF soldier caught kicking a Palestinian child (2012): RT
Hierarchy of the Human species according to Eli Ben-Dahan, Israel's former deputy minister of defense: Goyims (Non-Jews) placed below Homosexual Jews (2013): Haaretz
Israeli Trade Minister: "I've killed alot of Arabs in my life, there's no problem with that" (2013) JPost
IDF soldier posting an Instagram pic of a Palestinian clild in his rifle crosshairs (2013): Guardian
Ethiopian Jews injected with contraceptive birth control without their consent (2013): Haaretz
In 2013, Israel awarded 'Genie Energy', an American Oil and Gas company, rights to drill in Golan Heights (Syrian territory occupied by Israel) despite international opposition. In 2015, Israel claimed a massive discovery of oil in the area, which Israeli officials reportedly believe could supply the country’s oil needs for many years to come. (2013):
Here are the prominent figures in Genie Energy's Board of Advisors:
Jacob Rothschild (British banker of the prominent Rothschild family), Dick Cheney (Ex-Vice president of USA), Rupert Murdoch (Billionaire American Media Mogul), James Woolsey (Ex-CIA Director), Lawrence Summers (Ex-Head of US Treasury), Bill Richardson (Ex-Energy Secretary of USA), Michael Steinhardt (Wall Street Trader, Investor and Hedge Fund Manager) BusinessInsider
, Yahoo Finance
4 boys playing soccer in an open beach bombed by an Israeli warship, a later report in 2018 then revealed that it was two missiles fired from an Israeli armed drone that actually killed the boys (2014): NYT
Israeli police officers beats up a 15yr old American boy a week after the boy's cousin was killed, no jail time was given to the officers (2014): BBC
Palestinian boy beaten and burned alive by Israeli settlers (2014): Guardian
Israelis cheering on the Gaza bombing (2014): Guardian
Statistics of Palestinian children killed in Operation 'Protective Edge' (2014): Telegraph
Avraham Shalom (Former Head of Shin Bet) compares Israel's Occupation to Nazi Germany's actions in WW2 towards the Czechs, Poles and Dutch (2014): YouTube
Killing Gaza: Documentary on war crimes committed by the Israeli Military, with direct testimonies and evidence from survivors (2014): KillingGaza
IDF beating up a Palestinian man who told them to stop firing tear gas (2015): YouTube
Eli Ben-Dahan, Israel's former deputy defense minister: "Homosexual Jews are superior to Gentiles (Non-Jews), a jew always has a higher soul than a gentile, even if he is a homosexual" He also says "To me, they (Palestinians) are like animals, they aren't human" (2015): TimesofIsrael
Israeli Foreign Minister says disloyal Arabs should be beheaded with an axe (2015): WashingtonPost
Israeli Radicals celebrate by stabbing picture of Palestinian baby that was killed in a firebomb attack (2015): Haaretz
Beitar Jerusalem, the most racist football fanbase in the world (2015): YouTube
IDF Soldier assaults and beats up Palestinian Shopkeeper as he was loading boxes (2015): YouTube
Former IDF Soldier Ido Gal Razon testifies to murdering people in Gaza (2015): YouTube
Israeli racist police officer assaults their own african soldier (2015): YouTube
Shir Hever, Israeli Economist: "78% of Palestinian aid money ends up going to Israel" (2015) (Downloadable PDF File): ShirHever PDF
Brooke Goldstein (Director of the Lawfare Project who has assisted in many lawsuits towards Palestinian activist groups) declared to enthusiastic applause at a meeting of key Israel lobby operatives in New York: “Why are we using the word Palestinian? There’s no such thing as a Palestinian person” (2016) Video
Many Palestinians including children are detained in Israeli prisons without trial or charges (2016): Time
Jewish Community Watch: "Israel becoming a safe haven for paedophiles worldwide" (2016): Independent
IDF Soldier throws disabled man out of his wheelchair after he attempts to help a 14yr old who was shot (2016): Independent
IDF throws stun grenade at unarmed Palestinians talking outside their home (2016) YouTube
IDF soldier laughs as Palestinian man is crushed at the gate (2016): YouTube
IDF killing a 15yr old Palestinian travelling home from a family outing (2016): Guardian
Report: Israel's repetitive destruction of EU-funded projects in Palestine (2016): EuroMed
Former Director of Mossad defends Israel providing aid to Al-Nusra Front (Al-Qaeda's Affiliate) in Syria (2016) Youtube
Israeli Former Defence Minister says ISIS fighters apologizes to Israel after mistakenly launching an attack on IDF. Refused to comment on how they expressed their apology. Have since forgiven ISIS (2017) Independent
Reports of Torture during custody from Palestinians held imprisoned without charges or trial (2017): Haaretz
IDF Veteran: "I was the terrorist" (2017): YouTube
Israel seizes solar panels donated to Palestinians by the Dutch govt (2017): Independent
Israelis speak candidly about Palestinians to Abby Martin, includes lots of racism (2017): YouTube
Gaza: World's Largest Open-Air Prison (2018): NRC
Sentence to 9 Months after killing 2 unarmed Palestinian teens (2018): 972mag
Unarmed protestor holding flag shot by live bullets (2018): YouTube
Unarmed protester shot in the head during the protest (2018): Gyfcat
IDF assaulting medics and injured protesters (2018): Gyfcat
Abdullah Shamali, was shot while standing and talking with his friends 700 metres away from the fence (2018): Twitter
Muhammad Ayoub, 15yr old was shot in the head while running away from the fence (2018): YouTube
Mentally disabled man shot in the back of his head as he was walking away (2018): Haaretz
Elderly man waving a flag and a medic got shot at by a live round (2018): Gyfcat
Shot dead for waving flag (2018): EgyptToday
Medic shot dead by an IDF sniper (2018): WashingtonPost
IDF edits video of Palestinian Medic who was shot dead by them to misleadingly show that she was a human shield for Hamas and justify her death (2018): Independent
Canadian Doctor shot by IDF sniper (2018): CBC
Israeli Border police throws stun grenade at a Palestian couple and their infant baby as they were fleeing (2018): YnetNews
IDF Snipers cheering as they shoot an unarmed Palestinian (2018): Guardian
Similar incident, cheering after shooting a Palestinian (2018): Guardian
"Nation State" Law gives Jews exclusive rights over Arabs living in Israel (2018): Guardian
List of active discriminatory laws in Israel: Adalah
Did you know that 97% of drinking water in Gaza (under Israeli control) is contaminated? (2018): Haaretz
IDF Soldiers shooting tear gas into a Palestinian school (2018): Haaretz
Israeli settlers beating up Palestinian farmer in front of his children (2018): Haaretz
Former Chairman of Israel Labour Party says relationships between Jews and Non-Jews are "an actual plague" (2018): Twitter
4 year old child dies 4 days after being shot by the IDF while protesting (2018): Reuters
An alternative view, Palestinian Christians on Israel (2018): Youtube
Chief Rabbi calls black people "monkeys" in his weekly sermon (2018): TimesofIsrael
Israel's Supreme Court rejects legal challenge on the military's rule where soldiers can fire on UNARMED protesters (2018): APNews
Mohammed Tamimi, 16, who was shot in the head by Israeli forces held in prison for 2 days without explanation (2018): Haaretz
Most demonstrators shot by the IDF with live rounds are unarmed and not in immediate vicinity of the perimeter fence (2018): B'Tselem
IDF edited out key footage of Gaza missile strike which killed 2 Palestinian teenagers (2018): Youtube
Multi Award-winning short documentary on the occupation of Gaza (2018): YouTube
What if your whole family was being forcefully evicted from a home you lived in since 1948 to make way for new settlers? (2019) Haaretz
Palestinian Boy on the way to school shot in the head by Israeli Police (2019): Haaretz
Video of war crimes screened at UN Human Rights Council (2019): Youtube
Top Rabbis in Israel defending and calling for donations to an Israeli charged with killing a Palestinian woman (2019): Haaretz
Israeli Settlers attack Palestinian Mother and her son (2019): Gyfcat
IDF Harrasses ambulance crew and demands for their key (with sound) (2019): Gyfcat
"Israel is the nation state of Jews alone" Netanyahu responds to TV star saying Arabs are equal citizens (2019): Haaretz
Arresting children in school, IDF threatened breaking the teacher's arm if he doesn't let go of his student (2019): CNN
IDF Soldiers laughing as they assault a Palestinian Father and Son handcuffed while in custody (2019): i24News
, Haaretz PART 2, 3 & 4 CONTINUED IN COMMENT SECTION BELOW
Hello and welcome back to another addition of the
AAC uni tracker week 18
random offseason stuff week offseason. I’ll be talking about
the factually best unifrom combos. I just want to mention that when I started making this post the coaches at the schools in Mississippi were Joe Morehead and N/A, now we live in the year 1 A.L.F. (After Leach and Freshwater). Format is 5ish teams that use the combo in relative order of quality. Music for this week
in honor of Matt Luke’s coaching career
Penn State: simple, clean, and classic. The blue numbers and facesmaks are complemented well by the blue stripe. Also the black cleats are a nice nod to the tradition.
The entire Big XII (one word per team in no partiuclar order)
- Texas - Iconic
- Oklahoma (roughrider) - unique
- Kansas - simple
- Kansas State - solid
- Texas Tech - meh
- TCU - creative
- Baylor - generic
- OSU - loud
- Iowa State - clean
- West Virginia - okay
Tulane: the angry wave is sexy, stripes on jersey are very nice and the facemasks all look very good. The green and powder blue mix very well and the shiny decals are real nice.
Michigan State: green and white go well together. The white facemasks are real nice and the green stripes are good. The flat finish on the helmet stickers are interesting as well.
Auburn: this is a very solid, traditional uni. The helmet decals being very dark and shiny is a bit unique and really good looking.
Cincy: they are very good, Lucille approves.
Hawaii: Island chain helmets are beautiful. Also the white stripe that is on one side of the helmets and pants is a cool touch.
Iowa: Tiger-Hawk is a thing of beauty. The normal steeler-ish home uni is very nice and goes well with the inverted black with gold (yellow) stripe.
Louisville: the black helmet with red teeth cardinal is solid, as are the black pants with the old english “L”. I also like the black jersey, type is nice and the wings are a great touch.
ASU: the Black helmets with the black trident outlined in yellow was a good choice plus maroon outline around the whole thing is solid. The yellow numbers stand out well and match the decals very well. Finally the subtle flag of airizona pattern is very cool. Straight up firm
CU: the Buffs simple white jerseys are a thing of beauty, when matched with the elite gold helmet it is always a winning combo.
Texas State: Speaking of simple and great, Texas State? Well yeah, they have an awsome white uni, the maroon texas is a great touch and everything being outlined in gold is cool. The bobcat inside of texas is a nice helmet logo and excellently uses maroon, plus the white facesmasks just look stellar. This is pretty much 1b to CU’s 1a.
Tulsa: the blue facemaks, decals, and numbers make this look really pop, plus script “Tulsa” is nice and the thin gold outline really adds a nice extra bit.
Akron: the big white “Z” outlined in blue is nice and navy is always a good color for jersey numbers especially with gold outline, the blue masks really ties together an elite look for a far from elite team.
Army: I’m half putting these on the list because Navy needs to bring back white pants, but I’m also half putting them on because they are so good. The thick black stripe is a good look and the stencil numbers outlined in once again, gold, are nice without being too over the top. Simple and solid.
Notre Dame: I would not live another week if didn’t include these...
UCLA: ...and these because although they may be different (stripes vs. no stripes, baby vs. navy, decals vs no decals, gold masks vs. grey) they are both Iconic and the standard for for good home unis. The recent changes to each (gold masks for UCLA and brighter gold for ND) may not be universallly beloved but in my opinion both were solid changes.
Cal (throwback): yes technically this is gold. Yes I don’t care if you disagree. Yes the lighter colors are so, so much fun. Yes the stripes work well. Yes to these.
Navy: Stripes are a good touch, Navy masks tie together the look, and Perry fast.
Akron: bet you didn’t think you would be seeing the zips again but alas their unis are great. Much like CU they could use a template update but they remain solid. Helmet with script are always good and the jerseys are simple and solid (but man please get rid of tire track template).
Cincy: Satin helmets are sexy, Lucille approves.
Oklahoma: Classic look and I have always loved the finish on their helmets. The dense white logo is nice and the simplicity with the numbers and stripes is a thing of beauty.
Bama: slightly worse Oklahoma (don’t kill me) with the Iconic helmet of the tide. Grey mask is nice and stripe and numbers are cool.
Minnesota: Satin Maroon with white decals are sexy, Gophy approves.
Louisville/ISU: Chrome red helmets with all white, clean unis are always gonna be good. Too close to call in this case.
CU: my personal favorite look for CU. The black on the helmets goes great with the black numbers. Also the ralphie logo is very basic and little more than an outline here and it works as the gold outline on the number matches the gold outline here.
UCF: these are basically CU’s look but slightly worse due to inferior logo. The chrome gold stripe is a nice touch though and I love that they actually updated their set (glares at nike with Buffalo like intent).
North Texas: Black Collar Works well here with the black number outline and the helmets. Green decals and green number are really sweet.
OkSU (military): the Black helmets with orange decals and black pants with grey stripe and a bit of orange were cool. The one problem is the lack of orange on the jersey. Black numbers are good but an orange outline would help this look.
Northwestern: the Black helmets with chrome decals are sweat. The one big problem is the grey jersey has white numbers which would just be better if they were black. Also purple stripe is very nice.
Nebraska: classics part 2: the corn strikes back
Houston: white helmet with the abundance of white on the jersey is nice. Interlocking “UH” is good and the stripes are clean.
Rutger (throwbacks): the option for long sleeves is kinda cool plus the throwback “R” is amazing. Jersey is simple but good. Nice look.
Miami (Oh): the big red stripe was cool on helmet and pants, white one on the jersey is cool. Script miami is sexy. Good look for Tuesday night #MACtion.
LSU: the White helmets are almost as good as the gold and the stripe featuring alot of white is cool. Classic decals are good. The throwback block “L” on the pants is nice. The Purple Jersey with minimal gold and tons of white goes so well with white pieces. Geaux tigas.
Northwestern: I love Northwestern’s purple jerseys, the black stripe is nice and the white numbers pop. Also also the helmets, especially cardiac cat, are super cool.
TCU: unique look inspired by past frogs look. The white helmet may very well be their best and the white pieces go great with the buisy but nice purple jersey.
Kansas State: very solid alt. Simple and pretty traditional and the logo is good as ever. Stripes are always nice plus great grey masks.
James Madison: ayy we ran out of purple teams so how bout JMU. The FCS runner up’s white/purple/white features a very cool purple and gold striupe. The subtle lion on the shoulder is cool. Gold numbers outlined in white is a solid touch.
Michigan: classic helmet, stupendous (Whatever, I ran out of words) stripe, solid look
Ole Miss (powder blue): ditto plus baby blue with chrome red is always cool.
Cal: very differnet from Michigan /s. Script “Cal” is also sexy though.
Air Force: satin finish is soooo nice. Plus grey just works outlined in white with blue. Light blue numbers are also very fun.
KU: I see you Mad Hatter. Blue with grey masks and chrome red stripe is awesome. The blue numbers are very nice aswell. simple “KU” was also a good choice.
X. Generic team combo
Oklahoma: helmets are still cool, plus red jersey is every bit as good as white.
Maryland (Throwback): Script “Terps” sexy, 4 stripes sexy, white heavy helmet stripes are usually good with white masks and that remaines here.
Indiana: the satin helmets are nice (starting to see a trend) and the big block “I” is real nice. Stripes add a bit. Rest of the uni is simple and clean, subtle stripes included.
Louisiana: “Rajun’ Cajuns” is the coolest name ever and looks good on the helmets. Stripes are sick and the grey facemasks look way too good here.
Houston: hey these are wayyy different from Oklahoma. Seriously solid though.
Honorable mention to Akron, CU, ULM (throwbacks) and potentially UCF’s elite white/white/gold combo
. So simple but works so well.
CU, OU, and Akron were my most often mentioned teams, take from that what you will. That’s it. Always remember making the original title of a post something sexy for a football sub is a bad idea.
Edit: all these are from teams current sets. Yes I know that some teams have other good versions. I only did 5.
This post will carry a lot of pejorative shit towards a lot of people on this sub after having the experience to read ignorant ass opinions on the aforementioned thread so if this comment will get me banned from the sub, so be it. I don't give a shit because I think some people are in dire need to be called the fuck out for their bullshit even if that makes me an asshole.
Before starting, it is absolutely crucial to stress one thing. I don't watch our football matches. I watch the highlights from time to time to keep up. I'm only able to watch the first few matches every season before the basketball and volleyball seasons start. Out of 5 teams of the club in 3 team sports, if they all had a match at the same time my preferance to watch in order, ceteris paribus, would be: men's basketball, women's volleyball, men's volleyball, women's basketball, football.
And I'm the kind of supporter that leaving aside the effect of my personal experiences, doesn't differentiate between titles won across all sports. Like, really the rowing team winning the Turkish Championship isn't less to me than football team winning Süper Lig. Or yes, CEV Champions League title is not lesser than EuroLeague title to me even though I reacted to the EuroLeague title way more viscerally.
I never watched any football match from start to finish in my life excluding when I was in the stadium but I only went to stadiums as a Fenerbahçe ultra and it's questionable that I watched the matches there, was focused on with our performance in the stands always more. And I've never attended Şükrü Saraçoğlu ever since passolig and will never again as long as passolig continues.
The point is, I'm not qualified to talk about the football team really. Point to fingers, argue, whatever. I don't do that. This write-up isn't about that. Throwback to Announcement of 621m€ Debt
Shortly after Aziz Yıldırım's two decade reign was over and the club got its 2nd president in the 21th century in 2018, Ali Koç went on FB TV to give a summary on the state of the club.
The debt was 3,2 billion Liras. 1,77 billion of that was financial debts, to banks and factoring companies as he announced that day. Because so much of the debt was to private financial institutions; the revenues from the club's season ticket sales, matchday revenue, VIP Box revenue, stadium sponsorships, Fenerium sales were granted to these corporations and did not go through the club's bank account. Those different revenue streams had different end dates on this, but mostly were up in 2021 or 2023. So until 2021, the club is not getting that revenue. And some of them until 2023. And they still had 3,2 billion TRY to pay without getting that revenue.
This wasn't the worst thing to come out from that briefing. Ali Koç openly threated some factoring companies that day on the basis that certain corporations were eager to take over the ownership of the club because the club was not paying the debts.
Now have a reality check here. I would prefer Fenerbahçe to compete only in amateur levels across any sport it competes in for my entire lifetime before I would be okay with some financial corporations taking over the club due to debts as if the club is fucking Türk Telekom. If you think 3 Temmuz or team bus getting attacked is even %1 as bad as that, I don't know what to tell you.
I'm willing to bet a lot of people loved Aziz Yıldırım after 2006 for differing time period. Since 2006, I always hated him. I'm willing to bet you guys won't even understand that, don't know what happened Bursaspor and AZ matches in Kadıköy, how evil of a human being Aziz was, how he used his friendship with Mehmet Ağ*r to oppress, arrest, beat up thousands of Fenerbahçe supporters. 3 Temmuz aside, I could not tell the utter joy I felt when Aziz went to prison. It was like a glimpse of hope in the midst of utter tragedy. By 2018 election time, I would have want to choke him to death by my own bare hands if you know, if it wasn't a criminal act. And I had that feeling much before that, by 2018 he was simply pathetic, the power hungry evil shit he did in and around the club was much higher during mid to late 2000s.
I said all this to emphasise how much I hated our former club president. And you see, it was never about "football team bad" criticism for me Aziz. I would never hate a human being for that lol. It was all personal and he operated as a Fenerbahçe president in non-sporting affairs. But... I never hated him more for anything, for all the evil shit he did that you won't ever know in his tenure, than when Ali Koç announced the state of club finances that day. They left the club to be bankrupt to be hunted down by financial corporations hoarding away money from Fenerbahçe loving rich people like Murat Ülker, Ferit Şahenk and spending it away to factoring companies.
I still think perhaps only about %10 of the club's supporters understood how fucked up the club was announced to be by Ali Koç that day. People just focused on the pure debt number out of all things announced and that 3,2 billion debt was like the 6th worse news coming out of that evening.
Anyway, this sub had a thread then: https://www.reddit.com/FenerbahceSK/comments/91kz9l/official_statement_about_our_club_finances/
Top, most upvoted comments then:
I hope people will stop complaining about the lack of star transfers/loans now. We are virtually bankrupt. Now is the time to rebuild, slowly. I also hope turkish media will stop pumping rumors about transfers. Thank god we did not buy/loan wilshere or any of the names circulating in the media
FFS Aziz, this is uncanny. His every move in the club should be scrutinized and he should be sued if any shady transactions are spotted.
Bad news: we're kinda fucked... Kinda a lot...
Good news: we can't be more fcked by Aziz and his followers.
Is there an option to sell something or demand money from the responsible men?
Fenerbahce A.Ş currently owns 67.07% of the fenerbahce Stocks, 38.38% of that has been given to various banks in exchange for loans that means if Fenerbahce can not repay its loans it will no longer have a majority its own stocks.
Ya arkadas millet nerdeyse 200-300 milyona oyuncu alacak biz binleri hesapliyoruz makas ne ara bu kadar acildi ya.. Ayrica bu kadar borca soktuktan sonra da aday olmak diger adaya tehditler savurmak falan.. O adamin acilen her isinin takip edilip dava ustune dava acilmasi lazim. Ben bu isin sadece “taraftar yildiz istedi aldik sansimiz boyleymis oynamadi adam tutmadi burda” olduguna inanmiyorum. Birileri hesap vermeli artik. Borcunu surekli az gosterip bankada 100 milyonum var demek nedir ya
Aziz and co. have gang banged the club it seems. What a horrible betrayal...
And these were the statements given out all across the supporters then. "Ah, don't worry, let's not expect anything, give donations to the club, just focus on saving the club from the banks".
So I ask you this, what changed? Do you think we are in 2020 and now all that shit is fixed? Because you sent a couple SMSs in FenerOl and think the club has money to spend now? Do you think the revenues from basic revenue streams go the club now instead of the banks and the factoring companies simply because time passed and you forgot about all this now?
The entire money summed up in FenerOl doesn't even account for club's expenses for a month. For one month.
Ali Koç gave twice the amount of the entire money summed up in FenerOl as soon as his presidency started out of his own pocket.
And I'm not talking about the sponsorships. Like half the sponsors of Fenerbahçe teams are Koç companies and each of them are overpaying the amount based on the value those sponsorships have. FB TV and magazine ads are mostly from Koç companies too. Nobody knows the real number but Ali Koç, but I'm willing to bet more than half of the entire club revenue comes from Ali Koç one way or the other and I'm adding those revenue streams that just immediately go to financial debt collectors too. Whatever the amount is, Ali Koç is channeling the club more money than any UCL team who doesn't make the semifinals gets from UEFA despite u/griwulf
claiming the opposite.
Also without analysing the decisions with regards to player personnel, they've done a great job of reducing the personnel salaries each year since they've begun the presidency. The comparisons for 17-18, 18-19, 19-20 seasons were presented in that Güntekin Onay interview at beinsports a few months ago. And they reduced down the budget of the women's basketball significantly while retaining a domestically competitive team. They kept the budget of men's basketball team the same whilst increasing the quality of the squad. They also constructed competitive squads for both of the volleyball teams for CEV Champions League even, not just domestically.
As you know, football division is the least successful among the 5, I'm not talking about this season, in general. I always thought Ali Koç would be the one chance this club has for our football division to rise within his tenure with the structural changes he would bring and be competitive in Europe a la the other teams. But I was so pissed at Aziz when 3,2 billion was announced because I knew it would take the incumbent president more than a presidential tenure to fix all that shit if he or she ever could before take on the stuff that they'd want to accomplish. I was pissed because wasting away Koç's presidential years like that was wasting away the one chance we had for the football division to rise above the petty little shit that is Turkish football and just do better like other divisions of ours. This club has had Olympic athletes at every individual sport it competes in and European success at every team sport it competes in, except football.
But again, this is our financial reality. And you people don't realise the job they are trying to do, trying to keep the club competitive while dealing with immense debt with extremely limited financial resources available since most of the revenue streams go to debt collectors. Ali Koç's 50m USD out of pocket and FenerOl barely keeps the club afloat, still drown by debt, but at least doesn't bring new debt. Are we going to inject synthetic money like that every season? The future is not that bright in that regard financially too. One more significant USD and € downturn in Turkish economy could bankrupt the club still. Just so you know, the financial situation of the club is more fragile than an iced lake facing a 25 degrees weather.
Just because months pass, and you don't pay attention to club's affairs beyond "who we gonna sign", doesn't mean things are better. They are just about the same.
And by the way, it's not just wealth Ali Koç has. The man is a chairman of a Turkish bank himself. Do you think contractors like Nihat Özdemir or Aziz openly threatining debt collectors hold more water than Ali Koç threatening them? The club board was able to hold back a sure fire UEFA suspension with a promise of re-structuring the immediate bank debts with Bankalar Birliği in October.
That deal is still not finished. If it were not going to get done in October, we would see the UEFA suspension. But UEFA didn't do that either. The club board is able to, in January, still operate without the re-structure of the debts because they are negotiating for better terms while simultaneously holding back the UEFA suspension despite the fact that we did not deliver on the promise for a re-structure deal in October 2019. Do you think if Ali Koç was not the president of this club, that would happen? That Bankalar Birliği would give a shit about Aziz? Or the Aziz administration at its late stages when Aziz had purged everyone away in Stalinist fashion was competenet enough to not get a UEFA suspension when we clearly broke the terms?
All the people who say dumb shit like "at least Aziz was like this" "At least Aziz loved Fener" "At least with Aziz, we won some championships" now. Like, I'm not even going to get into how much that shit infuriates me, these motherfuckers are clueless about the club to have the audacity to say Aziz loved Fenerbahçe more than Ali Koç does. But I'm not going to go into horseshit like that, just asking these people, would you think an Aziz Yıldırım administration would be able to solve all these gigantic problems the club faces today the way Ali Koç administration solved it or maybe better? u/Horkosthegreat
care to counter-point any of this? Because you said and I quote:
We are practicly in worse financial situation then before. Majority of the positive income we have are transfers of 4 players that were bought in Aziz Yildirim admin. We have much less income from sporting also.
Only thing positive in extra sponsors but that is barely an administrative achievement as most of them are owned by Koc himself, not like he had to sit on a heated arguement to get those.
Oh, and let me correct some statements you pulled from your arsehole in there.
a) The club has much less sporting income because of the grants Aziz administration gave out to financial corporations which exchange they now own a sizable portion of the club and not just its revenue streams btw. Just not the majority thanks to Ali Koç.
b) You don't understand corporations' structure if you think he did not have to have heated arguments for those sponsorships. All of those Koç brands are either parent companies or tied to a big parent company. Those parent companies each have boards of their own, Ali Koç is not even on the board of some of those companies. And because debt of Turkish private sector is at an all time high, these companies don't make profits like they used to in early 2010s. They have a lot of debts themselves, do you think it's easy for Ali Koç to convince these companies to pay 35 million annually like AVIS or Beko do? This is why his family didn't want him to become Fenerbahçe president. Not because of bad press, maybe partially that, but mostly because voila he goes asking around family companies many millions annually to save the ass of the club he supports.
You also said:
But at last years, we weren't going worse. We hit the bottom but at last years we going in positive direction. Since Koc came are worse than those last years.
How in the hell this club did not hit rock bottom when Aziz lost the presidency, left the club with a 3,2B debt whilst debt collectors were crawling to increase the owner percentage Aziz gave them as %38 to a controlling percentage of at least %67? The Vision of the Board
So this vision might be something that we might disagree. I'm not sure I agree with the board on this vision, but I admire it.
And that vision is that, they are not effectively downsizing when they are doing all this. And it comes from the idea that however fucked up the situation could be, they cannot downsize in ways that diminish an ounce of prestige of the club. This is clearly stated in the speeches of the board members during Divan and other regular meetings.
Again, you might disagree with that. I don't know if I agree with that. It can be called stupid even, but I admire it.
Other two huge Turkish sports clubs, Beşiktaş and Galatasaray, also have a lot of debt, there are different reasons for this trend across Turkish sports clubs, I won't go into that. It's off-topic. As big as their debts are, not even close to our situation.
But both of them downsized every sports division they had except the football one. They want to downsize the football division too, they explicitly say so (although idk new Beşiktaş president, the previous one was saying all the time though). But they cannot do it because Turkish football fandom consists of millions of insecure people who latch onto football teams of BJK, GS and FB looking to hunt for their glorify because they have low self esteem and not much else. They also shut down their TV channels, magazines and let go of personnel.
Fenerbahçe only did a significant downsize on the budget of the female basketball team which isn't even close to downsize these two clubs did at their other teams. And the only thing Fenerbahçe let go was the magazine, which was only very recently. The board refuses to give up FB TV. And they are keeping the costs of things that they find prestigious even as fucked up of a financial situation the club has, much moreso than Beşiktaş and Galatasaray.
So again, feel free to call this stupid, but this only adds to the humongous job the board has. They are trying to keep what they see as the values of the club even though they cost money and don't turn in profit at all. How many millions this adds to the costs of the club annually? Who knows? A lot though. Correlation does not imply causation
A club president and a club board should not be judged by the sporting performances. It's not their job. This is as much of a basic fact that 2 plus 2 equals 4 or that Ankara is the capital city of Turkey to me. But somehow needs to be uttered on this sub.
This doesn't even apply to them only. As I said, I'm not qualified to talk about football shit, so I am trying to stay away from that but following the logical footprint of your arguments, many of you do this with regards to club executives like Comolli too. I'm not defending Comolli, once again I don't even follow things to know whether he did a horrendous job or an amazing job or wherever in between. But his name doesn't matter, the club executive who makes the football personnel decisions are not successful just because the team plays so well and are not unsuccessful just because the team plays badly. You can't go "oh what a great transfer" in the summer and then shit on the executive who signed him when he performs under expectations months later.
Same shit, it's not the job of the club board to perform on the pitch, on the court, on the ring, swimming pool, wherever the fuck club competes at. It's not their job to make personnel decisions. I see a bunch of "Ali Koç signed this player" and criticising him because the player was bad or whatever. That's just beyond idiotic, it's not a club president's job to determine who to sign. If Ali Koç is signing players he
wants, you should not criticise him on the condition that the player performing badly. You should be outraged with him and demand him to resign because he wants to make player personnel decisions over the qualified people in the first place.
And finally, correlation does not imply causation. The success of a club board's does not hinge on whether the football team wins the Turkish League title that season or not. That's not how you evaluate their jobs. So "We won a couple titles in Turkish League in two decades with Aziz, none so far with Ali Koç, hence Aziz was better" sentiment has to be coming from someone who is either more stupid than a plastic chair or doesn't know any shit about this but likes to give opinions anyway in a neurotic dunning-kruger syndrome.
The most moronic and infuriatingly ignorant statements with regards to Yıldırım and Koç came from u/Some_Username12
in that thread but it's a laughable comparison that some others attempt to do in less stupid ways. So this goes for all of that.
There are lot more to say to expose the logical fallacies when people "criticise" the club board and Ali Koç, and the inaccurate statements, and the claims produced from their asses but I want to watch Fenerbahçe play Barcelona and I don't want to ramble any further because I admittedly started this post solely to call out the people who say stupid ass shit so I invite anyone over to challenge that in the comments for me to be able to respond within precise arguments. But still wrote this long ass shit that nobody will ever read to perhaps remind some things that people forget because they desperately need the 3 points from the football team for self-glorification and lose all perspective in sight of that.
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