Khazar Strain

The Y-DNA Haplogroup R1a that's been showing up in Ashkenazic Jews at a rate of 8-10% {and Q1b ~ 5%} has been claimed as a Khazar heritage from the First Millennium when a Turkic-speaking confederation ruled the Crimea and much of the Ukraine and then converted to Judaism before disappearing. This R1a is most likely of East-Iranian origination. As stated, the Khazars were a confederation of many peoples including Celts, Goths, Alans, Magyars etc. The ruling tribe spoke a Turkic language, but just as the Seljuks brought a language to Anatolia, like the Hittites thousands of years before them, they did not bring all that much genetic material. Would the Khazars be that different? And given that the Khazar nation originated in the Caucuses they were probably already infused with many of these same Haplogroups which having migrated south, such as the Hurrians, provided many of the ancestors to the original Israelites. For instance, the Székely Peoples of Hungary who may have descended {in part} from the breakaway Khazar tribes, the Kabars, show a relationship of over 21 % to Y-DNA Haplogroup J which is often identified with the Middle East though could have come from the Caucuses.

U. S. Decline

The United States got pulled into the 21st Century Depression by many factors -- the biggest being the movement of international markets and the domestic political paralysis enabled by the power of 'big money.' One should be careful not to call it the movements of international capital as that suggests that individual capitalists were responsible. The players were largely corporate managers, central bankers and other entities like the Chinese Communist Party.

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How Christians got their name

When followers of the Awrcha ארח {Aramaic or Hebrew} meaning "path" or "way" -- translated as οδου "hodoo" in Greek, -- tried to explain themselves to Gentiles {These were members of a Jewish sect of a risen Messiah known to other Jews as נוצרים Nazorim or Nazarenes} the Gentiles did not understand what a Messiah {or משיח Mashiach in Hebrew} was. So they explained it meant an "Annointed one" literally meaning a King or High Priest who is 'coronated' using a chrism of 'holy oil.'

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