Friday, January 20, 2012

Jewish Newspaper Suggests That Israel Should Assassinate Barack Obama

When I first read this BS I thought it was one of those phony web stories cranks like to circulate on the internet. But upon confirmation that this was a legitimate story, I thought WTF (sorry mom).

Read On:

The owner of a Jewish newspaper in Atlanta has said he deeply regrets writing a column suggesting that Israel consider "a hit" on Barack Obama if he stands in the way of the Jewish state defending itself.
Andrew Adler told the Guardian he wrote the column in the weeklyAtlanta Jewish Times "to get a reaction" from the paper's readers.
"The headline for the column was: 'What would you do?' That's what I wanted to see," he said. "It's got like a Dr Phil reaction: what were you thinking? I feel really bad it did that."
The column asks readers to imagine that they are the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, confronting the threat posed by Hezbollah and Iran's nuclear programme while also under pressure from a US president with an "Alice in Wonderland" belief in diplomacy over force.
Adler lays out what he says are the three options available to Netanyahu: attack Hezbollah and Hamas; defy the US – which is willing to let "Israel take a lethal bullet" – by striking against Iran's nuclear facilities; or a third option.
"Three, give the go-ahead for US-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice-president to take his place, and forcefully dictate that the United States' policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies," Adler wrote in a column that appeared in print by not online.
"Yes, you read "three" correctly. Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel's existence. Think about it. If I have thought of this Tom Clancy-type scenario, don't you think that this almost unfathomable idea has been discussed in Israel's most inner circles?"
Adler went on to ask: "How far would you go to save a nation comprised of 7 million lives – Jews, Christians and Arabs alike? You have got to believe, like I do, that all options are on the table."source
I truly hope this paper and gentleman receives a visit from the Secret Service. His diatribe raises several troubling issues: 
  1. Is there a US based Mossad in our country and what are they doing?
  2. Does he believe the Mossad has a right to conduct covert activity on USA soil?
  3. Is he suggesting that a foreign government hatching a plan to assassinate President Obama is in the best interest of Israel? 
  4. Does he believe the foreign policy of USA should be dictated by Israeli President Binyamin Netanyahu?
In any event, his threats (hypothetical or not) are very disturbing and un-American. Can you image the justifiable outrage and negative feedback any American or Arab newspaper would receive if they published comments or opinions calling for the assassination of President Netanyahu? Someone would and should be fired!

1 comment:

  1. It was an incredibly disgusting statement by that man.