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Wikileaks, Some Of Our Best Friends Are Jewish.

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Wikileaks has released a defence of Assange’s racist statements:

“On Tuesday 1st March 2011, @wikileaks said:

Because WikiLeaks has some Jewish staff and enjoys wide spread Jewish support, its staff have frequently been smeared by its opponents, political or competitive, as being agents of the Mossad or of George Soros. These smears are completely false. A good overview of some of the allegations can be here:

http://humanityinchaos.com/MediaSpam.html

A Washington intelligence firm was recently exposed as being behind a $2M plan to destroy WikiLeaks reputation and target supportive journalists:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/us/politics/12hackers.html

The intelligence firm was referred by the US Department of Justice.

But smears against WikiLeaks cross the geopolitical spectrum. Ian Hislop, editor of the weekly satirical current affairs magazine Private Eye, recently wrote an article “as much as he could remember”, about an off the record conversation with Julian Assange who complained that a previous article, appearing in Private Eye, was based on falsehoods spread by opponents and calculated to undermine WikiLeaks strong Jewish support. The problems stem from a November the 1st, 2010 legal dispute with the Guardian, which were trigged by the actions of one particular journalist, David Leigh. Leigh deliberately, and secretly, broke an agreement signed by the Guardian’s editor-in-chief stating that 1. the Guardian was not to publish WikiLeaks cables 2. the Guardian was to keep them confidential. 3. the Guardian was to not store them on an internet connected computer system. Leigh had previously shown himself to be a competent journalist, but secretly broke all elements of the contract. On being notified that the German news weekly Der Spiegel was writing a book (in German) that would expose this breach, Leigh attempted to cover his actions, first by laundering an distorted version of the events through a friend at Vanity Fair then by writing his own book, which he had published through the Guardian. WikiLeaks has not previously covered this or many other process and reputational issues, due to the opportunity cost of removing writers from our core mission which has never been more important.

Mr. Leigh has since continued to shore up his own power position by spreading malicious libels, targeted at WikiLeaks principle support bases. A brief look through the focus of Leigh’s Twitter account http://twitter.com/davidleigh3 shows the sort of game in play. Although the damage done to the Guardian’s reputation by these actions is an ongoing concern to many Guardian staff, Leigh is perceived, by them, wrongly or rightly, to be protected through his marriage to the sister of the editor-in-chief, Alan Rusbridger.

Julian Assange said “Hislop has distorted, invented or misremembered almost every significant claim and phrase. In particular, ‘Jewish conspiracy’ is completely false, in spirit and in word. It is serious and upsetting. Rather than correct a smear, Mr. Hislop has attempted, perhaps not surprisingly, to justify one smear with another in the same direction. That he has a reputation for this, and is famed to have received more libel suits in the UK than any other journalist as a result, does not mean that it is right. WikiLeaks promotes the ideal of “scientific journalism” – where the underlaying evidence of all articles is available to the reader precisely inorder to avoid these type of distortions. We treasure our strong Jewish support and staff, just as we treasure the support from pan-Arab democracy activists and others who share our hope for a just world.”

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That “some of my best friends are Jewish” excuse is very weak.

But it still doesn’t explain Israel Shamir and Wikileaks’ connection.

Why is the organisation in league with a Far Right antisemite like Shamir?

Update 1:Not forgetting:

Assange And Tales of Jewish Conspiracies?

Shamir, Stupidity And Julian Assange.

Conspiracies, The CIA And The Racist, Israel Shamir.

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01/03/2011 at 22:05

The BBC And Casual Antisemitism

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You can almost guarantee that should something nasty happen in the world that Israelis or Jews will be blamed for it.

Of course, the majority of those doing the blaming are cranks, neo-Nazis, White Power freaks or their friends, you wouldn’t normally expect to hear casual antisemitism on BBC Radio Four, and certainly not on their premier news programme, PM, but that’s what happened on the 17th February 2010 edition.

Listen to it at from 10:40 onward with the silly statement at about 17:45 into the programme:

‘Gordon Thomas:

“Usually, as I said, they would like to have, carry out their mission killing someone in the bedroom, that is easy for them, because what they do they have a whole backup system called assigment (?). These are the people, local residents, Jewish people, who will help the Mossad, and there’s estimated to be in the world about half million, some people say a million, I tend say to it is about half a million from what I have learned from the Mossad.” ‘ [My transcript]

Given there are about 13 million Jews in the world, then BBC’s PM would have us believe that about 1 in 13 Jews either work for or would assist Mossad, if required.

It doesn’t occur to them that this is on a par with cranky antisemitic theories which have been doing the rounds of the Internet for years, where they basically argue that Mossad are secretive, all-powerful and bloodthirsty.

BBC’s PM adds a new dimension to that deranged thinking, where instead of “reds being under the bed” Mossad is seen to be behind numerous unexplained occurrences and presumably helped by this legion of Jews just waiting for the word?

It is a pity that the BBC doesn’t commission a programme on antisemitic conspiracy theories and make the PM producers and interviewers sit through it for a few hours, then perhaps they wouldn’t come out with this nonsense, again.

If you read the blurb for Gideon’s Spy by Gordon Thomas (the PM interviewee), you’ll find out that Mossad were somehow involved in the killing of “Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed”, but given the ludicrous nature of these allegations I am surprised that Gordon Thomas doesn’t blame Mossad for Climate Change, pigeon droppings or halitosis.

You can read the reviews on Amazon and make your own minds up, I suspect his research is about as useful as a papier-mâché suspension bridge.

The Speccy had a review of Mr. Thomas’s work and this sums it up nicely:

“Many other examples could be cited. Basic mistakes about those cases whose facts are known do not encourage confidence in the author’s other revelations. And if Mossad was even half as skilful and all-knowing as Thomas suggests, Israel’s military and political problems in the Middle East would surely have been solved long ago.

Oh, the poor old BBC.

(Hat tip: Adam Holland)

Update 1: Ops, I am a little behind events, Judeosphere covered it here 3 days ago, BBC Reports That One Million Jews Worldwide are Trained Assassins. Readers had better read his account, he’s a lot sharper than me.

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22/02/2010 at 01:07

Is This Booth and Tonge’s View Too?

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You might think that the Protocols of the Elders of Zion were old hat, renowned racist dribble only believed by deranged neo-Nazis or paranoid White supremacists, etc but unfortunately the Palestinian Telegraph seems to take them as literal fact:

The CST has more:

“It turns out that WW1 and WW2 were planned in advance for the sake of a group following the dictates of Zionism, a non religious socio-political Ideology which puts their leaders at the top of a Pyramid, while the rest of mankind, their “servants” are piled in a heap right at the bottom, unaware of what is being instigated at the pinnacle of this structured pyramid!! It is not too dissimilar to a Social Class Ladder: the working class, that is the masses or, I prefer to use a stronger and more apt term, the Servants/Slaves; then we have the Middle class, the middle men who in turn receive their delegated orders from the higher echelons of society, their MASTERS, the Elite, Aristocracy, the “Illuminati Factor” in fact, the billionaires in Power, who are covertly controlling our world and our communities and lives, choosing methods that are abhorrent to a fair, just ethical moral Society.

These Masters, controlled by such luminaries as the Rothschild Dynasty, have been working in the wings establishing their Corporate Financial and Imperialist ,Colonialist Empire, getting richer by the day, their power increasing by the hour, while their servants, their minions, their puppets do all the hard work, shed blood sweat and tears, and physical and mental sacrifice.”

I wonder if Laura Booth or Baroness Tonge subscribe to those views as well?

It is a real pity that the Palestinians cause has to be associated with this virulent racist filth.

[Note: The main article at the Palestinian Telegraph has been removed, probably for the sake of PR, but a copy of it exists within the Google cache.]

Parody Or Reality.

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CiF Watch has a humourous piece parodying many of the attitudes that are found at the Guardian. Those damn Anglonists!

I dare you to read it and not smile.

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09/12/2009 at 19:20

The Stalinist School of Falsification Over At The Morning Star.

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As Dave Osler indicated the Star tried deleting that terrible review of the Holocaust denier, Nick Kollerstrom’s new book.

Well they tried, but the Star’s Stalinists were beaten by modern technology, Google’s cache

Here’s a copy of that review:

“Terror On The Tube

by Nick Kollerstrom (Progressive Press, £10)

Monday 03 August 2009
by Geoff Simons

This important book tears the official explanation for the July 7 Tube and bus bombings to shreds.

No Star reader will be surprised to hear about government lies, but Kollerstrom presents a detailed analysis based on a wealth of information that is staggering in its implications.

The government story is completely demolished. Times, photographs, official statements – all are subject to a careful scrutiny that leaves nothing standing.

Kollerstrom admits that the truth about the attacks may never be fully known and argues for a proper public inquiry.

He also attempts a posthumous rehabilitation of the four so-called bombers.

So who was responsible? The author explains the idea of “false-flag terror,” staged by governments to achieve political ends.

US analyst Webster Tarpley said in 2005: “Last week’s London explosions carry the characteristic features of state-sponsored, synthetic provocation by networks within the British intelligence services MI5, MI6, the Home Office and the Metropolitan Special Branch who are favourable to a wider Anglo-American aggressive war in the Middle East.”

The false-flag argument is extended to other much-publicised terrorist atrocities – September 11 2001, Bali, Madrid, Istanbul and Mumbai.

Such events imply obvious state-organised conspiracies. It is true that some conspiracy theories are nonsense, but before you dismiss Kollerstrom’s case you should read this well-researched and impressive book.”

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05/08/2009 at 00:15

Trust Amazon Reviewers?

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I like books, so I tend to read Amazon book reviews and have been swayed sometimes to buy the odd book on the basis of a favorable review. I suspect I am not alone.

So imagine my surprise when I read the reviews for that nonsensical rubbish “Hitler Was a British Agent” by Greg Hallett.

Plainly Hallet’s book is utter tripe, without any historical merit and only fit for putting under the leg of a wonky table.

Still, on Amazon it got four and a half stars, unbelievable.

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04/08/2009 at 22:03

Jacko And The Spittoon.

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The Spittoon has a fine sense of humour, and as with any major event or catastrophe you know who will get the blame. So it is with Michael Jackson’s death.

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21/07/2009 at 14:24