Wednesday, November 30, 2005



Don't ask me how I wound up on a right-wing hate site called JEW WATCH but someone sent me an e-mail with some links and one led to another and then another and suddenly I'm in a right-wing land of make believe, a real Far Right No-Excuses-Made-World. And not unlike the way my friend A monitors Fox "News" (albeit excessively watching them all day and all night) to see what the Far Right is up to, I decided to check out these loons and see what's cooking at the logical conclusion of Bushism. Most of it is insane-- actually all of it is insane-- but there are a few little pieces worth knowing here and there. For example, for everyone who was wondering about "Scooter's" real name: Irving Lewis Liebowitz. Being a whacky far right site they also make a big deal about him being Jewish (and having made $2 million in legal fees for defending commodities trader/tax evader Marc Rich). Oh, and they claim he's possibly an Israeli agent. Most patriotic Americans realize Rupert Murdoch is a far right neo-Nazi (and only maybe re: "neo") who is willing to actually lose money in order to propagandize for right wing extremists and their causes. The loonies at JEW WATCH are scandalized because he has a bit of Jewish blood and "internationalist Jewish views"!

Wow and in their headlong dash over the cliff of sanity to slander Jews, they've got a cool story about one of the scores of Bush cronies using GOP connections to get in on the rape of Iraq (aka-- the GOP Iraq reconstruction effort). There's so much here. If you have any Jewish friends who support Bush and vote for Republicans you should make sure they see the site.

At the same time, they might want to take a look at the "writings" of Republican propagandist and BushCheney-America poster-girl, Ann Coulter. Although, for historical reasons, Jews may be somewhat more sensitive to this kind of vicious right-wing demagoguery and deceit, any and all Americans ought to play the Ann Coulter parlor game. You read a couple of paragraphs aloud and the person who identifies the most out-and-out lies wins. Here, give it a try:

In the Iraq war so far, the U.S. military has deposed a dictator who had already used weapons of mass destruction and would have used them again. As we now know, Saddam Hussein was working with al-Qaida and was trying to acquire long-range missiles from North Korea and enriched uranium from Niger.
Saddam is on trial. His psychopath sons are dead. We've captured or killed scores of foreign terrorists in Baghdad. Rape rooms and torture chambers are back in R. Kelly's Miami Beach mansion where they belong.
The Iraqi people have voted in two free, democratic elections this year. In a rash and unconsidered move, they even gave women the right to vote.
Iraqis have ratified a constitution and will vote for a National Assembly next month. The long-suffering Kurds are free and no longer require 24x7 protection by U.S. fighter jets.

No wonder some Americans get confused! Here's someone that is treated somewhat seriously by the mainstream media-- when she obviously belongs in a mental institution-- spouting off lie after lie after lie, as though they're undisputed Truth. You wonder why Bush still has over a quarter of the people in this country supporting him? The corporate mass media propagates psychopaths like Ann Coulter to keep Hitler/Goebbels "Big Lie" dictum operative.

And as long as we're on the topic of fringe right-wing Republicans, when's the last time you checked in on the distinguished Republican former-Representative from Louisiana, David Duke (also a former Grand Dragon of the KKK)? He's off on a diplomatic mission to see his pals in Syria. This crazy Republican racist, fascist and notorious anti-Semite spoke at a rally in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, did an interview on Syria TV, appeared at a press conference in Damascus-- who does he think he is, Ann Coulter?-- and met with Syrian Grand Mufti Ahmed Hassoun.

Kissing up to the Syrians, he started out by declaring that he had come "to Syria to express my support to the Syrian people and their just stances... It's the duty of every free man to reject the conspiracies and threats Syria is exposed to," adding that both the U.S. and Syria were both occupied by the Zionists and went on to say that the Zionists had also occupied "Washington DC, and New York, and London, and many other capitals in the world." He then went on to explain the real cause of the failed Iraq war. I've been warning Jews-- especially Jews who supported Bush in this idiotic and unjust war and occupation-- that all one has to do is look at History to know that when it all goes wrong the Right will blame "The Jews" for the whole thing. And here's Duke, on the cutting edge, just a year or two ahead of his Party.

"Well, you must understand," he explained on Syrian TV, "that the chief architects of the war were Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Pearl, Daniel Feith, Mr. Wurmser, Elliot Abrams, in the United States. They were the architects of this war. Mr. Pearl, as well as Mr. Wurmser and Feith, wrote a paper called 'A Clean Break: Securing the Realm,' a paper for Israel, for Benjamin Netanyahu. That paper said that the way to Damascus was through Baghdad. I believe that this is part of the ongoing Zionist effort, in their control of American foreign policy, to dominate the entire Middle East, and I believe, dominate the world. I think America is occupied in many ways the way the Golan Heights is occupied, the way the West Bank of Palestine is occupied... They are Jewish fanatics, extremists, they are not normal people... The people who are pushing Jewish supremacism, Zionism - they are absolute evil and they are crazy. All they know is more power, and so there is a real danger, I should say, for Syria, and a danger for Iran at this point."

How long will it be before other craven Republican hacks will be echoing what Duke already told the Syrians? This is Duke speaking but how hard is it to imagine Coulter or, eventually, Orrin Hatch, Tom Coburn, James Inhofe or either of those two nutcases from Texas? "Well, as a patriotic American - and I come here not as a Syrian partisan, but as an American patriot - it's more shocking for me than it should be for you, because our sons and daughters are being killed in Iraq, are being wounded, innocent Iraqis have died, America is being hurt, and yet we have this policy which is only for Israel. This war is completely about Israel, and I would like to suggest to people in the Middle East... Sometimes I believe that the Zionists run a mystification on us. I find, with some of the leftists around the world who say this is a war for oil or this is an American imperialist war - No, this is a case of the Zionists using America to fight their war with our blood and our money... every major Jewish organization in the United States, including the Council of Presidents of Jewish Organizations, supports this Iraq war. The largest and most powerful lobby in the United States government is the Israel lobby. Now as an American citizen, I find it pretty strange that a foreign country would have the most powerful lobby in our government... The number one problem, political, economic, and social, on this planet now is what we call Zionism and more specifically, Jewish supremacism. These radical, extremist Jewish elements such as Ariel Sharon, such as the neo-cons in Washington, believe this strange [idea] that they have a right to control the world - not just Palestine, not just Syria, Iraq, and Iran and the rest of the Middle East, but also London, New York, and Toronto. All over the world you see the same pattern of control over the media, the same pattern of influence."

And Duke is also getting ready to blame Israel and the (largely Jewish) neo-cons not just for the war but also for Bush's possible (probable?) impeachment: "The Zionists created the lies of this war. In fact, Steven Cohen was the CIA person who manufactured the evidence... Even Israel's CIA, even Israel's Mossad actually put forward evidence to the United States about weapons of mass destruction. Israel itself basically [knows] that they lied, they know Bush knows that he lied, so now they say to Bush: OK, either you continue on with this program, with securing the realm, with this war, either you continue on with this or we will have you impeached."

I can't believe someone as smart as Henry Waxman could have fallen into the right-wing trap. But he did. Waxman and all the southern California Jewish progressive congressmen voted with DeLay and Bush and against the majority of Democrats and progressives in Congress to give Bush authority to invade Iraq. It was a terrible mistake for America and for Iraq, of course, but it may also turn into a catastrophe for American Jews.


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