Have Israel's Inner Circles Discussed
Assassinating President Obama?
By Alan Hart
Redress, Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, February 6, 2012
Alan Hart says that brainwashing by American Zionists, and the
anti-Obama hate campaign conducted by Israel’s stooges in the Republican
Party, are creating an environment where the prospect of assassinating the
US president to make way for a more pro-Israel president is no longer
One man who apparently thinks Israel’s “inner
circles” have discussed assassinating President Barack Obama is Andrew
Adler, the owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times. (By the
time this article of mine is posted will he be the former owner and
In his weekly newspaper Adler listed three options for
Israel “to counter Iran’s nuclear weapons”. (Never mind that,
unlike Israel, Iran does not possess nuclear weapons and that the latest
assessment of Israel’s intelligence community – an usually honest assessment
– is that Iran has not yet taken a decision to go nuclear for weapons).
“...what is happening in America on the Republican side
of the fence has about it the smell of what happened in
Israel in the countdown to the assassination of Prime
Minister Rabin by a Zionist fanatic.”
Option 1, according to what Adler wrote, “is to launch a
pre-emptive strike against Hamas and Hezbollah”.
“is to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities”.
Option 3 “is
to 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”.
To make sure his readers got the message, Adler added this:
Yes, you read “three
correctly”. Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel’s
existence. Think about it. If you 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 has since apologized for what he wrote. “I very much regret it,” he
told the Jewish Telegraph Agency.
Sound and “fury”
That was not enough to prevent an
avalanche of American Jewish condemnation of him and his article.
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) in
Atlanta declared that his proposals were “shocking beyond belief”. Dov
Wilker, Director of AJC Atlanta, said:
“With the exception of Ron Paul, the Republicans who want
to be president are creating an atmosphere of contempt for
if not hatred of Obama on the grounds that he is ‘too hard
on Israel [what a joke!] and not tough enough with its
While we acknowledge Mr
Adler's apology, we are flabbergasted that he could ever say such a
thing in the first place. How could he even conceive of such a twisted
idea? He surely owes immediate apologies to President Obama, as well as
to the State of Israel and his readership, the Atlanta Jewish community.
But the biggest blast of condemnation came from Abe Foxman who, as
National Director of the so-called “Anti-Defamation League”, leads the
Zionist campaign to smear all who criticize Israel as anti-Semites. He said:
Environment for murder
There is absolutely no
excuse, no justification, no rationalization for this kind of rhetoric.
It doesn't even belong in fiction. These are irresponsible and extremist
words. It is outrageous and beyond the pale. An apology cannot possibly
repair the damage. Irresponsible rhetoric metastasizes into more
dangerous rhetoric. The ideas expressed in Mr Adler's column reflect
some of the extremist rhetoric that unfortunately exists – even in some
segments of our community – that maliciously labels President Obama as
an “enemy of the Jewish people”. Mr Adler's lack of judgment as a
publisher, editor and columnist raises serious questions as to whether
he's fit to run a newspaper.
I have two thoughts to offer Mr
The first is that what is happening in America on the
Republican side of the fence has about it the smell of what happened in
Israel in the countdown to the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin by a
Zionist fanatic. What do I mean?
There is today general agreement,
even in Israel I think, that Rabin’s assassin was driven at least in part
by an atmosphere of hatred for Rabin that was created by his
political enemies led by Binyamin Netanyahu. With the exception of Ron Paul,
the Republicans who want to be president are creating an atmosphere of
contempt for if not hatred of Obama on the grounds that he is “too hard on
Israel (what a joke!) and not tough enough with its enemies”. By obvious
implication the Obama of Republican campaign rhetoric is or could be a
threat to Israel’s existence.
The second thought I have to offer Mr
Foxman is this. The answer to Wilker’s question of how Adler “could conceive
such a twisted idea” is simple. He is brainwashed by Zionist propaganda.
As for my headline question, the answer is another question. Who knows?