Chavez, Bashir ratcheting up the Jew-hate in Venezuela and Sudan

posted at 5:30 pm on November 28, 2006 by Allahpundit

Same playbook, different pages. Bashir’s playing defense: having obtained the power he wants and embraced mass murder as an instrument of governance, all he needs now is to keep the west off his back. Enter the Jew card, always a surefire way of rallying Muslim opinion to one’s side. He’s done it before and now he’s done it again:

In statements that appeared to be more in keeping with 1920s anti-Semitism than statesmanship, Field Marshal al-Bashir added that Israeli influence was at the center of the conflict, and all the world’s disputes.

“You cannot at all rule out the Israeli role in any problem that any Arab country is facing because the security of Israel is based on weakening Arab states,” he said.

“Israel would do everything through their media and their different mechanisms – you can’t deny they have such influence in circles all over the world so they can do what they want.”

He also praised Saddam’s regime as a model of “stability.”

Chavez is playing offense. He’s been relying on “soft thuggery” with economic threats and a carefully cultivated “dependency culture”, but he wants more power and could use an issue to demagogue. Enter the Jew card, which not only gives him an easy scapegoat but no doubt pleases his pals in Tehran to no end:

When Nathalie Mizrahi left Israel to visit her hometown in Venezuela, she found something entirely new: widespread anti-Semitism.

Rhetoric attacking Israel abounded in public demonstrations and the media. On walls she saw scrawled “Death to the Jews!” “It’s disturbing, because it didn’t use to be like this at all,” said the 26-year-old Hebrew University student…

Examples [of anti-semitism] included the vandalizing of Jewish buildings in Caracas, including those of the Israelite Association of Venezuela and the Hebraica community center, on at least four recent occasions…

Chavez himself was quoted as making statements such as: “Israel was committing a genocide in Lebanon and its leaders should be held responsible and should be judged by an international tribunal… The Israelis criticize Hitler but have done something worse.”

Melanie Phillips pointed today to this editorial in a pro-Chavez Venezuelan paper from early September. Quote:

The genocide they executed in Palestine and Lebanon is similar to the Holocaust which the Nazis executed against them, and they will undergo another Holocaust because of the global hatred they are accumulating…

Israelis are lying when they say they are the favored people of God; on the contrary, because they are always at war and without their own land, it seems that they are marked for having destroyed Jesus Christ.

Anti-Chavez forces are so worried about him fixing the vote of the upcoming election that they persuaded the authorities to add paper receipts to the voting machines. Which brings us to the exit question. Which is more depressing: that Chavez might win by rigging the election? Or that he might win without having to do so?


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I figure it’s pretty much a given that Chavez will rig the election.

CP on November 28, 2006 at 5:34 PM

The Axis of Evil gains a couple new members.

“Death to the Jews!”

And they call *us* “NaZi’s”!

Tony737 on November 28, 2006 at 5:41 PM

Don’t forget about the Democrat dependency culture Chavez has here in America.

Surely Jimmy Carter will certify the results, whichever way Hugo wins.

JammieWearingFool on November 28, 2006 at 5:44 PM

“You cannot at all rule out the Israeli role in any problem that any Arab country is facing because the security of Israel is based on weakening Arab states,” he said.

This is ME speak for ” anything that prevents us from killing jews and infidels weakens us,it is our sole point of existence”

bbz123 on November 28, 2006 at 5:49 PM

He also praised Saddam’s regime as a model of “stability.”

…why! Now that you mention it. There’s a cemetary in our neighborhood. It’s very stable, indeed!

The inmates never complain, always stay where you put ‘em, even stay at room temperature. No must, no fuss, no talking back.

It’s all them living folks who can be a pain…but, Ol’ Bashir has a cure for them….

Puritan1648 on November 28, 2006 at 5:58 PM

I’m betting on serious large scale political violence if Chavez does appear to be the winner, whether or not it’s bona fide.

Mark V. on November 28, 2006 at 6:08 PM

No wonder liberals love Venezuela and Chavez so much

btw I don’t think there are Jews in Sudan and if there were I’d love to know wtf they’re still doing there! Operation Moses part II, Return to Africa!

Defector01 on November 28, 2006 at 6:17 PM

Why is Bashir still breathing? He kills hundreds of thousands in Darfur and the U.N. says “Now you stop that! Or else we’ll say ‘stop that’ again!”

Remember what the U.N. said after Rwanda? “Never again!” Worthless.

The Air Force … no … *half* of a Navy Air Wing could settle that mess in a few hours. Take out Bashir’s pitful little air force and wipe out the janjaweed on their friggin’ horses.

God forgive me, I sound like I LOVE war, I don’t, I hate it, but it MUST be used to kill our enemies and save the lives of our friends, our allies and eventually ourselves.

In the next 20 we WILL HAVE TO DO: Sudan, Syria, Iran and Somalia. As soon as we’re done in Iraq and Afghanistan, once they’re able to do their own fighting in the War against islamism, Iran MUST be next.

It sounds terrible and IT IS! But it’s either US or THEM. You libs out there, WAKE UP! These people have declared war on us! ALL OF US! They don’t care if you voted Democrat! You pay taxes? You’re a legitimate target! We can’t ignore it anymore. We can make it go away by havin’ a freakin’ “World Orgasm Day”!

Thousand of children murdered in Darfur. “Oh, we care about the childrennnn.” As long as we don’t hafta do anything to save THOSE children, right? What’s worse? Not having the power to stop the genocide, OR, having the power but not using it?

Liberal Foreign Policy: “World Orgasm Day”. Friggin’ morons.

Tony737 on November 28, 2006 at 6:18 PM

It sounds terrible and IT IS! But it’s either US or THEM. You libs out there, WAKE UP! These people have declared war on us! ALL OF US!

Silly people like Chavez and Ahmadinejad may have ‘declared war’ on us but to think they actually have the capacity or resources to engage us is absurd. Comparisons of the threat they pose to that of Hitler and Germany don’t make any sense. Hitler had the support and resources of the world’s most industrialized county and best army. Iran and company are poor, backward countries so blinded by hate they cannot stop killing each other long enough to get anything accomplished.

Ahmadinejad may be evil and crazy but he’s not stupid and he certianly has no death wish. If he’s lucky enough to get and use one nuclear weapon all he will have done is given the U.S. and Israel a mandate to show the world just how far our nuclear technology has progressed in the past 50 years.

JaHerer22 on November 28, 2006 at 7:01 PM

This war is not about countries, it’s about islam taking over the world. Yes, he DOES HAVE A DEATH WISH, he thinks he’s gonna bring back their messiah which will lead to islam’s worldwide victory THEN there will be “peace”.

Tony737 on November 28, 2006 at 7:26 PM

Which is more depressing: that Chavez might win by rigging the election? Or that he might win without having to do so?

Entelechy on November 28, 2006 at 7:51 PM

Also, while in the region…

The media, especially the one in South America is making a big deal about the fact that a purse-snatcher stole the ‘goods’ from right under the nose of the ‘dumb’ American security dude…

First thought that came to my mind – can’t one have a dinner in today’s Argentina, as the daughter of the U.S. President, or anyone, without having one’s purse stolen?

Second, the ‘stupid’ media doesn’t bother to explain that security personnel never, ever runs after purse-snatchers, being instructed that it could be an intentional distraction. Their number one job is to watch over the security of the person, not anything else.

Entelechy on November 28, 2006 at 7:56 PM

Silly people like Chavez and Ahmadinejad may have ‘declared war’ on us but to think they actually have the capacity or resources to engage us is absurd. Comparisons of the threat they pose to that of Hitler and Germany don’t make any sense. — JaHerer22

…funny thing is that, in 1938, had the Czechs not listened to the British and French, they’d’ve had the muscle to repel the Germans had they tried to invade to enforce their claim.

The Brits and French thought Hitler an annoyance, but not a threat. They threatened peace, but a threat to peace isn’t a threat to the power, for instance, of the largest imperial power the world had ever know, owning so much of the world’s surface, etc.

They learned the price of that sort of folly.

Will we learn ours? More to the point, will you *EVER* learn yours?

Puritan1648 on November 28, 2006 at 8:07 PM

Silly people like Chavez and Ahmadinejad may have ‘declared war’ on us but to think they actually have the capacity or resources to engage us is absurd. — JaHerer22

…another “take” on this: what is the thing that this caution vis a vis Chavez and Little Mahmoud is keeping you from doing?

Is this attempt at national security keeping you up nights? Is it keeping you from enjoying your new PS III? Is it costing you some…er…lead in your pencil? Is it that it’s simply annoying, maybe offending your sense of economy, logic or “social justice”? Or, is it those among your neighbors and countrymen who hold these views on national security that you dislike?

It is *NEVER* wise to underestimate a sworn enemy.

Puritan1648 on November 28, 2006 at 8:11 PM

JaHerer22, dude, do you like freedom? Well, oil

is

freedom. The freedom to drive around, have the job you want, the house you want, everything. And do you know where all the oil is? The Middle East (soon to be dominated by Iran according to your model), Venezuela (controlled by another America-hater), and Russia (no friend, they). So am I saying that oild will be expensive? No, for the few who can get it, oil will be exorbitant. And everything else will be merely expensive, including government. Bye, bye, freedom.

I don’t know what kind of weed (or pole) you’re smoking, but at some point even you will have to take a deep breath and come to grips with reality. When (not if) Iran gets the bomb, it will just be a matter of time before Israeli and American cities start getting vaporized in mushroom clouds. Is that an acceptable price to pay to shake you out of your delusions.

To everyone else, I apologize for feeding that damned troll. I’m usually so much better at ignoring them.

urbancenturion on November 28, 2006 at 10:17 PM

No, they don’t have the ability to attack us … but the DO have the ability to arm, supply and train TERRORISTS! HELLO??? Have you not been paying attention for last 5 years? Sheeesh! It ain’t about conventional war against countries, they know they can’t win that way, but they CAN kill enough soldiers to make weak kneed liberal pussies cry uncle! Theylre trying to win the propaganda war, DON’T HELP THEM WIN!

Tony737 on November 28, 2006 at 10:30 PM

Silly people like Chavez and Ahmadinejad may have ‘declared war’ on us but to think they actually have the capacity or resources to engage us is absurd. —

Yeah, just like when that silly Osama bin Ladin (who wasn’t in charge of a country) declared war on us. To think that he’d actually have the resources and the capacity to engage us is absurd, huh?

Pablo on November 29, 2006 at 7:41 AM

Isn’t it amazing Pablo, Urban, Puritan, how people can look at a situation and come up with completely different views of it?

This guy thinks we’re worried about Iranian tanks driving into D.C. and Iranian tactical fighter jets and strategic bombers in the skies over N.Y.C. and L.A., Iranian aircraft carriers and battleships pounding our shore batteries and pillboxes, Iranian marines landing on our beaches and paratroopers dropping behind our Ziegfried and Maginot lines.

J22, with all due respect (and that ain’t much) nonody here is concerned about a conventional attack by Iran’s military. They have already declared war on us (27 years ago) and they’ve been fighting that war by proxy through terrorism and asymetrical warfare. If you don’t know that then you really need to open your eyes. I always try to be polite when debating libs but dammit dude, wake the hell up!

Tony737 on November 29, 2006 at 8:33 AM

Pablo I couldn’t get those links to open but i’m sure they make your point.

These lefties are more concerned about defeating Bush than they are about defeating the terrorists who wish them dead. They think Bush is gonna take away their freedoms (uh, 6 years and no freedoms lost) but if the terrorists get their way, what freedoms will you retain?

As much as I can’t stand Hillary, if she wins in ’08, and we’re attacked by Iranian backed terrorists, I will applaud her heavy response (she had BETTER respond) because we eeeeeevil conservatives love our country and our way of life more than we dislike Hillary. Our nation comes first. I wish you libs could be lie that. Yes, debate us, but when it comes to foreign affairs, the debate should end at the beach and boarder.

Tony737 on November 29, 2006 at 8:40 AM

Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem .

And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be torn in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. -Zechariah 12:2, 3

dread pirate roberts on November 29, 2006 at 9:15 AM

I don’t know what the future holds. But considering the promises and covenants made by the Lord of Israel to his people, I certainly would be on the wrong side of history if I sided with Israel’s enemies.

Am I full of hot air (no pun intended)? Maybe, but who would have thunk that the Iron Curtain would have fallen, that China would have become capitalist and that the U.S.S.R. would fall?

Natrium on November 29, 2006 at 1:33 PM