On sale now: New Newsweek guest columnist rips U.S., blames America’s ills on “Zionist network”

posted at 8:12 pm on December 14, 2007 by Allahpundit

LGF asks the pertinent question. You should read it all to appreciate how similar the rhetoric is to his UN speeches, right down to his irritating habit of using redundant adjectives in bunches of three. Mankind is headed for a golden age of peace and brotherhood, it seems — if only we’d shed ourselves of the Zionist parasite.

The heavy shadow of America’s unilateralism is also visible on the unresolved question of Palestine, which is one of the gravest tragedies of the 20th and 21st centuries. The U.S. government has succumbed to the demands of the Zionists and the Zionist regime. This is a lethal ailment that afflicts U.S. administrations. The American people do not like to see their leaders fall captive to the Zionist network. Surely the American people would prefer U.S.-inspired policies to those perpetrated by the Zionists. No fair-minded American is happy with the present situation. Regrettably, despite the objections of some of America’s elite, personal and political interests—especially those of the present administration—have prevented any action to counter this fatal disease. So long as this situation persists, we will see tyranny and injustice in the region. The U.S. government will bear the heavy responsibility for the Zionist regime’s massacre of Palestinian women and children in their homes and territory.

Note the multiple metaphors comparing Israel to a physical illness, a form of dehumanization straight from the anti-semite’s rhetorical handbook. As I say, read it all, taking special note of his laments about the chaos that’s befallen Iraq thanks in great part to the EFPs, militiamen, and money that have been flowing across those IRGC ratlines for years now to Iran’s Shiite proxies. Exit question: Did he solicit Newsweek or did Newsweek solicit him?


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Well, ABC was partnering with HuffPo, and it’s pretty hard to top that, you know.

see-dubya on December 14, 2007 at 8:14 PM

When Newsweek invites Bush to write a guest commentary, I’ll buy all of Sean Penn’s movies.

MadisonConservative on December 14, 2007 at 8:23 PM

Ever since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the attitude and the approach of the U.S. government toward Iran has also been coercive and unilateralist.

-had nothing to do with 444 days of hostages in hoods.

Global, sustainable peace and security will be realized only through the establishment of true justice and brotherhood

.

-and your head is the price.

BTW….Sponsored by Kodak earns a nice e-mail from this Zionist.

Limerick on December 14, 2007 at 8:23 PM

Global, sustainable peace and security will be realized only through the establishment of true justice and brotherhood

-and your head is the price.

BTW….Sponsored by Kodak earns a nice e-mail from this Zionist.

Limerick on December 14, 2007 at 8:23 PM

Ah. That word, “sustainable“. I never trust anyone who uses it, since it usually means they want you to give something up based on some crazy theory of theirs.

Big S on December 14, 2007 at 8:26 PM

If supporting Israel is an ailment than I hope I never recover from it.

terryannonline on December 14, 2007 at 8:36 PM

You know what just occured to me? Just think of how empty that diatribe would be without the word “Zionist.”

ZK on December 14, 2007 at 8:40 PM

Ever since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the attitude and the approach of the U.S. government toward Iran has also been coercive and unilateralist.

NO SHEET.

Unfortunately, it hasn’t been swift, ruthless, and decisive.

peski on December 14, 2007 at 8:40 PM

UN-BEE-LEAVE-ABLE.

Griz on December 14, 2007 at 8:47 PM

It’s the Joos. Even when we thought it was the bears or the immigrants, it was the Jooooos.

Ahmadinejad is totally right!!!

P.S. If I ever AGREE with Ahmadinejad, I would be very very upset. Thank goodness I’m a Zionist!!!

mjk on December 14, 2007 at 8:52 PM

Note the multiple metaphors comparing Israel to a physical illness

Aww, just like Der Sturmer.

mjk on December 14, 2007 at 8:53 PM

When Newsweek invites Bush to write a guest commentary, I’ll buy all of Sean Penn’s movies.

MadisonConservative on December 14, 2007 at 8:23 PM

Save your money and buy his books. Wait did he write any books or can he even read ?

William Amos on December 14, 2007 at 8:57 PM

Naziweek and World Report?

Merovign on December 14, 2007 at 9:02 PM

See, that’s how I know I’m right and libs aren’t – they align themselves with hatemongers.

Mrs. Happy Housewife on December 14, 2007 at 9:24 PM

Born into a world of hate, makes escape near impossible.

tarpon on December 14, 2007 at 10:28 PM

The American people do not like to see their leaders fall captive to the Zionist network. Surely the American people would prefer U.S.-inspired policies to those perpetrated by the Zionists. No fair-minded American is happy with the present situation. Regrettably, despite the objections of some of America’s elite, personal and political interests—especially those of the present administration—have prevented any action to counter this fatal disease.

And yet, poll after poll after poll shows that the American people sympathize with Israel over the Palestinians, every single time.

Go figure. Not that Gorilla Boy would believe the stats. He would use his “I do not know of this information. Show me this information you claim is true” routine.

Effing piece of filth wrapped in a death’s-head grin. I don’t actively pray for the deaths of many, but God, can’t you strike him dead for us? And take out his Mullah boys while you’re at it?

The modern-day Haman needs his gallows.

Meryl Yourish on December 14, 2007 at 11:25 PM

I couldn’t even read it. I am appalled by Newsweek’s anti-Americanism.

Connie on December 15, 2007 at 12:04 AM

redundant adjectives in bunches of three

A group of three in rhetoric is a tricolon. Some do it well (like Cicero), others not.

Tzetzes on December 15, 2007 at 12:05 AM

What the eff, Newsweek!?!

CP on December 15, 2007 at 2:38 AM

Palestine a grave tragedy?

What about darfur?

Oh wait that makes too much sense for honest journalism.

Yoshi on December 15, 2007 at 4:24 AM

Makes me wish that I had spent some money on Newsweek in the past five years. That way when I stop, it will have more of an effect.

sweeper on December 15, 2007 at 7:50 AM

You all need to recheck your history and you’ll see this author is spot on. Do you not remember when in 1972 the evil Jooos took those Palestine athletes hostage.

Don’t forget when Israel took our embassy hostage in 1979 and held American citizens captive for 444 days.

Then in 2001 the evil Jooos hijacked a couple of planes and used them to attack the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

And the U.S. is not the only ones the Jooos hate, don’t forget in July 2005 when the “evil ones” attacked the mass transit systems in London.

The sooner you all wake up, the safer this planet will be.
/s/

SPIFF1669 on December 15, 2007 at 9:06 AM

I was married to a journalist for over a decade. There is a certain mindset among that group that stuff like this is somehow “cool” and “interesting” and “important”.

They understand the concept of there being a person so vile and so dangerous that it would be wrong to give them any print, but that does not generally apply to enemies of the West in general or enemies if the US and/or Israel in particular.

Magazines like Newsweek really ARE the enemy of America and they WANT to be the enemy of America and delight in being cast in that light. It makes them one of the “cool kids” so they can hang out with people like Fidel and Hugo and get phone calls from Sean Penn and get their photo taken with Cindy Sheehan and stuff.

What you need to do is stop buying the magazine and stop reading it online if you want to end this crap.

crosspatch on December 15, 2007 at 11:53 AM

Actually, had nobody even noticed and it not been mentioned on the internet at all might be more damning for them. As it stands now they are going to make millions just from the uproar and people navigating to their website. They get paid for attracting eyeballs to the ads. That is how they make their money and is what they are in business for.

crosspatch on December 15, 2007 at 11:55 AM

I guess its time for the obligatory “Can we question their Patriotism now”.

doriangrey on December 15, 2007 at 12:42 PM

Palestine, which is one of the gravest tragedies of the 20th and 21st centuries.

As in the Palestinians isolating themselves by making bad choices and with unrelenting violence against an ideology they vilified?

Speakup on December 15, 2007 at 1:14 PM

Speakup on December 15, 2007 at 1:14 PM

Yoshi on December 15, 2007 at 4:24 AM

It is wrong for people like you to dehumanize the Palestinian PEOPLE. It’s disgusting. It’s no different than being a NAZI. They are a people who have just as much right to be on that land as any people on the planet. What has been done to them from both Arab and Jewish people is a crime against humanity, period. Britain, France, U.S. and the rest of the members of the United Nations who voted in favor of creating Israel and empowering the Israelis to forcibly remove them from their ancestral lands, is a crime against humanity, and is in direct violation of the Geneva Conventions as well as U.N. Resolutions. It’s in direct violation of the British Mandate of Palestine.
It’s disgusting that people are making a joke out of the plight of the Palestinians. I’d like to see what you would do if you and your family were in the situation of the Palestinian people who are terrorized daily by both the Arabs and The Israelis.

KMC1 on December 15, 2007 at 3:37 PM

KMC1 – It’s nice to play the Palestinian victimhood card, too bad it ignores reality. They rejected a state in 48, chose instead war in order to deny the Jews a state. BTW that was not THEIR land, it was under the british mandate as you stated, nor were any Palestinians evicted to create Israel, the Jews had been buying land with money for a long time in the region, settling & living.

The Palestians fled areas of the british mandate not allocated to Israel just after in order to allow Arab armies full path to massacre the Jews.. Let’s get that straight because it is historical record.

Since, they have rejected peace at EVERY opportunity, delighted in murdering Israelis, and invented modern terrorism as we know it. Airplane Hijackings? Invented by those ‘victims’, suicide bombings? The ace in the hole of those ‘victims’ – just this last 2 years when faced with democracy and yet again a chance for peace & statehood they elected a terrorist group who today and I quote stated:

In an anniversary message to Hamas TV, the group’s top leader in exile, Khaled Mashaal, said Hamas will not abandon violence. “This is our real choice, our trump card, which causes the enemy to succumb to us,” he said.

When the Palestinians choose to live in peace that is exactly what they will get, until then pandering to their eternal ‘victimhood’ is disingenous. The Palestinians per capita BY LEAPS & BOUNDS receive more money & aid than any peoples on earth, if they live in squalor it is because they are corrupt & chose to spend their money on buying propaganda for your consumption & weapons to murder Jews.

The only disgusting thing about this is the Palestinians own behaviour towards their own people, children, & humanity. They don’t want a state, they want to destroy the Jewish state, well they can’t have it & if they try & take it as they have been they will continue to get shot right in the head (we have little choice, if we shoot them in the leg they still press the button, blow themselves up & take our women & children with them.)

That is the Palestinian reality. BTW, when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, the whokle Arab world was against him, but those humanists danced in the streets, when the towers fell and 3000 innocent people were murdered those humanists were dancing in the streets..

When they murder Jews, they celebrate and throw candy in the air (incidentally, that candy is bought & paid for by your tax money).

I guess there really is a sucker born evey minute.

saus on December 15, 2007 at 5:40 PM

“this fatal disease” – crumbs, that’s a bit harsh. Obviously Newsweek published the writer’s first draft, because “this fatal disease” could be easily read as referring to Zionism rather than the intended meaning (reads, thinks) which is (ponders) I believe the supposed US pandering to Zionist interests, although it’s not very clear.

Apeking on December 15, 2007 at 7:37 PM

I love anti-Semitism. Anti-Semites love to denigrate and insult the Jews, but if you listen to their rhetoric, to the supposed influence this relativley small community has on world affairs, its astounding. Is there 1 Jew among the 9 Supreme Court Justices? Then the Jews control the Court. Is there a Jew anywhere near Congress? Presto, the Jews control Congress. And so on.
To listen to the anti-Semites, it sounds like they are more concerned about the Jews superiority than supposed inferiority.
Who would have thought that the Master Race would turn out to be the Jews after all?

Lancer on December 15, 2007 at 7:55 PM

KMC1 on December 15, 2007 at 3:37 PM

Palestinians have made their own bed, they have themselves to blame and use the condition they’ve forced upon themselves to gain pity.
After many years of trial and Israeli deaths as a result Israel finally built a fence.

Every concession Israel has made has resulted in more violence, Palestinians don’t want peace, they want destruction, they’ve even destroyed the improvements purposely left behind from evacuating settlements.

Bad choices-bad consequences, good choices-good consequences.

Speakup on December 15, 2007 at 8:14 PM

nor were any Palestinians evicted to create Israel,saus on December 15, 2007 at 5:40 PM

Gee. Really? That sounds a little fishy… I wonder why that is? Oh. Now I remember and here

The Palestians fled areas of the british mandate not allocated to Israel just after in order to allow Arab armies full path to massacre the Jews.. Let’s get that straight because it is historical record.

Yeah, as you can see in the picture, they all left SWIMMING.

The Palestinians per capita BY LEAPS & BOUNDS receive more money & aid than any peoples on earth, if they live in squalor it is because they are corrupt & chose to spend their money on buying propaganda for your consumption & weapons to murder Jews.

Let’s put this nonsense in perspective shall we?$161 per YEAR per PERSON does not really impress me now let’s compare U.S. aid to Israel – since WE are really the ones empowering Israel to exist as a sovereign entity. I also don’t really care how much aid the WORLD gives to anyone, I’m mostly concerned with OUR involvement.$135 BILLION as of 1997!!! and bear in mind, this also does not reflect the massive annual trade deficit that Israel operates with the United States. It also does not reflect the nearly $15 BILLION that israel receives in trade with the U.S. YEARLY.MASSIVE trade imbalance with the U.S.Added to this is also the additional $3 – $5 BILLION in outright AID Israel receives from the U.S. Noteworthy as well, is the fact that UNLIKE PALESTINIAN AID, Israeli aid is unconditional. We basically give them a checkcard and they can do whatever they want with it. (like buy F16′s and the missiles and bombs they use)

and invented modern terrorism as we know it.

Wow. Northern Ireland ring a bell???

(we have little choice, if we shoot them in the leg they still press the button, blow themselves up & take our women & children with them.)

Just out of curiosity, who are you referring to as “we” and “our”??? The Palestinians have never attacked MY people, MY family, MY land… I have nothing against them, in fact, I believe what is happening to them is a crime against humanity.

Basically, since the entire rest of your post is just more Israeli propaganda, and excuses to dehumanize the Palestinians (or any NON-JEW in that area in reality), I’m not going to waste time trying to debate it with you. Obviously you are just a crass, unfeeling person with a MAJOR superiority complex. But I would like to leave you with a thought. The Palestinian PEOPLE are not the ones to blame. They are being manipulated from Arabs and Jews, and basically are being used as pawns in a pissing contest. When Timothy McVeigh blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, did the PEOPLE of Lockport, NY get persecuted? Did the PEOPLE who knew him, his family, friends, coworkers, army intstuctors… ANYONE not related to the bombing get persecuted?? NO. Because you can’t blame the PEOPLE of Palestine for bombings, or terror attacks. It’s the TERRORISTS who are responsible. Just like with the Israeli attack on Lebanon (yet another disgusting crime against humanity perpetrated by Israel using AMERICAN weapons and money) over the kidnapping of two soldiers and the death of a third. The PEOPLE need to be protected, NOT persecuted. If you can’t understand that (and I don’t think you can) then YOU are one of the people who

if they try & take it as they have been they will continue to get shot right in the head

What a radical, unfeeling monster YOU sound like to ME. Which again, just goes to show that the Israelis are JUST as radical, if not MORE SO, than those we are told to fear.
Facts about Israel that are not reported in the MSM

KMC1 on December 16, 2007 at 9:11 PM

Speakup on December 15, 2007 at 8:14 PM

You really need to read up on the situation. It sounds like you only know the soundbite version of it.

KMC1 on December 16, 2007 at 9:13 PM