Saturday, September 27, 2008

What is anti-Semitic?

By it's very definition, it simply means discrimination against Jews.

Yesterday Liberal candidate Lesley Hughes was dismissed from her Winnipeg riding for supposed anti-Semetic writings.

Lesley Hughes, a reporter, may be guilty of several things, a poorly sourced article being atop that list. From what I read of her rambling political writing, I'm not convinced she is guilty of being an anti-Semite. The writing in question was a blurb written at the start of the Afghan war. She begins by discussing the anger toward Americans for the death of four Canadian soldiers.

The comments in question are as follows:

"Many official sources are claiming to have warned the American intelligence community, which spends $30 billion a year gathering information, about the attacks on the twin towers on that heartbreaking day.

German Intelligence (BND) claims to have warned the U.S. last June, the Israeli Mossad and Russian Intelligence in August. Israeli businesses, which had offices in the Towers, vacated the premises a week before the attacks, breaking their lease to do it. About 3000 Americans working there were not so lucky."

I can't say whether any of this is true. She sourced her facts in the article. This is the internet however and I could personally claim to be an ex-CIA agent with credible information that says pigs can fly. I'm still waiting for my cheque from Bill Gates and Walt Disney.

It's hard to believe anyone is capable of the evil that occurred on September 11th, 2001. I find it no more difficult to believe there was a high-level American conspiracy than any other theory.

Two "conspiracy" points of history to mull over are:

1) It's a widely toted theory that JFK was assassinated for oil interests. Is it too much of an extension to think those same high-level billionaires saw dollar signs in igniting wars via 9/11 because their American oil had dried up?

2) In 1898, the sinking of the USS Maine ignited the Spanish-American war. Spanish and loyalist Cuban opinions included a theory that the United States government may have intentionally caused the detonation as a pretext to go to war with Spain. Spain had no interest in igniting a war with the US. Their resources were spread thin across the America's and the Philippines and they were easily defeated.

My analysis of Lesley Hugh's comments themselves still doesn't reveal any significant anti-Jewish sentiments. It merely states that intelligence communities received information about a terrorist attack, and that Israelis thought the information was credible enough to evacuate their presence from the twin towers.

Assuming the information is false, it still doesn't suggest Jewish people were involved in the attacks, therefore it is NOT anti-Semetic!

Dion made a gross error in dismissing Lesley Hughes. If you go through my blog and take snippets, you could probably find enough to accuse me of being anything you want.

I'm frustrated with the mentality that mentioning Israel is akin to walking on egg shells. If they are mentioned in any other way than to suggest light shines through their arses, then people are racist and anti-semitic.

The moment we stop questioning the transgressions of the world, the inconsistencies of facts, and our government's true intentions, is the day we become a brainwashed population.

If anything, this article should be fact-checked and Lesley Hughes reporting skills should be scrutinized.

1 comment:

Altavistagoogle said...

In a way, you have a point. She may not be anti-semitic, simply one of the worst journalists on the face of the earth.