24 January 2012

Breaking news: even American Zionists can publicly say and write stupid things

This little gem landed in my inbox today. I have to admit that it bespeaks such a degree of stupidity on the part of the original writer that it took me a while to believe it. But, who am I to doubt the veracity of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency? The following is, according to them, breaking news. However, by "breaking news" I guess they mean last Monday (that is, 16 January), seeing as they posted this item today, 23 January at 19.20 GMT, and the US is 5 hours behind, so it would be 12.20 local time in New York, and they'd need time to verify the truth of the email…So, you get the picture that this item is probably cooler than JTA want us to think. But, hey, if you haven't heard the news, it's hot!

Anyway, the gist of the item is that the idiot who owned (you read the tense of that right: he's resigned the editorship and is looking for a new owner) The Atlanta Jewish Times was so ill advised as to suggest that, should Iran get the bomb, the likely Israel response was one or more of the following three scenarios: attack Hamas and Hezbollah before they get too cocky with a nuclear-armed sponsor behind them, attack Iran before it could deploy the nukes, or, three, deploy a Mossad assassination team to kill President Obama. Yes, you read that last one right too: in his own words "Yes, you read 'three' correctly. Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel's existence. Think about it. If I 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?"

Err, no actually, I would guess that it most decidedly hasn't and, further, any Israeli "intelligence" idiot who suggested it would, probably and rapidly, find themselves drawing unemployment pay with no references for future employment. Given, at the very least strong rumour has it, that Israel has been supplied with the US's latest bunker-busting bombs, on this, supposedly anti-Israel, President's watch.

It just goes to show that you don't have to be an anti-Zionist (he said politely) "speaking-as-a-Jew" Jew (one who is anti-Israel to curry favour with his supposedly, and equally anti-Israel, left-wing buddies) to be able to open your mouth and put your foot in it up to the knee and down to the stomach. If you prefer, even Zionists can be stupid, unfortunately.

By Brian Goldfarb.


Shaun Downey (Jams O Donnell) said...

proof positive that arseholery is not the preserve of any one group... When I read this first I thought "What an idiot"

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Both you and Brian using the term "idiot" show the power of understatement developed only in UK.

I have a few other terms for that dork.

Shaun Downey (Jams O Donnell) said...

Actually I was avoiding profanity, knowing how family friendly this blog is! Try something that sounds like it should be spelled "See You Next Tuesday!"

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Family what? Oh boy, I thought I will never live to see it...