I have long documented Obama's weakness and partiality to antisemitism. His campaign website and its successor, the recruiting arm OFA, is rife with it. Disgustingly so. Just go here and scroll and scroll: Obama's Website: Hub for hate, terror and antisemitism. So it comes as no surprise that this NSA adviser is cracking jokes that echo back to back slapping, goose stepping Nazis imbibing cocktails at Oskar Schindler's dinner parties.
The joke this nazi told was an old joke. I heard it years ago -- adding the Jewish hate was the new twist on an old joke.
He is that comfortable with it. It's that much a part of the atmosphere.
We are in hell, folks.
As the National Security Adviser, General James Jones is not known as a friend of the Jewish State. It was Jones who put together the team of Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski to meet with the President and advise him to impose a solution on Israel.
Earlier this week we may have gotten some insight into why Jones is not a fan of the Jewish Homeland. He was giving the key note speech at a Washington Institute For Near East Policy and started it out with a "Joke" that borders on anti-Semitic, teaching the crowd that Jews are just greedy merchants in the same vein as Shakespeare's Shylock:
I'd like to begin with a story that I think is true, a Taliban militant gets lost and is wandering around the desert looking for water. He finally arrives at a store run by a Jew and asks for water. The Jewish vendor tells him he doesn’t have any water but can gladly sell him a tie. The Taliban, the jokes goes on, begins to curse and yell at the Jewish storeowner. The Jew, unmoved, offers the rude militant an idea: Beyond the hill, there is a restaurant; they can sell you water. The Taliban keeps cursing and finally leaves toward the hill. An hour later he’s back at the tie store. He walks in and tells the merchant: “Your brother tells me I need a tie to get into the restaurant.”According to the Jewish ForwardAfter the speech, two participants suggested, in private conversations with the Forward, that Jones’ joke might have been inappropriate. After all, making jokes about greedy Jewish merchants can be seen at times as insensitive.Was the Joke Anti-Semitic? Well, the White House must have thought so. The White House transcriptvideo of the event posted on the Washington Institute Web site started right after the Joke, you can even hear the end of the laughter.
A prominent think-tank source who attended the event said the joke was “wrong in so many levels” and that it “demonstrated a lack of sensitivity.” The source also asked: “Can you imagine him telling a black joke at an event of African Americans?”
At the very least it was an idiotic time and place to make the joke. Many of the attendees of The Washington Institute dinner were in fact Jewish. And the Jewish community is very nervous about the recent anti-Israel leanings of the Obama administration.
Its interesting that the same President that sees racism in the legitimate actions of the Cambridge Police and the State of Arizona, hides the possible anti-Semitic prose of its National Security Adviser.
UPDATE Davod wrote,
"This wasn't bordering on anti-semitic, it WAS unabashedly anti-semitic, because the joke could equally have been told without the "Jewish" or any ethnic component and still elicited a laugh. Told as it was, with the Taliban as the "victim." its message is that Jews are worse even than the po' Taliban. Such brazen characterization from the bully pulpit is w-a-y over any "border" and lies deep inside the territory of -- as you correctly title the piece -- vile anti semitism. It could only be possible under a regime where Jones was confident that as such attitudes are sanctioned behind closed doors, and are safe in public. A veritable, verbal Kristallnacht.
If memory serves me, wasn't Jones also one of the architects of the US training and arming the fakestinians? The Nazi analogy is quite apt."