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Saturday, February 07, 2004

Thos Friedman & his sudden flash that American policy is controlled by the Jews

The Jewish Conspiracy by Elliot Chodoff
Thomas Friedman has, after years of study and experience, determined the core issue of the Arab Israeli conflict: Jewish conspiratorial power in the White House controlling the president.

In an op ed in the New York Times ("A Rude Awakening," NY Times, February 5, 2004) Friedman tells us that "Sharon has...Mr. Bush surrounded by Jewish and Christian pro-Israel lobbyists, by a vice president, Dick Cheney, who's ready to do whatever Mr. Sharon dictates, and by political handlers telling the president not to put any pressure on Israel in an election year - all conspiring to make sure the president does nothing."

Friedman, whose writing skills far surpass his analytical ones, chooses his words carefully. After warning us that Bush is being held under "house arrest" by Sharon, he uses terms like "surrounded," "dictates," and "conspiring." So, if we are to understand Friedman, US policy is made in Jerusalem and dictated to a surrounded president under house arrest, who is paralyzed by a conspiracy. The sinister absurdity of Friedman's assertions are so overwhelming that they make the nonsense of the rest of his article virtually irrelevant.

We are forced to wonder about the source of Friedman's sudden realization that American policy is controlled by the Jews. Is he simply parroting the conspiracy theories of his Saudi and Palestinian friends, or is he quoting from two of their favorite bed time story books: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and Mein Kampf?
See also ZOA's condemnation of Friedman column:
"Friedman's language conjures up disturbing stereotypical images of Jews conspiring to manipulate world leaders and events, and gives comfort to bigots who promote such imagery," said ZOA National President Morton A. Klein. "We urge the publishers of the New York Times to publicly repudiate Friedman's outrageous insinuations."
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