Skip to comments.Valerie Plame: Agent of Anti-Semitism
Posted on 09/26/2017 5:19:29 PM PDT by SJackson
Tweet blaming Jews for wars follows her effort to block Trump from Twitter for hate speech.
Valerie Plame, who was outed in a press leak as an undercover CIA operative during former President George W. Bushs administration, soon became a darling of the Left for her anti-Bush stance. She was able to successfully portray herself as the victim of neo-conservatives payback for what her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, did in publicly challenging the Bush administrations explanation for invading Iraq. Ms. Plame has not dropped out of sight. She campaigned for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election cycle and recently spearheaded an effort to purchase control of Twitter in order to ban President Trump from using the social media platform to communicate his messages. There is no room on Twitter for hate, she said. Like many on the Left, however, when it comes to anti-Semitism, Ms. Plame seems to have a blind spot. She used Twitter on the first day of Rosh Hashanah this year to re-tweet a blatantly anti-Semitic article entitled Americas Jews Are Driving Americas Wars. Only after Ms. Plames re-tweet began to cause her a major public relations problem did she seek to recant with some lame explanations and false apologies. She also resigned from the board of the Ploughshares Fund, which had condemned her original re-tweet of the article.
The article Ms. Plame re-tweeted last week was written by Phil Giraldi, a former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer who has written other articles attacking American Jews for their support of Israel in the past. In this article, Giraldi reprised anti-Semitic stereotypes reminiscent of Nazi propaganda. Jewish groups and deep pocket individual donors control politicians, the media, and the entertainment industries, he wrote. Giraldi added that some American Jews go beyond dual loyalty and only have real loyalty to Israel. He attributed much of the criticism of Iran and of the nuclear deal former President Obama negotiated with Iran to American Jews who are fueling the war engine against Iran. He went after the neo-conservatives in particular, many of whom are Jewish.
Giraldis solution is the equivalent of bringing back the forced wearing of the yellow Jewish star to let everyone know you are a Jew. The media should be required, he wrote, to label them at the bottom of the television screen whenever they pop up, e.g. Bill Kristol is Jewish and an outspoken supporter of the state of Israel. That would be kind-of-like a warning label on a bottle of rat poison translating roughly as ingest even the tiniest little dosage of the nonsense spewed by Bill Kristol at your own peril.
In short, Giraldis article compared the opinion of a Jew on a matter of national security that affects the United States as well as Israel to rat poison. And Ms. Plame, who detests neo-conservatives for allegedly leaking her identity as a CIA operative to the press, sought fit to retweet a link to this hate-filled trope to her followers. When faced with criticism for her action, Ms. Plame at first blamed her critics for overreacting. First of all, calm down, she tweeted. She was not necessarily endorsing Giraldis article by re-tweeting it, she wrote, before going on to describe the article as very provocative, but thoughtful.
Many neocon hawks ARE Jewish, Plame declared. She counseled her Twitter followers to read the entire article and try, just for a moment, to put aside your biases and think clearly.
When Valerie Plame realized that she was digging a deep hole for herself, she backtracked and shamelessly claimed that she had only skimmed this piece, zeroed in on the neocon criticism, and shared it without seeing and considering the rest. Considering the title of the article, Americas Jews Are Driving Americas Wars, and the articles juxtaposition of its references to neo-conservatives and American Jews in an unfavorable light, Plames explanation is disingenuous on its face.
Finally, Ms. Plame came out with a fatuous apology for what she called a doozy of a mistake. However, far from being a mistake for which she felt sincerely sorry, Ms. Plames initial re-tweet of Giraldis anti-Semitic article was deliberate and represented her true beliefs. As Alan Dershowitz observed on Fox and Friends, The interesting thing about Twitter, you do it so quickly, it often reflects your real, genuine beliefs. Then you realize what you've said and you say, 'Uh oh. I'm sorry
Ms. Plame has a pattern of re-tweeting Giraldis anti-Semitic articles. For example, she re-tweeted and commented favorably on another Giraldi article entitled Why I Still Dislike Israel. In that article, written in December 2014, Giraldi claimed there were good historic reasons to dislike Israel. Note that he did not limit his dislike to specific Israeli government policies. He wrote that he disliked the Jewish state itself, which he called a racist apartheid style state. Ms. Plame retweeted this article with the comment, Well put, Mr. Giraldi. She also re-tweeted yet another Giraldi article, this one full of conspiracy theories purporting to link Israel to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Americas homeland.
Valerie Plame has plenty of company on the Left when it comes to harboring an anti-Israel bias that calls into question the patriotism of American Jews who support Israel. Leftists deride those whom they refer to as Israel Firsters, a slur that originated from far Right anti-Semitic sources and has since been popularized on the Left by such progressive outlets as Media Matters. Not surprisingly, some of these haters on the Left who throw around the term Israeli Firsters to impugn the patriotism of Jewish supporters of Israel are themselves anything but patriotic. Repeatedly condemning President Trumps embrace of the principle of America First, they hate America as much as they hate Israel.
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Funny this happens while her and her husband are trying to buy Twitter to throw Trump off.
She’s obviously a ridiculous scam artist.
Walked on a college campus about 8 years ago they were having a speaker comparing Israel to Nazi Germany. The left hates Israel and Jews.
Inevitably over time socialists are driven to make socialism Judenrein again.
the bigger issue isn’t this stupid Plame person.
the bigger issue is that DJTrump has yet to DRAIN THE SWAMP in WashDC ... of several thousand Nazis, IslamoNazis, Communists, Anarchists, Revolutionaries, and other Obama anti-American crap
I think that it is obvious... that they’re working hard to undermine Trump’s presidency....... so either he Drains the Swamp SOOOOOON, or else the swamp alligators WILL eventually destroy his presidency
There exists within the State department and the CIA a large number of careerists who have been charitably called “Arabists”. They have no sympathy for Israel, are anti Zionist and openly tell Arabs that American policy in the Mideast is too sympathetic to Israel and is misguided. They will obstruct Trump ever chance they get.
Well I agree with this sentiment.
I agree. At this point in time it’s his swamp, and he owns the swamps policies.
yes, he owns the swamp now...and it WILL destroy his presidency...perhaps sooner than we may think, too
Maybe she can use the CIA to do something about it.
Like send him to Niger.
The woman and her husband Joe Wilson are leftist lying rats for the Democrats.
Time for a new investigative hearing into his “Niger uranium investigation” and her claims or those of the media about her being an undercover operative.. Might prove to be very revealing.
Valerie Plame: Hey, Check Out This Thought-Provoking Article About Jews Driving America's Wars | Hotair | 09/21/2017 | AllahPundit | Posted on 09/21/2017 4:24:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
“There exists within the State department and the CIA a large number of careerists who have been charitably called Arabists. They have no sympathy for Israel, are anti Zionist and openly tell Arabs that American policy in the Mideast is too sympathetic to Israel and is misguided.”
RIGHT you are.
There is a reason.
There are over twenty [?] muslim countries from which the State department and the CIA careerists can collect a nice stipend from for services rendered once they leave their US government positions.
The muslims spread the money around freely.
Meanwhile there is only one Israel.
That makes it an easy choice for the State department and the CIA “careerists.”
Start with Jimmy Carter.
the prince of Saudi Arabia actually explained this awhile back
he said it isn’t necessary for the Muslim dictators to bribe American presidents or other office holders while they’re in office (which is illegal and can be tracked)
all he has to do is give them a ton of money (directly or thru $5million speaking fees)... once they leave public office
and they’ll do everything he orders them to do WHILE THEY ARE IN office
it is so easy, and while still highly illegal.. the selling out of American interests IS ALREADY accomplished! long before he has to actually remit any payments
this corruption existed with Carter and has continued unabated since
nobody shuts it down
nobody even raises the dangers outside of FR
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