Sunday, October 22, 2006
Posted by Daniel Greenfield 28 Comments
Behind the Anti-Israel disguised as a Pro-Israel lobby I wrote about last week is George Soros, a shadowy figure who spends tens of millions of dollars to make sure countries elect the kinds of governments he likes. Last time around George Soros threw $25 million at the Democrats and liberal organizations like MoveOn in order to defeat Bush. This Cardinal Richelieu of the left has spent over 2.5 billion dollars on institutions, think tanks and lobbies that promote his agenda. Yet despite being ethnically Jewish, Soros has never visited Israel and never displayed anything but contempt for Zionism.
After decades of ignoring the existence of the Jewish people though, Soros has become interested in Jews again or at least in Israel. And when the devil gets interested in you, it's never a good thing. Soros didn't begin exactly contributing money to Jewish causes (something he reserves for left wing activists and Eastern European academics) but he began giving speeches and writing editorials. At the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, Soros compared Israel to the Nazis. In a recent Boston Globe editorial Soros wrote:
"...the war-on-terror concept lumps together different political movements that use terrorist tactics. It fails to distinguish among Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, or the Sunni insurrection and the Mahdi militia in Iraq...Neither Hamas nor Hezbollah can be treated merely as targets in the war on terror because both have deep roots in their societies; President Bush bought into this flawed policy (Israel fighting terrorists), uncritically supporting Israel. Events have shown that this policy leads to the escalation of violence..."
What will Soros' new Israel lobby be dedicated to then? Certainly not 'uncritically' supporting Israel. Perhaps critically supporting Israel while uncritically supporting anyone who wants to murder Israel. That's certainly been the motto of Peace Now for two decades plus and that's not about to change. Soros has banded together a collection of pro-terrorist lobbyists who operate under a Jewish and Israeli banner. They're no more Pro-Israel than the ACLU or Amnesty International are Pro-American. Any lobby they start will be consistently critical of Israel and of any administration that doesn't pressure Israel to make a deal with the terrorists.
Why the sudden interest in 'supporting' Israel from Soros? His statement from several years ago may provide a clue.
"There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. The policies of the Bush administration and the Sharon administration contribute to that. It's not specifically anti-Semitism, but it does manifest itself in anti-Semitism as well. I'm critical of those policies. If we change that direction, then anti-Semitism also will diminish. I can't see how one could confront it directly."
Translation people hate the Jews because Israel and America fight terrorism. For Soros, a European, that translates into a political backlash at home. Suddenly his other evil billionaire friends don't like him as much, the hotel bellboys mutter 'kike' behind his back and Muslim dictators accuse the Jews of wanting to control the world. The latter bothers Soros because he really does want to control the world, just not as a Jew. Still sadly the Mahatirs of this world have trouble making that distinction and Soros has an answer, bully Israel into huddling in a corner and never fighting back. All it will take is severing American Jewish support from Israel, Soros believes, by replacing a Pro-Israel lobbying group with an Anti-Israel one.
Will it work? Well you'd be surprised how much cash can buy. In his previous election bid Wesley Clark positioned himself as a descendant of Jews and Pro-Israel. Then George Soros gave Wesley Clark $75,000. Now Clark is delivering speeches condemning America's support for Israel's campaign in Lebanon. What did it take to get Clark to switch sides? Yup you guessed it, 75,000 dollars. Undoubtedly with the promise of more to come.
Now besides the bumper stickers reading 'Wesley Clark is a Shameless Whore,' how much can Soros' money buy? Soros is the 27th richest person in the world with an estimated worth of 8.5 Billion dollars. In other words he has a lot of money. He's 70 years old and isn't keen. He isn't leaving an inheritance. His money will be spent right here doing as much damage as he can before he finally goes to that place with the fires and the poking demons.
Now what makes a man do such things one wonders. Especially someone who is at least technically a Jew. When George Soros was a young man in England he broke his leg and appealed to the Board of Guardians, the British Jewish charity for a stipend while he recovered. Instead the Board suggested he recieve a government stipend. Soros wrote them an angry letter demanding to know if this was a way for 'one Jew to treat another Jew.'
The same question should be directed back to Soros, is this a way for one Jew to treat another Jew, but the answer for Soros was obvious even back then. Soros was angrily demanding a stipend from the Board of Guardians because he was already recieving money from the government and 'double dipping' would solve his financial problems.
But the real answer goes back to even before that, before the broken leg or the hatefull statements or the phony pro-Israel lobbies. It goes back to Soros' family whose name wasn't Soros after all.
Soros' father born into an Orthodox family discarded his last name along with his religion in order to blend into Hungarian society. Soros' mother converted to Catholicism. Before the Nazis came the family vacationed in Nazi Germany. When the Nazis came he obtained Christian identity papers for his family and when sent his son, George, to pose as the godson of Baumbach a top Nazi official in Hungary whose job was to confiscate Jewish property. Soros got his finacial start in currency trading as a Nazi collaborator helping Baumbach trade the money he stole from murdered Jews and later used that money to buy a ticket out.
Soros began building his future with money stolen from murdered Jews. The money he's using today to pay politicians to attack Israel is rooted in that same money. Soros has described 1944 as the most exciting year of his life, while millions of Jews were being murdered, Soros was cashing in. He's still cashing in now. Apologists for Soros claim he was only 14 when he began working with Baumbach and times were tough. Times were tough for my father too. He was 13 when the Nazis entered Poland and he escaped through the sewers and joined the Partisans. Everyone has a choice to make. Soros made his and he's still damned for it.
He collaborated with Nazis then. He's collaborating with the Muslims now. Thank the devil for the so-called Pro-Israel left who are happy enough to collaborate with Arafat, with Hamas and Hizbullah believing that as Soros did, they can ride out the wave of genocide that follows.