Robert Fisk finds Zionist smoking gun in likely U.S. attack against Syria


Although an Aug. 30 op-ed by the ethically and morally challenged Robert Fisk at The Independent didn’t reach level of lunacy seen in George Galloway’s claim that Israel supplied Assad with the chemical weapons used to kill over 1400 civilians, it was absurd enough to again prove that anti-Zionist polemicists can find Israeli fingerprints on almost any political phenomena in the Middle East.

Fisk’s essay, Iran, not Syria, is the West’s real target, began thusly:

Before the stupidest Western war in the history of the modern world begins – I am, of course, referring to the attack on Syria that we all yet have to swallow – it might be as well to say that the cruise missiles which we confidently expect to sweep onto one of mankind’s oldest cities have absolutely nothing to do with Syria. 

They are intended to harm Iran. They are intended to strike at the Islamic republic now that it has a new and vibrant president – as opposed to the crackpot Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – and when it just might be a little more stable.

Iran is Israel’s enemy. Iran is therefore, naturally, America’s enemy. So fire the missiles at Iran’s only Arab ally.

I would have included additional passages used by Fisk to defend his suggestion of Israeli root causes, except that the accusation abruptly ends there. Fisk’s polemical hit-and-run then quickly pivots to another theme in his broad attempt to impute the darkest motives to likely US military action against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

In addition to the obvious point that Iran, since the 1979 revolution, has been America’s enemy as well as Israel’s, even by the low standards of anti-Zionist agitprop, Fisk’s thesis rests on a comically thin argument.  He would have Indy readers believe that the U.S. decision to engage in what will almost certainly be a very limited use of force against a few military targets in Syria, in retaliation for crossing President Obama’s red line over chemical weapons, actually represents a stealth plan to aid Israel.

It’s unclear of course how a few cruise missiles launched against Syrian chemical weapons sites would change the balance of power in the civil war, or even minimally disrupt Iran’s continuing military support for the regime in Damascus, or how any of this would affect Israel’s efforts to rein in Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.  However, to those preaching to the anti-Zionist choir – and engaging in the facile “who benefits?” causation – such pesky questions regarding empirical evidence are obviously never relevant.

Indeed, here’s what appears beneath the essay, where Indy readers are allowed to express their opinion of Fisk’s allegations:

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Fisk clearly understands the simple truth (proven by the continuing popularity of even the most comical Middle East conspiracy theories) that the mere absence of facts or logic is rarely a barrier for those determined to reach a preconceived anti-Zionist conclusion.

73 comments on “Robert Fisk finds Zionist smoking gun in likely U.S. attack against Syria

    • From what I know I’m not shocked, but I guess I hold them to a slightly higher standard than, say, Guardian readers.

      • Adam when ‘The Guardian’ decided to back the Lib.Dems. at the last UK General Election a number of people switched to ‘The Independent’.

        When ‘The Guardian’ ceases to publish a paper version then the majority of Guardianistas will switch to ‘The Independent’

        • Thanks Gerald. But, just to clarify, why did they switch to the Indy after the Guardian backed the LibDems?

          • A typical demonstration of Guardianista logic, Adam.
            ‘The Guardian’ urges support for Lib. Dems. so who do you switch to? Well ‘The Independent on Sunday’ also urged tactical voting and support for Lib. Dems. so you switch to them. A silly gesture but that is the kind of politics favoured by the Guardianistas.

            The only paper to support Labour was ‘The Daily Mirror’ but you seriously could not expect Guardianistas to buy a Red-Top paper traditionally bought by the working classes. Oh dear no, how could you be seen in the wine bars and coffee houses carrying a copy of ‘The Daily Mirror’, or one of the other ‘broadsheets’ which were supporting the Conservatives.

  1. Nothing surprising can be found here. Fisk and the readers of the Independent know our secret – that we “Zionists” rule the US. They know it from such reliable sources like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Guardian, the Stuermer.

    • “we “Zionists” rule the US”

      Attributing extremist thought to you opponent is always helpful in a debate .But you should be able to talk about the influence of Zionists without Protocols of the Elders of Zion accusations.

      The relationship between Zionists and the US is an amazing one, Jews seem brilliant at getting into politics and punch way above their weight in every area . The efforts of Feith Wolfovitz and the like to tie in Zionist to US foreign policy culminating in the Iraq attack gave the risible idea brief tenancy but it is the US that is the master.

      The US needs to sell her weaponry somewhere they can trust..they know Israel will use them wisely and often !

      • But you should be able to talk about the influence of Zionists without Protocols of the Elders of Zion accusations.
        You are correct I forgot the Pravda and some more obscure Hungarian neo-Nazi media who are saying exactly what Fisk and you.
        Jews seem brilliant at getting into politics and punch way above their weight in every area .
        Thank you jasper. You above crap is the textbook example of the good old classic anti-Semitic tropes.
        You are an invaluable gift to the Zionist cause.
        The efforts of Feith Wolfovitz and the like to tie in Zionist to US foreign policy culminating in the Iraq attack.
        Even an idiot bolshevik like yourself should know that the war in Iraq was absolutely and clearly against Israeli interests, the Israeli diplomacy at that time tried to convince Bush that Saddam is not the real danger but Iran and weakening Iraq will strengthen only the ayatollahs. But as every good student of Nazi and Soviet propaganda you shouldn’t let yourself to be influenced by facts.
        The US needs to sell her weaponry somewhere they can trust..they know Israel will use them wisely and often !
        Yes jasper we are greedy and for the profit for the capitalists won’t hesitatee to kill any Palestinian children the more often the better – more income.
        We are not so noble like your Soviet comrades who supply the poison gas for Assad generously without any monetary interest.

      • ‘Jews seem brilliant at getting into politics and punch way above their weight in every area’.

        I also hear they’re good at poisoning wells and child cannibalism. Sidelines include the promotion of decadent art, porngraphic films and Communist doctrine as a means of undermining Christian civilisation.

  2. ” he asserts, called Palestinians “two-legged beasts.” .. But Begin didn’t refer to “the Palestinian people” as beasts. … “If the hand of any two-footed animal ”

    I applaud the fact that CIFWatch is at last looking at the US attack and note the fact that it is Fisk , a measured and carefully worded pro Palestinian being challenged rather than some rabid anti Zionist whose zealousness is easy to ridicule.

    However you should not have attempted to defend the above . Any use of animalism is simply unacceptable. It is the venom behind the word not the word itself .. animal. .beast ..both bad.. both terms designed to destroy hopes of peace.

    • I applaud the fact that CIFWatch is at last looking at the US attack and note the fact that it is Fisk , a measured and carefully worded pro Palestinian being challenged rather than some rabid anti Zionist whose zealousness is easy to ridicule.
      Ah the measured and carefully worded Fisk… That debunking lies in a text sentence by sentence is called fisking must be a pure coincidence.

      • “That debunking lies in a text sentence by sentence is called fisking must be a pure coincidence.”

        Please don’t think I am patronising you but it could be that your difficulty with English is also the reason you don’t like Fisk.He is famously wordy and could be a problem with those whose first language is not English . I guess you are pretty smart in Hungarian you seem so sure of yourself you must be excellent at something.

        We will maybe find out eventually.

        • “..a problem with those whose first language is not English.”
          Or someone who can mangle the English language with a ‘sentence’ such as this “We will maybe find out eventually.”

          jasper what is your first language?

          • “jasper what is your first language?”

            My guess, Birmingham Urban Crackpot jibe of a lingo.
            But that’s just a guess, it could may well have a Manc accent in it…

            apologies to any known villa fans out there.

        • So in English vocabulary the word “fisking” is not existent. The definition of fisking from the urban dictionary:
          The word is derived from articles written by Robert Fisk that were easily refuted, and refers to a point-by-point debunking of lies and/or idiocies.
          …it could be that your difficulty with English is also the reason you don’t like Fisk.He is famously wordy and could be a problem with those whose first language is not English .
          dr. Joseph Goebbels was a master of the German language, you certainly would enjoy his articles. BTW I don’t read anything from Robert Fisk – there is a minimal intellectual and moral level what I expect from a real journalist. Political propaganda is your department jasper. I especially like your linking the wars to the financial interests of the capitalists – when I was a teenager and in Kadarist Hungary this kind of crap was pushed down our throats only the most stupid assholes didn’t get cramps from trying to conceal the laughs.
          Btw regarding your condescending and yes jasper patronizing crap: I speak, understand, read and write (with errors) five languages apart from my mother tongue. What about you?
          I guess you are pretty smart in Hungarian you seem so sure of yourself you must be excellent at something. I must be better in Hungarian – it is my first language but even in English I’m much smarter than you. I acknowledge it is not a huge achievement after reading your stuff…

          • “Joseph Goebbels was a master of the German language, you certainly would enjoy his articles. ”

            Hilarious . You have 2 failsafe positions…”you are an anti semite …you are a Nazi.” My people fought the Nazis tooth and nail you simpleton .My country was almost ruined by them. However I have to admit your English is a lot better than I thought. Good enough to carefully explain just why you need to get out and meet people who are critics of Israel and anti nazis.

            “BTW I don’t read anything from Robert Fisk –”

            He maybe does a cartoon version, I will investigate and report back.

            • Your people dear jasper fought the imperial interests of the UK and only when they didn’t succeed to direct Hitler to the East against the Soviets through Czechoslovakia and Hungary and Churchill has been elected as prime minister only then started to fight not against the Nazis but against Germany,. The Brits gave their allies the Czechs without a blink to the Nazis in Munich and cooperated happily in the annihilation of German Jewry with the Nazis.They were real good and principled pacifists. BTW I may be a simpleton but you are something much worse…

              • ” The Brits gave their allies the Czechs without a blink to the Nazis ”

                And what did your lot do FFS? At least we fought the Nazis ..I don’t remember Hungary being keen to take on the monster. We did. Cheeky bugger.

                • I have born in Hungary but realizing that that country is full of your fellow travelers (the difference that there they are not called pacifists but neo-Nazis) left for Israel decades ago. My parents tried to escape Hungary but not one European country allowed them in, including the UK. I’m as Hungarian as you are an Israel critic.

            • you need to get out and meet people who are critics of Israel and anti nazis
              There are many anti-Nazis and at the same time critics of different Israeli policies. , but you are not one of them jasper. You are not a critic of Israel but an enemy of Israel. Luckily (for you) you don’t represent any danger, you are too stupid and too coward to attempt doing anything apart from dirtying the blogosphere with your totally inane and openly anti-Semite shit and sending in the Palestinians to fight for their “rights” to their last drop of blood while you are sitting in your secure and well conditioned study somewhere in a secure capitalist country and getting all the social benefits (until the remains of the loot robbed from your colonies won’t run out)

            • jasper:

              “He maybe does a cartoon version…”

              What was it you said about English being your native tongue?
              My 7 year old can speak better English than you.

    • The comment on your favourite topic, the killing of children:

      The children of Israel will happily go to school and joyfully return home, just like the children in Washington, in Moscow, and in Peking, in Paris and in Rome, in Oslo, in Stockholm and in Copenhagen. The fate of… Jewish children has been different from all the children of the world throughout the generations. No more. We will defend our children. If the hand of any two-footed animal is raised against them, that hand will be cut off, and our children will grow up in joy in the homes of their parents.

      • Yes, why would Begin be named as someone beyond the European moral pale? Probably because he escaped from the European Pale of settlement itself and found redemption and empowerment outside of that terrible world of European murder and bigotry. Those like Jasper aren’t happy about that. They would sleep much more soundly in their comfortable beds had Begin perished along with the rest of his family, friends, community and people.

        That is what is so outrageous with self-righteous Europeans like Jasper who think they are here to teach the yids a lesson in history and morality.

        • Apropos Europe and the Jews…

          “And yet, despite all their success and achievement, the majority of European Jews, seconded by many Jewish and non-Jewish experts, insist that catastrophe may lie ahead.

          One does not have to look far to see why. A large-scale survey commissioned by the European Union’s Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) tells a tale of widespread and persistent anti-Semitism. Although the full study is not due to be released until October, the salient facts have been summarized by EU officials and by researchers like Dov Maimon, a French-born Israeli scholar at the Jewish People Policy Institute in Jerusalem. Among the findings: more than one in four Jews report experiencing anti-Semitic harassment at least once in the twelve months preceding the survey; one in three have experienced such harassment over the past five years; just under one in ten have experienced a physical attack or threat in the same period; and between two-fifths and one-half in France, Belgium, and Hungary have considered emigrating because they feel unsafe.
          Statistics from my native France, home to the largest Jewish community in Europe, go back farther in time and tell an even darker tale. Since 2000, 7,650 anti-Semitic incidents have been reliably reported to the Jewish Community Security Service and the French ministry of the interior; this figure omits incidents known to have occurred but unreported to the police. The incidents range from hate speech, anti-Semitic graffiti, and verbal threats to defacement of synagogues and other Jewish buildings, to acts of violence and terror including arson, bombings, and murder.

          And that is just France. All over Europe, with exceptions here and there, the story is much the same. Nor do the figures take into account the menacing atmosphere created by the incessant spewing of hatred against the people and the state of Israel at every level of society, including the universities and the elite and mass media, to the point where polls show as many as 40 percent of Europeans holding the opinion that Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians; or the recent moves to ban circumcision and kosher slaughter; or the intense social pressures created by the rise of radical and often violent Islam ”

          In Europe the jaspers won already.

          • Peter:

            “In Europe the jaspers won already.”

            I think you are incorrect.
            For example regarding the following:
            ” the recent moves to ban circumcision and kosher slaughter…”

            This will have serious effect on Muslims as well. The difference is that the Muslim population will likely fight back in ugly means shifting more of them to the far right on the Islamist scale and by doing so the jaspers will be called to arms.

    • ” he asserts, called Palestinians “two-legged beasts.” .. But Begin didn’t refer to “the Palestinian people” as beasts. … “If the hand of any two-footed animal ”

      Here is what Menachen Begin really said: “The children of Israel will happily go to school and joyfully return home, just like the children in Washington, in Moscow, and in Peking, in Paris and in Rome, in Oslo, in Stockholm and in Copenhagen. The fate of… Jewish children has been different from all the children of the world throughout the generations. No more. We will defend our children. If the hand of any two-footed animal is raised against them, that hand will be cut off, and our children will grow up in joy in the homes of their parents.”

      http://www.solomonia.com/blog/archive/2008/03/york-university-paper-justifies-jerusale/index.shtml

      It seems to me that the description of a person so evil and perverse that he seeks out to kill Jewish children qua Jewish children, that there is simply no comprehending him, as “two-footed animal” does gross injustice to the animal. Animals do not kill randomly. Animals do not murder innocents for revenge.

      It is quite puzzling, in fact, that Jasper assumes the Palestinians are the ones, as a collectivity, designated as “two legged animal”s. Surely he does not mean to imply, that all Palestinians, to a person, raise their hand to slay Jewish kids, does he? I would hazard a guess that most Palestinians are horrified when Jewish kids are deliberately targeted, gunned down or nearly decapitated, by a Palestinian or any murderer, in their name. In fact, even if images of celebrating Palestinians beam across the world’s TV screens, they represent only themselves, and not the millions of other Palestinians who are not celebrating, and are not seen to be celebrating. Why, then, does Jasper assume that he can essentialize all Palestinians as murderers and apply to all of them Begin’s angry description of the terrorist as “two legged animals”?

      • Jasper is not an equal opportunity obsessive racist; he hates the Jews and the same time he has very low expectations regarding the behavior of the Palestinians.

  3. Who benefits? Apparently, it’s Robert Fisk and ‘strongly agree’ crowd. It helps their anti-Israel agitprop. Therefore, they’re behind the attack on Syria.

  4. Fisk has become an apologist for this mass murderer Assad.
    Fisk tries to give the impression that Assad didn’t gas anyone.
    Look what he wrote here.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/does-obama-know-hes-fighting-on-alqaidas-side-8786680.html

    ROBERT FISK
    27 August 2013

    In Iraq, we went to war on the basis of lies originally uttered by fakers and con men. Now it’s war by YouTube. This doesn’t mean that the terrible images of the gassed and dying Syrian civilians are false. It does mean that any evidence to the contrary is going to have to be suppressed. For example, no-one is going to be interested in persistent reports in Beirut that three Hezbollah members – fighting alongside government troops in Damascus – were apparently struck down by the same gas on the same day, supposedly in tunnels. They are now said to be undergoing treatment in a Beirut hospital. So if Syrian government forces used gas, how come Hezbollah men might have been stricken too? Blowback

    My comments. Assad’s forces have killed between 60.000 to 70,000 Syrian civilians in the last 2 years. Assad is levelling Syrian towns and he don’t care how many Syrian civilians he murders. .
    Why doesn’t Fisk tell us in detail how these civilians were murdered by Assad.
    Where talking up to 70,000.
    If one Arab is killed by Israel, Fisk will go into detail how this Arab was killed.

    • Numbers of Arabs killed by other Arabs is statistics.
      One Arab killed by an Israeli protecting her/himis a war crime and naturally a genocide (not mentioning the profit of the weapon factory)

    • KK:
      “Fisk tries to give the impression that Assad didn’t gas anyone.”
      I don’t believe Assad did order the gassing of anyone. I think Assad lost control of its armed forces but is too scared to admit it.

  5. Permit me to intrude on your party, but I haven’t a clue about your issues except to say that inasmuch as the US and Israel have long spoken of dismantling the Iranian nuclear infrastructure, wouldn’t this be an excellent time to do that rather than further discommode the poor Syrians? Two for the price of one?

    • “dismantling the Iranian nuclear infrastructure, wouldn’t this be an excellent time to do that rather than further discommode the poor Syrians? ”

      Qom is a city of one million people. These people will be irradiated from any strike and many will die lingering painful deaths. I bet you are fun at parties and I wonder if people knew your inner thoughts would they still invite you?

      • I see you are suggesting that we have to wait until your comrades in arms will irradiate us and we should die a lingering and painful death. In Tel-Aviv there are living more than one million people whose lives are without value in pacifists circles.
        I bet you are not considered a funny participant at parties organised for pacifists and Jew-bashers, (too doctrinaire and dull) but here you are hugely amusing, demonstrating every textbook symptoms of a classic English anti-Semite masquerading as a “pacifist” warrior for “human rights”.
        Thank you for your invaluable contribution jasper.

          • Maybe you are correct, but his stuff sounds like some kind of a caricature of a failed SWP, STW activist and they are typically the descendants of pure saxon – normann breed whose soft racism feeds their eternal love for every fascists, religious fanatic murderers from the ex colonies and their jealousy of the much more successful Jews.

        • ” we should die a lingering and painful death. ”

          It was you who wants to kill the million Iranians you hapless lightweight. Lord I am really against the cultural boycott ..I always was but I see what it is doing to you ..you really need to mix with ordinary people and see how extreme you have become.

          • It was you who wants to kill the million Iranians…
            I always knew that Ahmadinejad and your Supreme Leader Khamenei are secret Jews and when screaming Death to Israel their really mean the population of Qom.
            jasper, jasper are you pretending or you are really this turbo version of a king sized asshole? Even for a loser you are somehow an extreme specimen. Maybe you are a badly written computer program only and the CW administrator should demand from your IP address some proof asking you to recognize some written characters?

            • ” I always knew that Ahmadinejad and your Supreme Leader ”

              “My” secret leader? You are a paranoid buffoon. Why would he be my leader ? I just don’t want you overarmed ,over testosteroned imbeciles to start any more wars

              • “My” secret leader?
                You must be really a badly written program. After bragging about your superior English and appreciation of Fisk perfect vocabulary, it seems to me you have serious difficulty understanding very simple sentences. Try again, maybe your second strike will be more successful.
                Why would he be my leader ?
                If I hurt their sensitivities considering them your leader then I apologize.
                I just don’t want you overarmed ,over testosteroned imbeciles to start any more wars
                Did you tell this your pets the Iranians and the Syrians? They want to retaliate in Israel if the US attacks them.
                And are we overarmed? Naturally we have enough arms to protect ourselves and crush every attempt by the poor Iranians/Arabs to murder us. I understand that this is a very frustrating fact in your circles making impossible for you returning to the good old days when your kind of trash were able to teach us morality. I know that bad habits die hard jasper but you have to accept the (for you certainly) sad reality, we have enough arms to quickly, effectively eliminate every attempt by your pets to hurt us.

          • So strange to see Saxon-Norman. We, or at least I, tend to think of Huguenots as the French immigrants and they of course were very successful and disappeared into society though there are some surnames still around.

            Whatever the troll is his intention is to make this blog disreputable and chaotic and that aim is a fair reflection of himself (less the lying and Jew-hatred).

            • “Whatever the troll is his intention is to make this blog disreputable ”

              How could this be ? A site which allows sexualised attacks on posters who don’t toe the pronounced pro Israeli line and where every second post for some contains wild claims of anti Semitism??.

              How could such a site ever be considered disreputable ?

              PS Actually it seems to have improved . .but a few months ago it was unnerving.

  6. Anthony, can you post the link where Stephen Sizer posted that link about Israel being behind the gassing of the Syrians.
    The article was done by Kevin Barrett, who’s a real nutjob.
    This loon thinks 9/11 was done by the Jews and not Bin Laden.
    Now he claiming Israel gassed the Syrians.
    What next from Barrett, Israel killed the 125,000 Syrians in the last 2 years.
    I know Sizer is a well known Israel hater, but before i comment about Sizer, i would like to see the link where he posted this Kevin Barrett article.

  7. I’m looking at these other article’s on Sizer’s site.
    Sizer is posting these article’s by loons who say that Israel was behind the gassing of the Syrians and that Jews control the world.
    This proves more and more that Sizer should be Goebbels Successor for Islamo Fascists.

  8. This is not looking good for Assad apologists Fisk and Sizer.
    Assad’s army is keeping Keeping Chemical Weapons Survivors Pinned at Syria-Jordan Border.
    Now why would Assad do that, if Israel was behind the gassing of the Syrian civilians.
    Its good to show what liars Fisk and Sizer are.

    http://www.thetower.org/syrian-air-force-keeping-chemical-weapons-survivors-pinned-syria-jordan-border/

    Syrian Air Force Keeping Chemical Weapons Survivors Pinned at Syria-Jordan Border
    TheTower.org Staff | 08.30.13

    Victims of what is widely believed to be a chemical weapons attack against opposition-held suburbs of Damascus are facing a new crisis. Having fled southward nearly 75 miles from East Ghouta, the site of the attack, they are now being pinned in their places – and prevented from entering Jordan – by Syrian bombing runs:

    Refugees say they have been marooned by an ongoing government bombing campaign, unable to cross into Jordan or return to their homes. They say they have moved into abandoned schoolhouses, disused bakeries and demolished buildings in towns and villages across the south amid near-constant air raids as they await a chance to leave.

    “We have no money, no food, no home and now nowhere left to go,” said Mohammed al- Saeed, who has been living in a makeshift shelter in the border town of Tal Shihab with his family of five since fleeing his home town of Ghouta Sharqiyyeh, or Eastern Ghouta, five days ago. “Sometimes I believe we would be better off dead.”

    A map of their path is embedded below.

    There are survivors suffering from untreated effects of the chemical weapons attack, while the overall refugee flood has generated strain on local resources. Local municipalities are running low on a range of staples.

    • “if Israel was behind the gassing of the Syrian civilians”

      Why do you think it could be Israel that is behind the gassing? I read a convincing link on CIF that said it was the Saudis. My guess is it was the Syrians but I would not support the lynchin’ that Obama has in mind as they send the missiles a whoopin’ n hollerin’ to shoot up the town.

      Its surreal..a Nobel prize winner sending modern munitions into an ancient city . Home of the brave indeed.
      .

      • Why do you think it could be Israel that is behind the gassing?
        Again you seem have very serious difficulties understanding the simplest English language texts.
        The allegation that Israel could be the true perpetrator of the gassing came from your pacifist buddies: George Galloway, PressTV, Robert Fisk and the rev Sizer. You are in excellent company jasper…
        but I would not support the lynchin’ that Obama has in mind as they send the missiles a whoopin’ n hollerin’ to shoot up the town.
        As it is absolutely evident for everybody equipped with minimum one brain cell (you are not included) Obama intended to bomb military targets and not ancient cities. Your assertion is as usual is a libelous, vicious, malevolent lie. But I understand your fear jasper these rockets could hurt the real perpetrators of the mass murders and destroyers of ancient cities and your sensitive heart would break seeing their demise.

        • “”I would not support the lynchin’ that Obama has in mind “”

          Interesting are Jasper’s terms of choice for referring to Obama’s policies. It’s not a coincidence nor some irrepressible poetic outburst. It is a malevolent, dog-whistle formulation:

          (From wiki) “political messaging employing coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has an additional, different or more specific resonance for a targeted subgroup. The phrase is only ever used as a pejorative, because of the inherently deceptive nature of the practice and because the dog-whistle messages are frequently themselves distasteful, for example by empathising with racist attitudes. It is an analogy to dog whistles, which are built in such a way that their high-frequency whistle is heard by dogs, but is inaudible to humans.”

  9. Surreal are those whinning creeps, short of intelligence, rich on self empowered idiocy, fuelled by oil money from Islam countries and full of self pity and envy the West.
    Such people are bound to find scapegoats for their own styled misery.

  10. Long time based in Beirut, one smoking has obviously proved too much. Since then he is after his Holy Grail, the smoking gun of Israel.
    Don´t let him down, that old boy.

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  12. If Obama bombs Syria it’s the Jews fault. If Obama does not it’s the Jews fault that Assad is a barbarian. See? It’s easy when you’re Fisk-tarded.

  13. I think Galloway claimed Israel supplied Al Qaeda with the chemical weapons, not Assad.

    As for Fisk, he’s Galloway’s journalistic equivalent. He makes Jeremy Bowen look like Moshe Dayan.

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