Donald Trump in a speech to the National Governors Association today, suggested that his own enemies might be behind the series of anti-Semitic threats (including a bomb threat at our local Stroum Jewish Community Center) and attacks on Jewish cemeteries over the past few weeks. In intelligence circles, this is known as a false flag attack (Trump’s weird locution saying the attacks could be credited “in reverse” sounds like a botched version of false flag). That is, someone engineers a terror or sabotage operation and attributes it to a third party in order to deflect blame from itself and attribute blame to an innocent party. These sorts of activities are usually attributed to intelligence agencies of authoritarian regimes, and sometimes even democratic ones. But very rarely have they been attributed to the enemies of U.S. presidents.
When asked by one of the Attorneys General about the attacks, Trump denounced them, but went on to suggest that they could be the work of his enemies. This suggested he might be alluding to any number of possible enemies: Democrats, the media, Jews themselves, or an even more spectrally, to the dead themselves. Perhaps they were rising up to exact their revenge? We Jews can be a pesky lot, you know, even in death.
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) February 21, 2017
Oddly, Trump’s suggestions mirror a far more explicit statement by David Duke, who tweeted to Trump himself, asking whether the anti-semitic threats might be the work of “the Jews themselves, pushing their ethnic agenda.” It strikes me as possible, and even quite likely that alt-right avatar, Steve Bannon, could’ve absorbed this notion from Duke and passed it on like a microbial disease to Trump.
It seems clear now that Trump has a definite Jewish Problem (and a Muslim Problem and a Black Problem, etc.).
On a related matter, Israel’s Opposition leader, Isaac “Bouji” Herzog is so alarmed by the overturning of a few Jewish gravestones that he’s calling for an all out airlift of America’s 4-million Jews a la Operation Moses. The logic is a bit hare-brained. But apparently he believes there are mass pogroms imminent and a full-scale exodus is the only thing to save us. And he believes he can score a few cheap political points on Bibi Netanyahu by out-Zionizing the PM:
…Herzog…expressed outrage on Tuesday over the wave of anti-Semitic incidents and threats in the United States and said Israel should be preparing for the worst – a wave of Diaspora Jews fleeing to the Jewish state.
“I call on the government to urgently prepare and draw up a national emergency plan for the possibility of waves of immigration of our Jewish brothers to Israel.”
All hands on deck. Get the SS Exodus out of mothballs. Full steam ahead for the port of Haifa with thousands of Jews on board fleeing the American Cossacks and anti-Semit’n. The sheer nuttiness of this Zionist hysteria would be humorous if it weren’t so toxic and pathetic. We are quite comfortable here in the Diaspora. At the rate you’re going, Boujie, we’ll probably outlast you as a Jewish community.
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