Guardian

CiF reader sees Zionist fingerprints in international condemnation of Syria


Though the Guardian’s editorial (Syria: Russia on the wrong side, Feb. 7), critical of Russia (and China) for preventing the adoption of a watered down UN Security Council Resolution condemning Syria for its continuing civilian massacres, didn’t – unlike David Hearst – weave Israel into the narrative, that didn’t stop committed CiF readers from unleashing their righteous anger in a Zionist direction.

Here’s a comment by “PeteLoud” on Israeli control of U.S. and (therefore) UK foreign policy:

Yeah, I know, another day, another obsessive anti-Zionist conspiracy theory.  Why sweat it? Well, occasionally such Israel Obsessive Compulsive Disorder-ridden CiFers can elicit quite pithy rejoinders, such as the following: 

Further, PeteLoud’s original comment hasn’t been deleted and more than a few other commenters managed to weave Israel into the conversation. So, considering that ‘Comment is Free’ has a staff of moderators whose job it is to delete hateful and off-topic comments, it doesn’t seem, based on my review of the 178 comments so far, that they’ve done a very good job.

I’ll resist my urge to use the site Wordle again, but here are the results of my quick search on the number of times the following words have been used beneath the line:

Syria: 168

Russia: 179

China: 58

Israel: 56

As China was one of the antagonists in the Guardian editorial, and Israel has nothing whatsoever to do with the broader issue, it’s fair to say the Guardian’s professional moderators haven’t done a very good job of keeping the conversation on topic.

But, the story doesn’t end here.

I clicked on the link provided in PeteLoud’s ‘Comments is Free’ user profile, which took me to his personal website.  And, it looks like Peter Loud (evidently his real name) is a lover of maps, photographs, and edgy political imagery.

Here’s a snapshot of the bottom of his home page:

As if we needed further evidence that our friend Pete sees Israel as a Nazi state, here’s a passage from his site’s “Palestine page“:

Quite simply Israel and U.S.A. are evil just as Nazi Germany and the Khmer Rouge were before them.

Yesterday, as I wrote that, the Israelis were firing tank shells into a U.N. school in which civilians were sheltering. At least 40 were killed and another 55 wounded. As I said, Israel and America who provided them with the weapons are evil terrorist states.
* The Guardian – Gaza’s day of carnage – 40 dead as Israelis bomb two UN schools
* The Independent – Robert Fisk: Why do they hate the West so much, we will ask – This is essential reading
* The Guardian – Israel accused of delaying medical access to injured
* The Guardian – Israel shelled Palestinians after evacuating them, UN says

The fact that three out of four of Pete’s recommended links to prove Israel’s Nazi nature are from the Guardian are, OF COURSE, of no particular significance.

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  1. Adam, I am really getting confused. On Saturday night, I saw film of a demo at the Syrian embassy in London. A spokesman for the protestors claimed that Israel supported Assad’s oppression of his own people and wanted his regime to stay in place. Now I read that Israel ordered the US government to condemn the Assad regime at the UN. I am terribly confused. Which is it? Which side is Israel on in the struggle against Iran and its Syrian ally and its satellites Hizbullah & Hamas?

    Jeffrey Goldberg writes that some of the Syrian opposition and other Arab spring participants blame Israel for supporting the anti-Israel Arab dictators. Does Pete Loud know about this?
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-29/praise-arab-spring-except-for-anti-semitism-jeffrey-goldberg.html

    • Eliyahu, the most remarkable dynamic about antisemitism has been, as you know, it’s adaptability. Just as Jews have been demonized as capitalists and, alternately, Bolsheviks, the modern Jewish state’s role in the upheavals of the Arab Spring could either be (depending on the narrative) one of provocateur of the insurgents (in order to destabilize the country), or as apologist and supporter for the existing, corrupt despotic regime (in order to keep the country from expressing its true Islamist anti-Zionist passions.) Either way, Israel can be blamed – a very flexible malign ideology.

      • Excellent point. Well observed.

        I also like Golda’s quip, “Israel is the Jew among the nations.” In the past, the “shadowy Jewish collective” was reified by those Elders of Zion gathering and scheming, and now it is reified by the Jews’ nation-state and its supportive Lobby™ puppetmastering the whole world (muhahahaha).

        Like that old joke about the Diaspora Jew who would make himself happy by reading Jew-hating newspapers’ accounts of the immense power the Jews had over world affairs, there’s some of these anti-Jewish and anti-Israel allegations I wish could be made factual. Y’know, just to make those accusations worthwhile…

  2. I have no idea why Pete Loud would consider the Nazis to be evil.

    Yet another example of a self-hating Jew hater.

    Wonders will never cease. Comment is Free as long as you blame the Jooooooos.

  3. Yesterday, as I wrote that, the Israelis were firing tank shells into a U.N. school in which civilians were sheltering. At least 40 were killed and another 55 wounded. As I said, Israel and America who provided them with the weapons are evil terrorist states.

    Charming character worthy of CiF. I feel sure that he will soon be asked to contribute to them.

  4. The fact that three out of four of Pete’s recommended links to prove Israel’s Nazi nature are from the Guardian are, OF COURSE, of no particular significance.

    This PeteLoud character is clearly sick – and only the likes of him would see “proof” of “Israel’s Nazi nature” in those Guardian articles.

    What are you trying to say there, Adam?