The Use of Pliable and Reliable Assets to Advance a Narrative

The Hate Mongers Among Us: Part 3

Many of America’s most prominent political leaders were induced to comment on “International Burn A Koran Day”—a high profile provocation proposed by a Christian-Zionist preacher with a small congregation in a small town in Florida.

When U.S. General David Petraeus spoke out against the proposal, the issue immediately gained an international profile as did Pastor Terry Jones who quickly became an international celebrity.

One need not dig deep to identify who may have advised General Petraeus to grant a global profile to a provocation consistent with Israeli goals for the region.

In March, as head of Central Command, Petraeus offered testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee confirming facts that have long been obvious but are seldom mentioned: our “special relationship” with Israel and its oppressive occupation of Palestine undermine U.S. interests in the Middle East and endanger American personnel. Read it for yourself:

The enduring hostilities between Israel and some of its neighbors present distinct challenges to our ability to advance our interests… Israeli-Palestinian tensions often flare into violence and large-scale armed confrontations. The conflict foments anti-American sentiment due to a perception of U.S. favoritism for Israel. Arab anger over the Palestinian question limits the strength and depth of U.S. partnerships with governments and peoples in the [region] and weakens the legitimacy of moderate regimes in the Arab world. Meanwhile, al-Qaeda and other militant groups exploit that anger to mobilize support. The conflict also gives Iran influence in the Arab world through its clients, Lebanese Hizballah and Hamas….

Petraeus is often spoken of as a potential Republican presidential candidate. Thus the chagrin among some in Washington when this high profile military leader appeared to curry favor with Max Boot, a former Wall Street Journal op-ed editor and outspoken Zionist. In an apparent attempt to soften the candor of his written testimony before the Senate, he wrote to Boot:

Does it help if folks know that I hosted Elie Wiesel and his wife at our quarters last Sun night?! And that I will be the speaker at?the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps in mid-Apr at the Capitol Dome…

Boot wrote back to assure him that those comments were not necessary as Petraeus had not been described as anti-Semitic. Boot then posted a pro-Petraeus piece on the website for Commentary, a neoconservative publication, assuring readers that the general is not anti-Israel and dismissing his anti-Israel comments as inserted by staff in his statement — that Petraeus reviewed.

The Supporting Cast

After General Petraeus, now senior commander in Afghanistan, created a high profile for the Burn-A-Koran controversy, comments were offered by Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. With that, the provocation went viral.

These fuel-the-fire comments were followed by a personal appeal to Pastor Jones in a phone call from Defense Secretary Robert Gates that also went viral.

As any game theorist could predict, even the possibility of such a psy-ops (a Koran book burning) was guaranteed to galvanize anti-American sentiments and catalyze anti-American demonstrations. As the book burning gained steadily more profile, this provocation increased the probability of catalyzing long-lasting anti-American sentiments.

This stunt bears a remarkable resemblance to a Newsweek story alleging that a U.S. soldier flushed a Koran down the toilet. Though that May 2005 account by Michael Isikoff was later withdrawn in substantial part, its publication provoked an earlier well-timed response by setting off anti-American demonstrations in Muslim countries worldwide.

At first, the story gained only scant attention. That muted response changed dramatically when Pakistani cricket star, Imran Khan, gave Isikoff’s story an international profile by announcing from Islamabad that American military personnel had desecrated a holy Islamic text.

That’s when this Clash of Civilizations-catalyzing, U.S.-discrediting account went viral. In practical effect, Khan’s celebrity was appropriated to associate the U.S. military with conduct similar in its psy-ops effect to the profile given an American proposing to burn a Koran.

Newsweek was recently acquired by Sidney Harman, the husband of California Congresswoman, Jane Harman, the Jewish Zionist chair of the Intelligence Subcommittee of the House Committee on Homeland Security. At the time of this provocation, Newsweek was a magazine affiliate of The Washington Post newspaper, an influential opinion-shaping newspaper based in the nation’s capital.

In the annals of “field-based warfare,” the Koran-flushing story will go down in history as a classic psy-ops for its success in targeting the minds of a built-in audience outside the U.S.— cricket fans — as a vulnerable and receptive shared field of consciousness.

When the high-profile Imran Khan described the alleged incident as factual, this operation transcended the literacy barrier as it provoked Muslims who did not even need to read in order to be reached — and provoked.

And because the story targeted cricket fans, its impact was disastrous to Americans while also remaining invisible to America where cricket is neither a well known activity nor a widely played sport.

In what passes for mainstream American media, the Isikoff story was called news. In national security parlance, the well-timed launch of that provocative storyline is called tactical psy-ops. So far, the Koran-burning story is being attributed solely to the whims of a southern preacher.

Stay tuned. It may be only a coincidence that Jones was a high school classmate of Rush Limbaugh, America’s most provocative radio talk show host.

Information Age Warfare

If this sounds familiar, it should. You may recall when the wartime role played by global media became apparent in the Clash-catalyzing “cartoon riots” that swept the world in February 2006. That reaction followed the publication in France, Germany, Italy and Spain of graphic images of the prophet Muhammad that first appeared in a Danish newspaper in September 2005.

Citing free speech as the rationale, cultural editor, Flemming Rose, published a compilation of cartoons certain to be seen by Muslims as blasphemous, including one featuring Muhammad with a bomb in place of a turban.

An Ashkenazi native of Ukraine, Rose worked as a reporter for five years in Moscow during the oligarchi-zation of Russia. As his contribution to that nationwide fraud, he translated into Danish a fawning 1990 autobiography (Against the Stream) of presidential candidate Boris Yeltsin whose administration enabled the wildly successful financial pillaging of Russia.

Six of the top seven Russian oligarchs were Ashkenazim who qualified for Israeli citizenship.

Rose’s career tracks the trajectory of a typical media asset. After Russia, he relocated to Washington, D.C. Again employed as a journalist, he traveled to China with Bill Clinton before returning to Moscow to work for Jyllands-Posten, a right wing Danish publication known for its anti-immigrant news fare.

Before catalyzing the cartoon crisis, Rose published a flattering interview with the Islam-bashing Daniel Pipes who heads Campus Watch. This organization monitors, disrupts and seeks to intimidate pro-Palestinian speakers when they accept invitations to speak at U.S. colleges.

Pipes is the neoconservative, Jewish-Zionist son of “Team B” leader, Richard Pipes, a Polish emigre. Team B was a 1976 alternative intelligence assessment whose success with phony intelligence during the presidency of Gerald Ford (when G.H.W. Bush was C.I.A. Director) informed those who fixed the intelligence that enabled the U.S. to segue seamlessly from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism during the presidency of G.W. Bush.

After the promotion of Rose to cultural editor and publication of the provocative cartoons, CNN anchor., Wolf Blitzer, featured Pipes on The Situation Room. By showcasing Pipes, Blitzer ensured the airwaves would carry his anti-Islam interpretation of the Rose-catalyzed, media-fueled crisis.

Blitzer elected not to inform the viewers of CNN (“the most trusted name in news”) that he (Blitzer) served as an editor of Near East Report, the Israel lobby’s in-house journal, or that he spent 17 years with The Jerusalem Post, or that he published a sympathetic book on Israeli super-spy, Jonathan Pollard, who did more than anyone in history to damage U.S. national security.

The ensuing crisis cost many lives while the reaction to that provocation consumed the public’s attention and polarized public opinion internationally. Appearing on television, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice used the crisis to criticize Iran and Syria, adding American credibility and military authority to stoke The Clash of Civilizations as the post-Cold War narrative.

Overall, the response heightened tensions and made an attack on Iran appear more reasonable as scenes of widespread outrage by Muslims fueled Islamo-phobia in the West. To escape the media scrutiny, Rose fled to the U.S. where he vacationed in Miami.

Timing is Everything

The usual suspects stepped into the fray in support of Pastor Terry Jones’ First Amendment right to further outrage an already outraged Muslim population for whom the Koran is a sacred text.

Supporting cast for the Jones stunt included New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who chose an annual Iftar dinner at Gracie Mansion to cite the U.S. Constitution in support of this provocation. Likewise for New York Times columnist, Charles Blow, whose prominently placed op-ed on September 11th urged that “great American debates” should not be “tempered for terrorists.”

National security may (at long last) be catching on to how those complicit in these psy-ops use our guaranteed freedoms (of speech, press, religion, etc.) to undermine our freedom. It’s no coincidence that those most concerned about domestic eavesdropping by national security are drawn from the same ranks as those complicit in this ongoing manipulation of public opinion.

The high profile nature of this latest 911 anniversary ensured that agent provocateurs would use the event to keep hate alive. The day prior, President Obama urged that Israel extend its “temporary partial freeze” on settlements for the sake of sustaining the peace talks.

Meanwhile Jewish Zionist, Pamela Zeller, sponsored a speech at Ground Zero by Dutch politician, Geert Wilders, who likens the Koran to Mein Kampf. A staunch supporter of Israel, Wilders is known for his incendiary speeches with a strong anti-Islam theme.

Geller, a disciple of Russian philosopher, Ayn Rand, (Alisa Rosenbaum), advocates measures to “Stop Islamization of America.” She emphasizes the role of Barack Obama in doing the bidding of “Islamic overlords” in what she calls “The Obama Administration’s War on America.”

An outspoken Jewish Zionist, Geller urges that Israel “give up nothing.” A regular commentator on Zionist-dominated media outlets (CNN, Fox News, The Washington Post, The New York Times), she insists that Israel should “take back Gaza” and “secure Judea and Samaria” — better known as the West Bank, the key area of contention on expansion of the settlements.

Geller is also a driving force behind anti-Islam hate groups working to scuttle plans for an Islamic Cultural Center two blocks from the 911 site. Allied with others in the hate campaign, she was among the first in November 2009 to describe the shootings on Fort Hood, Texas as a “Muslim terror attack.”

Next: Staying on message to advance the narrative.

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    1. MichaelKenny said on September 17th, 2010 at 8:29am #

      Timing is everything. That is a very good point. A “smear” can be put out, only to be withdrawn a few days later. Everybody sees the smear, practically nobody sees the retraction. Next thing you know, people are repeating the smear: “some commentators claim that …”. And, of course, the internet is a perfect forum for that sort of “black op”.
      Things can backfire, though, and the infamous Danish cartoons are a perfect example. A the time of that scam, which indeed seems to have originated with Daniel Pipes, the Israel Lobby still thought it could manipulate Europeans. The idea was, I suppose, that Muslim Europeans would run riot and non-Muslims would “defend free speech”. Didn’t happen. Since the Holocaust, Jewish groups have hammered into the heads of two generations of Europeans that free speech does not include the right to insult people. Thus, most people were scandalised and embarassed that publishing such cartoons wasn’t illegal and, feeling themselves supported by their fellow citizens, Muslim Europeans felt no need to riot! Essentially, the Lobby was hoist with its own petard! My own first reaction was to think “if they’d done that to the Jews, they’d have landed in jail”! And of course “Flemming Rose”, whoever he really was, who had popped up out of nowhere at university level, suddenly disappeared. Unlike the actual cartoonist, whose whereabouts are well known.

    2. 3bancan said on September 17th, 2010 at 9:41am #

      MichaelKenny said on September 17th, 2010 at 8:29am #

      “Since the Holocaust, Jewish groups have hammered into the heads of two generations of Europeans that free speech does not include the right to insult people.”

      This really IS news to me! What I’ve been witnessing all my life is seeing/hearing “Jewish groups” insult the goyim while allowing no criticism by the goyim of their barbarity…

    3. bozh said on September 17th, 2010 at 1:21pm #

      Of course, ‘jews’ [read please cultists;each to herhis own degree] don’t need to insult anyone except a person like me because i cannot sue them for libel.
      Controling-owning much of TV, holliwood, press, networks they can lie [and structuraly lies not being insults] as much as they can tolerate before or if ever selfhate sets in.

      Of course, i cannot be sure that ‘jewish’ controled media does not insult people.
      I do not read press nor watch CNN. And i never ever will. I used to post on j’lem post and haaretz, but they kicked me out. tnx

    4. kalidas said on September 17th, 2010 at 3:37pm #

      “Since the Holocaust, Jewish groups have hammered into the heads of two generations of Europeans that free speech does not include the right to insult people.”

      Wow! That’s the understatement of the century!

      The incredibly lame Europeans can’t even say 4-3=1 without fear of being thrown into jail.

      You all are forced by law to accept, if not believe, mathematical and scientific nonsense, by law.

      Now THAT’S insulting!!

    5. catguy00 said on September 17th, 2010 at 7:38pm #

      Actually there are no holocaust denial laws in Denmark.

    6. 3bancan said on September 18th, 2010 at 5:13am #

      catguy00 said on September 17th, 2010 at 7:38pm #

      “Actually there are no holocaust denial laws in Denmark.”

      Nor are there any on the moon – yet…

    7. kalidas said on September 18th, 2010 at 8:14am #

      Nor in the USA or Canada.. At least “officially.”
      Unofficially? As we all know (or should know) that’s altogether a different animal, isn’t it?

    8. shabnam said on September 18th, 2010 at 9:56am #

      The European Union approved legislation Thursday that would make denying the Holocaust punishable by jail sentences, but would also give countries across the 27-member bloc the option of not enforcing the law if such a prohibition did not exist in their own laws.

      The draft law, which EU diplomats called a minimalist compromise, gained approval after six years of emotional negotiations, during which countries with vastly different legal cultures struggled to reconcile the protection of freedom of speech with protection of their citizens from racism and hate crimes.
      The legislation calls for jail terms of as much as three years for “intentional conduct” that incites violence or hatred against a person’s “race, color, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin.” The same punishment would apply to those who incite violence by “denying or grossly trivializing crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.”

      Denmark can be considered to have ‘holocaust denial law’ since is part of the European Union, but Britain, Sweden and Denmark, pressed for wording that would avoid criminalizing DEBATE about the Holocaust.

      When ‘chosen people’ can bring charges against historians who have different interpretation of the certain period of human history and send them to prison to block any alternative view of history, MANY ZIONIST JEWS, LIKE GOLDBERG, BENNY MORRIS, Norman Podhoretz, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Pipes, William Kristol and others who have publicly CALLED FOR BOMING IRAN AND USING NUCLEAR WEAPON TO KILL MANY IN A NUCLEAR HOLOCUAST and was published in NYT where condemned by many including James Petras in an article “THE NYT: MAKING NUCLEAR EXTERMINATION RESPECTABLE” are protected and no one has asked for the prosecution of these Zionist liars and fifth column.

      World population is fed up with attack on freedom of speech by the ‘chosen people’ who can get away with it. The worse genocide in the 20th century, according to many including Mohammad Gholi Majd, is “The Great Famine And Genocide In Persia, 1917-1919” which is based on US State Department record arguing that PERSIA was the greatest victim of World War I and also a victim of the worst genocide of the 20th century. Majd holds British occupation and its policy responsible for more than 8 Millions Iranians deaths who were under British occupation. We still don’t have even recognition of the Iranian genocide by the British occupiers, yet. But Britain along with other Western countries are threatening Iran every day and a zionist stooge and a war criminal, Tonny Blair, asking for a military action against Iran WITH ZERO NUCLEAR WEAPON but supports an apartheid state sitting on more than 300 illegal nuclear weapon. That’s why the population of the world REJECTS THE ZIONIST DOMINATION EXCERSIZED THROUGH WESTERN PUPPET STATES LET BY The PETTY PEOPLE INCLUDING TONNY BLAIR, BUSH, CLINTON, AND OBAMA.
      The world is FED UP with double standard to recognize ‘chosen people’ official story who have committed repeated genocide, invasion, crimes against humanity to steal Palestine to establish ‘greater Israel’ in a region who have no connection with the indigenous population, but go after whoever is not repeating the official story. Expose and destroy ZIONISM TODAY because tomorrow is tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo late.

      The following is the case of historian who is famous around the world as ‘holocaust denier’ ruined by the war criminals.

      In 1992, Irving stated that “…the Jews are very foolish not to abandon the gas chamber theory while they still have time” and claimed he “foresees a new wave of antisemitism” the world over due to Jewish “exploitation of the Holocaust myth”.[76] During an interview with the American writer Ron Rosenbaum, Irving stated his belief that Jews were his “traditional enemy”.
      Christopher Hitchens writes that after having dinner in his Washington apartment, Irving sang the rhyme to his daughter once they were alone in the building’s elevator.
      In her book, Denying the Holocaust, Lipstadt called Irving a Holocaust denier, falsifier, and bigot, and said that he manipulated and distorted real documents. Irving claimed to have been libeled under the grounds that Lipstadt had called him a Holocaust denier when in his opinion there was no Holocaust to deny, as well as suggestions that he had falsified evidence or deliberately misinterpreted it.
      In presenting his ruling, Mr. Justice Gray concluded[134] that he found the following claims against Irving to be “substantially true” and of “sufficient gravity” to render the remainder of no “material effect on Irving’s reputation.”:
      “ Irving has for his own ideological reasons persistently and deliberately misrepresented and manipulated historical evidence; that for the same reasons he has portrayed Hitler in an unwarrantedly favourable light, principally in relation to his attitude towards and responsibility for the treatment of the Jews; that he is an active Holocaust denier; that he is anti-Semitic and racist, and that he associates with right-wing extremists who promote neo-Nazism.
      Not only did Irving lose the case, but in light of the evidence presented at the trial a number of his works that had previously escaped serious scrutiny were brought to public attention. He was also liable to pay all of Penguin’s costs of the trial, estimated to be as much as £2 million (US$3.2 million).[135] When he did not meet these Davenport Lyons moved to make him bankrupt on behalf of their client. He was forced into bankruptcy in 2002.
      After Irving denied the Holocaust in two 1989 speeches given in Austria, the Austrian government issued an arrest warrant against him and barred him from entering the country. This case came up again in 2005 when Irving was arrested and brought to trial (see next section).[162] In early 1992 a German court found him guilty of Holocaust denial under the Auschwitzlüge section of the law against Volksverhetzung (a failed appeal by Irving would see the fine rise from 10,000 DM to 30,000 DM), and he was subsequently barred from entering Germany.[11] Other governments followed suit, including Austria, Italy and Canada,[163] where he was arrested in November 1992 and deported back to the United Kingdom.[11] In an administrative hearing surrounding those events, he was found by the hearing office to have engaged in a “total fabrication” in telling a story of an exit from and return to Canada which would, for technical reasons, have made the original deportation order invalid. He was also barred from entering Australia in 1992, a ban he made four unsuccessful legal attempts to overturn.
      Early in September 2004, Michael Cullen, the deputy prime minister of New Zealand, announced that Irving would not be permitted to visit the country, where he had been invited by the National Press Club to give a series of lectures under the heading “The Problems of Writing about World War II in a Free Society”. The National Press Club defended its invitation of Irving, saying that it amounted not to an endorsement of his views, but rather an opportunity to question him. “Mr. Irving is not permitted to enter New Zealand under the Immigration Act because people who have been deported from another country are refused entry”, government spokeswoman Katherine O’Sullivan had told The Press earlier. Irving rejected the ban and attempted to board a Qantas flight for New Zealand from Los Angeles on 17 September 2004. He was not allowed on board. “As far as I’m concerned, the legal battle now begins”, he was quoted as saying.
      On 11 November 2005, the Austrian police in the southern state of Styria, acting under a 1989 warrant, arrested Irving. Four days later, he was charged by state prosecutors with the speech crime of “trivialising the Holocaust”. His application for bail was denied on the grounds that he would flee or repeat the offence. He remained in jail awaiting trial. On 20 February 2006 Irving pleaded guilty to the charge of “trivialising, grossly playing down and denying the Holocaust”.
      The judge, Peter Liebtreu, summarized:
      “ He showed no signs that he attempted to change his views after the arrest warrant was issued 16 years ago in Austria…. He served as an example for the right wing for decades. He is comparable to a prostitute who hasn’t changed her ways…. Irving is a falsifier of history and anything but a proper historian. In the world of David Irving there were no gas chambers and no plan to murder the Jews. He’s continued to deny the fact that the Holocaust was genocide orchestrated from the highest ranks of the Nazi state.[164]

      At the end of the one-day hearing, Irving was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment in accordance with the Austrian Federal Law on the prohibition of National Socialist activities (officially Verbotsgesetz, “Prohibition Statute”) for having denied the existence of gas chambers in Nazi concentration camps in several lectures held in Austria in 1989. Irving sat motionless as Liebtreu asked him if he had understood the sentence, to which he replied “I’m not sure I do” before being bundled out of the court by Austrian police. Later, Irving declared himself shocked by the severity of the sentence. He reportedly had already purchased a plane ticket home to London.

    9. mary said on September 18th, 2010 at 10:58am #

      That draft law was passed in 2007. Do you know if it became law Shabnam? I am ashamed to say that I do not know although I should as I am unfortunately a UK contributor to EU taxes and my parliament is just a rubber stamp. I voted against membership of the Common Market as it was called then. It is a fascist club and completely undemocratic as it is remote from the people.

    10. kalidas said on September 18th, 2010 at 11:47am #

      Ultimately, law or no law, you will be set upon in many ways, especially if you are of a threatening stature by way of having a far flung voice.
      Is economic destruction considered corporal punishment?
      Or, to Hell with the law or no law if the cretins want you destroyed.
      Look at what happened to Ernst Zundel. Canada’s shameful legacy.

    11. catguy00 said on September 18th, 2010 at 12:49pm #

      All countries that have holocaust denial laws were occupied by the Nazis during world war 2. The lone exception is Switzerland.

      While there are very strong arguments to be made against such laws (many high profile academics diasgree with it) these laws were not created out of a vacuum. They have more to do with Europe’s past than any conpsiracy theory about the future.

    12. 3bancan said on September 18th, 2010 at 1:24pm #

      catguy00 said on September 18th, 2010 at 12:49pm #

      “these laws were not created out of a vacuum”

      True! They were created by the zionazis to make the holohoax religion the only untouchable religion for the goyim…

    13. kalidas said on September 18th, 2010 at 3:44pm #

      Yes and we all know what Orwell said about the past..

    14. shabnam said on September 18th, 2010 at 3:54pm #


      It seems to me Britain did not enacted the holocaust denial law, otherwise a British Bishop, Richard Williamson, would have not gone on trial in Germany for ‘holocaust’ denial. The United Kingdom has twice rejected a Holocaust denial law. Denmark and Sweden also have rejected Holocaust denial legislation.

      {British Holocaust-denying bishop Richard Williamson faces trial in Germany for an outspoken TV interview in which he denied that the wartime extermination of the Jews took place. The ultra-conservative Catholic cleric was hit with a fine of nearly £12,000 today by a court for his comments made to a Swedish television interviewer – but he refused to pay it. Because Holocaust denial is a crime in Germany – and because he gave the interview while on German soil – he was prosecuted in Regensburg, near to the birthplace of Pope Benedict XVI, where he gave the interview.}
      In 2010, Williamson was convicted of incitement by a German court and fined €10,000.

      {During an interview on Swedish television recorded in November 2008, he stated: “I believe that the historical evidence is strongly against, is hugely against six million Jews having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler”,[48] and “I think that 200,000 to 300,000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps, but none of them in gas chambers.}

      Apparently Sweden does not enacted laws regarding the holocaust.
      The following countries have enacted laws regarding ‘holocaust’ denial. This is the latest information about this law:
      A survey of the sixteen countries that have enacted laws that either directly criminalize Holocaust denial or can be used to prosecute individuals who deny the Holocaust: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Switzerland.

      Holocaust denial is explicitly or implicitly illegal in 16 countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Switzerland. The European Union’s Framework decision on Racism and Xenophobia states that denying or grossly trivialising “crimes of genocide” should be made “punishable in all EU Member States.”

      Slovakia made denial of fascist crimes in general a crime in late 2001; in May 2005, the term “Holocaust” was explicitly adopted by the penal code and in 2009, it became illegal to deny any act regarded by an international criminal court as genocide, implying Holocaust denial was still a crime, but excluding the term itself.

      The Parliament of Hungary declared the denial or trivialization of the Holocaust a crime punishable by up to three years imprisonment on February 23, 2010. The President of the Republic signed the law on March 10, 2010.

      Spain decriminalized Holocaust denial in October 2007. Italy rejected a draft Holocaust denial law proposing a prison sentence of up to four years in 2007, the Netherlands rejected a draft law proposing a maximum sentence of one year on denying acts of genocide in general in 2006.

      However, specifically denying the Holocaust is still a criminal offence since 1995. The United Kingdom has twice rejected a Holocaust denial law. Denmark and Sweden also have rejected Holocaust denial legislation.
      Some historians are against the laws which criminalize the Holocaust denial and among them, one of his most famous ennemy, Pierre-Vidal Naquet, because he didn’t like laws who are imposing, historical truth as legal truth. Other academics are in favour of laws which criminalize the Holocaust denial because they think it’s the worst form of racism and its most respectable version because it pretends to be a research.

      In the Belgian Senate the Minister of Justice Laurette Onkelinx compared the laws criminalizing the Holocaust denial with the laws condemning incitement to ethnic or racial hatred in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.[citation needed] According to the Minister, through these laws Holocaust deniers may be sentenced.

      Please look at the last paragraph:

      This is not exactly what Israel is doing to Palestinians and Iranians?

      No wonder billions of people ARE FED UP WITH THE DOUBLE STANDARD measures when it comes to ‘chosen people’, thus they get angry and spit at the pictures of the most “POWERFUL LEADERS’ sitting in number of Western capitals.

    15. catguy00 said on September 18th, 2010 at 5:11pm #

      …..but you are allowed to criticize Israel in Europe. You can also degrade Jewish religious figures if you want.

    16. Hue Longer said on September 18th, 2010 at 6:12pm #

      catguy00 said on September 18th, 2010 at 5:11pm #
      “…..but you are allowed to criticize Israel in Europe. You can also degrade Jewish religious figures if you want”.

      I would imagine that that is encouraged because without context it serves the purpose of painting people as “anti-semites”. challenging a/ “the” holocaust may give reason for anger and is not allowed (laws are only one way of making something taboo by the way)

    17. 3bancan said on September 18th, 2010 at 6:35pm #

      catguy00 said on September 18th, 2010 at 5:11pm #

      “…..but you are allowed to criticize Israel in Europe. You can also degrade Jewish religious figures if you want.”

      Of course “you” can. Only, “you” will be immediately denounced and prosecuted – or even just murdered – as a perpetrator of the crime of all crimes: anti-semitism…

      PS1: I know quite a few Jews in Europe whose only mitzvah they follow seems to be the denigration of all non-Jews and their religions – and no zionazi catguy comes around and prosecutes them for their “work”.
      PS2: It’s only the Jews who keep hunting and murdering the goyim they find “an existential threat to Jewish life/the Jewish people” – not only in Palestine but all over the world…

    18. shabnam said on September 18th, 2010 at 7:04pm #

      {Of course “you” can. Only, “you” will be immediately denounced and prosecuted – or even just murdered..}

      The body of a former Polish history professor, Dariusz Ratajczak, convicted by a Polish court in 2002 of claiming that mass gassings of human beings in Auschwitz-Birkenau was impossible, has been found dead in a shopping center parking lot in the western Polish city of Opole.

      Prof. Ratajczak was suspended in April 1999 from his teaching post at Opole University’s Historical Institute after state prosecutors opened an investigation into the publication of his book Tematy niebezpieczne (“Dangerous Themes”).
      In fact, Dariusz Ratajczak’s troubles began with the publication of his booklet, “Dangerous Topics,” in March, 1999. The treatise was self-published and limited to only 320 copies, but gave credence to the old maxim that the ‘pen is mightier than the sword. Ratajczak’s essay provoked a firestorm of criticism among his contemporaries. In the month following the book’s publication, a rather surprised Ratajczak was summoned to the editorial offices of the Gazeta Wyborcza, a leading Polish newspaper, where he was sneeringly told, “We’ll trample you into the ground for the little book, and the little sub-chapter on the Holocaust.”
      True to their word, the editor of the newspaper proceeded to do just that. The Gazeta Wyborcza instituted a smear campaign of harassment and intimidation calculated to ruin the man’s life and livelihood – and it succeeded beyond their wildest expectations. Ratajczak was charged under Poland’s ‘Holocaust denial’ law, which had been passed by the legislature as a result of pressure from the Jewish lobby. Even though the court eventually dismissed the charges against him, the smears, lies and libels emanating from the media continued to dog him with the fanatical persistence of an Inspecteur Javert. Instigated by the media assault, others joined the chorus to expel Ratajczak from his teaching position.
      The director of the Auschwitz Museum referred to him as a “Nazi,” and the spokesman for the Israeli embassy in Poland, Michael Sobelman, publicly expressed his “surprise” that “such a man works at a Polish university.” Unsurprisingly, the Simon Wiesenthal Center joined in the chorus, accusing Ratajczak of being an ‘anti-Semite,’ to which the Professor responded rather phlegmatically:

      At present, the charge of anti-Semitism has become a sort of exceptionally brutal weapon, which the “Establishment” uses ruthlessly against independent thinking men (for the greater fun of it, also against Jews, such as Dr. Israel Shahak.) Write, in accordance with truth, about the almost racist character of the state of Israel, and you will be an anti-Semite. Point to Simon Wiesenthal, his errors of the past, or rub Mr. Adam Michnik his Gazeta Wyborcza up the wrong way, and you will be an anti-Semite. Write a few words of truth about all those Wiesels, Kosinskis, or a few anti-Polish Australian liars of Jewish extraction, and you will be an anti-Semite, of course… And so on, on, on. Sheer paranoia, or – and here we are going back to the source – an important element of political correctness.

    19. catguy00 said on September 18th, 2010 at 7:44pm #

      You might remember this.

      In August 2009 a Swedish newspaper called Aftonbladet ran an article claiming Israeli troops were harvesting organs from Palestinians who died in their custody.

      Israel called for the Swedish government to condemn the article. They refused citing freedom of the press. Just like the Danish government did.
      No double standard.

    20. 3bancan said on September 18th, 2010 at 9:03pm #

      catguy00 said on September 18th, 2010 at 7:44pm #

      “You might remember this.”

      Who doesn’t remember the row the world Jewry raised about that report?! Even the government was called in because of a newspaper article!
      Of course in the eyes of this zionazi barbarian the Palestinians don’t get murdered by the Jews, they just “die”. And his use of “claiming” suggests he doesn’t believe that the Jews could do/have done such a thing as “harvesting organs from Palestinians who died in their custody”…