Of Masters and Their Slaves

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Iraq's PM Nouri al-Maliki Accuses Jews of Conspiracy and Terrorism

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Makes Anti-Semitic Remarks

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By Hezbollah Watch

During an interview with Hadith al-Watan, Nouri al-Maliki accused his country's Sunnis of running a bombing campaign in their own midst to present themselves to the United Nations as victims of sectarian strife and request its protection. Maliki proceeded to compare this alleged Sunni scheme to an allegedly similar tactic employed by Zionists in the 1950's to force the migration of Iraqi Jews to Israel.

Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki Accuses the Jews of Conspiracy
and Terrorism. Skip until 1m:45s.

Al-Maliki: "This [conspiracy] is similar to the case of the Jews in Iraq in the [19]50's when they wanted to displace the Jews to Palestine, they started blasting [setting off explosives] in the Jewish areas, in their cafes, in their gatherings, they kill one here, one there, and they created a news media wave: 'O Jews of Iraq, you are targeted', so they [Iraqi Jews] escaped from Iraq and went and became a part of the formation of the State of Israel on the Palestinian land…"

As a leader of Iraq, a country indebted to the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-confessional United States for its liberation, it's not appropriate of Maliki to make such disgraceful comments. The Shiites are more indebted to America than any other group in Iraq, and Maliki is a Shiite. Really, Maliki is kind of spitting on the hand that helped him come to power by making such statements, for Jews are an integral part of the American fabric. Jewish tax payers and Jewish blood contributed to the liberation of Iraq.

Maliki used a shotgun approach and referred to Jews in general where he should not have mentioned them in the first place. He didn't even say "Zionists" (euphemism for Jews) as is customary among more politically-correct leaders. He just used the word "Jews" outright. And Jews, in his scenario are i) conspirators; and ii) terrorists! Much more can be said too...

Maliki wanted to register some very, very cheap points by indirectly involving the Jewish community in his bitter sectarian struggle with his country's Sunnis. Self-evidently, his intention is to demonize his Sunni adversaries by comparing them to the already-demonized Jews (as is the unfortunate case in the Arab/Islamic culture).

Is Maliki subconsciously hinting that he wants the Sunnis to leave Southern Iraq like the Jews were forced to leave their country in the early 1950's?

There are sectarian murder campaigns ongoing in Iraq. Maliki seems to be looking for anything that can help him and the Axis of Resistance win the war against the Sunnis in the area.

Maliki's remarks are a reflection of his anti-Semitism, lack of good judgment, and lack of ability to justify his failures as a Prime Minister (who is also looking forward to a questionable third term in office). What's easier for would be dictators than deflecting blame by comparing enemies to imaginary infamous Jewish conspiracies! (Some people have alleged that there is truth to Israeli (as in nationality, not religion or ethnicity) involvement in these tragic events in the 1950's, but these are also staunchly disputed by others. 1950–51 Baghdad bombings.)
 
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