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The Ten Worst U.S. Purveyors of Antisemitism, #8: John Mearsheimer

“The Lobby”—that sinister cabal pulling all the strings.

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P. David Hornik

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December 22, 2013 - 8:00 am
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Up until 2006 John Mearsheimer, professor of political science at the University of Chicago, was a scholarly exponent of the realist school, which holds that foreign policy is driven by interests and not by domestic politics.

That year, however, Mearsheimer, with coauthor and fellow realist Stephen Walt of Harvard, published—both on the website of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and in the London Review of Books—a paper called “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.” It argued that America’s Middle East policy was totally in thrall to “the Israel Lobby,” which was responsible for getting America bogged down in Iraq and making it a target of Islamic terrorists.

Suddenly the two professors, who until then had worked within the academic world, found themselves the focus of a much wider polemical ruckus. Their paper drew praise from some—including, to put it mildly, a problematic figure like white-supremacist David Duke, who called it “a modern American Declaration of Independence.” And it drew bitter criticism from others.

One of those critics was Eliot A. Cohen of Johns Hopkins University, who published a Washington Post op-ed on the paper called “Yes, It’s Anti-Semitic.”

Cohen noted that, whereas Walt and Mearsheimer claimed that “Osama bin Laden’s grievance with the United States begins with Israel,” actually the terror leader’s 1998 fatwa declaring war against America began by condemning its supposed sins in Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

And if the war in Iraq “stemmed from The Lobby’s conception of Israel’s interest” as Walt and Mearsheimer charged, it was odd that “the war attracted the support of anti-Israel intellectuals such as Christopher Hitchens and mainstream publications such as The Economist.” (It was also revealed a year later that in 2003, then-Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon had actually advised President George W. Bush against invading Iraq.)

“Inept, even kooky academic work,” wrote Cohen, “but is it anti-Semitic?” In reply to his own question, he wrote:

If by anti-Semitism one means obsessive and irrationally hostile beliefs about Jews; if one accuses them of disloyalty, subversion or treachery, of having occult powers and of participating in secret combinations that manipulate institutions and governments…why, yes, this paper is anti-Semitic.

Undoubtedly taking note of the fireworks, Farrar, Straus & Giroux gave the two profs an advance of over $700,000 for a book based on their controversial paper. The book was published in 2007 and made it to the New York Times bestseller list.

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What does your family and your country owe the Palestinian Arabs, given that they've assassinated a Presidential candidate (Robert Kennedy) and, killed an untold number of American civilians, diplomats and military personnel over the years? Yet we give them a Billion dollars in aid every year, and expend enormous diplomatic energy on their behalf. If you're complaining about our support for Israel (which is widespread among the American people) but not about that for the Palestinians (which has little support among Americans) we see your selective outrage for what it is.
36 weeks ago
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In a 2009 speech, Mearsheimer distinguished between "good Jews" (Finkelstein, Chomsky et al) and "bad Jews." The man is a disgrace, and the "Israel lobby" meme is one replicated in England and other countries. The poison is everywhere. This cannot end well.
36 weeks ago
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The Jewish People and its
Nation Israel have no need for the 'Jewish
Lobby', or any other devices of conspiratorial
Subterfuge as charged by all the various mangerie of
Jew-haters throughout history, those on the left as well
as right. When all is said and done it is the G-d
of our Fathers who we rely upon in times of sunshine
and darkness. And in the end even fools like
Mearsheim and Walt will see that great Truth...
From out the lowest depths
Of the hell they are digging for themselves.
"Arise Hashem. Render to the Arrogant their
Just reward."
36 weeks ago
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Dear friend,

Food for thought.

Justice Matthew Cooper who is Jewish, is convinced I am anti-Semitic. But, why would he conduct himself from the bench in such a way that would fuel anti-Semitism? Unless his outburst is an inspection of his own brain for his hatred of Gentile fathers of European decent.

Maybe he knows Jay Lefkowitz who said to The New York Times:

“Deep down, I believe that a little anti-Semitism is a good thing for the Jews – reminds them who they are" (New York Times Magazine, February 12, 1995 p. 65). These comments were made by Jay Lefkowitz, a lawyer, who served as President Bush’s Special Envoy for Human Rights. The fact that the comments originated with a lawyer is uncanny, but even more so because of his background and his status as a Special Envoy for Human Rights in North Korea. What the comments really demonstrate is that a desirable amount of anti-Semitism – Mr. Lefkowitz needs “a little anti-Semitism", not a lot – whenever absent, can and must be induced by provocation to perpetuate the cause for Jewish group stratagem.

Just thinking out loud.


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Fanaticism is now mainstream in the legal community, that it is affecting my divorce case:
When a Judge (or the lawyers) loses his or her objectivity, then the truism applies:
Everything is religious, everything is political.


Justice Matthew F. Cooper: Sending me this about "The F--king Jews"
Mr. Santomauro: No, actually, it was the opposite of that. It was "F--k the Arabs" in the essay.
Sandra Schpoont (Attorney for my 11 year old son): Oh, that's better.
Steven Mandel (Attorney for my ex-wife): Oh, that's better.
Justice Matthew F. Cooper: Oh, that's better.


Letter from The Mandel Law Firm (Steven J. Mandel) 12-9-13
http://tinyurl.com/ozkcek8


Justice Matthew F. Cooper: "Is that [Jewish] agenda to dilute the Aryan race?" On page 20:


http://www.adelaideinstitute.org/newsletters/Newsletter%20727.pdf

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The essay in question:
+The Myth of the Innocent Civilian

http://www.nolanchart.com/article674-the-myth-of-the-innocent-civilian.html

"Justice Matthew F. Cooper has distorted, invented or misremembered almost every significant claim and phrase. In particular, 'Jewish conspiracy' is completely false, in spirit and in word.

"It is serious and upsetting. Rather than correct a smear, Justice Cooper has attempted, perhaps not surprisingly, to justify one smear with another in the same direction.

"Michael Santomauro promotes the ideal of "scientific journalism" – where the underlaying evidence of all articles is available to the reader precisely in order to avoid these type of distortions. Michael Santomauro treasurse his strong Jewish support just as he treasures the support from pan-Arab democracy activists and others who share the hope for a just world." --I.S.


Peace.
Michael Santomauro
Cell: 917-974-6367
+TWITTER: http://twitter.com/#!/Santomauro

"An anti-Semite condemns people for being Jews, I am not an anti-Semite."--Michael Santomauro.
26 weeks ago
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If the children of Israel were to be more numerous than the stars of heaven and the sands of the sea, then why do the "so called Jews" only comprise .2% of the world's population? Does the author of this article have an answer? How about you Yoelarry, do you have an answer?
36 weeks ago
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A small point, but even if one's position is that "Whereas Hamas appears to have been interested in working out a long-term ceasefire, but it was Israel that had decided to ratchet up the violence.". That does not mean that one's position is that Zionism is the vehicle by which Jews seek to control the World.

I believe the service Mearsheimer - oddly rhymes with Alzheimer - volunteers to provide is that it makes less meaningful the belief and warning that the Caliphate intends to use Islam and Jihad to take over the World.
36 weeks ago
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Mr Hornik is ducking a fight. After one of the anti-Zionist crowd's accusation about Israel's real goal is to beat…the Palestinians into submission, he writes that "All of this, of course, hardly jibes with facts—such as Israel’s total withdrawal from Gaza seven years earlier"

The Zionist goal is a one State solution. And it ought to be.

Mr. Hornik is appeasing Israel's critics and enemies by pointing to - and thus to require the continuance of - all the various and many concessions Israel has made to their own determent.
36 weeks ago
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If Hitler had killed 6 million Irish Catholics I would make darn sure we had friends in high places in the United States Government. Presently millions of Muslims and euro lefties would like to finish the job. APAC is about survival. The same lunatics that fantasize about slaughtering Jews also want to kill Christians. We are in the same fight.
36 weeks ago
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I have read both of the books. I thought "The Wandering Who" was a hateful book and I wrote a review on A saying so. The other book "The Israel Lobby" I thought was actually a good book. It would be hard to refute the facts in "The Israel Lobby". Because someone agrees with TIL does not mean someone is against Israel. All views should be talked about and should not be demonized.
36 weeks ago
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All I know is, look behind most of your progressive policies today - amnesty/open borders, normalizing homosexuality, the cult of multiculturalism (ie anti-nationalism) - and you will find strong jewish organizational support. And they admit it, flat out.

ADL, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, SPLC, ACLU, Soros Open Society Institute. I dont hate jews as a people, but i detest their efforts to break down European and North American society as I have known it for 50 years.

All so they can feel "safe". Well, they are not feeling to safe in Europe these days.
36 weeks ago
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"ADL, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society..." - it is scary, what these Jews do!

Do you detest Christians working for left-wing causes? Or do you detest only Jews? What makes you to single out Jews? Do not bother to answer, we all know the answer already.
36 weeks ago
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The fact is that Jews are a very "engaged" people. This means, in point of fact, that they are to be found in disproportionate quantities in *all* major human endeavors. That is, both on the left and the right. Both misguided endeavors and great ones.

You make no argument by saying "there's a disproportionate number of Jews behind endeavor X" -- for there is a disproportionate number of Jews behind *any* human endeavor. It's thus utterly misguided to "blame" a *particular* endeavor on the Jews.

Please consider this point. Thank you in advance.
36 weeks ago
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Indeed, Jews have the god-given right to be as stupid as everyone else.

(For the record, I'm not saying this to invoke any notions protesting antisemitism; I simply acknowledge that people of any religion, race, culture, society, have their share of stupid ones as any other group)

It's called the bell curve and you can apply it to any demographic.
35 weeks ago
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Mr. Hornik's piece is a good example of the late Joseph Sobran's wisdom.

Sobran said: 'An anti-Semite used to mean a man who hated Jews. Now it means a man who is hated by Jews.'

The Israeli lobby ran Sobran out of town and destroyed his legacy. Many people, including Ann Coulter, considered Joe Sobran to be one of the best conservative columnists of our time--until he dared cross the rabid Israelites.

36 weeks ago
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Oh yeah? Well how does one get "rabid" in the first place?…getting bit by one more primary rapid dog. Unfortunately for us "Israelites,"(I wish) there are a lot more rapid dogs out there than their victims.
36 weeks ago
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Oh yeah? Well how does one get "rabid" in the first place?

And the answer to your question is?????????????

Was it Americans? That's funny, I could swear my uncle bled-out attacking the Seigrfied Line outside of Aachen, Germany while fighting with the 84th Division.

You know, the same 84th Division who liberated those places called 'concentration camps'. Sorry my uncle couldn't be there to see the camps actually liberated. He had already taken a slug in the process. Are you an 84th Division denier? You little ingrate!

What does my family and my country owe on top of that blood?

You Israel-Firsters leave the business of America to Americans?
36 weeks ago
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My father was at Normandy, nearly drowning in the surf while carrying vital plans he had spent 20 hour days for a month typing up, despite having been classified 4-F when the war started.

That Jew Albert Einstein convinced FDR to start the Manhattan Project, on which my aunt worked as a nurse, allowing the U.S. to drop nuclear weapons on Japan, saving at least a million Americans from becoming casualties.

What your family "owes" anyone or anything is utterly irrelevant, as I'm quite sure no Jews wants the least bit of anything from any of you.

What the U.S. owes Jews and Israel, from Haym Solomon who paid for the Yorktown campaign when George Washington was desperate, to Ilan Ramon who was part of the Israeli strike force that took out the Iraqi nuclear reactor saving a million more Americans from becoming casualties then joining us in space and tragedy on the space shuttle Columbia, is something the rest of us will answer for ourselves.

Oh, and just FYI . . .
While you are purging yourself of any debts to Jews, you might want to get another picture - you wouldn't want to acknowledge any debt to that Jew Andrew Breitbart.
36 weeks ago
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Andrew Breitbart was of northern European blood, was adopted and a devout agnostic, but no one expects you to have your story straight with a moniker like: BronxZionist. Was Israel-Firster taken?

For your information, Israel is presently placing 2nd next to China for theft of American commercial and military IP. While they're busy whining about freeing Jonathon Pollard, one of many thieves they glorify, they also whine about American surveillance: "America stop spying".

Let's go with: "Israel stop lying, cheating and stealing!"

So pay that back, too. You're a bunch of whiny ingrates. Now America owes Israel because of the space shuttle: Columbia?? Are you kidding me?? Does the whining and ingratitude ever end?
36 weeks ago
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Sorry bubbeleh, but Andrew was a Jew when he lived and is buried in a Jewish cemetery.
I know you will go through contortions to deny that, but it remains that he was just as much a Zionist as me.

As for paying things back I've changed my mind:
I demand you pay me back for the blood of my father and labor of my aunt during WWII to keep a worthless ingrate like you free of the Nazi domination you clearly would prefer.
The payment I demand is that you stop your incessant whining about Jews.
36 weeks ago
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All the evidence to the contrary on Andrew Breitbart is readily available. He was of northern European blood, adopted, and agnostic. He also had an adopted sister of Hispanic descent. I know facts get in the way of agit-props like yourself.

'No man is blinder than he who chooses not to see'.

You are blabbering idiot. You and your Zionist buddies get no more from me, my family, or America. You're a bunch of ingrates.

Join America or get out!
35 weeks ago
35 weeks ago Link To Comment
What does your family and your country owe the Palestinian Arabs, given that they've assassinated a Presidential candidate (Robert Kennedy) and, killed an untold number of American civilians, diplomats and military personnel over the years? Yet we give them a Billion dollars in aid every year, and expend enormous diplomatic energy on their behalf. If you're complaining about our support for Israel (which is widespread among the American people) but not about that for the Palestinians (which has little support among Americans) we see your selective outrage for what it is.
36 weeks ago
36 weeks ago Link To Comment
I will make a deal with you. Americans are all about equality.

WE'LL SHUT OFF AID TO BOTH.

DEAL?
36 weeks ago
36 weeks ago Link To Comment
John is a hero, not an anti-anything. your not going to shut-down the discussion of Israelis and the danger they might hold. Its a grand time to battle foreign influences within our Republic. Israel causing a flashpoint for 1.5 billion Muslims. Your most glorious genes guarantee you zilch. israel's defense will be limited to the environmental damage it does. Not even the evangelical zionists will continue to back israel when the sky is an onion from israel dropping A-bombs. At that point> Israel's legitimacy means nothing. the superpowers will raise their priorities of self-preservation to the top and to hell with a mere 6 million misplaced Blood&Soil Israelis.
36 weeks ago
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"Its a grand time to battle foreign influences within our Republic. "
What is your Republic? Are you talking about Iran? US is not known to fear foreign influences.
36 weeks ago
36 weeks ago Link To Comment
In a 2009 speech, Mearsheimer distinguished between "good Jews" (Finkelstein, Chomsky et al) and "bad Jews." The man is a disgrace, and the "Israel lobby" meme is one replicated in England and other countries. The poison is everywhere. This cannot end well.
36 weeks ago
36 weeks ago Link To Comment
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