Seems as if you can say or do anything without repercussions in America when it pertains to President Barack Obama. Last week, Andrew Adler the owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times newspaper wrote a column suggesting that Israel consider “a hit” on Barack Obama if he stands in the way of the Jewish state defending itself.
The column, first brought to light by Gawker, asks readers to imagine that they are the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, confronting the threat posed by Hezbollah and Iran’s nuclear program, while also under pressure from a U.S. president with an “Alice in Wonderland” belief in diplomacy over force. Specifically, readers were urged to consider three options available to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in countering the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program.
Adler, who has since apologized for his article, listed three options for Israel to counter Iran’s nuclear weapons which included: (1) launching a preemptive strike against Hamas and Hezbollah; (2) attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities, and (3) to “give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place and forcefully dictate that the United States’ policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies.”
The Atlanta Jewish Times was founded in 1925 as the Southern Israelite. Adler bought the paper three years ago. It has a circulation of several thousand copies a week and since the article, Adler has announced his resignation. According to reports, the Secret Service has launched an investigation into Adler’s activities.
It is strange that a person can get away with such statements by simply apologizing and resigning. What if a Muslim had made these statements? I guess there is a different standard for Jewish writers and Zionist supporters in America than there are for Tea Party and/or Muslim organizations. -torrance stephens