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Monday, December 31, 2012

More lies, geographical and historical ignorance about America Jews from Bonni the New York Nazi

The only Islamic country I've visited (apart from an unintended overnight stop in Cairo on the way back) is Yemen, so this post from Bonni the Nazi caught my eye. Let's see what she has to say:

YEMEN: Normally the bounty for a U.S. Ambassador would be $100,000, but for a Jewish one, it jumps to $160,000

Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen is offering a bounty of gold worth $160,000 to anyone who kills Gerald M. Feierstein, the U.S. ambassador to Yemen. Did Barack Hussein Obama intentionally send a Jewish Ambassador to a country that cleansed itself of almost its entire Jewish population several years ago?

Well, where does one begin? In the story underneath her headline, from Fox News (of course) we discover that the bounty has been offered for anyone who kills the US Ambassador or an American soldier. Hardly a surprise, when you consider the number of Yemeni civilians being slaughtered on a regular basis by the United States military (let us remember that the USA has never been at war with Yemen). When your people are being murdered by cowards who blow you up and melt away, what do you do? When it happened to the USA in 2001, the USA took action (OK, against the wrong countries, but hey...) If I were a Yemeni right now I expect that I would have joined al-Qaeda to fight the American murderers.

What isn't in the report, of course, but is wholly invented by Bonni, is the whole business of the bounty being increased because the Ambassador is Jewish. Earth to Bonni: nobody cares. Certainly not President Obama (sorry, "Barack Hussein Obama"), who sent him because he's a specialist on the region. (Previously he was working in Islamabad: perhaps President Obama deliberately moved a "Jewish" Ambassador out of harm's way?)

And as for Yemen having "cleansed itself of almost its entire Jewish population several years ago", the vast majority of its Jewish population were secretly airlifted from Yemen to Israel in 1949 and 1950 by British and American aircraft at the request of newly-created Israel (which paradise on Earth was having trouble finding enough dupes to go and live there). Israel continues to try to remove the last Jews from Yemen: the Yemenis don't. So this may be a first: Bonni criticizing a piece of Israeli ethnic cleansing (only of course because she imagines it to be a case of Arab antisemitism).

While life for Yemen's four hundred or so remaining Jews isn't brilliant, it sounds as though many of their problems resulted from a corrupt Chief Rabbi (now sacked) rather than from government persecution.