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By Michael Leon – writer & editor Veterans Today

Updated: ADL accepts Oliver Stone ‘apology’ over Holocaust, U.S. Jews. Stone: ”I do agree that it was wrong of me to say that Israel or the pro-Israel lobby is to blame for America’s flawed foreign policy.” Stone also added that he was “categorically opposed to anti-Semitism – and all other racist ideologies.”

If Stone were an anti-Semite, why would he state he is opposed to anti-Semitism, as major flacks for Israel have said?

The only ones owing an apology are the bystanders who go along with this smearing of a good man and great director.

Israel’s public diplomacy minister, Yuli Edelstein is nauseating and racist, but like all bigots,  Edelstein likes to hurl charges of which he and his criminal state are guilty; this time aiming his repulsive fire at modern cinema’s greatest director

Oliver Stone told the bare truth about Vietnam and war in Platoon.

Oliver Stone told the bare truth about money and greed in Wall Street.

One can go on, Midnight Express, Born on the Fourth of July, Natural Born Killers, JFK, and South of the Border and on and on.

Now, Stone tells the truth in an interview with a British newspaper about the militaristic, Zionist propaganda machine.

And sleazy hit pieces abound, though they are particularly galling in light of Stone’s peace-and-justice work that speaks truth to power with an eloquence and courage one finds lacking today.

This is not the first time Oliver Stone has been the victim of a hit piece, but the intellectual dishonesty employed against Stone for daring to tell the hard truth about facets of the rogue state of Israel reveals much about the American political culture though slime like Edelstein would have you believe that the half-Jewish Stone is anti-Semitic, even comparing Stone’s comments to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Stone’s comments published in the The Sunday Times of London (paid subscription) include a criticism of Hitler’s American and British supporters: “Hitler was a Frankenstein, but there was also a Dr. Frankenstein. German industrialists, the Americans and the British. He had a lot of support. Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people.”

Any student of history knows well the rise of Hitler and other fascists like Francisco Franco came with American and British support during the 1930s; and Russia did lose 25-million souls during WWII. They count as human, right?

Oliver Stone - Vietnam War Combat Veteran (1967-68, 25th Infantry Division, then First Cavalry)

Of the Israeli Lobby and propaganda machine, Stone said, “They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f—– up United States foreign policy for years.”

That’s news? That’s axiomatic.

Stone issued a statement Monday saying, “In trying to make a broader historical point about the range of atrocities the Germans committed against many people, I made a clumsy association about the Holocaust, for which I am sorry and I regret.  Jews obviously do not control media or any other industry.  The fact that the Holocaust is still a very important, vivid and current matter today is, in fact, a great credit to the very hard work of a broad coalition of people committed to the remembrance of this atrocity – and it was an atrocity.”

Fine, but history should teach us that human beings like Russians, Palestinians, Jews, Christians and agnostics are as significant as any other human being.

There is no master race, no chosen people; there are human beings from whom we receive gifts when we defend and honor their humanity.

That bond is something Stone understands and is an ideal that his detractors, the militarists and those who live by the lie, reject and will never appreciate.

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less … any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind,” wrote John Donne, an artist and poet of Stone’s caliber.

Keep telling the truth, Oliver; the world needs your commitment to humanity more than ever.

Also see:

Oliver Stone: Jewish Lobby has distorted United States foreign policy for years

12 Comments

  1. Rehmat on the 30. Jul, 2010 remarked #

    ADL is a pro-Israel racist organization. However, with help of AIPAC and the Zionist Christian racist groups – it has assumed the the so-called “moral guardian” of the US majority.

    In a recent speech, ADL’s Guru, Abe Foxman has declared that there are at least 80 million anti-Semite Americans who believe that “Jews hold great financial power”, “Jews own Hollywood”, “Jews run US government” and that “Jews killed Christ”…..

    http://rehmat2.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/adl-and-the-anti-semitism/

  2. Shulamit Aloni on the 30. Jul, 2010 remarked #

    Well it’s a trick, we always use it. When from Europe somebody is criticizing Israel, then we bring out the Holocaust. When in [the US] people are criticizing Israel then [we say] they are anti-Semitic. And the organization is strong, and has a lot of money, and the ties between Israel and the US Jewish establishment are very strong. They are strong in this country. They have power, they are talented people, and they have power/money/media, and other things, and their duty is ‘Israel, my country, right or wrong.’ They are not ready to hear criticism, and it is very easy to blame people who criticism certain acts of the Israeli government as anti-Semitics and bring up the Holocaust and the suffering of the Jewish people, and that justifies everything we do to the Palestinians.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW3a1bw5XlE

  3. Jim on the 30. Jul, 2010 remarked #

    When you look at American foreign policy, does it not appear very similar to Israeli foreign policy?

    Could that have anything to do with the huge number of dual citizens involved in American foreign policy?

    You bet it does. The dual citizens in American government are predominately Israeli Americans.

  4. Jay on the 30. Jul, 2010 remarked #

    While every sane person can see that nazism was a terrible mistake and any revival of it would be a disaster, it is equally obvious to those who really want to look at the truth, that nazism was no worse than the imperial tendencies of every nation that becomes drunk on its own power. Anyone who can’t see this has an ulterior agenda.

    Britain killed and oppressed for more than the nazis ever did.

    The real problem with the cartoonish view of hitler and the holocaust is that it is used to brainwash people into supporting more war. For this reason only we need to go back and question everything about the holocaust. The Jews have no reason to be afraid of this because it is undisputed that millions of innocent Jews did in fact die.

    However, the allied governments covered up the fact that it was war that caused the holocaust with their lie that war stopped the holocaust (as if anyone went to war to save the Jews). If the allies had allowed Jews to immigrate the holocaust never would have happened. The evidence is obvious that hitler simply wanted to evacuate the Jews out of Germany, otherwise he wouldn’t have put so much expense into transporting them long distances, but in the final years of war the plan broke down into evil, mayhem, and killing.

    The facts are simple: Hitler=evil=every imperial warlike nation.

    War=holocausts=racism.

    No one who is anti-war can ever intelligently be called a nazi.

  5. D freeman on the 30. Jul, 2010 remarked #

    The USA is a young country and its backing to Israel no matter what it does is well known why does this country allow this to happen well its run by Jews and 400 none Jews Wasps as they are called white Anglo Saxon Prosidents and they work together to make sure the status quo does not change its an agreement of about 6.000 people who believe that they and they alone have the right to rule everyone else. So they have hold off everything but they have to make the rest of us willing to allow them to stay this way but that is changing no one wants or likes being a slave except them.

  6. f8te on the 30. Jul, 2010 remarked #

    Oliver Stone is a frickin hero now as far as im concerned. Way to go sir. Keep it up!!

  7. Roman on the 30. Jul, 2010 remarked #

    Piotr Bein’s blog = blog Piotra Beina
    2010/07/29
    The Tragic Death of a Night Porter
    Filed under: Uncategorized — grypa666 @ 19:53

    …what possesses greater intrinsic value? Maintaining the mainstream version of the Holocaust at any cost, or the life of a single human being whose only offence was to engage in historical research in a quest for the truth?

    LES MISERABLES

    The Tragic Death of a Night Porter

    IN MEMORIAM

    By JPBellinger

    On June 11, 2010, a badly decomposed body was discovered wedged in between the seat of a parked vehicle in a shopping center located in Karolinka, Opole, in Poland. The cadaver was decomposed beyond recognition, and DNA tests turned out to be inconclusive in establishing the identity of the victim. However, papers and documents discovered inside the vehicle led police to conclude that the deceased individual was Dariusz Ratajczak, a professor of history who formerly taught at the University of Opole. He was 48 years old at the time of his death. Family members confirmed the fact that the decedent was indeed Dariusz Ratajczak. After being questioned, a number of witnesses told the police that the car had only recently been parked there. In fact, just prior to his demise, Ratajczak had been planning a business trip to Holland, where he had been hired to work as a translator.

    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.

    Perplexed by the ferocity and persistence of the attacks launched against him, Ratajczak commented–

    “What hurts me most is that I found myself in a group of historians who have been muzzled. After all, please see: from 45 years to now the number of Jews murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau has dropped from six million to less than one million. It’s official data. Indeed, even if they had killed one man, that would be a tragedy. But how is it that some historians may legitimately question the numbers of the Holocaust, and others can not? How is it that some people can reduce the six million to less than a million and nothing bad is happening to them? How is it that some people are not allowed to examine this subject and even be wrong, while other historians are allowed all this?” [1]

    Expelled from his teaching position at the University of Opole on charges of ‘denying the Holocaust,’ he was compelled to seek work as a menial laborer. Prior to dismissing him, Ratajczak suffered the indignity of being ordered by his superiors at the University to submit to psychiatric treatment for presuming to question any aspect of the holocaust. A colleague advised him that the only option available to him would be to move out of Opole and change his identity. The slander campaign became so unbearable that it alienated his spouse and destroyed his marriage, and the once celebrated professor was reduced to penury and destitution. Wherever he applied for work, prospective employers would receive telephone calls from ‘yellow’ journalists informing them that the applicant was a ‘holocaust denier,’ and that hiring him would be ‘bad for business.’ The hint alone sufficed to induce employers to subtly drop his application into the nearest wastebasket.

    In the weeks preceding his death, Dariusz Ratajczak turned into a phantom of his former self, abandoned and shunned by family, friends, and former colleagues alike. The disturbing news of Ratajczak’s death shocked traditionalist and patriotic organizations in Poland, whose spokespersons lambasted Ratajczak’s detractors as people having the blood of an innocent man on their heads.

    For them, Professor Ratajczak’s death prompts a serious moral dilemma: Is questioning the holocaust, or holocaust ‘denial’ of more intrinsic worth than the life of any human being?

    In a moral sense, what possesses greater intrinsic value? Maintaining the mainstream version of the Holocaust at any cost, or the life of a single human being whose only offence was to engage in historical research in a quest for the truth? Disturbingly, there are those who would stop at nothing to silence any and all independent inquiries into the historical event known to historians as the Holocaust, a fact best illustrated by the response of those who supported the willful and malicious persecution of a man for exercising his God given right of intellectual freedom. Unfazed by the news of his death, Ratajczak’s detractors gloated over his demise, intractable in their cynical hatred for the man. One critic mockingly commented that he ‘lived off his wife and could not find a better job than a waiter and a night porter. He lied, and had mental health problems, and led a miserable life and had a miserable death.” As if lying, personal misfortune and mental health problems warrant a miserable death for anyone!

    Moreover, the obvious point was deliberately overlooked: The man was once gainfully employed, and highly respected, and his ‘mental problems’ did not exist until the usual merchants of sleaze and smear sunk their hooks into him, but by resorting to this process of vilification, the victim is dehumanized and condemned, and the assassins are cheered and comforted.

    The reader may catch a glimpse of Professor Ratajczak’s profound insights and spontaneous genius, as revealed during the course of an interview where he proffered an assessment of “politically correct” establishment historians:

    It is they who, deliberately, convert history into a handmaid of current political interests of equally morally and intellectually cheap ruling elites. Finally, it is they who decide which fact or historical figure to make prominent, and about which to keep silent to the death. Of course, they do it from the angle of current political usefulness….

    Everywhere half-truths, lies, propaganda. But it is not at all madness, but a method leading to the destruction of historical consciousness, to the cutting off from the truly Polish historical heritage, without which the nation cannot exist. A nation is, after all, past, present, and future generations. If we break the first element of the triad, the whole starts making no sense. And that is where the “creativity” of the politically correct correctors of history is leading.

    If there is an uninvestigated historical fact, I investigate it, whether somebody likes it, or not. If there is a problem which requires at least reporting about, or expounding, I report about and expound it. Regardless of whether they accuse me, for instance, of breaking the law. Because of this, I am an easy target for attacks. Such is the lot of a man not caring about censorship (the communist one before, and the politically correct one today). Good God, I didn’t become a historian to write between lines. A historian has one basic role to perform. It is to reach the truth. In essence, truth is a historian’s only friend. A historian ought to know that truth has no hues; truth is always clear, and one.

    Professor Ratajczak’s death was ruled a ‘suicide,’ but skeptical people, perhaps bearing in mind the recent arrest of a Mossad assassin operating in Poland, are asking how a person in an advanced staged of composition was able to drive to a public parking lot and park a car?

    In the preface to his prescient treatise, “Dangerous Topics” Professor Ratajczak opined:

    “Writing about Polish – Jewish relations is a risky activity. Especially for the Pole, who believes that these relations should be presented on the basis of truth. It’s easy then – paradoxically – to be exposed to charges of extreme nationalism, xenophobia and Anti-Semitism. The consequences are often sad: a social boycott (everyone has those friends they deserve), racial and publishing blacklisting. In the end-occupational death.”

    Unfortunately, and certainly unforeseen by Professor Ratajczak, ‘occupational death’ transformed into physical extinction.

    Prior to his unforgiveable transgression, Professor Ratajczak was feted as one of Poland’s most brilliant historians, and highly regarded by his students. He leaves behind a wife and two orphaned children. His funeral was held in secret, without notifying the public, and the results of a mandated autopsy are said to be forthcoming.

    What may be said as his epitaph? Dariusz Ratajczak shall most likely be remembered as the victim of a cruel, relentless fate at the hands of cruel, relentless people who used his book, “Dangerous Themes, to drive the nail into his coffin. On the day Dariusz Ratajczak died, free speech in Poland died with him.

    [1] Bibula pismo niezalezne, http://macgregor.salon24.pl/195441,dr-dariusz-Ratajczak jczak-nie-zyje

  8. Axle of Elvis on the 30. Jul, 2010 remarked #

    As the great man said: “Never apologize – it’s a sign o’ weakness”. If you can’t stand by your statement, keep your trap shut. Pathetic, with a stench of blackmail.

  9. Malina A. on the 30. Jul, 2010 remarked #

    Why sould anyone apologize for saying what they believe it’s true???I’m sick of that all-powerful lobby, forcing us to use careful language, when speaking of the most notorious liars and deceivers of the mankind. Not regular, non-psychopathic Jews, which are probably in majority, but the murderous psychopathic elite, that causes wars, robs the nations and always claims victimhood to rob some more.
    Mr Stone, Helen Thomas and others – you were right first time! We know of blackmail going on but there is high time to be proud of the false label, like ‘anti-semite’, since the real anti-semites are those Khazars murdering semitic Palestinians and crying wolf, when caught.

  10. Gus on the 30. Jul, 2010 remarked #

    “In a recent speech, ADL’s Guru, Abe Foxman has declared that there are at least 80 million anti-Semite Americans who believe that “Jews hold great financial power””

    Get a load of that “reality denier,” will ya? Who do you think you’re kidding, dishonest Abe??

    That is great to hear so many people are enlightened about the very REAL Jewish power and influence that affect virtually ALL facets of our lives both directly and indirectly.

    Gus

    P.S. Btw, thanks for the update Abe, you caustic, uber-arrogant, sanctimonious, finger pointing, hyper-neurotic, anti-Gentile creep!

  11. rduanewilling on the 31. Jul, 2010 remarked #

    Israel is neither a people nor a place name, it refers to the miracle of the Sun to support life. Ahkenaton was first to rcognize this catalytic miracle in photosynthesis, and he called it Israel. Everything else is BS.Thanks RDWilling

  12. Egoigwe on the 04. Aug, 2010 remarked #

    “A lot of people are whining that Oliver Stone should have shown more personal courage and stood his ground regarding his original statements about Jewish control of the media. But the more I think about it, the more I have come to understand that Oliver Stone outsmarted the Israeli shills in Hollywood. When Haim Saban demanded that CBS/Showtime cancel Stone’s series unless Stone apologized, he walked into Stone’s trap, because in giving Haim Saban that apology, Stone communicated to the world the truth of his claims; that Israel’s supporters do maintain an iron-fisted tyranny over the corporate media in this country. Had Stone fought back, Israel would scream anti-Semitism and play victim once more, in Panavision. By apologizing, Oliver Stone turned the tables. Now he is seen as the victim, and Haim Saba is the modern incarnation of Joseph McCarthy.

    Game, set, and match to Oliver Stone.” … Michael Rivero@WRH.

    My very exact thoughts. Olive Stone, like the evergreen Director that he is, demonstrated it! The very truth of what he said were made manifest. Always look to the bigger picture and then figure.

    Oh! and as to MIke Rivero and Alex Jones? What does his pulling Mike from his talk-show make him? What does his conduct profess? Something is definitely funny about THAT guy! I smell rotten fish.

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