Despite your claims and twisting of the truth, Mr. Murdoch, the threats faced today are not “part of an ongoing war against the Jews.” The threat is the fear mongering which supports your war mongering.

By Paul Balles — My Catbird Seat –

Rupert Murdoch the warmonger encouraged George W. Bush’s maniacal killing spree in Iraq. He convinced Tony Blair to support Bush’s madness.

Murdoch the fear monger campaigns on two fronts: to instil holocaust fears in Jews and fear of retribution and guilt in critics of Israel.

Popular news commentator Keith Olbermann of MSNBC’s nightly programme Countdown once dubbed Australian-born American media magnate Rupert Murdoch “the worst person in the world.”

Founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of News Corporation, Murdoch owns, among other things, television’s Fox News.

Fox is the TV channel that currently provides a platform for “crazies” and white supremacists like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly.

Fox, the News Corp, Murdoch and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) have been the worst conceivable agents of deception.

In a recent speech at an (ADL) dinner, Murdoch lauds the founding of the ADL “against the backdrop of the conviction and then lynching of an innocent Jew.”

Fear mongering the public attitude that leads to holocausts. How does he do this? He says, “In the century since then, you have fought anti-Semitism wherever you have found it.”

Remember, the message conveys, it was anti-Semitism that supported the Hitlerian hatred of Jews.

Building on the theme, Murdoch uses the magical term anti-Semitism 14 times in his speech.  Shades of Hitlerian tactics visit the ADL.

“Not a single person in the room needs a lecture on the evil of anti-Semitism” Murdoch reminds his audience.

Not enough fear-mongering in that? Murdoch adds a clincher: “We live in a world where there is an ongoing war against the Jews.”

Need to arouse more fear among your Jewish audience? Shift from generalized anti-Semitism to “terrorism” and “terrorists”.

“Phase two” Murdoch called it. “Israelis targeted both at home and abroad…The terrorists continue to target Jews across the world.”

Not enough fear aroused yet? “The media…multinational organizations …NGOs” aim to “make Israel a pariah.”

To cap his deceptive campaign off, Murdoch groans that “Israel becomes increasingly ostracized, while Iran–a nation that has made no secret of wishing Israel’s destruction–pursues nuclear weapons loudly, proudly, and without apparent fear of rebuke.”

If his audience believe the lie about Iran loudly and proudly pursuing nuclear weapons, the propaganda machine has been working overtime.

The fear mongering comment omitted any truth-telling about the only country in the Middle East that has pursued, built and stockpiled nuclear weapons in well-known silence–Israel.

“Every day,” lies Murdoch, “[Israelis] defend themselves against armies of terrorists.”

If that doesn’t arouse enough fear in his Jewish audience, he adds, US “foreign policy sometimes emboldens these extremists.”

Warmongering requires more, and Murdoch knows it.  He aims to silence liberals who he claims are responsible for “the most virulent anti-Semitism” today.

“Often,” he augurs, “this new anti-Semitism dresses itself up as legitimate disagreement with Israel.”

Anyone, right, left or centre who dares to criticise Israel will be branded anti-Semitic.

Murdoch would stop any complaints about Israel decimating Lebanon or destroying Gaza or developing illegal settlements in land stolen from Palestinians.

About Lebanon’s decimation, the war ended with Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon.

Many Jews were not satisfied with that outcome and accused Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of losing the war.

However, when Olmert appeared before the Knesset’s’ Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee, he stated “The claim that we lost is unfounded.  Half of Lebanon is destroyed; is that a loss?”

If Murdoch had his way, to report or comment on this arrogant boast, coming from an Israeli Prime Minister’s mouth, would be dubbed anti-Semitism.

Following a number of swipes at European anti-Semitism, taking specific aim at Norway, Sweden, Britain, Spain and the Netherlands, Murdoch takes aim at Muslims.

He complains, “In Europe today, some of the most egregious attacks on Jewish people, Jewish symbols and Jewish houses of worship have come from the Muslim population.”

Murdoch then bemoans a Swedish mayor’s suggestion that “Jews and Israel were partly to blame themselves.”

By far Murdoch’s most ludicrous argument is that “some Americans have suggested that Washington needs to put some distance between itself and Israel” in order “to gain credibility in the Muslim world.”

His argument?  This would make “hostilities more certain” and “the peace we all want will come when Israel feels secure.”

In Murdoch’s corral, to critique that comment would amount to anti-Semitism.

Finally, the supreme warmonger gets down to war as he sees it. “Right now we have war” he says.

“There are many people waging this war.  Some blow up cafes.” Eh? When was the last time someone blew up a cafe? How many years of Israeli terrorism did it take before a Palestinian blew himself up to send a message to the world?

In the current “war” seen by Murdoch, “some fire rockets into civilian areas.” This wouldn’t be the insignificant responses out of Gaza and Southern Lebanon to Israel’s military might.

Remember Olmert’s boast: “Half of Lebanon is destroyed; is that a loss?” Or is Murdoch referring to the piddling rockets fired from Gaza into land stolen from the Palestinians.

“Some are pursuing nuclear arms,” says Murdoch of the current war. This, of course, is the prime target of Murdoch’s fear and warmongering.

“Bomb, bomb, bomb” as that other infamous warmonger Senator John McCain urged for Iran. This would provide the penultimate pleasure for Israel, the ADL and Murdoch.

Dr. Lawrence Britt, referring to fascist regimes wrote, “The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial, ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.”

Murdoch would eliminate Muslims, wherever possible, Palestinians, who he portrays as terrorists by nature, critics of Israel, who are anti-Semitic because they’re critics, and Iran, who wants nuclear power that represents an “existential threat” to Israel.

Despite your claims and twisting of the truth, Mr. Murdoch, the threats faced today are not “part of an ongoing war against the Jews.” The threat is the fear mongering which supports your war mongering.

Paul J. Balles is a retired American university professor and freelance writer who has lived in the Middle East for many years.  He’s a weekly Op-Ed columnist for the Gulf Daily News.  Dr. Balles is also Editorial Consultant for Red House Marketing and a regular contributor to Bahrain This Month.

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  1. Dawoodi Morkas on the 04. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    The media in the West gives news and views which are some times biased and of no relevance and reliability. It is a sad story for the world to hear, it all boils down to the same old story of the terror and terrorist.

    Why can’t main frame Arab News counter the West with some form of an antidote to the propaganda and the sycophant Western News Channels controlled by the Jews dominated ethnic slurries?

  2. D Costa on the 04. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    “Despite your claims and twisting of the truth, Mr. Murdoch, the threats faced today are not “part of an ongoing war against the Jews.” The threat is the fear mongering which supports your war mongering.”
    –Writes Paul Balles in the above article which is true.

    Rupert Murdock is a Jew with a past time of fear mongering like others of his tribe–aiming at waging illegal wars against Muslim nations at the expense of the lives of American soldiers–at no cost to Israel. No American Jews are dispatched to the combat zone and Jewish men and women fill American universities and colleges while white soldiers are dying and getting maimed because of liars and deceivers like Rupert Murdock.

    What is this man doing in America? What good is he to Australia? Rupert Murdock go and live in Israel where you belong.

  3. Jack on the 05. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    Like many with the slightest tinge of Jewish ancestory,Rupert Murdoch is a Jew of convenience,since the source of easy money from the Jewish banks(eg Rothschilds) flows to those who know how to prostitute themselves for power.

  4. James Morris on the 11. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    Israeli Nuke Double Standard:


  5. James Morris on the 11. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    Pro-Israel biased media threatens US Security:


  6. Jen on the 12. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    @Dawoodi Morkas: You could always try Arabic-language news on the Internet. Try Al Jazeera or any of the news outlets at these links:

  7. anna on the 12. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    Zionism is legalized terrorism. Israel is a terrorist state. Murdoch is a zionist jew, so enything he says should not be believed. Jews are incapable of telling the truth, it simply isn’t part of their programming. They are taught as children to lie and cheat the goyim, so why even listen to this traitor? He should be waterboarded.

  8. philip travers on the 12. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    Glad some people are giving Rupert a serve.It remains almost unaccessible logic to me,why Rupert has got the hold he has on people.But it may also mean that if you grow into a very big shark from a backwater like Australia then the world is full of oysters,and all you need to do is make others clam up.I personally feel exploited by him.I lived only a number of kilometres away from his mother’s address on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria ,Australia.Get a chance to visit there,and speak your mind,perhaps he then might feel rattled by proximity.Perhaps the bastard has been collecting shit on me for years he then shoves down the throats of others to create human problems.

  9. xbjllb on the 13. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    What FASCIST Jews like Murdoch don’t understand, is that, in fighting anti-semitism, they have become their enemy in order to insure “Never again!”. They themselves have become the worst example yet of pure fascism, which Mussolini himself described as when Big Business takes over (by making smaller, impotent, and cheaper to BUY) ALL Government and means of production. The horror of the Nazis was not merely what they did to the Jews (for reasons they all considered valid “Christian” ones at the time; ridding the world and punishing the Jews for “killing” Christ). The horror was the entire society willingly and enthusiastically SCAPEGOATED anyone who was different than themselves, with the Jews merely the convenient victims at the top of the list. Today Murdoch’s FOX News and the “opinion” page of HIS Wall Street Journal scapegoat liberals, progressives, Muslims, gays, atheists, pro-choice doctors, all other religions save so-called “Christian” fundamentalism, rabble rousing rage, hatred, and ultimately violence, depending on what is at the top of the news cycle TO THE POINT OF ASSASSINATION in the case of pro-choice abortion medical doctors working to keep women from the horrors of coat hangers and back alley butchers. Murdoch, Limbaugh, all “conservatives” are worse than Nazis, because they have the backing of the worlds’ greatest military force assembled in history at their beck (pun intended) and call. The rightwing in America IS FASCIST NAZI, IS destroying democracy, and IT MUST BE STOPPED or their final solution will soon become clear to ALL THE WORLD.

  10. michael mccartney on the 13. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    Rupert Murdoch is a darkness and has been for many years. I feel sorry for him. He has just forgotten his way

  11. profnasty on the 13. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    America’s a dead nation because it’s ‘armed’ citizens cannot or will not send an unmistakeable message to Rupert and his wallstreet cronies. Everyone has two arms. Write him a letter…

  12. tom moody on the 15. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    I am definitely not anti-Semitic. I have great respect for many Arabs.

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