A little while back, the publisher of a small Jewish paper in Atlanta printed what he thought was the best advice to Israeli officials as to how to make their country safe. It was simple. Put Mossad agents on assignment to assassinate President Obama. Now the publisher is playing takesies-backsies on his comments since they’ve gotten him national attention.
Well, gee, presidential assassination is something people tend to pay attention to. I’m probably on a list somewhere just for that sentence.
Andrew Adler, owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, wrote in his January 13th column his three-point plan for making Israel safe. It doesn’t exist online, but you can read his original column here.
The juicy bit is option three:
“Three, 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. Yes, you read “three” correctly. Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel’s existence. Think about it.”
Now is he just a nutjob, or did he actually mean it? “Of course not,” he said. “I wrote it to see what kind of a reaction I was going to get from my readers.”
In a later interview, he called himself an “idiot”, adding “Do I regret writing what I did? Very much so.” The Secret Service commented that it may interview Adler, but wouldn’t say whether or not there was currently an investigation into Alder or his publication.
Do I even have to ask? Do you think Adler’s comments were just… well… stupid?