Skip to comments.Nixon Horrified Jew Could Head FBI
Posted on 06/02/2005 6:39:54 PM PDT by BringBackMyHUAC
Reprinted from NewsMax.com
Thursday, June 2, 2005 1:37 p.m. EDT Nixon Horrified Jew Could Head FBI
Two months after the Watergate break-in, President Nixon already knew that FBI official W. Mark Felt was leaking information to reporters because Nixon had his own spy at the FBI, an Oval Office tape reveals.
The tape also discloses that Nixon was shocked to learn Felt was Jewish and became horrified that a Jew could become head of the FBI.(Vanity Fair described Felt, whose ancestors were Irish, as claiming "no religious affiliation.")
In the conversation between Nixon and Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman, taped on Oct. 19, 1972, Haldeman mentions Felt by name and refers to Nixons spy as "our source.
And when Haldeman discusses Felts ambition to head the FBI, Nixon says: "Christ, put a Jew in there?
Its not the only time Nixon was taped making an anti-Semitic remark.
On the tape of a February 1972 conversation with evangelist Billy Graham made public in February 2002 Nixon complained that a number of major news publications were "dominated by Jews, and Graham responded: "The stranglehold has got to be broken, or the countrys going to go down the drain.
Nixon said: "You believe that?
Graham: "Yes sir.
Nixon: "So do I. I cant ever say that, but I believe it.
Graham: "No, but if you get elected a second time, then we might be able to do something.
Later on the tape, after Graham left, Nixon told Haldeman: "The Jews are irreligious, atheistic, immoral bunch of bastards.
The tape citing Felt as a leak mentions FBI Director L. Patrick Gray, whom Nixon had appointed after J. Edgar Hoover died passing over Felt, who was expected to get the top job.
Here are excerpts from the tape:
Nixon: "Well, if theyve got a leak down at the FBI, why the hell cant Gray tell us what the hell is left . . . ?
Haldeman: "We know whats left, and we know who leaked it.
Nixon: "Somebody in the FBI?
Haldeman: "Yes, sir. Mark Felt. You cant say anything about this because it will screw up our source and theres a real concern. [Attorney General John] Mitchell is the only one who knows about this and he feels strongly that we better not do anything because . . .
Nixon: "Do anything? Never.
Haldeman: "If we move on him, hell go out and unload everything. He knows everything thats to be known in the FBI. He has access to absolutely everything . . .
Nixon: "You know what Id do with him, the bastard? Well thats all I want to hear about it.
Haldeman: "I think he wants to be in the top spot.
Nixon: "Thats a hell of a way for him to get to the top ... Is he Catholic?
Nixon: "Christ, put a Jew in there?
Haldeman: "Well, that could explain it, too.
For background on the standup guy "Deep Throat" really was, please see the following links:
What is that I hear in the background? Buchanan laughing softly to himself?
NIxon's Long dead and gone...
Anyways if GOD ALmighty can send his only Son into this world as a JEW who the heck has a right to question GOD!
I don't think Nixon's opinions of jews should be confused with the fact that Felt was a leak down at the FBI and had access to everything.
The Billy Graham portions of the Nixon tapes seem also to indicate that Nixon had problems with Jews, perhaps even was anti-semitic.
Perhaps that wasn't the reason Felts, a Jew, ratted out Nixon, but it does have a low level, Mordecai/Esther feel about it.
I don't want my presidents anti-semitic. If I discover through certain evidence that they truly are, they will automatically lose my support. No exceptions.
==I don't want my presidents anti-semitic. If I discover through certain evidence that they truly are, they will automatically lose my support. No exceptions.
Couldn't agree more. Thanks for the post--HUAC
Funny thing is, it seems like Nixon is more worried that Felt is Catholic.
A sweeping statement. Yet given the secularism among many, if not most Jews in the US, not altogether untrue.
However despicable Nixon's reason for rejecting Felt might be, we are fortunate that he kept a Hoover protege out of the Director's office. It may be the best thing ever done by an anti-Semite.
Good grief the man is dead, dead, dead. He's been dead a long time. He screwed up, he resigned, he wrote a book and he died.
Is this what is meant by "beating a dead horse"??????
Wow, this really raises my "deep admiration" for Nixon. (/ SEVERE sarcasm off)
Heck, we are not talking about the Savior, we are talking about an important job-Head of the FBI!
Felt isn't a Jew. Nixon wrongly believed that he was.
Mark Felt isn't Jewish.
Well, for all the anti-Semitic accusations against Nixon, it seems ironic that it was Nixon who saved Israel's azz in 1973 when he put U.S. Armed Forces on a global alert when the Soviets were threatening to put their forces into the Middle East to save their Arab proxies from being utterly destroyed by Israel.
The bottom line to all this is that W. Mark Felt is a rat bastard who violated his own oath of office and federal laws by disclosing investigative data to two unauthorized parties (Woodward & Bernstein), and 91 years old or not, he ought to be prosecuted for it, unless that pardon he received from the Reagan Administration covers ALL offenses?
Felt and his clan are doing this to cash in, and they have admitted as much. Felt is a hero like John Dean is a hero.
And John Dean is a lying, treasonous POS.
How do I know?
G. Gordon Liddy said so, and HE is a man of honor.
Wasn't Henry Kissinger Jewish? I don't understand why Nixon would appoint him as Secretary of State if he disliked Jews so much.
Mark Felt was a Washington career bureaucrat. Cabinet level and top department jobs never go to career bureaucrats. One of the last top career jobs to go political was the Director, Bureau of Land Management, Dept of Interior in the 70s with the passage of FLPMA. Felt was a disgruntled career employee who at 18 years with the govt looked forward to taking the top job at the FBI but was sorely disappointed. His revenge was to take down the Nixon Administration by hook or crook.
Excellent post. I agree with every word.
There it is there.
What does the term "anti-semetic" mean???? Is it a defensive or offensive posture?????
Nixon was no hero, but neither was Felt.
Harry Truman had a Jewish business partner and a Jewish film biographer. Neither was allowed in his home, which was his personal realm. They're products of the first half of the last century who can't be judged based on incidents as related to todays standards, rather the totality of their actions.
What's this, the second or third thread today with this stupid obcession?
If you don't like Jews, and you don't like threads about Jews, consider staying the *ell off them rather than making FR look like a collection of lunatics.
Or petition management as you have before and request a pogrum.
Speaking of offensive, gazing in the mirror are you?
Feeling intimidated are you?
Posted by cynicom to gobucks
On News/Activism 06/01/2005 6:54:07 AM CDT · 11 of 85
Anti-semitism posture by Jews is an offensive mode not defensive. It has become a weapon of intimidation.
Sort of reminds you of the modern Democrats, who are horrified that a Christian might head any governmental agency.
Heck...God isnt even Jewish...is He?
Yes, I did.
Cynicom, you've made it clear you don't think I should post here
You've made it clear antisemitism isn't a topic to be discussed here.
Personally, I think you'd prefer Jews not be here.
After all, it's a conservative forum.
You've spent a good deal of time stalking various posters thread to thread with your inanities. After a break, I presume you're back to it.
But I think you're an *sshole, and I'm pleased to express that opinion when you whine.
And yes, you make Republicans look like a bunch of jerks, but some are.
Now go whine to management about me, or look for another "Jew thread" you can whine on. I'll probably see you there.
That's for sure, He even sent Jews into the world to kill His only Son.</sarcasm>
Does Nixon's help for Israel prove he wasn't an anti Semite?I think Nixon saw Israel as a tactical ally in that part of the World. Soviets were arming the other side. Israel was in big trouble in the 73 conflict. Its loss would have been a disaster for US foreign policy and Nixon'e Presidency. I doubt Nixon loved Israel for the meaningful notion of Zionism.
True Nixon had Jews in his cabinet. Not only Kissinger, but Bill Safire and law partner Leonard Garment who was one of his closest confidents. However, one his more interesting friends was the late Rabbi Baruch Korf. Nixon was known to spill his guts to a man who was a constant presence. When Nixon resigned and went back to San Clemente he called on Korf for solace.
Nixon is a very complex figure. BTW, he was certainly NO Conservative. He talked a good game. He became known as a Red baitor which infuriated the Left. But, his Presidency was a disaster for our causes. Nixon was probably a very flawed individual. However, I'm beginning to believe most Presidents have to have a screw loose to endure what it takes to get to the Oval Office. Was he a bigot? Mircky stuff. He certainly had his moments.
There are a disproportionate number of Russian, Chinese and Cuban Communists as well. Communists aren't Jewish, Russian, Chinese, Latin, African or anything else. They are RED. They know no nationality or creed other than Communist World Revolution. A Communist betrays himself, his family, his race, his religion, his nation, and all humanity. Talk of Jewish Communists because they are Jewish is simplistic in the extreme.
Turns out Felt wasn't Jewish actually ... Nixon was wrong. Felt was Irish.
==Nixon is a very complex figure. BTW, he was certainly NO Conservative. He talked a good game. He became known as a Red baitor which infuriated the Left. But, his Presidency was a disaster for our causes.
You and I are in complete agreement on that point. You might want to check the links in post #2. To my mind, Felt was a hero of the Cold War. I'm not sure why he turned on Nixon, but I'm sure it will come out in due time. BTW, I think the Left is making a big mistake by circling the wagons around Felt. He is about as anti-Communist as they come (unlike Nixon, who was anti-Communist only when it was popular).
Nice pic, but I'm not sure how it applies to this thread. Am I missing something?
Keep that in mind if Hillary FJB Clinton ever runs for President.
I believe Gator was referring to the area in Israel where Golan Cipel was from.
Freeper Snapple explained this story to me and I'm not able to reiterate it too well.
Nixon disliked Jews in the abstract as a group stereotype, but was willing to deal with them when it served his interests, and with personal contact, came to trust some, and become friends with a least one, Leonard Garment (or some name close to that). Frankly, Nixon didn't like people much in general. He was deeply introverted, a highly unusual characteristic in a politician, but there you have it.
You have to put this into perspective. First, Felt wasn't Jewish; Second the Jewish lobby was very, very Democrat at that time, even more so than now. Last, the Jewish population was much less assimilated then. You can't understand if you weren't out of high school at the time. it was just different.
I remember a Jewish grad student that I knew that wanted to take me home to his family to introduce me as girl friend, just to shock them with my Irish name. Times were very different for Jews as well as the gentiles.
Nixon was in many ways a stopped clock.
Or at least he did during this conversation when presented with this information. If it bothered him, he probably would have looked it up, but was unlikely to pick Felt anyway, so it didn't matter.
I can envision that Nixon thought less of his fellow Quakers than many other groups, including Jews.
Oh, and welcome to Free Republic, I see you signed up very recently.