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Clinton Adviser Attacks Critic of Sonís Anti-Israel Book in Email Campaign; Max Blumenthalís
free beacon ^ | 10/29/13 | Alana Goodman

Posted on 10/29/2013 3:46:45 PM PDT by Nachum

Sidney Blumenthal, a close adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton, has reportedly undertaken an email campaign to defend a controversial book written by his son that compares Israel to Nazi Germany.

The book, written by Max Blumenthal, accuses Israel of being a fascist country and has chapter titles explicitly comparing the Jewish State to Nazi Germany, such as “The Concentration Camp” and “The Night of Broken Glass.”

According to the Nation columnist Eric Alterman, who harshly reviewed the book, long-time Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal has sent “nasty emails” to “our mutual friends and professional acquaintances” attacking him for “telling the truth about his son’s book.”

Alterman’s review accused the younger Blumenthal of producing a “carelessly constructed” argument that is little better than “a propaganda tract” and “could have been published by the Hamas Book-of-the-Month Club (if it existed).”

According to Alterman, Sidney Blumenthal has been a friend and Alterman have had friendly relations “for the past 30 years without any open animosity between us.” Alterman said he worried that his negative review would provoke an email campaign against him from Blumenthal, which, according to Alterman, is a tactic he “so often” employs “about individuals of whom he disapproves.”

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: advisorcritic; clinton; ericalterman; israel; maxblumenthal; sidneyblumenthal
Clinton Adviser Attacks Critic of Son’s Anti-Israel Book in Email Campaign; Max Blumenthal’s book compares Israel to Nazi Germany
1 posted on 10/29/2013 3:46:45 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/sidney-blumenthals-idiot-racist-son-survives-trip-through-israeli-airport/

Daniel Greenfield’s very funny post on the book by Blumenthal fils.


2 posted on 10/29/2013 3:51:19 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: Nachum

Anyone surprised? People who have allowed themselves to become close and lockstep supportive of Clinton have always been delusional and irrational. Irrational to the degree that they would blame their fellow Jews for another Holocaust.


3 posted on 10/29/2013 3:53:40 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Tax-chick

If Max is old enough to write a book and have it published, he should be able to defend it, instead of having his sleazeball daddy attack its critics.


4 posted on 10/29/2013 3:55:41 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Nachum

No surprise there. National socialists always hated Jews. Soviet socialists also hated Jews. Why would members of today’s Democrat Party, who share the same big government socialist values feel differently about Jews?


5 posted on 10/29/2013 4:03:58 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Nachum

A-hole attacks a-hole over criticism of book written by a-hole’s son.


6 posted on 10/29/2013 4:17:02 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Nachum

Evidently the kid’s an utter bonehead.


7 posted on 10/29/2013 4:40:42 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Nachum

I just returned from a 10 day pilgrimage to Israel. Airport security is certainly more comprehensive than here in the states but I found it professional and thorough.


8 posted on 10/29/2013 5:17:26 PM PDT by Shark24
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To: EDINVA

Reasonable people would think that ...


9 posted on 10/29/2013 5:38:49 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: Nachum

Seriously the IDF needs to grab this stupid kid next time he goes to Israel and drag his over pampered tail through Yad Vashem and force the dummy to sit an view every last picture so he can see what a real concentration camp looked like.
Someone needs to get it through his thick little skull that the Nazis were national socialist just like his Clinton buddies and just like his Clinton buddies they had strong ties to the false-a-stinian muzzies .

I would drag there by the ear if I could lol


10 posted on 10/29/2013 9:00:03 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Nachum.
The book, written by Max Blumenthal, accuses Israel of being a fascist country and has chapter titles explicitly comparing the Jewish State to Nazi Germany, such as "The Concentration Camp" and "The Night of Broken Glass."

11 posted on 10/31/2013 8:28:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Tax-chick
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer ...

Fancy that the journalism fellowship is called a "Shillman" ... oh golly!

12 posted on 10/31/2013 8:45:14 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

That is funny.


13 posted on 11/01/2013 4:15:10 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: Nachum; Tax-chick; allendale; EDINVA; Pollster1; Jack Hammer; cdcdawg; Yehuda; ari-freedom; ...
This is merely "Sid Vicious" Blumenthal living up to his well deserved nickname, playing the old Chicago mob game in into which he was born and raised! Read Sid's autobiography and other books if you need any questions about him answered.

The son, Max, had already established a reputation as a chip off the old block, so no one should be surprised about his ugly new book.

14 posted on 11/01/2013 9:27:16 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Nachum
FTA:"Because the maintenance of a Jewish demographic majority is Israel’s national priority, the production of Jewish babies is a key national priority. With my promise to inject top-grade Ashkenazi Jewish sperm into the ovum of a young Jewish Israeli woman, I was marked with a level-one security classification."

As a rule of thumb, those guys who brag about it the most get it the least. After this book flops, it wouldn't surprise me if Max does commercials for erectile dysfunction meds.
15 posted on 11/01/2013 11:37:10 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Tax-chick
Thanks for the link to the Daniel Greenfield article. I wouldn't quite describe it as funny, more satirical. Greenfield pulls no punches when he introduces Max Blumenthal as an “idiot.”
16 posted on 11/01/2013 3:46:07 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Impala64ssa; All
After this book flops, it wouldn't surprise me if Max does commercials for erectile dysfunction meds.

LOL!!!

But he'd probably fit in better as a press secretary for Obama - or maybe Hillary Clinton.

17 posted on 11/01/2013 3:49:04 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Nachum

trouble in Clinton Kingdom?


18 posted on 11/01/2013 4:16:21 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: cdcdawg

Max Blumenthal is basically a self-hating Jewish sociopath, while his father was just a plain run-of-the-mill far-left journalistic anti-American hack.

For Max to be attacked by Eric Alterman, himself a marxist (worked for the old Maoist weekly, US publication, the “Guardian”, among other marxist groups), Blumenthal had to be really way-out.

This is part of the old communist internal ethnic feuds which resulted in the Communist Party USA having two Jewish factions. One was the Jewish Commission of the CPUSA, which published the Moscow-line “Jewish Affairs” while the Jewish ethnic identity (not necessarily “religious identity” faction) published “Jewish Currents”, an anti-anti-semitism marxist magazine (Rep. Bella Abzug was a contributor to JC).

This dual “Jewish identity” conundrum today is manifested here between Blumenthal and Alterman. But don’t worry, there were other “Blumenthals” out there in the recent past, including Argentinian communist writer Jacobo Timmerman and Ariel Dorfman (who might be of another nationality, don’t remember), as well as the late Israel Shahak, a Holocaust survivor I knew. Shahak turned very anti-Israel when Menachem Begun, a victim of both the Nazis and Communists, took over the Israeli government leadership.

Over the years, Shahak evolved into a hardcore marxist and I believe he joined either the Communist Party of Israel (CPI - Moscow-aligned) or perhaps Matzpen (a Trotskyite marxist party).

What I have tried to present here is a little look into the internal fighting among the marxist and/or psychopathic Left re not only Israel, but also America.

My point of view: Let them both fight to the death and then intellectually kill the survivor.

As we say in Yiddish, both are “Fastichta Dreck” (serious garbage) and would not want to be associated with by people with just half a brain.

Buy some popcorn and soda, sit back and enjoy the Leftists fight to the death. This pro-America, pro-Israel Jew gives both of them the Roman “two thumbs down”.


19 posted on 11/01/2013 4:57:30 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: justiceseeker93

You’re welcome. Yes, “satirical” is correct, not just humor for its own sake.


20 posted on 11/01/2013 5:24:25 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: Nachum

Liberalism is a mental disorder

February 17, 2008
Psychiatrist Confirms: Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder

As a clinical and forensic psychiatrist, Lyle Rossiter has treated over 1,500 patients and examined over 2,700 civil and criminal cases. Turning his hand to political psychopathology, the author of The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, has diagnosed an alarming percentage of the population as suffering from the grotesque form of mental derangement known by some as moonbattery.

Among Rossiter’s observations:

Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded. Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave.

A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity — as liberals do. A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population — as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and over-taxes the nation’s citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state — as liberals do.

The roots of liberalism — and its associated madness — can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind. When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious.

Basically liberalism is a willful failure to mature beyond adolescence that can have catastrophic consequences for society. With luck, the official diagnosis of this disease by a mental health professional will facilitate the search for a cure.

On tips from Jimbo and Hutchrun.


21 posted on 11/01/2013 5:49:57 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Nachum

I remember reading that Sydney Blumenthal is a wife beater.


22 posted on 11/01/2013 5:56:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; All
Thanks for your post about the historical conflicts between the two factions of Jewish commies you mentioned. Hard to believe that each group had their own magazine at one time. An anti-anti-Semitism Marxist magazine? Seems like an oxymoron, since Marx himself was an anti-semite.

Which faction were the Rosenbergs in? I know that some American Communists, Jewish and non-Jewish, agitated that the Rosenberg prosecutions and convictions were fueled by American anti-Semitism.

But Communists and Marxists are themselves inherently anti-Semitic, and the history of the communist regime in the USSR amply demonstrates that.

23 posted on 11/01/2013 6:09:53 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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