The Jerusalem Post gives us an article about Turkish officials placing the blame on Congress’ Armenian genocide bill at the feet of American Jewish groups. In other words, if something bad happens to somebody, it is the Jews’ fault.
In an interview with the liberal Islamic Zaman newspaper on the eve of the resolution’s approval October 10 by the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan said he had told American Jewish leaders that a genocide bill would strengthen the public perception in Turkey that “Armenian and Jewish lobbies unite forces against Turks.” Babacan added, “We have told them that we cannot explain it to the public in Turkey if a road accident happens. We have told them that we cannot keep the Jewish people out of this.”
The Turkish public seems to have absorbed that message.
An on-line survey by Zaman’s English-language edition asking why Turks believed the bill succeeded showed that 22 percent of respondents chose “Jews’ having legitimized the genocide claims” – second only to “Turkey’s negligence.”
This is not so different than the recent articles proposing that Putin is giving favor to Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, “an associate of Arcady Gaydamak” and who is from the Russian Jewish Congress over his previous favorite, Chabad’s Rabbi Berel Lazar, an associate of Lev Leviev. because Lazar had not “produced” more favorable results in the US.
However, the Jewish community in Russia believes that Lazar was passed over because he did not do a good enough job improving Russia’s image in the eyes of the United States Congress and American Jewish communities, failing to portray Russia as a nation that is not anti-Semitic.
This is the same theory proposed to us by the Americans Walt and Mearsheimer, who conveniently forget all mention of Arab, Saudi, defense industry or big oil influence on US foreign policy and instead focus their attacks on the Jewish community and its influence. According to this theory, Jewish influence can move mountains, and certainly the American government. Of course, this influence is considered positive when things go the way these folks want, and pernicious when things go against their wishes.
Jews, Jews, Jews!
Anybody else getting a pit in their stomach?