With a brief introduction by Lasha Darkmoon
LD: I received an extremely important email from my friend Lobro yesterday and I am publishing it exactly as he wrote it, without any additions or subtractions. What is it all about? It is about the Jewish attempt to whip up anti-Semitism — a favorite Jewish pastime, it would seem. If there are no threats to kill Jews or bomb synagogues coming from the goyim, especially from hate-crazed Islamofascist Muslims, then Jews must step forward from the shadows and threaten to carry out horrendous acts of terrorism against their fellow Jews. That’s the game.
As we all know by now, the number of Jews caught vandalizing Jewish cemeteries and scrawling swastikas on walls is growing by the day. This is the best and most efficient way, it seems, to give the impression that the entire world is ganging up against Jews and planning a second Holocaust: by getting Jews themselves to issue the death threats and, if necessary, attack and kill other Jews.
So here we have in Israel a young man who has been caught doing just that.
He has been doing it over the internet, issuing cyber threats from Israel against Jewish centers in America. Hundreds of threats over the last two years.
President Trump has been accused of not doing enough to stop the rising tide of anti-Semitism in America. Meanwhile Jewish organizations in America have been complaining non-stop about anti-Semitism, which has led to the banning of hundreds of revisionist books on Amazon, not to mention a huge increase in funding for Jewish synagogues, schools and community centers so as to turn them into fortresses. Lots of security guards for Jews, it would appear, all at the expense of the gentile tax payer.
For two years, we learn, no one knew where all these cyber threats against Jews were coming from. It was suspected they were coming from Israel but not necessarily from a Jew. It could be an Arab. Anyway, since Trump was being accused of being “anti-Semitic” and doing nothing to “protect” Jews, what he did was this: he sent a delegation of FBI investigators to Israel with the instruction: “Catch the sonofabitch who is doing this!”
The Israelis had done nothing for two years to catch this guy. They were either too incompetent or they weren’t too keen on catching him. Maybe they weren’t too keen on catching him for two reasons: (a) because he was doing a darn good job stirring up anti-Semitism and that’s exactly what Jews want, a thriving atmosphere of anti-Semitism in which they can go on playing the ‘Antisemitic Card’ and claiming victim status; (b) because of the possibility that the cyber terrorist should turn out to be a Jew — which of course would be a source of huge embarrassment to them.
OK, so the FBI investigators fly into Ben Gurion airport and start hunting for the sonofabitch who is causing all these problems. And guess what? They catch him in two weeks. And — surprise, surprise! — he turns out to be a JEW!
The Israelis? They experience a holocaust of six million blushes. Caught with their pants down.
President Trump, congratulations! You done it, sir! And now the plot thickens as damage control sets in…
Several new facts emerge.
First, the cyber terrorist is allegedly in his teens. Maybe he’s 19, going on 20. We don’t know how old he is for sure because we haven’t seen his passport or checked his birth certificate. We have to accept Israel’s word for it that the terrorist is a “teenager”, because Israelis don’t lie. We all know that. The fact that this guy is allegedly in his teens is obviously a mitigating circumstance.
Shucks, he’s too young to know what’s he’s doing!
Hey, he’s just a kid, so stop being so nasty and calling him a “terrorist”! He’s just a vulnerable Holocaust survivor whose grandparents — or was it his great grandparents? — died at Auschwitz, so please don’t be “anti-Semitic” and start accusing this poor mentally disturbed youngster of terrorism. Show some consideration, OK?
Yep, so that’s the next step in damage control.
The youngster has “mental issues”, we are told. He is not responsible for his actions. There is even talk of a “brain tumor”. I guess a thousand Israeli psychiatrists are ready to sign documents certifying that the young man, who was smart enough to play cat-and-mouse games on his computer with top US security experts, is a schizophrenic who hears voices. Or maybe he’s suffering from Asperges syndrome, which gives him diminished responsibility. The young man refuses to speak or answer questions. The Israelis refuse to name him or offer a photograph. They are bending over backwards to protect him and make out he’s a victim of circumstance, a boy with mental problems who deserves our deepest sympathies.
Meanwhile, Trump has vindicated himself by getting the FBI to nab this evil sonofabitch — who is tugging at the world’s heartstrings by making out he has a brain tumor or is off his rocker.
Extradite him to America for trial? Yes, there’s talk of that. I bet he gets off lightly. Anyone who dares to suggest that he be treated like a common criminal and put behind bars for a long time will be stigmatized as an “anti-Semite”.
It’s the same old story — plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
Here is Lobro’s email. Most of it consists of an article from Haaretz. Lobro had to take out a month’s subscription to the Israeli newspaper to get this article, so we owe Lobro a big hug and three cheers! [LD]
. . . by LOBRO
Mockup of an Israeli cyber terrorist wearing a mask, threatening to attack synagogues, Jewish schools and community centers in America. In the background, the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem’s Old City.
The youth from Ashkelon has been making similar threats for the past two years, but only after the FBI sent investigators to Israel was an arrest made.
This is so important that I subscribed to Haaretz (1 month) in order to access it, copying the whole article
The Jewish Israeli-American arrested this week on suspicion of making a host of bomb threats on Jewish institutions worldwide has been making such cyberattacks for two years, but only recently was his capture given high priority, according to police sources.
The sources attributed the turnabout to pressure from United States President Donald Trump. A few weeks ago, after Trump announced that the FBI would do everything in its power to catch the perpetrator, the agency sent 12 investigators from its cybercrime unit to Israel to assist the Israeli investigation.
The 19-year-old was arrested in the Israeli city of Ashkelon on Thursday by cybercrimes unit of the Israel Police, seizing computers and other items investigators say helped the suspect evade detection.
The police have not yet heard the teen’s story, as he is maintaining his right to remain silent. Police sources said he has so far refused to talk about anything except the fact that he is sick. Police also haven’t yet succeeded in breaking into his computers, but expect to accomplish this in the next few days.
What they have managed to determine, the sources said, is the teen’s modus operandi. After calling in one of his bomb threats he would watch the media to see what effect the threat had. If he saw that a threat was getting media attention, he would make more threats in the same location.
Altogether, the teen has made hundreds of threats that the public never heard about, police said. When they got no media attention, he stopped making threats in those places. In contrast, the bomb threats to Jewish institutions in the U.S. in recent months received especially prominent coverage, not just in America but worldwide, so he began focusing his threats on those institutions.
It’s not clear whether the teen had any accomplices. Police said he isn’t enrolled in or active on any social media network under his own name, though it is possible he was using an alias. The teen’s father has also been arrested, on suspicion that he knew what his son was doing but kept quiet. The father is a computer expert, who would have known very well what the specialized equipment in his son’s room was for, police said.
As yet, there has been no U.S. extradition request, but police said that if one is received, they believe Israel will accede. They also speculated that commercial companies hurt by the teen’s threats might file civil lawsuits against him.
Police plan to question the teen’s mother in the next few days, but are waiting for her to obtain relevant medical documentation so they can examine the family’s claim that his health problems mean he cannot be held responsible for his actions.
The teen’s public defender, who visited him in jail on Friday and has spoken with him several times over the last few days, said she is increasingly convinced that his health problems have been influencing his behavior. “He told me several things that need to be checked out,” said the attorney, Galit Bash. “I’ve also been in contact with his mother, and she gave me critical information – very, very essential. Apparently there’s an opinion by neurologists who say this affects his behavior.”
During the bail hearing, she said the teen has an inoperable growth in his head. Bash is expecting to get the medical documentation on Monday. Bash said the teen was born in Israel, but left the country with his family at a young age and has since returned several times. “He left school in first grade; his parents begged for someone to operate on him,” she said. Yet despite not being in school, he was also never in the care of the welfare authorities, Bash said.
Next, the Haaretz editorial on the subject … as can be seen, the big deal is not the fake vandalism but the fact that Trump has outed them and that is considered antisemitic in itself, ie, telling truth about false flag antisemitism is antisemitic.
Over the weekend, a 19-year-old Israeli living in Ashkelon was arrested on suspicion of being behind a series of fake bombs threats and other threats against Jewish institutions in the United States, Israel and other places. Police suspect him of responsibility for dozens of bomb threats received by Jewish institutions in the U.S., including those received by 16 Jewish community centers in nine U.S. states earlier this year. He is also suspected of hundreds of other fake threats.
Most of these incidents took place after Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency, and both in Israel and America, many people hastened to claim that there was a connection between his election and rising anti-Semitism. Now, when it turns out the source of many of these threats was a young man from Ashkelon, there is concern that other seemingly anti-Semitic incidents will be greeted with disbelief and even scorn.
Moreover, the New York City police reported a jump of 130 percent in incidents against Jews (as well as against Muslims :-)) over the past year. Similar reports have been received from Jewish federations throughout the U.S. Anti-Semitic and hateful remarks on social media in America have also increased markedly in recent years, and this trend has accelerated since Trump announced his candidacy for president, and especially since his election.
One contributory factor has been that Trump’s supporters include racists and neo-Nazis. Additionally, hovering in the background is his senior adviser, Steve Bannon, who turned the internet news site Breitbart into a mouthpiece for groups that support white supremacy, like the so-called alt-right. Nor is it only Bannon who has repeatedly been forced to deny accusations that he is anti-Semitic. Trump himself, after coming under harsh criticism for not speaking out against anti-Semitism, was compelled a few weeks ago to denounce violence against Jews, saying, “Anti-Semitism is horrible and it’s gonna stop and it’s got to stop.”
The fake threats by an Israeli from Ashkelon are liable to undermine this battle, which is of unparalleled importance, by sending the message that the danger of anti-Semitism has been inflated due to political needs and self-interested motives.
But anti-Semitism does exist in the U.S., as well as in other countries. Though it’s vital to ground accusations in evidence and avoid relying on unreliable sources, the Jewish people and the State of Israel must continue waging this important battle.
Next, from another related Haaretz article (http://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-1.779244)
Maybe this is the best one of all in how it reveals Jew’s twisted thinking that avoids facing the truth at all cost.
Analysis: Bomb Threat Suspect’s Identity Embarrassing for Jews, but Ultimately a Relief
Is there anything worse than conspiracy theorists appearing to be right?
Jews cried foul when President Donald Trump bizarrely appeared to pin blame on his opponents for being behind the disturbing waves of bomb threats at Jewish centers, hinting at a false flag operation designed to make him look bad.
At the time, Trump seemed to be drawing his inspiration from white supremacist conspiracy theorists on the Internet who were charging that the threats and other anti-Semitic acts were a grand plot cooked up by the Jews themselves. His insinuations felt like classic victim-blaming and vilification. Coupled with Trump’s reluctance to condemn the anti-Semitic acts, on top of his problematic Holocaust Remembrance Day statement, added up to what seemed to be at best, pandering to racist “alt-right” supporters at best, or at worst, a troubling indication that he believed it himself.
Now, those who condemned and criticized Trump are bemoaning the fact that his strange comments contained a grain of truth – the primary suspect is, in fact, Jewish.
As it turns out, an American-Israeli teenager in the southern city of Ashkelon is suspected to be the culprit behind hundreds of the bomb threats that so rattled the American Jewish community. On Thursday, the cybercrime unit of Israel’s national fraud squad, arrested the young man after it received information from the FBI and other overseas law enforcement authorities. In hindsight, it seems Trump’s comments stemmed from the fact that he was briefed by the FBI at an early stage that a suspect was being tracked down in Israel, and not because he follows David Duke’s Twitter feed.
[And why would Trump have even bothered with this PRIOR to that rabbi harassing him at the press conference? Did he know in advance what the Talmudist was going to ask him? — Lobro]
A limited number of details about the suspect have been made available so far, but claims made by him lawyer suggests that the suspect might be a mentally unstable lone wolf, albeit technologically sophisticated enough to master voice-masking and location-hiding computer software. It also seems that his behavior wasn’t inspired by Trump – Israeli authorities are telling the media that he’d been up to this mischief, threatening institutions on a number of continents for as long as two years.
The shock at the arrest hadn’t worn off before Jewish Trump supporters quickly climbed on their high horse, demanding an apology from the critics who charged the president’s supporter for a perceived post-election surge in anti-Semitism.
Leading the calls for an apology to Trump was Mort Klein, head of the Zionist Organization of America, who said that it was warranted since it is “clear that, unlike what many of the pundits said, it was not the work of a Trump-loving white nationalist.”
Klein and his ilk may well deserve a moment of vindication at the news of this arrest, but it doesn’t change the fact that it took an unnecessary amount of effort to elicit a condemnation of the anti-Semitic acts from the president earlier in the year. And, it should be pointed out, there’s no way that a teenager sitting in southern Israel could also be responsible for knocking over headstones in Jewish cemeteries.
No Jews or Israelis – on the right or the left – should in any way feel good about this outcome. It is, after all, a real blow to discover that the person behind the terrifying threats was one of their own, and a troubling hit to the credibility of the community when it faces threats in the future.
Still, a healthy dose of perspective and common sense should remind even Trump’s harshest detractors in the Jewish community that this strange twist is far from the worst possible outcome.
As JTA editor-in-chief Andrew Silow Carroll tweeted wisely: “This is ‘bad news’ for Jews only if you discount the real fear and fallout at dozens of JCCs and schools and find it politically vital or emotionally satisfying to know that the perpetrator was the enemy you wanted him to be.”
Indeed. It may be a blow to Jewish pride, and a political black eye to those who blamed the Trump camp for the JCC threats, but the fact remains that this unpleasant but benign explanation – if this suspect is the sole perpetrator – means that a fearful Jewish community can now finally exhale.
After all, if it is confirmed that the disturbing threats were indeed a hoax perpetrated from overseas, it means there are and never have been real bombs. This is undeniably good news, no matter what one’s political orientation may be. It means that the thousands of Jews and non-Jews at the threatened facilities across the country, many of them children, are not – and never have been – in actual imminent danger. That is what truly matters.
Allison Kaplan Sommer,
Finally, a big time Jew Twitter star : (just look at him).
Anti-semites have said for *decades* that Jews exaggerate antisemitism for sympathy. One Israeli man has now reinforced that bigoted canard.
Another tweet of his: “Worst part of this is that after Trump suggested Jews were behind these hate crimes, his supporters are going to claim he was right.”
Of course he was right, you lying hypocrite!