Atlanta Jewish newspaper publisher suggests Mossad should assassinate Obama

Andrew B Adler, the owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, suggested in a column published a week ago that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should consider ordering U.S.-based Mossad agents to assassinate President Obama.

Netanyahu should then “forcefully dictate” to then-President Biden that the United States must help Israel “obliterate its enemies.”

Adler, concerned that some of his readers might find the scenario he was portraying implausible, wrote: “Think about it. If I have thought of this Tom Clancy-type scenario, don’t you think that this almost unfathomable idea has been discussed in Israel’s most inner circles?”

John Cook at Gawker called Adler to inquire about his column:

A nervous Adler told me over the phone that he wasn’t advocating Obama’s assassination by Mossad agents. “Of course not,” he said.

But do you think Israel should consider it an option? “No.”

But do you believe that Israel is in fact considering the option in its most inner circles? “No. Actually, no. I was hoping to make clear that it’s unspeakable—god forbid this would ever happen. I take it you’re quoting me?”

Yes. “Oh, boy.”

When I asked Adler why, if he didn’t advocate assassination and didn’t believe Israel was actually considering it, he wrote a column saying he believed that the option was “on the table,” he asked for a minute to compose himself and call me back. He did a few moments later, and said, “I wrote it to see what kind of reaction I was going to get from readers.”

And what was the reaction? “We’ve gotten a lot of calls and emails.”

A Secret Service spokesman, George Ogilvie, told Fox News that the agency is aware of the incident and is “conducting the appropriate investigative steps.”

Predictably, American Jewish community leaders have been quick to condemn Adler, but as Chemi Shalev notes in Haaretz, it is a mistake to dismiss Adler’s ideas as simply the ranting of a crazed individual.

There is something eerily familiar in all this, of course, for anyone who was present 16 years ago at Tel Aviv’s Kikar Malchei Yisrael, as it was then known, on the night that Yitzhak Rabin was murdered. One can already envisage how Adler will be disowned, described as a “wild weed,” depicted as a lone wolf who does not represent anyone in his or in anyone else’s community and used as a springboard for a righteously indignant, preemptive counteroffensive that will show how his solitary case is being exploited to score points against anyone who legitimately criticizes Obama.

And while we might all stipulate that there is no Jew anywhere in the world who is currently contemplating any act of violence against President Obama, I know, and most of you know, that Adler’s crazy and criminal suggestions are not the ranting of some loony-tune individual and were not taken out of thin air – but are the inevitable result of the inordinate volume of repugnant venom that some of Obama’s political rivals, Jews and non-Jews included, have been spewing for the last three years.

Anyone who has spent any time talking to some of the more vociferous detractors of Obama, Jewish or otherwise, has inevitably encountered those nasty nutters, and they are many, who still believe he is a Muslim, who are utterly convinced that he wants to destroy Israel, and who seriously debate whether he is more like Ahmadinejad than Arafat or – and I heard this one with my own ears – more like Hitler than Haman.

Anyone who reads some of the opinion articles and blogs posted on the Internet by the more extreme Obama-hating writers and pundits – again, many of them Jews – cannot deny the wanton and inflammatory nature of much of their anti-Obama invective.

And anyone who lived through the Israeli right-wing’s days of rage against Rabin and the Oslo Accords can never forget that this deluge of deadly toxins need trigger just one homicidal chemical reaction in just one fanatic brain for history to be changed forever.

Adler has now made a verbal apology, but suppose his links had been to Iran rather than Israel. Would the Secret Service now be conducting a low-key investigation or would the director of the FBI be holding a major news conference to announce Adler’s arrest?

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6 thoughts on “Atlanta Jewish newspaper publisher suggests Mossad should assassinate Obama

  1. charlie

    Why is it that some toothless hibilly that calls for someone to shoot the president gets a visit from the secret service and hauled “down town” and these people can say our elected officials should be assasinated with no one paying any attention?

  2. omop

    Criticising or charging this individual would be in all probability considered antisemitic/antisemitism by the msm.

  3. Fillmorehagan

    This incident lends credibility to the idea that Israel was behind the murder of President Kennedy in 1963 because the President opposed Israel’s building of a nyclear arsenal.

  4. DE Teodoru

    The following is an article from Adler’s paper:
    Woman who sent anti-Semitic package killed by police

    (JTA) – An Atlanta-area woman who sent a threatening package with an anti-Semitic note to a U.S. congressman was killed after attacking a police officer.

    Jameela Barnette, 53, attacked a police officer with a knife and a gun when he knocked on the door of her apartment after responding to a call about an alarm. The officer shot her with his service weapon, The Marietta Daily Journal reported.

    Barnette, who was Muslim, in April mailed a bloody pig’s foot and an anti-Semitic note to U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the chairman of the House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee.

    The letter, which reportedly was full of anti-Semitic sentiment, also reportedly referred to King as Jew. King, who has served in Congress since 1993, is not Jewish.

    She was also accused of sending a stuffed Curious George doll to New York State Sen. Greg Ball, who chaired a separate state legislative hearing on terrorism at which King spoke. The doll had two Stars of David taped to it with a note saying “Final Destination: Auschwitz,” Politico reported.

    “I knew the Jews were behind the hearings. A monkey is a representation of who the Jews are,” she was quoted as saying, according to The Marietta Daily Journal.
    One thing you can’t say about Atler’s rag is that it is typical of the “Jewish Mind.” Rather, it is typical of the Zionist mind that wants all Jews so HATE goyim so much that goyim will hate them enough to force them to become olims and make the Great Aliyah, filling Israel with the Diaspora Jewish bodies it is having such a hard time aquiring

  5. delia ruhe

    As I’ve been saying for a couple years now, the reason Obama has not visited Israel despite all the complaints that he hasn’t is that he’s scared of assassination. After all, the Mossad is perhaps the biggest assassination organization on the planet.

    I just finished a not very well written but nevertheless interesting first novel from a guy called John Cavi entitled *The President’s Ultimatum*. It’s a fact-fiction thriller that rewrites the Bush years in terms of an Israel-Palestine peace deal. I share only one thing in common with Cavi, and that’s an estimation of the Mossad as assassination-obsessed.

    I just posted a review of the book on (that’s Canada, by the way): to quote myself, “Perhaps the most interesting thing about the novel is the twinning of al-Qaeda and the Mossad. They are mirror images of one another, they even collapse into each other, and each is represented as an out of control, destructive force that corrupts the society it purports to defend and protect. The CIA doesn’t play much of a role in the novel, but I guess it would be difficult to weave three truly malevolent institutions into one plot.”

    The novel is available as a Kindle download for $3.99. (, that is.)

  6. Norman

    So let’s watch & see what the F.B.I./Secret Service does in regards to this. I wonder, if you are/have a Jewish last name, would you be immune to arrest if you advocated what Adler did?

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