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Soflasnapper
01-21-2012, 02:40 PM
He's since apologized, so now everything's ok. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif

From The Forward... (http://www.forward.com/articles/150014/)

Soflasnapper
01-22-2012, 03:31 PM
And the Republican Speaker of the Kansas State House has also called for Obama's death, using the imprecatory prayer of Psalms 109.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Just Short of Treason in Georgia and Kansas Print E-mail
Written by Michael Collins
Saturday, 21 January 2012

Reactionary mayors routinely shut down Occupy Wall Street free speech and assemblies in violation of the First Amendment. But if you are the owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times or the Republican speaker of the Kansas legislature, notes Michael Collins, you can get away with calling for murder.

It's official.

The crazies have arrived for the 2012 presidential race, florid in their deviant and repulsive rhetoric.

Andrew B. Adler, editor of The Atlanta Jewish Times, called on Israel's President Benjamin Netanyahu to "[o]rder a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel's existence." This reference to President Barack Obama appeared in the print edition of the paper on January 13 and was first published online by Gawker on the 20th (alternate links here and here).

Right wing Republican Mike O'Neal, speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives, forwarded an email referring to the president that quoted (approximately) Psalm 109.8: ôLet his days be few and brief; and let others step forward to replace him." The Lawrence Journal World noted that the very next verse, 109.9, indicates how the president should be replaced: "Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow." (Image SND)

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Kansas House Speaker Mike O'Neal's message was slightly more circumspect than Adler's ranting, although the message was clear.

The reaction to O'Neal's barely veiled reference to killing the president generated immediate action by two Topeka, Kansas ministers. They delivered 30,000 signed petitions on January 18 demanding that O'Neal resign from the legislature. The organization sponsoring the petition, Faithful America, made this key point:

"As people of faith, we believe that scripture should never be used to justify praying for the death of anyone. Speaker O'Neal's hateful abuse of scripture is unacceptable and a disgrace to his office, and he should immediately resign."

The Kansas Republican Senators, Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, have yet to issue a press release demanding O'Neal's resignation. Governor Sam Brownback, a self-described man of God, made no such request. While the Kansas Democratic Party objected to a racist email O'Neal sent out about Michelle Obama, there is nothing on their blog about O'Neal's fitness for office.
[...]

Today, the absence of outrage and censure makes it perfectly acceptable for people like Mike O'Neal and Andrew B. Adler to openly proclaim their homicidal urgings.

This is just the start of the campaign season. It will get much worse.</div></div>

link (http://www.apj.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3954&Itemid=2)

LWW
01-22-2012, 05:21 PM
Perhaps you can quote where he "URGED" this to happen?

Waht's that?

He didn't?

You made that part up?

Imagine that.

Soflasnapper
01-23-2012, 03:34 PM
It's all in the links, bro.

Since it didn't happen, according to you, it's surprising that he apologized profusely, got condemned roundly by many leading Jewish organizations, and now has quit his own paper and put it up for sale.*

The offending language was quoted in the original Gawker report which is linked, and they link to a copy of the text in question.

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*Editor Who Suggested That Israel Assassinate Obama Steps Down From Paper He Owns

The reaction to our post last week on Atlanta Jewish Times owner Andrew Adler's suggestion that Israel consider "order[ing] a hit" on Barack Obama link (http://gawker.com/5877892/newspaper-editor-israel-should-consider-assassinating-obama) was fast and fierce: After being denounced far and wide link (http://news.google.com/news/more?cf=all&ned=us&ncl=doJsktoyJzgbGIMqpjOF4UnvAxdJM) and apologizing abjectly link (http://www.aibtv.com/video/programs/unsc/andrewadlerapology.wmv) , Adler is reportedly stepping down as publisher. link (http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/01/23/3091312/atlanta-jewish-times-publisher-resigns-over-obama-assassination-column)

Which is a little odd because he owns the newspaper. According to JTA, he's looking for buyers. The sale comes in the wake of an announcement earlier today by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta the it would have nothing to do with the paper unless Adler steps down.
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From Gawker, Jan 23 (today) (http://gawker.com/5878533/editor-who-suggested-that-israel-assassinate-obama-steps-down-from-paper-he-owns)

Note also that the first paragraph quoted above contains 4 hyperlinks to documentation on the various phrases, which see.

LWW
01-23-2012, 04:23 PM
So you can't actually produce a quote where he "URGED" this?

But ... I already knew that. And ... so did you.

Soflasnapper
01-23-2012, 05:38 PM
You're going to play games with whether the word 'urge' was used, and what else might constitute 'urging' without the word being used????

This is Gawker's quoting of the setup, and the language:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Andrew Adler, the owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, a weekly newspaper serving Atlanta's Jewish community, devoted his January 13, 2012 column to the thorny problem of the U.S. and Israel's diverging views on the threat posed by Iran. Basically Israel has three options, he wrote: Strike Hezbollah and Hamas, strike Iran, or "order a hit" on Barack Obama. Either way, problem solved!

Here's how Adler laid out "option three" in his list of scenarios facing Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu (the column, which was forwarded to us by a tipster, isn't online, but you can read a copy here):

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Three, give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place, and forcefully dictate that the United States' policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies.

Yes, you read "three" correctly. Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel's existence. 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?

Another way of putting "three" in perspective goes something like this: How far would you go to save a nation comprised of seven million lives...Jews, Christians and Arabs alike?

You have got to believe, like I do, that all options are on the table.</span>
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This is an accurate quote from the original source, which you can find linked to in the Gawker piece.

So he's saying that any of the three would do, and perhaps is not saying one is preferable to the others. However, in context, he is fine with the 3rd option, and even further, argues for why it is a reasonable and fully justified action, considering '7 millions lives at stake.'

And of course he has a point-- after all, what wouldn't YOU do, to save Israel? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif