Atlanta Jewish Times Owner Andrew Adler: Israel Should Consider Mossad Assassination of President Obama
The owner and publisher of an Atlanta-area Jewish newspaper has written a column suggesting that Israel should consider assassinating U.S. President Barack Obama.
Gawker reports that Andrew Adler, who’s owned the Atlanta Jewish Times since 2009, wrote a January 13 column in which he examined the purported conflict between the United States and Israel over how to deal with the perceived threat from Iran. Adler wrote that Israel has three options: attack Hezbollah and Hamas, attack Iran or “order a hit” on President Obama. It is unclear how that would help Israel with its Iran problem, althout an assassination would bring self-proclaimed “Zionist” Joe Biden to power.
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.
Gawker’s John Cook contacted Adler for clarification on his shocking column. The latter’s tune changed when pressed; when asked if he was advocating Obama’s assassination he replied “of course not.” When asked if Israel should consider assassination an option, Adler said “no.”
Then why write a column in which a hit on the President is listed as one of three options for Israel?
“I wrote it to see what kind of reaction I was going to get from readers,” explained the owner of the paper which claims a circulation of 3,500.
“We got a lot of calls and emails,” he told Cook, who wryly remarked: “Nothing from the Secret Service, though. Yet.”
According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Adler has now apologized for suggesting Israel should consider killing Obama.
“I very much regret it, I wish I hadn’t made reference to it at all,” Adler told JTA on Friday.
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