Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, May 2, 2022

Russians Repeat Ancient Antisemitic Tropes

Israel has reacted with fury after Russia's foreign minister claimed that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler "had Jewish blood".

Sergei Lavrov made the comments to try to justify Russia's portrayal of Ukraine as "Nazi" despite the fact that its president is Jewish.

Israel's foreign ministry summoned Russia's ambassador for "clarification" and demanded an apology.

Nazi Germany murdered six million Jews in the Holocaust in World War Two.

Mr Lavrov made the remarks in an interview on Italian TV programme Zona Bianca on Sunday, days after Israel marked Holocaust Remembrance Day, one of the most solemn occasions in the Israeli calendar.

When asked how Russia can claim that it is fighting to "de-Nazify" Ukraine when President Volodymyr Zelensky is himself Jewish, Mr Lavrov said: "I could be wrong, but Hitler also had Jewish blood. [That Zelensky is Jewish] means absolutely nothing. Wise Jewish people say that the most ardent anti-Semites are usually Jews."

There is no tool small enough to measure the difference between Putin's government and Hitler's.

Those who excuse and/or support the Russians in this country, including TuckyoRose, are no different from Charles Lindberg, Father Coughlin, Robert McCormick or Oswald Mosley.

1 comment:

dan gerene said...

The only reference to Jewish blood was a rumor years ago that since his father was an illegitimate birth the father might have been the Jewish employer of his mother. Putin and his cronies are using the same tactics as tRump and his ilk to stir up people. Putin knows that the word Nazi will stir up the people and they will look the other way as he commits his atrocities. If memory serves, the Ukrainians welcomed the Germans as saviors when they went east but soon found out they were as bad or worse than the Stalin regime.