Would Andrew Adler Be in Guantanamo If He Were Muslim?

GuantanamoIt’s an important question. But you can be sure that not even Ron Paul, would mention this in a televised debate.  Still, it’d be interesting to see what sort of response Gingrich comes up with, given his recent financial commitments. From the Sydney Morning Herald:

Assassinating US President Barack Obama for refusing to wage war on Iran is an opinion Andrew Adler wishes he never published. But that’s exactly what the owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times did on January 13 and now he’s facing vocal opposition and a Secret Service investigation.

”Give the go-ahead for US-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,” Adler wrote in a piece called ”What would you do?” Adler issued an apology, saying, ”I very much regret it. I wish I hadn’t made reference to it at all.”

However, the Secret Service is not taking the threat so lightly, CNN reported. ”We are aware of it,” Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie told the news channel. ”We are taking the appropriate investigative steps.”

While the weekly Atlanta Jewish Times has a modest circulation, Gawker.com found the op-ed piece and brought it into the spotlight. Adler offered three options for dealing with an American president unwilling to defend Israel fighting a hypothetical war: First, strike Hezbollah and Hamas. Second, attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Third, ”order a hit” against the president.’

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26 Comments on "Would Andrew Adler Be in Guantanamo If He Were Muslim?"

  1. Mr Willow | Jan 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm |

    Alder offered three options for dealing with an American president unwilling to defend Israel fighting a hypothetical war: First, strike Hezbollah and Hamas. Second, attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Third, “order a hit” against the president.

    So defending Israel means initiating a war? Guess that’s what happens when you continually support an aggressive oppressor. 

  2. Jowill2920 | Jan 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm |

    I wonder how would Mr. Adler feel if someone said he should be taken out for such an outrageous comment.

  3. He’ll probably get a slap on the wrist. I would love to be at his trial, though, as he sits squirming in his seat as whispers abound of dual loyalties, cowardice and treason. All of the above would be true, even the ADL wants nothing to do with him. Cowardice and dual loyalty characterize a lot of the people in power, cowardice because they sit out the wars that they start and dual loyalty because they get checks from the US Treasury and Tel Aviv. You would think after the horrific experience of the Iraq War that the guns would fall silent, but the paranoid, hysterical chickenhawks that avoid military service because of their wealth and run things because of the same would try a lighter approach with Iran. Why a couple of phone calls can’t be made offering to buy their rugs, oil and let bygones be bygones is beyond me, I guess it’s easy not to back down when you don’t have to back anyone up

  4. BrushMyTeeth | Jan 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm |

    Nah, he wouldn’t go to Guantanamo. He’d be taken out by a drone strike, without a trial.

  5. Hadrian999 | Jan 23, 2012 at 8:13 pm |

    is this a shock to anyone, israel attacked an unarmed navel vessel murdering 34 americans, wounding 170 all while the ship was in international waters and and the US did absolutely nothing and to this day acts like a vassal state, have we ever given israel and it’s supporters any reason to think we aren’t their cowering dog.

    • Anarchy Pony | Jan 23, 2012 at 8:47 pm |

      You remember the name of the ship? I can’t remember what it was.

    • DeepCough | Jan 23, 2012 at 10:07 pm |

      ” have we ever given israel and it’s supporters any reason to think we aren’t their cowering dog.”

      Israel is just a satellite nation to U.S., as it serves as a foothold in the Middle East for U.S. influence and an incentive for conservative, evangelical Christians to fight our foreign wars to “preserve the Holy Land.”

      • Hadrian999 | Jan 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm |

        we pay them tribute and anyone that wants to hold public office has to constantly kiss israe’ls ass or be branded anti-semite and drummed out, who is wielding the power in that relationship

        • RayTalan3 | Jan 23, 2012 at 11:57 pm |

          There’s been numerous times where
          the US government told Israel what to do. For instance in 1993 Israel wanted to
          strike a deal with North Korea. They promised to grant North Korea diplomatic
          recognition if North Korea promised to stop exporting missile technology to the
          Middle East. The deal almost went through but the United States “leaned on
          Israel to call off the missile deal,” as what was expected Israel called
          off the deal.

          -In 2005 the US ordered Israel to terminate its sales of advanced military
          technology to China. At first Israel sought to evade or mitigate the
          restrictions but in response the US imposed sanctions. Along with that Pentagon
          officials refused to meet with their Israeli counterparts until Israel followed
          orders. The US demanded that the Knesset enact legislation tighten oversight of
          military exports, and write an official memorandum of understanding, and that
          Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz present a written apology to the US. Like expected
          Israel gave in on the US demands.


          -Then of course there was the
          Iran-contra affair in which the Reagan administration used Israel get around
          the Boland Amendment. The US government had Israel provide weapons to Iran, a
          potential enemy as part of it.


          The idea that the US serves Israel
          because they’re worried about being labeled anti-Semitic is laughable. Almost
          of all of Israel’s foreign policy align with the United States and its
          beneficial to have such a powerful ally in the region. The US also gave $1.3
          billion dollars annually to Mubarak’s regime, do you believe that was because
          they were afraid of being labeled anti-Arab or do you think it might have been
          because they wanted someone in power who was friendly to the US in Egypt?

          I’m sure Israel would be in favor of
          every other country in the Middle East being much weaker but obviously the US
          has other interests than trying to make the Israeli government happy. How does
          the US providing the Saudi government $30 billion dollars worth of F-15
          fighters in Israel’s interests? Or how about $11 billion dollars in arms to

          • Hadrian999 | Jan 24, 2012 at 12:52 am |

            Iraq and Saudi Arabia are were enemies of iran, the iranian goal of a the Shiite Crescent threaten israel, and yes israeli fascists aid american fascists from time to time but the test of who is running who is how limited your speech options on israel are, say anything about israel and you are done in any public profession

          • RayTalan3 | Jan 24, 2012 at 1:20 am |

            Saudi Arabia pays the families of
            suicide bombers who attack Israelis. The Saudi government may see Iran in a
            negative light but doesn’t mean Israel supports them. Even if I give you the
            benefit of the doubt that Israel isn’t concerned about Saudi Arabia because of
            Iran, what about in 2010 when the US provided to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan,
            and the UAE with anti-ship missiles, missile boats, anti-tank missiles, and
            bunker buster bombs that Israel objected to?


            You can’t talk about 9/11 being an
            inside job or the US government supporting terrorism either, but what’s your
            point? Numerous journalists lost their jobs because they spoke negatively about
            the war in Iraq.   


            You didn’t address those examples I
            gave of Israel doing as the US government tells them. In two of the cases
            Israel’s security was at risk and in the third case the Israeli government was
            humiliated. Obviously, Israel has influence in the US but so does Great
            Britain, China, Russia, and several other countries.


            How is it that the US has no problem
            overthrowing the governments of dozens of countries and implementing military
            dictatorships because they’re suspected of being “leftist” yet
            somehow we’re supposed to believe that it’s actually Israel that’s pulling the


            The US had no problem being the only
            country to oppose the right of children to food in opposition of 180 other countries and
            the only country that was against the right of countries to develop in
            opposition to 177 other countries, but somehow when it comes to being called
            “anti-Semitic” that’s too much for them to handle?

          • Tobal Kane | Jan 26, 2012 at 7:30 pm |

            You bring up good/true points but you present them from the
            wrong view point.

            Any weapons given to the countries surrounding
            Israel, whose would be old or less effective than what Israel presently has?

            The money given to Mubarak is part of the peace
            agreement between Egypt. Keep in mind the have the only true standing army in
            the region. The idea is not to have Israel surrounded by the enemy. Saudi is a
            known double agent, but it is worth it so the US has access to the region by
            way of water.


        • DeepCough | Jan 24, 2012 at 2:12 am |

          Have you forgotten about the Religious Right? They love Israel, and not because they find the Jews to be their spiritual brothers, but because people actually want to fulfill eschatological prophecy from the Book of Revelation, which apparently requires the existence of an actual state called “Israel.” And I still find it hard to believe that a “Christian nation” would actually support and coordinate with a Jewish state considering the centuries upon centuries of subjugation and genocide. Hell, even ancient nation-state of Judaea was in the Roman Empire’s sphere of influence, mainly for the sake of taxation.

      • Tobal Kane | Jan 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm |

        That’s just stupid, Israel is not a satilte ver of the us,
        they own the “ the corparation united states”. Who do you think owns the
        federal reserve? Com’on people think!

  6. Brave words against a president who just received the power to kill anyone anywhere.

    • Eric_D_Read | Jan 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm |

      Not that bold when you consider that the president gets his orders from people who feel the same way Adler does.

  7. He seems like a perfect tenant for Gitmo, Crazy religious nut from the middle-east bent on terror, It would pretty much prove we are not anti-Muslim if we de-segregated Gitmo. I am sure it would be more fun to see him there then just in regular Pound-em-in-arse Federal Prison.

  8. Mamagriff50 | Jan 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm |

    If I or anyone else for that matter were to say that, not being an Israelite Jew, we would be sitting in jail. You do not threaten the President of the U.S.and get away withit, unless you are afiliated with Israel. Right?

    • I hate borderline anti-Semitic bullshit like that.

      Unfortunately, in this case, it looks like you’re right.

  9. Dighambara | Jan 23, 2012 at 11:10 pm |

    So man readers – so little intelligence.

    Free Speech is now history..??

    USS Liberty was accidental misidentification – pure & simple – takto the men who were on board…

    Obama is Islam’s cowering dog  – obviously – read his books…LOL

    YES, the USA is UNIQUE – the only country to ever offer true liberty to individuals…

    However, the Democrat party, with their Jim Crow laws and KKK have kept their slaves in control, only moving from the plantation to welfare.  Not RACIST – JUST TRUTH My entire familyis racially mixed

    • Calypso_1 | Jan 24, 2012 at 6:40 am |

      “USS Liberty was accidental misidentification – pure & simple”


    • MoralDrift | Jan 24, 2012 at 6:41 am |

      oh please. You have as much as intelligence as a gnat when you use the “democrat” party versus republican nonsense. Call us when you take off the two party blinders…

      Is a two party state much better than a one party state? twice as good? or twice as foolish?

  10. What does Ron Paul think about this?

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