Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mossad should kill Obama: US paper

An American Jewish newspaper has boldly suggested that 'Mossad agents' assassinate US President Barack Obama, claiming that he is 'unfriendly' toward Israel. 

In an article published in the January 13 edition of the daily, the Atlanta Jewish Times, Andrew Adler, who owns the paper, asked the readers to imagine they are the prime minister of Israel.

“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 said in the article which was recently brought to notice.

He also said that Israel's prime minister should “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?” he said.

Earlier in December, US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney blamed Obama for not demonstrating enough support for the traditional US ally, Israel.

The US president has, however, claimed that his administration has contributed the most generous cash handouts to the Israeli regime in history in the face of dire economic conditions.

“I'm proud that even in these difficult times we've fought for and secured the most funding for Israel in history,” Obama said during the 71st General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism at National Harbor, in Maryland last December.

In an attempt to calm the controversy brought about by his article, Adler has said he didn't mean for his idea to be taken seriously and that he was just trying to get his readers to 'react.'

The Atlanta Jewish Times reportedly has a circulation of several thousand copies a week, as well as between 3,000 and 4,000 subscribers.