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putin is the victim of the jews
« on: January 28, 2005, 05:46:49 AM »
from novosti:
http://en.rian.ru/rian/index.cfm?prd_id=160&msg_id=5343839&startrow=11&date=2005-01-26&do_alert=0

 PUTIN AS A VICTIM OF ANTI-SEMITISM
2005-01-26 09:46
MOSCOW (RIA Novosti political commentator Pyotr Romanov) - On the day when the world recalled the liberation of Auschwitz prisoners by the Red Army 60 years ago, 500 Russians who claim to be patriots filed a suit with the Prosecutor General's Office in Moscow, demanding that Jewish organizations be closed down in Russia.

These people - some of them are deputies of the current State Duma - believe that Jews blow up their synagogues, defile Jewish cemeteries and fan anti-Semitism in Russia. One of the authors of that initiative, Deputy Alexander Krutov (Homeland), told television journalists that Judaism was even guilty of making human sacrifices. And this is not the Middle Ages.

Russia's Chief Rabbi Berl Lazar was not prepared for the powerful intellectual offensive of the modern-day Black Hundred and hence spoke highly emotionally at a press conference: "The gentlemen who signed that crazy document are unbalanced... And I cannot help them because I am not a psychiatrist."

Unlike the rabbi, Russian Jews do not believe Mr. Krutov is crazy, as they have seen too many of such outwardly healthy people. This is why the Moscow Human Rights Bureau, the International Society for Human Rights, and the Holocaust Foundation filed a counter-suit with the Prosecutor General's Office and the President. They demand that the authorities note the growth of neo-Nazi sentiments in Russia, which, according to a recent report from the Global Forum Against Anti-Semitism, is third in the world for strongly anti-Semitic sentiments. It is poor consolation that France and Britain are at the top of the list - it is their shame and they will have to deal with it.

January is a bad month for Russian Jews. The phrase "residence limit" joined the Russian vocabulary in January during the rule of Alexander I. Solomon Michoels, head of the famous Jewish theatre, was killed on Stalin's orders and the persecution of the Antifascist Jewish Committee began in January 1948. Next followed the notorious "Jewish doctors' plot." And now Mr. Krutov and other Black Hundred members have added their names to the dishonorable January list, which also includes deputies from Mr. Zyuganov's Communist Party (KPRF) and Mr. Zhirinovsky's LDPR.

But the main victim of that anti-Semitic action is not the Jews but President Putin, even though he is invariably polite with the hierarchs of the main faiths of Russia. The trouble is that he will have to answer for the silly and crude escapade of 500 pseudo-patriots, which is bound to have broad international repercussions.

As for the mental health of the authors of the anti-Semitic letter, Rabbi Lazar is wrong: Though they are not very clever, they certainly had a specific political goal in mind. The suit filed by the Black Hundred was prompted by a desire to promptly drive a new wedge between Russia and Israel, while the two countries are trying to smooth over misunderstanding about Russian arms deliveries to Syria.

The only thing they disregarded is that Mr. Sharon and Mr. Putin will come to an agreement, one way or another, while the Black Hundred and Mr. Putin will never find a common language.
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Re: putin is the victim of the jews
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2005, 05:48:43 AM »
from the wall street journal:
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/0,,SB110664595661435075-IRjgYNglaV4nZ2qaXqIbqqGm4,00.html

Russian Lawmakers Call For Ban on Jewish Groups

Associated Press
January 25, 2005 4:56 a.m.

MOSCOW – A group of nationalist lawmakers is calling for an investigation aimed at outlawing all Jewish organizations in Russia, accusing them of fomenting ethnic hatred and provoking anti-Semitism.

In a letter dated Jan. 13, about 20 members of the lower house of parliament, the State Duma, asked Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov to investigate their claims and, if they are confirmed, to launch proceedings "on the prohibition in our country of all religious and ethnic Jewish organizations as extremist."

Arguing that Jews were to blame for anti-Semitism, the authors of the letter want Jewish groups outlawed based on legislation against extremism and fomenting ethnic discord.

"The negative assessments by Russian patriots of the qualities and actions against non-Jews that are typical of Jews correspond to the truth, indeed these actions are not random but prescribed in Judaism and have been practiced for two centuries," says the letter, faxed in part to the Associated Press by the office of lawmaker Alexander Krutov.

Thus, it says, "the statements and publications against Jews that have incriminated patriots are self-defense, which is not always stylistically correct but is justified in essence."

The stunning call to ban all Jewish groups comes amid concerns of persistent anti-Semitism that continues to plague Russia. Jewish leaders have praised President Vladimir Putin's government for encouraging religious tolerance, but rights groups accuse the authorities of failing to adequately prosecute the perpetrators of anti-Semitic and racial violence.

Russia's chief rabbi, Berel Lazar, said the lawmakers were either insane or "quite sane but limitlessly cynical" and were hoping to win support "by playing the anti-Semitic card."

With Mr. Putin planning to join events this week commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops, Russia's Holocaust Foundation head, Alla Gerber, said it was "horrible that as we're marking the 60th anniversary of this tragic and great day ... we can speak of the danger of fascism in the countries that defeated fascism." She said that while the Russian state itself is no longer anti-Semitic, there are "anti-Semitic campaigns that are led by all sorts of organizations."

"The economic situation is ripe for this, an enemy is needed, and the enemy is well-known, traditional," Ms. Gerber said.

Echoing anti-Semitic tracts of the Czarist era, the letter's authors accuse Jews of working against the interests of the countries where they live and of monopolizing power world-wide. They say the U.S. "has become an instrument for achieving the global aims of Judaism."

"It is possible to say that the entire democratic world today is under the monetary and political control of international Judaism, which high-profile bankers are openly proud of," the letter says.

Along with outlawing Jewish organizations, the lawmakers call for the prosecution of "individuals responsible for providing these groups with state and municipal property, privileges and state financing."

The prosecutor general's office could not immediately be reached for comment on the letter, which the Interfax news agency said was signed by lawmakers from the nationalist Rodina and Liberal Democratic parties as well as the Communist Party.

Mr. Krutov, a Rodina member, is deputy chief of the Duma's Committee on Information Policy.

Copyright (c) 2005 The Associated Press
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Re: putin is the victim of the jews
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2005, 08:15:44 AM »
Wow.

A few days ago, I was talking to a lady formerly from St Petersburg who still has relatives there. She said that the latest news have been that vandals have been desecrating Jewish cemeteries, but in order to avoid going to prison if caught, instead of the usual derogatory terms they graffiti "Partisans" on the tombstones! The tombstones are desecrated, but if they get caught, it is all only considered a prank instead of a crime because of this terminology, so they won't go to jail. If you ask me, these people are not mentally disturbed, they know exactly what they are doing.

This whole thing seems so eerily familiar, almost like history repeating itself - a country with depressed economy, people feeling like they have been dealt the short end of the stick, feeling "patriotic" and looking for scapegoats - lashing out at an easy target group. All they need is a racist/antisemitic charismatic leader. Many people thought this couldn't happen 70 years ago in a civilized country like Germany, but it most certainly did.  

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2005, 10:05:39 AM »
This unprovoked attack on Jews should not be surprising to those watching Russian politics.   Putin's recent tightening of the noose around his "opponents" and those who are not part of his program to slowly but surely return to a centralized power base will naturally focus on groups who can be considered not part of the "party."  The Jewish Intellectuals have always been seen by those in power as a liberal and anti-establishment group.  It also plays on old Russian history(when it doubt, blame the Jews) and may take the spotlight off his recent losses in the Ukraine, and the "retirees revolt."  Anyone who thinks Putin is not behind this is very naive.
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2005, 05:27:03 PM »
The first stone thrown through a window on Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) began the
Holocaust.

Imo, former KGB operative Putin's agenda is suspect.

Those who ignore History, are condemned to repeat it - George Santanya

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2005, 05:32:23 PM »
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Those who ignore History, are condemned to repeat it - George Santanya


Sunny, I absolutely love that quote. It is so true.  :D

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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2005, 06:26:55 PM »
Sadly, this is happening in many places, not only Russia.
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2005, 08:30:48 PM »
And then, at auschwitz, putin recived a medal from the same jews who are    vicitmising him:

http://www.iht.com/bin/print_ipub.php?file=/articles/2005/01/27/news/camp.html

Leaders mark the Auschwitz liberation
By Judy Dempsey International Herald Tribune
Friday, January 28, 2005

AUSCHWITZ, Poland Leaders from more than 40 countries gathered Thursday for an emotional ceremony to remember the victims of the Holocaust on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp by Soviet troops.

The ceremony here was held close to the railway sidings where tens of thousands of Jews, Gypsies, Slavs and homosexuals had been transported to their deaths in one of the most notorious of the Nazi concentration camps. The sides of the railways tracks were lined Thursday by big, bright candles.

The survivors, many in their 80s, sat patiently Thursday in the open air despite the freezing temperatures and a biting snow storm that persisted during the afternoon ceremonies.

It was the largest ever gathering of survivors for an Auschwitz anniversary and the ceremonies, attended by Europe's leaders and royalty, underscored how this could be the last time an anniversary will be attended by survivors. More than 1,000 had been invited. The ceremony ended with the haunting sounds of train whistles, conveying the sense of wagons arriving and inmates descending into the camp.

"President Bush has said of the Holocaust, 'there will come a time when the eyewitnesses are gone,"' said Vice President Dick Cheney, who earlier had spoken at a ceremony in the Juliusz Slowackiego theater in Krakow, some 60 kilometers, about 40 miles, west of Auschwitz.

"That is why we are bound by conscience to remember what happened and to whom it happened," he said.

The survivors were covered in thick blankets, fur hats and woolen coats while Polish soldiers served them hot drinks to keep them warm during the three-hour ceremony.

They had arrived - along with the prime ministers, presidents, princes and princesses from across Europe - amid a massive security operation. More than 3,000 police officers were mobilized to stand watch along the road that connects Krakow to Auschwitz.

The road, which wound its way along forests shrouded in snow, fields covered in white and small villages, had been sealed off to public transportation and traffic from the early hours of the morning. Villagers peered out from windows to see the cavalcade of police cars, buses and official cars passing through this part of the Polish countryside.

Among those who addressed the gathering in Auschwitz were survivors of the camp that had been set up in 1939 and which by 1942 had become the biggest center for the mass extermination of European Jews. More than 1.5 million people, mostly Jews, were killed in Auschwitz.

When Soviet troops reached the camp on Jan. 27, 1945, there were only 7,000 survivors, many barely alive. The Nazis had driven most of the prisoners who could still walk through the snow on a "death march" toward camps farther west.

Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, a former Polish foreign minister who for decades had sought reconciliation between Germans and Poles, spoke on behalf of Polish prisoners. Simone Weil, the French lawmaker, represented Jews. Romani Rose from Germany's Council of Romas, made a short speech on behalf of European Gypsies.

Rose specifically thanked the German president, Horst Köhler, for asking him to attend the ceremony at Auschwitz. Köhler, representing the country that perpetrated the Holocaust, was not invited to speak.

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, representing the liberators of Auschwitz, used the occasion to warn against compromising with terrorists.

Dressed in a thick black coat, Putin praised the "valor of the Soviet soldiers who lost 600,000 lives for the liberation of Poland. We will never forget that the Soviet Union paid an enormous price of 27 million lives for that great victory."

However, Putin also warned about making any compromises with terrorism.

"We shall not only remember the past but also be aware of all the threats of the modern world," he said. "Terrorism is among them and it is no less dangerous and cunning than fascism. And it is equally cruel: It has already claimed thousands of innocent lives."

With little emotion, Putin said the Holocaust showed just as "there were no 'good' and 'bad' fascists, there cannot be 'good' and 'bad' terrorists. Any double standards here are absolutely unacceptable and deadly dangerous for the civilization."

Toward the close of the ceremony and as darkness started to fall, the chief rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar, presented Putin
and the Polish president, Aleksander Kwasniewski, each with a special medal. The rabbi praised Russia's role in liberating Auschwitz and liberating Europe from fascism and praised Poland for improving its ties with its small Jewish community and in hosting the ceremony.

Earlier at the Juliusz Slowackiego theater, Putin, who was one of the main speakers along with Cheney, Kwasniewski and President Moshe Katzav of Israel, won long applause after he acknowledged the persistence of anti-Semitism in Russia.

"Even in our country, in Russia, which did more than any to combat fascism, did most to save the Jews, even in our country, we sometimes unfortunately see manifestations of this problem and I, too, am ashamed of that," said Putin.

He was referring to a letter, recently signed by 500 Russians, including nationalist members of the Duma, demanding that all Jewish organizations be outlawed and officials who supported them be punished. The letter also accused Jews of fomenting ethnic hatred and provoking anti-Semitism.

"Anti-Semitism has returned to Russia," said Moshe Kantor, chairman of the board of governors of the European Jewish Congress and one of the main organizers of the anniversary ceremonies.  Kantor, a Russian industrialist specializing in the aeronautics and space, said in an interview there existed in Russia "a consortium of economic and political interests" behind the letter. It was no coincidence the letter had been drawn up just before the Auschwitz anniversary, he added.


The ceremonies Thursday began with a forum organized by the European Jewish Congress that brought together young people from around the world, Auschwitz survivors and former Soviet soldiers who freed the camp.

Anatoly Shapiro, who commanded the Russian unit that captured Auschwitz 60 years ago, won loud applause when he said: "I would like to say to all the people of the earth: Unite, and do not permit this evil that was committed."

Shapiro, 92, had made a recorded video since he was too ill to travel from his home in New York.

Three other former Soviet soldiers, their suit jackets decorated with medals and ribbons, stood in a theater box to take applause and then appeared on stage where Kwasniewski presented them with medals.

Kwasniewski said the lessons learned from Auschwitz had to be constantly repeated and not only during special ceremonies.

"The world has not always heeded the sad lesson of Nazi crimes," he said, vowing to "ensure that future generations never forget."

Kwasniewski had earlier said on Polish radio: "When I see ethnic purges in the Balkans or what is happening in some African countries, I have to note that, unfortunately, the message of Auschwitz has not been heeded.

"We must constantly remind each other of the message, not only when there are ceremonies like the one today."

In Strasbourg, France, the European Parliament president, Josep Borrell, said it was important never to forget what happened during World War II, when the Nazi regime under Adolf Hitler killed millions of Jews, homosexuals, Slavs, Gypsies and handicapped people.

"Everyone is surprised such a thing happened, but it did," Borrell said. "It's difficult to pay just memory to it. It is a battle against the weakness of memory, something which should never happen again. "If we forget history, we are condemned to repeat it."
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Re: putin is the victim of the jews
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2005, 08:33:15 PM »
interestingly, at aushwitz, putin never mentioned the jews murdered there, even as he recieved his medal.

the gifting of that medal is causing a lot of trouble within jewish political circles all over the world, as it was granted by one 'orthodox' sect which has managed to make a lot of money and gain a lot of power in russia at the expense of the larger remaining jewish community.
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2005, 09:08:46 PM »
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 ...as he recieved his medal.


What was the medal for?

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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2005, 09:17:54 PM »
Thank you for the articles, Pushkina. It's unfortunate that so many have not learned from the past; the resurgence of anti-semitism world wide is a testament to this. Today, anti-semitism is not only a trait of far right-wing extremists, but it is has also found support among many "salon intellectuals." Not only that, but it seems that its causes are now not just ethnic or religious, but political. There really is cause for concern; the infamous UN conference against "racism" in Durban is just one example of how accepted this vile behavior has become. Even my home town (population is something like 230,000) had a Synagogue firebombed last year.

But, I remain hopeful!

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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2005, 09:20:55 PM »
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Wow.

A few days ago, I was talking to a lady formerly from St Petersburg who still has relatives there. She said that the latest news have been that vandals have been desecrating Jewish cemeteries, but in order to avoid going to prison if caught, instead of the usual derogatory terms they graffiti "Partisans" on the tombstones! The tombstones are desecrated, but if they get caught, it is all only considered a prank instead of a crime because of this terminology, so they won't go to jail. If you ask me, these people are not mentally disturbed, they know exactly what they are doing.

This whole thing seems so eerily familiar, almost like history repeating itself - a country with depressed economy, people feeling like they have been dealt the short end of the stick, feeling "patriotic" and looking for scapegoats - lashing out at an easy target group. All they need is a racist/antisemitic charismatic leader. Many people thought this couldn't happen 70 years ago in a civilized country like Germany, but it most certainly did.  


This is a valid point! I will be looking for more news from Russia and more information on this very unsavory situation!
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2005, 09:47:17 PM »
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Today, anti-semitism is not only a trait of far right-wing extremists, but it is has also found support among many "salon intellectuals." Not only that, but it seems that its causes are now not just ethnic or religious, but political. There really is cause for concern; the infamous UN conference against "racism" in Durban is just one example of how accepted this vile behavior has become. Even my home town (population is something like 230,000) had a Synagogue firebombed last year.

But, I remain hopeful!


Ummm.... JM?
Is not always agreeing with the political machinations of Sharon now considered anti semetic?

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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2005, 10:05:08 PM »
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Ummm.... JM?
Is not always agreeing with the political machinations of Sharon now considered anti semetic?

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NO NO NO and NO, rskkiya. I myself disagree with many of Sharon's policies. I am not one of those idiots that thinks any criticism of Israel is a sign of anti-semitism. Israel is far from perfect and it is perfectly valid and necessary to criticize the State.

However, it does degenerate into anti-semitism when you single out only Israel for unique criticism and hold Israel to a higher standard than any other nation. It is also necessary to differentiate the actions of the Country from the people, of which there are many dissidents. Unfortunately, lately we have seen acts of violence against Jews (note, not Israelis) increase due to the policies of Israel, a country which not all Jewish people call home. This is what I meant when I said that the motivations have changed; they are now political.

And please, rskkiya! Don't be so dramatic and don't jump to conclusions. My post did not insinuate that mere criticism of Israel was anti-semitic, that is something you yourself took out of it. If I recall, I did not even mention Israel or Sharon at all.

*sigh* You spelled intellectual wrong.
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2005, 10:16:23 PM »
JM
Wonderful! I did mis-spell it! So sorry, I was rather in too much of a hurry! :D :D
Laughing at myself!
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