1. “The Presidential Medal of Freedom” is of course a huge joke as I’ve noted previously on this site. This year however it is an even bigger joke than usual, though it might end up being a sort of poetic joke as well.
Among the winners this year – oh, did I mention that the Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Executive Branch’s analogue to the Congressional Medal of Honor? You know that award. It is the one that was given to USS LIBERTY captain William L. McGonagle in secret in the depths of the Navy Yard by the Secretary of the Navy so as not to embarrass America’s enemy Israel. Normally the award is given at the White House by the Israeli Vice President for American Affairs (IVPFAA) himself. But I digress.
Anyway, among the winners this year are Bob Dylan, who loves Israel to your death, Madeleine Albright, Shimon Peres and Jonathan Pollard.
Now I can hear you all bitching and moaning “Hey Mantiq, we can see giving it to Jonathan Pollard, after all he earned it every bit as much as Madeline “worth it” Albright and Shimon “Qana” Peres whose record as a war criminal is most impressive, but how could Bob Dylan be a part of such an august body?
Oh, and I can see a bunch of you all running to Wiki to see the names of this year’s awardees and saying “Hey, Mantiq, Pollard is not on the list, wtf?”
Let me deal with Dylan first. He earned it because, as this article points out ” he has influenced Israel for the better more than any other American Jew.”
Lenni Brenner has this very revealing comment:
“Bob is one of the most famous people on the planet. But his fame is due to songs he wrote in his leftist period. When he got into Christianity he discredited himself intellectually with 99% of Jews, from Orthodox to atheist. We may disagree on everything else, but we all believe that Christianity is a fairy-tale, and that any Jew who converts to any form of it is sick in the head. The result is that when he got involved with the Lubavichers, most Jews didn’t cheer, not even most Orthodox, except for the Lubavichers, who are ridiculed even by most Orthodox. We all saw his reconversion as another chapter in his mad autobiography.”
So clearly Dylan is a fitting recipient of the award.
Now, war criminal Shimon Peres will get his award in a very special away. Unlike most of the other recipients, he is getting his award presented during a “grandiose” dinner gala at the White House on June 13 in which somewhere between 120 to 140 big shits will be there.
Didn’t get invited? Be glad. Here’s some of those who are coming to dinner:
Mark Zuckerberg. Now you have got to love that. Mark Zuckerberg. That’s reason enough to stay away.
Also attending is Steven Spielberg. And thank Yahweh that Barbara Streisand will be there.
Michael Oren will also be present – he’s a big FAT FUCKING LIAR about the USS LIBERTY – hell just for that he ought to be an award recipient, but I digress. Israel’s ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro will be there, guess he won’t have to ask Peres if he is a Jew.
Joe “I am a Zionist Biden” will be there as will Leon Panetta.
Jimmy “Camp David” Carter is invited.
Who the hell would want to be anywhere near that crowd?
Well, I’m sure Jonathan Pollard would.
Grant Smith is pretty suspicious about all this and recently posted on antiwar.com his concerns that this award will culminate in Pollard’s release. He may well be right. (He seems to have the date of the “grandiose” gala incorrect, but I digress.)
So wouldn’t it be cool if the Israeli Vice President for American Affairs were to announce Pollard’s release at this “grandiose” gala? And wouldn’t it be even neater if Bob Dylan then came out on the stage and sang “I Shall be Released”?
I mean it just doesn’t get any better than that, does it?
3. Shas Party Spiritual Leader Gets the Chair (back).
Yeah, it turns out that Rabbibibibibibi Ovadia Yusef’s special chair with “special powers” disappeared from his synagogue in occupied Palestine. This sublime mystery was solved, and I am not making this up, when one of the synagogue’s managers confessed to having loaned the chair to a couple to be used as part of ceremony in which they were going to have the end of their baby’s penis cut off.
4. In honor of Michael Oren’s false accounting of the USS LIBERTY and on the occasion of Shimon Peres’ handing the IVPFAA a petition calling for the release of Jonathan Pollard on the very day that the IVPFAA is awarding the “Presidential Medal of Freedom” to Peres in the presence of Oren himself (man you just can’t make this shit up) , I present to you the link to the video below by Cat. This is another haunting tribute of hers to the USS LIBERTY.