Friday, July 08, 2005

Lefties and Anti-Semitics Still Pushing the Lie

Yesterday the AP wrote a story about the Israeli embassy being forewarned about the attacks in London, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netantyahu refuted the lie, but the Lefties and Jew Haters continue to spread the lie.
JERUSALEM – Reports that he received prior warning about yesterday's deadly London terror attacks "have no basis in reality," former Prime Minister Benjamin Netantyahu told WorldNetDaily this morning.

"Absolutely not. The reports are entirely false," said Netanyahu, still in London on a trip to address a corporate investment conference yesterday at the Great Eastern hotel near the site of one of the blasts.

Immediately following the attacks, media reports quoted an Associated Press story claiming British intelligence told the Israeli Embassy in London minutes before yesterday's explosions it had received warnings of possible terror attacks in the city.

The AP wrote it was told by a senior foreign ministry official that just before the blasts, Scotland Yard called the security officer at the Israeli Embassy and said warnings of possible attacks had been received. The embassy then allegedly told Netanyahu to stay in his hotel room and not attend the economic conference.

Setting the record straight, Netanyahu said, "When the first bomb went off, we were departing our hotel. While we were on our way out, the security people said there was an explosion near the area I was scheduled to speak. They asked us to go back and stay put in our hotel."

Israel yesterday quickly denied the AP story.

"I can tell you unequivocally the reports are false. Israel, including our representatives in London, did not receive any prior notice of pending terror attacks," Mark Regev, senior spokesperson for Israel's Foreign Ministry, told WND after the report. "The only alert we received was a call to our British embassy immediately following the first explosion. That call was routine, and was also placed to other foreign embassies in London."

Israeli foreign minister Silvan Shalom also denied the story, saying, "There was no early information."

The AP quickly replaced the original article with another headlined, "Israel 'not warned' about London attacks."

Still, scores of media outlets are reporting the early warning as factual.

Canada's National Post, relying on the withdrawn AP account, states, "British police told the Israeli Embassy in London minutes before today's explosions that they had received warnings of possible terror attacks in the city."

An India Daily article claims, "Israel knew and warned [the] United Kingdom of possible terror plots to disrupt life in London. But British authorities failed to respond accordingly to deter the attacks, according to an unconfirmed rumor circulating in intelligence circles. Israel is keeping quiet for the time being with a lot of pressure on them."

Internet bloggers also are hatching conspiracy theories based on the now discredited accounts.

An writer argues the Netanyahu terror tip-off is accurate.

"This isn't the first time that Israeli foreknowledge of a terrorist attack against the West has been raised by a reputable source. One has to wonder: why is it that these reports of Israeli foreknowledge come up with such metronomic regularity? With all that smoke, is there really no fire?" asks blogger Justin Raimondo.

For some, the reports are eerily reminiscent of claims made immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Scores of Internet bloggers and several media accounts claimed Jews received advanced knowledge of the World Trade Center attacks, prompting hundreds to take off work. The false reports were widely attributed with fueling anti-Semetic theories that the Mossad carried out the 9-11 terror attacks.

Why would the Left, and the MSM continue to spread this lie? Maybe because they are anti-Semitic? Or pro-palewhinian? What ever the reason, they have it in for Israel. The Left and MSM don't believe in being responsible or accounting for the truth, all they want to do is push their hateful agenda, and to hell with anyone that gets in their way. I am sick and tired of the Left spreading their lie through their buddies the MSM, and I am tired of the MSM thinking that they are doing it in the "public's interest". The Left and MSM have lowered themselves to the same level as the Terrorists, hurting the innocent. Scum sucking pigs!!

Mr Minority