New Poland defense minister in hot water over Jewish conspiracy theory

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Polish rightwing deputy Antoni Macierewicz © Marcin Obara
The Anti-Defamation League, devoted to combating anti-Semitism, has called on the Polish government to revoke the appointment of Antoni Macierewicz as new defense minister over comments he made over a decade ago about an alleged Jewish conspiracy.
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During a radio talk show in 2002, Macierewicz was asked what he thought of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a document which, historians believe, was forged in Tsarist Russia as a pretext for the persecution of Jews.

Macierewicz replied that he had read them and found them “very interesting.”

Acknowledging that there was a dispute over their authenticity, he noted: “Some say it’s authentic, some say it’s not. I am not a specialist. Experience shows that there are such groups in Jewish circles.”

The ADL national director, Jonathan Greenblatt, said earlier this week that even though Macierewicz’s statement was made many years ago, “it indicates a profound and virulent anti-Semitism.”

“We trust that you would not allow anyone of such convictions to be a member of your government,” he wrote in a letter to Polish Prime Minister-elect Beata Szydlo, Arutz Sheva website reported.

 

The ADL asked Szydlo to ensure that Macierewicz, whose name was submitted for the position of defense minister on Monday, “clearly and publicly recants and apologizes for his statement.”

“If he is unwilling to do so, we hope you will draw the appropriate conclusions,” Greenblatt noted.

Macierewicz, a former member of Poland’s anti-communist opposition movement, is notorious for controversial statements. He told the European parliament in March that Russia was to blame for the plane crash that killed 96 Poles, including President Lech Kaczyński, in 2010.

A leaked transcript of cockpit conversations in the Polish president’s plane meanwhile confirmed that members of Kaczynski’s entourage had pressured the pilots to land despite thick fog.

Dr. Charles Asher Small, director of the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy, has also slammed Macierewicz’s comments, describing the Protocols of the Elders of Zion as “the most pernicious form of European anti-Semitism” which “led Europe into the catastrophe of the Second World War,”to the Jerusalem Post.

Polish author Rafal Pankowski wrote about Macierewicz’s appearance on the radio in his 2010 book, entitled ‘The Populist Radical Right in Poland’.

“The political culture of Law and Justice seems strongly influenced by such discourse,” Pankowski told the Guardian. “It is a sad time for Polish and European democracy if the promotion of conspiracy theories is rewarded with high-level appointments,” he added.

Chairman of the Council of the Union of Jewish Communities Krzysztof Izdebski told the Jerusalem Post that Macierewicz later apologized for his remarks, stating that he “accepts with no doubts” that the Protocols are “false.”

The 67-year-old politician previously served as minister of internal affairs, head of the military counterintelligence service, and secretary of state in the Ministry of National Defense. He is currently the deputy leader of the largest party in the Polish parliament, Law and Justice.

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  1. These guys just don’t stop. No wonder they are the only group tossed out of over 70 countries. I am impatiently waiting for the next purge, and the next purge after that until they’re gone. Then we can rewrite His-story so they never existed. But who’s dreaming?

  2. higher “jewry” declaring WAR on Germany is what started WW2, not their claimed “anti-semitism”. their intent was (always is) to gut it from the inside out, financially morally and “legally”. anti criminal is NOT “anti-semite” and the moment they start up criminal enterprises their “faith” or “race” is NOT the issue, GOD does not approve of lying cheating stealing murdering criminals. who in their right mind wouldnt try to DEPORT enemies within the gates carrying out plans of destruction? if the protocols were so fake who was it that organized the killing of millions of people in neighboring Russia and Poland?

  3. “The real causes of persecution is the financial practices of the Jews.”- Henry Ford, Sr. This is obvious in IOWA’s Jewdiciary, case LACE126265, FIRSTMERIT BANk v Maria C. Roldan, a private individual who has been taken advantage of by corrupt Jewish lawyers and judges who deprived Maria of a substantial right under Iowa Constitution, Article I, section 9: “The right to trial by jury shall remain inviolate. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” There was NO TRIAL BY JURY. Scott County “Judge” Marlita Ann Greve is a PERVERT of Justice. She has also deprived my 17 year old son of the same in STATE v Greg Tennant, and my 19 year old daughter, IN THE MATTER OF PRISCILLA TENNANT. You Tube: LAWLESS AMERICA – Dr. Kenneth Tennant, [email protected]

  4. The protocols are a genius level, albeit insidious, operational mandate to effect the compromise, control, and decimation of Western European culture. Read it and assess for yourself the effectiveness of its implementation.
    I cannot doubt their authenticity, faced with the incontrovertible evidence of their successful implementation.

  5. This reminds me of an incident many years ago in a village council meeting.
    One of the guys said: “Half of this council is a bunch of dummies!”
    After this remark turned into a public uproar, he published an ad in the local news saying:”Half of the village council is no bunch of dummies!” Which doesent necessarily need to be a negation of his first statement.
    There are good guys and bad guys. Good Americans and bad Americans, good Germans and bad Germans and all the same there are good jewish people and bad jewish people. Period!
    And sometimes some bad guys stick together and are bad guys together…
    🙂

  6. They can conspire against ALL their neighbors, do the most heinous things BUT if you point out the obvious you’re an “anti-semite”! I’m sick of these people, totally.

  7. Somebody ought to email the FM a link to Benjamin Freedman’s speech at Willard Hotel in 1962.

    Any Polish guys on VT?

  8. A Basel, Switzerland judge who had to decide whether the Protocols were a forgery, noted in his address that:”yes, the Protocols may well be a forgery, but, of WHAT ?

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