…by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
VT is currently the most effective intelligence source in the world. It was built out of contacts and friends around the world, some from the intelligence community, some from banking, some from commercial trade in wine, oil and gas, mining and other areas. Some, of course, from defense contracting.
Along the way, we picked up retired journalists, academics, diplomats and lots of aging spies. We even have an editor serving in the Russian embassy in Paris as well, rooming in with our “Jewish” bureau chief. It gets complicated here.
I preface this because we have a Jewish problem, particularly in Europe. It runs two directions. Of VT’s bureau chiefs, a significant number are Jewish. All are close personal friends and have been for years.
Those in Europe, particularly in France, have been under attack by those who demonstrate open prejudice against Jews. I won’t use the fake term “semites.” No Jew working for VT is a “semite,” and all of us know it and laugh about it all the time.
However, particularly in France, we have received government harassment at every level and are sick of it. I have a long history of working with the highest levels of France’s counter-terrorism and defense community and should be treated with some deference which rightly should pass on to our bureaus.
I can tell you this, the “powerful” Jewish community in Paris, the real one, has no power at all. There is a Mossad and Zionist presence there and that does nothing for Jews, quite the opposite.
This brings me to point number two. We also have Islamic sources, writers and scholars, some in France and elsewhere. They are deeply opposed to Zionist influence in France and Britain. In Britain, it isn’t a problem, there is freedom of press there and civility. London does have a powerful Jewish community where VT has powerful friends and we openly discuss our very real differences. It is refreshing.
In France, our Islamic brothers who may not understand the Jewish community so well but openly attack Zionist influence over Macron and his cronies, something all of us see too openly, are being attacked.
Some are academics, some have standing with French intelligence agencies having worked in North Africa and elsewhere. We are living through our own version of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” This is right out of “Mengele.”
They are being rounded up and some are being put in psychiatric hospitals and forcibly drugged for “Jew hating.” Anti-Zionism is not “Jew hating.” Jew hating angers me.
It is a disease, hate is a disease. Early on in Germany we began putting a Menorah in our window, one on a city square in one of Germany’s busiest Christmas market downs, each year. There was a reason for this. You can guess what that was.
Years ago in the Czech Republic (before the breakup), we established the first Kosher food distribution for a nearly non-existent Jewish population and, of course, produced the first Kosher beer in Eastern Europe.
VT’s primary rule is to stand against hate and prejudice of all kinds. In Israel, this makes us politically moderate and being moderates, we are labeled “Jew Haters.”
In France, we are sick and tired of Macron and his games, a petty stooge of right wing extremists and world organized crime. He is making life impossible for everyone, Jew, Muslim and, oh yes, there are French left who are neither.
You see, in France, it isn’t supposed to matter. To VT, Macron’s games remind us of the Nazis the same as Netanyahu’s in Israel, ethnic cleansing and race war. We recognize it, we aren’t idiots, nor are our readers. And so it goes.
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.
Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.