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Op-Ed: Jews of the world! What the crazies think of the hacking scandal

By Alexander Baron     Jul 12, 2011 in Politics
After years of cover ups and collusion, the Metropolitan Police have finally been pressurised into a proper investigation of the phone hacking scandal, but some people are looking too far afield in search of the hidden hand.
No one should have any illusions about the reality of Jewish power, either in the United States or elsewhere. The Anti-Defamation League may whine on the one hand about the ever rising tide of global anti-Semitism, but on the other hand they boast quite openly of their influence over both American domestic and foreign policy. It remains to be seen if this power and influence extends into the Metropolitan Police, though what doesn’t remain to be seen is that anyone with sufficient lucre and the right connections can “blag” or hack whatever information he wants from the Met.
Police corruption whether for money, or for some supposedly noble purpose, is both a global phenomenon and nothing new. The Metropolitan Police has had more than its fair share of scandals over the years, from the Challenor affair of the 1960s to the Turf Fraud Scandal of 1871.
When Margaret Thatcher assumed power in 1979, one of the first things she did was award the police a massive pay rise. While this, and other more practical measures, appear to have made financial corruption less tempting, little or no progress was made in the fight against “noble cause corruption”, and during the 1990s especially the Court of Appeal regularly quashed convictions that had been obtained by tainted evidence including oppressive interrogation, or plain old-fashioned perjury.
The new and ongoing phone hacking scandal is only the latest manifestation of this, but the Met and the British police in general appear for once to be only minor players. Actually, this scandal is not so new, it was thought originally to date back only to 2005 with allegations that the mobile phones of the rich and famous had been hacked in pursuit of the usual salacious gossip. Nothing may have come of this if the first person suspected of being targeted by the News Of The World had been an ordinary celebrity rather than Prince William.
This led to the paper’s Royal Editor Clive Goodman being gaoled for four months in January 2007, which would have been the end of the matter if the guilty parties had their way, and it would be another two years and more before there were any significant developments in the case.
Now of course the genie is well and truly out of the bottle with the disgusting revelation that the phone of Milly Dowler was hacked as far back as March 2002. The first obvious question is how far back does this really go? The first such scandal of this nature was the ludicrous Squidgygate affair which dates to 1989, though it remains to be seen if there is a continuous thread from then to the present day.
The next question is who besides the News Of The World was involved? According to Hugh Grant, it was all Britain’s tabloids, but let’s be realistic about this, are we supposed to believe this was confined to Britain? Mobile phones have been around a long time; ordinary telephones have been around since the 19th Century, although the tapping of landlines has until fairly recently been relegated to the police, security services, and serious industrial espionage.
The latest revelations, that attempts were made to obtain the medical records of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s son are on a par with that of hacking the phone of a teenage murder victim. Gordon’s wife Sarah gave birth to their first child, a premature daughter on December 28, 2001; the girl died January 7, 2002. Obviously, this generated some interest in possible health problems their two sons might have; one has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, an intensely personal matter for any family under the circumstances, and one that should not be the subject of intrusive and clearly illegal surveillance and skulduggery in order to sell papers.
What, the reader might ask, has this all to do with the Anti-Defamation League? The answer is absolutely nothing, but according to the JewWatch website, Rupert Murdoch is part and parcel of this massive international Zionist conspiracy if not the spider at the centre of the web, and it’s all down to him and News International.
How much credence are we to give this claim? Well, Murdoch is first and foremost Australian, but somehow the International Australian Conspiracy doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.
The site’s homepage boasts a picture of Trotsky captioned “Zionist Leon Trotsky of the Zionist USSR”. Trotsky, the ultimate internationalist a Zionist? Haven’t they read any of his writings?
Among other niceties the site contains the Israel Cohen Racial Program For The Twentieth Century hoax. The fact that this was read into the Congressional Record does not detract one whit from its falsity. It was exposed by none other than A.K. Chesterton in the September 1970 edition of Candour as a fabrication of Eustace Mullins, and was exposed before that by the Washington Evening Star newspaper.
On the same site the reader can learn how 911 was a "false flag" operation perpetrated by the Mossad; the same idiotic drivel, usually blaming the American Government, can be found on a host of left wing websites and all over YouTube.
Fortunately, the non-existent Jewish angle to the phone hacking scandal hasn’t reared its head in the mainstream media yet, and hopefully won’t, because conspiracy cranks and bigots should not be allowed to dilute the potency of the forthcoming judicial inquiry with smears of guilt by association.
The one, really good thing that may yet come out of this is that many people – including the people who matter – are beginning to wake up to the reality of total surveillance. If it is wrong for the tabloids to hack into our telephones and to spy on us, then it is also wrong for the police and other organs of the state to do so without warrant and proper legal authority.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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