Valerie Plame Resigns from Iran-Deal Backer Ploughshares Foundation After Sharing Anti-Semitic Article
Has a past of tweeting out anti-Semitic views.
Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson resigned from Ploughshares Fund, a foundation that was a key component to the Iran Nuclear Deal, after she tweeted an anti-Semitic article that claimed American Jews drive the wars in the Middle East.
Last Thursday, Plame Wilson tweeted an article from UNZ.com that claimed American Jews pushed for the wars in the Middle East. People on both sides immediately pointed out the anti-Semitic nature of the post. She tried to apologize.
Typical apology by Valerie Plame for tweeting virulent anti-Semitic article: I’m of Jewish Descent and I didn’t endorse my own Tweet! pic.twitter.com/8t41wYjQEU
— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) September 22, 2017
The article, written by former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the CIA Philip Giraldi, explained how American Jews have been pushing for a war with Iran. He wrote that these people “have been very successful at faking the Iranian threat, so much so that nearly all Republican and most Democratic congressmen as well as much of the media seem to be convinced that Iran needs to be dealt with firmly, most definitely by using the U.S. military, and the sooner the better.”
Oh, the article gets worse. It’s soaking and dripping with anti-Semitism and anti-Israel hatred it’ll make anyone gag.
Which makes it hard to believe Plame Wilson when she tried to insist that she had no idea the article had nothing but hatred for Jews because she simply skimmed it. One look at the title tells a sane person that it’s anti-Semitic.
The blatantly anti-Semitic title didn’t tip you off? Really?
— Corin BarsilyGoodwin (@mamacorin) September 22, 2017
The title itself was anti-Semitic, you fool. You didn’t have to “skim”.
— E O’Neal III (@EONealIII) September 22, 2017
But this is not the first time Plame has tweeted out anti-Semitic views before.
Valerie Plame sounds awfully anti-semitic.. pic.twitter.com/MBbrcOWuMe
— Nick Short ???????? (@PoliticalShort) September 21, 2017
So on Sunday Plame Wilson took to Twitter to announce her resignation and once again apologized. She stressed that she does not have anti-Semitic feelings and feels “horrified and ashamed” that she has shared articles from that website.
Plame Wilson wrote:
While intending to underscore the madness around those fanning flames of war w/Iran and their efforts to kill the Iran nuclear deal I made a grave mistake and am deeply sorry for perpetuating any conversation that gives credence to anti-Semitism.
Actions have consequences, and while I have been honored to serve on the board of the Ploughshares Fund, to avoid detracting from their mission, I have resigned. I take full responsibility for my thoughtless and hurtful actions, and there are no excuses for what I did.
Ploughshares Fund condemned Plame’s original tweet. From The Hill:
“Our board member, Valerie Plame Wilson, seriously erred in retweeting an anti-Semitic article from The Unz Review,” the organization said in a statement on Friday.
“Ploughshares Fund condemns in the strongest terms what we believe to be white supremacist and anti-Semitic propaganda espoused by this site. The prejudices promulgated by this site are an affront to American values and human decency.”
Ploughshares handed over $100,000 to NPRA “to help it report” on the Iran Nuclear Deal and $576,000 to “the liberal Jewish lobbying organization J Street” to push for the deal. The Times of Israel reported that J Street “took out a full-page advertisement in The New York Times urging Congress to refrain from ‘sabotaging’ the nuclear agreement” and also ran ads on TV and built a website to support the deal.DONATE
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