Leftist Columnist Glenn Greenwald Somehow Blames Israel for Ferguson Riots

Here we go again with a nut screaming about the Jooooooos. Glenn Greenwald, the columnist famed for coming to the support of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, has chimed in on the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, by hinting that Israel is to blame for influencing the police there.

This is nothing but anti-Semitic paranoia, plain and simple.

Greenwald cited an Iranian activist named Trita Parsi who claimed that “excessive police violence” in Ferguson can be blamed on the fact that the county police chief took a fact-finding trip to Israel in 2011.

Parsi tweeted that St. Louis County Chief Timothy Fitch studied counter-terrorism techniques in Israel in march of 2011.

Greenwald capitalized on Parsi’s Tweet by retweeting the linkage to Israel and noting, “St. Louis County Police Chief, in 2011, on visiting Israel to learn about police tactics from the Israelis.”

Of course, the police chief did not learn “police tactics from the Israelis,” but instead studied counter-terrorism. The two aren’t necessarily one and the same thing.

Further, the St. Louis County police chief in question, Chief Timothy Fitch, retired from the department in February of last year, so he is long gone and has played no part in the current unrest in Ferguson.

But just who is this Iranian activist that Glenn Greenwald so favorably cited?

Trita Parsi, 40, founded the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) in 2002 and some have linked his group directly to the Iranian government. It is said the NAIC and Parsi have served as lobbyists for the Mullah-led government there.

In 2007 a journalist asserted the above linkage prompting Parsi to sue for “defamation.” However, U.S. federal judge John D. Bates tossed the lawsuit noting in his decision that the journalist made his assertions in good faith and there was nothing malicious in the publishing of the story. Parsi dropped his pursuit of the case afterward.

Regardless, tying Israel to what is going on in Ferguson is so tangential that it borders on anti-Semitic paranoia.

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  • Retired military

    I haven’t heard Bush or global warming blamed yet. But I am sure it is coming.

  • GarandFan

    Greenwald – nice “fact checking”. Just another “useful idiot”.

    • Commander_Chico

      Warner’s the “useful idiot” by parroting state propaganda organs.

      Let’s put it this way: as a defender of freedom, Warner’s not worth the steam off of Greenwald’s shit.

  • Brucehenry

    Greenwald went off the deep end years ago.

    • Commander_Chico

      and everything he’s ever written about has been proved right.

      • jim_m

        Wow, how quickly they turn on those who stray from the fold. Chico calls Bruce a racist for for his criticism of Greenwald.

        • Commander_Chico

          No, I’m calling you a Jew-hater.

          • jim_m

            I think you are confused. You just called me an apologist for Israel an hour ago.

            Either I’m a supporter or I am not.

            You, however are a desperate bigot grasping for any reason to accuse Israel.

          • Retired military

            Boy talk about a pot trying to call a kettle black.
            Chico whose option e is “Da Joos”

        • Brucehenry

          I’ll live. I’ll note, though, that no one called me a racist in any way, shape, or form that is visible or audible to anyone who doesn’t hear The Voices.

          And I can see where Chico gets the idea that I may be damning Greenwald because he criticizes Obama. I do admit that most of the negative stuff I hear about Greenwald from the left is from Bob Cesca, who seems to hate Greenwald personally.

          • jim_m

            Chico implies that Greenwald was only considered “off the deep end” when obama was elected president and continued to criticize obama. So I suppose that is not necessarily racist, but rather racialist.

          • Brucehenry

            How so? He could as easily have said “= when a Democrat became president.”

            Neither he nor Greenwald mentioned race, Obama’s or anyone else’s.

            Only you.

          • jim_m

            LOL. Yeah right. He claims that Greenwald’s comments were fine until obama was elected. I suppose you don’t see the parallel to conservatives who point out the fact that before obama was elected they opposed a national health system but only after he took office this position and other conservative position suddenly became racist.

            Yet when Chico points out that Greenwald only became “off the deep end” there is nothing like that involved.

            I suppose you are right. There was no accusation of racism either way, it was just the stench of outrageous hypocrisy that I noticed.

          • Brucehenry

            So you have olfactory as well as auditory and visual hallucinations. Good to know.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            What is it with leftards and incessant projection?

          • Brucehenry

            Funny how the “he-who-smelt-it-dealt-it” rule doesn’t apply to yourself, huh, Jim?

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Why do you waste time and inconvenience electrons for the burcehemorrhoid?

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Pity, that.

    • jim_m

      The world is coming to an end. I agree with Bruce twice in one week.

  • jim_m

    Glen Greenwald, Chico, whatever…

  • LiberalNightmare

    Hmmm the Jews did it? My money would have been on global warming …. I mean climate change.

  • Retired military

    Leftist Columnist Glenn Greenwald Somehow Blames Israel for Ferguson Riots
    Are you sure that this wasn’t a quote from Chico?

  • Commander_Chico

    It’s not surprising that a state tool like Warner would attack Glenn Greenwald, a great American who is about the only writer focusing on the degradation of our liberty.

    • jim_m

      There is plenty of criticism of militarization of the police here. What is questioned is that idiots like you and Greenwald find it necessary to go out of your way to blame Israel for something that has nothing to do with them. The nation’s police chiefs are not beating a path to Israel to become militarized. The federal government is doing this. Only anti-semites like you are jumping on this because you can’t help but blame the jooos at every opportunity.

      • Commander_Chico

        Corporal Jim of the IDF Hasbara force chimes in with another anti-Semitic attack on Greenwald.

        • jim_m

          I think that we can conclude that if Bruce says that Greenwald has gone off the deep end that you have done so too, at least on this issue.

          Time to check into rehab and get some help for yourself.

          • Commander_Chico

            Bruce is perhaps influenced by the Obamabot propaganda against Greenwald.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            So pronounces the Damn Liar.

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          Damn Liar will pay the jizzra.

          • jim_m

            More likely to make a convenient conversion. I think Chico has a lot in common with people who sell little girls into sexual slavery.

        • jim_m

          The Senate will investigate the Pentagon arming of police. http://thehill.com/policy/defense/215274-levin-to-review-pentagon-program-arming-cops

          But Chico rushes to blame the jooos!

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      Nor is it surprising that a Damn Liar such as chica would cleave to every loathsome idea known to man.

    • Retired military

      Wait a min
      Warner criticizes Obama and Chico goes batshit crazy implying that anyone who criticizes Obama is a racist then Chico calls Warner an apologist for government.
      Damn that top is spinning so fast it is about to hit light speed.

      • jim_m

        Yeah, he’s sounding a little strung out.

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          ‘been having a bad online week…

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