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[casi] What Einstein taught Bush

Hi all,

... from by library of propaganda.



Jewish World Review July 14, 2003 / 14 Tamuz, 5763

What Einstein taught Bush

By Jonathan Gurwitz

Genius or not, the president certainly mastered a very important history
lesson that many of his critics either never did or are conveniently
choosing to forget | On Aug. 2, 1939, a Jewish scientist wrote
a letter to the president of the United States, warning him that a fascist
dictator was working on a project to produce a new type of weapon that "if
carried by a boat and exploded in a port might very well destroy the whole
port together with some of the surrounding territory."

The scientist was Albert Einstein. The letter itself was the product of
conversations Einstein held with Edward Teller and Leo Szilard, also Jewish

They met with presidential adviser Alexander Sachs, himself Jewish, who
agreed to deliver the letter to the president, Franklin Roosevelt,

The dictator was Adolph Hitler, and the weapon they believed posed a threat
to American and international security was the atomic bomb.

Shortly thereafter, with the outbreak of World War II in Europe, the
American administration  against popular sentiment  began supporting a
small nation under siege and its boisterous wartime leader with large
amounts of military and economic assistance.

Opponents charged that this lack of balance in U.S. policy would drag the
country into a war in which it had no truck.

Opposition rallies took place across the United States under the banner
"America First," led by popular figures such as national hero Charles
Lindbergh. Both on the left and the right, Americans demanded that the
administration focus on the homefront and economic problems rather than
pursuing a foreign agenda.

More extreme opponents claimed that American policy was being unduly
influenced by "international Jewry."

On Dec. 11, 1941, four days after being attacked by Imperial Japan, the
United States declared war on Nazi Germany, though Germany had not attacked
it, nor did Germany pose any immediate threat to the continental United

The result of this decision was that American troops were sent to Africa,
Italy and the shores of France, siphoning off critical manpower and materiel
from the war against Japan.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans lost their lives in the war in Europe,
millions more European civilians were killed. Cultural monuments were
destroyed and cities laid waste, including the baroque treasure of Dresden,
and priceless works of art disappeared or were destroyed as Allied forces
advanced on Berlin.

As the war drew to a close, Allied troops discovered camps where the Nazis
killed political opponents, artists, intellectuals and one religious
minority in particular by the millions.

But in the end, nearly six years after Einstein had warned Roosevelt about
the threat of the first weapon of mass destruction, Hitler had no atomic

There remains today a lunatic fringe of revisionist historians who believe
that the war in Europe was contrived by Jews, that the Holocaust is a hoax
whose primary function is to extort money from innocent Europeans and land
from innocent Palestinians, and that the true criminals of World War II were
Churchill, Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Truman, not Hitler, Tojo, Goebbels and

The advocates of such theories are normally recognized for the frothing
maniacs that they are.

But transfer such theories to the debate about the war in Iraq, and you'll
find them not only on the extreme fringe of left- and right-wing politics,
but front and center, in major newspapers and periodicals, espoused by
columnists, politicians and professors without any regard for context or the
ironies of history, let alone facts.

To read the fallacious charges today about the war in Iraq is to re-read
that history: that the war was foisted on the United States by a
neo-conservative Jewish cabal; that President Bush is a puppet of the war
Cabinet of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon; that the war was a diversion
from the real threat posed by al-Qaida and from more pressing economic needs
at home; that the destruction of buildings and artifacts has greater moral
bearing than the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent people; and
that the failure to find Saddam's weapons of mass destruction renders his
removal from power immoral.

Einstein, Teller and Szilard  three of the greatest scientific minds of all
history  were wrong about Hitler's possession of atomic weapons, but not
about his drive to acquire them.

Given enough time, or unimpeded by Allied and Norwegian commando attacks on
the Nazi heavy water plant at Vemork, Norway, Hitler might well have
developed the first useable atomic weapons. And the world we live in would
be a much different place.

Whether Saddam Hussein's regime possessed useable weapons of mass
destruction at the beginning of 2003 and whether the mullahs in Iran,
al-Qaida or Islamic Jihad have them today is less significant than their
well-established drive to acquire such weapons.

The day that useable nuclear, chemical or biological weapons are wedded to
the extremist, apocalyptic ideologies of Islamo-fascism is the day our world
changes, and the day that Einstein's warning to Roosevelt becomes a

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