Saturday, September 23, 2017

Valerie Plame's Anti-Semitism

In case you forgot, Valerie Plame was a CIA officer who gained fame and fortune for having been outed by the Bush administration. Instantly, she became a hero to the left. Anti-Bush politicians used her as a cudgel to beat up Karl Rove, Scooter Libby and other administration figures. Because, all's fair when you are fighting Republicans. As it happened the person who outed her to journalist Robert Novak was Richard Armitage. Since he was considered a good guy no one cared.

She the incident Plame moved on to become a bundler for Hillary Clinton and has cast herself as a leader of the Resistance to Donald Trump.

The Washington Examiner has Plame’s story:

A young beltway socialite, Plame was catapulted to stardom in 2003 when her name appeared in a Washington Post column. While working as a CIA operations officer, according to conservative columnist Robert Novak, she had recommended sending her husband, a former ambassador, to investigate the production of yellowcake uranium in Niger.

The Left accused the Bush White House of outing Plame in the press as retribution for her husband's opposition to the war. (It came out much later that Novak had actually learned about her involvement from Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.) She was cast as a victim, becoming a cause célèbre overnight. She was quoted, booked on television, and handed a book deal.

Plame's star faded when Bush left office and she found other pursuits. Recently she was a bundler for Hillary Clinton's ill-fated presidential campaign and launched a campaign to buy Twitter in-order to delete President Trump's account.

Now, in a story you will not read in the New York Times or any mainstream media outlet, it turns out that Plame is a flaming anti-Semite.

Plame recently retweeted a link to an article entitled from “America’s Jews are Driving America’s Wars.”

Naturally, Plame responded by saying that it was an honest mistake. The Washington Examiner looked into the matter and discovered that it was all part of a pattern:

An especially embarrassing gaffe for a veteran intelligence analyst, the article in question asserted, among other things, that Jews "own the media," that Jewish people should wear labels while on national television, and that their beliefs are as dangerous as "a bottle of rat poison."

One doesn't need training in espionage though to recognize the bigotry of the piece. One also doesn't need to be some sort of covert agent to recognize the flimsiness of her excuse.

While Plame insists that she was unfamiliar with the source of the bigoted article, a quick search shows that she frequents the website and often shares its content. Since 2014, Plame has posted nine UNZ articles including one titled "Why I Still Dislike Israel" and another about "Dancing Israelis" on 9/11.

Think about it, a leftist media darling exposed as an anti-Semite. Who could have imagined that the party of Jeremiah Wright’s protégé and Louis Farrakhan’s protégé and Al Sharpton could attract and glorify anti-Semites. We are now awaiting progressive politicians expressing their outrage. You know, the ones who insist that all Republicans denounce David Duke and other alt-right figures. 


Anonymous said...

Yes, I recall Valerie Plame. She was CIA Chief of Station at the Tysons Corner Lord & Taylor.

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

Go to Google Images and type in Valerie Plame. What you'll see will tell you all you need to know about how seriously to take her.

As for the anti-Semitism, it's very chic these days in sophisticated circles. And sophisticated people are almost all Democrats.