Is this legal???

Gawker reported today on an article in the Atlanta Jewish Times, written by the editor, in which he lays out Israel’s three choices for dealing with Iran. The first two are predictable Israel-Firster policies, attack Hamas and Hezbollah, attack Iran. The third choice takes a very terrifying turn; assassinate President Barack Obama. Here is how owner and editor Andrew Adler describes how option three would work:

“Three, give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place, and forcefully dictate that the United States’ policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies.

Yes, you read “three” correctly. Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel’s existence. Think about it. If I have thought of this Tom Clancy-type scenario, don’t you think that this almost unfathomable idea has been discussed in Israel’s most inner circles?

Another way of putting “three” in perspective goes something like this: How far would you go to save a nation comprised of seven million lives…Jews, Christians and Arabs alike?

You have got to believe, like I do, that all options are on the table.”

As you can except this left me pretty floored. Gawker describes a “nervous” Adler trying to walk back his comments in the article. He claims that he didn’t really mean any of what he said, and wrote it merely to see what sort of reaction he would get. Even if this is true, which I don’t believe for a second, I am pretty sure that this sort of speech is not protected by the first amendment. The rule of thumb when writing or talking about assassinating the President of the Unites States is that you will definitely be investigated by the secret service. As well you should be.

Now I can already hear everyone yelling “he’s a yahoo, he wasn’t being serious”. At best he is an unadulterated moron for writing that Israel should not take of the table the option to murder the U.S. President. At worst he is a warmongering American citizen advocating killing his own leader so that Israel can “obliterate it’s enimies” and make the Middle East safe.

If a mentally deranged Muslim person went and xeroxed their newsletter saying we should kill President Obama, or better yet Prime Minister Netanyahu, I guarantee he would be arrested. I guarantee that the news would not stop talking about it either. Of course we should note that only white terrorists are capable of being the victims of mental disease. I can’t remember the last time I heard of a person of color accused of terrorism getting off due to insanity. Before we write this guy off as a nut job, let’s keep in mind that our current President has been the target of
more assassination attempts in recent years than previous administrations. It is this sort of political language that has destroyed the environment in which diplomacy

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