Sunday, September 26, 2004

Holy Zionist conspiracy, Batman!

If you're fond of theories which feature 'the Jews' controlling something (or everything, as the case may be), here's the story you've been waiting for.

Israeli millionaire to purchase 50% of Al-Jazeera shares

Israeli businessman Haim Shiban intends to acquire 50% of shares of Qatar-based satellite TV channel Al-Jazeera. The channel has gained reputation after the September 11 attack in the US; it has become one of the world's leading channels providing coverage of the latest news of the Arab world. The information has been reported Saturday by a Lebanese newspaper Al-Mustakbal with reference to Israeli sources.

According to the Lebanese newspaper, for the last several months, the Israeli businessman has been having talks with the channel's owner Sheikh Khamad ben Khalifa al Tani regarding this matter.

The offer has first been made to emir about six months ago during his visit to Qatar along with American ex-president Bill Clinton. The newspaper reports that emir took the offer seriously. Both men began negotiating. However, their talks ended after emir decided to audit the channel.

According to the newspaper, Shiban has purchased a portion of American company Fox for $1.5 billion USD. In addition, last year he's become a shareholder of a German company Bru Sat 1 for 225 million Euro. He also owns 23% of shares of second Israel's channel, reports RIA "Novosti".

Let's overlook the Pravda element to enjoy this prospect for just a moment - 50% of Al-Jazeera in the hands of a Jew. I can hear it now... the frothing, the ranting, the wailing and moaning. Isn't it beautiful?

Assuming this is Haim Saban, half-owner of Fox Family Worldwide, things may be a little less rosy than that image. True, he moved to Israel young and served in the IDF, but whats he been doing since then? After a few years in France, he shuffled over to California where he's been shovelling out campaign contributions. So far this year he and his wife have racked up over $100k to Democratic congressional general funds, and nearly another $60k to Democratic nominee hopefuls and both House and Senate Democratic congressmen across the nation (Ed Markey, Tom Daschle, Evan Bayh, Wesley Clark, Harry Reid, Patty Murray, John Edwards, John Kerry, Dick Gephardt, Adam Schiff, Joe Lieberman, Tom Lantos, Pat Leahy, Jane Harman, and Howard Dean - although they hedged their bets with a max contribution each to George W. Bush).

I suppose that what this could mean for Al-Jazeera depends on whether he's just part of the traditionally Democratic Jewish base, or he's a genuine brother of the American Order of Appeasemonkeys. After all, he's no stranger to targetting civilians with atrocities - it was Media Group Saban Entertainment which unleashed the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers on an unsuspecting world. I'd be torn by a choice between a bomb on my bus and an afternoon of the Big Bad Beetleborgs.


Blogger Jane said...

ping and good morning

9:29 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Is this a hint that you'd like to see trackbacks here? ;)

10:12 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Not really- going ping is much easier.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Still more trouble than you need to go through. It's not like there's a chance that I won't see it anyway. ;)

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

andy said....

In the best ever "blame the Jews" for everyting category that I've ever heard was in the Washington Times today.

At a couscous festival in San vito Lo Capo Italy, Palestinian delegate Mohammed Kebal complained to reporters: "The Israelis stole my land and my country, now they are even stealing our recipes. The hand of Mossad is at work here." This, after an Israel's Roaz Cohen was awared a special prize for originality in preparing the dish.

Geez, when real stuff like this happens, why bother to make up anything? I mean, how idiotic is this?

10:05 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

If I've heard a better one, it sure hasn't been recent.

10:50 PM  

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