Sunday, 19 October 2008

Spanish unique expertise on Jewish bankers' genealogy

Source: ADL report: "Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories Spread Globally As World Markets Grapple With Financial Crisis"

The Anti Defamation League has been reporting on "conspiracy theories linking Jews and Israel to the global financial meltdown". It compiled a snapshot of the "global anti-Semitic reaction that has emerged as a result of the ongoing financial crisis".

"Anti-Semitic expressions in response to the financial crisis are spreading in European and Latin American countries, with many appearing on Web sites as articles or comments from unidentified individuals who are angry and seeking to place blame for the spreading impact of the crisis. Some are accompanied by vicious anti-Semitic caricatures and images."

It is worth noting that in Spain, where anti-Jewish sentiment is among the highest in Europe (46% of Spaniards have an unvavourable opinion of Jews (compared to 9% in the U.K. and 7% in the U.S.) , remarks linking Jews to the crisis are not circumscribed to discussion forums and blogs.

"Spain: Op-eds making reference to Jews and the financial crisis appeared in diario El Pais. While the articles did not directly accuse Jews of causing the crisis, the comments section following the articles contained several anti-Semitic entries. One writer declared, "The crisis is not a financial problem but an economic one … it is what is behind this gruesome scene of savage capitalism of the Zionist students of Milton Friedman."
Additionally, several financial Web sites featured articles with anti-Jewish themes, including one stating that "Lehman's management board is made up of Jews who were only interested in results no matter at what price [and they always believed that another bank like Barclays, whose management board members also belong to the Jewish community, would rescue them, but this was not the case]. ("
An unparalled degree of expertise and business acumen based on genealogy:
("(...) Carlos Llagostera, socio director de H-Capital (...) 'Según mis informaciones, al consejo de Lehman Brothers, compuesto por judíos, le motivaba únicamente la consecución de resultados. No importaba a qué precio, y siempre pensaron que otra entidad como Barclays, cuyos miembros del consejo de administración también pertenecen a la comunidad judía, iba a acudir a ayudarles, pero no ha sido así'." (emphasis added))


Anonymous said...

What do you expect, Spain still has towns called Kill-the Jews?

Anonymous said...

If the advice of Milton Friedman had been followed and tight control had been exerted on the money supply(money being defined as all instruments of credit as well as currency) there would have been no crisis. It is a pity the anti-semitic critics of capitalism mentioned are themselves economically illiterate.