by Kevin Barrett, VT Editor
The Larry Silverstein Award for Chutzpah Above and Beyond the Call of Duty has been awarded (unfortunately not posthumously) to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his recent statements blaming the “telegenic” victims of Israeli genocide.
Under the headline “Netanyahu says Hamas using rising death toll to make Israel look bad,” the London (UK) Independent quoted Netanyahu as saying:
“They use telegenically dead Palestinians for their cause. They want the more dead, the better.”
It seems the murderer is trying to blame his murders on the victims – and on those resisting his bloody crimes. Now THAT’S chutzpah.
The textbook definition is:
Chutzpah: the quality of a man who, having killed his mother and father, asks the judge for mercy on the grounds that he is an orphan.
So what do you call a man who murders a thousand people and blames his victims for garnering sympathy?
I think it’s time to re-write that textbook definition.
According to Wikipedia chutzpah has been defined as “‘gall, brazen nerve, effrontery, incredible ‘guts’, presumption plus arrogance such as no other word and no other language can do justice to…’ Chutzpah amounts to a total denial of personal responsibility, that renders others speechless and incredulous … one cannot quite believe that another person totally lacks common human traits like remorse, regret, guilt, sympathy and insight. The implication is at least some degree of psychopathy in the subject, as well as the awestruck amazement of the observer at the display.”
Maybe “no other language can do it justice” because no other ethno-linguistic group has quite as many brazenly psychopathic Netanyahu types infesting it?
The Silverstein Chutzpah Award Committee announced yesterday:
“By setting up the false-flag murder of three Israeli teenagers, slaughtering the civilians of Gaza, and then trying to blame his murders on the victims, who (he tells us) are committing suicide with Israeli bombs, shells, white phosphorous, and DIME munitions in order to garner sympathy, Netanyahu has taken chutzpah to a whole new level. He is richly deserving of the Silverstein Award.”
The Committee added that Netanyahu’s use of the word “telegenic” to describe the beheaded babies, dismembered children, white phosphorous recipients, and other Israeli atrocity victims deserves a chutzpah award all by itself.
The Committee announced that the Silverstein Award – a miniature replica of WTC-7 embossed with the words “pull it” – would be attached to a Hamas rocket and fired in Netanyahu’s general direction.
The Chuzpah Award is named for Larry Silverstein, the Zionist billionaire and close friend of Netanyahu who bought the condemned-for-asbestos World Trade Center two months before 9/11, doubled the terror insurance, then after 9/11 asked for and collected double indemnity for the “two separate and unrelated terrorist attacks: the two planes.”
This after he had confessed on national television to demolishing WTC-7, one of the buildings he was collecting on. Years later, he was back in court asking for $13 billion more.
Previous recipients of the Silverstein Award include Israel lobbyist Patrick Clawson, who made a speech calling for the murder of Americans in a false-flag attack designed to launch a war on Iran; and Andrew Adler, Editor of the Jewish Times, who called on Israel to murder President Obama for refusing to attack Iran.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He is the host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at Patreon.com and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); an audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.