FACT #1 By his one and only talent - smooth talking, Anwar Ibrahim has managed to endear himself and propped up by many in the "western democracies", especially those in the most important and mother of them all, the United States of America.
Fact #2 Israel, through powerful Jewish lobby groups like the ADL, B'Nai B'Rith and AIPAC et al, has the unequivocal and undivided support of any US administration, Republican or Democrat.
Fact #3 The United States of America is the most powerful country in the world, economically arguably and militarily unquestionably, and by extension makes Israel it's most influential ally in the world.
Fact #4 No matter what the smooth talker says, the all believing and faithful supporters in and outside his party, will always accept his words as gospel truth.
Fact #5 Anwar Ibrahim has only one obsession and mission in his life, to be the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Ever since the disgraceful sacking of his Deputy Prime Ministership from the Barisan Nasional Government, Anwar Ibrahim will say and do anything to achieve his crazed obsession.
To this end he was willing to gamble away his prized support of the "western democracies" with the reckless APCO 1Israel and Israeli infiltration of the Malaysian Police allegation,
The Jewish lobby response was swift.
The powerful B'Nai B'Rith in a statement to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations demanded,
"In light of the role that Ibrahim has played in the resurgence of anti-Semitic polemics in Malaysian politics, we ask that U.S. officials suspend their ties with Anwar Ibrahim. A purveyor of anti-Jewish hatred such as Ibrahim should not enjoy the measure of legitimacy that a positive relationship with the United States would confer upon him."The result of which even Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, cancelled an appointment with the smooth talker.
Even then, there still remain some semblance of apologetic support for the smooth talker's recklessness. (see link Fact#1)
Anwar may have even sealed his fate, in this Redstate article as a radical Muslim,
"I’m on the record having a low opinion of Anwar Ibrahim, but that’s only because he’s a virulent anti-Semite with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood who formed an opposition coalition in his country by recruiting a political party best known for calling for volunteers to fight with the Taliban against the United States."with his support for Hudud.
That obsession to become Prime Minister of Malaysia no matter what, to the extent of risking and alienating his own ally in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition, when at first supporting Hudud and now his latest gambit in support of Israel, is ideally dealt with by blogger Jebat Must Die in his latest post, "Two faced Anwar Ibrahim and the infamous Wall Street Journal article"
But that is nothing new for the smooth talker, just before his risky business of the 1Israel and Israeli infiltration that earned the ire of B'Nai B'Rith, he is on record admitting unashamedly in A conversation with Anwar Ibrahim,
"AI: People do suggest that, but I quite disagree. Of course you simplify the arguments but the same arguments, the central thesis remains constant but the way you articulate it may differ. People say, Anwar you are opportunistic, how can you talk about Islam and the Quran here and then you talk about Shakespeare there and then quote Jefferson or Edmond Burke. I say it depends on the audience. [If] I go to a remote village, of course I talk about the Quran. In Kuala Lumpur ,and you quote T.S Eliot. If I quote the Quran all the time, to a group of lawyers, I am a mullah from somewhere.Of course, what ever or where ever Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim says his peace would make not any difference to his rabid followers, see Fact #4.
[Some] think because I do court [Islamic votes] these days they think I am a Islamist. [But] you ask the question -- is it true, Anwar, that you are sound and consistent in your views and you are not actually a closet Islamist? I say, Why do you say that? [The] six years [I spent in] prison is not enough? And they say no, but you engage with the Islamists, and I said yes"
Digressing, I find "remote village" in the context of the smooth talker's comment insulting. It implies those in the villages being ignorant. University students from "remote villages" and Muslim Bar Council lawyers please do take note.
When Malott, John R the neo-con meddler resurfaced, it at first surprised me, for I had concluded by Anwar's anti-Israel and pro-Hudud revelations, his neo-con connections would have, save for some like disgraced ex-World Bank crony Wolfowitz, all but deserted him.
Now it is certainly clear that Malott the meddler's resurgence was a precursor to that stunning declaration by Anwar Ibrahim,
"I support all efforts to protect the security of the state of Israel"You see, once you are critical of Israel and of their transgressions, you will be immediately branded anti-Semitic.
Helen Thomas, the American author and former news service reporter, member of the White House Press Corps and opinion columnist. She worked for the United Press and post-1958 successor United Press International (UPI) for 57 years, first as a correspondent, and later as White House bureau manager. She was a columnist for Hearst Newspapers from 2000 to 2010, writing on national affairs and the White House. She covered every President of the United States from the last years of the Eisenhower administration until the second year of the Obama administration. She was the first female officer of the National Press Club, the first female member and president of the White House Correspondents' Association, and the first female member of the Gridiron Club.
Madam Thomas is so highly regarded that she even had an award for Lifetime Achievement for journalists given by the Society of Professional Journalists, in her name.
Her criticism of Israel brought an end to her illustrious career.
The American journalistic icon and our own Malaysian icon, Tun Mahathir Mohamad, has been branded anti-Semitic for being outspoken critics of Israel policies and aggression against Palestinians.
Anwar will never survive once permanently labeled anti-Semitic by the Jewish lobby and that is why he has pledged support for Israel.
Did Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim's declaration of his support for Israel surprise me?
When former US Secretary of State and Nobel laureate, Dr. Henry Kissinger was inadvertently found to have made this remark,
“And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union,” he added, “it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern.”The ADL, that had called for the withdrawal of all ties and support for Anwar, expressed regret over Kissinger's anti-Semitic remark thus,
" Dr. Kissinger's contributions to the safety and security of the U.S. and Israel have solidly established his legacy as a champion of democracy " and as a committed advocate for preserving the well-being of the Jewish state of Israel.The Nixon Tapes should not change history's verdict on the important contributions and ultimate legacy of Henry Kissinger."See the similarities with the Anwar declaration of support for Israel?
Helen Thomas and our own Tun Mahathir stood by their stand on Israel.
Woman and man of principles.
This nonagenarian lady Helen Thomas puts Anwar to shame in the cojones department
All I can say is, not only would the Anwar Ibrahim say and do anything to achieve his obsessive dream to be Prime Minister, unlike Tun Mahathir, Anwar Ibrahim has no balls.