Tak Perlu Kopi Jantan
Posted on July 2, 2010
…. but we can still settle it like Jantan.
Zaini Hassan, Cuit (Utusan Malaysia) dan Syed Azidi, Kickdefella
And we do not try to cover up by claiming, ‘itu pandangan peribadi so and so….’. In fact we did not even discuss about the past. If two stranger can sms, talk and eat together, why must we look back and think that we are still stranger?
Talking about looking back, Anwar Ibrahim just pop up… must be from the back (of my mind, hopefully).
And I am amazed for what Wolfowitz had told Washington Post reporter,
“What Anwar did was wrong, but considering that he’s literally fighting for his life — physically as well as politically — against a government that attacks him as being ‘a puppet of the Jews,’ one should cut him some slack,” Wolfowitz told me .
Anwar’s statement yesterday was total nonsense. But maybe we should not care about what Anwar told his Jewish friend. Itu semua pandangan peribadi, perhaps.
Or perhaps we should read this,
‘Anwar Ibrahim used to be the shining archetype of a Muslim democrat and a figurative martyr for liberty. That was before he showed himself just another demagogue, willing to promulgate and exploit conspiracy theories not considered polite in the West since V-E Day. Now, the best argument for him is that he’s the least worst. He’s not even that, of course — but it’s still a remarkable fall. Anwar Ibrahim may wish to blame the Jews for it, but the sad truth is that he did it all to himself.’
‘The proximate cause of Ibrahim’s descent into the foul rhetoric of anti-Semitism was his decision to exploit the government’s hiring of a Washington, D.C., public relations firm, APCO, to do minor communications work within Malaysia. Like many international firms, this one has done business within Israel, and even counts among its senior personnel persons of the Jewish faith.
Ibrahim has now effectively trashed his old friends in Washington and has used this PR contract as an excuse to spin a dark conspiracy theory of Jewish control, Zionist plots, and subversion.
Ibrahim’s lieutenants have charged, among other things, that the Malaysian government has “engag[ed] a company that has a close tie with the Zionist regime in Israel. Its advisory panels consist of former security chief of the Israeli government, and many of their staff are formerly from the Israel Security Agency,” and that “its operators in Tel Aviv have close links to the Zionist regime.”
Ibrahim himself has delved headlong into anti-Semitic theorizing, publicly alleging that there are “Israeli intelligence personnel in the Police IT unit.” Worse, he connected his anti-Semitism to his anti-Americanism, when he angrily denounced the Malaysian Prime Minister’s politically courageous decision to stand with President Obama and cut off oil supplies to an Iran seeking nuclear weapons. Ibrahim stood in the legislature to charge that the supposedly “Jewish-controlled” PR firm hired by the Prime Minister was, in fact, working to manipulate Malaysian policy on America’s behalf.
Ibrahim angrily demanded: “How can our foreign policy have changed dramatically,” unless Jews were controlling Malaysian affairs for America’s benefit? “Our policy on Iran shows how weak we are. Unprecedented in the history of our country, even Mahathir Mohamad himself never shifted in Afghanistan and the Palestinian question.’
Perhaps, some people just need Kopi Jantan.