Disloyal Americans Held as Prisoners of War?
Update: Wesley Clark’s deep connection to his family’s Jewish heritage likely triggered the general’s anti-American remarks.
JWEEKLY.com: Raised a Southern Baptist who later converted to Roman Catholicism, Gen. Wesley Clark knew just what to say when he strode into a Brooklyn yeshiva in 1999, ostensibly to discuss his leadership of NATO’s victory in Yugoslavia.
“I feel a tremendous amount in common with you,” the uniformed four-star general told the stunned roomful of students.
“I am the oldest son, of the oldest son, of the oldest son — at least five generations, and they were all rabbis.“
The incident could be a signal of how Clark, who became the 10th contender in the Democratic run for the presidency on Wednesday, relates to the Jews and the issues dear to them.
Apparently Clark, 58, revels in his Jewish roots.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts in the wake of the mass shooting in Chatanooga, Tennessee, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Democratic candidate for president in 2008 Wesley Clark said that during World War II,
“We’ve got to identify the people who are most likely to be radicalized. We’ve got to cut this off at the beginning.”
“I do think on a national policy level we need to look at what self-radicalization means because we are at war with this group of terrorists. They do have an ideology. In WWII, if someone supported Nazi Germany at the expense of the United States, we didn’t say that was freedom of speech, we put them in a camp, they were prisoners of war. So, If these people are radicalized and don’t support the United States, and they’re disloyal to the United States, as a matter of principal – fine, that’s their right. It’s our right and our obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict, and I think we’re going to have to increasingly get tough on this – not only in the United states but our allied nations like Britton and Germany and France – are going to have to look at their domestic law procedures.”
Clark forgot the United States has denounced the WWII internment of US citizens of Japanese decent. In 1988, Congress apologized for the action by awarding survivors $20,000 each for the unlawful violation of their Civil liberties.
Clark forgot that US corporations and the Bush Crime family backed Hitler’s NAZI regime with poison gas, military equipment and much more.