BERNARD LEWIS : A PILLAR OF WISDOM?
Godson's comment is on Bernard Lewis, the academic British Agent guiding American Foreign Policy. Apparently Dick Cheney flew to a party being held for Lewis's 90th birthday where Cheney gave a speech (and I'll try to find a transcript of that). Lewis is currently Cleveland E Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton. Cleveland E Dodge was the son of Cleveland H Dodge, who was the biggest donator to Woodrow Wilson's Presidential campaigns in 1912 and 1916. Wilson subsequently created the biggest fraud on mankind, The Federal Reserve, and despite promises to stay out of WW1 sent troops to Europe. Cleveland H Dodge was also a Director of National City Bank, which was owned by the Rockefellers. So with this history behind the chair what sort of man would occupy it?
Godson reveals that Lewis worked for MI6 during WW2. Godson also reveals that Lewis was
"Born in 1916 to a Jewish immigrant father and an Anglo-Jewish mother, he grew up in Notting Hill, Stoke Newington and Willesden and first became interested in oriental languages when learning Hebrew for his bar mitzvah. He subsequently studied under Sir Hamilton Gibb at the School of Oriental and African Studies".So, is he still Jewish? If so, does this affect his views? Probably. I saw Lewis in a documentary about Islamic Fundamentalism and 9/11 about a year ago. Lewis still believes that 9/11 was a government-free op! And from what Godson has wrote it appears Lewis is unaware of the British infiltration of Islam through Hempher in creating Wahhabism to destroy the Ottoman Empire from within.
Anyway, the comment piece by Godson shows the respect that people like Cheney and Wolfowitz have for Lewis, and how Lewis is guiding American Foreign Policy regarding the Middle East.
A pillar of wisdom in the great Islamic debate
For years the US Government has listened to and learnt from the 90-year-old Professor Bernard Lewis
CONSIDER AMERICA the paradoxical. It is the most forward-looking country on earth, where one of the cruellest put-downs is “you’re history”. It is a youthful country, where the elderly are regularly dismissed as “old timers”. And its public discourse can be spectacularly anti-academic, with populist politicians railing against “pointy-headed professors”.
But yesterday, Dick Cheney — arguably the most powerful Vice-President in American history — commandeered Air Force 2 and flew to Philadelphia to speak at a luncheon in honour of a 90-year-old history professor. The event, hosted by the World Affairs Council, was none other than the birthday celebration of Bernard Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton and the last of the great Orientalists.
In the postwar era, perhaps only John Kenneth Galbraith among the economists, and Edward Teller and Albert Wohlstetter among the nuclear theologians, have enjoyed comparable influence. Cheney’s tribute is all the more noteworthy considering that Lewis never served in the US Government; his only stint in officialdom was wartime service in MI6.