Friday, January 07, 2022

  • Friday, January 07, 2022
  • Elder of Ziyon
Retired Jordanian Lieutenant-General Musa Al-Adwan writes frequently in Jordanian news media. 

His latest piece in Sawalief extends a popular myth about the Rothschild family.

Up until a few years ago, many historians believed that Nathan Rothschild had gotten early information about Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, and parlayed that into making a fortune in the British stock exchange. The story has changed from Rothschild being at Waterloo himself, to his having a network of people with swift boats to get him the news early.

The source of the story was an antisemitic pamphlet published 30 years after the event by someone who called himself "Satan." In fact, Rothschild did not get the information about the war until about the same time as other financial titans. The story of Rothschild making millions from the news was debunked a couple of years ago. 

Musa al-Adwan is not safistied with the already fabricated story. He adds a whole new twist:
There was a spy in the English army, working for the wealthy Jewish Freemason Nathan Rothschild in London.

After the battle went in favor of the English, this spy sent news to his master about the victory of the English army. Rothschild was the first to learn of this news, spreading rumors that the English army had been defeated in the battle.

The spread of this news led to a fall in the value of shares on the London Stock Exchange. The Rothschilds could then buy a large percentage of the shares at a low price. When the official news of the British victory in the battle reached, the value of the shares rose again, so he sold them at high prices, making a fabulous profit without any effort.
Complete fiction. But the lie is enough for al-Adwan to conclude:
The malice of the Jews in making money is rooted in their blood, and neither character nor friendship deters them from doing so, because they put their material interest above all considerations. The story of Shylock is but one of its models.
Just another example of antisemitism in a mainstream Jordanian news site. Nothing to see here.








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