Charles Johnson: ‘The Poop Libel’

Alternate title: Charles Johnson: “Israeli Press, Defense Analysts, Others, Everyone, You, Him, The Little Men Who Live in the TV — Anti-Semitic.”

The sad decline continues at Johnson’s boutique hate site, Little Green Footballs — although apparently not yet avalanchingly enough for a full medical intervention.

Above: Johnson, with a camera angle that doesn’t make him
look like an animate bowling pin in moist Ralph Lauren.

First, here’s the original item, spied with sharp eyes by LGF’s cotillion of whooping item-spiers. From yesterday’s Guardian:

Doctors in Gaza have reported previously unseen injuries from Israeli weapons that cause severe burning and deep internal wounds often resulting in amputations or death.

The injuries were first seen in July, when the Israeli military launched a series of operations in Gaza following the capture of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants.

Doctors said that, unlike traditional combat injuries from shells or bullets, there were no large shrapnel pieces found in the patients’ bodies and there appeared to be a “dusting” on severely damaged internal organs.

“Bodies arrived severely fragmented, melted and disfigured,” said Jumaa Saqa’a, a doctor at Shifa hospital, the main casualty hospital in Gaza City. “We found internal burning of organs, while externally there were minute pieces of shrapnel. When we opened many of the injured people we found dusting on the internal organs.”

It is not clear whether the injuries come from a new weapon. The Israeli military declined to detail the weapons in its arsenal, but denied reports that the injuries came from a Dense Inert Metal Explosive (Dime), a new experimental weapon that causes a powerful blast but in a localised area. The Dime, while causing severe injuries to its target, is intended to limit what the defence industry calls “collateral damage.”

Now here’s Johnson’s post at Little Green Footballs:

Guardian Spreads Blood Libel

The sickest, most repulsive antisemitic tactic of the Israel-haters is the blood libel, and in this Guardian excrescence Rory McCarthy repeats the absurd noxious claims of a new horrific Israeli secret super-weapon that causes (gasp) “dustingâ€? on the internal organs…

Let’s remove the irrational raving and see what results:

The sickest, most repulsive antisemitic tactic of the Israel-haters is the blood libel, and [I]n this Guardian excrescence [article] Rory McCarthy repeats the absurd noxious claims of a new horrific Israeli secret super-weapon that causes (gasp) [severe burns and trauma and] “dustingâ€? on the internal organs…

Not bad, but now let’s grab some cites from DefenseTech and confirming that such a weapon exists. Now let’s add a cite from Haaretz:

An investigative report to be aired on Italian television Wednesday raises the possibility that Israel has used an experimental weapon in the Gaza Strip in recent months, causing especially serious physical injuries, such as amputated limbs and severe burns.

The weapon is similar to one developed by the U.S. military, known as DIME, which causes a powerful and lethal blast, but only within a relatively small radius.

So. Let’s restore Charles’s post, only without the stuff that clearly doesn’t belong there (i.e., actual, cited information from the Israeli press and defense-industry bulletins):

Guardian Spreads Blood Libel

The sickest, most repulsive antisemitic tactic of the Israel-haters is the blood libel, and this excrescence repeats the absurd noxious claims of a new horrific Israeli secret super (gasp).


This is the ‘poop libel’: The notion that Jews and gentiles who are morally-grounded supporters of Israel are easily manipulated by neo-Fascist ranters like Charles Johnson, who jump up and down throwing poop all over the place, substituting terms like ‘Israel’ for those in the original German.

Above: Good for those long bike rides, which somehow never
leave Chazmo looking any less like a giant mutton spindle
from some Brobdingnagian kebab shop.


Comments: 56


I can’t wait for the posts when they realize the weapons are real.

“WOOOOHHOOOOOO!!!!11!! This’ll teach those towelheads to respect their betters!!!!11!!!1 Reason #157 why the islamofascists better get with the programs, or maybe we’ll dust their organs!”


The funny thing is, you know a lot of the minions are probably gun nuts, the kind that buy Guns & Ammo and are quite up to date on all the latest weaponry. My roommate happens to qualify (only the gun nut part) and when I ask him about DIME I’ll bet he’s already heard of it.


You sort of have to wonder if Chuckles even knows what “blood libel” means. Suggesting the Israeli Army is using a new weapon with unusual effects on the body is a far cry from accusing Jews of performing human sacrifice and using human (preferably Christian baby) blood in dark rituals.


Chuckles specializes in Hatorade, so his “blood libel” hyperbole makes perfect sense in his rage diseased noggin’.


Charles Johnson: The Micahel Bay of the blogosphere.


For some reason, that picture reminds of the anti-littering ad from the 70’s with the crying Indian.


it’s the blood libel libel all over again. it gets really tiresome. my personal favorite example is over the sabra and shatilla massacres, when the israeli government accused people who held the idf responsible of spreading, altogether now, a blood libel against the israeli people. and then they did a commission thing, and what do you know, it found the idf was responsible. i think it’s some kind of a tic with rabid israel supporters. first the knees jerk, then the tongue forms the words libel.


Chuckles specializes in Hatorade, so his “blood libel� hyperbole makes perfect sense in his rage diseased noggin’.

[Pic added]


Fuck Israel.

…Says the longtime right-wing troll, hoping the searchbots find it.


Race trolling message boards is so 1997. No wonder you got run over by the Dump Truck, fannie.


“Giant Mutton Spindle” is possibly the best thing I’ve heard all day.

That’s going into the insult rotation.


I forget whether it was Howlin’ Wolf or John Lee Hooker that did “Dust My Organs.” Maybe someone can help me?


shorter annie: fuck everybody who isn’t me.


BlueGuy –

Actually, it was Robert Johnson with “I Believe I’ll Dust My Organs.”

An excerpt:

I’m goin’ get up in the mornin’, I believe I’ll dust my organs
I’m goin’ get up in the mornin’, I believe I’ll dust my organs
Girlfriend, the Israeli you blood libeling, girlfriend can get my DIME

I’m gon’ write a blog post, telephone every wingnut I know
I’m gon’ write a blog post, telephone every wingnut I know
If I can’t find her on the West Bank, she must be in East Timor I know


those people in Gaza are so anti-semitic, what with their getting killed and all.


Giant Mutton Spindle

Ooh, Chucky Gyros with tzatziki!!!1!

At least, that’s the mental image I prefer over the colloquial synonym for “big beefy burrito”…


Didn’t Mississippi John Hurt cut a song way back when called “Goin’ Up The Country And Dust My Organs Red”?


Fuck you too, Gavin. 🙂


Oh annie, you giant mutton spindle.


I’m confused. Help me out here. I THINK he’s saying: “It’s ok with me if Israel uses Cluster Bombs, Guided Missiles, Aerial Bombs, Unguided Artillery Rockets, Airborne Autocannon, Artillery, Tanks, Grenades, Mortars, Machine Guns, Small Arms, Sniper Rifles, Bayonets and Bulldozers to kill those damn brown palestinians who don’t have any right to live in palestine anyway, but by god if you even suggest that Israel used a Dense Inert Metal Explosive device then you are commiting the worst anti-semitic blood libel possible!!”

Is that what he’s saying? Because frankly, that’s insane…



We know that Israel must have gone awry somewhere along the line when it’s most fervent defenders are people like Charles Johnson. How sad.


Is “Giant Mutton Spindle” a new super-secret weapon created by those wacky Israelis?
It sounds deadly, and equally delicious.


MMMMmmmmm, blood libel. It’s really good with gravy.


Hmmm… pale, sallow skin, distant eyes, emotionless face… all this front-line blogging is finally driving him to shell shock, poor lad.

“secret super-weapon”? Wow. Hyperbole much?


Um, yeah. Could I get 2 mutton spindles with extra blood libel?

What size mutton spindle is that?

Oh, sorry. The giant mutton spindle…


Smiling Mortician

But you’ve gotta love the balls-out approach of these LGFers. They stumble across something with a key word or two in it and immediately all their circuits fire and they just drive it like it’s stolen. They are the Bo and Luke of political commentary. They are so wrong, but they are equally pure. They are pure wrongness and they fairly shine with it.

The Devil's Advocate

All joking aside, that picture looks really stupid. Johnson would have been better off greasing up and flexing his bare arms for the camera than adopting a “humorless zombie� pose.

…or better yet, since he’s obviously trying to look all manly and stuff, he could just whip out his junk and hold a ruler up to it.


Jeez, anyone read the comments at LGF to this post? It’s been awhile, but the swamp is as fetid as I remember it. It goes from the usual Johnson teabagging, to a realization from a few that such a DIME weapon exists, to outright approval:

Not sure if this is a blood libel as labeled by Charles.
Might simply be good friggin news

…commending Israel for using it:

It’s a weapon being developed to reduce collateral damage. It’s meant to save Palestinian lives.
Demonstrates their concern for protecting innocent bystanders who are used as shields by the bad guys.

…then back on track (re: the Guardian):
When the rubble stops bouncing after the Final Jihad we will need to reestablish the Nuremberg Tribunal in order to send assholes like these to the gallows. (Yes, I AM suggesting violence here.) It looks so much better than a straight lynching…
(Charles, If that’s going too far then go ahead and delete.)

After that it’s just the usual the LGF trademarked clichés about impaling Palistinian prisoners, killing “palis/lebs” and spraying pork juice on the border.

Freshly Squeezed Cynic

shorter annie: fuck everybody who isn’t me.

And then give them some orange juice in the morning.


And then give them some orange juice in the morning.

Oh, so now we’re back to the orange juice libel, are we?


I’m always a fan of people on teh internets telling me about “secret” stuph.

because, you know, if A) the Guardian wrote about it, and with say 10 seconds of googling you find out that B) DefenseTech et al wrote about it as well, and C) the club that would have you as a member (LGF) KNOWS ABOUT IT, it probably isn’t “secret”. indeed, the word used by the Guardian was “experimental”. that’s different than “secret.” it is LITERALLY a different word. different meaning. and yet the leap from the commented upon to the comment on it is so large (a paragraph of text) that no one at LGF would notice the difference.

what a bunch of maroons.


Charles Johnson is to reasoned debate what bleach is to bacteria.


Arabs are semites. So, if you defend Palestinians you are anti-semitic? Weird.


Did you ever notice that Chuckie looks like Cyril O’Reilly from Oz?


Fuck Geddy Lee.


And Fuck all ziganists


Giant mutton spindle sounds like a band name, to me.

“…And here’s Giant Mutton Spindle with their latest hit, “Don’t Spill The Tzatziki”…”

Yeah, that’s really all I’ve got to offer.


Fuck Geddy Lee.

Oh N0es!!! Geddy Lee is where libertarian music lives!!!!!


Y’know annie, sometimes i wanna love yah, sometimes i want to sell you to bedouin nomads.
Guess which kind of time this is.


Ummmmmmm……I don’t care?


And yet you still replied.
On the plus side, bedouins make amazing coffee.

Lucifer Morningstar

Though this is a tasteless joke utilizing the Palestinians, I mean no disrespect. I love all of god’s children, and want for them to hurry up and finish killing each other, so they can all come visit me at work… for all eternity. It’ll be special. Promise.
Anyway, on to teh joke:

Say what you will about teh Palestinians, but they have darned good brakes. They stop on a DIME.


I don’t drink coffee.


They won’t be asking you to drink their coffee.


I got a coupla oranges you can squeeze, though.


If the JDL consider most invocations of the holocaust to be unacceptably trivialising, what do they think of absurd misuses of the “blood libel”? Will they be sending a letter to Chuck?


annieangel said, “I don’t drink coffee.”

Oh honey, it’s just sad to be this obtuse in the face of a joke. If you were sold to a tribe of Bedouins, the contribution to rational discourse would be enormous.


Did that bitch just call me fat?


How many of you believe that 4000 Jews called in sick from their jobs at the World Trade Center on 9/11? Raise your hands?

The point is that this DIME business IS probably a lie. There is zero evidence that Israel possesses such a weapon, number one; and they have categorically denied having it, number two. And number three is that Charles Johnson has an excellent track record and is right approximately 98 percent of the time.

But of course you lefties always feel the need to jump in and take the side of the terrorists. God forbid that the Palestinians give up terrorism, right boys and girls?


Oh. They categorically denied it. Well. That settles that.

Because any time a government categorically denies something, it’s the last word.


There is zero evidence that Israel possesses such a weapon, number one

Except for, you know, the bodies showing evidence that a similar such weapon was used, as reported by the Italians who have numerous eyewitness reports and photographs. And the admittance by Yitzhak Ben-Israel, former head of the IDF’s weapon development group and current Israeli Air Force officer, that such weapons were used and what the rationale behind their use was. And the lab analysis results on wound residue showing unusual materials in line with DIME-like weapons and unlike the residue from conventional weapons. Now, nobody’s claiming all those are conclusive evidence or that the use of DIME-like weapons has been proven, but it sure as hell ain’t “zero” evidence.


The fact is Charles Johnson is an hysterical bedwetter.

herr doktor bimler

Jose Chung and his straw-man comment have inspired me to start writing a story for kids, entitled “The Three Little Trolls and the Big Bad Blogger”. It has progressed as far as the scene where the first little troll builds his man out of straw, and the big bad blogger comes along and blows it down.

Unfortunately I am stuck at the next episode — where the second little troll builds his man out of wicker. At that stage, I am finding it hard to get past visions of Christopher Lee in the role of Lord Summerisle, and Edward Woodward as the human sacrifice. Not to mention Britt Eklund. Suggestions are welcome.


I see Jose and Gary, holding hands as they walk down the coast line. As they look longingly into each other’s eyes, their words escape them, lost in the moment. Quite suddenly, Gary has an epiphany, and must share it with Jose:
“The fact is we’re wankers!!!”

Smiling Mortician

. . . at which point the O.J. Simpson Case guy comes along and the three of them build a new man, this one made out of an intricate macrame pattern, and they pray for Britt Eklund to blow on it/them but instead they get annieangel and . . .

shit, it’s been a long week.


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