Argentina Two, Anybody?

This morning, I received the following Fox News Alert in my e-mail:

The Pentagon says that 6 Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to Uruguay for resettlement as refugees

When I read the full alert in my e-mail (as opposed to the shortened version which I received as a text message), I remembered a very-significant historical fact: Nazis were given refuge in Argentina. Before I read the e-mail alert, I thought, “That [Transferring the Gitmo detainees to Uruguay] makes no sense unless Uruguay will take responsibility for the Gitmo detainees. We [The United States] don’t even have territory in Uruguay or its vicinity.” Once I read the e-mail version of the alert, the Argentina-Uruguay parallel came to mind.

After all, the 9/11 Commission Report states:

Mullah Omar is reported to have opposed this course of action for ideological reasons rather than out of fear of U.S.retaliation.He is said to have preferred for al Qaeda to attack Jews, not necessarily the United States.

Therefore, Uruguay is harboring Anti Semites just as Argentina harbored Anti Semites. Also, by the way, the United States hired Nazis to work for the Federal Government, despite that it had helped liberate Jews from murder camps such as Auschwitz-Birkneau and Bergen-Belsen. No wonder, then, that the United States would again turn to a mostly-European Latin American country to have them harbor some of the worst enemies of the Jewish people, both in Israel and in the Diaspora (including the United States, Argentina, and Uruguay, all of which have non-negligible Jewish communities. After all, recognized Jews∗ make up ~1.7%, 2%, and 0.3% of the respective countries’ populations.).

I defined “recognized Jews” in my December 3rd blog entry.

About the Author
Born in the Diaspora in 1990, Nicole Czarnecki didn’t even know that she’s Jewish until about 2008. As a Jewish Christian and an aspiring olah with more of a history than she ever knew and hope for a future of which she can't even begin to dream, she aspires to help others learn from their histories and build hopeful futures for everyone whom aspires to pursue tzedek and tikkun ha’olam.