Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters has found himself in hot water for recent comments in which he described Jewish-American billionaire Sheldon Adelson as a “puppet master,” called Zionism an “ugly stain” and blamed the Israeli military tactics for the death of George Floyd.
In a new interview with Middle East Media Research Institute, Waters condemned Sheldon Adelson — the American business magnate and GOP political donor whose net worth is near $40 billion— as “the puppet master pulling the strings of Donald Trump, Mike Pompeo, and what’s his name… the Ambassador [to Israel]…,” Waters shared, before incorrectly identifying Ambassador David Friedman as “Greenberg.”
“Sheldon Adelson is a right-wing fascist racist bigot who doesn’t understand the first thing about the idea that human beings might have rights,” Waters continued. “Sheldon Adelson believes that only Jews – only Jewish people – are completely human. That they are attached in some way…”
“[He believes that] everybody else on Earth is there to serve them. Sheldon Adelson believes this. I’m not saying Jewish people believe this. I am saying that he does, and he is pulling the strings. So he has this strange – he thinks – Biblical construct in his head, that somehow everything will be all right in the world if there is a Greater Israel, which takes up the whole historic Palestine and the Kingdom of Jordan — puts it all together and calls it Israel and gives it only to the Chosen People…
“He is crazy. This is a crazy, crazy, crazy guy,” he shared. “Unfortunately. This crazy, crazy, crazy guy is also incredibly rich and has the tiny little – I nearly said the P-word that is used to describe the male genitals – prick of Donald Trump in his pocket.”
Elsewhere in the interview Roger Waters indirectly blamed the Israel Defense Force for the death of George Floyd, claiming that they invented the technique of kneeling on necks.
“That is an Israeli technique, taught to the militarized police forces of the U.S.A. by Israeli experts,” he explained. “The Americans have been flying over to the United States, to teach them how to murder the blacks because they have seen how efficient the Israelis have been at murdering Palestinians in the occupied territories by using those techniques,” Waters alleged.
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“And they are proud of it. They are proud of it. The Israelis are proud of it. They go: ‘Look how good we are at this, you can learn…’”
Waters added, “Zionism is an ugly stain, and it needs to be gently removed by us.”
Roger Waters has been an outspoken critic of Israel and fervent supporter of Palestine of years. As Consequence of Sound note, Waters previously described Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people as an “apartheid” and “ethnic cleansing,” likening Israel to Nazi Germany.