- Category: Editorial
- Created on 11 July 2006
- Written by Howard Schultz
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|Starbucks' Howard Schultz|
Dear Starbucks Customer,
First and foremost I want to thank you for making Starbucks the $6.4 billion global company it is today, with more than 90,000 employees, 9,700 stores, and 33 million weekly customers. Every latte and macchiato you drink at Starbucks is a contribution to the close alliance between the United States and Israel, in fact it is - as I was assured when being honored with the “Israel 50th Anniversary Friend of Zion Tribute Award” - key to Israel’s long-term PR success. Your daily Chocolate Chips Frappucino helps paying for student projects in North America and Israel, presenting them with the badly needed Israeli perspective of the Intifada.
Without you, my valued customer, I wouldn’t be able to raise hundreds of millions of dollars each year to protect Israeli citizens from terrorist attacks and keep reminding every Jew in America, to defend Israel at any cost. $5 billion per year from the US government are no way near enough to pay for all the weaponry, bulldozers and security fences needed to protect innocent Israeli citizens from anti-Semitic Muslim terrorism. Corporate sponsorships are essential.
If it wasn't for you, I couldn't - through the Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah, an international network of Jewish education centres - sponsor Israeli military arms fairs in an effort to strengthen the special connection between the American, European and Israeli defense industries and to showcase the newest Israeli innovations in defense.
I couldn't fight against the global rise of anti-Semitism, the reason behind the current conflict in the Middle-East, by helping Aish HaTorah sponsor the website "honestreporting.com” and produce material informing of Israel’s side of the story.
Without your coffee dollars, Starbucks couldn't have donated an entire store to the US army to help in the “War on Terror”. I cannot emphasize enough, how vital the “War on Terror” is for the continued viability and prospering of the Jewish State.
So next time you feel like chilling out at a Starbucks store, please remember that with every cup you drink at Starbucks you are helping with a noble cause.
Chairman & Chief Global Strategist
Starbucks Coffee Stores
[Editor's note: The Howard Schultz spoof letter above has caused quite a bit of a stir. In the first month of its publication, it has been read by more than 100,000 visitors on the ZioPedia site alone, and republished on hundreds of blogs all over the world. Some readers were not quite sure whether the article was 'kosher' or not. Well, it is and it isn't. Howard Schultz never wrote that letter, I did. However, all the statements I made in that letter about donations, sponsorships, political views etc. - are based on factual Howard Schultz actions and quotes, as 1/2 hour of 'Googling' will easily confirm to anyone interested.
One word to all those professionally lieing Starbucks public relations smart-arses desperately trying to 'debunk' this facts based spoof. The question whether the money came directly from Starbucks or indirectly via its chairman is a mere technicality. If Starbucks doesn't want to be seen to support the Israeli genocide on the Palestinians, it mustn't allow its most prominent figurehead support it, regardless where the money is coming from a Starbucks expense account, directors fees or Zionist fundraisers prominently endorsed by Howard Schultz.
There is obviously a lot of emphasis right now on Israel's most recent brutal aggression against Lebanon and the Gaza strip. However it's important not to forget that the current events are part of a bigger picture, Israel's criminal social-Darwinist and 19th century style colonialist plans for the region, a Jewish 'Lebensraum' from the Euphrates to the Nile.]