It always seems Jews are getting outsmarted by Arabs and Persians, but you have to take into account how many more Arabs there are to carry a message (even of propaganda) forward. Also, Islam is far more single-minded than are "Jews."<quoted text>
No, this is not all together true. Jews do have a lead on subtle pursuasion and influence, but the failing market has more to do with the average American's greed, and most of those are Christians.
Moslems, some Arabs...those in Al Qaida can influence the market by causing America to outspend itself on contra-insurgence. Its been said amongst Jews from time to time about business, that the only one's to outsmart a Jew are usually Persians, but Arabs do it perhaps a bit better.
Finally, Jews are beset and beguiled by differences and most problematic for them, conscience. Not that Muslims don't have a conscience. In Islam it is ok to mislead if it leads to a greater good (salvation through reversion). They are saving souls.