Subject: Re Ahmadinejad "kidding"
about nuking Israel
Bart, you wrote,
> "So, Ahmahandjob is just kidding when he
says he wants to nuke Israel?"
I know you're busy, so I can understand how you
could have missed the
in the article you linked to:
As George Bush defended his Iraq policies last
month, he reminded us yet again of the menace
Iran supposedly poses: it is "threatening to
wipe Israel off the map."
This myth has been endlessly recycled since a
error was made of a speech Ahmadinejad
delivered nearly two years ago. Farsi experts
have verified that the Iranian president, far from threatening
to destroy Israel, was quoting from an earlier
speech by the late Ayatollah Khomeini in which he reassured
supporters of the Palestinians that "the Zionist
regime in Jerusalem" would "vanish from the page of time."
He was not threatening to exterminate Jews or
even Israel. He was comparing Israel's occupation of the
Palestinians with other illegitimate systems
of rule whose time had passed, including the Shahs who once ruled
Iran, apartheid South Africa and the Soviet empire.
Nonetheless, this erroneous translation has survived and
prospered because Israel and her supporters have
exploited it for their own crude propaganda purposes.
In other words, the claim that Ahmadinejad threatened
to nuke Israel is about as truthful as the claim that
Gore said he invented the Internet. However,
that lie has proven extremely useful to AIPAC which is
working feverishly to maneuver America into a
war with Iran just as IT (not
Big Oil ) maneuvered
America -- with lies -- into the Iraq mess.
Keep hammerin' -- but hammer the right people.
(Or do you dare?)
Eric, it sounds like you're saying Iran has no hostiliities towards
and this all boils down to a simple translation error - if so, I disagree.
I remember these religiously-insane handjobs back in 1979 and 1980 -
thousands of them -
walking the streets, beating themselves bloody with chains screaming,
"Death to the Great Satan,"
which on even numbered days was America and Israel got the odd numbered
Are you really in a position to give me your Nancy Grace Guarantee
would have nothing to worry about once Iran acquires nuclear weapons?
The problem we both have is having to depend on known liars and whores
for our news.
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