Wednesday, 13 December 2006

Racists with nukes

It's alright, don't fret just yet -- they won't have nukes until March. Phew.

But in the meantime they do have a Holocaust Denial Conference under way, and they don't care who comes just as long as they're both anti-semitic and willing to deny history in that cause.

Who am I talking about?

Iran. Ahmedinijad. A man not just with nukes ready to go in March (or so he boasts), but whose boasts include wiping Israel "off the map" -- boasts repeated on Tuesday at the 'conference':
"Thanks to people's wishes and God's will the trend for the existence of the Zionist regime is downwards and this is what God has promised and what all nations want," he said.

"Just as the Soviet Union was wiped out and today does not exist, so will the Zionist regime soon be wiped out," he added.

His words received warm applause from delegates...
As Liberty Scott says in his own analysis of the conference,
Imagine if apartheid era South Africa held a conference on eugenics and racial superiority. This is the same. It should provoke protests, burning of Iranian flags and official condemnations from the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Iranian Ambassador.
It is the same except perhaps in three respects. First, the South African's weren't promising to wipe black South Africans right off the map. And second, the opposition to Ahmedinijad has been ... silence. And sanctimony.

Tick tock.

LINKS: Iran president says Israel's days are numbered - Regime Change Iran
Ahmedinihad hosts holoaust denial conference - Liberty Scott
Cartoons by Cox and Forkum
Nations disagree on Iran nuke sanctions - The Age

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  1. Nutjob chooses his words carefully: he doesn't say HE will wipe out Israel, etc., just "God's will bla de bla." Can you believe there are Jews at this thing? Yep, there are a small group of ultra-Orthodox wackos who believe it is a sin for Jews to have their own state.

  2. From the link Paula's provided:

    "Zionism, by advocating a political and military end to the Jewish exile, denies the very essence of our Diaspora existence. We are in exile by Divine Decree and may emerge from exile solely via Divine Redemption. All human efforts to alter a metaphysical reality are doomed to end in failure and bloodshed. History has clearly borne out this teaching.
    Zionism has not only denied our fundamental belief in Heavenly Redemption it has also created a pseudo-Judaism which views the essence of our identity to be a secular nationalism. Accordingly, Zionism and the Israeli state have consistently endeavored, via persuasion and coercion, to replace a Divine and Torah centered understanding of our people hood with an armed materialism."

    Yep, my invisible friend says that Israel is doomed to fail because he said so.

    The logic is oh so compelling.....

  3. PC said...
    [And second, the opposition to Ahmedinijad has been ... silence.]

    I guess that you mean John Minto, Matt Mcarten, members of the Green Parties (Keith Locke), anti-globalization lefties, etc,... ?

    If it was about some speech like a fart by George Bush, then all those mentioned above would marched down along Queen St protesting.

  4. Endorse all of the above. Paula, I was astounded to learn (in 1984 while working on a kibbutz) that these barking mad ultra-Orthodox Jews existed.

    Here they were sweltering in 'traditional' black garb that was fine in wintry Russia and Poland, but frankly absurd in Israel. I was told they speak Yiddish; their refusal to speak Hebrew is founded upon a belief that that language is sacred and should not have been resurrected.

    To briefly summarise, they oppose the creation of the state of Israel on a/c of the fact that they're on this earth to be exiled/persecuted. (My words).

    In light of that, I was told that (at that time) they actively funded the PLO. And like their Islamic counterparts, they must not look upon any unrelated (adult?) female. An English girlfriend of mine copped a gob - literally - when she accidentally bumped into one such delightful chap as both rounded the same corner.

    Coming as she did from a tough east London comprehensive, it was nothing compared to what he rec'd in return!


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