Thursday, August 23, 2012

How will the world silence Ahmadinejad and the Iranian defamation of Israel?

Mr. Ahmadinejad called Israel “a corrupt, anti-human organized minority group standing up to all divine values.”
“Today, confronting the existence of the fabricated Zionist regime is in fact protecting the rights and dignity of all human beings,” said Mr. Ahmadinejad, with a black and white scarf many Palestinians wear around his neck.(Quote from Dareini piece in Globe and Mail included below)
Calling the holocaust "a myth" and calling for the elimination of the state of Israel, is nothing short of a revisit to the days of the late 1930's and 1940's when Hitler did in fact work very hard to wipe Jews from the face of the planet.
Talk about an existential threat!
And for what purpose?
How can such contempt exist and continue to parade across the headlines of the international press without being considered and acted upon as a criminal "defamation of character" of the Israeli people?
Is this most recent statement by the Iranian president very little less than a formal declaration of war?
Is the statement sufficient grounds for a "crimes against humanity" defamation charge?
And is such a statement worthy of litigation by the World Court in the Hague?
When is the world going to be rid of this venom, venom that gives cover to other similar, and equally heinous threats on a smaller scale perhaps, compared with the impact an Iranian/Islamic attack on Israel would have on the world community, but nevertheless still heinous, defamatory and worthy, more of a legal response than a military response?
Of course, the answer is never; however, by tolerating the continual, excalating repetition of these "hate statements" on the part of a head of any state, is the world community not complicit in the poison they inject into the geopolitical debate?
What if, for example, another nation were to make such statements about our country, Canada?
What action would Canada take if we were to learn that our country, our state, our civilization were about to be wiped from the planet?
What action would the U.S. take, if they were to learn that their country were to be wiped from the planet?
What action can and will the United Nations take in the face of the most recent, and most vitriolic statement yet from the pip-squeek who pompously parades his blatant racism, bigotry and even military threats against Israel and its people?
And to learn, as well, that the IAEA is discovering that Iran has been "covering up" its nuclear facilities by tearing down buildings and moving much earth, before it will agree to IAEA inspections is just another sign of the depth of the hate, contempt and even virulence of the Iranian official position.
It is the Iranian leader's career and position that the world must remove, not the state of Israel.
It is the Iranian pursuit of nuclear weapons that the world must confront, not the state of Israel.
It is the Iranian lies, contempt and defamation and threats to the Jewish people that the world must confront, not the state of Israel.
And the clock is ticking!
Israel’s existence ‘insult to all humanity’: Iranian president
By Ali Akbar Dareini, The Associated Press, in Globe and Mail, August 22, 2012
Israel’s existence is an “insult to all humanity,” Iran’s president said Friday in one of his sharpest attacks yet against the Jewish state, as Israel openly debates whether to attack Iran over its nuclear program.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said confronting Israel is an effort to “protect the dignity of all human beings.”
“The existence of the Zionist regime is an insult to all humanity,” Mr. Ahmadinejad said. He was addressing worshippers at Tehran University after nationwide pro-Palestinian rallies, an annual event marking Quds (Jerusalem) Day on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.
Israel considers Iran an existential threat because of its nuclear and missile programs, support for radical anti-Israel groups on its borders and repeated references by Iranian leaders to Israel’s destruction. Mr. Ahmadinejad himself has repeatedly made such calls, as has Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Iran has denied allegations that it is seeking to build nuclear weapons, saying its nuclear program is peaceful and aimed at producing electricity and radioisotopes used to treat cancer patients.
Israel has been carrying on an increasingly public debate about whether to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Israel’s official position is to favour diplomatic and economic measures to persuade Iran to halt its uranium enrichment program, but Israel insists that Iran must not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons. Israeli leaders say “all options are on the table,” a clear reference to a military strike, if they determine that other measures have failed.
Iran has warned it would hit back at Israel if it is attacked, also threatening to strike at American interests in the region.
Mr. Ahmadinejad called Israel “a corrupt, anti-human organized minority group standing up to all divine values.”
“Today, confronting the existence of the fabricated Zionist regime is in fact protecting the rights and dignity of all human beings,” said Mr. Ahmadinejad, with a black and white scarf many Palestinians wear around his neck.
Iran and Israel have been bitter enemies for decades. Ayatollah Khamenei has called Israel a “cancerous tumour” that must be wiped out.
Tensions between Iran and Israel have intensified since 2005, when Mr. Ahmadinejad said in a speech that Israel will one day be “wiped off the map.” The Iranian president has also described the Holocaust, when six million Jews were killed by German Nazis and their collaborators during World War II, as a “myth.”






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