Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Leave the Nazis dead and buried

By Antony Loewenstein:

I generally agree with the comments by Muzzlewatch about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech in Geneva. Much of the talk was actually historically accurate and presented uncomfortable truths for the West and IsraelIran itself. in particular, but his Holocaust denial, aggression and defending of human rights was all a sick joke when one knows the reality in Iran itself.

My enemy’s enemy is not my friend.

However, do we seriously need this?

A day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s vicious anti-Israel speech at the UN racism conference in Geneva, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin warned of the dangers he posed in a letter to world parliamentarians, calling Ahmadinejad the second Adolph Hitler.

“This morning, in contrast to Remembrance Days of past years, we, the citizens of Israel, Jews all around the world and every man of conscience faced a new reality that we believed would never reoccur. A reality we had thought was no longer possible in a world that had experienced the horrors of the Second World War,” read the letter.

“73 years after the Berlin Olympics, yesterday the world witnessed the return of Adolf Hitler,” it continued. “This time he has a beard and speaks Persian. But the words are the same words and the aspirations are the same aspirations and the determination to find the weapons to achieve those aspirations is the same menacing determination. Unfortunately, just as at that shameful Olympic event, the world has again given him a platform.”

When will the Zionists let Hitler stay dead? Arafat was Hitler. Bin Laden was Hitler. Hamas and Hizbollah are Nazis. Now Ahmadinejad is Hitler.

Israel has cried wolf far too many times.

Mondoweiss has it right:

Should Israel be the only country discussed in an international anti-racism conference? No. (And this was never the case anyway.) Should Israel definitely be discussed in an international anti-racism conference? Yes!


At 9:26 PM, Blogger The Sentinel said...

This is not the first mass walkout by diplomats after Israel has been - quite rightly - branded as a 'racist' apartheid state.

We saw a similar situation in the UN conference held in Durban, SA in 2001 with the US leading the storming out - really some kind of unimaginably childish behaviour.

A conference is there to give an opportunity for all to voice their opinions and to react the way these countries have done is really quite, well, 'fascist' - and even worse, it was all contrived for effect as virtually all of the walkout countries had announced their intention to boycott the conference long in advance.

Does anyone really think that any other country - especially one as deservedly so - were to be branded as it was, it would inspire such a consistent and undemocratic approach from so many other countries?

At 3:31 PM, Blogger Gert said...

"Does anyone really think that any other country - especially one as deservedly so - were to be branded as it was, it would inspire such a consistent and undemocratic approach from so many other countries?"


What's with the quote - unquote around the word racist? The term is a misnomer but its meaning is well understood. Languages are full of misnomers, mostly relics from the past, but as long as meaning is well established that's not a problem.

By using quote marks you diminish the strength by lightly ironising the word.

At 5:49 PM, Blogger The Sentinel said...

I put it in quotation marks because not only is it a misnomer, but it is also a A Marxist PC invention and device - alomg with the other 'ists' and 'isms'

At 7:00 PM, Blogger Gert said...

You attribute many of these 'isms' to 'Marxist PC' when in fact quite a few were invented by conservatives. 'Multiculturalism', as a term, was invented to make it sound like an ideology. In reality the mixing of cultures has been going on since the dawn of mankind.

At 7:42 PM, Blogger The Sentinel said...

Trust me, the 'ists' and 'isms' are most certainly the product of the Marxist PC device.

I have gone into it, including its history, in some length in these previous posts:



At 7:46 PM, Blogger Gert said...

These links are truncated. Create live links.

At 8:41 PM, Blogger Emmanuel said...

This year I think Israeli leaders talked about Ahmedinijad during Holocaust Memebrance Day ceremonies more than they actually talked about the Holocaust. The way they went overboard and all mentioned Iran's rat-faced leader made Israel look hysterical.

At 9:13 PM, Blogger The Sentinel said...

They still get you there! But OK:


At 12:15 PM, Blogger Gert said...


O-kay. Here we go again with that Cultural Marxism of yours...


Israel and the US should simply have attended and defended their viewpoints. Instead Israel attends but 'outside', thereby drawing even more attention to itself. And the US? Despite a brilliantly 'colour blind' Constitution it has some racial issues, like most countries. To not attend to 'protect' Israel seems real cowardly, reinforces if not proves the Lobby notion, and makes the US look singularly hypocritical.

At 2:46 PM, Blogger The Sentinel said...

Pretty much, and the EU had already said it was to boycott the conference, but turns up to storm out!

At 5:19 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Like kids going to a party for the sole purpose of wrecking it. 'But such and such a body was there!", as if they didn't know that in advance.

We pay these hypocrites to sit pretty in their ivory towers...


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