2007-06-28

Did Iranian leaders really call for genocide of Jews and nuking of Israel?

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by Neil Godfrey

There have been several rebuttals of the western media’s outrageous uncritical relaying of neo-con and “Bush-it(e)” propaganda asserting that Iranian leadership has called for the wiping of Israel off the map.

No such claim was made, and the fact that the mainstream western media reported it as fact speaks disheartening volumes about that media’s complicity with the corporate elite or lack of any principle other than $$ and ratings.

If you have been left with any impressions that Iran really did call for Israel to be “wiped off the map” then do please check out this latest rebuttal and forward to friends:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17925.htm

That such incredible lies can be perpetrated in the time of so much ability for a sincere media to really expose such nonsense for what it is, ….. what can one say, if not simply that when another mass killing happens that it will be the “fourth estate” as much as any who must be held accountable!

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2 thoughts on “Did Iranian leaders really call for genocide of Jews and nuking of Israel?”

  1. Wikipedia reports:
    Cole was a strong critic of the George W. Bush administration and is one of the most respected foreign policy commentators amongst left-wing bloggers.[26]

    Cole and Christopher Hitchens have traded barbs regarding the translation and meaning of a passage referring to Israel in a speech by Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Fathi Nazila of The New York Times’s Tehran bureau translated the passage as “Our dear Imam [Khomeini] said that the occupying regime must be wiped off the map.”[40]

    In an article published at the Slate website, Hitchens accused Cole of attempting to minimize and distort the meaning of the speech, which Hitchens understood to be a repetition of “the standard line” that “the state of Israel is illegitimate and must be obliterated.” Hitchens also denigrated Cole’s competence in both Persian and “plain English” and described him as a Muslim apologist.[41]

    Cole responded that while he personally despised “everything Ahmadinejad stands for, not to mention the odious Khomeini”,[42] he nonetheless objected to the New York Times translation.[42] Cole wrote that it inaccurately suggested Ahmadinejad was advocating an invasion of Israel (“that he wants to play Hitler to Israel’s Poland”). He added that a better translation of the phrase would be “the occupation regime over Jerusalem should vanish from the page of time,” a metaphysical if not poetic reference rather than a militaristic one.[42] He also stated that Hitchens was incompetent to assess a Persian-to-English translation, and accused him of unethically accessing private Cole e-mails from an on-line discussion group.[42][43][44]

    According to Efraim Karsh, Cole has done “hardly any independent research on the twentieth-century Middle East”, and characterized Cole’s analysis of this era as “derivative”. He has also responded to Cole’s criticism of Israeli policies and the influence of the “Israel lobby”, comparing them to accusations that have been made in anti-semitic writings.[81] Cole replied directly to Karsh in his blog, dismissing one of Karsh’s charges, that Cole’s criticisms echo themes in the antisemitic tract Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Cole also defended his knowledge of modern Middle Eastern history, comparing his experience “on the ground” in the modern Arab world favorably with that of Bernard Lewis, a historian he said is “lionized” by Karsh.[82]

    Jeremy Sapienza of Antiwar.com has criticized Cole for what he deems as partisan bias on issues of war and peace, noting his support for wars supported by the Democratic party such as in the Balkans and Libya while opposing Republican wars such as Iraq.[83]

    I guess even when they have a PHD. One has to look if they are Piling it Higher and Deeper, you have to look at their bias.

  2. Iminthemoodformydinnerjacket has welcomed Rabbis from Neturei Karta, an international organization of Orthodox Jews dedicated to the propagation and clarification of Torah Judaism. Their take on OT prophecy is that God was so fed up with the Jews’ disobeedience that he prohibited them from ever being a nation again. Their website has the details, but it seems it has been hacked, no surprise by whom, by stealth and deception.

    http://www.nkusa.org/

    So Wikipedia may help

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neturei_Karta

    As for religious war mongering, it was George Bush (shrub) who said God told him to invade Iraq :

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/oct/07/iraq.usa

    He told the Argentinian president that war is good for the economy :

    https://thinkprogress.org/former-argentine-president-says-bush-told-him-the-best-way-to-revitalize-the-economy-is-war-aade87e10fee/

    and

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/bush-war-boosts-the-us-ec_n_592444?ec_carp=6692035400629687884

    My wife and I will be spending a month in Iran March-April; so I’ll be better able to contribute then.

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