"the resolution of the Holocaust issue will end in the destruction of Israel"

Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Not to put too fine a point on it. This from Iranian Presidential advisor Mohammad Ali Ramin in conference with Iranian university students.
"'Historically, there are many accusations against the Jews. For example, it was said that they were the source for such deadly disease as the plague and typhus. This is because the Jews are very filthy people. For a time people also said that they poisoned water wells belonging to Christians and thus killed them,' Ramin said.
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"While acknowledging not knowing the source of these events around the world, Ramin said, 'I only know that Jews have been accused of such conspiracies and sabotage throughout history and have not performed well.'
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"Claiming that the Holocaust was the principal reason why Palestine was occupied while Israel was the main cause of crises and catastrophe in the Middle East. 'So long as Israel exists in the region there will never be peace and security in the Middle East,' he said adding, 'So the resolution of the Holocaust issue will end in the destruction of Israel.'...
Who knows what is lost in the MEMRI translation, but perhaps what this noodlehead implies in that last paragraph is that the Palestinian situation is part of the Holocaust, that the Jews are the new Nazis, and thus they must be wiped out. While this is not perhaps the most evident meaning, why must there be a "resolution" of the Holocaust issue? Is it to justify the resentments that have been encouraged by the promoters of the postcolonial "white guilt" and victimary thinking that have spread from the west around the world in the wake of World War II (the promoters who have made every asymmetrical relationship into a question of Nazis and Jews)? What kind of people need a solution to the historical failures of those who pursue final solutions? Why do the kind of losers who like to cry "Bushitler" think that their resentment will be overcome if only they can, just once, win big? Why don't they know that the human condition and history will in any event continue and the spiritually rotten will remain losers, resentful like the rest of us, and still in need of more Jews to blame? Where does such religious naivete come from?

5 comments:

David Thomson said...

Fervent Muslims are guaranteed to be losers. Their religious heritage is inherently anti-intellectual and hostile toward modernity. The followers of Mohammed have the odds against them before the contest even begins. The Jews, on the other hand, regardless whether they are religious or thoroughly secular highly value the use of their brains. Inevitably, the Jews of Israel easily out compete their Islamic neighbors. The latter are left embittered and envious. After all, didn’t God promise that they would dominate the universe. How could the Jews be so successful? They obviously must be sneaky and deceitful.

terrye said...

These people are so bizarre. There were cases of Arabs killing Jews in the Middle East long before there was an Israel. In 1934 zealots starting ranting about jihad against the Jews and the British in Palestine. It just goes on and on. They act as if the Jews have no right in the region, but who built Jerusalem? Not the Persians that is for damn sure.

Pastorius said...

TruePeers,

Ahmadinejad has often said the Jews do not belong in the Middle East. He makes the point that if the Europeans did, in fact, try to kill all the Jews, then, it is the Europeans who owe the Jews some reparations, perhaps, in the form of a homeland. Further, his point is the people of the Middle East owe the Jews nothing. So, the Jews had better get out. He has even warned the Europeans that they had better take the Jews back, because of course, Israel will soon be wiped off the map.

truepeers said...

P, the Soviets set up a Jewish Autonomous Region out in eastern Sibertia, north of the Amur River. For some reason, that never proved too popular... for some reason, these people have a peculiar attachment to Jerusalem, go figure..

Pastorius said...

TruePeers,

I don't blame them. That would be my choice, if I were a Jew.

Heck, I'm not a Jew and still, I'm thinking of hightailing it to Israel.

It's getting to be that with all this PC/BS, the only country I trust to be truthful is Israel.