Ahmadinejad's Dream Ally

Thursday, July 20, 2006
From ynet:
A German government official said on Thursday that letter written by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to German Chancellor Angela Merkel asks her to help solve the Palestinian problem and deal with Zionism.

“There’s nothing about the nuclear issue (in the letter),” the official told Reuters on condition of anonymity due to the extreme sensitivity of the issue for the German government.

“It’s all related to Germany and how we have to find a solution to the Palestinian problems and Zionism and so on. It’s rather weird,” The official, who has seen the letter, said.
In May Ahmadinejad wrote US President George W. Bush an 18-page letter discussing religious values, history and international relations.
But the letter to Merkel was different and was not confrontational in tone, the official said.

“It’s not negative like Ahmadinejad’s letter to Bush. He is not criticizing Germany,” he said. “It’s basically about how we have to work together and solve the problems of the world together.”

In February, Merkel compared Ahmadinejad’s statements and stance to Adolf Hitler’s rise to power when he and his Nazi party began threatening to exterminate European Jewry.

“Remember that in 1933 many people said it was just rhetoric,” Merkel said.
Just how in touch with reality is this guy? Do you have to be a Mahdi man to know?


chuck said...

Just how in touch with reality is this guy?

Way out. I'm not sure what the proper psychic units are for this measurement so I can't be more precise.

The guy seems to think that Germany is still a world power and maintains sympathy for Hitler's views. Maybe he sees holocaust denial as endearing him to the unjustly accused Germans and seeks to ally himself with them. Shades of Rudolf Hess.

Speaking of Hess,

Rudolf Hess was born in Alexandria, Egypt, April 26, 1894, the son of a prosperous wholesaler and exporter.

Curious. And this,

He committed suicide in 1987 at age 92, the last of the prisoners tried at Nuremberg.

Short biography.

Buddy Larsen said...

hess may actually have had something cooking with the Duke of Kent--whose estate was Hess's destination when he was captured by a farmewr with a pitchfork. Much weirdness flowed from this conspiracy theory.

Buddy Larsen said...

Mr. Uk of Great Britain will know that one--take it, Peter--

Peter UK said...

The story is that Kent,or whoever was the contact for Hess,were leading him on,the government was desperate to get its hands on a high ranking Nazi,only somebody with the rank of Kent would have lured him in.
Hess's feet barely touched the ground before he was captured,never to leave prison again.

Buddy Larsen said...

That's the version I believe--if for no other reason than that Kent kept his inner-circle security status after the whole thing went public. You Brits consistently out-chessed the Nazis. Freedom sponsors inquiry, seems to happen every time.

If even the supreme Nazi effort--to organize and systemitize past that flaw in their system--failed, then it must be a deep flaw indeed.

truepeers said...

The average German officer in the field had as much freedom, sometimes more it seems, as the average Anglo-American. What he didn't have was a realistic over-all strategy in which to act. He had the freedom of the egoist, not of the humble warrior for truth. In the way, the whole Nazi project was out of touch with reality to a significant extent. While we can imagine that they might have won, given certain big what ifs, it's hard to imagine their system prospering in the long run.

Buddy Larsen said...

Then, if you *can* imagine it, it's impossible to look at it.

truepeers said...

Impossible? I guess I imagine Nazism more or less like Stalinism or Maoism about which we know enough to fill the mind. Perhaps it would have been a slightly more aristocratic version thereof.

Buddy Larsen said...

What I meant was, 'impossible' for free peoples, say in North America, regarding a thousand-year reich, to apologize for, to rationalize, to do business with.

Buddy Larsen said...

What I mean is, a hundred people in a room, one of them places no value on human life. So, the value of human life is 99.

If that one guy has the will and the weapons to do as he wishes, then the value of human life is zero, or may as well be. The other 99 are moral blank spots, no matter how good their intentions.

Peter UK said...

Buddy,Of course they were mad,if somebody came to your door selling "Thousand Year Reichs",you at least would want some way of guaranteeing your money back if it broke down.What was to stop them going out of business and starting up again under the wife's name?

Buddy Larsen said...

Oh, yes, her--Sharia, I believe.