[Marxism] More idiocy from Iran

gregory meyerson gmeyerson at triad.rr.com
Tue Dec 5 18:54:21 MST 2006

does anyone know what the president of iran has actually said about the 
judeocide?  if he did deny the holocaust, or question its numbers ala 
arthur butz (who denied existence of gas chambers and said about one 
million jews died from various causes--work, transport to the east, 
etc), I would call "openmindedness" about the conference a bizarre 
position and would wonder what assumptions are being made about 
national liberation that would lead someone to support such a 

however, due to the powers of zionism, my working assumption is not to 
believe much said about zionism's enemies until I get good evidence.  

On Dec 5, 2006, at 7:51 PM, Walter Lippmann wrote:

> Deborah Libstadt's name does not appear in the New York TIMES article.
> It would seem rather unlikely that someone like Libstadt would agree to
> participate in a program held under the auspices of the Islamic 
> Republic
> of Iran.
> The Holocaust IS being and long has been mis-used by those who defend
> Israel's war against the Palestinians, and who try to paint all who 
> would
> criticize Israel as being anti-Semitic. Wouldn't it make more sense to
> wait until the speakers list is published before denouncing the event?
> If people leftist critics of Zionism are speakers, the event might be a
> good thing. Of course, if they turn out to be Holocaust-deniers, that
> would be a bad thing. Why the rush to judgement before we've even
> had a chance to find out what the conference will consist of, or are
> there questions which cannot be asked and answers which must be
> assumed? Should the Islamic republic be assumed guilty as charged
> before the bill of particulars is even presented? Bob Marley advised:
> "Simmer down"
> Walter Lippmann
> Los Angeles, California
> ===============================================
>> (The Iranian government wants to bring together people like Deborah
>> Lipstadt representing the side that 6 million Jews got killed by 
>> Hitler and
>> "the other side". What a joke. You might as well organize a 
>> conference with
>> "both sides" on whether Black people are genetically inferior, or 
>> whether
>> the Earth is flat or round.)
> full: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/05/world/middleeast/06irancnd.html
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