[Marxism] Ahmadinejad's latest missive
walterlx at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 29 20:56:19 MST 2006
Being Jewish myself (by ethnicity, not religion, of course), I agree with
the idea that anti-Semitism is the socialism of fools. I object to it when
anti-Semitic statements are made by Blacks, by Arabs, or anyone else.
Conflating Jew and Zionist is what the supporters of Israel habitually do.
To them, any criticism of Israel is anti-Semitic, and therefore, anti-Jewish.
It's wrong to exaggerate the influence of Israel and its supporters on the
policies of the U.S. government. Still, as anyone can see, Israel now has
the green light from Washington for what it does to the Palestinians and
even to a military strike on Iran. The New York Times, not exactly with a
favorable attitude toward the Iranian government thought the central
point in Ammadinijad's statement was different. Their focus was:
Iran's Leader Urges Americans to Reject Bush Policies
By MICHAEL SLACKMAN (NYT)
Iran?s president told the American people that he was certain
they detested President Bush?s policies and he offered to work
with them to reverse those policies.
Mr. Ahmadinejad offered a litany of sharp attacks on American policy
calling, for example, for withdrawal from Iraq. And he once again
highlighted a central demand of Tehran: that it be treated as an
equal by Washington.
But Professor Beeman also said Americans should recognize that
the letter did represent an overture. "Iran is saying, We want to
have a dialogue with you," he said.
There are plenty of non-Jewish Zionists, and there are a small number
of Jews who aren't Zionist. Conflating the two confuses the issue.
Just about every word in Ahmadinejad's statement is an accurate depiction
of what Israel is doing today to the Palestinians, and what Washington
and its supporters are doing to Iraq. The word "Jew" does not appear in
Ahmadinejad's statement at all. Is there anything else beyond the FORTY
TWO words cited which fails to pass muster in the TWO THOUSAND WORD
statement of Ahmadinejad?
At a time when the government is trying to stir up more hostility toward
Iran by appealing to emotionalism, especially among Jews where using
anti-Semitic language ("Moishe Jewstein") tends to cut off thinking and
discussion and understanding, that's my reading of it.
"What have the Zionists done for the American people that the US
administration considers itself obliged to blindly support these
infamous aggressors? Is it not because they have imposed
themselves on a substantial portion of the banking, financial,
cultural and media sectors?"
The Zionists "imposed themselves on a substantial portion of the
banking, financial, cultural and media sectors." That's what those
sneaky Zionists know how to do, don't they? Before they came along,
the banking and financial sectors were as pure as the driven snow and
now they are tainted by the dirty Zionists. I myself distinctly
remember reports of Chase Manhattan Bank in NYC standing up
consistently for the Muslim masses until the Zionists subverted David
Rockefeller and turned him into an agent of their conspiracy by
imposing themselves on him, especially that fat, greasy financier
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