Posts Tagged ‘Ahmadinejad’

There are protests in the streets, police are clashing with protesters and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s “Nuclear state” statement is as far as I’m concerned hot air.

The Guardian is liveblogging protest from Iran but nothing that is happening today changes the same equations that were on the table yesterday the day before or last month.

If protest doesn’t stop the government either Israel or ourselves will have to, otherwise the equations of the middle east are changed forever.

And yes this stinks but stinks or no that is where we are.

but I have a funny feeling that the bluster from Iran getting the headlines is simply to draw a reaction A feint to see what we will do.

Again it’s just a hunch, but better safe than sorry.

As you might know I’m a big fan of Jay Nordlinger, I met him at the National Review Boston event during the 2004 convention and shared a table with him.

4 weeks ago during the Lockerbie disgrace he reminded us of an interesting quote from Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, (Gaddafi’s son) at the Davos summit in 2005.

So he says, “It is incorrect to deny the Holocaust.” And why? Because it was the Russians who liberated Auschwitz. We learned about these horrors from the Russians—”not from the Zionists, not from the New York Times,” but from the Red Army. “So, if Arabs deny this, it is incorrect.”

The World Economic Forum official who is with us says, “On that conciliatory note, we must adjourn.”

Amazing: that an admission that the Holocaust occurred—because the Red Army has said so—should be “conciliatory.” But, in our bizarre world, it is.

As you might remember Russia has been deeply involved in aiding and abetting Iran these days.

I think if a reporter decided to ask the question: “You state that the Holocaust is a lie but the Russians say their troops liberated Auschwitz on January 27th 1945 and state categorically that it took place. Are they lying?” the answer would be an interesting piece of news.

Update: It’s stuff like this that explains why it should be asked.