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What's With Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

Written By David D'Angelo on Monday, April 20, 2009 | 4/20/2009


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seems to have stumbled upon the saying, "The truth hurts but it is the truth"... and so it prompted a walkout by some 40 diplomats from Britain and France and other European countries that had threatened to leave the conference if it descended into anti-Semitism or other rhetoric harshly critical of Israel, which marred the U.N.'s last racism gathering eight years ago in South Africa. But was he just telling the truth?

On the last spark of violence between Israel and Palestine, 13 Israelis died of the atrocity caused by the indiscriminate firing of Hamas militants and so they have to pay. The cost of payment... 13,000 dead Palestinians,mostly women and children. well that isn't racism and it is justice, insn't it?

Ahmadinejad speech lasted more than a half-hour, saying the United States and Europe had helped establish Israel after World War II and victimize Palestinians "under the pretext of Jewish suffering."

I am not a supporter of such a hatred filled speech but we must understand that some points in what he said is valid. Look at the history and it will speek for itself.

In his address on Monday, Ahmadinejad said the state of Israel had been created "on the pretext of Jewish suffering" from the Second World War.

"Following the Second World War they resorted to military aggressions to make an entire nation homeless under the pretext of Jewish suffering," Ahmadinejad told the conference through a translator.

"And they sent migrants from Europe, the United States and other parts of the world in order to establish a totally racist government in the occupied Palestine," he said.

"And in fact, in compensation for the dire consequences of racism in Europe, they helped bring to power the most cruel and repressive racist regime in Palestine."

His remarks coincide with the start of the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations being marked by Israel. Ahmadinejad has previously suggested the Holocaust never happened and has reportedly called for Israel's destruction.


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