Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making the rounds in the media with his "new" slogan designed to scare American Jews and Christians into supporting the bombing of
3) Ahmadinejad = Hitler
Indeed according to his last few speeches, 2006=1938 and
This canard was repeated in front of 3000 cheering fans at the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities in
Repeating such lines over and over again, Netanyahu hopes to build enough public pressure to justify bombing
The far-right wing TV host Glenn Beck broadcasted an hour-long hate-fest of himself and Netanyahu talking mostly about how evil
With a straight face, he told the CNN audience this:
Netanyahu: You know, normally, if he wasn’t as fanatic as he is, he’d say, "Well, you know, yes, I think we could recognize
Netanyahu is a former prime minister of a country with access to top secret intelligence. Surely he knows about
Our stance with respect to
and he also said:
We argue that neither you nor we should claim to speak for the Palestinian people. The Palestinians themselves should say what they want.
and again from the same Interview, Ahmadinejad said:
We're fundamentally opposed to the expansion of nuclear-weapons arsenals. This is why we have proposed the formation of an unbiased organization and the disarmament of the nuclear powers. We don't need any weapons.
And again, as if he knows people like Netanyahu will not remember it, he said:
I stress once again, we don't need any nuclear weapons. We stand by our statements because we're honest and act legally. We're no fraudsters. We only want to claim our legitimate right.
So here we have two direct contradictions. Not that I'm saying Ahmadinejad's words are necessarily truthful, but Netanyahu's argument is that he never said them. He's building his entire case out of the fact that Ahmadinejad is such a fanatic that we should believe his outrageous statements literally. Well, only the uncensored ones, I guess...
Netanyahu is a liar and a willful manipulator. He's actively banking on the ignorance of his audience to paint
He, in fact goes one step further and "pre-emptively" blames America for failing to prevent a second holocaust upon the Jewish nation when he says: "Hitler started with the annihilation of the Jews, but pretty quickly moved on to threaten the entire world. And
Elsewhere Netanyahu openly equates any attack on
Such reductionist fear-mongering leads one to believe this person has stock in weapons companies or something. Has Benjamin forgotten about the tens of thousands of Jews inside
From Netanyahu's perspective this is a problem. You can't have a Hitler that doesn't seem to be interested in killing Jews. One can say - as Netanyahu frequently implies - that Ahmadinejad wants a nuclear weapon to kill Jews in
Fortunately, not everyone at the LA Jewish gathering was buying it. Professor and Journalist Murray Fromson saw right through the propaganda when he said:
"How could anyone think Netanyahu's absurd comparison between Nazi Germany in 1938 and the whacko leaders in
Let's hope there are more people
like Fromson who are able to distinguish BS from reality.
About the author: Qumars Bolourchian is a writer and photographer living in
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