POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY MARCUS GEE IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
Marcus Gee asserts in this column what is not proven and likely cannot be proven. This is irresponsible for someone in his position.
I am no admirer of Ahmadinejad, but I have yet to read a statement that he has made - fairly considered in context and not distorted by those who hate him - that could be called anti-Semitism.
Apologists for Israel's bloody excesses - and Marcus Gee is a prompt and regular contributor to that cause - love to pull Ahmadinejad's statements out of context and even distort them because Israel's leaders have built a huge head of steam and want to attack Iran, pitching the world into a serious crisis. They are looking for every excuse to build a case for doing so.
Ahmadinejad does not like Israel: that does not make him a demon or a Nazi. He has never said he would attack Israel. He has never advocated terror against Israel.
He has said Israel will come to an end by the very nature of its circumstances. In fact the CIA in a secret report has said exactly the same thing: Israel, as it is, will dissolve away within 20 years. That may be unpleasant for some, but it is not a crime and it is not even a threat.
It is important to understand, too, that Ahmadinejad does not have serious power in Iran anyway. His is a weak office. Power in Iran is distributed over several entities, as it is in the United States. Ahmadinejad can not order war.
Yet Israel threatens to attack Iran daily, and the threats have only become more vicious lately. This would be an event to pitch the entire world into a crisis, and Marcus Gee is effectively supporting it.
Israel has done many nasty things in its short life. It holds ten thousand in its jails. It abuses an entire population of millions daily, holding them in virtual bondage.
It viciously killed 430 children in Gaza plus a thousand others for no good reason. Not long before it killed 1,400 in Lebanon for no good reason, leaving behind, for good measure, tens of thousands of cluster bombs to maim and kill for years.
To this day Israel refuses to tell the UN where it dropped these ghastly things which almost make landmines look humane. And to this day, after its savage and cowardly attack on Gaza, it will not allow proper assistance to get into the stricken people.
Israel blubbers about democracy but will not talk to a democratically elected government, treating them as demons or witches which they are not.
Iran has attacked no one in its entire modern history.
THESE YOUNG IRANIANS ARE TERRIBLY THREATENING, AREN'T THEY?
THESE SWEET FACES FROM GAZA WERE NO MORE THREATENING, BUT THEY REPRESENT A SMALL SAMPLE OF ISRAEL'S HANDIWORK