Monday, April 20, 2009

Ahmadinejad at the UN Racism Summit

What would an Iranian expect an Iranian president to do? I would say the most natural thing to expect is for an Iranian president to represent the Iranian people and stand up for their rights. At a UN Racism Summit, an Iranian president perhaps should highlight the case of the Talysh people in the falsely referred to Republic of Azerbijan, an ethnic Iranian people who are subjugated to brutal repressive racist discrimination by the Turkish Chauvinist Aliyev clan.

Perhaps an Iranian would expect an Iranian president at such a summit to proudly say how Iran, ever since the time of Cyrus the Great, abhorred racism and Iran has always been a place where different races have flourished together side by side.

Yet I watched Ahmadinejad do his usual babble about Palestine and I wondered would it not be more suitable if this guy became the President of Palestine? The Palestinians would probably be more happy and Ahmadinejad himself would be more happy and wouldn't need to hand out free potato sacks and cash handouts in his election meetings to buy voters. Iranians would be more happy too. It would be a win win situation and all would be happy if Ahmadinejad became the president of Palestine.

So far you probably expect me to say these things, but did the representatives of those countries who walked out during Ahmadinejad's speech do the right thing? Actually I don't think so. By walking out they allowed Ahmadinejad to babble on without being challenged and they allowed him to become the champion of the Arabs. For example imagine if a representative of one of those countries that walked out, stood up to Ahmadinejad's wolf cries for Gaza and reminded everyone that five times more Iranians were killed in the two months during the 1988 massacre of Iranian political prisoners by the Islamic Republic than were killed by the recent conflict in Gaza.

Or one of them who walked out could have asked if Israel is such a racist genocidal regime, why did the Islamic Republic buy arms from Israel during the Irangate affair?

Still, the president of Israel's reaction and statement was even worse than all of the above. This is what Peres said:
"It is hard to fathom why despots such as Hitler the Nazi, Stalin the Bolshevik and Ahmadinejad the Persian chose the Jews as the main target for their hatred, their madness and their violence,"

Where does Perez get his advisors from?! Nazism is an ideology Hitler can be attributed to, Bolshevism is an ideology Stalin can be attributed to. When did Persian become an ideology?!! How is Persian put next to Nazism and Bolshevism? When did Ahmadinejad become a Persian?!
Perez could not have given Ahmadinejad a better weapon to turn the Iranian people against Israel.

23 comments:

Mehrtash said...

Vay! Vay! Vay!

This is all we Persians need; another covert political assassination of Persian history, culture and heritage. The powers that be know what they are doing - wiping Persia off the pages of time. Now, with the world listening and watching, Persia is an ideology akin to Stalinism and Nazism. Great!

It is true, these leaders are jaundiced cowards - the enemy, the opposer of all that they claim to represent, is right there before them, singing his usual rhetoric, and the turn their backs on correcting him. They turn their backs on confronting him. They turn their backs on the victims of racism. They turn their backs on Iranians once more.

A fitting maxim: 'It is evil enough when good people do nothing'. Obviously, these leaders that walked out are not 'good'.

barmakid said...

"Yet I watched Ahmadinejad do his usual babble about Palestine and I wondered would it not be more suitable if this guy became the President of Palestine? The Palestinians would probably be more happy and Ahmadinejad himself would be more happy and wouldn't need to hand out free potato sacks and cash handouts in his election meetings to buy voters. Iranians would be more happy too. It would be a win win situation and all would be happy if Ahmadinejad became the president of Palestine."

Precisely. Now substitute in "the American President" every time you said "Ahmadinejad" and "Israel" for every time you said "Palestine," as well as "Israelis" for every time you said Iranians and maybe you will understand how most Americans feel about their government's unflinching support for Israel.

barmakid

barmakid said...

Mehrtash,

If the "leaders" who walked out are "not good," then the maxim doesn't fit.

Vay! Vay! Vay! How did you pass the LSAT? Or whatever test the British take to get into law school....

Azarmehr said...

I thought you liked Obama! What happened to Ya Hossein Obama?! :)))

Azarmehr said...

Barmakid

Check if I accidentally deleted one of your comments. When I publish a comment another email comes that confirms the comment has been published, I may have accidentally deleted your comment instead of the confirmation. IN particular I am eager to see your comment regarding the spy technology

Anonymous said...

Very well said Potkin.

Nadir said...

Absolutely well said. On all points.

barmakid said...

Well, I'm not a blind supporter of his. That is, he's not my Shah. If he takes a shit on my front porch I'm going to oppose him. Which is less than what I can say about Winston, bahramerad, and the rest of your Shah-loving crew.

Speaking of which: Bahramerad, what would you do if the Shah's son took a shit on your mother's chest? Maybe sprinkle some somagh on it and chow down? Yea ya would...

barmakid

p.s. And I was referring mostly to George Bush, but Obama is culpable too.

Bardia said...

You are a nationalist through and through, no doubt about that.

barmakid said...

And what are you Bardia? A little poontang that never shows up on wednesdays?? I got parasites on my balls braver than you...

Bardia said...

Barmakiri,

I was not talking to you as I do not talk to shit

Anonymous said...

تكرار حماسه كلمبيا در ژنو

اي يادگار شيران، اميد مستضعفان، ژنو را كردي تهران

Cafe Alpha said...

"It is hard to fathom why despots such as Hitler the Nazi, Stalin the Bolshevik and Ahmadinejad the Persian chose the Jews as the main target for their hatred, their madness and their violence,"

You parsed that poorly.

Perez was emphasizing that these people DID NOT have anything in common, they had different idiologies and backgrounds, and that's why "it's hard to fathom" that they all picked the same people as their targets.

He was not saying that there is a parallel between Nazism and Persia, though by choosing such company he was insulting Ahmadinejad by placing him in the company of monsters.

Perhaps some of your readers agree with me that it is a well deserved insult.

Mehrtash said...

Barmakid,

You're a bigger fool than I thought - my maxim does work; however, I added that these leaders are not even the good guys anyway (a streaming flow of consciousness so to speak).

And to say that you have parasites on your balls that are more brave than someone is a bigger insult to your own dignity. Is this the eloquence and level of intelleigence that one is to expect from you?

How do you know for certain that the Americans are fed up with their government's support for Israel?

Well done Potkin, as always, your blog delivers on the money. It's a shame literal thugs such as barmakid posts and ruins it.

Neda said...

Cafe Alpha,

Don't worry about it. The remarks by Peres have made no impact inside iran and the government has not tried to exploit them. The iranian government are not really worried about insults to Persians but if a Palestinian was insulted, then there would be uproar.

Winston said...

Peres is an idiot too

barmakid said...

Sorry Bardia,

I really thought you were one of my friends. That's why I was being unnecessarily hostile/playful. I apologize, even though you don't talk to "shit." The whole parasites on my balls thing was an inside joke.... so anyways...

Winston said...

barmakiri, you ain't popular here. go away. no one is your friend, you prick.

Haa-meed said...

I think Ahmedinejad the "Muslim" would have been a better choice of words for Peres

Winston said...

Ha-meed, that'd be politically incorrect...

Nadir said...

Just Ahmadinejad would have done. Why inflame and insult Persians or Muslims?

Anonymous said...

Anyone can insult Iran or Persia and the Islamic Republic mullahs will not care less nor show any reaction. Say something against Palestine however, then it is a different matter

coriolan said...

Ahmadinejad's use of the Israeli citrus was deliberate: it was to set up a gag in his speech attacking "orange Jews."