9/20 "Squeeze Iran, Reassure Israel"; "Iran Opposition" Exposes its USRAEL Role; Creating Ahmadinejad's War Words

Obama Strategy to Squeeze Iran, Reassure Israel:

digest commentary
The 'Iranian Opposition' did a welcome self-exposure of its pro-USRAEL/anti-Palestine role as it tried, on behalf of its masters, to wreck the annual Palestine support demonstration drowning out chants of "death to u.s./israel' with "death to the dictator, death to Russia", "not Gaza, not Lebanon, our life is for Iran" in opposition to support for Palestinian national liberation fighters. No denunciation of U.S. war provocations. The loyalties of so-called left 'anti-imperialist' apologists who have been promoting this made-in-amerika 'human rights' shit as a genuine, spontaneous 'anti-theocracratic 'peoples' revolution now also stand treacherously naked.
Opposing USRAEL crimes does not imply support for capitalist theocratic Iran, but those assisting the imperialist-zionist destabilization of Iran for its
global domination/ eretz israel agenda borrow a page from a slimy 'anti-semitism' propaganda trick: unable to counter the truth, the US/NGO led 'opposition', and its defenders, change the subject when exposed to attack its critics as 'racist' and 'pro-Iranian theocracy', in anti-imperialist drag.
This hideously revealing display should put a nail in the coffin of these intentional and unintentional agents

The primary responsibility of anti-imperialists is always: exposing and opposing 'their homeland' imperialism, for us the US and its proxy israel, #1 world state terrorist destroyer; supporting in word and deed mass anti-capitalist struggles worldwide, supporting our common enemy's setbacks and defeats.

Crowds of Iran protesters crash government's anti-Israel rallies
Related *Obama plan aims to squeeze Iran, reassure Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Tens of thousands of protesters wearing green chanted and carried banners through the heart of Tehran and other Iranian cities Friday, hijacking a government-organized anti-Israel march and injecting new life into the country's opposition movement... ignoring stern official warnings not to use the annual pro-Palestine rally as a pretext for demonstrations, showed up in large numbers wearing the trademark bright green of the opposition. When government men shouted "death to Israel" through loudspeakers, protesters derisively chanted "death to Russia" in response.
Ahmadinejad used the annual Jerusalem Day rally to deliver a fiery anti-Israeli speech in which he called the Holocaust "a lie" and impugned the West again for its criticisms of Iran's disputed June 12 presidential election. But his efforts to recapture the stage were largely drowned out by a tumultuous day of street rallies... Flouting the official government message of support for Palestinian militants, protesters chanted, "No to Gaza and Lebanon, I will give my life for Iran."
Coming a day after President Obama announced a revised U.S. missile-defense system that aims to check Iran's nuclear ambitions, the rallies illustrated the continuing vitality of the domestic opposition movement...[also[ served as a public embarrassment to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who had hoped to showcase national unity before he is set to meet Western leaders for talks on Iran's nuclear program....
Obama, in a major national-security reversal, scuttled his predecessor's missile-shield plan to focus instead on protecting Israel and Europe against short- and medium-range Iranian missiles. Ahmadinejad made no mention of that in his speech, nor has the Iranian government responded

Dueling marches pit Iran hardliners vs. reformers
TEHRAN, Iran – Tens of thousands of protesters — many decked out in the green colors of the reform movement and chanting "Death to the dictator!" — rallied Friday in defiance of Iran's Islamic leadership, clashing with police and confronting state-run anti-Israel rallies.
In the first major opposition protests in two months... anti-government protesters staged counter-demonstrations to the official pro-Palestinian rallies of Jerusalem day... President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who the opposition contends won re-election by fraud, delivered a nationally televised address, railing against Israel and the West. The protests were a significant show of defiance after supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei explicitly banned anti-government marches on Quds Day, an annual memorial created by Iran's Islamic Republic to show support for the Palestinians and denounce Israel. Quds is Arabic for Jerusalem....he questioned whether the Holocaust was a "real event" and called it a pretext for the creation of Israel. said the Jewish state was founded on "a lie and a mythical claim."
Outside the university, while the speech blared on loudspeakers, opposition protesters shouted "liar, liar!". U.S. officials denounced the Iranian leader's comments on the Holocaust, which Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, called "hateful." She said President Barack Obama would not meet with Ahmadinejad during next week's gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly.
In protests around Tehran and other Iranian cities, demonstrators chanted "Not Gaza, not Lebanon — our life is for Iran" in a challenge of the government's priority of supporting Palestinian militants in Gaza and Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas instead of focusing on problems at home.
The Quds Day rallies, which attracted several hundred thousand people, far outnumbered the tens of thousands who turned out for the opposition — a reflection of the government's freedom to rally supporters....

World powers condemn Ahmadinejad for calling Holocaust 'a lie'
By Haaretz Service and Agencies, http://haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1115657.html
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continued on Saturday to draw international condemnation for calling the Holocaust "a lie" on the previous day, his latest outburst of Holocaust denial.The United States, Britain, France, Germany and Russia all issued statements denouncing the remarks in the harshest terms. [...]

related in Haaretz:
Russia's Reaction on Missile Plan Leaves Iran Issue Hanging
If Russia does not toughen its opposition to Iran's nuclear program analysts say, Mr. Obama may be vulnerable to criticism that he yielded to Russian complaints but received little in return

*Iran continues nuclear defiance, Netanyahu meets Mitchell

*U.S. calls UN report on Gaza war unfair to Israel

*Netanyahu asks world to reject Goldstone findings

* New York Hotel cancels banquet after learning Ahmadinejad invited

U.S. calls UN report on Gaza war unfair to Israel
The Obama administration sharply criticized United Nations report alleging that Israel committed multiple war crimes in Gaza

Those Dastardly Anti-Semites?
By Uri Avnery
THE OFFICIAL Israeli reaction to the Goldstone report would have been amusing, if the matter had not been so grave. Except for the “usual suspects” (Gideon Levy, Amira Hass and their ilk), the condemnation of the report was unanimous, total and extreme, from Shimon Peres, that advocate of every abomination, down to the last scribbler in the newspapers.... In fact, the commission did not say anything new. Almost all the facts were already known: the bombing of civilian neighborhoods, the use of flechette rounds and white phosphorus against civilian targets, the bombing of mosques and schools, the blocking of rescue parties from reaching the wounded, the killing of fleeing civilians carrying white flags, the use of human shields, and more. The Israeli army did not allow journalists near the action, but the war was amply documented by the international media in all its details, the entire world saw it in real time on the TV screens. The testimonies are so many and so consistent, that any reasonable person can draw their own conclusions....
Now they have decided to slander the Jews with another blood libel. Not the old accusation of slaughtering Christian children to use their blood for baking Passover matzoth, as in the past, but of the mass slaughter of women and children in Gaza. And who did they put at the head of the commission charged with this task? Neither a British Holocaust-denier nor a German neo-Nazi, nor even an Iranian fanatic, but a Jewish judge... a Jewish Zionist... in order to defame the most moral army in the world, fresh from waging the most just war in history... http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23539.htm

Nuclear Agency Demanding Iranian Missile Blueprints
VIENNA (IPS) - Iran stopped meeting with the International Atomic Energy Agency last year over Western allegations of covert Iranian nuclear weapons work because the nuclear agency was demanding access to the designs for its Shahab-3 missile and other secret military data, according to both Iranian and IAEA officials.
The United States and other Western states have cited Iran's refusal to cooperate with the IAEA on resolving issues related to intelligence documents on a purported covert nuclear weapons programme as further evidence of its guilt. "They've been asking for Shahab-3 drawings for about a year," Iran's ambassador to the United Nations in Š (Full article Š) http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1253198148610&pagename=JPost%...
"The S-300 is a Russian-made surface-to-air missile system that is very advanced, with long ranges and many capabilities," Nehushtan told the Post in the interview, which appears in our Friday Magazine. "We need to make every effort to stop this system from getting to places where the IAF needs to operate or may need to operate in the future," he said.
While Russia and Iran signed a deal for the sale of the system several years ago, according to latest assessments in Israel, it has yet to be delivered. Last week, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made a secret visit to Moscow for talks, which according to some reports focused on the possible sale of the S-300 to Iran.
Earlier in the month, reports surfaced that the Mossad was involved in the interception of the missing Arctic Sea cargo ship in August. According to some versions, the ship was carrying S-300 missiles...
The sense of urgency regarding the S-300 was mentioned earlier this week in a report on the Iranian threat published by the Bipartisan Policy Center and called "Meeting the Challenge - Time is Running Out." Authored by two former US senators and the former deputy head of the US Military European Command - whose geographic area of responsibility includes Israel - the report warned that Israel might attack in one of two scenarios. "Should we [the US] fail to act decisively to curtail Iran's nuclear program in the near-term, or if it appears likely that Iran is about to obtain game-changing military technology - such as Russia's S-300 anti-aircraft system - Israel, more likely than not, will act on its own," the authors wrote....

In the interview, Nehushtan offered a fierce defense of Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip in December 2008 and January 2009. He defended Israel's opening bombardment, including the attack on Hamas policemen, which the UN's Richard Goldstone-led fact-finding mission this week branded a violation of international law.

In case you missed it:
Obama Offered Deal to Russia in Secret Letter
President Obama sent a secret letter to Russia's president last month suggesting that he would back off deploying a new missile defense system in Eastern Europe if Moscow would help stop Iran from developing long-range weapons, American officials said Monday.

Israel Assembles Advanced Missile Defense Systems
Partly financed by the United States and incorporating advanced American radar and other technology, the project has been progressing quietly for two decades but Israeli defense and other analysts say it has now reached a level of maturity that could begin changing the nature of strategic decisions in the region.... With the Arrow system in operation and the Iron Dome due for deployment next year, Israel "has something to stabilize the situation: the knowledge that an attack will fail," said Uzi Rubin, a private defense consultant who ran Israel's missile shield program in the 1990s..The Arrow was deployed in 2000, and Israel and the United States have since conducted a joint, biennial missile defense exercise, called Juniper Cobra, to work on integrating the weapons, radars and other systems of the two countries. Israel, for example, has the advanced U.S. X-Band radar stationed in the Negev desert. Israeli defense industry officials say the country also has virtually real-time access to some U.S. satellite data, an important part of its early-warning system. The next joint exercise is scheduled for October.

Iran and "wiping Israel off the map"
August 8, 9:10 AMLA County Nonpartisan Examiner Carl Herman
... Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter’s National Security Advisor and the National Security Advisor to Senator Obama’s presidential campaign. Brzezinski testified to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on February 1, 2007:
“A plausible scenario for a military collision with Iran involves Iraqi failure to meet the benchmarks; followed by accusations of Iranian responsibility for the failure; then by some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the U.S. blamed on Iran; culminating in a ‘defensive’ U.S. military action against Iran that plunges a lonely America into a spreading and deepening quagmire eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.”[
This strategy was echoed by retired CIA Analyst, Ray McGovern, who served under seven US Presidents. McGovern’s comprehensive understanding of intelligence work qualified him as one of the few analysts chosen to present the President’s Daily Brief in morning meetings to Presidents.McGovern states that Israel and/or the CIA have numerous possibilities to attack US interests (known as a false-flag attack), blame Iran, then use the media to stoke public opinion in favor of war. McGovern, R. Israel Planning a September/October Surprise? July 17, 2008: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20300.htm . Ray McGovern’s False Flag Warning – June 24, 2008: http://www.911blogger.com/node/16542 .

war with words, surpassing nazi 'big lie' technique: a vile absurdity for USRAEL to accuse any nation of trying to wipe another off the map
Ahmadinejad's phrase was "«Í¦Ý«"Ý'·ÕÁÝ-Ë"¯«-ÝÂÕËÝ'˦ݢ" according to the text published on the President's Office's website, a quote of Ayatollah Khomeini.

According to Juan Cole, University of Michigan Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History, Ahmadinejad's statement should be translated as:
The Imam said that this regime occupying Jerusalem (een rezhim-e eshghalgar-e qods) must [vanish from] the page of time (bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad).http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/jonathan_steele/2006/06/post_155.htm... .

Shiraz Dossa, professor of Political Science at St. Francis Xavier University, Canada who presented a paper at the International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust conference in Iran, believes the text is a mistranslation.
Ahmadinejad was quoting the Ayatollah Khomeini in the specific speech under discussion: what he said was that "the occupation regime over Jerusalem should vanish from the page of time." No state action is envisaged in this lament; it denotes a spiritual wish, whereas the erroneous translation-"wipe Israel off the map"-suggests a military threat. There is a huge chasm between the correct and the incorrect translations. The notion that Iran can "wipe out" U.S.-backed, nuclear-armed Israel is ludicrous.

NYT October 30, 2005 Text of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Speech
This is a translation, by Nazila Fathi in The New York Times Tehran bureau, of the October 26 speech by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to an Islamic Student Associations conference on "The World Without Zionism." The conference was held in Tehran, at the Interior Ministry.

Does Iran's President Want Israel Wiped Off The Map - Does He Deny The Holocaust?
An analysis of media rhetoric on its way to war against Iran - Commenting on the alleged statements of Iran's President Ahmadinejad .
By Anneliese Fikentscher and Andreas Neumann
Translation to English: Erik Appleby
...It's becoming clear. The statements of the Iranian President have been reflected by the media in a manipulated way. Iran's President betokens the removal of the regimes, that are in power in Israel and in the USA, to be possible aim for the future. This is correct. But he never demands the elimination or annihilation of Israel. He reveals that changes are potential. The Shah-Regime being supported by the USA in its own country has been vanquished. The eastern governance of the Soviet Union collapsed. Saddam Hussein's dominion drew to a close. Referring to this he voices his aspiration that changes will also be feasible in Israel respectively in Palestine. He adduces Ayatollah Khomeini referring to the Shah-Regime who in this context said that the regime (meaning the Shah-Regime) should be removed....

As a precaution we will examine a different translation of the speech - a version prepared by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), located in Washington: [...]

The term 'map' to which the media refer at length does not even appear. Whereas the 'New York Times' said: "Our dear Imam said that the occupying regime must be wiped off the map" the version by MEMRI is: "Imam [Khomeini] said: This regime that is occupying Qods [Jerusalem] must be eliminated from the pages of history."

MEMRI added the following prefixed formulation to their translation as a kind of title: "Very Soon, This Stain of Disgrace [i.e. Israel] Will Be Purged From the Center of the Islamic World - and This is Attainable". Thereby they take it out of context by using the insertion 'i.e. Israel' they distort the meaning on purpose. The temporal tapering 'very soon' does not appear in the NY-Times-translation either. Besides it is striking that MEMRI deleted all passages in their translation which characterize the US-supported Shah-Regime as a regime of terror and at the same time show the true character of US-American policy.

An independent translation of the original (like the version published by ISNA) yields that Ahmadinejad does not use the term 'map'. He quotes Ayatollah Khomeini's assertion that the occupation regime must vanish from this world - literally translated: from the arena of times. Correspondingly: there is no space for an occupation regime in this world respectively in this time. The formulation 'wipe off the map' used by the 'New York Times' is a very free and aggravating interpretation which is equivalent to 'razing something to the ground' or 'annihilating something'. The downwelling translation, first into English ('wipe off the map'), then from English to German - and all literally ('von der Landkarte löschen') - makes us stride away from the original more and more. The perfidious thing about this translation is that the expression 'map' can only be used in one (intentional) way: a state can be removed from a map but not a regime, about which Ahmadinejad is actually speaking....

Does Iran's President deny the Holocaust?
The Iranian press agency IRNA renders Ahmadinejad on 2005-12-14 as follows: "'If the Europeans are telling the truth in their claim that they have killed six million Jews in the Holocaust during the World War II - which seems they are right in their claim because they insist on it and arrest and imprison those who oppose it, why the Palestinian nation should pay for the crime. Why have they come to the very heart of the Islamic world and are committing crimes against the dear Palestine using their bombs, rockets, missiles and sanctions.' [...] 'If you have committed the crimes so give a piece of your land somewhere in Europe or America and Canada or Alaska to them to set up their own state there.' [...] Ahmadinejad said some have created a myth on holocaust and hold it even higher than the very belief in religion and prophets [...] The president further said, 'If your civilization consists of aggression, displacing the oppressed nations, suppressing justice-seeking voices and spreading injustice and poverty for the majority of people on the earth, then we say it out loud that we despise your hollow civilization.'"

There again we find the quotation already rendered "In the name of the Holocaust they created a myth." We can see that this is completely different from what is published by e.g. the DPA - the massacre against the Jews is a fairy-tale. What Ahmadinejad does is not denying the Holocaust. No! It is dealing out criticism against the mendacity of the imperialistic powers who use the Holocaust to muzzle critical voices and to achieve advantages concerning the legitimization of a planned war. This is criticism against the exploitation of the Holocaust....

In IRNA-dispatch (2005-12-14) Arabian author Ghazi Abu Daqa writes: "The Iranian president has nothing against the followers of Judaism [...] Ahmadinejad is against Zionism as well as its expansionist and occupying policy. That is why he managed to declare to the world with courage that there is no place for the Zionist regime in the world civilized community."
It's no wonder that such opinions do not go down particularly well with the ideas of the centers of power in the Western world...

A dispatch by Reuters confirms 2006-02-21: "The Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki has [...] repudiated that his state would want the Jewish state Israel 'wiped off the map'. [...] Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been misunderstood. 'Nobody can erase a country from the map.' Ahmadinejad was not thinking of the state of Israel but of their regime [...]. 'We do not accredit this regime to be legitimate.' [...] Mottaki also accepted that the Holocaust really took place in a way that six million Jews were murdered during the era of National Socialism."...

...2006-02-20 the Chairman of the Counsil of Jews in France (Crif) says in Paris: "The Iranian President's assertions do not rank behind Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'". Paul Spiegel, President of the Central Counsil of Jews in Germany, 2005-12-10 in the 'Welt' qualifies the statements of Ahmadinejad to be "the worst comment on this subject that he has ever heard of a statesman since A. Hitler". At the White House the Iranian President is even named Hitler. And the German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel as well moves over Iran's President towards Hitler and National Socialism by saying 2006-02-04 in Munich: "Already in the early 1930's many people said that it is only rhetoric. One could have prevented a lot in time if one had acted... Germany is in the debt to resist the incipiencies and to do anything to make clear where the limit of tolerance is. Iran remains in control of the situation, it is still in their hands."

All this indicates war. Slobodan Milosevic became Hitler. The result was the war of the Nato against Yugoslavia. Saddam Hussein became Hitler. What followed was the war the USA and their coalition of compliant partners waged against Iraq. Now the Iranian President becomes Hitler.

And someone who is Hitler-like can assure a hundred times that he only wants to use nuclear energy in a peaceful way. Nobody will believe him. Somebody like Hitler can act within the scope of all contracts. Acting contrary to contract will nevertheless be imputed to him. "Virtually none of the Western states recognize that uranium enrichment is absolutely legal. There is no restriction by contract or by the law of nations. Quite the contrary: Actually the Western countries would have the duty to assist Iran with these activities, according to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. As long as a state renounces the bomb it is eligible for technical support by the nuclear powers." (Jörg Pfuhl, ARD radio studio Istanbul 2006-01-11) But - all this does not count if the Head of a state is stigmatized as Hitler. 19 Apr 2006