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SPEAKING THE TRUTH? April 21, 2009

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Israel-Palestine.

Sometimes the truth needs to be told, and it can be unpleasant and discomforting. So was President Admadinejad simply speaking truly ?

Al Jazeera reports:

Ahmadinejad told delegates at the summit in Switzerland on Monday, that after the Second World War the United States and other nations had established a “cruel, oppressive and racist regime in occupied Palestine”.

“The UN security council has stabilised this occupation regime and supported it in the last 60 years giving them a free hand to continue their crimes,” he told delegates at the Durban Review Conference hall in Geneva.

Dozens of diplomats from countries including Britain and France left the hall in protest as he made the remarks.

Ahmadinejad also asked the conference: “What were the root causes of the US attacks against Iraq or invasion of Afghanistan? “The Iraqi people have suffered enormous losses … wasn’t the military action against Iraq planned by the Zionists … in the US administration, in complicity with the arms manufacturing companies?”.

Many delegates who remained in the hall applauded Ahmadinejad’s comments.

Ahmadinejad is not saying anything here in these extracts that is extraordinary. Anybody who even half follows events knows what he is saying is accurate. So why all the drama?

The dehumanization and ill treatment of Palestinians, remembering the Gaza slaughter, must stop. Injustice is plain to see and is intolerable to any standard of human decency. Why does not the Australian Government speak to that? It is not at if the fraternal Israeli Labor Party is a major force in that society, having like it counterpart compromised itself almost out of existence.


Gary at Public Opinion would be prepared to take issue with Ahmadinejad. I agree, as a democratic government, the Australian Government might behave democratically in world forums and thereby demonstrate active citizenship of the global community.

The success of Zionist has been closely related to the bootprints of imperialism, principally the British and American forms of that political and economic disease. As a historical after wash, Australia continues with its sychophanic relationship with its founding doctrine. The effete British, were so so civilized in the early days of New South Wales. Much as the Americans were to reduce themselves in very recent times, they resorted to base forms of torture and inhumanity. They became savages in the name of their glorious civilization.

One of the hardest things to do, so it seems, is to recognize the truth and injustice of history.

The editorial in The Sydney Morning Herald descends into lunacy by suggesting, ad hominen in this instance, that Ahmadinejad is a Holocaust denier, while arguing that Australia should attend the UN forum.

What an unexpected surprise to read the report from Jason Koutsoukis in The Sydney Morning Herald that Ahmadinejad’s speech was applauded by the Arab World. Could there be common cause between Shia and Sunnis?



1. Global Voices Online » Australians divided by Durban II boycott - April 23, 2009


2. wmmbb - April 23, 2009

Thanks for the mention, Kevin.

I have no way of knowing how representative, or otherwise, my views may be. In expressing them, I should endeavour to be consistent with respect to both the government of Iran and Israel. Without making generalizations of any kind, and basing judgment of what Ahmadejad was reported to have said, what he is said is true.

I suppose that a conference on racism is bound to generate in equal measure both heat and denial. As far as I am concerned, potential criticism of the NT intervention that requires suspension of the Human Rights Act is fair enough, even warranted, given that we are signatories to the UN Declaration and members of the global community.

3. Global Voices in het Nederlands » AustraliĆ«rs verdeeld over boycot van Durban II - April 23, 2009


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