December 15, 2006

Ahmadmanjihad’s Effective Strategy

In engaging his full scale Holocaust denial campaign (even to the extent of having held his global conference on the subject earlier this week), the Iranian president is embacing a multifaceted and highly effective strategy that demonstrates he is, indeed, no dummy (or perhaps he is, and the leaders of certain western countries are just dumber than he is), according to an on-point analysis by megaperceptive columnist Caroline Glick.

So why is the guy who is gunning for a new Holocaust belittling the last one?

First of all, by doing so he empowers those Germans and friends of Germany who carried it out. By denying the Holocaust Ahmadinejad turns the Nazis into victims and so provides a space for them to express themselves after a sixty year silence. Indeed, in Germany neo-Nazism is a burgeoning political and social force that proudly parades its links to Iran.

The German fascist party NPD’s followers demonstrated in support of Iran at the World Cup in Germany last spring. This week, Der Spiegel reported that attacks against Jewish children have increased markedly in recent years. Jewish children and their non-Jewish friends have been humiliated in anti-Semitic rituals unheard of since the Nazi era. “Jew” has become one of the most prevalent derogatory terms in use in Germany today.

Iran’s adoption of Holocaust denial as an official, defiant policy gives legitimacy to this striking phenomenon. This is especially the case since Iran is blaming the Jews for silencing these poor fascists. In his same letter to Merkel Ahmadinejad wrote, “The perpetual claimants against the great people of Germany are the bullying Zionists that funded the Al Quds Occupying Regime with the force of bayonets in the Middle East.”

of course does not limit his efforts to the Nazis. He is also setting the cognitive conditions for the annihilation of Israel for the international Left by presenting Israel’s existence as a direct result of the Holocaust. As Iran’s Foreign Minister Manoucher Mottaki said this week, “If the official version of the Holocaust is thrown into doubt, then the identity and nature of Israel will be thrown into doubt.”

In short, Iran views Holocaust denial as a strategic propaganda tool. By downgrading the Holocaust, Iran mobilizes supporters and paralyzes potential opponents. Its coupling of the last Holocaust with the one it signals daily it intends to carry out, wins it support among the Nazis and the Sunnis alike. Its presentation of the Holocaust as a myth used to exploit Muslims wins its support in the international Left which increasingly views Israel as an illegitimate state. So by denying the Holocaust Iran raises its leadership profile both regionally and globally.
Indeed, even if the Left doesn’t buy into Holocaust denial, it can still agree with Iran’s conclusion that Israel has no right to exist. As Mottaki explained, “If during this [Holocaust denial conference] it is proved that the Holocaust was a historical reality, then what is the reason for the Muslim people of the region and the Palestinians having to pay the cost of the Nazis’ crimes?”


Merkel and her fellow Germans have spent an inordinate amount of time over the past three years condemning the Nazi Holocaust. This week they even organized a special Holocaust condemning conference in response to the Iranian Holocaust denying conference.

over the same time period, they have conducted negotiations with Teheran as part of the EU-3 that have enabled Iran to continue its nuclear progress; obstructed US efforts to levy sanctions on Iran; and maintained active trade relations with Iran. Merkel’s government has continued the practice of providing loan guarantees to German firms doing business with Iran. In 2005, German-Iranian trade stood at about $5 billion.
Now, after three years of disastrous negotiations with the mullahs, Germany has finally come around to supporting the European draft sanctions resolution against Iran being debated in the UN Security Council. The problem is that the proposed sanctions are so weak that they will have no impact on Iran’s ability to move on with its nuclear bomb program.

The obvious fact that the sanctions will have no impact on Iran has not made a dent in Merkel’s refusal to support military action against Iran under any circumstances - a refusal she reiterated while standing next to Israel’s Prime Minister on Tuesday.

Yeah, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, that completely clueless waste of skin who is as much a threat to the future of Israel as is the Iranian President.

Olmert was apparently too busy admitting that Israel has nuclear weapons only to take back his admission hours later, absurdly praising Russian President Vladimir for his opposition to the “nuclearlization of Iran” which Putin is actively promoting, and promising to give Judea and Samaria to Holocaust denier Mahmoud Abbas to take issue with Merkel’s statement. And that is a pity, because by taking issue with it, he would have gone far towards destroying the effectiveness of Iran’s Holocaust denial strategy.

Read the entire OpEd here.

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7 Responses to “Ahmadmanjihad’s Effective Strategy”

  1. Old Soldier Says:

    I find it extremely odd that the “Palestinians” who have any claim on land occupied by present day Israel were not Arabs and certainly were not Muslims. They were bedouin-like worshippers of many gods. The Arabs/Muslims have done such a good job of propagandizing the situation to the point that most of the uninformed world believes there is an Arab/Muslim claim to Israeli land.

    Satan’s fingerprints are all over this situation - that’s for sure!

  2. Seth Says:

    Old Soldier –

    Very true. The Arab Muslim world has been employing that stupidest of people as dumbjohns for its own ends since they first found a use for them.

    As time passes, Islam increasingly demonstrates that it is more an oppressive, murderous satanic cult than a religion.

    If the west doesn’t quit pussyfooting around with Iran, there is little doubt but that there will be a nuclear war, the west’s fault as much as Iran’s for not addressing the problem while there is still time, and for permitting Ahmadmanjihad to browbeat and con the spineless leaders in Europe, and the useful idiots here.

  3. Ken Taylor Says:

    You know what is interesting that everyone seems to forget, prior to 1947 this land belonged by colonization to the Brits and the French prior to that to the Turks for 400 years and of course there is the biblical account which gives it to Israel. The Palestinians other than squaters rigth have never had a real calim to the land yet everyone wants to boot Israel out and give it to the Palestinians. Additionally whether Ahmadmanjihad wants to rant or hold conferences or not the Holocoust happened there is unquestionable evidence along with survivors accounts and endless detailed Nazi records, so his bellyaching will not change the truth. Its time we put this littel Hitler in his place and showed him the full and true might of the US. I would bet that if we placed several carrier groups at his back door and about 250,000 troops on his border with Iraq we wouldn’t even have to fire a shot and this little dictator would shut his mouth and wet his Islamic pants!

  4. Seth Says:

    Ken –

    Two generations of “Palestinian” parents have been raising their children to die for the lie, which only shows how much value the death cult of Islam places on its children.

    Remember the Golda Meir quote: “When the Arabs come to love their children as much as they hate the Jews, there will be peace in the Middle East.”

    Ahmadmanjihad and the rest of the Holocaust denial crowd may convince young leftists, wannabe nazis, ignorant Arabs and other intellectual flotsam, but speaking for myself, when I was a kid and attended weddings, bar-mitzvahs (including my own), etc, I met relatives who had camp numbers tattooed on their arms. My grandmother lost her two brothers to the Gestapo.

    So the denyers, as far as I’m concerned, can do the rest of the world a favor by sticking their heads as far as possible into the bowl and pulling the lever….

  5. Always On Watch Says:

    The mullahs are telling Ahmadinejad how to play the anti-Semitic card. And, yes, the Holocaust Conference is going to unite the Muslim world and the left. Both Sunnis and Shi’ites want to annihilate Israel.

    Every major university here in the States rants about the rights of the Pseudostinians. This propaganda from our educational institutions has been going on since the 60s. Many adults–young and otherwise–don’t know the real history of that area and, therefore, fall for the propaganda.

  6. Seth Says:

    AOW –

    It seems that Islam and liberals have one thing in common, besides their hatred for the American political system: Knowing that what they have to offer is not what any freedom loving person would want, they have to use shameless, blatant lies to market their respective agendas.

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