January 30, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In 2009, Elihu D. Richter and Alex Barnea, two Israeli experts on genocide and the Holocaust, published a noteworthy article on “Tehran’s Genocidal Incitement against Israel.” They point out that Iranian statements demonizing Jews are not new. Back in 1970, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini referred to “wretched Jews,” but later began substituting the word “Zionist” for “Jew.” Khomeini is often called “the Imam” or supreme religious and political leader (Fuehrer in German; Hitler also called himself the Fuehrer, the Leader). “Imam” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Khomeini’s successor, began to dehumanize Israel as a “cancerous tumor.” And the current Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated in October 2005 that “Israel must be wiped off the map.”
Some experts claim that this phrase was a mistranslation and “that Ahmadinejad did not have genocidal intent.” However, Richter and Barnea maintain that the phrase “Israel must be wiped off the map” reflects the Islamic Republic’s official English translation which was reiterated on billboards and murals. Calls for the annihilation of Israel are not new either. Back in the 1950s former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, a strong admirer of Adolf Hitler and the German Nazis, wanted to drive all the Jews into the sea.
Richter and Barnea point out that calls for the annihilation of Israel constitute “incitement to genocide.” The United Nations “Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide” specifies that “genocide is a crime under international law,” and that “direct and public incitement to commit genocide” is a punishable act – indeed, “a crime against humanity.” Iran is a signatory to the convention, and, therefore, bound by its rules. The convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 1948. The convention calls genocide “an odious scourge,” which “has inflicted great losses on humanity.” It is not at all coincidental that the convention was adopted only three years after the Second World War when the Nazis killed six million Jews. As early as January 1939, Hitler threatened to exterminate “the Jewish race in Europe,” while in 1942 and after the U.S. State Department and the British Foreign Office actually shelved alarming and reliable reports on the gas chambers of Auschwitz – until it was too late. Frequent requests to bomb those gas chambers were ignored by the U.S. War Department.
The 1948 Convention also had another genocide in mind, namely the genocide of the Christian Armenians by the Muslim Turks. The acts were perpetrated between 1915 and 1917. Hannibal Travis recently pointed out that Hitler invoked the Armenian genocide when he attacked Poland on September 1, 1939, and started World War II.
Iran’s genocidal hate speech comparable to Nazi rhetoric
Richter and Barnea published a “timeline of statements by Ahmadinejad and other Iranian leaders (2000-2008).” This clearly shows that it is Iran’s core business to destroy Israel and kill all the Jews who live there. Thus, on January 15, 2001, Khamenei said: “The perpetual subject of Iran is the elimination of Israel from the region.” Another translation says: “The mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) is to erase Israel from the map of the region.” And on December 14, 2001, former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said: “If one day… the Islamic world will be equipped with weapons available to Israel now… the deployment of even one atomic bomb inside Israel will wipe it off the face of the earth but would only do damage to the Islamic world.” Apparently, Rafsanjani does not mind that such a bomb would also kill many Muslim Palestinians in Jordan, Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem. Maybe, he sees them as expendable martyrs. In 1988, Rafsanjani said that “we should fully equip ourselves both in the offensive and defensive use of chemical, bacteriological, and radiological weapons.”
In April 2005, Ayatollah Nouri Hamedani, an influential and hardline cleric who resides in Iran’s so-called holy city of Qom, said: “One should fight the Jews and vanquish them so that the conditions for the advent of the Hidden Imam will be met.” The so-called “Hidden Iman” or “Mahdi” is an important apocalyptical theme in Iran’s Shia religion. These hardline clerics believe that all the Jews must be killed or defeated first before the apocalyptic vision of the Hidden Iman comes true. Nouri Hamadi sides with Iran’s current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a religious lunatic who equally loves to emphasize apocalyptical themes. Shortly after his election in 2005, Ahmadinejad said: “Today, we should define our economic, cultural and political policies based on the Mahdi’s return.” (Ahmadinejad’s disastrous economic policies resulted in skyrocketing inflation, by the way.)
Ahmadinejad repeatedly called for the complete elimination of Israel. Thus, on October 26, 2005, he said: “Our dear Imam (Khomeini) ordered that this Jerusalem occupying regime must be erased from the page of time. This was a very wise statement.” On April 14, 2006, he said: “Israel heading towards annihilation.” “A dried rotten tree that will collapse with a single storm.” In December 2006, he said: “The Zionist regime will be wiped out, and humanity will be liberated.” On February 20, 2008, he said: “They (the global powers) have created a black and filthy microbe called the Zionist regime.” Hitler, by they way, referred to Judaism as “the race-tuberculosis of peolpes,” and other Nazi leaders, notably SS-Fuehrer Heinrich Himmler and Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, depicted the Jews as “bacteria”, “virus” or “vermin” – “Ungeziefer” in German. The only way to get rid of all those “very dangerous Jews” is to execute them or kill them in gas chambers such as the ones which were operating in Auschwitz and Majdadek, two Nazi death camps where “Zyklon B” was used. That is how the Holocaust started – with anti-Semitic rhetoric and paranoid conspiration theories.
On April 17, 2008, Ahmadinejad emphasized apocalyptic themes once again, when he said: “The region and the world are prepared for great changes and for being cleansed of Satanic enemies” (referring to the Great Satan – USA – and Little Satan – Israel). He was echoing Goebbels and Nazi party ideologist Alfred Rosenberg who equally linked the Jews to “Satanic” forces.
On January 12, 2009, Hassan Rowhani, Ali Khamenei’s representative on the Supreme National Security Council, referred to Israel as a “cancerous tumor.” So did Khamenei himself on several occasions. Hitler, too, more than once likened the Jews to a cancer. “For example, in 1941 Hitler ordered the excising of what he called ‘the Jewish cancer’ from Germany,” Clifford D. May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, points out in an illuminating article on “Iran’s threats to Israel echo the words of Hitler.”
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon addressed the conference of non-alligned nations in Tehran in August 2012. Without naming his the host country Iran by name, he lashed out against any member state of the UN that threatens to annihilate or eliminate another member state: “I strongly reject threats by any member state to destroy another, or outrageous attempts to deny historical facts such as the Holocaust.” “Claiming that Israel does not have the right to exist or describing it in racist terms is not only wrong but undermines the very principle we all have pledged to uphold,” he added. Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a known Holocaust denier, was sitting right next to him and looked very embarassed.
The expedient or altruistic lie
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, the UN’s own nuclear watchdog, is deeply concerned about Iran’s nuclear program. There is no doubt about the military dimensions of this program, and Iran is not very cooperative. The Iranians pretend to be willing to negotiate, but their real actions point in another direction. An Iranian nuclear bomb will pose a direct threat to the existence of Israel. Ahmad Hashemi, a well informed former Iranian official, recently raised the alarm when he wrote: “During my four and a half years as an employee of the Iranian foreign ministry, I learned beyond doubt, that my country’s participation in talks is purely a stalling tactic.” “While at the Iranian foreign ministry, I served as interpreter for visiting dignitaries, diplomats and officials. I paid close attention to public proclamations and official statements. And I was present at inner-circle conversations in which a number of high-profile Iranian officials made no secret of their intention to go atomic.” “I interpreted as the Iranian defense officials misinformed and deceived the (IAEA) inspectors.” “Using a well-known concept in Shiite jurisprudence known as the expedient or altruistic lie, Iranian officials are perfectly willing to lie when it comes to their intentions and programs.” “Once the extent of the deception is understood, the question should not be whether Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful but rather when and how the program can be safely terminated.”
The Russians play a nefarious role both in Syria and Iran. This is not new either. When Khomeini came to power in 1979 the then communist Soviet Union or “the Soviets” supported the new so-called “anti-imperialist” Iranian leaders, even after the same Muslim fanatics cracked down on local Iranian communists. In his book “The Soviet Union and Revolutionary Iran” Aryeh Y. Yodfat makes the following observation: “A strange situation now developed in which the Soviets supported those whom they generally termed ‘reactionary’ (those who rejected Western culture and concepts of which communism too was a part), while opposing those who had called for modernization and relative secularization.”
The Russians, therefore, cannot be trusted, at least as long as they continue to support the obnoxious Syrian and Iranian regimes.
Emerson Vermaat is an investigative reporter in the Netherlands. Website: emersonvermaat.com.
Elihu D. Richter and Alex Barnea, Tehran’s Genocidal Incitement against Israel, in: Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2009, pp. 45-51.
Leo Kuper, The Prevention of Genocide (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1985), pp. 241-246 (Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide).
Hannibal Travis, Did the Armenian Genocide Inspire Hitler?, in: Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2013, pp. 27-35.
Kasra Naji, Ahmadinejad. The Secret History of Iran’s Radical Leader (London/New York: I.B. Tauris, 2008), p. 92. (Quote from Ahmadinejad on “the Mahdi’s return”).
Claus-Ekkehard Bärsch, Die politische Religion des Nationalsozialismus (Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1998) p. 125, 126. (Jews depicted as “Satanic” by Goebbels.)
Clifford D. May, Iran’s Threats to Israel echo the words of Hitler, deserve censure, in: Deseret News, August 24, 2012.
Jerusalem Post, August 30, 2012 (“Ban condemns Iran’s threats, Holocaust denial”).
Ahmad Hashemi, Don’t be fooled: Iran wants the bomb, in: The Times of Israel, January 17, 2013.
Aryeh Y. Yodfat, The Soviet Union and Revolutionary Iran (London: Croom Helm, 1984), p. 114.
"...Sixteen North Koreans, including 14 technicians and two top military officers, are among those trapped after a Jan. 21 explosion destroyed much of Iran’s Fordow nuclear site, a source reveals. The source who provided the initial information on the explosion at one of Iran’s most important nuclear sites has now provided details about the degree of the destruction..." [source, Reza Kahlili, New Details Surface on Iran Nuclear Explosion, World Net Daily]
The WH is expressing public doubts as to whether this event actually took place, as attested to by Obama flack Jay Carney at yesterday's presser. Similarly the UN's lapdog IAEA first denied that any damage had occurred at Fordow but upon further inquiry by WND, refused to disclose the basis for the IAEA falling into line with the Iranian disinformation machine, that IAEA had indeed visited the site in question after the alleged explosions and found no damage.
The Fordow installation is believed to be at the center of Iran's not-so-clandestine nuclear weapons program. It was thought to be nearly invulnerable to any conventional means of attack, though in previous pieces we suggested several methods whereby the facility could be seriously compromised...one of which was simply to attack Fordow's HVAC system - essential to an underground operation - which would have to vent somewhere into the atmosphere leaving it quite vulnerable.
Foreign nationals - all nuke technicians, engineers and/or scientists - are widely seen as the critical component in the renegade Islamist state's nuke program as it seeks to assemble the "Shia A Bomb." Chinese, Russians, Pakistanis and N. Koreans are believed to now be providing the bulk elemental expertise [not to mention hardware and fissionable material] to hasten the Mullocracy's grand plan to incinerate Israel and intimidate the West.
We held this story for a few days seeking confirmation or denial and now believe that Fordow has indeed been damaged, the extent of which is still undetermined as we go to press.
We found [and continue to] find it telling that Iranian state media has not reported either way on the alleged damage to the facility - when brisk denials are usually the order of the day when attempting to cover-up negative developments.
Actually this is far more than simply negative news, a setback for the Iranian program. If true, it is of strategic importance.
It shows that Iranian security is actually a sieve, penetrated at will by well-trained special operators - a hint of Israel's boldness and contempt for the crudity of the Middle East's ability to defend itself from a well-planned airstrike - was provided a few days ago when Israeli aircraft penetrated and then operated within Syrian air-security for at least 16 hours. As most of our readers know, Syria's [now obviously porous] air defense system was proved by Iran.
It is a poorly kept secret in DC that DOD types are operating under severe restrictions put in place by Team Obama not to employ any ground forces to take Fordow out.
Then of course there is Mr. Obama's general disdain for the Jewish state...
As a result, U.S. national security planners have been thrashing about to find a way of destroying the plant using only conventional weapons - a daunting technical challenge.
No U.S. casualties...repeat...NO...casualties, no body count.
These people knew from the get-go that even a super size bunker buster HE explosive device would be of limited value in an attack, though the entire mountain could have easily been taken out by a fair sized nuke - something not in the cards for Mr. Obama and his clown posse of advisors.
So we surmise that if Fordow was indeed severely damaged, that it was done by some country other than the United States, most likely carried out by a small strike team.
Picture a Hebrew speaking Delta, SEAL or similar SPECOPS type force...
We must emphasize much of the above is speculation, informed speculation, but speculation nonetheless, but is seems that Iran might just have learned a very tough lesson over the last 10 or so days - that its rabid, religiously extremist breast beating, is just that...100% bluster and that those in the West who care about security matters now know it too.
Thoughts on the San Francisco Walk For Life
By CAMILLE GIGLIO
January 30, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - This year, 2013, marks forty years of the infant holocaust in the United States. As in every year since then, January 23, marks the Pro Life Movement’s memorialization of the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court Decision legalizing the performance of abortion for all nine months of pregnancy.
In the Bible the number 40 has great significance, especially in regards to chastisement. We recall the 40 years that the Jews wandered in the desert. We recall the story of Noah and the Ark in which it rained for 40 days and 40 nights. We have 40 days of Lent before we can enjoy Easter. In all these stories, following the end of the chastisement there was salvation, joy, lives and souls redeemed.
Washington, D.C. has 40 times been the scene of the gatherings of thousands to call for an end to abortion. Close to 500,000 this year. This January 26th, San Francisco was the scene of 40,000 people, some from as far away as New Mexico, attending its 7th Roe v Wade Anniversary event.
San Francisco’s new Archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, opened the Walk with prayer and Archbishop and Papal Nuncio Carlos Maria Vigano, Rome’s Ambassador to the United States, carried a special blessing and message of encouragement from the Pope. The Nuncio, reading from the Pope’s message stated that “You are the best of the U.S.A.” The Pope’s message reminded us that “every child brings us God’s smile.”
One of the speakers, Elaine Riddick from North Carolina, speaking of the forced sterilization she endured, picked up the theme of every child being a vision of God’s smile and reminded us that if our government continues this attack on the preborn, we may not ever see God’s smile.
Ms Riddick, pregnant at a very young age, was sterilized without her knowledge following the birth of that baby who, now 37 years old, accompanied her to the Walk. Her Grandmother, unable to read, had signed a permission paper for medical care which included consent for sterilization.
Ms. Riddick also gave some startling statistics on the number of sterilizations performed on people of color and the economically deprived as late as 1974 in her state (2,099 of them performed on girls ages 19 and under) as well as in Virginia with a total of 11,000.
As usual in this too worldly city of San Francisco local as well as national media gave as much prominence to the scant 300 pro abort protesters huddled at Justin Hermann Plaza near the waterfront as they did to the 40,000 pro life witnesses joyously assembled at Civic Center/UN Plaza across from City Hall. The San Francisco Chronicle headlined its story as SF Abortion Rally shows 40 year split and provided 3 pro life photos and 6 pro abort photos in its online publication.
The real spirit of the pro life movement comes not so much from the speakers on the platform telling their grim stories of abandonment and pleas for forgiveness. The true spirit and message that life is the right choice comes from the audience; from the parents pushing baby carriages, the happy faces of children, teenagers, senior citizens and those in wheel chairs along with a very generous and inspiring presence of religious who attend the yearly event.
I spoke with some teenage boys in a group of 23 students who attended from a bible based church in East Palo Alto, Iglesia Pan de Vida (Bread of Life), and their pastor Reina Anguiano. This was their first time to attend and they seemed genuinely happy to be a part of the event. They were proudly holding a large sign supporting the right to life.
There were 150 teens from the Catholic Church of Sacred Heart/St. Benedict in Hollister. They came with their Pastor the Reverend Rudy Ruiz. These students attend a public school in Hollister which has a strong Planned Parenthood presence on the largely Latino campus.
One of the Sacred Heart CCD teachers also in attendance spoke with me about her efforts with the students to counteract the Planned Parenthood disinformation campaign.
Following the close of the formal part of the event the crowd moved, as one, to walk about 1.5 miles to the foot of Market St. and Justin Hermann Plaza which the pro aborts had earlier occupied.
One new element entered the Walk for Life’s usual upbeat but orderly parade down Market Street. A separate group creating a little nervousness amongst the walk for LIfe organizers, entitled Created Equal, obtained permission from authorities in San Francisco, quite surprisingly, to display a jumbotron 3 minute video loop of abortion. They put up their audio and video display at the corner of 5th and market right in front of the Gap store. They had also used their display the day previously in D.C. There was a person with a mike speaking to the rather responsive crowd of pro lifers passing by who could be heard to give occasional loud cheers.
A spokesman for the group declared that if there is going to be a demonstration for the Right to Life then the babies killed by abortion should have some representation at these events. The idea being that we are supposed to be marching to stop abortion, not make abortion an annual excuse for a Walk or a March. Let us also hope and pray that our 40 years of praying and working to end abortion will find favor with God and allow us to come out of the flood of death and onto the dry land of redemption.
January 28, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On its second anniversary, it seems that the commemoration of Egypt's "Arab Spring" revolution has gotten a bit out of hand resulting in president Morsi declaring a 30 day national emergency and consequent declaration of martial law.
There is a generalized air of violence permeating the country, with institutions seemingly incapable of handling the rioting which is taking place across the country, in Port Said, Cairo, Ismailia, in numerous cities along the Suez Canal as well as other important population and commerce centers.
President Morsi - who remains a high ranking official within the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood [MB] - has rammed a new edict through Egypt's compliant Shari'a based Shura Council, which will allow the military to act as judge, jury and executioner [please refer to Muslim Brotherhood Asked For Law Giving Arrest Powers To Military, Al-Masry Al-Youm for further clarification].
In other words, Egypt is now undeniably a totalitarian state. It should be noted that though deposed [and imprisoned] president Mubarak governed under a similar lack of legal restraint, much of his concern and energy was directed at suppressing the very Muslim Brotherhood which now runs the country.
As the lawlessness spreads and fear sets in, Mr. Morsi will find an environment which is rife with opportunities [never let a crisis go to waste] to further extend his already considerable power.
By the end of trading today, the Egyptian stock market appeared to be selling off, though in the main its actions were today somewhat restrained - after hours trading will give a clearer picture of just how badly the burgeoning riots have damaged this remnant of Egypt's capitalistic infrastructure.
To long time observers of the MB, Egypt and its Arab Spring none of this is surprising. Total power was always the group's goal and now taking advantage of the rising chaos it seems that the Brotherhood's gambit is now an accomplished fact.
We have and continue to maintain that president Barack Obama is in large part responsible for creating the atmosphere in which such events are taking place, not just in Egypt but throughout the Middle East. His administration has not only provided the kindling for such a conflagration and lit the fuse with his incredibly ignorant "Muslim outreach," starting with Obama's June 4, 2009 Cairo speech, but is now fanning the flames by continuing to provide state-of-the-art military aid [including F-16s] to the renegade Morsi regime.
A Few Words About "Assault Weapons"
By WILLIAM MAYER
January 17, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Wednesday morning, President Obama conducted a surreal dog-and-pony show using school children as human shields. This in a cowardly attempt to hide his true agenda - registrations then confiscation of all firearms.
Administratively, in what we believe is clearly an unconstitutional end-run around the Second Amendment, Team Obama has issued a set of new "guidelines" and/or Executive Orders which direct various federal agencies to carry out specific steps to address the alleged problem - easy access to defensive weaponry by American citizens.
First observation - It's impossible to ignore the President and Vice President BiteMe's shameless use of innocent kids as pawns in a high-stakes game of chess, a tactic which is identical to that employed by the Third Reich.
Since the November election the neo-Marxist/neo-Fascists, led by Mr. Obama, have moved with great haste to implement key elements in what might be called the left's implicit agenda.
All political ideologies/philosophies are at their core an attempt to define the world in terms [he who controls the language, controls the narrative/agenda] which lend themselves to the solutions provided by said ideologies.[Read More]