Here We Go Again ...

Remember this post from a while back about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comment that Isreal should be "wiped off the map"?

Well, turns out that he's at it again:

"Some European countries insist on saying that Hitler killed millions of innocent Jews in furnaces and they insist on it to the extent that if anyone proves something contrary to that they condemn that person and throw them in jail," IRNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.

"Although we don't accept this claim, if we suppose it is true, our question for the Europeans is: is the killing of innocent Jewish people by Hitler the reason for their support to the occupiers of Jerusalem?" he said.
[emphasis added]

{major-league tip o' the hat to Damian Penny, whose blog is, as usual, the place to go for a Canadian conservative take on foreign affairs}

His Excellency goes on to note that a Jewish homeland would be fine with him, as long as it was on another continent - Europe, to be precise. I guess that's one way of "wiping Isreal off the map", but quite frankly, I fear that he has more of a nuclear option in mind.

So, to recap: we have a man who (a) denies the Holocaust, (b) wants Isreal destroyed, and (c) is in charge of a country that's trying to obtain nuclear weapons, if it hasn't already.

The government of the day in Ottawa would love to tell you what they're going to do about this situation, but they're too busy proving that Stephen Harper doesn't love Canada. Although to be fair, it looks like foreign policy is getting its usual level of attention from all parties during a federal election, i.e., slim-to-none (unless you count America-bashing by PM Jr.).

I don't ask you to do much (except to come back whenever I add a post, and bring your friends!), but I'm asking you to do this: the next time a candidate - from any party - shows up on your doorstep, remind them of what Ahmadinejad is saying, and what's he's trying to do, and ask them what they and their parties think should be done about it.

More later.

(publisher's note: Yes, I should be commenting on the election, and I will. But there are plenty of other places to go if you need an immediate fix.)


At 12:11 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi J,

Great to see you're keeping tabs on this "wild and crazy guy!"(SNL pun intended)

Any one remember June 7th 1981?

Israel will, if it has to, take matters into their own hands again.

As for Mr. Ahmadinejad, I believe this boys about to have hisself an axxident(Shawshank Redemption pun intended)



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