IRAN DECLARES ITS NUCLEAR BAD INTENTIONS
By Alan Caruba
As any student in Psychology 101 learns, there is a psychological defense mechanism called “projection,” a mechanism by which an individual -- especially a neurotic or psychotic individual -- “projects” onto another person his or her own intentions, motivations, and justifications. If Person A says Person B is planning to harm Person A, there’s a strong chance the truth is that Person A is planning to harm Person B.
On August 1, 2006, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was addressing a rally that was carried on the Iranian News Channel (IRINN), and his speech was translated by the Middle East Media Research Center and posted on its Internet website. It is there for anyone to read: http://memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD122906
Ahmadinejad was denouncing Israel’s efforts to defend itself against the rain of Iranian-supplied rockets and missiles, and, of course, it was the Israelis' own fault they were under attack. The crowd was chanting “Death to Israel.” The Iranian President proceeded to give his own history lesson to the crowd, but, since he adheres to the the notion that the Holocaust never happened, along with some other extraordinarily paranoid notions, his version of history is a bit skewed.
The real history could fill a book, but, suffice it to say, a very small group of European Jews, despairing of ever being accepted in their home countries, rife with anti-Semitism, concluded that Jews should immigrate to Palestine, with a view to reestablishing the nation of Israel. The idea began with the publication, in 1896, of Theodor Hertzl’s The Jewish State.
The first Zionist Congress was held, in 1897, in Basle, Switzerland. It was never a popular idea, which accounts for why, years later, the Nazis were able to round up and kill six million European Jews. Those who had immigrated to Palestine bought land from Arabs who largely considered it worthless. What they bought was a desert.
After the Holocaust, the fall of Nazi Germany and the close of the Second World II, those Jews who survived the Nazi Holocaust concluded that living in Europe was no longer viable and, encouraged by Zionist organizations, they immigrated to Palestine. Did Zionists want to recreate Israel? Yes, of course. It was to be a Jewish nation where Jews would be safe from those who wanted to kill them. They had, however, merely traded one set of murderers for another. When independence was declared in 1948, Israel was immediately attacked by five Arab nations.
According to Ahmadinejad, “They claimed that these are people whose forefathers had lived in this land 2,500 years ago, and that they should therefore be the rulers of this land.” The word “claimed” gives away his view that Jews had no claim on the area. On the other hand, during the Crusades, both Christians and Muslims had fought over the same land while making their own claims to it.
Ahmadinejad’s interpretation, however, is that “They (the Jews) established a regime, aimed at threatening, trespassing, murdering, and pillaging.” To put it another way, Israel’s 2% of the Middle East population, living on 1% of its landmass, exists to do terrible things to the 98% of Arabs and Persians living on 99% of it. You have to be really nuts to believe stuff like this.
By this time, the crowd was chanting “Death to America.”
We are now in the Twilight Zone of Muslim madness.
Pardon me, but didn’t Judaism introduce the concept of monotheism while folks in the Middle East were worshipping moon gods and a host of other dieties? And isn’t Hezbollah the wholly owned subsidiary of Iran?
Kenneth R. Timmerman is President of Middle East Data Project, Inc., and author of Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran. On August 2, 2006, writing in The Washington Times, Timmerman compared the actions of Hezbollah in Lebanon to the 1936 Spanish Civil War. “Just as Adolf Hitler used Francisco Franco as his proxy in Spain to test new military techniques and equipment on the battlefield, so Iran is using Hezbollah as its proxy to do the same.” This is a particularly apt and ominous analogy.
Now here is where “projection” is most evident, as Ahmadinejad told the crowd:
This is the language of a man preparing to use nuclear weapons against Israel, England, and America. Waiting for him to do it is not an option.
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Alan Caruba is a veteran business and science writer, a Public Relations Counselor, and Founder of the National Anxiety Center, a clearinghouse for information about media-driven scare campaigns. Caruba writes a weekly commentary, "Warning Signs," posted on the Internet website of the National Anxiety Center, which is located at www.anxietycenter.com.
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