Skip to comments.Iran is already far beyond yellow badges
Posted on 05/20/2006 11:59:18 PM PDT by familyop
Iran is denying reports that it has passed legislation requiring its Jews to wear yellow cloth strips to single them out, its Christians to wear a red version and Zoroastrians a blue one.
Some are unpersuaded. The Simon Wiesenthal Center's Rabbi Marvin Hier, for instance, is adamant "that the national uniform law was passed and that certain colors were selected for Jews and other minorities." But Teheran is adamant and scandalized. The reports of such Nazi-echoed branding "are slanderous accusations a smear campaign," according to an outraged Iranian government spokesman.
So that's all right then? We can all relax? Hardly.
Whether or not President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Islamist regime are yet publicly marking out their non-Muslim second-class citizens is not the point. Iran has moved much further already. It is deep into a relentless campaign to delegitimize Jews and other infidels everywhere. It has leapt over a first step of denigrating its own minorities to the second step of denigrating them the world over.
In Ahmadinejad's world view, and in his vicious daily rhetoric, Israel has no right to exist, and will be wiped out, because the Jews have no right to a country of their own. And if a world without the United States seems unrealistic now, then it is a dream, he tells his followers, that must not be abandoned.
Some world leaders, with a misplaced sense of what their own self-interest requires, persist in discounting Ahmadinejad as an immature leader who talks a good war but wouldn't dare get into one. Such willful self-delusion unfortunately ignores the facts of Iran's well-developed missile program, its global terror network and, most troubling of course, its self-hyped progress toward a nuclear capability.
In the Nazi-era 60 and more years ago, mass killing required a veritable industry and a great deal of time - and thus the creation of a wide environment that would tolerate if not participate in it. Man's fiendish capacity for improving its ability to kill itself has ensured a series of terrible advances since then. Today, when the will for genocide is there, the way is easier and swifter.
This weekend's news reports, true or false, should not be shocking anyone into action. The shock should long since have registered. Israel may be on the front line, but the whole world is facing a regime that threatens all of our most basic freedoms, and that is dangerously far down the road to obtaining the means to realize the threat.
It may not be too late to stop Iran without a resort to military intervention. But it will certainly be too late if concerted international action is not initiated very soon.
Im afraid the time has already passed.
(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")
" Zoroastrians a blue one. "
I might be for that, what is a Zoroastrian?
No offence, but you have vastly underestimated his intentions
Amadmaninjammys is convinced that Muhammed has chosen him to fulfill Islams destiny and bring about the end of days. Everything he is doing right now centers around his belief that the 12th Imam is about to crawl out of a well, they think they know which well, and when this Imam awakens from the dead and crawls out of it, the Apocalypse starts, and eveyone dies who doesn't convert to Islam. Amadman expects this to happen within the next two years, but is hoping to speed things up.
This is all according to speeches he makes on a constant basis, and pretty much ignored by the MSM.
"...one who worships fire and certain legendary individuals of the pre-Ancient past. Try the keyword "Zarathustra" in a search for background material."
Thats enough info those people are going on my list.
Ahmadinejad, albeit "immature", and given his many stupid statements, is smart enough to know that he can't fight the entire world. If he chooses to do so, he and his country will be defeated (or destroyed).
Rather, Ahmadinejad wants to be the leader of the Middle East and be the biggest threat to the West now that Saddam is gone.
Ahmad is a fanatical religious zealot bent on self immolation and the entire destruction of as much of the world as possible on his way to paradise - or hell, depending on your theology.
This is not a man or a movement that can be dealt with reasonably. Asymetric warfare does not do adequate justice to strategizing the bizzare suicidal ambitions of these crazies.
Ahmad has made it clear that his savior who lives in a well will only return when the world is thrown into fiery chaos. That is his ambition. There is nothing in Ahmad's philosophy so benign as world domination. His is unremitting madness.
Zoroastrianism is the spiritual foundation of the Persian culture and is extant in India. Its metaphysic views good and evil in a perfectly balanced eternal struggle. It is explicitly not coherent with Judeo Christian tradition. It is, nontheless, not belligerent and its adherents, such as the Bahai, choose to remain at peace with others.
But Teheran is adamant and scandalized. The reports of such Nazi-echoed branding "are slanderous accusations
a smear campaign," according to an outraged Iranian government spokesman.
No I'm not.
["......This is all according to speeches he makes on a constant basis..."]
Yes, I've heard all of his 'hot air' in his speeches too.
No I'm not.
Sorry. My words can seem calloused. You are, however, in error.
This is a religious war more than it is a political one. The war is between those who stand for peace and those who are committed to war and destruction.
Make no mistake, the leadership of Iran does not want peace in any form. They seek the means to destroy the world.