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December 16, 2005

The Doublespeak of Iranian apologia

Topics: Iran

The Iranian interior minister in a statement that amounts to doublespeak has claimed that the western governments have misunderstood the remarks of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In defending the remarks of the Iranian president he stated that what we understand by those remarks is not correct:

Actually the case has been misunderstood. (Ahmadinejad) did not mean to raise this matter."

Ahmadinejad "wanted to say that if others harmed the Jewish community and created problems for the Jewish community, they have to pay the price themselves. People like the Palestinian people or other nations should not pay the price (for it).

As I've said, it's doublespeak, and both the press and western governments know it - the Iranians are fooling only themselves if they actually believe that others will fall for their verbal contortions. After all, how do you misunderstand this:

"They have fabricated a legend under the name 'massacre of the Jews' "?
That's exactly what Ahmadinejad told a crowd in Zahedan Wednesday.

And what about this: "On Friday, Ayatollah Alii Meshkini endorsed Ahmadinejad's remarks. The ayatollah told a crowd that the president's comments were "completely logical." He went on to say, "After the Second World War, the Zionists have spread lies that Hitler, Austria and Germany killed more than 6 million Jews in the furnace, in order to create a favorable situation for themselves in the world." That "favorable situation" included huge numbers of Jews with numbers tattooed on their arms and many more left to mourn the loss of their entire families."

So, what do you think? Sounds an awful lot like doublespeak to me - mixed in with a unhealthy dose of an inability on the part of the Islamists to recognize, be cognizant of, understand, or say anything, remotely truthful!

Posted by at December 16, 2005 11:05 PM

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