Friday, December 15, 2006

Iran's Obscenity

Israel's consul general Arye Mekel authored this piece in the New York Post Friday. While Iran is getting attention for their Holocaust Denial Conference, it's worth noting what relatives of the victims have to say.
As Iran's government geared up for its "Review of the Holocaust" conference in Tehran, I couldn't help but wonder what my grandparents, Moishe and Golda Klieger, might have said.

Moishe and Golda were murdered by the Nazis in Ukraine more than 60 years ago. Now, in 2006 a sovereign government, a member state of the United Nations, has organized a conference questioning the reality of the Holocaust. Delegates from 30 nations saw fit to debate whether Hitler's systematic murder of 6 million Jews - also including my five uncles and aunts, and many, many more relatives - ever took place.

My grandparents probably wouldn't be surprised by this obsene denial. After all, they saw what were supposedly the most enlightened, democratic societies in Europe transformed into war machines; watched one people dehumanize and decimate another; had humans slaughtered like cattle in front of their very eyes. They had every right to lose faith in humanity.

Read it all.

Meanwhile, outgoing U.N. Ambassador John Bolton suggests charging Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with inciting genocide.
Outgoing American U.N. Ambassador John Bolton and former diplomats from Israel and Canada called on the United Nations yesterday to charge Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with inciting genocide.

The U.N. International Court of Criminal Justice should charge Ahmadinejad for his threats against the United States, for calling for the destruction of Israel and for instigating discrimination against Christians and Jews, the group said.

"It's important that if we are in this stage where we're being given early warning, unambiguously, on what his intentions are, then it's time to take action," Bolton told a symposium of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

Ahmadinejad caused outrage in the West last year by calling for Israel to be "wiped off the map," echoing comments by the Islamic Republic's late founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Speaking at a Tehran conference Tuesday that questioned the Holocaust, Ahmadinejad said Israel's days were numbered.

Rather than justifiably acting against the insane Iranian "leader", we have idiots in this country calling for dialogue. The sooner action is taken, the better. There is precious little time.

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