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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Ahmadinejad's Pen Pal Kisses And Tells: Transcript Of His Letter To Angela Merkel

SPECIAL NOTE: Marcie's post regarding the San Francisco hit-and-run incident late yesterday is right below this one. If you left off before she updated last night, and have missed some of this, scroll down. She added a couple of updates to the initial post, including one late last night.

The German government has released the complete text of Ahmadinejad's letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. I'm not going to cite the whole thing here, but there are a couple of things I'd like to point out in it of particular interest. I should also note that his letter to her didn't close the same way that President Bush did; there was no veiled threat in closing.

World War II came to an end with all its material and moral losses and its 60 million casualties. The death of human beings is tragic and sad. In all divine religions and before all awakened conscience and pure nature of mankind and the sense of right and wrong, the life, property and honor of people, regardless of their religious persuasion and ethnic background, must be respected at all times and all places. Sixty years have passed since the end of the war. But, regrettably the entire world and some nations in particular are still facing its consequences.

Even now the conduct of some bullying powers and power-seeking and aggressive groups is the conduct of victors with the vanquished. The extortion and blackmail continue, and people are not allowed to think about or even question the source of this extortion, otherwise they face imprisonment. When will this situation end?

Sixty years, one hundred years or one thousand years, when? I am sorry to remind you that today the perpetual claimants against the great people of Germany are the bullying powers and the Zionists that founded the Al-Qods Occupying Regime with the force of bayonets in the Middle East.

In his eyes, what the world did for the Jews is seen as some sort of extorition on the part of the Jews. How so? Does he really think that the Jews had a hand in this decision? This was Britain's idea to give the Jews a homeland. There was no sort of extortion from the Jews. But this is how much of the letter goes on about. He spends quite a few paragrpahs ranting about the "Zionists" and their extortion conspiracy over the whole world. What's sad is with such a rant, he makes the conspiracy theorists of 11 September look sane.

I have no intention of arguing about the Holocaust. But, does it not stand to reason that some victorious countries of World War II intended to create an alibi on the basis of which they could continue keeping the defeated nations of World War II indebted to them. Their purpose has been to weaken their morale and their inspiration in order to obstruct their progress and power. In addition to the people of Germany, the peoples of the Middle East have also borne the brunt of the Holocaust. By raising the necessity of settling the survivors of the Holocaust in the land of Palestine, they have created a permanent threat in the Middle East in order to rob the people of the region of the opportunities to achieve progress. The collective conscience of the world is indignant over the daily atrocities by the Zionist occupiers, destruction of homes and farms, killing of children, assassinations and bombardments.

In Ahmadinejad's eyes, Israel is always the aggressor in these wars. Israel never defends herself, and they always act with a level of indiscriminate action that equates them to war criminals. And, of course, the Jews want everything in the region. Never mind the fact that if their neighbors would simply leave them alone that everything would be OK. But no. Their neighbors have to push the envelope, and push them into a war. This nation has seen more attacks on their sovereignty since it was created in 1948 than any other nation on the face of the planet. Take a look at the wars that has befallen Israel, and tell me that they haven't had their fair share of defending their homeland. And none of these wars were started by them. They struck pre-emptively on a couple of occasions, but it only happened AFTER they found out they were about to be attacked.

And if one needs indiscriminate warfare, you only need to look at how Hezbollah conducted operations in the latest Israeli/Hezbollah conflict. Bear in mind that Hezbollah had cutting-edge military technology and real-time intelligence, care of the UN and UNIFIL, respectively in the recent war. With their very clandestine nature, with such things in hand, they could have engaged the IDF with deadly precision. No, Hezbollah chose to lob rockets into Israeli population centers. But by Ahmadinejad's standards, that is "Israeli" aggression.

We need to ask ourselves that for what purposes the millions of dollars that the Zionists receive from the treasury of some Western countries are spent for. Are they used for the promotion of peace and the well-being of the people? Or are they used for waging war against Palestinians and the neighboring countries. Are the nuclear arsenals of Israel intended to be used in defense of the survivors of the Holocaust or as a permanent threat against nations of the region and as an instrument of coercion, and possibly to defend the interests of certain circles of power in the Western countries.

The money that Israel uses is spent in a number of places, and yes some of it (most of it, probably) goes towards their military. But when you are surrounded by your enemies, do you plant a flower bed, or fashion a weapon to defend yourself? Their nuclear arsenal is a deterrant to those in the region that have the ability to hit them with weapons of mass destruction. It doesn't have to be a nuke; a chemical or bilogical weapon will do just as much harm to the population as a nuke will. And with Iran well on its way towards a nuclear weapon we should all be happy that Israel has nukes to keep them at bay. With Israel as a check against Iran, Ahmadinejad knows he needs more than one nuke. And that is why he's calling their arsenal into question. Like it or not, Israel is as involved with Iran as we are, only they understand that negotiations with a nutter like Ahmadinejad will be fruitless. We have to be told to get lost by him.

... But just imagine where Germany would be today in terms of its eminence among the freedom-loving nations, Muslims of the world and peoples of Europe, if such a situation did not exist and the governments in power in Germany had said no to the extortions by the Zionists and had not supported the greatest enemy of mankind.

It is sad to admit that Europe has lost a lot of its clout in global interactions and has not been able to face and overcome major challenges by relying on itself. This is, of course, understandable. The big powers outside of the continent intend to prove that Europe cannot rely on itself and do anything without their help and intervention.

And here is the ploy. A blatant attempt to turn one of our allies against us. He is trying to sway her to see his side of things, and join Iran in opposing America in its war. This war not only goes after terrorists, but the regimes that sponsor, enable, and protect terrorists, as well. Iran has been an enemy of the United States since 1979 because of what they did in their rise to power. And since then we've also recognized that they fund and supply a good deal of terrorist organizations int he Middle East, including Hezbollah. And Ahmadinejad is appealing to the chancellor of Germany to join hands and oppose those in the West opposed to Iran. He's looking for a European ally, and he's yet to find one. But given Germany's history, and the fact that the German people are more than aware of what Hitler tried to do, he should have known that this route was futile.

We believe that still a major part of the peoples of the world and even international organizations are under the influence of the behavior and the conduct of the victors of the World War II. I explained the position of the people and government of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the United Nations General Assembly.

Is the present state of affairs such as the rules governing the work of the Security Council, especially the right to veto, fair? Do you not think that the time has come to change these rules in cooperation with independent governments?

These rules are by no means acceptable to the collective conscience of nations and are contrary to the sense of reason and human nature. At least, if we want to be fairer, some other countries of the world should be allowed to benefit from the right to veto.

Interesting note here that he wants her help in backing a resolution to remove the vote of America from the Security Council. And he wants others in the world to have a say. The UN Security Council is reserved for the most advanced nations int he world. Basically, it's the G-8 nations on the council, and I'm apt to agree that some nations houldn't be allowed a vote, especially after the Oil-For-Food scandal, and the burgeoning situations regarding Iran and North Korea. But I don't get a say int hat, and honestly Iran shouldn't have one, either. They're facing sanctions over their nuclear program. But what if this ploy is something else; possibly a hint towards what Ahmadinejad would like to have in exchange for, oh, let's say, IAEA inspectors allowed to inspect their facilities. Politics is all about horse trading, and he seems ready to deal, but with our allies and not us.

The inner instincts and nature of the peoples of the world have wakened up.

Tendency toward faith in the oneness of God is on the rise.

People will no longer tolerate to be tyrannized, humiliated and their rights violated.

The prevailing circumstances today differ from those of yesterday. Multiple standards and approaches in relations will not endure.

Iran and Germany can play a more important role together in the international arena by relying on the noble and high values.

This cooperative relationship can also enhance the role of Europe on the global scene and serve as a model of cooperation between two governments and nations. Without doubt, cooperation of two peace-loving, powerful and cultured nations of Germany and Iran will serve the interests of Europe as well.

Together we must end the present abnormalities in international relations, the type of order and relations that are based on the impositions of the victors of the World War II on the defeated nations. Nations and many governments will be on our side on this path.

Here is the veiled threat, instead of the end of the letter. He is offering Germany, and Europe by default, a greater standing in the world. But it's a world he wants to fashion via a caliphate ruled from Tehran. Join hands, or perish. He doesn't put it quite that way. He's more polite about it. He chooses to show her the crown jewels instead; the riches and prosperity of working with him, rather than against him. This is the carrot, and Angela Merkel isn't stupid. She knows exactly what the stick is. And based on her intelligence, she believes he doesn't have that stick just yet. The same goes for our end of the intelligence spectrum.

This letter, while lacking the ending that Bush's letter had, possessed everything else the previous ones have had. There is the talk about the Jews, and blaming them for the region's problems, and the world's, too. There is a point where he discusses "faith,' and that we in the West have strayed from the path to the true God. There is the flattery to the leader he is speaking to (in a sickening Eddie Haskel sort of way, too), and the flattery to their nation.

It's the same old song-and-dance routine that we've seen in the past. The difference with this one is the talk about the veto power on the UN Security Council. That's the first time I've even seen such a hint from Iran. But it's clear that if he's talking about this that the pressure that is being brought to bear on them is working. He's getting a bit nervous about those that strongly oppose Iran's nuclear program. Good. That's what we wanted. We want him worried about what his future might be like if the sanctions are put in place, and if they're thoroughly observed.

In the end, I am happy to hear that Chancellor Merkel has rejected this letter. It's full of sentiments that the world rejects. The world knows that Hitler tried to eradicate the entire Jewish population. they know that they've been attacked more times than most care to remember. They know that America is a force for good in the world; some would contend one of only a couple nations that still stand for liberty and freedom. And in the end, that's what Ahmadinejad truly fears. Iran's not nice to those who embrace Western ideals, style, and technology. And he knows that the more people see others free, and able to govern themselves, the more they desire it.

Publius II


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