CAPTION: 'AHMADINEJAD SAYS THE HOLOCAUST IS A MYTH'
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Arab Times, Kuwait
Ahmadinejad is the
the fall of Saddam Hussein, the entire region was relieved that such a killer
was gone. But he has been reincarnated in the form of Ahmadinejad, who takes
after him completely by bringing calamity to his people. … We pray that God
rescues Iranians from those who have such a penchant for blood, killing and
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah*
September 29, 2009
Kuwait - Arab Times - Original Article
WHAT does the Ayatollah want
from the world? Where is he taking Iranians and the rest if the region's citizens
by courting the enmity of the international community? One wonders what the
rest of the nations can do to please Iran and discourage its leaders from escalating
tensions. This is a pertinent question, particularly
after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated his threat at the podium
of the United Nations.
His speech was full of
provocations not in the best interests of his and neighboring countries. In one
of several disturbing comments, the Iranian leader revealed that a secret
nuclear plant would soon be operational. Meanwhile, the entire world is striving
toward openness and greater coordination in the face of an unprecedented and
complicated economic crisis. Clearly, this latest Iranian step is intended to create
bitterness rather than help boost cooperation with the rest of the world or
obtain a resolution to the massive economic problems that have put 14 million of
his own citizens below the poverty line.
Even as his country is
engulfed in a monumental leadership crisis with a system pushing Iran backwards,
Ahmadinejad continues to exude an air of false strength. The country’s spooks
are busy spending money organizing terrorist attacks and operations of
destruction that Iranians clearly condemned with their Quds Day [Jerusalem Day] slogan, “no
Gaza, no Lebanon, we are dying for Iran!”
But in spite of this, Ahmadinejad
has closed his ears to the wishes of his citizens and is following in the
footsteps of other Third World fascists that prefer to produce weapons to
providing for the well-being of citizens. Nothing demonstrates the dictatorial
tendencies of Iran's shortsighted leaders more than this.
[The Financial Times, U.K.]
It seems that in every
generation, there's a dictator who treads a different path from those of his
peers. In 1967, Gamal
Abdel Nasser employed a similar trick that was discovered later [reference
to the Six-Day War
against Israel]. In the 1970s, the murderer of Baghdad [Saddam] also crafted
lies, claiming to be working toward liberating Quds [Jerusalem], while what he
actually planned was to destroy half the Israeli population using chemical
weapons. His passion for killing eventually led him to kill tens of thousands
of innocent Iraqis in mass graves. That dark day in August 1990 was the final
straw. When he attacked Kuwait, the true nature of this killer was exposed.
When he fell with his collaborators and as Iraq and the entire region were
liberated from his clutches, Saddam's summer night's dreams vanished into thin
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By deceiving citizens about
his real intentions, Ahmadinejad is walking the same path as Saddam Hussein and
Nasser. He exhibited this tendency when during a military exercise he organized
to commemorate the Iran-Iraq War, he publicly tested new nuclear centrifuges.
Doesn't Ahmadinejad ever ponder how he can pursue nuclear power while his people
live in abject poverty? How can he fly an aircraft without spare parts or fuel?
Didn’t he hear about the Iranian plane that crashed few months back? Are those
who died not human beings to him?
When they hear leaders lying
to their people and using the population as fodder for unnecessary wars just to
remain in power, civilized people are flabbergasted. And even when the people discover
the dictatorial tendencies of their leaders, beyond expressing surprise, such
leaders continue to cling to power and refuse to listen to the voice of reason.
After the fall of Saddam
Hussein, the entire region was relieved that such a killer was gone. But he has
been reincarnated in the form of Ahmadinejad, who takes after him completely by
bringing calamity to his people. Those who fail to learn from the experiences
of others will pay a high price. Since the rise of Ahmadinejad to power through
killing and maiming, it seems that Iranians have been destined for the
shortcomings that today pervade their country. It appears unavoidable that
Ahmadinejad's persistent continuation of his nuclear plans will lead him and
his nation to pay such a high price.
We pray that God rescues
Iranians from those who have such a penchant for blood, killing and
destruction. We also pray that God protect the entire region from a person who
thinks he has the right to destroy a ship of state just because he emerged from
*Ahmed Al-Jarallah is the
editor-in-chief of Kuwait's Arab Times and Al-Seyassah of Kuwait
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