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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

As nuke deal collapses, Ayatollah Khameni tweets 'Zionists like Nazis'

Ayatollah Khameni posted a picture to his Twitter account comparing Zionists to Nazis on Monday.
Khamenei posted a picture to mark the anniversary of the trial of French Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy, who had converted to Islam.
Quotes from a speech Khamenei gave in a meeting with Garaudy in 1998 are placed above Garaudy’s picture stating: “The Zionists are just like the Nazis.”
Garaudy wrote a book in French, Les mythes fondateurs de la politique israélienne, with the English version, The Founding Myths of Modern Israel. The book contained Holocaust denial.
His book was banned in France after a trial in 1998. Iran and much of the Muslim world threw its support behind him.
The Arabic version of his book was a hit.
Khamenei met with him on his visit to Iran.
You might be saying 'so what.' Is anyone really surprised that Khameni would say something like that? Of course not. But put it in the context of the fact that Iran seems to be backing off the P 5+1 deal, and understanding Khameni's thinking puts things in a new light.
Translated into plain language, the new Iranian narrative is that talks about implementing an accord that is not legally binding have collapsed and that, in the words of the head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Agency, Ali-Akbar Salehi, there is no change in the rhythm and tempo of Iran’s nuclear project. “Our centrifuges are working full capacity,” Salehi said last Thursday.
Having claimed that he had halted Iran’s nuclear project, Secretary of State John Kerry might want to reconsider. He and his European colleagues, like many of their predecessors, may have fallen for the diplomatic version of the Three Card Monte played by the mullahs since they seized power in 1979.
Khomeinist diplomacy has never aimed at reaching agreement with anyone. Instead, the regime regards negotiations as just another weapon in the jihad (holy struggle) for ensuring the triumph of “true Islam” across the globe.
The regime can’t conceive of give-and-take and compromise even with Muslim nations, let alone a bunch of “Infidel” powers. If unable to impose its will on others, the regime will try to buy time through endless negotiations.
In Three Card Monte, suckers stay in the game in the hope of getting it right next time. A similar hope ensures outsiders’ participation in Khomeinist diplomacy’s version of the trick.
Here is how Khamenei’s daily mouthpiece put it Sunday: “If our centrifuges do not continue to turn, no other wheel shall turn for our dignity, independence, power and security.”
The message from Tehran to Washington is clear: You talk, we act.
Oh, and did I mention that while Iran continues to ignore the agreement's existence, the West has made real, tangible irreversible concessions in terms of releasing Iranian assets that were frozen and allowing Iran back into the world of international trade?

What could go wrong?

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At 4:06 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

But if that's true Iran should be cheering. They're Holocaust deniers which would make the Nazis' pretty tame.


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