We should have taken bets on the Ahmadinejad interview with Mike Wallace. Bad Eagle forums spelled it out three days before. What CBS called “Iranian Leader Opens Up” should have been called, “Iranian leader allowed to lie.” It was a episode in which the Iranian leader was allowed to lie, to give a totally false image of himself, to publicly perjure himself, to utterly misrepresent his nation, and all the while trying to make America look bad, and Bush look evil. This is the obviously anti-American intent of CBS and Mike Wallace. This is our liberal media. But we all knew that. We should have wagered on what Wallace would ask, and what Ahmadinejad would say. An easy call.
Islamic Republic of Iran President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Most egregious was Ahmadinejad’s misrepresentation of his own attitutde toward the Jews. Of course, this was cut from the 60 Minutes interview, but, Wallace talked about it on Sean Hannity’s radio show, August 10. Ahmadinejad, Justifying himself, proffering before the world that he did not hate the Jews, he proclaimed that Iran had hosted Jews for centuries. Many Iranian parliament seats were filled with Jews. Why, Iran did not hate Jews.
Mike Wallace and President Ahmadinejad
The fact is there have been Jews in Iran since 722 BCE, if not a decade before. The ancient northern kindgom of Israel was conquered by the Assyrians, and Jews were taken captive and place in Iran, among other places. (II Kings 17:6). They dwelt Iran ever after. In fact, during WWII, Iranian Jews living in Germany and in France were not considered Jews by the Nazis. The Iranian government pleaded with Berlin not to persecute the “Mussavi”–the Persian followers of Moses. They were members of a Muslim sect, it was said. They were Iranian in origin, and not Semitic. The Nazis spared them, indeed. (See, Abbas Milani, The Persian Sphinx, 2001. Milani’s biography of Amir A. Hoveyda is a fascinating piece. Milani was also interviewed by Persian Heritage Magazine, Summer 2006. He was a teacher at the National University of Tehran, but left. “If I cannot teach and talk about what I believe to be the truth, there was no reason for me to continue there.” He lives in California now.)
So Ahmadinejad sites the Jewish population of Iran, a population with whose presence he had nothing to do, as evidence that he is not prejudiced against Jews. The Jews that were spared because the Iranian government said they were a Muslim sect, are held up by Ahmadinejad as proof he is not anti-Semitic. That’s makes wonderful sense. The State of Israel must be wiped off the map, or Jews must have their state in Germany, or in America, but, Ahmadinejad does not want to kill Jews. Jews have no right to exist as a politica state in Palestine, but its okay for Iranian Jews to sit in the Iranian parliament. Well, why not have a Jewish state in Iran?
Ahmadinejad would not talk about Iran. He would not be questioned about human rights violations, or the $100 million a year Iran sends to Hezbollah. He would not acknowledge the role the Islamic government of Iran has played, and is playing, in the murder of Jews in Israel, or the consequent destruction of Lebanon.
Ahmadinejad was simply a full-fledged liar, having it his way, before a trembling, 88-year-old Jewish American reporter.
It is a shame. Anyone who knows Iranians knows how magical they can be, how charming, how utterly engaging. Of course Ahmadinejad has all these traits. Wallace was just ignorant of Iran, in every way. That’s the reason he was granted the interview, obviously. He was a dupe, and could easily be used.
Yes, Ahmadinejad has threatened the US, as well as the world. It is a religious mission he is on. We shall just have to wait and see what this big revelation will be. Jay Sekulow is all concerned about it. The Christian evangelicals are all ready for the apocalypse. We’ll just have to wait and see. We know that Ahmadinejad is a liar. We know Islam brings an evil, vice-gripping spell on people. We know they mean murder. So really, what’s there to wait for?
Muslims should relize that they are being herded to death by their own leaders, for no other cause than misery. It is not freedom they fight for, not peace, not prosperty or happiness. It is death alone they fight for. The die for the god of death. That is all. Ahmadinejad lied about the Jews. Muslims in Lebanon believed him. Hezbollah, Irans black hand in Palestine, has used the Lebanese. Lebanese have died. Muslims have died. It isn’t Israel’s fault. Ahmadinejad lied, Muslims died.