Monday, July 27, 2015

The source of Huckabee's Holocaust porn

President Obama quite rightly read Mike Huckabee's disgusting, inflammatory assertion that the nuclear deal with Iran "will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven” as "an effort to push Mr. Trump out of the headlines. "  Most observers see it in that context: Trump is leading GOP contenders on a dive to a new bottom.

But where did the hysteria compressed in Huckabee's sound byte come from? Who writes the GOP's tune on dealings with Iran and middle east policy generally?

Netanyahu, natch.

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day back in April, "in a speech," The Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard noted, "already winning attention in Washington," Netanyahu "compared Washington's deal with Iran to Europe's appeasement of Adolf Hitler which led to the Holocaust and world war."

Bedard referenced a fuller account in Israel National News:
Netanyahu connected the policy of appeasement of world leaders, then in the League of Nations, to the current Iran deal - and implicated that much of the West, in this sense, has not learned from the Holocaust.

“Democracies cannot turn their eyes away from the dictatorships of the world that seek to spread their influence," he insisted. “Ahead of World War II, the world attempted to appease the Nazis. They wanted quite at any price, and the terrible price did come.”

Netanyahu said that, similarly, "nothing is being done" about Iran. 
After an interruption, the INN account report, Netanyahu urged
the need to fight Iran now - before it is too late.

“Iranian leaders are exported death and destruction," Netanyahu thundered. "The world is not listening to the calls in Iran urging death to Israel, death to America."

“We will continue to work towards opening the eyes of the world” to Iran, he said. “Even if we will be forced to stand alone, we will not falter. We will maintain our right to defend ourselves… we will not let the state of Israel become a passing phase in the history of our nation.”

Netanyahu then stated that he views preventing another Holocaust as his "personal responsibility," echoing comments he made in a meeting with a Holocaust survivor Wednesday afternoon. 
Huckabee's Holocaust porn is just the short version.


1 comment:

  1. Middle Easterners in general have a hideous habit of wild threats and curses. "Death to Israel" is far from the only example.

    If a Westerner takes them literally and punishes them for what they say, it may change a disgusting habit.

    If that sounds ethnocentric, in this case I say too bad.

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