Hatred and intolerance

The VP of Iran, Mohammed-Reza Rahimi, in a speech to a UN conference on drug-trafficking in Tehran, not only blamed the Jews for the global drug trade, but also claimed the proof was that “there are no addicts who are Zionists.” What rubbish! He launched into a classic Hitlerian anti-Semitic diatribe when he blamed Jews and Zionists for such things as the Bolshevik revolution and for considering themselves a “superior race” destined to “destroy humanity” as supposedly taught in the Talmud. He also added the standard canard that Jews control the USA. In expressing these views, the VP only echoes PM Ahmedinejad and the religious establishment of Iran, including the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

Israeli FM Liberman responded that “the Iranian regime is not composed of crazy people, but of anti-Semitic fanatics who have a detailed world-wide plan, part of which, as they admit openly, is the destruction of the State of Israel.” The fact that a UN conference is held in Tehran in the presence of numerous delegates from around the world is itself a great shame and gives these kind of views exposure and credence. UN head Ban-ki Moon spoke out against these comments and slammed the Iranian VP for his anti-Semitic views and Catherine Ashton, EU Foreign Policy chief, also criticized these comments. A UN statement said they “deeply regret such statements of hatred and religious intolerance.”

The views and intentions of the Shia regime that controls Iran now so clearly parallels that of the Nazi regime that controlled Germany from 1933-45, that triggered WWII and murdered 6 million Jews in the Holocaust, that there seems no alternative but to kill them. If we had had an opportunity then, a Jewish state and an army of our own, wouldn’t we have wanted, indeed needed, to do this, to kill Hitler and his entire entourage. Now that the Iranian regime is busy developing nuclear weapons, to use on “you know who,” contrary to international law and opposed by the international community, although ineffectually, shouldn’t we do that now. We need to remove the leaders who control the Iranian regime and its military capability. I refer to the movie “Inglourious Basterds” for the inspiration for this effort. It was a lousy movie, but its heart was in the right place. The Iranian leadership are our mortal enemies! I hope our political leaders and the IDF have contingency plans ready to act.

About the Author
Jack Cohen was born in London and has a PhD in Chemistry from Cambridge University. He moved to the US and worked at the National Cancer Inst. and then Georgetown Medical School. In 1996, he Moved to Israel and became Chief Scientist of the Sheba Medical Center. He retired in 2001 and worked as a Visiting Professor at Hebrew University Medical School for 5 years.