Eradicating Mythical Misleading Assumptions Will Lead the West and the Middle East to Sustainable Peace and Prosperity1
December 12, 2013 by Alfred
Misinterpretations due to negligence or to hidden criminal agendas have resulted in wars to being declared fraudulently and unnecessarily.
The world is at a crossroad when such phenomenon must be eradicated and the place to start is with the eradication of the myths based on Biblical interpretations which have results which hinder rational and humanist approaches to peaceful conflict resolutions and first and foremost among them are myths which have been used and exploited by extremists on all sides, including particularly but not exclusively those made by right wing Zionist Jewish and Evangelist extremists and their neocon sponsoring politicians.
Point in case are the statements falsely attributed to former Iranian President Ahmadinejad which currently keep being used as if the election of reformist Iranian President Rowhani has not occurred and which are undermining the good will breakthrough negotiations between President Obama and President Rowhani.
Though interpretations of former President Ahmadinejad statements are debatable, it is clear that he has made provocative statements which have been offensive to some people, but principled standards of objectivity call for a cool-headed analysis when it comes to the constantly used claims that President Ahmadinejad declared that the Holocaust did not occur and that the former President threaten to wipe Israel off the map of the world.
The first statement for which the accusation against Ahmadinejad has been relentless made is the result of a translation from Farsi to English and it is not at all conclusive that the inflammatory declaration that the Holocaust did not exist can be made.
So what did former President Ahmadinejad really say ?
Among others who have answered this question one may refer to Robert Parry who in Consortium News (September 19, 2009) states the following:
In the English-language account of a speech made by Ahmadinejad, he refers to the “pretext” for the founding of state of Israel as a “lie which relies on…a mythical claim”.
The interpretation that this “lie” is somehow meant to refer to the Holocaust is not at all a given inference, and more likely it is a reference to the mythical Hebrew Bible claim found in Deuteronomy 6:10-12 which is an oration supposedly made by Moses to his people on their way to their mythical “Promised Land” which says:
‘Then when the Lord your God brings you to the land he promised your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to give you – land with large, fine cities you did not build, houses filled with choice things you did not accumulate, hewn out cisterns you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant – and you eat your fill, (emphasis added) be careful not to forget the Lord who brought you out of Egypt, that place of slavery.’
So, in effect this reflects what in other words not only former President Ahmadinejad said, but countless others, including observant Jews have said and believe in , namely that neither this Hebrew Bible passage nor the Nazi genocidal crimes against Jews , can validly and justifiably in any way be interpreted as a legalizing the violent take over of Palestine and the dispossession and expulsion of close to one million Palestinians by immigrant Jews facilitated by the British empire transfer of Mandatory Palestine to these mostly foreign immigrants, in 1947-1948.
In the second statement by former President Ahmadinejad which somehow continues to be relentlessly exploited, a previous article by this writer (dated December 8, 2013) clearly pointed out that former Israeli Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy, Dan Merridor, has admitted that former President Ahmadinejad never said that Israel should be wiped of the world’s map.
So, it is high time for the sake of peaceful conflict resolution that both, the mainstream media and the educational institutions objectively assume their moral imperative to inform and educate Americans about these realities, delete the relentless repetitions of irrelevant and inoperative mythical and/or false inflammatory narratives, and most importantly it is high time for politicians cast aside hidden agendas and represent us the people who elected them and own up to their past roles of misleading the American people and then a truly wide-ranging national conversation can move forward, a national conversation liberated from these toxic hidden agendas ensue which will generate sincere and novel bipartisan approaches to bring peace with justice in the relations between the US (and the entire West) with the Middle East, particularly as Palestine and Iran are concerned.
The peace dividend which will be generated at the end of the metaphorical day will benefit all concerned in unimaginable wondrous ways by the joint reconstruction wave which will flow over all of the areas of conflict in the Middle East and this one will not leave anyone behind because all will be on board on the same diverse ship of peace, harmony, respect, hope, love and prosperity.