Anti-semitism at Geneva conference

April 20, 2009 at 5:41 pm (anti-semitism, Champagne Charlie, fascism, Iran, israel, Middle East, Racism)

The holocaust denier and clerical fascist Ahmadinejad was – disgracefully – invited to addess the UN’s “anti racism” conference in Geneva. Predictably, this loathsome piece of scum launched into an anti-semitic attack on Israel’s very existence, refering to it having been created on the “pretext of Jewish suffering” from World War Two, and the (supposed) Western policy of sending “migrants” to occupy Palestine.

http://www.edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/04/20/racism.conference/index.html?iref=topnews#cnnSTCVideo

On a positive note, Ahmadinejad was heckled by anti-racist protesters, and many delegates walked out.

What will the Western “left” have to say about this incident? Especially those who are on record as excusing  Ahmadinejad’s holocaust denial, and who – basically – agree with what he says about Israel?

We’ll be keeping an eye on the anti-semitic “left” over the next few days.

27 Comments

  1. Lobby Ludd said,

    Yeah, alright. I tried to put a bet on it, they said who.

  2. Wobbly Willywellies said,

    Rejoice. For I am back.

    Rejoice. For today a real man told it like it is in Geneva. A man who knows the Jew must be exposed and gurgitated utterly. A man who hangs deviant arse blasters with electric cable in front of happy mobs. A man who knows how to run a prision. A man who knows the great lie of Levi, Frank, Spielberg and all the other man-reptiles.

    He is spry, handsome, mesmeric and liquid. He is my god. He is my mind-twin. I know his love. My sex is engorged and now I release it for him. Only him.

  3. Lobby Ludd said,

    Well, I wasn’t expecting that!

    Beats accusations of anti-Semitism any day (I suppose, what do you think?)

  4. Jim Denham said,

    Charlie: here you go, for starters:

    Media Lens Message Board
    [ Post a Response | Media Lens Message Board ]

    Walkout at Iran leader’s speech -Western powers act in concert
    Posted by dan (toastkid) on April 20, 2009, 3:55 pm

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8008572.stm

    ——————————————————————————–
    Responses:

    Truth hurts (nm) – meem Yesterday, 4:43 pm
    Re: Walkout at Iran leader’s speech -Western powers act in concert – JoeS Yesterday, 5:47 pm
    It’s a very strange report – John Yesterday, 6:19 pm
    guardian squeezes in a reference to wiping israel off the page – Ellie Yesterday, 6:31 pm
    Snowmail joins the circus and calls it ‘dreadful’ – Kebz Yesterday, 6:42 pm
    Re: Snowmail joins the circus and calls it ‘dreadful’…short email – Ed Yesterday, 6:58 pm
    Just seen it on Ytube, what’s all the fuss? – Squeeth Yesterday, 7:01 pm
    Re: Walkout at Iran leader’s speech -Western powers act in concert – jjboulas Yesterday, 6:57 pm
    Re: Walkout at Iran leader’s speech -Western powers act in concert – Stevo!! Yesterday, 7:22 pm
    And, of course……. – Stevo!! Yesterday, 7:23 pm
    The plan in brief … – Andrew Sheerin Yesterday, 9:01 pm
    No one sees the irony! – Neil Yesterday, 8:05 pm
    Syrup alert! – Squeeth Yesterday, 8:28 pm
    “Divide and Conquer”…. How the tables turned on the neo-colonialists…. – alquds43 Yesterday, 9:28 pm
    Imagine….. – OrwellianUK Yesterday, 9:46 pm
    And anti-B16 blasters are outraged that the Vatican has sent an envoy to the talks – liz Yesterday, 10:47 pm
    Re: outrage that the Vatican wants to include dialogue with Ahmadinejad – liz Yesterday, 11:19 pm
    « Back to thread

  5. Maxipad said,

    “And in fact, in compensation for the dire consequences of racism in Europe, they helped bring to power the most cruel and repressive racist regime in Palestine.”

    Controversial indeed!

  6. johng said,

    Well its not bomb, bomb Iran.

  7. Rosie said,

    What is it with A’jad?

    One minute he’s running holocaust denial conferences, the next minute he’s talking about the “dire consequences of racism in Europe” – which dire consequences were the holocaust.

    Is he trying to have it both ways? Or were there findings at this holocaust denial conference and a conclusion that it happened after all? In which case, he should be congratulated on his intellectual honesty.

  8. Hal said,

    Rosie, the formula is this: the Holocaust never happened but the Jews deserved it.

  9. maxdunbar said,

    John

    Your lot have been predicting a war on Iran since at least 2005.

  10. Lobby Ludd said,

    maxdunbar said:

    “John

    Your lot have been predicting a war on Iran since at least 2005.”

    And for how long have certain interests agitated for one (in addition to the last one)?

  11. Jim Denham said,

    Tuesday’s Morning Star continues that publiction’s increasing lurch into the Socialism of Fools; Ban Ki-Moon’s rebuke to Western counries who boycotted the even headlines and UN High Commissioner Navi Pillay is quoted saying, ” I fail to see why, given that the Middle East is not mentioned in this document, that politics relating to the Middle East continue to intrude on this process.” The only reference to Ahmadinadjad’s speech is right at the end, where the article notes that “Some Western delegates walked out of the conference hall yesterday during Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech in which he described the Israeli Government as ‘racist’.”
    Well, the Star is from that great tradition of the Stalin School of Falsification, isn’t it? As well as that long-standing tradition of Stalinist anti-semitism:
    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/world/un_rebuke_on_racism_conference_boycott

  12. maxdunbar said,

    Who is arguing for war on Iran?

  13. Harry Tuttle said,

    Max Dunbar wrote:

    Who is arguing for war on Iran?

    Anyone who would criticize the repressive Iranian regime, it would seem. I have yet to figure out how that works.

  14. Keystone Klowns said,

    The American administration is hostile to Iran, therefore if you criticise Iran in any way you are helping the Americans. Antisemites hate Israel, therefore if you criticise Israel in any way you are helping the antise… it doesn’t matter what you say, we will tell you what you mean.

  15. The state of Israel is to blame for everything « Max Dunbar said,

    […] state of Israel is to blame for everything By maxdunbar Following on from Comrade Charlie’s post I thought it would be useful to collate a round-up of the reaction to the consequences of inviting […]

  16. martin ohr said,

    it’s about this time on a wednesday that the swp cc meeting ends and the line is announced to the huddled masses, expect johng on here shortly.

  17. martin ohr said,

    …I’d expect the line to be: we reject the anti-semitism of Iran and the double standards of the delegates that walked out.

  18. maxdunbar said,

    As John’s already commented here we can probably assume the line to be:

    ‘Erm… Stop the war!’

  19. Rhialto said,

    Would bombing johng be an option?

  20. maxdunbar said,

    We have the SWP line!

    http://www.socialistworker.org.uk/art.php?id=17710

    Basically it is this:

    1) America said it wouldn’t attend because of Ahmadinejad but REALLY it was because at Durban 1 delegates passed a resolution denouncing the Israeli occupation.

    2) The people who walked out are guilty of ‘sickening hypocrisy’ (why is it always ‘sickening’?) because they did not ‘walk out of anything’ over Operation Cast Lead.

    Via Gene: http://www.hurryupharry.org/2009/04/23/swp-on-durban-ii/

  21. maxdunbar said,

    Oh and here is Milne

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/apr/23/un-race-conference-walkout-ahmadinejad

    His line is that the people who walked out walked out because Ahmadinejad said that Israel was a racist state, and that he was right to say that, and that the people who walked out are also from racist states.

  22. maxdunbar said,

    Even more!

    ‘True, Iran’s President is not the world’s most endearing character. Some of the things he says are certainly contentious. But he is far from the most offensive leader on the block at the moment. With Silvio Berlusconi sounding off about women and sex, and Nicolas Sarkozy sounding off about everything from the quality of his fellow leaders to the unsuitability of Muslims to join the civilised nations, and a Polish president, Lech Kaczynski, giving his views on gays, Europe could claim its fair share of premiers who should not be allowed out in public.’

    From Adrian ‘Move along, please’ Hamilton

    http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/adrian-hamilton/adrian-hamilton-walking-out-on-ahmadinejad-was-just-plain-childish-1672580.html

    Via David T

    http://www.hurryupharry.org/2009/04/23/this-is-what-passes-for-progressive-politics-now/

  23. Django said,

    When The Indie finally goes to the wall Adrian Hamilton will be the first one scooped up immediately by ‘Rusbridger’s Circus of Fuckpigs’.

  24. Dr Paul said,

    The whole circus struck me as a nauseating example of official hypocrisy and seeing the beam in others’ eyes without acknowledging the one in one’s own eye.

    Ahmedinejad came across just like the Stalinists used to in the olden days; accusing with some accuracy Israel of crimes whilst keeping quiet about those of his own government. The pre-arranged walkout was just as pathetic, and showed that these governments aren’t interested in the plight of the Palestinians. The Palestinians deserve better than this squalid farce.

    Moshé Machover sent me a fascinating link http://www.kibush.co.il/show_file.asp?num=33044 — whilst Ahmedinejad retails the Learned Protocols…, Iranian authorities are trading with French companies which are trading with Israel…

  25. martin ohr said,

    Dr Paul,

    But nearly every company trades with Israel in some way, or would if they got the contract.

    I’ve told this story before, so apologies if you’ve heard it before…years ago I worked in the shipping office of an engineering works. It made parts for Nato equipment and supplied parts of Israel which were in turn used by the Israeli reserve army.

    We also had big contracts with all the gulf countries (apart from Iraq). Every month I would have to trail of to the Arab trade commission to get my ‘certificates of origin’ stamped. I would sign the declaration that none of the parts had come from Israel, that none of our suppliers were on a blacklist (which was a seemingly random list) and that we did not trade with any company which traded in Israel, plus some other random stuff about where our directors were born and so on.

    Everyone involved knew that it was a sham though, from our customers in UAE and Saudi Arabia to the commissioner who stamped my certificates. Their view (unofficially stated of course) was that whatever Israel had, the should get too, the weren’t going to cut their noses of to spite their faces etc.

    The fact is that it is easier to list companies that aren’t involved in trade with Israel in some way. Lots of major companies supply directly the Israeli military, yet you never hear of calls for a boycott of vodaphone, nokia, cable and wireless, microsoft etc .The focus remains on poor old marks and spencer and tesco

  26. Dr Paul said,

    Martin Ohr misses the point: here we have Ahmedinejad ranting on about how Israel is the devil incarnate, whilst beneath all the rhetoric, Iranian institutions happily trade with firms that are tied up with Israel. It just goes to show that this UN conference was just a load of foul grandstanding by all concerned, of no use to anyone, and least of all to the Palestinians.

  27. voltairespriest said,

    Yes – you’re both right, just talking at slightly cross purposes.

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