Cutting through the bullshit.

Monday, 21 May 2007

Map reading again

As if to confirm what I was saying the other day about how a lie can stick no matter how conclusively refuted, Ha’aretz reported yesterday,

Ahmadinejad caused an international storm in 2005 when he said that Israel should be wiped off the map.
And now, if reported correctly, Iran’s own Forein Minister wants to get in on the act.

"Every primary school student knows that it is not possible to remove a country from the map and that is very clear," Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told a conference in Jordan when asked about Ahmadinejad's controversial remarks.
This may be something primary school students know, because they don’t learn anything about history. But I’m dubious that even Mottaki can find, say, Yugoslavia, on a current world map.

As I wrote back in January, a map without a country called ‘Israel’ would certainly be a step forward for peace in the Middle East, but let the atrocity of Zionism remain on ‘the page of time’.


  1. Well, the liberal left in the form of Mitchell Cohen on the Editor's Page of the Winter 2007 Dissent has already upped the ante to "[Ahmadinejad called] for genocide against a member of the UN." Maybe they know something we don't. Or maybe what they're dissenting from is the truth.

  2. Thanks for the headsup Christian.

    'Independent social thought since 1954'? Independent of what? It looks like they, or at least Mitchell Cohen, want to jump on the bandwagon criticising 'the left' for getting into bed with the 'Islamic extremists'. I guess that proves that he's truly independent and not in thrall to the awful leftist PC orthodoxy or some such thing.