Friday, May 25, 2007

Dishonest Terms

I’m quoting the following not just because the President of Iran routinely speaks more truth in one sentence that G.W. Bush does in a year, but primarily to point out the Associated Press article's choice of words used create bias in favor of Israel. Please see my comments at the end.

USAToday May 25, 2007

‘TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday warned Israel it would be uprooted if the Jewish state attacked Lebanon in the coming summer.
‘"If you think that by bombing and assassinating Palestinian leaders you are preparing ground for new attacks on Lebanon in the summer, I am telling you that you are seriously wrong."
‘‘"If this year you repeat the same mistake of the last year, the ocean of nations of the region will get angry and will cut the root of the Zionist regime from its stem," added Ahmadinejad, speaking live on state television.
‘Referring to the history of Israel, Ahmadinejad said that "60 years of invasion and assassination is enough. If you do not cease invasion and massacre, soon the hand of power of the nations of the region will rub you criminals with earth."’
‘Ahmadinejad's comments came as Israeli troops in the West Bank arrested more than 30 senior Hamas members early Thursday, including a Cabinet minister, legislators and mayors.’

First, why “hard-line”? That term not only gives the impression of one who is unwholesomely inflexible and intractable, but also implies one who clings to an erroneous belief. President Ahmadinejad is “hard-line” because he doesn’t hop when Israel or Bush say “frog”, while some other Middle Eastern leaders are “moderate” because they submit to Zionist/U.S. orders and bribes and keep their servile heads in the sand.

Next, the word “arrest” is misused in order to create the false impression that the Zionist Jews have some legal right to snatch and lock up people whose land they choose to occupy (all expenses paid by the U.S.A.). “Arrest” means “to take or keep in custody by authority of law.” Repeat: “by authority of law”. Thus the word “arrest” is often wrongly used by American writers to lend a phony air of legitimacy to Israel’s kidnappings. Here the dishonesty is magnified because the cabinet ministers, legislators, and mayors whom Israel has snatched and unlawfully imprisoned were legitimately elected to govern the land where they were kidnapped!

It was the United States which most loudly supported democracy and free elections in Palestine – and then, with Israel, promptly tried to reverse the results of the election when it didn’t like the results.


Naj said...

You know Fleming, this Ahmadinejad "talks the talk". But he doesn't walk the walk.

He says a lot of populist propagandist stuff internally too; and they are very logical and if implemented will embetter the lives of people. But in action, he does quite opposite to what he says.

So my suspicion is, he is unlikely to uproot any Zionism from earth. If he follows the logic of hi internal policies, he would be doing the exact opposite in action: i.e. deepen the zionist's root!!!

Fleming said...

Naj, you would know. You have close ties to Iran and have been there recently. I'm always grateful for your comments and information.

I read about Iran, but I'm relatively ignorant and simplistic about it. I see Iran as a potential victim of the U.S./Zionist axis, the target of unjust pressure and abuse, and so I praise Ahmadinejad when he verbally stands up to that power. But I can see, based on your remarks, that I'm excessively idealistic about the president of Iran.

Still, Naj, despite Ahmadinejad's shortcomings, it's good to hear SOMEONE of importance "talking the talk" instead of kowtowing to US/Israel.

Please, keep informing us. I recommend your "Neo-Resistance" to everyone.

Naj said...

Actually, I agree with you that Ahmadinejad's voice is a FRESH voice and quite reasonable too.

Yes Iran is in the of the storm now; and Iranians are under a lot of pressure ...

But the enlightened people of earth should join together ... it's time to debunk certain "ists"

Fleming said...

Naj, if you can find a way to make the enlightened people of the earth join together, you will be the greatest inspirer and leader in the history of the world. I completely agree with you, but what can we do other than what we're already doing? Are we doing any good?

I'm sure you've found, as I have, that when people of different nationalities get together for non-political purposes, or meet one another one ships or beaches, they get along for the most part wonderfully. The causes of war and international strife are not in the people but in their greedy and power-hungry rulers. Exactly the wrong personality types are often attracted to high positions.

If only, as you say, enlightened people could overrule them.