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PostTue Jun 05, 2012 8:29 pm » by Phaeton


Chossudovsky's New Book: "Wipe Israel off the Map" Statement by Iranian Leader was Gross Distortion

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Global Research, June 5, 2012

The inflammatory statement that Israel should be "wiped off the map" attributed to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "was never made" by him, a distinguished Canadian economist says. in a recently released book entitled: Towards A World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War.

To begin with, says Professor Michel Chossudovsky of the University of Ottawa, the words were not those of Ahmadinejad when he uttered them on October 25, 2005.

Rather, he was quoting the late Ayatollah Khomeini, and the point of Khomeini’s thrust was not to wipe Israel, the nation, "off the map", but to change the Israeli regime, which is far different. "The rumor was fabricated by the American media with a view to discrediting Iran’s head of state and providing a justification for waging an all-out war on Iran," Chossudovsky writes.

Examining the actual quote word by word, Ahmadinejad said in Farsi:

"Imam ghoft een rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods bayad az safheh-ye ruzgar mahv shavad."

Readers will recognize the word "rezhim-e" which translates into English as "regime" and will note that the word "Israel" does not appear in the quotation. What Ahmadinejad did use was the specific phrase "rezhim-e ishghalgar-e qods" which is a reference to "the regime occupying Jerusalem." (For details, see analysis of Arash Norouzi)

As for wiping Israel "off the map," the word "map" was never used, nor could it be as the Persian word for "map" is "nagsheh," and it was not contained anywhere in Ahmadinejad’s speech. (Norouzi, op cit)

"Nor was the western phrase ‘wipe off’ ever mentioned," Chossudovsky writes. "Yet we are led to believe that Iran’s President threatened ‘to wipe Israel off the map’ despite never having uttered the words ‘map,’ ‘wipe out’ or even ‘Israel.’"

The full Ahmadinejad quote translated directly into English is "The Imam (Khomeini) said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time," Chossudovsky writes.

The word for word translation is as follows:

Imam (Khomeini) ghoft (said) een (this) rezhim-e (regime) shghalgar-e (occupying) qods (Jerusalem) bayad (must) az safheh-ye ruzgar (from page of time) mahv shavad (vanish from).(Norouzi, op cit)

The thrust of Ahmadinejad's statement was a need for "regime change" in Israel, says Chossudovsky: "Compare Ahmadinejad’s bland statement on 'regime change' with that of former Deputy Defense Secy. Paul Wolfowitz, who called for ‘ending states that sponsor terrorism.’ What Wolfowitz had in mind was the outright destruction of nation-states."

"The alleged ‘wiped off the map’ statement has served not only to justify a pre-emptive attack against Iran but also to subdue and tame the antiwar movement." It has succeeded in achieving this as in the U.S. "there are very few antiwar events focusing on U.S.-Israeli threats directed against Iran," Chossudovsky writes. He adds:

"Iran is viewed by many within the antiwar movement as a potential aggressor. Its non-existent nuclear weapons are considered a threat to global security."

The news article reporting the Iranian President’s speech was written by Nazila Fathi and appeared on Oct. 27, 2005 in The New York Times. The lead sentence of that article was as follows:

"TEHRAN -- Iran’s conservative new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said Wednesday that Israel must be ‘wiped off the map’ and that attacks by Palestinians would destroy it, the ISNA press agency reported."

Chossudovsky lifts the veil of distortion concerning the Iranian leaders’ comments in his new book, Towards A World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (Global Research).

The author's analysis focusses on how the "Wipe off the Map" statement has been used to portray Iran as a threat to Israel's security, thereby justifying the formulation of a US-Israeli preemptive nuclear attack against the Islamic Republic.

Reviews

“Professor Chossudovsky’s hard-hitting and compelling book explains why and how we must immediately undertake a concerted and committed campaign to head off this impending cataclysmic demise of the human race and planet earth. This book is required reading for everyone in the peace movement around the world.”
-Francis A. Boyle, Professor of International Law, University of Illinois College of Law

The global anti-war movement must use this book as a counter-propaganda tool against the Military Industrial Complex’s war agenda. It should be everyone’s No. 1 priority "Must Read".
-Matthias Chang, distinguished Malaysian lawyer and author of Future Fast Forward

This detailed and highly documented book is essential reading at a critical time in history. In it, Dr. Chossudovsky unveils a startling analysis of the new policy for the actual use of nuclear weapons as "instruments of peace" on countries such as Iran and North Korea. The media grants legitimacy to these "pre-emptive military actions" for self-defense, portraying the perpetrators, who are engaged in a profit-driven agenda for global dominance, as victims of evil in the "clash of civilizations".
-Elizabeth Woodworth, author of The November Deep

For further information and/or interviews with Michel Chossudovsky, contact

Sherwood Ross Associates,
Public Relations Consultants,
Miami, Florida, 305-205-8281; sherwoodross10@gmail.com

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PostTue Jun 05, 2012 8:53 pm » by Flecktarn


i like Ahmadinejad he's got balls to speak his mind ,in the world of suck up politics
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PostTue Jun 05, 2012 9:03 pm » by Proto


Flecktarn wrote:i like Ahmadinejad he's got balls to speak his mind ,in the world of suck up politics


Same goes with Assad , the guy is a bastard imo ,but he got balls no doubt ,
today he expelled Western diplomats from Syria ,scumbag but with balls of steel .

@pheton BS there are Dozens and dozens of similar quotes and a fatwa too ,
i wont even bother linking cause i know you never let facts confuse you .

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PostTue Jun 05, 2012 9:13 pm » by Harbin


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PostTue Jun 05, 2012 9:19 pm » by Proto


Ah, here comes harbinger(of doom), proud representative of the KKK in DTV .

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PostTue Jun 05, 2012 9:23 pm » by Harbin


Dr. David Duke is no longer in the KKK, and has renounced publicly, and profusely, his extreme views as a young man.
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PostTue Jun 05, 2012 9:33 pm » by Proto


Judging by his (and your) opinion he (and you) are still neck deep in .

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PostTue Jun 05, 2012 10:34 pm » by Mumin


may I chime in:

first of all: I am fluent in Persian, as it's my original mother tongue.

you might want to know that "wipe Israel off the map" is omnipresent all over Iran, in various different forms and variations on banners, signs, etc.

Here I have found one for you that even comes with the ENGLISH translation:
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PostWed Jun 06, 2012 3:33 pm » by Phaeton


Mumin wrote:may I chime in:

first of all: I am fluent in Persian, as it's my original mother tongue.

you might want to know that "wipe Israel off the map" is omnipresent all over Iran, in various different forms and variations on banners, signs, etc.

Here I have found one for you that even comes with the ENGLISH translation:
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you're welcome.



How very impressive. Especially the 'youre welcome'.. very nice. Arrogant little mark.

'First of all', this doesnt change one iota of the facts presented in the OP. Words spoken by Ahmadinejad in 2005 have been twisted to conform with Israeli interests. The picture they want the world to see. A clearcut misrepresentation of reality to label Iran as the agressor. Just like Israel fences with the Palestinians being the agressor. The picture you posted was shot well after the warmongering rhetoric and destabilizing sanctions which were pushed by Israel and its consorts. To not expect further extreme reactions from the targetted nation is simply naive. Any country would react in a similar manner.

Second, you would expect us to scream bloody murder when they react like this after all the countless actions that were planned against them? You would expect Iran to sparkle with Love & Peace when those two countries are continuously walking the line of an act of war against it, on numerous accounts? Just to name a few, illegaly entering Iran's airspace, concerted attacks with viral software, economy / oil sanctions, etc.

Boxer, AIPAC lead efforts to cut off Iranian exports
Published on Friday, December 15, 1995
http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/2175/boxer-aipac-lead-efforts-to-cut-off-iranian-exports/

Attack Iran the Day Iraq War Ends, Demands Israel
Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 in the Times/UK
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines02/1105-02.htm

Israel instructs America to attack Iran and Syria
Published September 30, 2004 “The Insider”
http://www.theinsider.org/news/article.asp?id=0614

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PostWed Jun 06, 2012 3:41 pm » by Harbin


"...Words spoken by Ahmadinejad in 2005 have been twisted to conform with Israeli interests. The picture they want the world to see."

The issue, more precisely, is that the offending words never were spoken by Dinnerjacket. No rhetoric was twisted, it was invented from whole cloth by the ZOM.
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