Saturday, February 23, 2019

Germany Embraces Iranian Anti-Semitism


Of course, it’s unseemly. It’s obscene. By all appearances Germany is still conducting foreign policy under the aegis of Barack Obama. It has stood strong against Trump administration pressure to repudiate the Iran nuclear deal. It has worked long and hard to allow Iran to evade American sanctions.

The nation that committed history’s worst genocide against Jewish people has overtly aligned itself with the nation that wants to continue Hitler’s work.

In effect, no one should have been surprised to see that German President Steinmeyer sent the mullahs a telegram congratulating them on the fortieth anniversary of their regime. Might we not ask what the Islamic Revolution has accomplished over all these years? Might we not ask how many Americans were murdered by Iranian IEDs in Afghanistan and Iraq? Might we not also ask them to dial down the anti-Semitism?

Apparently not. The Jerusalem Post has the story (via Maggie’s Farm):

The president of Germany Frank Walter-Steinmeier sent a congratulatory telegram to Iran's mullah regime in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in the name of federal republic's citizens. 

Germany's largest paper Bild reported on Wednesday "On the 40th anniversary of that day, friendly greetings from Berlin arrived in Tehran by telegram: the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier (63), sends 'Congratulations' on the occasion of the national holiday, 'also in the name of my compatriots."'

Of course, one Jewish leader, at least, counterattacked:

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that the center "condemns German President’s congratulations to the most dangerous regime in the world, who are religious bigots, who hang Gays, and threaten genocide against Israel--home to the largest Jewish community in the world. When will he condemn their Holocaust denial?"
 

The congratulatory note to a regime that seeks the destruction of the Jewish state and the United States of America has raised eyebrows and unleashed criticism on social media. The prominent German-Iranian dissident and public intellectual Nasrin Amirsedghi wrote on her Twitter feed that "Steinmeier congratulates the Terror-Mullahs." 

And, there’s more... that is, there's the record of crimes committed by the Iranian regime:

Bild wrote "Mass executions and torture; the brutal persecution of women, minorities, and the opposition; the installation of an Islamist terror state that threatens to annihilate Israel, that covers the Middle East with its militias, and that denies the Holocaust. All of this started in Iran on 11 February, 1979, the day of the 'Islamic Revolution,' when the mullahs seized power in Tehran."

Steinmeier, who as then-foreign minister previously allowed former Iranian deputy foreign minister Muhammad Javad Ardashir Larijani, in 2008, to call for Israel's destruction and deny the Holocaust at a German foreign ministry event near Berlin's Holocaust memorial, told Iran's president Hassan Rouhani that Germany is doing “everything in its power to guarantee the maintenance and continued implementation of the JCPOA (Iran nuclear deal)."

It’s beyond obscene. It shows a decided and purposeful lack of shame:

The Bild article by Antje Schippmann noted "There is not a word of criticism concerning Tehran’s murderous attacks in Europe or its billions for financing terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah." The article said: "Instead, the telegram praises the bilateral relations and promises to 'intensely maintain' the dialogue. Only together, is it possible to 'overcome the crises and conflicts."' wrote the president, who is a member of Germany's social democratic party.

Schippmann wrote: To conclude, he [Steinmeier] encouraged the regime to also listen to the critical voices in your country. "A suggestion that seems absurd given the thousands of political detainees in torture prisons, including human rights lawyers, journalists, and environmental activists," she wrote.

Is that all?

3 comments:

UbuMaccabee said...

I'm going to go out on a limb here.

I believe that the debt for the mass murder of the Jews of Europe is a debt that is unaccounted for. That cosmic ledger will be cleared, one way or another. The mass immigration of 8th Century, Jew-hating savages into Germany, combined with the collapsing birth rates of native-born Germans, and the rapid exodus of Europe's Jews, is going to create the perfect storm. Germany and France are going to be forced to fight for their culture--and their lives, as the horde within grows larger and more aggressive. And they will lose. Justice is going to be served.

Yes, I fully understand this is an unpopular and irrational position. How can the descendants be held accountable for the crimes of their grandfathers and great grandfathers? I cannot defend it with reason. But I believe it, and it gives me solace that there is a righteous God who will judge evil. I feel exactly the same way that Lincoln felt when he said the following:

The Almighty has His own purposes. "Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh." If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."

As one wise man said, "Germany drew entirely wrong lesson from the war. Instead of learning to fight evil, they learned that it is evil to fight."

Nemesis, winged balancer of life, dark-faced goddess, daughter of Justice, hovers over the continent of death.

sestamibi said...

"The president of Germany Frank Walter-Steinmeier sent a congratulatory telegram to Iran's mullah regime in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in the name of federal republic's citizens."

What's a telegram?

Sam L. said...

Germany: We were horrible back in the '30s and '40s, and we feel so bad about it we're importing people as bad aw=s we were then to succeed us.