It seems that I wasn't very far off. I opined that "the Muslims who celebrate Al Quds Day would be delighted to see Jerusalem free of Jewish control. They'd also, I suspect, just as soon have Jerusalem and Israel a Jew-free zone."
Here's how an Associate Press article put it. "The Iranian president once again said Palestinians should not pay any price because Europeans committed crimes against Jews in World War II. He said they could give a part of their own land in Europe or Alaska so that the Jews can establish their country there.
"'I ask European governments supporting Zionists and the American people ... will you allow occupation of part of your land under a pretext and then talk about a two-state solution?' Ahmadinejad said after the rallies."
Well, comparatively non-violent. I doubt that Jews in Israel would go quietly.
Thanks to the likes of U. of C., Boulder's Ward Churchill, 'everybody knows' how awful America was, committing genocide and/or moving people like the Sioux around without their consent. That seems to be why 83 Columbus Day Parade protesters spread fake blood and dismembered dolls on the Denver, Colorado, parade route today.
It's odd, how high-minded people are upset by the blatant treaty and human rights violations of 19th century America, but remarkably silent about what happened to Armenians around 1916.
One reason may be that Turkey says that what happened wasn't genocide, just a series of regrettable accidents that just happened to coincide with the deportation of some Armenians.
I'm inclined to see the attitude of many academics and journalists this way:
- Treatment of American Indians - Genocide!!!
- Armenian Genocide - What Armenian Genocide?
- Death to America! Death to the Jews! - America wants war!!!
Or, maybe some of the important information gatekeepers in today's American culture don't see the big picture.
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