When I first read that headline on CNN I thought, “My God! That President Ahmadinejad has totally lost his mind!” I mean it’s one thing to go on and on about wiping Israel off the face of the earth, but then to run a “How-to” Conference on your genocidal plans? Talk about hubris! Reached for comment, President Ahmadinejad had this to say about his plans:
I’m not saying the Holocaust happened, because it didn’t. But if it did, what lessons might we be able to learn from Hitler’s mistakes? Is there something more effective than gas chambers, which never existed, to kill Jews en mass? Oh and there will of course be a social mixer Saturday night where Beluga caviar and fresh dates will be served, so register early!
Of course Ahmadinejad never said such a thing. The conference isn’t about how to perpetrate a Holocaust even though the Iranians are the odds on fave to be the perpetrators of the next one. The conference will investigate “the scientific aspect of the … [Holocaust] … to discuss and review its repercussions.” Ahmadinejad is on record describing the Holocaust as a myth, so don’t expect the Wiesenthal Center’s involvement in this conference.
Well, oil is at $60 a barrel and despite Iran’s re-opening of it’s uranium enrichment facilities and possession of Shihab-3 missiles capable of hitting Europe, no one’s talking about doing anything more than issuing a statement of criticism from the Security Council. No embargoes, no nothing. Russia and China will keep selling stuff to the Iranians… It’s clear Ahmadinejad can say or do anything he wants. Of course we’ll keep laughing and making fun of him and all… until the missiles start falling. Doh!
Think about that next time you get into your SUV.