Isn’t this interesting? Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a Jew.
From a Telegraph article today:
A photograph of the Iranian president holding up his identity card during elections in March 2008 clearly shows his family has Jewish roots.
A close-up of the document reveals he was previously known as Sabourjian – a Jewish name meaning cloth weaver.
…Experts last night suggested Mr Ahmadinejad’s track record for hate-filled attacks on Jews could be an overcompensation to hide his past.
Ali Nourizadeh, of the Centre for Arab and Iranian Studies, said: “This aspect of Mr Ahmadinejad’s background explains a lot about him.
That’s an understatement.
The world’s most notorious Holocaust-denier comes from a Jewish family, and the evidence of it was published in a major western newspaper almost five years ago — and no one’s brought up it until now? How’d that happen?
That’s a good question, one that certainly qualifies under the rules of “all the news that is fit to print”.
It also puts him in special company with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the murderer of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Pearl’s beheading was captured on tape, along with audio in which the killer demanded that Pearl admit that his father was a Jew. One wonders what Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has been a benefactor of the radical jihad against Israel, thought when he viewed this video that was widely distributed on the internet? The answer is probably “not much”. KSM gets support from Ahmadinejad, KSM murders innocents whose fathers are Jews, Ahmadinejad (whose father is a Jew) hates Jews ad infinitum, ad nauseum. I’ll leave to the New York Times the PC political/psychoanalysis. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a thug, and thugs aren’t given to introspection. He belongs in a class with Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Amin and Pol Pot.
Iranian President Ahmadinejad was, thirty years ago, one of the leaders of the radical faction that attacked and held hostage United States citizens working in the U S embassy in Iran in 1978. Those actions were an act of war against the United States. The tepid U S response to those actions, under President Carter, were met with contempt by the Iranians, who only acquiesced by releasing the hostages on the innauguration day of Ronald Wilson Reagan.
There is a lesson here for the Obama adminstration if only they can get beyond the hubris and arrogance that drives their policy decision process. The present Iranian ruling class has no interest in multi party talks or negotiations. They have a singular interest in the still spinning centrifuges that will give them a place at the most exclusive table in the world: that of a nuclear power. Why is the Obama administration insisting on talks with a flake like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who, if truth be known, is a tool of the same jihadis that would cut his throat in a heartbeat?