Tuesday, February 14, 2012

And the Winner is ...

And the Winner is ...

Love of the Land..
13 February '12..

International jurist Prof. Irwin Cotler met with Jerusalem Post staff recently, and restated his view
"that Ahmadinejad is a “clear and present threat” not only to international peace and security but also to his own people. The Iranian president embodies “four distinct yet interrelated dangers,” in Cotler’s words: “the nuclear threat; the genocidal incitement threat; state-sponsored terrorism; and the systematic and widespread violations of the rights of the Iranian people.” Liat Collins/JPost

In the OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) to the Canadian House of Commons, Wednesday, February 16, 2011, Human Rights Situation in Iran, Prof. Irwin Cotler elaborates on these four points:
.... Recent developments have served only to expose and magnify this critical massive threat. For example, in the matter of Iran's nuclear weaponization program, the International Atomic Energy Agency has expressed concern that Iran was “advancing in its efforts to construct a nuclear warhead, to develop a missile delivery system for such a warhead, and a mechanism to detonate such a weapon”. Simply put, the IAEA and arms control experts have reported that Iran has enriched enough nuclear fuel to build these dreaded nuclear bombs.

In the matter of state-sanctioned incitement to genocide, Iranian leaders have continued their incendiary calls for Israel's destruction. Underpinning this state-sanctioned incitement are the dehumanizing and demonizing epidemiological metaphors characterizing Israel as a “cancerous tumour” that must be excised and the Jewish people as “evil incarnate”, the whole as prologue to and justification for Israel's impending demise.

In the matter of the state-sponsorship of international terrorism, Iran appointed as its minister of defence, during President Obama's year of engagement with Iran, in a mocking defiance of President Obama, Ahmed Vahidi, a former head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. Vahidi is the object of an Interpol arrest warrant for his role in the planning and perpetration of the greatest terrorist atrocity in Argentina since the end of the Second World War, the bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community Centre in Argentina. While the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has emerged as the epicentre of the fourfold Iranian threat, both repressing its own citizens at home, while exporting its terrorism abroad.

In the matter of human rights violations, which will now be the focus of the balance of my remarks, while the eyes of the world are understandably turned toward what is happening in Egypt and North Africa and while we identify with the democratization and the cry for freedom in Egypt and in North Africa, Iranian assaults on human rights and state-sanctioned Iranian executions have escalated dramatically. In 2011 alone, Iran has executed at least 120 people, a rate of about 1 person every 8hours, an unprecedented execution binge even by wanton Iranian standards, and which tragically has gone largely unnoticed and which has served as the warrant for this take note debate this evening.....

Does there actually remain any question as to what exactly is "Israel's problem"?