Saturday, June 04, 2011

Ahmadinejad Scapegoats Israel For Region's Woes (AGAIN)

It's the common tactic of dictators, despots, autocrats, and theocrats in the Middle East. When all else fails, blame Israel.

That's what Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is doing once again. He also calls the notion of a 2-state solution "Satanic". He's spewing his usual anti Israel venom, claiming that there would be peace and tranquility in the Middle East if Israel simply didn't exist.

Of course, that would mean ignoring the Libyan dictator Mumar Khadafi's violent crackdown against fellow Libyans in a brutal civil war that has already killed thousands.

It would mean ignoring Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad's brutal crackdown against fellow Syrians who are opposed to his ongoing regime and its ongoing murder of protesters and children.

It would mean ignoring the Yemeni civil war that has broken out amid Ali Abdullah Sale's refusal to transition to a new government.

It would mean ignoring the violent crackdown against protesters in Bahrain.

It would mean ignoring the Tunisian revolution.

It would mean ignoring the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak by the Egyptian people.

It would also mean ignoring the brutal crackdown by Ahmadinejad's own government against opposition groups.

None of those events had anything to do with Israel or the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict.

In fact, the ongoing civil wars, protests, and crackdowns have everything to do with the multitude of failed regimes, failed economic policies, and absolute repression of the Arab street by unelected regimes.

Israel has nothing to do with any of this.

But Israel is regularly scapegoated by these regimes, and Ahmadinejad in particular, because these regimes have no other answers and use Israel as a convenient excuse for all that ails the region.

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