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Friday, December 08, 2006


In a recent post at Webdiary Will Howard wrote:

“… Iran, as an individual country, has no valid claim against Israel. Israel does not occupy one square inch of Iranian territory. Israel has never fired a shot at Iran. Israel has never disputed Iran's legitimacy as a state, questioned its right to exist, or called for the Iranian regime to be "wiped from the pages of history." Iran is also not an Arab nation, so certainly cannot claim some grievance against Israel as part of some sort of Arab "unity." (For example, Iran is not a member of the Arab League).”[1]

Will Howard ignores entirely that it is Israel that is calling for Iran’s non-existent nuclear weapons program to be destroyed. He ignores entirely that Israel’s greatest ally and benefactor, the US, has, as a direct result of pressure from Jewish-American neoconservatives who form the Israeli Lobby in the US, named Iran as part of an ‘Axis of Evil’. It was even Jewish-American neoconservatives that came up with the phrase ‘Axis of Evil’.[2]

Iran, contrary to Will Howard’s lies and attempt to deceive, has every good reason to posture strongly against Israel; it has seen what has happened to that other nation that was named part of the ‘Axis of Evil’ by Israel and the US – Iraq.

More Will Howard lies and deceit.

[1] Will Howard, ‘Rectifying the Israel-Palestine issue’, Webdiary comment, 8 December 2006. Available online: Accessed 8 December 2006.
[2] Julian Borger, ‘How I created the Axis of Evil’, The UK Guardian, 28 January 2003. Available online:,12858,890310,00.html Accessed 8 December 2006.


Anonymous said...

If we accept your argument, Damo, how does one account for pre-9/11 Iranian hatred towards Israel? Or any hatred before the turn of the century?

Damian Lataan said...

First off, it’s not so much Iranian hatred towards Israel; its more Israeli Zionist hatred of the Ayatollahs and an Islamic Iran which began the day the Ayatollahs kicked the fascist Shah out which, incidentally, puts the lie to the idea that all this today is simply a President Ahmadinejad hate inspired thing.

The Israeli Lobby neoconservatives in the US were gunning for Iran long before 9/11.*

*See Daniel Pipes, ‘The Ayatollah, the Novelist, and the West’, Commentary, June 1989. Vol. 87, No. 6. p. 9.