No “Liberal Media,” Ahmadinejad Did Not Threaten To Wipe Israel Off the Map

April 19, 2012 at 4:12 PM 2 comments

Okay folks, let’s put this lie to bed once and for all:

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor acknowledged on Al Jazeera English (4/14/12) that Iranian leaders have never called for Israel to be “wiped” off the map.

Meridor agreed with interviewer Teymoor Nabili’s suggestion that the supposed remarks  were never actually made; Iranian leaders, Meridor said,

come basically ideologically, religiously, with the statement that Israel is an unnatural creature, it will not survive. They didn’t say “we’ll wipe it out,” you are right, but [that] it will not survive, it is a cancerous tumor, it should be removed.

Hostile words, to be sure, but not the menacing threat endlessly reported in corporate U.S. media in recent years. (Iran, Israel and “wiped off the map” occur together more than 8,500 times in the Nexis news database in the last seven years.)

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This has been a case of the U.S. media terrorizing its own citizens.  So I’m sure we’ll be seeing corrections all over the place any minute now, you know, like all those corrections we saw after it turned out Iraq didn’t have any “weapons of mass destruction.”  (Yeah, right.)

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. JC for pennies  |  April 20, 2012 at 2:40 AM

    Hell, I knew that already. Where was everyone else? I stand vindicated.

  • 2. Say It Ain't So Already  |  April 20, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    I know. I guess an Israeli had to say it in order to make it real.

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