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Gulf Journalists: The West’s Current Paralysis Vis-à-vis Iran Parallels Its Inability To Deal With Nazi Germany Prior To WWII
In his March 19, 2015 column in the Saudi Al-Jazirah daily, Dr. Hamza Al-Salem compared the “Iran of the ayatollahs” to Nazi Germany, and warned that the Nazis’ secret military buildup prior to World War II could be repeated in much the same way by Iran.
Al-Salem noted that in the 1930s, the Allies focused on rebuilding their economies following World War I, and chose to disregard the Nazi regime’s military buildup even after the latter invaded Austria and Czechoslovakia and thus enabled it to occupy all of Europe. He wrote that Iran is now secretly developing destructive technology, just as the Nazis had, and went on to warn that it could deceive and distract the world. He also compared the inaction and apparent paralysis of the Obama administration in this situation to that of the Allies prior to World War II.
Ahmad Al-Jarallah, editor of the English-language Kuwaiti newspaper Arab Times, compared the nuclear deal with Iran to the Munich Agreement signed with Hitler in 1938. He wrote that, just like Nazi Germany, Iran is managing to swindle the world and obtain a deal on its own terms. The only question that remains, he said, is which Arab country will take the place of Austria or Poland and be the first country to succumb to Iran’s expansionist ambitions.
The following are excerpts from the two articles:
Dr. Hamza Al-Salem: Resentment and Murderousness Qualities Nazi Germany And Iran Have In Common
Dr. Hamza Al-Salem wrote: “After losing some two million men, the German Empire lost the war it had launched and conceded defeat to the Allies in World War I. Because of the death of U.S. president [sic.], the American leadership was absent from the post-war accords, and the allies divvied up Germany and took away areas that belonged to it. They also burdened Germany with the cost of the war, but later settled for an economic siege [on it] to prevent it from being able to spark conflict and launch wars. The Allies were euphoric after playing a tune of victory, thus distracting themselves from the pain left by the war. The wounded Germany had not a moment of calm or comfort, and neither supporters nor allies, and it bent under the burden. It was paralyzed by the economic siege, and in its death throes.
“Then came the Great Depression. American and European banks quickly withdrew their funds from Germany, thus pouring salt in Germany’s wounds and causing them to fester. As a result, the vilest of Germany’s sons rose to power.
Dr. Hamza Al-Salem (image: Twitter.com/hamzaalsalem)
The various] countries dealt with the Great Depression in accordance with their own circumstances. The Allies rebuilt their economies at the expense of rebuilding their militaries [while] Nazi Germany turned to a secret military buildup, at the expense of its economy. The U.S. reduced military expenditure in favor of industrial and housing government projects, ignoring warnings by its generals as did Britain. France ignored De Gaulle’s recommendation to build up its armored units, claiming that he was a mentally damaged prisoner of war, and threw him aside. De Gaulle wrote a book warning his people of the coming war, which he said would arrive in tanks [but it was] the Germans who eagerly absorbed De Gaulle’s book and followed his advice. They entered Paris in tanks, forcing France into surrender within weeks. Nazi Germany needed no more than a decade to throw off the screen of secrecy and camouflage from its massive modern army that swept across Europe in only a few months…
“Even if the Iran of the ayatollahs is not the same as Nazi Germany, the essence of the two evils is. The qualities of resentment, hatefulness, and murderousness are shared by them both, and there are similarities too in their isolation and in the oversight [imposed on them], as well as in their secrecy and deception.
“Though the craft of military killing has changed substantially [over the years], technologically speaking, Iran, under the false embargo, is just as capable as the Germans of creating [means of] destruction and killing and hiding them under the turbans of the ayatollahs, and [these means] are no less lethal, deadly, evil, and powerful [than those produced by the Germans].
“The loss of life and massive economic damage inflicted upon Germany in the first [world] war did not prevent its sons from repeating the disaster. Despite having witnessed [the first disaster], they took part in [another one] and tasted the sorrow that it caused them, which broke them to pieces. So what makes us think that the ayatollahs of Iran will fear the consequences [of their actions], when they do not know the disastrous results of wars and have not experienced their tragedies and results? We cannot expect them [to fear the results of war] when their hands are stained with the blood of their Iranian people, in addition to that of others… The ayatollahs of Iran are no smarter than the Nazis, and are no less criminal or murderous.
“If [WWI] did not prevent Nazi Germany from violating its commitments and did not deter it from betraying its ally Russia, then we should not expect anything from the ayatollahs of Iran other than betrayal at any opportunity.”
The Real Fear Is The Technology Of Death And Destruction That The Iranians Produce In Secret
“We must not make light of the ayatollahs’ tricks and nefariousness… And today, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Libya can almost smell the scent of the ayatollahs’ malice every time blood is spilled, and can almost see the black color of their devilish robes in the mourning [clothes] of every widow and orphan. The sound of their sermons can be heard in the moans of everyone whose honor was violated or whose child was harmed, and every [woman] whose modesty or home were damaged…
“Exporting the [Shi’ite] sect of the ayatollah regime is not the thing we should fear, since a person still belongs to his father’s sect so long as the enemy has not killed his father, oppressed his people, and imposed its sect upon him…
“The real fear is of what [the Iranians] are hiding on their land that is the production of technology for killing, corrupting, and destroying, which is easy to hide and can cause widespread damage. The ayatollahs themselves yearn for the day of blood and killing, since evil is the essence of the ayatollahs’ being, and they emerge from it and return to it.
“When Hitler invaded Austria and the unthinkable happened, the weakness of Europe’s armies and its focus on the economy paralyzed it, which is why it was remiss in helping [Austria]. Europe justified its negligence by saying: This is the [German] nation restoring its own land. Later Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia, and then Europe said: This is the revenge of the [German] nation. After that, Hitler conquered all of Europe.
“[Similarly], what currently paralyzes Obama in [dealing with] Syria, Ukraine, Iraq, and ISIS is his promise to his people [that] if they reelected him president he would extract them from the quagmire of his predecessor’s wars, and would not involve their sons in a war under any circumstances. His excuse was: ‘I am fulfilling my promise to my voters.’ Israel has an army to defend it, America has enough oil for its needs, and the Arabs have [both] oil and a legacy of courage that they boast. So they should use them both, as they please.”
Ahmad Jarallah: “Iran Of 2015 Is Behaving Like The Adolf Hitler Of 1938″
Ahmad Al-Jarallah wrote: “As the six countries led by the United States of America scurry to contain Iran through diplomacy during the final stages of Iran’s obscure nuclear program pact, Tehran continues to toughen its stance as if it is the one calling the shots. Iran (of 2015) is behaving like the Adolf Hitler of 1938. The Munich Agreement hurled the world into the furnace of the World War II and when then British MP Winston Churchill discovered the truth he opposed the agreement before the House of Commons. In his speech, Sir Winston Churchill said, ‘All these calamities fell upon us because of evil counsel, because tribute was not offered to them at the right time nor yet were they resisted; but when they (Nazis) had done the most evil, then was peace made with them’.
“US Foreign Secretary John Kerry met [with] his Iranian counterpart Muhammad Jawad Zarif for six hours. At the height of the meeting, [Kerry] left in despair empty-handed on the background of the Iranian refusal to throw open its military facilities for inspection. I dare ask again if these global powers realize the core of Iran’s delay.
Ahmad Al-Jarallah (image: Arab Times, Kuwait)
“Long ago, we stated that the Western fear, especially the US’s of Iran, is just an illusion. [We said that] the exaggeration of Iran’s nuclear program is just for show, to blackmail the world. The evidence of this fact is whenever the issue of inspecting Iran’s nuclear facilities surfaces, Iran raises the ceiling of its conditions, and every time, the West or the ‘Five plus One’ nations yield to these conditions…
“Even if Iran manages to possess those weapons, it will never be in a better position than North Korea, which keeps harping on the old tune, boasting about its weapons of mass destruction while 95 percent of North Koreans go hungry. That is to say, Pyongyang has operated under the formula of hunger and oppression in return for nuclear weapons. Every day the world hears loud voices from North Korea threatening to destroy the US and other countries and every day the North Koreans continue to suffer from hunger and poverty that has reached the bottom level, thanks to Pyongyang’s sick demented leadership which exterminates its officials with anti-aircraft missiles for falling asleep during a ceremony attended by their leader.
“The same applies to Iran, but the difference between Pyongyang and Tehran is [that] the latter banks on a creedal ethnical expansionism scheme which Iran has been marketing for the past 36 years not only through the formation of militia gangs in some Arab countries but even by sending Revolutionary Guards to fight in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Therefore, Iran’s refusal and its persistent [attempts] to raise the ceiling of conditions denote only one thing — [that it means] to pull wool over the eyes of the world and see the sanctions being lifted to allow the flood of money — believed to be $140 billion — gushing into Iran.
“If this happens, the six countries will have made the same mistake which was made by Britain, France and Italy in 1938. The only difference today will be the fact that the place from where Iran could have flexed its muscles [i.e., Houthi-controlled Yemen] is shut down by Operation Decisive Storm. Hence, the question is: ‘Which Arab country will take after Austria or Poland, [and be the country from which] the Persian Hitler will kick off his expansionism scheme, [right] under the noses of the international community, which bets on containing the Iranian evil through diplomacy?'”