Now recall how Ahmadinejad likes to sit on his high moral horse
about such things. He did so again in his recent letter to President Bush.
” underwent partition so, as on the Indian subcontinent (with the
creation of Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan) and elsewhere, the political
rights of competing nationalisms could at least be addressed. Had Arabs
accepted the additional 1947 partition plan, they would have wound up with
about 90% of the borders of the original 1920 Palestine Mandate. They
rejected the 1947 division of the remaining 20% of the land left after purely
Arab Jordan was created from the rest of it in 1922 because, in Arab
eyes, there is no justice other than their own.
Jews--like Kurds or
Berbers or Assyrians or Copts or black African Sudanese, and so
forth--were entitled to nothing in what Arabs like to call their exclusive
"purely Arab patrimony." Note that the vast majority of
Arabs were newcomers into the Mandate themselves as the Records of the
Permanent Mandates Commission of the
League Of Nations
and other solid documentation testify to.
Ahmadinejad refuses to acknowledge any of this, claims all Israeli Jews
were from Europe (tell that to
’s Iranian-born President), and the like, yet answers the political
aspirations of millions of other non-Iranians living on his own soil only
with massacre and repression.
Hypocrisy at its worse…
Turning to the Arabs of Khuzestan / Arabistan in particular, at any hint
has been quick to act in its own national interests. Arabs have
been ethnically cleansed from the area and replaced by others.
As just one of many examples, when Arabs of the Nahda (Renaissance)
movement bombed Iranian targets not long ago in Ahwaz and elsewhere,
arrested thousands of them and set out to "fix" the problem by
any means necessary.
Iranians continuously do likewise to Kurds, Baluchis, and others as well
who dare to assert their own political rights. Thousands have been killed
as a result over the years in the name of Iranian nationalism.
So, this all begs the question of both the man and the nation he
Why does justice supposedly demand that the sole, microscopic state of the
Jews--half of whom were refugees from the “Arab”/Muslim world--consent
to national suicide so Arab settlers and colonizers can have their 22nd state and second one in Palestine, but Arabistan should not gain independence from
Iran as well?
much smaller than
could undergo partition in the name of justice for diverse peoples, then
? Arabs already got the lion’s share of justice in the partition of the
original 1920 borders of
Ahmadinejad, you’re correct.
It’s indeed time for the Arabs’ 22nd state to be born...
Long live Arabistan!