Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
2008.02.22 : Holocaust Countdown
More Subtle Clues About Intent from Iran

"The cancerous growth Israel will soon disappear."
- Muhammad Ali Jafari, leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guards
"Lebanese and Palestinian combatants… [will] continue the struggle until the complete destruction of the Zionist regime and the liberation of the entire land of Palestine."
- Maj.-Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, Iranian Armed Forces chief
"World powers have created a black and dirty microbe named the Zionist regime and have unleashed it like a savage animal on the nations of the region."
- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

These comments were made this week. You notice how you're only reading them here? (Unless you happen to take the Jerusalem Post.) The most vile anti-Semitism imaginable, not to mention incitement of terror and incitement and planning of genocide, pour from the leaders of a UN member state, and the world is too polite to take any notice. The Guardian is busy publishing political cartoons making fun of Bush for his efforts to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa. If anything 1/100 as poisonous as all this were said by any western politician, it would be on the front page of every paper.

What the hell is wrong with people?

Moreover, these are not just future threats of a coming second holocaust (courtesy of Iran's nuclear program), they are present realities – Iran openly backs Hizbullah, and openly hosts Hamas leaders. And every day rockets fall on Israeli towns like Siderot (courtesy of Hamas in Gaza) and Haifa (from Hizbullah in southern Lebanon – nearly 4000 rockets in 2006). The Israeli ambassador to the UN protests the terror and incitement to genocide, but he protests in vain. (*)

Hitler's anti-semitic ravings were also dismissed as bluster at the time, by progressives too sophisticated to think Hitler would do anything hot-headed. What exactly, if anything, is meant by 'never again'?

"The Zionists are the true manifestation of Satan." "The personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew."
"There is no doubt that the new wave (of attacks) in Palestine will wipe off this stigma (Israel) from the face of the Islamic world." "Unless we expel the Jewish people soon, they will have judaized our people within a very short time."
"Are they human beings?… They (Zionists) are a group of blood-thirsty savages putting all other criminals to shame." "With satanic joy in his face, the black-haired Jewish youth lurks in wait for the unsuspecting girl whom he defiles with his blood, thus stealing her from her people."
"Thanks to people's wishes and God's will the trend for the existence of the Zionist regime is downwards and this is what God has promised and what all nations want." "Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator - by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord."
"Zionists are people without any religion. They are lying about being Jewish because religion means brotherhood, friendship and respecting other divine religions." "Due to his own original special nature, the Jew cannot possess a religious institution, if for no other reason because he lacks idealism in any form."
"Israel must be wiped off the map… The establishment of a Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world… The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of the war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land." "And so he [the Jew] advances on his fatal road until another force comes forth to oppose him, and in a mighty struggle hurls the heaven-stormer back to Lucifer. Germany is today the next great war aim… to free them from the snares of this international serpent."
"Many Western governments that claim to be pioneers of democracy and standard bearers of human rights close their eyes over crimes committed by the Zionists and by remaining silent support the Zionists due to their hedonistic and materialistic tendencies." "Democracy, the deceitful theory that the Jew would insinuate - namely, that theory that all men are created equal."
"Powerful Iran is the best friend of the neighboring states and the best guarantor of regional security." "Germany will either be a world power or will not be at all."
"How can you prove you are not a bad person? You can't prove that." "Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong."
"I warn you to abandon the filthy Zionist entity, which has reached the end of the line. It has lost its reason to be and will sooner or later fall." "If only one country, for whatever reason, tolerates a Jewish family in it, that family will become the germ center for fresh sedition."
"They [the United States and Israel] are cheeky humans, and they think that the entire world should obey them. They destroy Palestinian families and expect nobody to object to them." "The struggle for world domination will be fought entirely between us, between Germans and Jews. All else is facade and illusion. Behind England stands Israel, and behind France, and behind the United States. Even when we have driven the Jew out of Germany, he remains our world enemy."
"They (Israel) kill women and children, young and old. And, behind closed doors, they make plans for the advancement of their evil goals… The Zionists and their protectors are the most detested people in all of humanity, and the hatred is increasing every day." "If we consider how greatly he has sinned against the masses in the course of the centuries, how he has squeezed and sucked the blood again and again; if furthermore, we consider how the people gradually learned to hate him for this, and ended up by regarding his existence as nothing but punishment of Heaven for the other peoples, we can understand how hard this shift must be for the Jew."
"[T]he main solution is for the elimination of the Zionist regime." "The holocaust is the solution to the Jews final question."


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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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THE MANUSCRIPT by Michael Stephen Fuchs
PANDORA'S SISTERS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
DON'T SHOOT ME IN THE ASS, AND OTHER STORIES by Michael Stephen Fuchs
D-BOYS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
COUNTER-ASSAULT by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book One - Fortress Britain, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Two - Mogadishu of the Dead, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : Genesis, by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Three - Three Parts Dead, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
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