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Columbia University Redux

In a powerful essay, Dr. Rafael Medoff offers a very sobering assessment of the Columbia incident with The Tehran Torturer. Columbia invited Hitler’s Ambassador to the US to speak…

Columbia “Invites Hitler to Campus” –As it Did in 1933 by Dr. Rafael Medoff

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Columbia University has invited a representative of the world’s most antisemitic regime to speak on its campus. This week’s news? Try 1933.

Seventy years before this week’s invitation to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Columbia rolled out the red carpet for a senior official of Adolf Hitler’s regime. The invitation to Iran’s leader may seem less surprising, but no less disturbing, when one recalls that in 1933, Columbia president Nicholas Murray Butler invited Nazi Germany’s ambassador to the United States, Hans Luther, to speak on campus, and also hosted a reception for him. Luther represented “the government of a friendly people,” Butler insisted. He was “entitled to be received … with the greatest courtesy and respect.” Ambassador Luther’s speech focused on what he characterized as Hitler’s peaceful intentions. Students who criticized the Luther

invitation were derided as “ill-mannered children” by the director of Columbia’s Institute of Arts and Sciences.

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You will see there too how the spirit of activism on our college campuses has been snuffed out compared with generations ago…

Students held a “Mock Heidelberg Festival” on campus, complete with a bonfire and mock book burning. “Butler Diddles While the Books Burn,” their signs proclaimed.

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Loxland

you_dont_have_to_be_jewish.jpgUnlimited supplies of lox offered as bait to get Jews to leave Israel – nice try Mahmoud. However, your offer to move Jews to greener pastures is just the latest sign of your total lunacy.

There is more that ties Jews to Israel than could be undone by the offer of lots of lox. Granted, the Ashkenazi population will feel the tug of your proposed Loxland. But even the offer of free fish will not to get the Jews to leave their ancestral homeland, promised to them by God, inhabited by them continuously for nearly three thousand years, and defended by an army that could cook your kabob tomorrow.

Meanwhile Canada doesn’t like the idea one bit:

Canada Condemns Remarks by Iranian Tyrant

“President Ahmadinejad’s statement represents a willful distortion of history and an attempt to prevent political reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians,” Canadian Foreign Minister Maxine Bernier said in a statement.

“It is comments like these that make Iran a country of concern for the international community,” the minister said. “Canada continues to work to focus attention on the Iranian government’s atrocious human rights record. To that end, Canada will once again be leading a resolution on Iran at the UN this autumn.”

On second thought… Perhaps the Madman from Tehran does not really hate Jews. After all, Northern Canada has only 100k some people in an area the size of Western Europe. There are diamonds, gold, coal, and lots of places for summer colonies and bungalows. Not to mention, that with recent Global Climate Change underway, most of Northern Canada will be prime beach-front property very soon.

However, the Iranians would then ship weapons to the Inuit, the native inhabitants of Northern Canada. The New Israeli-Canadians might be facing off against some harpoons tipped with more than just barbs. Imagine the Inuit Liberation Organization, the Inuit Resistance Army, Inuit Army of God, and so forth. And what would ck do? After moving himself all the way to Jerusalem, only to have to see him shipped back to Canada?

Of course this is hardly original thinking for the Iranian Despot. Israel Zangwill tried to get the Zionist Congress one hundred years ago to consider using Canada as a temporary home for Jews from Russia, but was met with opposition from within the Zionist movement and others.

What would have happened if Zangwill had triumphed and millions of Jews from Russia had been diverted across frozen seas to Alaska and Northwest Canada? It would kill the Kosher Alaska Cruise industry–who would want to hang around home on a cruise ship. And another thing, the lox plate at all simchas would be refilled continuously, without regard for cost.

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Arms-R-Us

m_16_toting_myanmar.jpgSick news on the State of the Union: the USA is still the reigning King Of War – exporting weapons all over the developing world, and not to hunting clubs in Wales. The world watches in horror as Myanmar shoots monks, Japanese journalists and other protesters. Notice what kind of gun the army is using. They have old rifles from the colonial period and doesn’t that look like an American M-16? The American guns probably came over the border from their friends in Thailand, where we have shipped billions in weapons over the last ten years. It could have been confiscated from Burmese rebels who got the guns from Cambodia too.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 — The United States maintained its role as the leading supplier of weapons to the developing world in 2006, followed by Russia and Britain, according to a Congressional study to be released Monday. Pakistan, India and Saudi Arabia were the top buyers.

The global arms market is highly competitive, with manufacturing nations seeking both to increase profits and to expand political influence through weapons sales to developing nations, which reached nearly $28.8 billion in 2006.

If you want to keep up with the American Arms biz you can check out the Federation of American Scientist’s Arms Sales Monitoring Project. In the last ten years, while we know alot more about where the arms go, the numbers just keep growing. They get shipped to one region to fight one war. Stolen, sold, or transferred to another region to fight another war. They end up in the hands of children and teens posing as soldiers gunning down innocents. But if you believe the NRA, it’s not guns that kill people – people kill people. Right Mr. Two-Gun Rudy formerly the politician known as Tough on Guns Mayor Rudy? Who all of a sudden made a u-turn on guns, when he realized the power of the NRA. But lest we digress. Guns are big biz, and Uncle Sam is the main Arms Mart to the world, and it doesn’t look good on our balance sheet.