Israel-Firster Canadian MP Irwin Cotler, was called a lunatic by the famed Jewish scholar and author Dr. Norman Finkelstein in 2009 for his 79-page petition “The Danger of a Genocidal and Nuclear Iran: A Responsibility to Prevent Petition.”
Last week, Irwin Cotler while addressing Israel Lobby groups at the Beth Zion Synagogue in Cote St. Luc (Montreal) made ‘Israel’s day’. In his rant against the Islamic Republic, which has diplomatic relation with Canada at the lowest level and practically no trade due to US imposed sanctions against Tehran, he said: “We needed to sound the alarm in what I call the critical mass of threat in Iran: the nuclear threat, the threat of state-sanctioned incitement to genocide, the terrorist threat and the threat of massive domestic assaults.”
A survey, conducted in October 2003, of 500 people from each of the EU’s member nations included a list of 15 countries with the question, ‘tell me if in your opinion it presents or not a threat to peace in the world’. Israel was reportedly picked by 59 per cent of those interviewed.
The 2010 Arab Public Opinion Poll conducted by the Zionist think tank, Brookings Institute and the Zogby International polling firm showed that 80% of the participants considered Israel to be No.1 threat to world peace while 77% agreed that Tehran has the right to pursue its nuclear program - a whopping increase of 24 percent since last year.
“Overall, there is very little support here for the notion that Arabs are secretly yearning for the U.S. to attack Iran,” wrote Marc Lynch, a Mideast expert at George Washington University.
While the Zionist entity allegedly has a stockpile of 240-400 nuclear warheads – Washington and other Zionist-controlled capitals have failed to come-up with some rational proof that Tehran is in fact pursuing for the development a nuclear bomb in the near future.
Kim Petersen, co-editor of ‘Dissident Voice’ website – in a recent article entitled Projecting Israel’s Crimes onto Iran had debunked Irwin Cotler’s hasbara lies about the Islamic Republic.
“Why can Iran not have nuclear weapons? If Israel can have them, why should no one else have them? If an enemy possess weapons superiority,is not the rational decision to at least acquire that level of weapon’s technology?,” Kim wrote.
Cotler pointed to the recent sending two Iranian navy ships through the Suez Canal as a provocation of the so-called international community. The international community recently – and over the decades has passed numerous resolutions in the United Nations about the scofflaw actions of Israel. Cotler made no mention of Israeli provocation by sending a navy ship through the Suez Canal last year – to the anger of opposition forces in Egypt.
Iran has in modern history (aside from self-defense against a US-sanctioned attack from Iraq) been a peaceful country, whose people are indigenous to Iran or who have become naturalized citizens of Iran. The Jews of Israel, who Cotler claims are threatened, are on the other hand a violent European invasion force, and are indeed a threat to the indigenous Palestinians – what many state unequivocally to be an ongoing genocide, to which the Gaza massacre in 2008-2009 attests.
Cotler’s memory is either too short or too selective. It was only last year that Mossad botched an assassination in Dubai, to add to its other historical bungles in Egypt, Jordan, and elsewhere. Jewish terrorism even went so far as to attempt to scare the purportedly contented Jewish community in Iran to the Jewish state.
Cotler preached his anti-Iran rhetoric in a Jewish holy house where Jewish supremacists would be enticed by such warmongering. His tirade was is in Canada, a state – so similarly to Israel – that was established through dispossession and genocide against the Original Peoples. Is it any wonder then that the Canadian government and its political parties support colonialism and its violence elsewhere?