They’ve done it again.
The mainstream US media has once again mistranslated an Iranian president’s words.
Last time, they were lying to make the former President of Iran sound anti-West and anti-Israel. Now they are lying to make the new President of Iran sound pro-West and pro-Israel.
I suppose that is an improvement. Lying for peace is at least marginally better than lying for war.
But for those who care about truth, the Western mainstream media’s non-stop lies are nothing short of an ongoing holocaust.
Let’s take a closer look at the latest example of Western media duplicity.
CNN mistranslated President Rouhani’s recent interview to make it sound like Rouhani “condemned the Holocaust.”
In fact, both former President Ahmadinejad and current President Rouhani share a common outlook on Israel and the Nazi holocaust – an outlook that is also shared by the vast majority of the people of the Middle East, perhaps even the whole non-European world.
First and most importantly, they agree that whatever the Germans did to the Jews during World War II does not excuse the Zionist theft of even one acre of Palestinian land – much less the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the creation and maintenance of an apartheid “Jewish state.” Second, they believe that the use of the Nazi holocaust story to create a new holocaust in Palestine is an ongoing crime against humanity. Third, they believe that revisionist historians who argue that certain aspects of the Nazi crimes against Jews have been exaggerated deserve a fair hearing – and that the West’s persecution of these historians, by imprisoning them and/or destroying their reputations and livelihoods, makes a mockery of Western pretensions to support human rights, free speech, and free inquiry.
But the Western media is dominated by Zionists, as former New York Times journalist Phillip Weiss so beautifully explained in his essay: “Do Jews Dominate in American Media? And So What If We Do?” And to most of the pro-Zionist ethnic Jews who dominate the Western media, it is an article of religious faith that the sacred Holocaust somehow justifies the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel. These people are actually devotees of a new religious cult that has been termed “Holocaustianity.”
Israeli professor Yeshayahu Leibowitz first developed the idea that the Holocaust is a new religion. His analysis has been taken up by Israeli-born British philosopher Gilad Atzmon.
The Western media elite therefore reacts to all discussion of “the Holocaust” in the same way that a medieval inquisitor might react to discussion of “the Trinity.” The whole discussion gets reduced to: “Are you a believer or a heretic?”
The mainstream media lied by condemning former President Ahmadinejad as a Holocaust-denying heretic. Now it is lying again by falsely claiming that current President Rouhani is a Holocaust-worshipping true believer like themselves.
The truth is that both presidents view World War II as history, not sacred mythology. And neither accepts the inevitability of an apartheid “Jewish state” in Palestine.
The truth is that outside of Europe and the US, hardly anyone “believes in” the Holocaust the way Americans and Europeans do. For those not under the influence of the Holocaustianity-dominated Western mainstream media and academia, the Germans’ World War II-era crimes against Jews, Gypsies, Slavs, dissidents, and others are no more sacred than dozens or even hundreds of other examples of man’s inhumanity to man.
The American slave-trade holocaust, according to various estimates, killed tens of millions, as did the Native American holocaust. Even if the sacred “six million” number of Jews killed by the Nazis is correct, both the Native American holocaust and the African slave trade holocaust were vastly larger in scope. Yet in the US, where these holocausts of tens of millions happened, “Holocaust museums” serve as sacred temples that enshrine the holy story of “six million Jews” while downplaying the vastly larger holocausts perpetrated by the ancestors of the museum visitors themselves.
Jesus is reported to have said: “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”
Apparently it is more comforting to deplore other people’s holocausts than to think about the ones you yourself have committed… or are still committing.
And if we are taking the word “holocaust” to mean “a epic-scale horrific destruction of something precious or sacred,” then perhaps the biggest holocaust of all is the ongoing immolation of truth in the mainstream media. Instead of fretting about the Nazi holocaust of seventy years ago, we should be horrified by the “holocaust of lies” that is happening today.
The latest atrocity against truth: The mainstream media’s account of the chemical weapons incident in al-Ghouta. The media liars claim that Syrian President Assad perpetrated this atrocity. But available evidence strongly suggests that the al-Ghouta attack was a Western intelligence operation designed to create a pretext for a US attack on Syria.
According to credible accounts, Alawi Syrian children from Latakia were kidnapped by Western-supported forces and murdered so they could be displayed to the world as alleged victims of Assad. This was a holocaust of innocent children – and part of the ongoing Western holocaust of lies.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh recently revealed that the whole official Western story of the “war on terror” is a holocaust of lies. Hersh, the dean of American investigative reporters, says that the official account of the alleged killing of Osama Bin Laden is “one big lie… not one word of it is true.”
The torrent of lies about Bin Laden, who died in December, 2001, issues from a contaminated source: The biggest lie ever told by human beings. That, of course, is the official story of 9/11.
The American people are beginning to realize that their country is being murdered in an accelerating holocaust of lies. They did not buy the rationale for attacking Syria. They noticed the surging wave of doubters using the term “false flag” to describe such events as al-Ghouta, the Boston bombings, Sandy Hook, the Sikh temple shooting, the Aurora Colorado shooting, the underwear bomber, and virtually all other attention-grabbing “terror” events going back to 9/11… and before that, Oklahoma City, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Operation Gladio, Operation Northwoods, and the wave of political assassinations that has decimated American leadership since 1963.
And then there is the “holocaust of lies” about what historian William Blum calls the “American Holocaust”: US military and CIA interventions that have killed millions, and destroyed the lives of tens of millions, since World War II.
Today, the holocaust of lies that passes for contemporary American life is threatened by a surge of resistance led by genuinely independent, internet-based media. As a result, “Americans’ trust in US political institutions… is near historic lows, a new poll has revealed,” according to Gallup.
No wonder Americans refused to be stampeded into an attack on Syria.
Will the “holocaust of lies” ever end? Will Americans one day build museums to enshrine the memory of how the Big Liars took over their country… and how Americans rose up and overthrew them?
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. Dr. Barrett has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He is the co-founder of the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance, and author of the books Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007) and Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (2009). His website is www.truthjihad.com. More articles by Dr. Kevin Barrett