by Jerome a Paris
Fri Dec 9th, 2005 at 04:06:04 AM EST
"Some European countries insist on saying that Hitler killed millions of innocent Jews in furnaces and they insist on it to the extent that if anyone proves something contrary to that they condemn that person and throw them in jail," IRNA quoted Mr Ahmadinejad as saying.
"Although we don't accept this claim, if we suppose it is true, our question for the Europeans is: is the killing of innocent Jewish people by Hitler the reason for their support to the occupiers of Jerusalem?" he said.
"If the Europeans are honest they should give some of their provinces in Europe -- like in Germany, Austria or other countries -- to the Zionists and the Zionists can establish their state in Europe. You offer part of Europe and we will support it."
"Why do they insist on imposing themselves on other powers and creating a tumour so there is always tension and conflict?"
Whatever one thinks of the current situation in Israel and Palestine, these words are absolutely unacceptable and irresponsible. As this is not the first outburst of the kind (remember his words that Israel should be "wided off the map") recently, this is really worrying. Does the man really want a war? Maybe it's good for him politically, but it is his fellow Iranians (together, possibly, with the Israeli population) that will pay the price of such folly.
What's wrong with our world? Why are so many countries now led by crazies or criminals?