Who better to destroy Israel? Who better to undermine Israel’s critical defenses? Who better to flout the indigenous, ancestral and legal rights of the Jewish people? Who better to impose Nazi-like diktats — virtually identical to those openly sought by German war criminals, KKK leaders, and Islamic extremists — than the popular first “black” president of the United States? Take a look at the kind of stuff that is broadcast regularly and widely …
“I discovered, however, as other academics also have, that in the field of political theory complete liberty does not exist in the United States. Certain theories are considered ‘taboo.’ If you propose them, the consequence is not a civilized and collegial effort to debate and refute; on the contrary, power is mobilized to censor and persecute. Those who do not buckle under the pressure of protected dogma may even pay with their employment.
After the same experiment in Mexico I reach a different conclusion. At least at ITAM, where I now teach, there is enough academic liberty to question the dominant theories in international relations. It is possible, here, to propose a minority hypothesis. This is what ITAM students have now demonstrated by inviting me—successfully—to present, in our institution’s most important auditorium, the hypothesis according to which the power elites in the United States and Iran are not enemies—as they publicly represent themselves to be—but allies (and for a long time).
I thank the student organization UNE for this invitation.”
— Francisco Gil-White, HIR
It’s hard to be wrong. Sometimes it’s even painful, especially when you’ve made a career out of defending the indefensible, the monstrous, the criminal… the sadistic. If you’re honest, that is. Others will never accept the truth. The historical record. The evidence. Facing exposure and loss of credibility, they double down. Attack. Others like José Hamra Sasson. Fortunately –for us anyway– Sasson …
“Islam says: Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and in the shadow of the sword! People cannot be made obedient except with the sword! The sword is the key to paradise, which can be opened only for holy warriors! “ — Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini
“Earlier this month [December 2006] during his visit to Istanbul, [Pope] Benedict [XVI] backed Turkey’s admission into the EU, prayed toward Mecca in a mosque, and called Islam ‘a religion of peace, tolerance, and love.’”
Pope Benedict XVI prays barefoot at the Blue Mosque
That is exactly how another former detainee from Camp Bucca, Adel Jasim Mohammed, described it:
“ ‘Extremists had freedom to educate the young detainees. I saw them giving courses using classroom boards on how to use explosives, weapons and how to become suicide bombers,’ Mohammed said.
‘For the Americans we felt it was normal. They did not stop them [the radicals].’ ”
“…the Washington Post was pulling its punches: it was tens of thousands — not “thousands” — of Nazi war criminals that the CIA absorbed, and these Nazis did not serve “American interests and purposes,” but the interests and purposes of the US ruling elite, whose values, I would submit, do not coincide with the values of the great majority of ordinary US citizens. ” — Francisco Gil-White