TEHRAN (AFP) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Holocaust may have been invented by the victorious Allied powers in World War II to embarrass Germany, the semi-official news agency Mehr has reported.
...."Is it not a reasonable possibility that some countries that had won the war made up this excuse to constantly embarrass the defeated people ... to bar their progress," Ahmadinejad said in the letter on Monday.
"The question is if these countries, especially Britain, felt responsible for the Holocaust survivors, why they did not settle them in their own countries?" it said.
...."By promoting the necessity of settlement of Holocaust survivors in the occupied Palestine, they have created a constant threat in the Middle East," he said, referring to Israel.
Sowing the seeds of doubt is many times, an effective tool to deceive those that are not able to intellectually and objectively process information. Planting a little seed appears benign at first. Its full potential is not realized at the moment of planting, it takes much time, sunlight, water, and nutrients to bring a little seed to fruition. But nevertheless, it starts with a seed.
In this letter to the German Chancellor, the Iranian President is planting seeds. Thankfully, Merkel is having none of it and digging them up, before germination.
Merkel on July 21 indicated that she would not formally respond to the letter, saying it contained "totally unacceptable" criticism of Israel and "constantly put in question" the Jewish state's right to exist.
Bravo, Ms. Merkel. To give this man an audience, would be to validate some form of relevance, in which he is clearly not entitled to. I would recommend a tour of Auschwitz and Dachau to help clear things up for him, but it would be an incredible waste of time, energy, and resources.
Hat Tip: Regime Change Iran.