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Monday, October 08, 2007

Good Palestinians, Bad Palestinians!


This is a great article in a Farsi Blog from Iran. The author is a student in an Iranian student who is very critical of this phony Islamic government. He is an amazing writer. I have translated it for those who do not read Farsi.

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امروز روز قدس بود. به نوعی نماد حمایت از مردم فلسطین برای دست یابی به حقوق انسانی خود گرچه شاید این روز هم دچار بازی های سیاسی شده باشد و مفهوم واقعی خود را از دست داده باشد.
از سوی دیگر این سوال مطرح است که چرا این روز در بین خود مردم اراضی اشغالی و یا حتی بخش های خودگردان اهمیت و اعتبار کافی را کسب نکرده.
اما موضوع این نوشته فلسطین و روز قدس نیست و یا اینکه به واقع چه راه انسانی و قابل اجرایی برای احقاق حق مردم فلسطین می توان یافت. موضوع نگاه گزینشی به بحت عدالت و آزادی است.
در حالی که این روزها تمام شبکه های صدا و سیما به پخش برنامه هایی در مظلومیت مردم فلسین می پردازد اتفاق دیگری در ان سوی قاره آسیا در حال وقوع است. راهبان برمه ای خسته از حکومت دیکتاتوری چند دهه ای نظامیان در حرکتی آرام به خیابان آمدند تا اعتراض خود را به نبود دموکراسی در آن کشور اعلام کنند.
حرکتی که چند روزی ادامه یافت و در نهایت با برخورد تند نظامیان با صدها هزار نفر راهب و مردمی که به حمایت از آنها برخواسته بودند به خشونت کشیده شد.
اما نحوه ی پخش اخبار این حوادث در صدا و سیمای ایران جالب توجه بود. گوینده یکی از بخش های خبری پس از اشاره به چند درگیری در فلسطین و چند انفجار در عراق، اینگونه اخبار نا آرامی های برمه را منعکس کرد:
«عده ای از وابستگان به کشورهای خارجی سعی کردند نا آرامی هایی را در کشور برمه ایجاد نمایند که با دخالت دولت مواجه شدند. شورشیان از سوی دولت های غربی و امریکا حمایت می شوند.»
در بخش های دیگر هم کمترین اشاره ای به حکومت نظامیان در برمه و سرکوب آزادی خواهان و هوادارن دموکراسی در آن کشور می شد. شاید علت این ماجرا نام و نحوه این حرکت بود: انقلاب زعفرانی که مورد حمایت غربی هاست.
ما از کره شمالی و سوریه حمایت می کنیم چون با آمریکا دشمنی می کنند. از چچن و مسمانان بالکان حمایت نمی کنیم چون آمریکا حامی آنهاست. این دوگانگی شامل حال فلسطینی ها هم می شود.
تا جایی که آشکارا در تلاش حکومت خودگردان و ابومازن برای دستیابی به صلح کار شکنی می شود و حماس را علیه آنها تحریک می کنیم. در این شرایط دم از عدالت و صلح جهانی زدن کمی مضحک خواهد بود.


Translation:
Today was Quds day. In some ways, today is a symbol of supporting Palestinians to achieve their human rights. Maybe this day has become the victim of political game and has lost its true meaning. On the other hand, there is this question that why this day does not have credit even among the residence of West Bank or Gaza. However, the subject of this article is not about Palestine or Day of Quds or what is a humane way to achieve Palestinian goals. The subject is a look at freedom and justice.

During the time that all media (Iranian Medias) are covering stories about how “oppressed” the Palestinians are, there is another event taking place on the other side of Asia. The monks of Burma, tired of decades of military dictatorship with a peaceful move started pouring to the streets to show their dissatisfaction with lack of democracy in their nation. This movement that continued for several days was ended by clashes between the military personnel and hundreds of the monks. However what is interesting is the way that Iranian News Agencies released this news. The news anchor, after talking about clashes in Palestine and several explosions in Iraq, he reported the clashes like this:

“Some of the people who are depended on foreign agents tried to disturb the peace in Burma and they were confronted with government interference. These thugs are supported by Americans and Westerners.”

In other national news segments, it is less likely that they would refer anything to Marshal Law in Burma and violent oppression of the protesters. Maybe the reason behind this event is the name or the style of this movement: Saffron Revolution that is supported by Westerners.

We support North Korea and Syria because they are enemies of the U.S. We do not support Muslims of Chechnya and Balkans because Americans support them. This split of choice works for Palestinians too.

This goes to extend that we openly do anything to jeopardize Abbas’s attempts to achieve peace by manipulating Hamas against them. In these situations, speaking about Justice and world peace is kind of ridiculous.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The IR are hypocrites of course, but an important thing always left out of these discussions is that the Palestinians were a defeated Axis ally after World War 2. Why is it that every other ally of Hitler pretty much agreed to the terms of their defeat except for these guys? I think there is an unimaginable amount of chauvinism in that part of the world that causes the people to become self-delusional. It's impossible for them to imagine that they lost the war, so they are capable of convincing themselves that they were not defeated by others but were rather self-defeated. Here's a nice link to a picture of Hitler in his famous alliance discussions with the Grand Mufti of Palestine for those that would deny such alliance.

http://www.mega.nu:8080/ampp/mufti_husseini_hitler.jpg

Ben Kahen said...

I don't think it was Palestinians who were defeated. It were the Arab nationalism that were defeated. Palestinians are the victims here, but they are not victims of the so called "Zionist Conspiracy." They are the the victims of their own stupidity. There is a huge list of why they are always losing. But I would say the biggest reason is simply because they are the victim of being a "victocrats" and being taken advantage of by every single dictator who wanted to legitimize themselves (e.g: Saddam, Iran, Assad, and the list could go on). I don't feel bad for them because I do believe they are still responsible instead of blaming everyone else for their problems, but I still see them as victims rather than aggressors.

Anonymous said...

But they lost because they allied themselves with Hitler. That was the original loss that caused the taking of their land. They are victims of being born to a culture whose leadership was on the wrong side of history, but so were Germans, Italians, and Japanese. You don't see a Japanese move to reannex Korea or a German move to reannex Poland because those groups recognize that they lost. The Arab world generally is incapable of that kind of recognition.

Ben Kahen said...

Yeah but the thing is Germans or Japanese don't have a claim to that land. At the same time, they were fueled by ideology, not religion. When a group of people is fueled by religion, they will never accept defeat. You could always defeat ideology, but never religion. Why? simple: ideology's purpose in life is a "promise of better future", once they don't deliver that, they found to be defeated. However, religion promise a better "after life" or "eternal life" and that means even if you get killed, you will have a better future. Therefore, this concept can never be defeated. Now palestinians, same issue! As they always say, "they have never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity"... they are thhe victim of corruption and religion and empty nationalism.

Christine said...

...quit lumping all Palestinians into one nice little package... some people consider themselves Palestinians just because they're Arabs whose families lived in the former Palestine, or continue to live in the former Palestine, now Israel.

I have Eastern Orthodox Christian cousins who live peacefully in Ramleh, Israel, and aren't afraid to say their family is Palestinian; this is despite the stigma from the assumptions people make of being of such heritage, as one might as well say "hi, nice to meet you. I support Hamas and you can consider me a terrorist!"

I like you, Ben. We disagree on certain things, but for the most part, we're both open-minded. We can have intelligent opinionated conversations about things such as this. (though I'm not commenting on this article so much as the generalization of Palestinian mentality)

I know you understand what I'm saying. It's important to not judge people on the example of the "bad seeds" that just happen to always be the ones in the news. (Day to day life is boring, so i don't blame the media only showing suicide bombers, and Hamas ass-fucks... who wants to read an article titled "Old Palestinian woman drinks coffee with neighbor-friend" or "Palestinian Dad picks up children from school, Buys afternoon snacks"?)

ahem, sorry about all that. Have a good day, Habibi.

-christine

Anonymous said...

Very interesting article indeed. And so true. Who is Iran to lecture any one on human rights, when Bahai can not even worship freely in their country?

Siamak said...

VERY interesting article Ben. This is one of the best posts you've had.

IR and its state-run media talking about human rights is like Michael Vick talking about animal rights!! You know what I mean? lol

At a lot of demonstrations in Iran today, people denounce IR's policy of giving millions of money to Arab terrorist groups but zero money to developing Iran's economy and infrastructure. This government is dependent on the people barely surviving economically.

Ben Kahen said...

agha siamak:

thank you very much but I have to say, it is not my article, I only translated it. I would love to take the credit for it but I cannot.

About Iran: they are simply going to be hit. These protests are not strong enough to do anything. This government is way too ruthless and they will simply just jail and kill most of those protesters. As simple as that. There is no hope for Iran and every know it.

Ben Kahen said...

One more thing: guess who are they going to use to kill these protesters: the good faithful terrorist who are dependent on this government for their salaries

Christine said...

---Lucky for the Iranian government, ahem, terrorist regime, those people have been *so* brainwashed that they feel privileged to a "martyr".
Such an "honor" is enough that Iran doesn't have to pay even the most meager restitution for the trouble terrorists go through to blow themselves (more importantly to them, everyone in their vicinity) to smithereens...
but they're more than happy to foot the bill for the explosives.