September 24 2009
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu caused a stir at the United Nations Thursday when he waved old construction plans for the infamous Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in an attempt to convince the international community to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons.
“The most urgent challenge facing this body today is to prevent the tyrant of Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said during his speech, referring to Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The comparison between Iran and the Nazi regime comes days after Ahmadinejad again denied the Holocaust.
At the UN, Netanyahu warned that Iran’s nuclear program threatens the whole world, not just Israel.
“Perhaps some of you think (Ahmadinejad) and his odious regime, perhaps they threaten only the Jews. Well, if you think that, you’re wrong. You’re dead wrong,” he said.
Iran continues to deny it is producing nuclear weapons but the country has refused to stop enriching uranium, which can be used to make bombs.
Israel says Iran is a threat because it has a nuclear program, missiles, and its leader frequently talks of Israel’s demise.
During his speech, Netanyahu also showed a copy of minutes from a 1942 meeting at Wannsee Lake in Germany, where Nazis formalized plans to kill millions of Jews.
The blueprints to Auschwitz included details for gas chambers and other facilities at a Nazi-run camp in occupied Poland, where three million Jews died during the Second World War.
The U.S., Israel, and other nations say they want to stop any possible nuclear ambitions Iran may have through sanctions.
There has been speculation Israel might launch a military strike against Iran’s nuclear sites as it did against an unfinished Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981.
This week, Netanyahu said again that “all options are on the table” and Israel “reserves the right of self-defence.”
Netanyahu met briefly with Prime Minister Stephen Harper before Harper went on to Pittsburgh for the G20 summit.
Canada’s delegation walked out of the UN assembly on Wednesday when Ahmadinejad spoke.
Netanyahu’s move came after that the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a U.S.-sponsored resolution calling for stepped-up efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons and to promote worldwide disarmament.
From its opening paragraph, the resolution makes clear the council’s commitment “to seek a safer world for all and to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons.”
It backs the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, and calls for the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, two key agreements on nuclear arms control.
The resolution also reaffirms previous sanctions that were imposed on North Korea and Iran for their nuclear activities, but does not call for any new sanctions.
“There is no better way to begin this historic day than to pledge to end nuclear testing,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon before the vote. “The CTBT is a fundamental building block for a world free of nuclear weapons.”
U.S. President Barack Obama presided over the meeting, reaffirming that nuclear arms reduction is one of his administration’s priorities. It was the first time a U.S president has chaired a meeting of the Security Council, said U.S. deputy ambassador Alejandro Wolff.
“The historic resolution we just adopted enshrines our shared commitment to a goal of a world without nuclear weapons,” Obama said following the vote. “It brings Security Council agreement on a broad framework for action to reduce nuclear dangers as we work toward that goal.”
“International law is not an empty promise, and treaties must be enforced,” he said. “We will leave this meeting with renewed determination.”
The leaders of China and Russia were among those who voted in favour of the resolution, which passed by a 15-0 margin.
After the vote, Ban described the resolution’s adoption as a watershed occasion.
“This is a historic moment, a moment offering a fresh start toward a new future,” he said.
Major countries that have not signed on to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty include India, Pakistan and Israel. The draft resolution calls on all countries that have not signed the treaty to do so, in order “to achieve its universality at an early date.”
Presiding over the UN meeting on Thursday fits with Obama’s pledge to support nuclear nonproliferation initiatives. In a speech the U.S. president gave in Prague five months ago, he said he wanted to see “a world without nuclear weapons.”
Obama’s aides called the adoption of the resolution an endorsement of his nuclear agenda.
Under the Bush administration, the U.S. opposed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. However, Obama plans to court support for the treaty in the U.S. Senate.
Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to compare Iran to Hitlers Germany??????????
He really needs to get a grip on reality. Iran is nothing like Germany was during the second world war. Not even close. Anyone who believes this man needs an education in the worst way.
Israel is much like Germany however.
They are a mirror image in many ways.
Even the UN made that clarification, “Pertaining to Gaza”.
The way the Palestinians are imprisoned, is much like a concentration camp.
The treatment of prisoner is deplorable. They still torture people, they even “torture children”.
This coming from the country who “forges or steals passports” from other countries, so their spies can scurry around the world assassinating people.
Setting off “car bombs” or bombing people as they sleep in their beds, in other countries I might add. Knowing what I know I have to wonder how many so called suicide bombers, reported on the news, may have actually been “assassinations”?????
Car bombing isn’t that a pretty common thing? One has to wonder just how many bombs Israel has planted around the world and had other people from other countries blamed for it? That is what they do.
They even fooled the Americans into Bombing Libya, with the use of the Trojan transmitter, sneaky and cunning. Not so for Libya of course.
One has to wonder how many other wars they have deliberately started?
They are a terrorist nation if there ever was one.
They hide their nuclear capabilities for years. When an employee blew the Whistle they had him kidnapped form another country and put in prison for years.
Israel made employees of the Nuclear facility drink radioactive material as an experiment.
Israel has over 200 nuclear bombs and refuses to sign the Non proliferation Treaty.
The UN wants weapons inspectors in there and you can be they won’t get in.
J. F. Kennedy wanted inspectors in there during his Presidency and was assassinated before he could finished the job. Kennedy went through hell with Israel.
Even then Israel was doing some very underhanded trickery.
After Kennedy’s assassination,, everything went just the way Israel wanted. To perfect actually. As a result of his death and LBJ taking the Presidency The following occurred.
- US foreign and military aid to Israel increased dramatically once LBJ became president.
- Rather than trying to maintain a BALANCE in the Middle East, Israel suddenly emerged as the dominant force.
- Since the LBJ administration, Israel has always had weaponry that was superior to any of its direct neighbors.
- Due to this undeniable and obvious increase in Israel’s War Machine, a constant struggle has been perpetuated in the Middle East.
- LBJ also allowed Israel to proceed with its nuclear development, resulting in them becoming the 6th largest nuclear force in the world.
- Finally, our huge outlays of foreign aid to Israel (approximately $10 billion/year when all is said and done) has created a situation of never-ending attacks and retaliation in the Middle East, plus outright scorn and enmity against the U.S. for playing the role of Israel’s military enabler.
- LB Johnson was the best thing that could have ever happened to Israel.
- LBJ even turned a blind eye to the USS Liberty attack. He gave them free reign to do whatever they wanted. Kennedy’s death was the best thing that could have ever happened for Israel. This was done to con the US into war with Egypt.
Iran has nuclear facilities yes, Nuclear Hydro.
How many countries around the world have Nuclear Hydro?
Iran has also signed the Non proliferation Treaty something the UN is trying to get Israel to do, but to date has refused. They like their 200 plus nuclear bombs.
Talk about calling the kettle BLACK.
Israel wants to con the rest of the world “again” into going to war. Only this time it is with Iran. Who has a whole lot of oil to boot.
Anyone who believes Benjamin Netanyahu needs to do a very through reality check. He has even ordered “people assassinated”.
If Ahmadinejad is ever assassinated, you can rest assured, Israel would be responsible.
That is what they do. They have been doing things like that for years.
They even assassinate other Jews. One of the first being, the young martyr, Dr. Yaakov Yisrael Dehan was murdered on July 1, 1924. He was a man who devoted all his energies and the best years of his life to saving the remnant of loyal Jews, and to promote peace with the veteran Arab residents of the Holy Land. Through his knowledge of politics and diplomacy, Dehan contributed much to crystallizing an independent position for Orthodox Jewry unaffiliated with the Zionist leadership.