Oborne, Morrison and Holocaust denial denial...
Authors of a new book on Iran fail to understand what even Iranian officials know...
Today's caption competition on the Guido Fawkes website rewarded one (un)lucky visitor with a book from the Telegraph writer Peter Oborne, co-authored by David Morrison.
In their latest tract, entitled "A Dangerous Delusion" the authors argue that "there are no Iranian nuclear weapons, and that Iran would happily come to a table and strike a deal". Fat chance, especially if you heed the words of Iranians (and Iranian officials) themselves.
But alas Oborne and Morrison do not heed such words. In fact, Oborne is a man with his head so far up Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's er... uranium processing plant, that he's even gone so far as to claim that Iran is hardly a great concern at all.
Douglas Murray over at The Spectator highlights for us a particularly worrisome note from an interview with Oborne and Morrison in which the pair do not simply deny the Iranian will for nuclear weaponry for aggressive purposes, but denying the irrationality of the Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad altogether. They claim he has never denied the Holocaust. Have a read of the interview here, where Morrison is heard to utter:
"I have never come across a statement from Ahmadinejad saying that the Holocaust didn’t happen. He’s said other things that question the Holocaust and the numbers killed in the Holocaust, yes, but I’ve never come across an absolute denial of it.’"
Of course despite the numerous press reports, including one from Oborne's own newspaper, the Telegraph, about such things, the pair see fit to continue their denial. It's almost as if they want to sell more books...
Nevertheless, perhaps the dynamic duo would care to plug in to what is actually going on in Iran, rather than burying themselves in the press releases of Fars.
Indeed the Mayor of Tehran himself, Mohammed Bagher Ghalibaf recently noted that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's despicable denial of the genocide. He stated, "Denying the Holocaust is not part of our foreign policy... Suddenly without consideration for the results and implications, the issue of the Holocaust was raised. How did his benefit the revolution or the Palestinians."
Perhaps Oborne and Morrison will pay attention to Iranians themselves, especially officials, who know what the regime is doing vis a vis Holocaust denial.
But you know... probably not.
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