The media is poisoning our minds with mistranslations that serve to demonize and vilify the Iranian leadership. This isn’t the first time Ahmadinejad has been misquoted. Back in 2005 he was quoted as saying “Israel must be wiped off the map” which sounds quite heinous and could be considered an existential threat. But that isn’t what he said. Even the Israel’s Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy has admitted that Ahmadinejad “didn’t say that he plans to exterminate Israel, nor did he say that Iran’s policy is to exterminate Israel.”
The old tricks are being pulled out again; hell, they worked pretty well last time if you’ll recall. Once again, the media is using mistranslations to lie to us.
The Associated Press yesterday reported on a speech given by Ahmadinejad at the end of an annual rally in support of Palestine:
Israel’s existence is an “insult to all humanity,” Iran’s president said Friday
The fact of the matter is that Ahmadinejad was referring to the current administration in Israel. Here is a translation of the speech from the New York Times.
The media has proven once again that it is not on the side of truth. This is very disappointing and it saddens me greatly. The only way we can conquer the disinformation out there is for each one of us to know the truth and make sure as many people as possible know the truth. The lies propagated through the media are packaged and marketed to us as if they were soda or toothpaste.
Don’t fall prey to the lies and distorted truths out there, war is coming and very soon our lives are going to change drastically.