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Denis MacEeoin blasts the Guardian’s Seumas Milne, de facto spokesman for Iranian regime


See Anne’s cross post at CiF Watch for more analysis on Seumas Milne’s Feb. 21 CiF essay vilifying Israel and the US for even contemplating military action to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, but the prolific Denis MacEoin has written a letter to the Guardian on Milne’s piece which we’re posting with his permission. 

In my original draft email to MacEoin I qualified my request to publish his letter by first noting that we would only post it at our blog if the Guardian didn’t do so.  

Then, I deleted that passage upon thinking about it for a few seconds, and realizing that the probability of the thin-skinned “liberal” broadsheet running such an unapologetic rhetorical assault on their Marxist-inspired Associate Editor was as almost zero.

So, here’s MacEeoin letter he submitted to the Guardian. 

Dear Sir,

Seumas Milne writes (An attack on Iran would be an act of criminal stupidity’, 21 February): ‘If an attack is launched by Israel or the US, it would not just be an act of criminal aggression, but of wanton destructive stupidity’. Why does this man, who has a lifetime’s hatred for Israel, thrust his dangerous opinions on us in this way? Why does he go to such lengths to defend Iran, with its high levels of  execution and torture, its mistreatment of women, its gross persecution of an indigenous religious community, and its aggressive behaviour towards  half the world, its criminal aggression through the support of terrorism, and, above all, its official denial of the Holocaust and its repeated threats to annihilate (qal’ o qam’ kard) Israel. Milne acts as a spokesman for this criminal regime, yet never has a good word to say about Israel, a country with one of the best human rights records in the world, that gives equal status to women, to gays, to all its ethnic minorities, and to all its religious minorities, a country that has never taken aggressive action against any of its enemies, but has fought back heroically against the bigots and the anti-Semitic mobs who have done their best to destroy it by brute force. I am tired of people like Milne who invert the very principle of human rights, who support dictatorships, who call black white and white black, who see the victim as the aggressor and the bully as the hero. Milne himself faces no threats here in the UK, but condemns Israelis, who face the prospect of genocide from a regime that seeks actively for the return of the Twelfth Imam and the apocalypse that will follow hard on its heels.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Denis MacEoin
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 2HT

11 replies »

  1. MacEeoin’s letter says very little that is relevant to Milne’s article. Milne argues that an attack on Iran would be illegal and counterproductive. This is not an extremist position; there are many israeli politicians and commentators who would agree with him. Milne would probably acept much of MacEeoin’s diatribe against Iranian government and society. However none of it is relevant to the subject of the original article.

    As for MacEeoin’s lauding of Israel – well you have to smile. The idea that “(Israel has) never taken aggressive action against any of its enemies” is so far from the truth that you wonder what planet MacEeoin comes from.

    • I wonder what planet you’re from Sencar. Did Israel attack in 1948, did it shell Syria over the Golan while Syria had it in 1967? Did it cross the border in Jerusalem to attack Jordan? What aggressive act did it undertake to entice Egyptian soldiers to mass across the border in Sinai and order Useless Nonsense to leave?

      Did Israel launch an attack on Yom Kippur in 1972? Have you not heard of Palestinians attacking Israel from Lebanon? Google the name Samir Kuntar and see what lovely people libero-fascists like you love to eulogize. And finally, what provocative action did Israel undertake to result in two of its soldiers being kidnapped and rockets fired into its territory from your peace-loving Hizbollah heroes?

    • MacEoin’s letter is a rallying call for common decency. Where making excuses for Jew haters and defending regimes that advocate eliminationist anti-Semitism puts you on the side of the enemies of humanity. Something you wouldn’t understand Sencar, with your psuedo-intellectual sense of superiority over all things zionist, you are incapable of understanding Israel and its inhabitants on a human level. Which is why you dismiss MacEoin’s letter as irrelevant. It is literally beyond your comprehension and imagination.

  2. And did Israel close the Strait of Tiran, a classical casus-belli?

    Well, sencrap and prof doo-doo live in “Judenrain Neverland”, their dream-kingdom in which Israel doesn´t exist and Jews are forced back to dhimmitude, to which these ideologues already surrendered anyway.

  3. I am tired of people like Milne who invert the very principle of human rights, who support dictatorships, who call black white and white black, who see the victim as the aggressor and the bully as the hero. Milne himself faces no threats here in the UK, but condemns Israelis, who face the prospect of genocide from a regime that seeks actively for the return of the Twelfth Imam and the apocalypse that will follow hard on its heels.

    I agree 100% Dennis.

    Sadly, all of the Guardian ‘luminaries’ fit your above description almost down to a T

    Let us take pleasure in the fact that the Iranian/Syrian situation is causing them serious stomach upsets.

  4. “Let us take pleasure in the fact that the Iranian/Syrian situation is causing them serious stomach upsets.” JerusaleMite

    I doubt it. Some of them, those that may still have a shred of human decency and intellectual honesty, could have experienced a bit of cognitive dissonance. But, as usual with such committed ideologues, they quickly “resolved” it by distorting and spinning reality, concocting excuses and resorting to conspiratorial thinking, even blaming Israel for the blunders of the “arab spring”.

  5. Excellent work, Mr. MacEeoin! Someone giving Milne the good public dressing down he deserves, and standing up for Israel against the Guardian’s political consensus. It’s a joy to read this letter!
    If only the ideologues in the G. writing and editorial staff took this to heart… (I know, they won’t).