Når viseutenriksminister Anthony Blinken skal forsvare en avtale med Iran overfor et jødisk publikum, er det flere ting som skurrer. Blinken vet at forsamlingen er opptatt av voksende antisemittisme, men han «legger» denne til Europa og til høyresiden. Han nevner ikke Iran og antisemittisme, og ikke muslimsk antisemittisme.

Går det hjem?

Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken today told the American Jewish Committee Global Forum that rising anti-Semitism in the world needs to be battled — right after advocating for a nuclear deal with Iran.

Blinken never included the Iranian regime in his mentions of anti-Semitic hotbeds in the world, sticking to Europe instead and avoiding mentions of Islamists.

Blinken skal selge avtalen. Det er hans  jobb. Men det er mange hull han må tildekke, men når han gjør det lager han nye, og det er svært avslørende.

“I have to tell you that, unfortunately, it is a fantasy to believe that Iran will simply capitulate to every demand if we ratchet up the pressure even more through sanctions.”

“And to those who would prefer that we simply take military action now against Iran without going the last diplomatic mile, you need to consider that such a response would first destroy the international sanctions coalition, and second, only set Iran’s nuclear program back by a few years at best, at which point Iran likely would bury a new program deep underground and speed toward an actual nuclear weapon,” Blinken continued, adding “it’s the United States, not Iran, that risks being isolated, and the sanctions regime we’ve worked so hard to build will crumble away.”

He acknowledged the administration “commitment to fighting Iran’s efforts to spread instability and support terrorism” as almost an afterthought.

“This will not change — with or without a deal. But Iran with a nuclear weapon — without a nuclear weapon, excuse me — will be far less emboldened to take destabilizing actions in the region.”

At militært angrep vil splitte vestlige land er sant, men at USA vil bli isolert er sprøyt, tvert om er det mange av USAs allierte i regionen som ønsker et angrep, fremst Saudi-Arabia, men også Egypt og Jordan.

Det var mot slutten at Blinken gravde seg et nytt hull. Det sier mye om amerikanske venstreliberale at de – akkurat som venstresiden i Europa – knytter veksten i antisemittisme til høyreekstreme, og at de forsøker å redusere høyresiden til de mest ekstreme.

Da er det ganske mye man går glipp av.

Blinken saved “another grave concern” until the end of the speech — “the deeply disturbing rise in anti-Semitism in parts of our world that have already seen how this tragic story ends.”

“In the last few years, as all of you know so well, there have been horrific attacks on Jews from Brussels to Paris, Toulouse to Copenhagen. In some countries, we’re seeing a rise in government officials and media personalities spinning abhorrent, dangerous anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about Jewish individuals, about Israel, about the United States. And in a few places, we see the rise of extreme right-wing parties — from Jobbik in Hungary to Golden Dawn in Greece — openly embracing Nazi-like hatred of Jews. This is happening today — just 70 years after the Holocaust. Just 70 years after we pledged Never Again. While survivors of the Shoah are still with us to bear witness,” he said.

“… In France, Germany, the United Kingdom, leaders have strongly condemned these acts of vile hatred, reinforced security in Jewish communities and around key sites, and expressed their unshakable solidarity with their Jewish citizens. Citizens of many faiths have formed human rings of protection around synagogues in Denmark, in Sweden, in Norway. But more — much more — must be done to make this fight a global priority.”