This is almost entertaining. More kneejerk alarmism from Israel’s supporters; as Annie Robbins says, This is the boy who cried wolf. The Emergency Committee for Israel has launched a new website– the Real Rouhani— that features a demonic red portrait of Hassan Rouhani and seeks to paint the new Iranian president as a master manipulator and terrorist.
“He is a career terrorist with American blood on his hands.”
What is the evidence for this claim? ECI says per the Wall Street Journal that Rouhani headed Iran’s national security agency at the time of the terrorist bombing of the Argentinian Jewish center in 1994 and the attack on the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia in 1996. I’d point out that Iranians could make a similar claim that Obama has Iranian blood on his hands.
ECI also says that Rouhani is a Holocaust denier. It is surely an organization dedicated to a foreign government. It is led by William Kristol, who calls Israel the new leader of the West. And ECI’s line is– not surprisingly — exactly what the Israeli Embassy is saying. From ECI:
As Iranian President Hassan Rouhani prepares to speak to the UN General Assembly today, the Emergency Committee for Israel launched www.RealRouhani.com, a website that contrasts Rouhani’s charm offensive with his long record of hostility toward the West.
After stepping down as Iran’s lead nuclear negotiator, Rouhani bragged that he had successfully deceived the world about Iran’s nuclear program. As head of Iran’s National Security Council, he oversaw the bombing of a Jewish community center in Argentina and the Khobar Towers bombing. As a newly-elected president, he appointed as defense minister a terrorist who plotted the 1983 Marine barracks bombing that killed 241 Americans. Last week, he denied the Holocaust in an interview with NBC News.
Noah Pollak, ECI’s executive director, said: “Hassan Rouhani is trying to obscure decades of hatred, lies, and terrorism by smiling for the cameras and saying nice things at the UN. The real Rouhani is as committed to acquiring nuclear weapons as the rest of the Iranian regime.”