‘If we don’t take out Iran,’ it will reenact the Holocaust in US and Israel — Steven Emerson to Times Square rally

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Last night there was a big rally in Times Square in NY calling on Senator Chuck Schumer (among others) to kill the Iran deal. Among the speakers: former Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau, presidential hopeful George Pataki, Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona), Israeli journalist Caroline Glick and Alan Dershowitz. And one of the featured speakers was Steven Emerson, the expert on terrorism who has worked for many Israel lobby groups and appeared on Fox News and is controversial even in the mainstream media.

What follows is the ending of Emerson’s speech. He was widely cheered by the crowd of several thousands (though a passerby called out that he was “brainwashed”).

The president in 2009 when he was running for reelection [sic], said three things. He said, one, I will not allow Iran to get a nuclear bomb. He said two, All options are on the table– a diplomatic euphemism for military strike. And three, No deal is better than a bad deal.

Anti-Iran rally flyer
Anti-Iran rally flyer

Well, all three were lies. All three of them he went back on. And since that time, we have a bad deal, Iran gets the bomb, and there’s no military capability any more to deter Iran.
So now we have the situation that unless Congress acts, I believe ultimately, it’s going to be left up to a military strike to take out the Iranian capabilities to take out the world. If we don’t take out Iran, they will take out us. And if the United States government, which is comprised of you– not Obama, not his secretary of state, not his administration, not the Congress– it’s the American people that decide. And it’s up to you to force your representatives your Congressmen, your Senators to say, No no no. Because if you don’t your children will never forgive you– never forgive you for not protecting this country from a holocaust. For not protecting the state of Israel from a holocaust that will occur assuredly just as it did 70 years ago.

Rarely in our lives do we have an opportunity to change history. Now is the time to do it, and it’s your responsibility all of ours, to go do it.

Others at the rally were cooler than Emerson, assuredly. But his call for a war with Iran was widely shared there. And I do not think the American people share it. Supporters of the Iran deal have been concerned by the Pew Poll showing widespread American skepticism about Iran. I believe if we highlight what opponents of the deal are saying, and what they regard as the alternatives to the deal, we can give Americans some home-grown folks to be skeptical of– and solidify support for the deal.

Below is my picture of a poster at the rally saying that Obama, Hillary Clinton, and “the same old Europe” are supporting Iran’s state plan of genocide against Jews and its use of “portable gas chambers.” I asked that guy how much of his sign he believes. “All of it.”


Times Square rally, 7/22/2015, poster about Obama allowing Iran to set up gas chambers
Times Square rally, 7/22/2015, poster about Obama allowing Iran to set up gas chambers
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looks more like the ‘brain on drugs’
from the sound of the person it
might be a bad lsd trip
someone should get him mental help
G-d Bless

All I can say is that while Emerson is a fearmongerer extraordinaire, it’s not much of an argument to say that the American people don’t share his view. The American people didn’t think that Japan would attack Pearl Harbor or that the Nazis would murder most of Europe’s eleven million… Read more »

I hope Dick and Jane show up in tens of thousands and inform these maniacs that no more American blood will be wasted on Israel,s behalf.Let Israel know , they are free to attack Iran , but don,t come squealing like wounded rats looking for someone to save them from… Read more »

. as far as a new more wide spread Holocaust it’s here already it started at Palestine it’s been going on for generations the blood of the worlds children has run not to stop this Holocaust but rather to amp it up and spread it further Iran might be the… Read more »

All this f**cking sabre-rattling! These people are chicken-hawks personified. The Iranians are reckoned to have lost 500,000 – 1 million troops in the US sponsored war against Iraq. Let’s see what the Israeli’s or the American public can stomach… I’d say nothing even close to those numbers Are these folks… Read more »