Wolf Allows Nazi Comparison
After warning Wolf that the world needs to stop Israel now before it takes this conflict beyond the Middle East, Shaaban tells Wolf to "remember" that, "Nazi Germany was claiming that it was fighting terrorism and then the whole world had to stop that. We are fighting something very similar to what happened as a result of the actions of Nazi Germany against civilians."
Notice that there’s absolutely no follow-up from Blitzer. Nothing. He just moves on to the next question as if Shaaban had said that the sky is blue. Unbelievable. When anyone–especially someone of Shaaban’s status–equates the actions of Israel today to those of the Nazi Germany, he should be challenged and made to look like the fool that he is.
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Here is the transcript.
BLITZER: How worried are you, or is this a realistic fear that Syria could get involved militarily?
SHAABAN: Well, you know, what is happening now in Lebanon deeply affects us. I could not watch children and women being pulled from under the rubble. It's not as if Syria is not involved now.
We have hundreds of thousands of Lebanese who are coming to Syria. And we are taking care of them and welcoming them into our homes. But if I want to measure by Israeli behavior against Palestinians and Lebanese, I would say that, if the world does not stop Israel here, it's going to go much beyond Syria and much beyond Egypt and much beyond the Middle East.
Remember, Nazi Germany was claiming that it was fighting terrorism. And then the whole world had to stop that. We are facing something very similar to what happened as a result of the actions of Nazi Germany against civilians.
BLITZER: Is Syria ready to give up its claim to the Shebaa farms disputed little area along the Israeli-Lebanese border? Lebanon says that that Shebaa farms is part of Lebanon. What is the position of the Syrian government?