With the exception of Gather the News (Scott Weinberg’s Monday column), we try to keep this blog local — either articles written by DC community members or articles on events that took place in the DC Jewish community.
But occasionally stuff crops up that is just too good to not share…
Which brings us to the recent claim made by Iran that London’s 2012 Olympic logo spells “Zion” and that the games are part of a Zionist plot. Iran has promised to boycott the games if the logo is kept. Yay! Now the United States can finally win some gold medals in the summer games. Lebron James has already gone on record as saying he’s looking forward to an Olmypic tournament where he doesn’t have to worry about getting torched from beyond the arc by Iran’s 7’1 small forward.
But is this really something that Iran wants to bringing attention to? There are only two possible alternatives here: 1) The eminently reasonable one: that this has nothing to do with Israel or Zionism, and Iran is, again, just being ridiculous and thereby further undermining its credibility in the world. Or 2) Iran is right — this a Zionist conspiracy, thereby meaning that Britain and the Olympic Games should be added to the list of countries and entities supposedly under Zionist control. And if this list contains the United States, Britain, the Olympics, and other similarly powerful groups, should Iran really be picking a fight?
In other news, it seems that Yemen’s President (Ali Abdullah Saleh) is drinking the same stuff as Iran — today he stated that the “wave of political unrest sweeping across the Arab world is a conspiracy that serves Israel and the Zionists … They (the protests) are being directed by the White House and the control center for destablilizing the Arab world is Tel Aviv.”
Good stuff. Shoutout to Noa Levanon and Zach Zorfas for the tips.