While being interviewed on Breitbart News Satuday, on July 25, 2015, probable Presidential candidate (he’s made no formal announcement yet) and former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee dropped a news bomb. He said that, with this horrible Iran deal, US president Obama “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven” (Robert Wilde, “Huckabee: Obama Marching Israelis to ‘Door of Oven’”, breitbart. com, July 25, 2015).
That ‘oven’, of course, refers to the crematoria of the Nazi concentration camps of app 1935-45, where 6 million Jews were murdered and then incinerated like so much trash simply because they were Jews. Huckabee’s comment suggested that the Iran deal was so bad it was tantamount to marching Israel to its death.
Why would anyone suggest that? Well, for one thing, Iran has made no secret of its desire to wipe Israel off the map. Iranians won’t stop chanting, ‘Death to Israel’. In the middle of the negotiations, Iran declared that it has a Divine mission to destroy the Jewish state (David Daoud, “Top Khamenei Advisor: We Have Divine Permission to Destroy Israel”, The Algemeiner, May 12, 2015). Therefore, any US-driven deal that could help Iran get a nuclear weapon—or help fund more terror activity--could indeed be considered enabling Iran to kill Jews.
The world doesn’t want to hear such an inconvenient truth. MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski was so shocked when she first heard the ‘oven’ comment she couldn’t respond (Louis Dore, “Mike Huckabee's Holocaust comments have almost everyone in America lost for words”, i100independent, July 28, 2015). Jon Stewart was left speechless (Lauren O’Neil, “Jon Stewart is literally speechless over Mike Huckabee's Holocaust comments”, cbcnews, July 28, 2015). Republican presidential aspirant Jeb Bush rebuked Huckabee (Jonathan Martin, “Jeb Bush Scolds Mike Huckabee for Holocaust Comment”, New York Times, July 27, 2015). President Obama called the remark ‘outrageous…ridiculous if it weren’t so sad’ (“Obama attacks Mike Huckabee over Israel 'oven' remarks”, BBCNews, July 27, 2015).
Politically correct America found the Huckabee comment to be extraordinarily offensive. Huckabee’s openness had violated the public gospel: he’d spoken the unspeakable. He’d suggested that the leader of the free world was facilitating the ultimate Nazi dream of annihilating the Jewish nation.
Was Huckabee wrong to make such a connection? The answer is, no-- and yes.
He certainly wasn’t wrong about Iran’s plans for Israel (“Would Iran use the bomb?”, iranintelligence, no date). Israel represents the infidel. According to Iranian religious leaders, the most important task of life is to confront the infidel and prepare the world to receive the Islamic messiah, the twelfth imam (ibid). The Jews in particular need to be fought against "and forced to surrender to prepare the way for the coming of the Hidden Imam" (ibid).
He wasn’t wrong to suggest that Iran’s goal is the Nazi goal (Lee Morgan, “'Kill all Jews and annihilate Israel!' Iran's Ayatollah lays out legal and religious justification for attack”, dailymail, February 8, 2012). This ‘deal’ was never about peace (Ezequiel Doiny, “The Iranian nuclear program and the Final Solution”, Jewish Press, July 30, 2015). It’s about carrying out a modern version of the Nazi’s anti-Jewish vision (“Iranian Military Chief: We Must Annihilate Israel”, Arutz Sheva, March 31, 2015; and, “Netanyahu’s response to nuke deal: It will fuel Iran’s efforts to destroy Israel”, Times of Israel, July 14, 2015).
Huckabee certainly wasn’t wrong about Obama’s attitudes towards Israel (Tova Dvorin, “Diplomat: Obama Seeking 'Revenge' on Netanyahu”, Arutz Sheva, March 24, 2015; and Ben Shapiro, “A Complete Timeline of Obama’s Anti-Israel Hatred”, breitbart, March 20, 2015). He wasn’t wrong to suggest that Obama’s worldview is closer to a supremacist Iran than the democratic Israel (“Obama and Iran”, discoverthenetworks.org, no date; and “Netanyahu voices outrage that nuclear talks go on while Iran vows to destroy Israel”, Arutz Sheva, April 1, 2015).
Huckabee's problem was, he’d let the proverbial anti-Jewish cat out of the proverbial bag. He’d declared, ‘the emperor has no clothes’; that is, he’d announced what everyone knows: this deal advances the Iranian plot to annihilate Israel—and this deal is a script that has Obama’s fingerprints all over it.
There’s nothing more politically incorrect than to embarrass the leader of the free world, especially one who embraces such anti-Jewish machinations. It doesn’t matter if Huckabee’s words ring true. What matters is, he revealed what should have remained hidden—that, through this ‘historic’ deal, the West would tighten the noose around the Jews’ neck. That noose hasn’t been this tight since Nazi Germany. If everyone had kept quiet, the Jews--so eager to self-delude—would have convinced themselves yet again that the noose was a necklace.
The Jews had done that in the 1930’s with the Nazis—deluded themselves into accepting Nazi policy. They’d already begun to do it again in the 21st century—with the so-called ‘two-state solution’. Many Jews were ready to do it here with Iran.
The new Final Solution had been proceeding smoothly. The attacks at the UN, the unrelenting pressure from the EU, the inroads made by dozens of anti-Israel NGO’s, the Arab drive for another state, the attacks of the Obama administration—and now the promise of a nuclear Iran: the pressure was perfect, the results satisfactory, the progress undeniable.
The Jews were on the run, their ‘homeland’ feeling the heat of hate. Then, Huckabee opened his big mouth. He made the grand connection: Iran-Obama-the ovens.
How dare he do that!!!