Earlier today, I sent the following email to Stephen Pollard:
-----Original Message-----From: Neil Clark 02 February 2007 10:52To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Iran and 'genocidal butchers'
Perhaps you can explain why a nuclear-armed Iran would decide to attack Israel, knowing that, in President Chirac's words: ? "It (the nuclear missile) would not have gone 200 metres into the atmosphere before Tehran would be razed."?
The 'peace' I would like to see in the Middle East does not include an Iranian attack on Israel, as you mischieviously infer, but peace for all the countries of the region, Israel included.
Also, kindly drop the silly jibe that I hero worship a 'genocidal butcher' .Milosevic did not commit genocide. If you like I can send you transcipts of the trial at The Hague, in any case they're all available on line.
Don't you think if Milosevic had been a 'genocidal butcher' some evidence would have come to light after four years?
Can I also point your attention to Tony Daniels' review of Dr John Laughland's book on the trial of Milosevic, which appears in the new editionof The Spectator. If you're consistent, you should also be labelling Daniels an apologist for 'mass murder/genocide'. I wonder if you will?
Yours, Neil Clark
Here's Pollard's reply. Isn't it wonderful how those who are so keen to spread 'free speech' around the globe are so keen to restrict the parameters of debate back home?
Dear Mr Clark,
I do not propose to get in to a debate with you about the fact of Milosevic's genocide. It is however a simple matter of fact that anyone who admires Milosevic admires a genocidal butcher.
I will repeat that formulation whenever I choose.
With regard to Iran, I assume by 'infer' you mean 'imply'. But that lack of sense simply mirrors your lack of sense in claiming to believe that an Iranin possession of a nuclear weapon would further the cause of peace. Should you choose to reply to this, rest assured that your reply will not be read but simply placed in my trash folder, where it will well deserve to sit.