Friday, August 04, 2006

Ahmadinejad Again Advocating Israel's Destruction

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is again advocating the destruction of Israel.

Ahmadinejad: Destruction of Israel is solution
03/08/2006 - 11:33:33 (Aug. 3, 2006)
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today the solution to the Middle East crisis was to destroy Israel, state-media reported.

In a speech during an emergency meeting of Muslim leaders in Malaysia, Ahmadinejad also called for an immediate ceasefire to end the fighting between Israel and the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah.

“Although the main solution is for the elimination of the Zionist regime, at this stage an immediate ceasefire must be implemented,” Ahmadinejad said, according to state-run television in a report posted on its website today.

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev accused Ahmadinejad of trying to rally the region to support Iranian-backed Hezbollah. “Our operation in Lebanon is designed to neutralise one of the long arms of Iran, Hezbollah,” Regev said. "Hezbollah is their proxy, being used as an instrument of Teheran to advance their extremist agenda and the blow to Hezbollah is a blow to Iranian interests and a blow to all extremist Jihadist forces in the region.”

Ahmadinejad called on all Muslim states to “cut their open and secret political and economic ties with the fake and outlawed Zionist regime” in response to its attacks against Lebanon. He also urged Muslim states to “isolate” the United States and Britain for supporting Israel’s military attacks against Lebanon.
This is hardly the first time Ahmadinejad has declared that Israel should be wiped off the map. He made his views toward Israel quite clear last October.

There is no reason why we shouldn't take this Holocaust-denying leader of Iran seriously. Can there be any doubt that if he obtained nuclear weapons he would hold the world hostage and quite possibly use them against Israel? That would certainly be the surest way of "wiping Israel off the map." His manipulative little fingers are all over Hezbollah in this recent battle between Lebanon and Israel.

Israel needs our continued support. Thank goodness the U.S. hasn't added its voice to those calling for a phony peace.


At 8/04/2006 9:09 AM, Blogger Duffy said...

"Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is again advocating the destruction of Israel."

In a related story, the sun rose in the east....

Really, at this point I think that's pretty much all he does. Threaten Israel and rattle sabres. I have yet to hear anyone offer any sort of solution to the Iran problem.

At 11/21/2006 7:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that he's ever, to my knowledge actually said that.

In this speech he talks about the "zionist regime", much like the US talks about toppling the regime in Teheran. I don't suppose very many assume Bush and his ilk by that means to wipe Iran off the face of the Earth?

You may not agree with Ahmadinejad's goal, but surely you must see that from his point of view, a more cooperative-minded Israeli "regime", where the occupied palestinians actually had a say-so in the decisions concerning their life and death would be a positive development for Iran?

The earlier "quote" from Ahmadinejad, where he allgedly calls for the destruction of Israel is equally phony. What he did was cite a seventeen year old speech by Khomeiny where he called for the end of the "occupation-regime" of Jerusalem. Google a bit, or ask your local Farsi professor. If you don't find the facts yourself, someone will spoon feed them to you.


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