Sunday, June 03, 2007
The president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has just forecast the destruction of Israel:
“God willing, in the near future we will witness the destruction of the corrupt occupier regime,” Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying during a speech to foreign guests mostly from African, Arab and neighboring countries who attended ceremonies marking the 18th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who is known as the father of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. ...
In October 2005, he caused outrage in the West when he said in a speech that Israel’s “Zionist regime should be wiped off the map.”
Of course, it is not clear whether Ahmadinejad is making a prediction, declaring an intention, or merely expressing his fondest wish. He is a politician, though, and surely he knows that his credibility will suffer if his "prediction" does not come true "in the near future." At some point, he will have to take steps to further the will of Allah and his own ambition or he will lose face before the Iranian people. Either that, or Israel -- a country that has learned that it must believe the "predictions" of its enemies -- will take matters into its own hands. When the Israelis strike, only deaf, dumb, and blind people will doubt the justice of it. The only question will be whether it was wise.
Said TigerHawk: “When the Israelis strike, only deaf, dumb, and blind people will doubt the justice of it. The only question will be whether it was wise.” Ah, I don't think so. Hopefully that was a tongue-in-cheek statement. The Israeli Derangement Syndrome precedes BDS. As with the Israeli-Hezbollah War, who did the Left say was responsible. The Great Satan and Little Satan are always the cause for all problems facing the peaceful Iranian government or the Palestinians or, well anyone in this world.
"Tongue in cheek"? No. An expansive and tautological use of "deaf, dumb, and blind"? Almost certainly. Under the circumstances, anybody who doubted the justice of an Israeli action against Iran would be deaf, dumb and blind.