Thursday, December 14, 2006

For the optimists

Powerline on Ahmadinejad, don't doubt or underestimate this threat.
As president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has regularly denied the Holocaust, called for the elimination of Israel and publicly supported Iran's nuclear weapons program. He has intimated that the program is on track to culminate in March. His repeated attack on Israel's legitimacy -- its right to exist -- seems to be the predicate for the physical destruction of Israel and its people.

The city of Jerusalem is apparently not so holy that it is worth preserving if Jews govern it. So long as Israel can be destroyed, so the thinking goes, the Arab and Muslim citizens of Israel are equally expendable, as are the Arab and Muslim people in Israel's immediate vicinity.

It is striking to me how unseriously Ahmadinejad's and Iran's words, actions, plans, pronouncements are taken. Yet Ahmadinehad's threats are not limited to Israel. He has explicitly threatened Europe and forged an anti-American alliance with Hugh Chavez. Something wicked this way comes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well if you were to believe some of the fine things that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says on his blog, such as this 'Message to the American People', you'd think that he was a Unitarian*Universalist aka U*U. . .