By Alan Caruba
Here’s just a sample of Ahmadinejad’s ravings:
“About 2,000 organized Zionists and 7,000 to 8,000 agents of Zionism have dragged the world into turmoil.” Last time I checked, most of the turmoil is being generated by the likes of the Russians, al-Qa'ida murderers, Hezbollah, Hamas, and, oh yes, Iran.
I have no idea where Mamoud came up with his numbers, but it is safe to say that most citizens of Israel can be called Zionist insofar Zionism was a movement to reestablish Israel as a sovereign political community and nation-state. I know a lot of Christians who proudly call themselves Zionists, so I think Mamoud is off by a couple of million.
Whoa! Anybody hear a threat to nuke Europe and the U.S.A. in this statement? I do. And I am thinking, “preemptive strike.”
“We will witness dismantling of the corrupt regime (of Israel) in a very near future,” said Mamoud during World Mosque Week in August, 2008. He went on to say that Israel is “the main cause of all corruption and wickedness in the contemporary era.” He has likewise described Israel as “a dirty microbe,” “a wild animal,” and “the West’s scarecrow.”
Mamoud is not just talking about Israel. He’s really talking about Jews, because, like a lot of Muslims, he has absorbed all the anti-Semitic teachings of the Koran. It’s worth noting that Muhammad also mocked Christianity and committed all Muslims to impose Islam on the world.
But Mamoud wasn’t finished. He went on to advise “writers in the West” to avoid referring to the Holocaust, the extermination of six million Jews by the Nazi regime, because that would be “tantamount to backing the identity of the Zionists.” Mamoud doesn’t believe the Holocaust ever happened, or so he says.
“Soon the world will celebrate the elimination of the oppressing Zionism.”
So much for the wit and wisdom of Mamoud Ahmadinejad circa August, 2008.
What one can swiftly discern from this selection of comments is that Ahmadinejad is doing a poor job of hinting that an attack on Israel is coming. He may just have in mind something similar to the Hezbollah attack out of Lebanon in July-August, 2006, or a combined attack with Hamas.
Or, he may be saying that, as soon as Iran can put nuclear warheads on top of missiles, it will not only destroy Israel, but threaten Europe as well.
I will leave the parsing and analysis of Ahmadinejad’s ravings to people who do this for a living. I am sure that August alone gave them cause to send a number of lively intelligence reports for inclusion in President Bush’s daily briefings.
For my part, though, I’m thinking the sooner Israel and/or the United States of America blows Iran’s nuclear facilities off the face of the Earth, the better.
We don’t need to invade Iran or occupy it. We just need to send a message that we have read the history of World War II and we don’t want to repeat the errors of the past by not believing what our enemies are saying.
I have no ill feelings for the people of Iran. They are descended from an ancient civilization and they deserve to be liberated from the insane ayatollahs that hold them captive to their primitive and barbaric interpretation of Islam.
What the world must rightly fear is the madness of Ahmadinejad and his cronies. He lives for the return of the mythical Twelfth Imam, and he believes the only way that can be brought about is with the maximum spilling of blood.
Just because America, Europe, Israel, and a host of other nations may want peace does not mean they will permitted to have it. When there’s a nut loose in the neighborhood, he needs to be removed from the streets.
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Alan Caruba is a veteran business and science writer, a Public Relations Counselor, and Founder of the National Anxiety Center, a clearinghouse for information about media-driven scare campaigns. Caruba writes a weekly commentary, "Warning Signs," posted on the Internet website of the National Anxiety Center, which is located at www.anxietycenter.com.
Caruba has a daily blog at http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com.
Caruba’s most recent book, Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy, has been published by Merril Press. Books previously authored by Caruba include A Pocket Guide to Militant Islam, The United Nations Versus the United States: The UN's Plan to Control Planet Earth, and America: A Nation Without Borders -- A Pocket Guide to Immigration Issues.
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