Saturday, February 11, 2006

Has Ahmadinejad
Given Us
The Smoking Gun
We Need?

Via Drudge, the Bangkok Post is reporting this morning that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has gone on another one of his trademark tirades, including a promise to "remove" Israel:

Tehran (dpa) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday that the Palestinians and "other nations" will eventually remove Israel from the region.

Addressing a mass demonstration in Tehran - one of many organized throughout Iran to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Islamic revolution - he once again questioned the Holocaust "fairy tale".

"We ask the West to remove what they created sixty years ago and if they do not listen to our recommendations, then the Palestinian nation and other nations will eventually do this for them," Ahmadinejad said in a ceremony marking the 27th anniversary of the Islamic revolution.

"Do the removal of Israel before it is too late and save yourself from the fury of regional nations," the ultra-conservative president said.

"How comes that insulting the prophet of Muslims worldwide is justified within the framework of press freedom, but investigating about the fairy tale Holocaust is not?" Ahmadinejad said.

"The real Holocaust is what is happening in Palestine where the Zionists avail themselves of the fairy tale of Holocaust as blackmail and justification for killing children and women and making innocent people homeless," Ahmadinejad said.

The president said that the results of the parliamentary elections in Palestine and the victory of the Hamas group "clearly showed what the people really want."

The president also referred to the cartoons and called it a "Zionist plot" against not only Muslims but also those genuinely committed to Christianity and Judaism.

"Those who insulted the prophet should know that you cannot obscure the sun with a handful of dust. The dust will just get back and blind your own eyes," he said. The crowd replied to his remarks with "Death to Denmark" slogans.

In talking to friends about Ahmadinejad, I am always careful to explain that he has never come right out and said that he will destroy Israel. He has said, Israel should be wiped off the map, and that it needs to be removed.

This is the first time Ahmadinejad has said that it will be removed.

Has he now given us the smoking gun we need to destroy his regime, by any means necessary?

What do we need to have happen before we understand that we are confronted with a modern-day Hitler, and that we are in the position Europe was in in the late-30's, when Hitler could have been stopped?

If we don't act very soon, we will once again have the blood of tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of people on our hands.