Cheat-Seeking Missles

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Ahmadinejad Unrepentant

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stood by his statement that Israel should be "wiped off the map," participating in a massive Jerusalem Day demonstration in Tehran -- an event dedicated to wiping Israel off the map. Reports WashTimes:
"They become upset when they hear any voice of truth-seeking. They think they are the absolute rulers of the world," Ahmadinejad said.
Yeah, they became upset. Around the globe, Iranian ambassadors were called in to explain Ahmadinejad's statement. The UN's general assembly condemned Iran and Ahmadinejad, in a refreshing break from its anti-Israel rhetoric. But I doubt that they'll act on Israel's suggestion that Iran be suspended from the UN.

But all Ahmadinejad did was vocalize the sickness that is modern Islam's hatred of Israel. Jerusalem Day rallies from Beirut to Baharain echoed with "Death to Israel" calls. Ahmadinejad just put the slogan into perspective.

Update: Regime Change Iran quotes the London Times:
TONY BLAIR gave warning last night that the West might have to take military action against Iran after worldwide condemnation of its President’s call for Israel to be “wiped off the map”.

Ending a one-day European Union summit, the Prime Minister called the explosive declaration by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday a disgrace. Promising discussions with Washington and other allies over how to react, Mr Blair said that he had often been urged not to take action against Iran.

But he added: “If they carry on like this the question people will be asking us is — when are you going to do something about Iran? Can you imagine a State like that with an attitude like that having nuclear weapons?”

h/t Free Republic