Lazy Sundaty thoughts broken up by a madman
The countdown to Israel's destruction has begun, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech commemorating the death of Iranian revolution leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Sunday.
"The arrogant superpowers and the Zionist regime invested all their efforts during the 33-day war, but after 60 years, their pride has been trampled and the countdown to the destruction of this regime has been started by Hizbullah fighters," the president was quoted as saying by Iranian news agency Mehr.
Ahmadinejad added that "with the help of all the Lebanese and Palestinian fighters, we will witness the destruction of this regime in the near future… Anyone who works for God and believes in the power of the people will prevail."
Israel is not the only nation about to collapse, according to the Iranian president. The other "corrupt" nations will also give in to the Islamic republic's strength and suffer the same fate.
"We are already witnessing the repercussions of the surrender. The people of Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan and all over the world are joining this river that will soon be linked to the ocean of truth and justice," he said.
Discussing the resistance of suppressed nations, Ahmadinejad said that according to Khomeini's teachings, "no power can stand in the way of a people's will for independence."
He pointed out the Palestinians as an example of a people who draw encouragement from the ways of the Iranian people. "The Palestinian people have begun their movement out of oppression and the world's nations and the Zionist regime will be forced to bow down to the Palestinians and officially acknowledge this people."
Andy McCarthy weighs in on this, and notes that "There may be a global war on terror, but only one side is fighting it that way ... and it ain't us."
With that in mind, would anyone disagree with him? We won't because that seems to be the modus operandi right now of the Bush administration. Don't get us wrong. We still believe in the mission at hand, but we just don't see where the logic is in discussing anything with regard to Iraq with a nation that has been openly hostile to us for almost thirty years now. Andy also makes the following point in his assessment:
As we saw last week, the Iranians were so impressed by whatever the U.S. contingent told them in the much anticipated direct negotiations that, the very next day, they announced the indictments of three detained Iranian Americans on spying charges for which they could receive the death penalty. Now, Ynet elaborates, Secretary Rice's counterpart, Iranian foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki, has "urged Hamas and the Islamic Jihad to carry on with their armed struggle against Israel during meetings with leaders of the Palestinian groups in Damascus Saturday." Mottaki explained: "The Palestinian people are a mighty people and there is a need to continue with the resistance[.]"
We're supposed to be on offense here. Granted the three Americans detained by Iran aren't exactly like the British sailors and Marines that Iran kidnapped a couple months back, btu the fact remains that they have American citizens in custody, and they're moving forward with possibly putting them on trial.
They're doing this, they're still moving towards nuclear weapons, they're still backing Hezbollah in Lebanon (and they may even have a hand in the sudden AQ presence there), and they continue to interfere in Iraq's sovereign matters. So we have to ask this simple question:
When the frell are we going to start being serious with Iran, and go back to be on the offense in this war?