Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s President, celebrated the end of Ramadan today by calling Israel’s existence an “insult to humanity” at Tehran University after nationwide pro-Palestinian rallies. Ahmadinejad said confronting Israel is an effort to “protect the dignity of all human beings.”
Iran’s media claimed millions would attend the rallies organized by the state to support Palesinians and the “liberation of their lands from the Zionist regime’s occupation.”
The last Friday of Ramadan is known as Quds (Jerusalem) Day.
Ayatollah Khamenei said Wednesday that the “fake Zionist regime would soon fade away from geography and every inch of the occupied territories be returned to Palestinians.”
Mitt Romney came out strongly in support of Israel. “America must lead the world in stopping Iran’s genocidal regime from obtaining a nuclear weapons capability,” Romney said in a statement to reporters. “Ahmadinejad’s latest outrageous remarks are just another reminder of what is at stake. As I said recently when visiting Jerusalem, ‘We have seen the horrors of history. We will not stand by. We will not watch them play out again.’”
Hezbollah (an Iranian-backed Lebanese group) said today that it could kill tens of thousands of Israelis by striking specific targets in Israel with what it described as precision-guided rockets.
“I tell the Israelis that you have a number of targets, not a large number … that can be hit with precision rockets … which we have,” Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah said in a broadcast speech.
The threats came as Israel is considering the bombing of Iran’s nuclear facilities. It is a serious discussion.
Hearing the threats by Iran and Hezbollah and thinking Iran won’t use the bomb against Israel is naive.
The Ayatollah said Iran is not and will not build the bomb. Of course they are and they will.
On Monday, the Ayatollah said this:
“America’s unsuccessful leap for dominating this important and sensitive region, which became evident in the cases of Iraq and Afghanistan, is one of the other signs of the deep changes that the world is facing.”
“Europe’s status quo, which will finally bring it down, stems not from tactical or strategic errors but from a fundamental flaw in worldview,” the Leader added.