Skip to comments.Iran Cleric: US does not have the guts to carry out threats
Posted on 04/14/2006 8:18:08 PM PDT by freedom44
Tehran, Iran, Apr. 14 A top Iranian cleric in Tehran publicly acknowledged on Friday that disciples of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, took American diplomats working in the United States embassy in Tehran hostage in November 1979.
When you [the Americans] sent Imam Khomeini to exile on November 4 , you didnt think that disciples of the Imam would seize your embassy on the anniversary of that day and would take away your spies blindfolded, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, who heads the powerful Guardians Council, told worshippers during his Friday prayers sermon in the Iranian capital.
Islamist militants led by a firebrand Shiite cleric close to Ayatollah Khomeini stormed the American embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. Of the approximately 90 people inside the embassy, 52 remained in captivity for 444 days. Other senior Iranian officials have in the past acknowledged that the hostage-takers were acting in close coordination with Irans ruling clerics, but this was the first time a leading Iranian official acknowledged that the militants were disciples of Ayatollah Khomeini.
Jannati told the congregation that the United States was decaying and warned that Tehran was ready to face any aggression. He said the U.S would regret it if it launched any attack on the Islamic Republic.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is not weak, Jannati said. Relying on its young and creative forces and considering its military, technological, and scientific strength, Iran will not kneel before you.
Iran is not Iraq or Afghanistan. This is Iran; it has an Imam and leader. Someone like Ayatollah [Ali] Khamenei is leading the country, Jannati said.
The enemies must know that Iran is not comparable with any other country in the world, the powerful cleric, who is a close confidant of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said.
The military might of Iran will determine security in the region. Irans neighbours will be covered by this security.
Jannati told Irans neighbours not to fear the theocratic states military after the Revolutionary Guards carried out week-long naval exercises in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
Addressing the Iranian people, Jannati said that the West does not have the guts to carry out its threats over Irans nuclear program.
In comments directed at the United States, Jannati said, Look how weak and pathetic you are. You see today but you do not see tomorrow.
In other parts of his speech, Jannati blasted U.S. influence in Iraq.
Washingtons claim that democracy had been brought about in Iraq was a lie, Jannati said. America is attempting to prevent a pluralistic power take control in Iraq. It wants to impose a power dependent on itself.
You liars constantly speak of democracy but act in a different way, he said, addressing the American leadership.
Is this guy a democrat running for President of the United States?
More posturing by these Iranian idiots. These people are so stupid they don't even realize they are playing high stakes poker with Monopoly money. They are goint to be on the receiving end of a historic bitch-slapping.
"Your Time is Gonna Come". Was that Zeppelin I or II?
I bet Howard Dean appluded after this speach. I think we should allow Iran to have Nukes. We should deliver 2 dozen to them ASAP! Screw the nuke sites. Target civilan center. Then the camel jockeys will understand.
I didn't realize we'd been the ones making threats...you lard-coated, pig-sodomizing inbred.
Why do I have flash backs of Bagdad Bob?
President Bush has said he will not leave the Iran problem on the table for his successor.
He also knows that a preemptive strike will cause incredible problems overseas and in congress. Probably talk of impeachment.
So, if the Iranians haven't proved their program has been disbanded before January 2009, we will see massive air strikes to destroy it, nuclear if necessary.
Bush will take the heat and leave office a few days later and leave his successor with a clean slate.
I'm sure they were convinced that Jimmah Cahta would be re-elected and they knew he was a weak, spineless, buffoon. President Reagan's election took them by surprise. And they knew right away he was not going to a push-over like Jimmah.
I pray he is wrong, but I'm afraid he might be right.
If the left and the MSM get their way, he's probably right.
This guy has a death wish.
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