Skip to comments.Israel will be annihilated in one storm, says Iran leader
Posted on 04/15/2006 1:11:39 AM PDT by MadIvan
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran appeared to threaten Israel with a nuclear attack yesterday when he described it as a "rotten, dried tree" that would be annihilated by "one storm".
In his most vitriolic and anti-semitic attack to date, Mr Ahmadinejad warned that Israel faced imminent destruction.
While he did not refer explicitly to nuclear weapons, his reference to the "one storm" that would do away with Israel was seen as a code for nuclear Armageddon.
Iran does not yet have nuclear weapons but Teheran is widely believed to be bent on developing its own nuclear military capability, in defiance of international protocols and peace treaties. Yesterday's outburst will only worsen the stand-off between Iran and the major powers over its nuclear ambitions.
President George W Bush, like many US leaders before him, is an ardent supporter of Israel and his administration would not stand by if Iran posed a threat to it.
Israel for its part has warned that it would not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear capability. Israel is the only Middle Eastern country with nuclear weapons although it never publicly admits this.
Speaking at the opening of a conference in Teheran to support the Palestinian cause, Mr Ahmadinejad repeated earlier anti-semitic attacks in Israel, questioning the scale of the Nazi Holocaust and attacking Zionism.
"Like it or not, the Zionist regime is heading toward annihilation," he said. "The Zionist regime is a rotten, dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm."
And he poured scorn on the established history of the Holocaust, saying that an atrocity committed in Europe should be settled in Europe.
"If such a disaster is true, why should the people of this region pay the price? Why does the Palestinian nation have to be suppressed and have its land occupied?"
The land of Palestine, he said, referring to the British mandated territory that includes all of Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, "will be freed soon".
He did not say how this would be achieved, but insisted to the audience of at least 900: "Believe that Palestine will be freed soon." The president provoked world outcry last October when he said Israel should be "wiped off the map".
Mr Ahmadinejad was speaking days after an Israeli general spoke of the military potential of Iran's nuclear programme.
The chief of military intelligence, Maj-Gen Amos Yadlin, was quoted on Wednesday as saying Iran could develop a nuclear bomb "within three years, by the end of the decade".
A day earlier, Mr Ahmadinejad had announced that Iran had successfully enriched uranium using a battery of 164 centrifuges, a significant step toward the large-scale production of enriched uranium required for either fuelling nuclear reactors or making nuclear bombs.
Meanwhile, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards yesterday warned the US not to attack the Islamic republic, saying that American troops in Iraq and the region were vulnerable.
General Yahya Rahim Safavi, one of Teheran's most powerful figures, said of the US: "You can start a war but it won't be you who finishes it.
"The Iranian armed forces are totally ready to defend the country. If the Americans attack Iran, they will be making a second strategic error after their attack against Iraq."
Speaking at the pro-Palestinian conference in Teheran, the general warned: "The Americans know better than anyone that their troops in the region and in Iraq are vulnerable. I would advise them not to commit such a strategic error."
A single pull of the trigger and 168 grs of copper and lead would make his head explode.If we wait much longer millions will end up dying just to satisfy this rags ego.
Take him out now!!!
Lock and Load
We need to strike Iran.
And to do so with nuclear arms.
After all, we're probably going to need nukes to take out some of those deep bunkers.
In terms of public reaction, I don't think there's much difference between using five nukes and fifty - especially if we did it quickly.
Use the nukes to hit Iranian WMD sites, missile sites, air bases, and any army units in the field. I imagine the results of hitting an Iranian infantry division out in the open, with, say, a 60KT warhead would be fairly smile-worthy.
I understand what you are saying.
OPINION: AllMyJihad seems a bit on
the nervous side these days -- a little
too loud, a little too brash and I bet
he's looking over his shoulder more
often than usual -- sweating it out
and hopes no one is noticing.
This man could well be a pawn used by God to fulfill prophecy. Only that what God said that will happen will be completely at odds with what this Iranian leader hopes to achieve:
Ezekiel 38-39 (NKJV).
"1 And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh,[a] Meshech, and Tubal; 2 and I will turn you around and lead you on, bringing you up from the far north, and bring you against the mountains of Israel. 3 Then I will knock the bow out of your left hand, and cause the arrows to fall out of your right hand. 4 You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. 5 You shall fall on the open field; for I have spoken, says the Lord GOD. 6 And I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in security in the coastlands. Then they shall know that I am the LORD. 7 So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. 8 Surely it is coming, and it shall be done, says the Lord GOD. This is the day of which I have spoken.
9 Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and bucklers, the bows and arrows, the javelins and spears; and they will make fires with them for seven years. 10 They will not take wood from the field nor cut down any from the forests, because they will make fires with the weapons; and they will plunder those who plundered them, and pillage those who pillaged them, says the Lord GOD." - Ezekiel 39:1-10 (NKJV)
"You can start a war but it won't be you who finishes it"
This is true. We will bomb them till they decide to give up just like the Germans and Japanese.
When will anyone define his words as "a Declaration of War"?
An imbecile with big mouth.:)
Time to get all of our warbirds warmed up and ready to fly.
And make sure we have plenty of "bottled sunshine" for the festivities.
It is God who sets men up over nations, and it is God who brings them down. God did use Pharoah to teach Moses and Aaron that there is none greater than the Most High. Prophecy will be fulfilled, most certainly.
So the free world holds it's breath and waits for the fruitcake president of Iran to turn Israel into a glass parking lot or that is what seems to be happening.
He has about six weeks left (jmo).
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