posted on May, 21 2012 @ 12:54 AM
Iran Chief of Staff
OK, here we go again. Another "annihilation" speech, this one from Iran's top military leader, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi.
The remarks were reported by Fars, the news group for the Revolutionary Guard.
“The Iranian nation is standing for its cause and that is the full annihilation of Israel,” Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi said in a speech to a
defense gathering Sunday in Tehran.
You know, I'm beginning to think they're serious. I don't think claiming that this is a mistranslation
is reasonable. I would expect that the uproar the last time that word was used would sensitize everybody this time around.
While many within the Islamic regime, including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have often stated that Israel should be annihilated, until Sunday
no one in the nation’s leadership has announced Iran’s determined intention to carry it out.
Does that mean that now they think they can do
In a recent statement, Grand Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani, a religious authority and a top Iranian “Twelver Shia” — one who believes in the 12th
Imam — addressed the future world described in the Quran. “The Quran is the proof that the world will be controlled and managed by the forces of
truth and that there will be one government ruling everyone throughout the world,” he explainedThe Quran promises — twice — the worldwide rule
of Islam and its victory over all other religions, Sobhani said, and this will only happen when the last descendant of Muhammad, Imam Mahdi, returns
and takes the rule of Islam across the world..
I've always wondered what the religion of the NWO would be, here we have a nominee for that
The Fars News Agency quoted earlier statements by Khamenei that Iran was directly involved with helping Hezbollah and Hamas during Lebanon’s
33-day war in 2006 and the 22-day Gaza war of 2008-09, which he proclaimed were stinging defeats for Israel.
So, why am I posting this? A couple of reasons. I've come to believe that Iran is a real threat to peace and to Israel. I think it is also a
threat to Muslims who are less conservative in their understanding of Islam. I also think Iran threatens the entire world with the belief that they
are to conquer and rule the planet. If this is reality, we have to face it, not hide from it.
I'm also posting because I'd like an idea or two. There is no reason to believe that our current policy towards Iran (whatever it is) is working.
Military action is always possible, but what is another way? Foment internal revolution? Persuade a neighbor to invade Iran? What's reasonable?
Waiting around doesn't seem to be.
I can't force any of you to post in any particular manner, but as always, I prefer clear, reasonable statements.