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Sunday, October 30, 2005

The Next Big Thing -- Iran

While the American media have been navel gazing and obsessing on trivia -- Scooter and Judy and Harriet etc., a major challenge has emerged in the Middle East.

By now everyone paying attention knows that Iranian President Ahmadinejad threatened to obliterate Israel, a threat that has to be taken seriously because Iran is on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons. Well, there's more to the story than has been generally reported, and certainly a lot more than you might have seen in the MSM.

Regime Change Iran reports on the full context of Ahmadinejad's remarks. Both the imagery and Ahmadinejad's rhetoric make it clear that the United States, as much as Israel, is in Iran's crosshairs. In the picture above, which was displayed while Ahmadinejad spoke, Israel is plummeting to its doom, but ahead of it, lying in pieces is the already demolished United States. It is also clear that Israel is seen by Ahmadinejad and his supporters as an extension of Western culture into the Islamic world, one that must be erased. The great enemy in his eyes is not Israel per se, but the Western world it represents.

As he put it:
We are in the process of an historical war between the World of Arrogance [i.e. the West] and the Islamic world, and this war has been going on for hundreds of years. ...
Is it possible for us to witness a world without America and Zionism? But you had best know that this slogan and this goal are attainable, and surely can be achieved...
Read the rest of his remarks and those of his supporters here.

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