REMINDER: We negotiated with these people
Right on cue, Iran has proven just how woefully ignorant western powers are to the true motives of those pushing for controversial nuclear concessions.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has released a 416 page book blasting the existence of a Jewish state and touting a plan to “reclaim Muslim lands.” “Palestine” labels the Holocaust “a propaganda ploy,” describes Israel as a “cancerous tumor,” and details how Khamenei believes Iran can bring about the end of both Israel, and the United States’ claim to global hegemony.
The crux of Khamenei’s plan? The insane assertion that Israel has no right to exist as a state:
He uses three words. One is “nabudi” which means “annihilation.” The other is “imha” which means “fading out,” and, finally, there is “zaval” meaning “effacement.”
Khamenei claims that his strategy for the destruction of Israel is not based on anti-Semitism, which he describes as a European phenomenon. His position is instead based on “well-established Islamic principles.”
One such principle is that a land that falls under Muslim rule, even briefly, can never again be ceded to non-Muslims. What matters in Islam is ownership of a land’s government, even if the majority of inhabitants are non-Muslims.
Of course, Khamenei isn’t suggesting that he’ll simply push a button and sink Israel into the Mediterranean. Oh no—he’s planning on dragging this out in the worst way possible.
Khamenei insists that he is not recommending “classical wars” to wipe Israel off the map. Nor does he want to “massacre the Jews.” What he recommends is a long period of low-intensity warfare designed to make life unpleasant if not impossible for a majority of Israeli Jews so that they leave the country.
His calculation is based on the assumption that large numbers of Israelis have double-nationality and would prefer emigration to the United States and Europe to daily threats of death.
Khamenei makes no reference to Iran’s nuclear program. But the subtext is that a nuclear-armed Iran would make Israel think twice before trying to counter Khamenei’s strategy by taking military action against the Islamic Republic.
In Khamenei’s analysis, once the cost of staying in Israel has become too high for many Jews, Western powers, notably the US, which have supported the Jewish state for decades, might decide that the cost of doing so is higher than possible benefits.
The world’s most barbaric cost benefit analysis: stay, or go? Life, or death? Khamenei may claim that he doesn’t want to use a bomb or bullets to chase Jews out of Israel, but the very intent and purpose of this genocidal fever dream is too clear to be ignored.
Powerline blog makes a good point in their writeup on this travesty—Iran is waving this in our faces, and not only are we ignoring it, we’re making policy decisions that codify that ignorance:
Adolf Hitler published Mein Kampf (in English, “My Struggle”) in 1925 and 1926, seven or eight years before he took office as Chancellor of Germany in 1933. It’s a shame that the British didn’t attend to it when it became relevant to dealing with Hitler in office. Looking back after the war, Churchill wrote with his customary brilliance that “there was no book which deserved more careful study from the rulers, political and military, of the allied powers. All was there…Here was the new Koran of faith and war: turgid, verbose, shapeless, but pregnant with its message.”
How thoughtful of Iran’s Supreme Leader to give us Palestine — his Kampf, you might say — as we go into partnership with him.
Speaking of kampf, Secretary Kerry added fuel to the fire when he said that Israel would be blamed if Congress fails to formally approve the JCPOA.
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