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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wow, do Iranian leaders have one-track minds

Yesterday, the eminent President Ahmadinejad made a series of colorful statements about Israel:

* He called it a "dirty bacteria"
* He compared it to a "wild beast"
* He called it "a scarecrow, (meant) to keep the people of this area under control."

The last one implies that he considers Israel's Arab neighbors to be like stupid, frightened birds.

Anyway, the over-the-top insults just keep on coming:
Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said here on Wednesday that the establishment of the Zionist regime was the greatest catastrophe for the Islamic world.

“At a time when industrial, scientific, and military development was arrested in the Islamic world and Islamic states were dismembered, Muslims suffered huge losses from the enemies’ conspiracies, the greatest of which was the establishment of the Zionist regime.”
The word "obsession" comes to mind.

Not to mention "psychotic."

Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami had this to say about the assassination of Imad Mughniyeh:

“The fire of malicious rage, which sees its existence in the demise of others, this time entangled a dear person whose faith in God and whose love for human freedom and glory had made him famous in the history of mankind and Islam,” Khatami wrote.

He added that Mughniyeh “was martyred to flow blood in the veins of the 'storm-hit Middle East’, especially Lebanon and Palestine, through a death only deserved by a great man like him.”
At least one Iranian leader thinks that Mughniyeh deserved to die!