Monday, November 26, 2012

Iranian general impatient for orders to "liberate Jerusalem"

Last Monday, Iranian Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of Iran's Basij forces, said that his forces were waiting impatiently for orders from the Supreme Leader of the Iranian Republic "to liberate Jerusalem."

He said, "The actions carried out by the countries in the region have so far been limited to recalling ambassadors which is no longer sufficient and acceptable due to the gravity of the situation...We expect Egypt to show more competence and strength, and to enter the arena [of war] in earnest for the defense of Gaza so that ... Egyptian masses will move to stop the attacks and the Zionist crimes in Gaza."

Naqdi continued, "Forces in Iran and the world are waiting impatiently for orders from the commander of the Islamic Revolution (Ali Khamenei) to liberate Jerusalem from the Zionist occupiers," stressing that "despite the aggression on Gaza, the process of elimination of the Zionist entity has become very close."

I particularly like how Naqdi is so willing to goad Egypt into war. I didn't see him fly to Cairo to volunteer.