Iran will “annihilate” the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if it comes under attack by the Jewish state, the Islamic republic's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned on Thursday.Inevitably, apologists like fourth-rate academic and self-declared Iran expert Juan Cole will note that Iran's threats are only in response to an Israeli military attack.
“Every now and then the leaders of the Zionist regime threaten Iran with a military attack,” Khamenei said in a live televised speech from the northeastern holy city of Mashhad, referring to Israel.
“They should know that if they commit such a blunder, the Islamic republic will annihilate Tel Aviv and Haifa,” he said.
He won't note that any Israeli action would only threaten military targets. Khamanei just said he would happily murder millions of Israeli citizens (about four million live in the metropolitan areas of Tel Aviv and Haifa.)
Also, notice that while Khamanei just said he'd murder millions of innocents, this is supposedly against Islamic law. Yet idiots like Cole always say that since nuclear weapons are "forbidden" in Islamic law, then Iran would never deploy them. Apparently Islamic law is more flexible than Iran apologists pretend it is.
Finally, there is only one way to "annihilate" Tel Aviv - and that is through weapons of mass destruction.
We just learned a lot from this little threat.