To Annihilate Israel

I still don’t understand why so many want to do this. It’s mystifying – especially, when you know that the Arab Israeli conflict was manufactured by a handful of Arabs, and kept alive by a handful of Arabs.

And now, it’s being kept alive by Iranians. Just take this fascinating bit from the Jerusalem Post earlier this month:

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s strategist provided the legal and religious justification for the annihilation of Israel and the Jewish people, in a document published on conservative Farsi website Alef. Reports of the document began to circulate the internet this week.

The document, written by strategy specialist Alireza Forghani, outlined the reasons why, “In the name of Allah, Iran must attack Israel by 2014.”

Claiming to only represent the personal opinion of its author, and not the Iranian government, the doctrine was published on a website believed to have close ties with the Ayatollah.

Forghani called the Jewish state a “cancerous tumor for the Middle East” and reminded his readers that “All our troubles are due to Israel!”

– Iran must attack Israel by 2014

Why is that?

I, myself, keep running into this kind of hostility in the farthest reaches of the planet – from people who probably couldn’t identify Israel on a map. Truly mystifying.

Iran claims that Israel assassinated Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan Behdast, a chemistry professor who was working on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Mostafa’s wife recently indicated that his “ultimate goal was the annihilation of Israel.”

Why would annihilating a tiny country like Israel in a nowhere place on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean be so important to a chemistry professor?

What’s gotten everyone’s panties in such a bunch?

More evidence Iran’s nuclear program is not peaceful

Thursday, February 23, 2012 | Ryan Jones | Israel Today

Iran continues to insist its secretive nuclear program is peaceful in nature, and Western leaders remain eager to at least partially take Tehran at its word in order to avoid a military conflict. But an interview with the wife of a slain Iranian nuclear scientist further suggested that the international community is sticking its head in the sand, to the detriment of Israel.

Speaking to Iran’s Fars News Agency, Fatemeh Bolouri Kashani, the wife of recently assassinated nuclear scientist, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan Behdast, said her husband’s “ultimate goal was the annihilation of Israel.”

Roshan was a director and lead chemist at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, one of the most important facilities in Iran’s nuclear program, and perhaps the most important if Iran is planning building atomic bombs.

Iranian officials and media have accused Israel’s Mossad spy agency of being behind the car bomb that killed Roshan as he drove to work last month. Israeli President Shimon Peres denied that his nation was involved.

Read the rest of the article here.