Reuters reports that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has once again made a statement about the destruction of Israel. I noticed CNN even sensationalized the story a bit by giving it the headline, “Iran’s leader: ‘Zionist regime will soon be wiped out’,” which subtly infers to the reader that Ahmadinejad plans to be the “wiper-outer,” though he did not explicitly state any of those intentions in his speech.
Ahmadinejad continues to make these vague prophetic comments. They are pointed enough to fuel the fire of hate, but ambiguous enough to let him get through a Mike Wallace interview.
Ahmadinejad’s words border on declaring a Holy War against Israel, who he deems the “Zionist Regime.” He states, “Thanks to people’s wishes and God’s will, the trend for the existence of the Zionist regime is downwards, and this is what God has promised and what all nations want.”
Apparently, ole’ Mahmoud somehow got the impression that he had the ability to speak for all nations. To his credit, there were some Americans there to hear him speak. American representatives included a member of the Ku Klux Klan, a couple paranoid bloggers who think the Holocaust was created in the same movie studio as the Moon Landing, and three lucky winners of the Official “We Heart Mahmoud” Fan Club’s secret decoder pen giveaway.