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What Iran's Rulers Want
Jewish World Review ^ | 5/24/2012 | Clifford D. May

Posted on 05/24/2012 9:22:48 AM PDT by Former Fetus

It’s no longer possible to pretend we don’t know the intentions of Iran’s rulers. They are telling us — candidly, clearly, and repeatedly. Most recently last Sunday: Addressing a gathering in Tehran, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces, vowed the “full annihilation of the Zionist regime of Israel to the end.”

A few days earlier, José Maria Aznar, former prime minister of Spain, during a presentation at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, a respected Israeli think tank, recalled a “private discussion” in Tehran in October of 2000 with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who told him: “Israel must be burned to the ground and made to disappear from the face of the Earth.”

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In his presentation in Jerusalem, Aznar also recalled a meeting he had with Vladimir Putin, in which he advised the Russian president against selling surface-to-air missiles to Iran. “Don’t worry — I, you, we can sell them everything, even if we are worried by an Iranian nuclear bomb,” Aznar quoted Putin as saying. “Because at the end of the day, Israel will take care of it.”

Aznar had told this story in Washington about a year ago, but, at the time, he asked those of us in the room to keep it off the record. I remember that he added incredulously: “But that’s the Russian policy? To let Israel take care of it?”

If, in the days ahead, this becomes the de facto policy of the U.S. and Europe as well, we should not pretend we don’t know that — or that we don’t understand the profound implications.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eu; iran; talks

1 posted on 05/24/2012 9:23:02 AM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

The world already knows what Iran wants and devoutly wishes, the real question is what will Israel actually do?


2 posted on 05/24/2012 9:32:56 AM PDT by allendale
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To: Former Fetus

That about covers it..


3 posted on 05/24/2012 9:56:31 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Former Fetus
If Iran gets into a nuclear war with Israel, they will get their ass kicked and the end of being a society, which in Iran's case, is not much of a stretch.

A UN report by a conservative man whose name escapes me at the moment, stated that Israel would loose maybe 800 thousand people but would survive; however, Iran would lose around 5 million and would not survive.

4 posted on 05/24/2012 10:06:01 AM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Former Fetus
“But that’s the Russian policy? To let Israel take care of it?”

Apparently that's the American policy also.

5 posted on 05/24/2012 10:15:26 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Tolkien

Israel has a population of just under 8 million. Iran has a population 10 times that of just under 80 million. As a percentage your numbers would have Israel losing more than Iran. Tehran has close to 9 million alone. Multiple nuclear explosions targeting Tehran would kill close to that number.


6 posted on 05/24/2012 10:20:09 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Former Fetus
vowed the “full annihilation of the Zionist regime of Israel to the end.”

My favorire answer to these a-holes:

7 posted on 05/24/2012 11:19:30 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
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8 posted on 05/24/2012 9:53:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Former Fetus.


9 posted on 05/24/2012 9:53:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: xp38
I'm just reporting what I heard.

I think Iran is far more fragile than we think.

10 posted on 05/24/2012 11:15:11 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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