Skip to comments.Israel will be annihilated in one storm, says Iran leader
Posted on 04/15/2006 1:11:39 AM PDT by MadIvan
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran appeared to threaten Israel with a nuclear attack yesterday when he described it as a "rotten, dried tree" that would be annihilated by "one storm".
In his most vitriolic and anti-semitic attack to date, Mr Ahmadinejad warned that Israel faced imminent destruction.
While he did not refer explicitly to nuclear weapons, his reference to the "one storm" that would do away with Israel was seen as a code for nuclear Armageddon.
Iran does not yet have nuclear weapons but Teheran is widely believed to be bent on developing its own nuclear military capability, in defiance of international protocols and peace treaties. Yesterday's outburst will only worsen the stand-off between Iran and the major powers over its nuclear ambitions.
President George W Bush, like many US leaders before him, is an ardent supporter of Israel and his administration would not stand by if Iran posed a threat to it.
Israel for its part has warned that it would not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear capability. Israel is the only Middle Eastern country with nuclear weapons although it never publicly admits this.
Speaking at the opening of a conference in Teheran to support the Palestinian cause, Mr Ahmadinejad repeated earlier anti-semitic attacks in Israel, questioning the scale of the Nazi Holocaust and attacking Zionism.
"Like it or not, the Zionist regime is heading toward annihilation," he said. "The Zionist regime is a rotten, dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm."
And he poured scorn on the established history of the Holocaust, saying that an atrocity committed in Europe should be settled in Europe.
"If such a disaster is true, why should the people of this region pay the price? Why does the Palestinian nation have to be suppressed and have its land occupied?"
The land of Palestine, he said, referring to the British mandated territory that includes all of Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, "will be freed soon".
He did not say how this would be achieved, but insisted to the audience of at least 900: "Believe that Palestine will be freed soon." The president provoked world outcry last October when he said Israel should be "wiped off the map".
Mr Ahmadinejad was speaking days after an Israeli general spoke of the military potential of Iran's nuclear programme.
The chief of military intelligence, Maj-Gen Amos Yadlin, was quoted on Wednesday as saying Iran could develop a nuclear bomb "within three years, by the end of the decade".
A day earlier, Mr Ahmadinejad had announced that Iran had successfully enriched uranium using a battery of 164 centrifuges, a significant step toward the large-scale production of enriched uranium required for either fuelling nuclear reactors or making nuclear bombs.
Meanwhile, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards yesterday warned the US not to attack the Islamic republic, saying that American troops in Iraq and the region were vulnerable.
General Yahya Rahim Safavi, one of Teheran's most powerful figures, said of the US: "You can start a war but it won't be you who finishes it.
"The Iranian armed forces are totally ready to defend the country. If the Americans attack Iran, they will be making a second strategic error after their attack against Iraq."
Speaking at the pro-Palestinian conference in Teheran, the general warned: "The Americans know better than anyone that their troops in the region and in Iraq are vulnerable. I would advise them not to commit such a strategic error."
and the headline of the Atlanta paper "Cheney gets 1.9 million tax refund" what a joke-liberal denial
Unfortunatly the world will choose to ignore this mad mans overtures until millions die...
I doubt it will be possible to stop the coming global catastrophe...
The only hope is a united alliance that includes Russia and China...and all of Europe...and the chance of that is slim to none...
World War 3 will make the prior 2 look like a picnic. Tens of millions will die.
It is against the law for the US President to order an assassination of a foreign leader.
"It is against the law for the US President to order an assassination of a foreign leader."
Assination never entered my mind.
That aside, the law seems to be largly some thing people quote when doing so supports their ideas and that they ignore when it is in the way of execution or implementation of their ideas.
You know, I'm just asking ...
If he uses a nuclear weapon to melt down Israel into nuclear ash ...
How long will it be before anyone, Israeli or Iranian, can inhabit it again?
Is this a classic example of "destroying something in order to save it"?
And will Israel than be any more worthwhile than any other random part of the middle east?
I have the distinct impression that the Arabs want Israel for the paved roads and high-rise buildings.
If you destroy the country, what do you have to show for it?
I'm guessing months at most, perhaps even weeks.
I'm confident Israel has the where-with-all to take care of this guy.
If I am not mistaken; he already believes he is "Allah's right-hand man."
"The West has given more significance to the myth of the genocide of the Jews, even more significant than God, religion, and the prophets...."Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The Holocaust Chronicle ~
"Palestine is the wrong name for their State. It should be called Anarchy."FReeper sgtbono2002
"Then let's wait and see what the Arabs do after they take Gaza. There's nothing like Arab reality to break up a Jewish fantasy."FReeper Noachian
A student told his professor he was going to "Palestine" to "fight for freedom, peace and justice,"Orwellian leftist code words that mean "murder Jews."
The Nature Of Bruce ~
Not to worry. I've read the back of the book, and Israel survives just fine. God has this all in control.
12 This is the plague with which the LORD will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.
13 On that day men will be stricken by the LORD with great panic. Each man will seize the hand of another, and they will attack each other.
14 Judah too will fight at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the surrounding nations will be collectedgreat quantities of gold and silver and clothing.
15 A similar plague will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps.
1 "Son of man, prophesy against Gog and say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of [a] Meshech and Tubal.
2 I will turn you around and drag you along. I will bring you from the far north and send you against the mountains of Israel.
3 Then I will strike your bow from your left hand and make your arrows drop from your right hand.
4 On the mountains of Israel you will fall, you and all your troops and the nations with you. I will give you as food to all kinds of carrion birds and to the wild animals.
5 You will fall in the open field, for I have spoken, declares the Sovereign LORD.
6 I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in safety in the coastlands, and they will know that I am the LORD.
7 " 'I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the LORD am the Holy One in Israel.
8 It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign LORD. This is the day I have spoken of.
9 " 'Then those who live in the towns of Israel will go out and use the weapons for fuel and burn them upthe small and large shields, the bows and arrows, the war clubs and spears. For seven years they will use them for fuel.
10 They will not need to gather wood from the fields or cut it from the forests, because they will use the weapons for fuel. And they will plunder those who plundered them and loot those who looted them, declares the Sovereign LORD.
11 " 'On that day I will give Gog a burial place in Israel, in the valley of those who travel east toward [b] the Sea. [c] It will block the way of travelers, because Gog and all his hordes will be buried there. So it will be called the Valley of Hamon Gog. [d]
12 " 'For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them in order to cleanse the land.
13 All the people of the land will bury them, and the day I am glorified will be a memorable day for them, declares the Sovereign LORD.
14 " 'Men will be regularly employed to cleanse the land. Some will go throughout the land and, in addition to them, others will bury those that remain on the ground. At the end of the seven months they will begin their search.
15 As they go through the land and one of them sees a human bone, he will set up a marker beside it until the gravediggers have buried it in the Valley of Hamon Gog.
16 (Also a town called Hamonah [e] will be there.) And so they will cleanse the land.'
17 "Son of man, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Call out to every kind of bird and all the wild animals: 'Assemble and come together from all around to the sacrifice I am preparing for you, the great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel. There you will eat flesh and drink blood.
18 You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth as if they were rams and lambs, goats and bullsall of them fattened animals from Bashan.
19 At the sacrifice I am preparing for you, you will eat fat till you are glutted and drink blood till you are drunk.
20 At my table you will eat your fill of horses and riders, mighty men and soldiers of every kind,' declares the Sovereign LORD.
thank you, I really needed that, would you from time to time email me, keisha MN, some scriptures? I am having a hard time, as I read more near death phophecies, I had a near death, a core one, but I didn't get futuristic plans, they are so depressing, the ones I have read, and now Iran does this stuff, it makes me crazy because the Iranians themselves are not bad people, it is their coo koo leaders that make them conform, some of them are bad, but I think of the innocent, beautiful people too, this is hard, so I am uplifted by certain scriptures, thanks. Keisha
Keisha, this is Keisha, and she feels badly about all the donkeys, camels, horses and other animals that have to die because of some bad men, now, I am really getting mad! But getting mad won't do it, but what I can do is buy an Israeli flag , and alongside my flag let the spring breezes make them wave over the land of the free, and the home of the brave. I want to have a spring freeper get together somewhere in MN, but I don't know when or where, mail me ideas if you have some...Keisha, MN
"thank you, I really needed that, would you from time to time email me, keisha MN, some scriptures? I am having a hard time, as I read more near death phophecies, I had a near death, a core one, but I didn't get futuristic plans, they are so depressing, the ones I have read, and now Iran does this stuff, it makes me crazy because the Iranians themselves are not bad people, it is their coo koo leaders that make them conform, some of them are bad, but I think of the innocent, beautiful people too, this is hard, so I am uplifted by certain scriptures, thanks. Keisha"
I'm sorry that I'm not an expert in Bible prophecy myself, I will let others to answer in details. Here's a short rant of what I know that hopefully helps you. :)
God is in control of all human events even if they may sound out of control from our own perspectives. He always knows what the ending will be, and there ahve been prophecies written in the Scriptures about Israel and the Jewish people from Moses' time right up to Jesus's apostle John in AD 98.
Regarding Israel's future, you may want to look at this:
Ping to nmh, Esther Ruth, DannyTN!
Why does this guy always look like he has been dressed by his court-appointed defense attorney out of a selection from the local Salvation Army????
WW2 was officially in progress for 27 months before we went in. We had no consensus until we were attacked.
We have even less will to fight now.
Had we not been attacked, we might have left England hanging out to dry. And now, we might very well leave Israel, unless something extraordinary---and very tragic for us---comes to pass.