Friday, April 14, 2006

Chester on Iran; Mad Jad Promises a Bloodletting

Cruise on over to Adventures of Chester and check out the always-thoughtful Chester's "Iran Extravaganza." Lots of exceptionally well reasoned thought in here, particularly on what the Iranian leadership means when it, as it frequently does, demands "respect" from the United States and the other western powers.
Meanwhile, AP reports that Iran's President, Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had the following to say this morning on the subject of Israel's existence :
Like it or not, the Zionist regime is heading toward annihilation. . . The Zionist regime is a rotten, dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm.
Mad Jad went on to say that:
The existence of this (Israeli) regime is a permanent threat. . . [to the Middle East]. Its existence has harmed the dignity of Islamic nations.
Comment is quite superfluous, beyond saying that this man is vowing to terminate the existence of a member-state of the United Nations, and kill millions of people. Is anybody listening ?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Chief:

Read your post over at Chester's, and was reminded of a paper I did back in the 60's on the shame/guilt culture dynamic in play between The West and China.

You emphasized the awful turmoil and strain of living under the pressures of universal, almost cosmic indignation. Another feature is the dreadful cruelty, duplicity and sadism that can issue from societies composed in this way. Iran isn't the worst, but is trending that way.