10/29/2005

Disingenuous

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said a couple of days ago that "Israel should be wiped off the map". Now apparently, it was all just a big misunderstanding. Iran never threatened Israel!! At least that's what Iran's Foreign Minister said when he issued a statement that Iran stands by it's commitment to the UN's charter.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran is committed to its U.N. Charter commitments," the statement read. "It has never used force against a second country or threatened the use of force." YNET

I don't know about you, but if someone states that you should be "wiped off the map", I would consider that threatening.

The foreign minister's kinda, sorta of apology came on the heels of mostly worldwide condemnation of the Iran presidents remarks. Strangely, no word of either support or condemnation from Arab countries. Maybe they didn't like hearing what any support for Israel would get them.
Ahmadinejad also condemned Iran's neighbors which seek to break new ground in their relations with Israel. "Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury," state-run television quoted him as sayingYahoo News

The disingenuous statement by Iran's foreign minister should not be taken as a sign of any peaceful intent by Iran. There is still the threat that Iran's nuclear program poses to the rest of the world. Mere condemnations and words will not stop these uncivil people. Action must be taken to rid the world of Iran's nuclear program.

It's nice that the majority of the world is condemning the words of the president of Iran threats that Israel needs to be wiped off the face of the earth. But something must be done to take away the very real threat of Iran's nuclear program before it's at the point where the ballistic missiles they have developed can carry a nuclear payload. Again, I say action not more words. Words didn't work for Neville Chamberlain when he was appeasing Germany. Appeasement will not work in this case either.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Bozwell said...

"Appeasement will not work in this case either."

Hopefully history has taught us a thing or two. I have thought for quite some time that Iran might need sorting out...the sooner the better.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

boz,

It needs to be as soon as possible.

7:34 PM  
Anonymous gravelrash said...

Hit the nail on the head with this, Seawitch:
"Strangely, no word of either support or condemnation from Arab countries. Maybe they didn't like hearing what any support for Israel would get them."

Lines seem pretty clearly drawn now, wouldn't you agree?

1:50 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

gravel,

Yep.

4:12 AM  
Blogger Esther said...

I'd say this guy should be taken out but there are so many more like him. It seems overwhelming at times.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

esther,

We need to take out their nuclear program not so much whoever is in charge in Iran.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Felis said...

A little preventive action p'haps?
Whatd'ya say?

3:01 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

That's what I want!!

3:40 PM  
Blogger patrickafir said...

Here's an Iranian threat to Israel: Tehran ‘bounty’ for attack on Israel

I think it would be nice if a rain of GBU-28s took out Ahmadinejad collaterally with nuclear jihad works.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

patrickafir,

Good article. And whatever it takes to rid the world of the threat of Iran's nuclear program.

4:54 PM  

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