|Is this so hard to interpret?: The head of the Iranian Islamic republic says annihilate.|
Over the years, apologists for the political head of the government of Iran have played down the violence and aggression of his words. This time he was quoted out of context. The next time, the translation from the Persian language was faulty. And so on and on, ad nauseum.
With those soft-hearted individuals in mind, we are copying a slab of extraordinary text here directly and verbatim from the Islamic Republic of Iran's official press service. It's called "Islamic Republic News Agency", and it publishes in English. Earlier today, under the headline "Ahmadinejad: Qods Day to liberate Palestine, solve entire world problems", it pulled the mask from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's face. Incidentally, Quds (or Qods) Day is an Iranian 'contribution' to civilization, taking place annually on the last Friday of Ramadan [Wikipedia]. This year, that means the 24 hour period starting at sunset on Thursday, August 16 according this source.
Ahmadinejad: Qods Day to liberate Palestine, solve entire world problems
Tehran, Aug 2, IRNA – IRI president said here Wednesday world status, particularly that of Islamic countries like Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Turkey, and many other regional countries prove that entire humans are captives, and oppressed under hegemony of global oppression.According to IRNA Wednesday night news team, the information website of the Presidential Office further quoted the IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad late Wednesday night as making the comment Wednesday night in a meeting with ambassadors and embassy staffs of Islamic countries in Tehran...Focusing on the question: What’s to be done to solve the human society’s problems and totally uproot them? He reiterated, “It is quite obvious that the present day conditions of the world are quite messy and the management system in effect has faced defeat in providing the human beings’ basic needs, so that each year over 1,200 billion US dollars are spent for manufacturing weapons, most of which are exported; if these weapons were merely stockpiled, the weapon warehouses would have been fully packed within a single year, but using the weapons means committing crimes, occupation, massacre of people, and oppression.”The president emphasized that the existence of a just system is a dire necessity and the management of the world power circles must be in the hands of just, qualified, pure from all vices, and popular human beings.Ahmadinejad added, “It has now been some 400 years that a horrendous Zionist clan has been ruling the major world affairs, and behind the scenes of the major power circles, in political, media, monetary, and banking organizations in the world, they have been the decision makers, to an extent that a big power with a huge economy and over 300 million population, the presidential election hopefuls must go kiss the feet of the Zionists to ensure their victory in the elections.”
He said, “If the people’s votes really counts in those countries, why then a candidate must go to kiss the feet of a clandestine Zionist minority, sacrificing the entire prestige, chanted mottoes, and values of their system before the Zionists, and justifying the entire criminal acts of that regime?”Ahmadinejad said that Israel is the symbol of the globally ruling Zionism in the world, reiterating, “Among the western governments and politicians there are great differences of tastes and the political competitions are tough, but is supporting the Zionist regime, they are all united.”The president pointed out that in order to evolutionize the status of the world decision making is needed, the forces must get united, and their ultimate objective must be the annihilation of the Zionist regime, emphasizing, “The Zionist regime is both the symbol of the hegemony of the Zionism over the world and the means in the hand of the oppressor powers for expansion of their hegemony in the region and in the world.”Ahmadinejad pointed out that it is the right of the entire nations, without any discrimination, to be benefitted from justice, respect and freedom, and to be dear and prestigious, reiterating, “When such an event would occur in the Middle East, the situation would be overturned, and today we are witnesses to the presence of the enemies of mankind altogether to channel the righteous demands of the nations in a way to ensure that the Zionist regime would be saved!”The IRI president emphasized, “NATO has no where and in no country been the harbinger of justice and peace in the world.”
It goes on and on in similar vein. To see the full text, go here. And remember, it is the right of entire nations to be dear and prestigious. The secret? Annihilation. Simple when you think about it.
In case there are still people out there who think this is a parody, or that Ahmadinejad is some kind of joker or sicko (we certainly don't), we recommend taking a look at what the US State Department said about Iran in its annual publication called "Country Reports on Terrorism", published yesterday. Enough if we quote a handful of lines:
Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, continues to undermine international efforts to promote peace and democracy and threatens stability, especially in the Middle East and South Asia. Its use of terrorism as an instrument of policy was exemplified by the involvement of elements of the Iranian regime in the plot to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador in Washington, a conspiracy that the international community strongly condemned through a UN General Assembly resolution in November... Iran also continued to provide weapons, training, and funding to Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups, including Palestine Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command. Since the end of the 2006 Israeli-Hizballah conflict, Iran has provided significant quantities of weaponry and funding to Hizballah... Iran also began a public relations campaign aimed at Latin America and the Caribbean by announcing the impending kickoff of a Spanish-language version of Iranian television to be broadcast in the region.
The profile of "the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism" makes depressing reading. But not understanding this is worse.