Yes indeed history does repeat itself. Just as in the 1930s as the Nazi regime gained steam and the world did nothing but watch until it was too late, today we see a government in Iran stopping at nothing to acquire weapons capable of unspeakable destruction.
Some people would have you believe it is their right. They say, if we can have nuclear weapons why can't they?
Let's take a little stroll back in history and look at some of the public statements made by the Iranian president during the past few years.
2005: "Israel must be wiped off the map … The establishment of a Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world . . . The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of the war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land."
2006: "Thanks to people's wishes and God's will the trend for the existence of the Zionist regime is downwards and this is what God has promised and what all nations want…Just as the Soviet Union was wiped out and today does not exist, so will the Zionist regime soon be wiped out."
2006: "A new Middle East will prevail without the existence of Israel."
2006: "Are they human beings?... They (Zionists) are a group of blood-thirsty savages putting all other criminals to shame."
2006: "The Zionists and their protectors are the most detested people in all of humanity, and the hatred is increasing every day."
2006: "[Israel] has blackened the pages of history".
2006: Israel is "a regime based on evil that cannot continue and one day will vanish."
2006: ''We say that this fake regime (Israel) cannot not logically continue to live. Open the doors (of Europe) and let the Jews go back to their own countries."
2006: "The Zionist regime is an injustice and by its very nature a permanent threat. Whether you 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."
2007: "The Zionist regime is the flag bearer of violation and occupation and this regime is the flag of Satan. …It is not unlikely that this regime be on the path to dissolution and deterioration when the philosophy behind its creation and survival is invalid."
2007: "With God's help, the countdown button for the destruction of the Zionist regime has been pushed by the hands of the children of Lebanon and Palestine . . . By God's will, we will witness the destruction of this regime in the near future."
2008: "Our nation has no problem with other nations, but as far the Zionist regime is concerned, we do not believe in an Israeli government or an Israeli nation."
2008: "Today the reason for the Zionist regime's existence is questioned, and this regime is on its way to annihilation.… (Israel) has reached the end like a dead rat after being slapped by the Lebanese."
2008: "I warn you to abandon the filthy Zionist entity, which has reached the end of the line. It has lost its reason to be and will sooner or later fall. The ones who still support the criminal Zionists should know that the occupiers' days are numbered. … Accept that the life of Zionists will sooner or later come to an end."
2009: "The Zionist regime wants to establish its base upon the ruins of the civilizations of the region...The uniform shout of the Iranian nation is forever 'Death to Israel.'..."
2009: "They (the Western powers) launched the myth of the Holocaust. They lied, they put on a show and then they support the Jews…. If as you claim the Holocaust is true, why can a study not be allowed? ... The pretext for establishing the Zionist regime is a lie... a lie which relies on an unreliable claim, a mythical claim, and the occupation of Palestine has nothing to do with the Holocaust…This claim is corrupt and the pretext is corrupt. This (the Israeli) regime's days are numbered and it is on its way to collapse. This regime is dying."
2010: "...with God's grace, this regime will be annihilated and Palestinians and other regional nations will be rid of its bad omen."
2010: "If the Zionist regime wants to repeat its past mistakes, this will constitute its demise and annihilation…With Allah's help the new Middle East will be a Middle East without Zionists and Imperialists."
If you see no problem with a country like Iran attaining nuclear weapons, please do us all a favor and check yourself into the psyche ward. Maybe you can meet up with your buddy Mahmoud there. Those who believe this issue is none of our business, such as the anti-Israel Ron Paulites, the liberals, and the uber-isolationist libertarians, please get your head out of the sand. Iran has made this our business whether you want to believe it or not. They will stop at nothing until Israel and America is destroyed.
Sometimes I secretly want Iran to attack Israel, just so I can watch the swift Israeli counterattack decimate that entire country in one blow.
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