At this event, the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, addressed about 4000 students thus:
"Over the past 300 years, the world of Islam has been in retreat... One hundred years ago the last trench of Islam fell, when the oppressors moved towards the creation the Zionist regime. It is using it as a fort to spread its aims in the heart of the Islamic world...This last remark was picked up and run with by a whole host of commentators, the most vociferous of whom was our own Prime Minister.
The establishment of the Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world. The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of a war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land...
The Islamic umma will not allow its historic enemy to live in its heartland... The annihilation of the Zionist regime will come...
Israel must be wiped off the map".
On 27 October 2005, speaking at the end of the European Union summit at Hampton Court, Tony Blair said:
"These sentiments are completely and totally unacceptable. I have never come across a situation of the President of a country saying they want to wipe out, not that they have got a problem with, or an issue with, but want to wipe out another country... (Both Churchill and FDR seriously contemplated the mass castration of Germanic manhood. Would that count as a 'wipe out'?)Oh, yes, Anthony, I think we can imagine 'a state like that, with an attitude like that, having a nuclear weapon.'
Their attitude towards Israel, their attitude towards terrorism, their attitude on the nuclear weapons issue, it isn't acceptable... People are going to believe that they are a real threat to our world security and stability...
I felt a real sense of revulsion at those remarks, and to anybody in Europe, knowing our history, when we hear statements like that made about Israel, it makes us feel very angry... It indicates and underlines I am afraid how much some of those places need reform themselves. How are we going to build a more secure world with that type of attitude? It is a disgrace...
This is a discussion that we will be having with our allies. And you know there has been a long time in which I have been answering questions on Iran, with everyone saying to me: 'Tell us you are not going to do anything about Iran.' If they carry on like this, the question people are going to be asking us is: 'When are you going to do something about this?' Because you can imagine a state like that, with an attitude like that, having a nuclear weapon."
In fact, I can think of three states like that, right off the top of my head. There was the one run by the smirking chimpanzee at the time you were suonding off. There's that state in the middle-East where that mass-murdering war criminal was in charge when you were sounding off. And then there's that state where the top bloke thinks he's cross between Jesus-Christ-all-bleeding-mighty and Joan of Arc.
Only he doesn't fight for his own people like she did. He fights for Big Business, International Finance and the New World Order. Oh, and he gets his kit off for the smirking chimp and the mass-murdering, middle-Eastern war criminal as well.
Within hours of Tony B's outburst, the usual suspects climbed aboard the battlewagon.
Ariel Sharon said:
"Such a country that has nuclear weapons is a danger, not only to Israel and the Middle East, but also to Europe."The Israeli Deputy Prime Minister, Shimon Peres, said:
"We must submit a clear-cut request to the UN secretary general and the Security Council to obtain Iran's expulsion from the United Nations".The Israeli daily, Ha'aretz, reported thus:
"What is worrying, other than the minor issue that one day we might all turn into dust because of a nervous Iranian missile, is that 60 years after the Holocaust a leader of a state again openly threatens to destroy the Jews."The Israeli daily, Maariv, echoed the play-the-Hitler-card sentiment thus:
"The open call to destroy the state of Israel highlights the comparison with another leader who was elected by his people in 1933, whose agenda included an open call to destroy the Jewish people...Anyway, folks, which of the two fine fire-and-brimstone types worries you the most?
Israel and the world must respond seriously to the declaration by Ahmadinejad and his masters, who are challenging the Western world and have already equipped themselves with ballistic missiles, and are now striving to make the bomb."
The one where the Islamic nut did what Muslims/Arabs have been doing on a regular basis for over ninety years now? That is, threatening death and destruction to those who brutalise and terrorise the Palestinian people on a daily basis.
Or the one where the Christian nut implied that, if certain 'people' posed the 'when are you going to do something about this' question, the towelheads might find him and his 'allies' coming to sort out the 'real threat to our world security and stability' rather sooner than they might have imagined when they were chanting 'death to Israel! Down with Bush!'
When I hear speeches like the one the mad Iranian made, I think to myself, what else is new? When I hear speeches like the one the mad Scots-Irishman made, I get the feeling more British lads are about to die in defence of those that Tony likes best.