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 went towards the creation the Zionist regime. It is using it as a fort to spread its aims in the heart of the Islamic world...
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... There is no doubt that the new wave in Palestine will soon wipe off this disgraceful blot from the face of the Islamic world.
ISRAEL MUST BE WIPED OFF THE MAP".
"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. This is unacceptable. Their attitude towards Israel, their attitude towards terrorism, their attitude on the nuclear weapons issue, it isn't acceptable.No, Anthony, it doesn't make 'anybody in Europe' angry. It might upset Israel's little drummer boys but the non-drumming majority? Nah, we couldn't care less, pal. We're not subbed up to the eyeballs like you.
Now if they continue down this path then 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.There you go again, Tony! Imagining people are going to be asking a slavering warmonger like you to 'do something about this' after the last bo**ocks. In your wet, Israeli dreams, matey.
I haven't said in precise terms what we can do, but 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?"Oh, yes, Anthony, I think we 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's the one run by that smirking chimpanzee.
Within hours of Tony B's outburst, the usual suspects climbed aboard the battlewagon. Israeli PM, 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."
"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... 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."Anyway, folks, which of our two fire-and-brimstone types worried you the most?The one where the nutcase 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 another nutcase implied that, if certain 'people' posed the question, 'when are you going to do something about this,' the towelheads might find him and his 'allies' coming to save them 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 think to myself, looks to me like more young British lads are about to die in defence of those that Tony likes best.