Iran's call to destroy IsraelWell, if we’re bandying about insane rhetoric, how about calling for Iran's expulsion from the planet? Just offering some perspective. . .
ISRAEL has called for Iran's expulsion from the United Nations after its president called for the Jewish state to be wiped out.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard also joined widespread condemnation of the statement. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered the Israeli ambassador to the UN to submit the demand that Iran's UN membership be ended and to request a special debate on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's remarks.You aren’t kidding, Silvan. John Howard summed it best, I think:
Israel regards Iran as a "clear and present" danger, Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said.
"It's a very dangerous, serious speech," Mr Howard said. "I think it does represent grounds for very great concern. To have the president of any country saying another should be wiped off the face of the earth is a reminder of the psychological pressure, quite apart from the actual pressure, that the state of Israel is under, and this obviously is an issue that the United Nations has to address."It’s not a reminder of pressure, I’d suggest, it’s a reminder of a state of war, but that’s another issue. The UN, of course, will do nothing.
The White House said it underlined US concerns about Tehran's nuclear ambitions. "It just reconfirms what we have been saying about the regime in Iran," spokesman Scott McClellan said.Concerns!? With statements like ‘Israel must be wiped off the map’ from Iran’s Head of State? Iran must not be allowed to obtain a nuclear capability.
End of story.
No more discussion. No more debate. No more bullshit.
The Russians, of course, have another agenda, especially given they’re the ones supplying the Iranians with the gear:
But the Russian Foreign Minister maintained Moscow had no substantial evidence that "we have a clear and present danger" from Iran's nuclear program. "It is too serious to be guided by politics," Sergey Lavrov said.Lost for words. . .