Iran’s Khamanei Calls for Israel’s Destruction
Posted by Steve Markowitz on November 9, 2014
Iran has once again called for the annihilation of Israel. This time its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used Twitter to spew his anti-Semitic rant, posts included below. The fact that an Iranian mullah calls for Israel’s destruction is not new or newsworthy. More troubling is that President Obama is trying to do business with these thugs.
Last week the Wall Street Journal reported that Obama sent secret communications to this same Khamenei suggesting that the United States and Iran should work together to fight ISIS. Putting aside for a moment that this Iranian leader calls for the destruction of the only US alley it can count on in the Middle East, Obama’s vision is lame on a boarder scale. ISIS is a radical Sunni-Islamic entity. The radicals in Iran are Shia-based. Shia’s represent less than 15% of the world’s total Islamic population. Choosing them over the majority Sunnis cannot further America’s interests in the Middle East or great Islamic world.
It is fortunate that the Republicans are taking control of the Senate. While they are unlikely to put forth great strategic policies, at least they will be able to temper what Obama can unilaterally do on foreign policy. Given his myopic focus on cutting a deal with the Iranians, this is fortuitous.