Ahmadinejad has not made a secret of his desire to “wipe Israel off the map.” This time he put that idea into the context of the Israel/Hezbollah war:
TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday the solution to the Middle East crisis was to destroy Israel, state-media reported.
In a speech during an emergency meeting of Muslim leaders in Malaysia, Ahmadinejad also called for an immediate cease-fire to end the fighting between Israel and the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah.
“Although the main solution is for the elimination of the Zionist regime, at this stage an immediate cease-fire must be implemented,” Ahmadinejad said, according to state-run television in a report posted on its Web site Thursday.
Of course he would use any cease-fire to rearm and refresh Hezbollah and strike Israel again.
Ahmadinejad even questioned whether Israelis are even human beings at all:
“They have no boundaries, limits, or taboos when it comes to killing human beings. Who are they? Where did they come from? Are they human beings? ‘They are like cattle, nay, more misguided.’ A bunch of bloodthirsty barbarians. Next to them, all the criminals of the world seem righteous.”
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is saying out loud for all the world’s leaders to hear exactly what he plans to do. Are they listening? At some point their “he’s years away from developing nuclear weapons” argument won’t be accurate anymore.