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Iran's Khamenei and Israel's Casus Belli

Kenneth460 Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 6:21 PM
There are two characteristics of armchair war-whoopers and chickenhawks.. First, they project their animus and low self-esteem on to those who simply want the USA to butt out of overseas quarrels, and call it 'hate'. If so, George Washington was our most hate-filled president. Bombing Muslim nations to bits is 'love', I guess. Secondly, they never get beyond ad homs, since they know their screaming for intervention is against the national interest (assuming that is where their true loyalties lie.) But the increasing indifference of most Americans trying to get by to demands that they crusade round the planet indicates that this crude psychological blackmail is failing. Playing Globocop is a luxury we can no longer afford.

Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison.

There are precedents for what Iran's "Supreme Leader" Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has just done. Khamenei is the top in Tehran who is threatening to wipe Israel off the map. Khamenei said "the fake Zionist (regime) will disappear from the landscape of geography.” He said this to a meeting of Iran-Iraq war veterans. That 1980s war claimed millions of lives and was fought for what? Both Saddam Hussein of Iraq and the mullahs of Iran showed a complete disregard for human lives in that pointless brutal and inconclusive decade-long struggle.

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