Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has warned against a plot hatched by the West to create a new conflict in the Middle East.OK, that's the leader of a notorious terrorist group. Maybe actual Iranian officials don't sound so bellicose after Obama's outreach attempts? Here's one entitled "Ahmadinejad: Iran will turn enemy bases into hell":
During a televised speech broadcast on Al-Manar TV on Wednesday, Nasrallah said that the US and Israel are seeking to create a conflict between Iran and the Arab countries.
"The final battle that the US and Israel are waging in the region is a fight between Iran and Arab nations and Shia and Sunni Muslims," the Hezbollah leader said.
"If we foil such a plot to create the conflict, the US and Israel can no longer use its wicked weapon," he added. [...]
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the country will crush any country that is used as a launch pad for a possible military operation against Iran.Meanwile, at IRNA, Iran's most official news agency, we learn that the Baha'i faith was "formed for spying":
"Today Iran has the power to turn any base that fires a bullet at Iran into hell," Ahmadinejad said in a speech in the central city of Semnan on Wednesday. [...]
A group of distinguished Iranian officials in separate interviews with IRNA on Wednesday voiced resentment over Bahaism and said it was formed with the objective of conducting espionage.Say no more . . . shudder!
Deputy head of Majlis Article 90 Commission, Hojjatoleslam Mohammad-Ebrahim Nekounam, said here Wednesday that Bahaism was established to infiltrate Iran and create divisions among Muslims and it did its best to achieve that goal.
The MP quoted founder of the Islamic Republic and father of the Islamic Revolution, the late Imam Khomeini as saying both before and after the 1979 Islamic Revolution that Bahais do not belong to a party, rather they are a group of spies.
He said that a group affiliated to Bahaism are openly in contact with those hostile to Islam and Islamic system and they should be strongly dealt with.
He added that the group of few have links with Israel and are agents of the usurper Zionist regime acting against the Islamic Republic system. [...]
Also, a former member of the Supreme Council for Cultural Revolution Hojjatoleslam Abbasali Akhtari said support for Bahaism is in fact support for Israel.This could be a very long post. Fars has one called "Ahmadinejad Sees Nothing Important in Obama's Speech." Mehr has its own article based on Ahmadinejad's speech about "turning enemy bases into hell," with a choice sentence we otherwise would have missed:
Akhtari said support for Bahaism is like supporting Israel at the international level and anybody wishing to officially recognize Bahism will commiting treason against Islam.
"Unfortunately, some believe that we will just be sitting in Tehran, Semnan, Mashhad, and Ahvaz, and the Zionists will arrive at our borders with the 'from the Nile to the Euphrates' motto. This is a satanic idea," Ahmadinejad observed.Making you read more of this sludge would probably also be a satanic idea, so that's it until next time.
Crossposted on Soccer Dad