Saturday, October 29, 2005

Off the Map

The Moose ponders a story that has largely gone unnoticed.

This was the week that was. But what was the event that was least discussed but may have a huge historical impact? It may very well be the story that has largely been buried in the back pages of most newspapers.

This past week the militant President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared that "Israel should be wiped off the map." He was echoing the words of the leader of the Iranian revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, and these sentiments have been repeated by other leaders of that country over the years.

It is good news that these remarks have elicited international condemnation. However, it is unclear what actions, if any, these nations will take against Iran.

And others shrug their shoulders and dismiss Ahmadinejad's comments as staple threats that don't warrant concern. However, there is a significant difference - Iran is now governed by a madman who may soon have the means to "wipe Israel off the map."

If you are a leader of a Jewish state whose people have been the victim of a madman who carried through on pledges to commit genocide, you must take this threat very seriously. But what will the rest of the world do?

Never again.
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