Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

"Words, words, words, I'm so sick of words...."

Iran, facing censure from the UN, is promising that it never really meant to destroy Israel. Really, it didn't mean to. Honest. Indeed, it issued a statement that "It has never used force against a second country or threatened the use of force." I found this statement fascinating given its unending threats against the U.S. since 1979 (I'll ignore the hostage taking for the time-being as students run amok), and that little bitty war it had against Iraq, at the cost of 1 or 2 million lives. Other than that, I'm sure it's never gotten involved with anyone. I'm in agreement with Jay Nordlinger. In light of Iran's apocalyptic language regarding Israel, he had this to say:

Every time I hear some Middle Eastern leader call for the destruction of Israel — as Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did on Wednesday — I think of those famous words of a Holocaust survivor. Asked what lesson he had drawn from the experience, he answered, "When someone tells you he wants to kill you, believe him."
The UN is just words, words, words, and Iran has snapped back with lying, meaningless words. Given the vigor of the "World without Zionism" campaign in Iran, given Iran's imminent nuclearization, and given Iran's blood-thirsty rhetoric and blood-soaked warfare, I say the heck with the words of censure and apology. Israel had better stay scared -- and aggressively defensive.