Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Beware of Persians bearing gifts

Isn't this special? The Iranians, having first called for Israel's complete destruction in terms indicating that they believe they can effectuate that threat in the near future, have suddenly announced that they have the ultimate peace plan:

Iran is planning to submit to the United Nations a plan for comprehensive Middle East peace that will put an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki declared Monday. The announcement comes several weeks after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad touched off an international storm by calling to wipe Israel off the map. “Iran intends to submit to the U.N. a global plan for peace in the Middle East,” Mottaki said during a convention dealing with Asian nations and the Caucuses. He stressed that the plan was in fact presented in the past by Iran’s spiritual leader, Ali Khamenei, and will now be resubmitted. The Iranian imitative includes a plan for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by “holding a referendum among all genuine Palestinians, whether they are Muslims, Jews, or Christians, including Palestinian refugees across the world.”
Pardon me while I restrain myself from jumping up and down with glee. I'm sure my native cynicism will prevent me from getting too excited about words of peace flowing from a leadership, week's before, was speaking in apocalyptic terms. Related stories: "They have eyes, but cannot see"