Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Hoseyni Khamenei, is putting the world on alert: Israel and the West will soon be defeated. That’s about as direct a declaration of war as it can get, prior to a direct strike, and yet the Obama Administration refuses to take the threat serious. Obama once dismissed Iran as a threat, calling it a “little country” like the foreign policy tyro he is.
It would be almost fitting it Obama’s first term lived under the threat of terrorist actions from Iran; it would cement the final piece in the puzzle that patterns his failed presidency after Jimmy Carter’s.
“In light of the realization of the divine promise by almighty God, the Zionists and the Great Satan (America) will soon be defeated,” Khamenei said recently. Although similarly named, he is not to be confused with Carter Administration nemesis, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomenei, who died in 1989. Khamenei was his successor.
One doesn’t hear from Khamenei often as he frequently prefers to speak through Iranian President Achmadinijad, who faithfully delivers such death-threats against the West. With the raising of his profile, one has to wonder if a future attack is imminent.
Unless you’re US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in which case you just throw up your hands and say, fatalistically, “You can’t overthrow them all.” Great attitude, St. Hillary! Next you’ll declare cd replication a bigger threat to western society than a nuclear Iran. Nice job.