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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Expert: Iran wants to attack Europe, is laughing at Obama

An Israeli expert on Iran, Ze’ev Maghen, says that Iran doesn't wish to commit suicide, and doesn't believe it has to in order to destroy Israel (God forbid). He also believes that Iran wishes to use Israel as a beachhead to attack Europe. He says that the Persian media is laughing at Obama.
The Iranian leadership certainly does seek Israel’s destruction, but they“care if Israel destroys Tehran. They don’t mind martyrdom, but why do that if everything is going so well?” he said.


“Iran’s goal is not merely to attack Tel Aviv. Their goal is much grander. They want to eradicate Israel as a state, but that’s only a first step.” Eliminating Israel would remove what the Iranians see as a “western outpost” and create a “beachhead into Europe,” he said.

The conflict would continued there based on “demography and kulturkampf [culture war]”, while a nuclear-armed Iran would possess “another tool in the arsenal of the Islamists to increase their influence in the world.” Maghen gave his evaluation just days after Iran test-launched a missile with a 2,500-kilometre range, able to hit European targets.

A senior fellow at the Shalem Center think-tank in Jerusalem, Maghen said the policy-making echelon of the U. S. government requires “people with vision who want to take the country in [a particular] direction.” Otherwise, U.S. policy will be reactive and adversarial.

He suggested that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iran “are the initiative-takers in world politics, and you see the West, the United States, Israel and Europe reacting and trying to adjust policies according to what Ahmadinejad and his cohorts are doing.”

As for the United States under President Barack Obama, “I don’t think they have a Mideast policy. I think it’s clear to everybody that Obama and all his good intentions is feeling his way and making it up as he goes along. Relying on whatever idealistic vision he had is bumping up to the reality of people who don’t share his progressive view of the world.”

The U.S. president has created a problem for himself by reversing longstanding American policy of not talking to Iran as long as it continues to enrich nuclear material. Maghen, who reads the Persian media, said Iranian newspapers are “laughing” at the United States, believing they have the upper hand. The United States is seen as truckling to Iran and “Obama has elected Ahmadinejad by coming to the table,” he said, referring to Iran’s June 12 presidential election.
America is in good hands. What could go wrong?


At 8:49 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Persians are trying to recreate their ancient empire on a wider scale.

And America is afraid to even offend them as she seeks to cut Israel down to size.

Given the American lack of spine in the face of Iranian neo-imperialism, what could go wrong indeed

At 9:51 PM, Blogger Ashan said...

I don't think that Hussein and his cohorts are "making it up as they go along". Hussein has long been associated with radical "Palestinian" thinking. His position is quite deliberate.

There is plenty of proof of his associations with PLO activist, Rashid Khalidi, Khalid Al-Mansour - front man for Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal (the SOB who tried to bribe Giuliani), and the venomous Ali Abunimah (of whom no one seems to want to take notice, but has supplied precisely the proof of Hussein's bias): "I remember personally introducing [Obama] onstage in 1999, when we had a major community fundraiser for the community center in Deheisha refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. And that's just one example of how Barack Obama used to be very comfortable speaking up for and being associated with Palestinian rights and opposing the Israeli occupation," Abunimah said.


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