A man who believes that could try anything. After all, he can’t lose. Note also that he ties victory to Islamic fervor — a recurring theme throughout Islamic history. Islam has no theological or conceptual apparatus to deal with defeat other than regarding it as a sign that one’s Islamic commitment was not sufficiently strong. “Iran President Ahmadinejad: ‘I Have a Connection With God, Since God Said That the Infidels Will Have No Way to Harm the Believers’; ‘We Have [Only] One Step Remaining Before We Attain the Summit of Nuclear Technology’; The West ‘Will Not Dare To Attack Us,'” from MEMRI:
…The following are the main points of the Iran News report of Ahmadinejad’s Iftar speech:(6)
The Second Islamic Revolution
“…I told you that the second wave of the [1979 Islamic] Revolution has already begun [with my election to the presidency in 2005], and that it is bigger and more terrible than the first…”(7)
The Connection to God and the Anticipated Muslim Victory Over the Infidels
“On the nuclear issue, I have said to my friends on many occasions, ‘Don’t worry. They [i.e. the Westerners] are only making noise.’ But my friends don’t believe [me], and say, ‘You are connected to some place!’ I always say: ‘Now the West is disarmed vis-Ã -vis Iran [on the nuclear issue], and does not know how to end this matter [with us].’ But my friends say: ‘You are uttering divine words! Then they will laugh at us!’
“Believe [me], legally speaking, and in the eyes of public opinion, we have absolutely succeeded. I say this out of knowledge. Someone asked me: ‘So and so said that you have a connection.’ I said: ‘Yes, I have.’ He asked me: ‘Really, you have a connection? With whom?’ I answered: ‘I have a connection with God,’ since God said that the infidels will have no way to harm the believers. Well, [but] only if we are believers, because God said: You [will be] the victors. But the same friends say that Ahmadinejad says strange things.
“If we are [really] believers, God will show us victory, and this miracle. Is it necessary today for a female camel to emerge from the heart of the mountain so that my friends will accept the miracle?(8) Wasn’t the [Islamic] Revolution [enough of] a miracle? Wasn’t the Imam [Ayatollah Khomeini] a miracle?… ”
“I say that now, by the grace of God, we have gone most of the way; be confident that they will not dare to attack us.”
Read it all.