Yet more saber-rattling by the Thug-In-Chief, while Iraq’s President plans a trip meet the great man tomorrow. “Ahmadinejad Predicts Collapse of Israel, U.S., U.K. (Update1),” by Ladane Nasseri and Marc Wolfensberger for Bloomberg, with thanks to Mackie:
Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted the collapse of Israel, the U.S. and Britain, attacking what he called their “oppressive behavior.”
“The Zionist regime is on a steep downhill towards collapse and disgrace,” Ahmandinejad told supporters at a rally of Basiji militia forces near Tehran today. In a reference to the U.S. and U.K., he said “the collapse and crumbling of your devilish rule has started.” The speech was carried live on state television….
The Iranian president also called on neighboring countries to drive out “foreign occupiers,” in a reference to U.S.-led forces in Iraq and Afghanistan….
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, whose visit to Tehran yesterday was postponed because of the curfew imposed on Baghdad since Nov. 23, will fly to the Iranian capital tomorrow, state television reported separately today.
The Iraqi president’s trip to Iran is aimed at “expanding bilateral ties in business, trade and transport affairs,” the report said. Iraq security will not be the main issue discussed in this meeting, the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s press office said on Nov. 21.