Wild and Brainless Animal Alert: “Cleric says Iran a threat to U.S., Britain,” from Reuters, with thanks to Mackie:
TEHRAN, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Iran is not a threat to Middle East stability but it is a threat to the United States and its European ally Britain, a hardline cleric said on Friday.
The mid-ranking cleric’s remarks came in reaction to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who on Tuesday called Iran a “major threat” to the region’s stability.
“Regarding Blair’s devilish remarks, I am telling him that if he means Iran is a threat to Britain, yes we are,” Ahmad Khatami told Friday prayers worshippers in Tehran University.
“If he means we are a threat to America’s arrogance, yes we are and we are proud of it.”
Khatami, who is not related to the reformist former President Mohammad Khatami and does not hold any positions directly related to policy-making, said the United States, Britain and Israel caused instability in the Middle East….
“They (the international community) will face consequences for not stopping this wild and brainless animal,” he added, referring to the Israeli premier.
I don’t think Ehud Olmert is the wild and brainless animal anyone needs to be concerned about.