“The most important thing is that the Gaza people’s culture of resistance and faith ensures the definitive victory of Islam.” Once again, a leader of the jihad against the West speaks in the language of Islam when defining the conflict — and yet that is the element of the motives and goals of the jihadists that Western analysts are most likely to discount.
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Khameini Deputy: “Every One of the U.S.’s 32 Bases in the Region” Is Within Range Of Our Missiles
On January 4, 2009, the Iranian website Khabaronline reported that Hojat-Ol-Eslam Mojtaba Zolnour, representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), had told reporters that “in the event of the slightest aggression against Iran, every one of the U.S.’s 32 bases in the region is within range of Iranian missiles.”
Zolnour continued, “It is possible that some enemies are considering a plan for a brief attack on Iran and [its] strategic installations. Iran will not permit such a plan, and in such an event, the entire Iranian nation will defeat the enemies, with one voice and with unity. […]
“Hamas is deploying a trained force of 80,000 at least, whose members are dispersed among the people – and the most important thing is that the Gaza people’s culture of resistance and faith ensures the definitive victory of Islam.”
He said that a ground battle “offered the best opportunity for disabling the invading enemy and avenging the martyrs’ blood, especially that of the women and defenseless children of Gaza,” he added, “Surely Hamas and the people of Gaza are able to withstand the most severe pressure – but they cannot withstand the silence of international organizations, which is harming them the most.
“The shameful and traitorous behavior of the leaders of some Islamic countries, in going along with Islam’s primary enemy in the world, is worse than the silence of the international organizations… There is proof and there are witnesses that without such shameful cooperation, the Zionist regime would not dare to commit such an act”¦”
He concluded by saying that that the reason for the slavish behavior by some Islamic countries’ leaders was the U.S.’s ‘scare Iran’ project and those countries’ panic at the spread of revolutionary Islam.