Stop it, you’re killing me
Projection Alert: of course it is Iran’s nuclear program that is a tool of terror and intimidation, and Iran that is deceptively calling for non-proliferation. But Khamenei here accuses his enemies of what he himself is doing — a recurring pattern among Islamic jihadists.
“Iran calls US nukes tool of terror, intimidation,” from AP, April 17 (thanks to Nelson):
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s supreme leader told a nuclear disarmament conference in Tehran on Saturday that the United States’ atomic weapons are a tool of terror and intimidation.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said America deceptively calls for non-proliferation while holding on to its own weapons and failing to confront Israel, which is widely believed to have nuclear bombs….
“The deceptive policy by the sole nuclear offender, which falsely claims to be advocating the non-proliferation of nuclear arms while doing nothing substantive for this cause, will never succeed,” Khamenei said.
Iran’s conference brought together representatives from 60 countries, including China, Russia, Pakistan, Iraq, Turkey and France, as well as delegates from international bodies and non-governmental organizations, according to Iranian media.
The supreme leader, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and several other senior Iranian officials took turns at the podium to warn that America’s nuclear policy was endangering the world and encouraging nations to consider withdrawing from the Non-Nuclear Proliferation Treaty.
If the U.S. meant what it said about stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, Israel would not have been able to “turn the occupied land of Palestine into an arsenal with huge stockpiles of nuclear weapons,” Khamenei said….
“The insistence of these governments on holding and increasing the destructive powers of these weapons … serves as a tool of collective intimidation and terror,” Khamenei said of the U.S. and other nuclear-armed nations.