While Obama mouths empty platitudes about “tough” new sanctions. “Iran’s President Warns Israel against Invasion of Gaza,” from the Fars News Agency, April 7 (thanks to Benedict):
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday warned the Zionist regime of Israel against any new attack on the Gaza Strip, cautioning that such a move would put an end to the life of the illegitimate regime.
Addressing a congregation of Iranian people in the country’s northwestern city of Orumiyeh today, Ahmadinejad pointed to the recent media speculations about a possible Israeli attack on Gaza, and stated, “I want to warn the Zionists …that you are making a mistake as you made mistakes in the past.”
“Because an attack on Gaza would not make you (Zionists) mightier and would not restore your damaged prestige,” Ahmadinejad added.
“And you (Zionists) should know that an attack on Gaza will end your inauspicious and filthy life,” the Iranian president warned.
He also deplored supporters of the Zionist regime, and pointed out, “If you support the Zionist regime in its new crimes against the people of Gaza, Palestine, Lebanon or Syria, you should know that the nations of the region will blacklist your name.”…
“What I want to say to the Zionists and their supporters is enough with the crimes. Do not make your load (of sin) even heavier than this,” he said.
The president said “the myth of Israel’s invincibility is over” and Israel is merely seeking to maintain its image as a dreadful power to preserve its existence.
“They had created the illusion in everyone’s mind that they (the Zionists) is invincible. But that myth was shattered after the regime suffered two defeats, once in Southern Lebanon and later on in Gaza,” Ahmadinejad said.
“Now, they are trying to compensate (those defeats), as they know that they will reach the end if they lose the awe attributed to them and if regional nations no longer fear them.”