Well, that’s obvious, isn’t it? And not only does he not have the guts — even if he had the guts, he doesn’t have any desire to attack the people he has courted so assiduously and appeased so enthusiastically.
“‘America cannot do a damn thing’: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei taunts President Obama claiming he doesn’t have the guts for a military attack,” by Helen Pow, Daily Mail, June 5, 2014:
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has taunted President Barack Obama, claiming that the U.S. no longer has the guts for battle.
Speaking at an event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the death of his predecessor, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khamenei, the 74-year-old Shiite Muslim cleric proclaimed that ‘military attack is not a priority for Americans now.’
He stood on a podium amid banners boasting ‘America Cannot Do a Damn Thing’ as he reacted to a speech President Obama gave to West Point last week.
‘Since World War II, some of our most costly mistakes came not from our restraint, but from our willingness to rush into military adventures – without thinking through the consequences,’ Obama told graduating cadets.
Khamenei took the president’s message to mean, ‘They have renounced the idea of any military actions.’
‘They realize that military attacks are as dangerous or even more dangerous for the assaulting country as they are for the country attacked,’ the ayatollah said in the Tehran speech Wednesday, the New York Daily News reported.
The gibe comes as President Obama is being critisised [sic] for negotiating with Taliban to swap five hardened terrorists for suspected deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Obama still insists America can still use its military to resolve Iran’s nuclear threat but in the West Point speech, he claimed ‘Just because we have the best hammer does not mean every problem is a nail.’
Khamenei called the U.S. the ‘Great Satan’ and said its effort to bring Iran ‘to its knees’ have failed.
He said: ‘Despite the sanctions imposed upon it, Iran today is launching satellites and sending live organisms into space and is producing nuclear power.’
Last week, the supreme leader launched another verbal attack on America, claiming his country’s struggle will only end when it defeats U.S.-led oppression.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told members of parliament in Tehran that Iran must be armed and ‘have the capability to defend itself’ in a ‘world full of thieves’.
His comments came as negotiations with the international community over Iran’s nuclear programme ran into a stalemate, with Tehran saying world powers were ‘demanding too much’.
‘Battle and jihad are endless because evil and its front continue to exist,’ Khamenei told MPs, according to a translation by U.S. news site The Daily Caller.
‘This battle will only end when the society can get rid of the oppressors’ front with America at the head of it, which has expanded its claws on human mind, body and thought.
‘This requires a difficult and lengthy struggle and need for great strides.’…