Shimon Peres: "The president of Iran should remember that Iran can also be wiped off the map"

Man's got a point.

Not that that threat matters much to a man who believes he can bring back the occulted imam by plunging the world into apocalyptic chaos.

Can't wait for the response to this. Let me put on my Kreskin dork-glasses and peer into the future: I see Kofi Annan strongly condemning Israel for making such "provocative" statements, and contributing to the "cycle of violence."

You know, the cycle of violence, whereby crazed Islamofascists butcher us and then we dare to get snippy about it.

Posted by: Ace at 01:14 PM


1 Hey, man, no threat intended. Everything's cool. I'm just sayin', ya know?

Posted by: Shimon Peres at May 08, 2006 01:31 PM (AQGeh)

2 Ah, Shimon Peres. I dig a politician that understands the "Chicago Way."

Posted by: Rocketeer at May 08, 2006 01:31 PM (Mg597)

3 Peres is from the pacifist side of the aisle. That he is saying this out loud, speaks volumes.

Posted by: Joe Mama at May 08, 2006 01:58 PM (5WEQS)

4 And let's remember, this guy is a bleeding heart liberal. I guess it shows that even liberals can focus if the gun is close enough, the hammer is cocked enough and the guy holding it is crazy-looking enough. Also, liberal though he may be, Peres helped to organize the development of Israel's own A-Bomb, and has probably spent far more time than is generally healthy pondering the effects of a nuclear exchange.

Posted by: holdfast at May 08, 2006 02:04 PM (Gzb30)

5 Anyone recall Nassar just before the beginning of the 6-Day War?

"If Israel embarks on an aggression against Syria or Egypt, the battle will be a general one... and our basic objective will be to destroy Israel."

In 6 days Israel kicked the crap out of Egypt, Syria and Jordan and took the Golan Heights, Gaza, Sinai Peninsula and the West Bank. Personally, I'd be a lot more concerned if I was an Iranian than if I was an Israeli.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 08, 2006 02:07 PM (J8+2b)

6 Same guy today said that peace negotiations should be held with Abbas despite Hamas's electoral victory and control of the coffers.

Posted by: Laurence Simon at May 08, 2006 03:16 PM (uBCxH)

7 What was 'aliens' a sequal to?

Posted by: Kevin at May 08, 2006 03:43 PM (F6rb1)

8 Should that last post be here? Whoa.

Just like an arab to bring a knife to a gunfight.

Posted by: Pixelflash at May 08, 2006 03:48 PM (O+1/6)

9 Iranians are persian, they hate arabs.

Posted by: Mike S. at May 08, 2006 03:53 PM (osKNB)

10 Wait, that last part wasn't necessary. Everyone hates arabs.

Posted by: Mike S. at May 08, 2006 03:55 PM (osKNB)

11 Persians, arabs. They all want you dead.

Posted by: Pixelflash at May 08, 2006 04:20 PM (O+1/6)

12 I'm gonna go gas up my cars.

Posted by: Unruly Human at May 08, 2006 05:48 PM (UsW2g)

13 Shimon Peres has surprised me a number of times recently. I am glad to hear him speak bluntly and realistically.

Although I second what JackStraw said: I'd rather be an Israeli than an Irani right now.

Posted by: Muslihoon at May 08, 2006 06:39 PM (Q8UK2)

14 I don't know about that Pixel. From what I have read about Iran, it seems that most of the people in that country actually like America and wouldn't mind moving here. We share a similar enemy, the theocratic government in Tehran and I wouldn't be suprised if they end up being a strong ally in the next few decades.

Posted by: Mike S. at May 08, 2006 06:47 PM (osKNB)

15 As a liberal would say (or should say if he or she wanted to be consistent, but won't say because they are hypocritical morons):

Peres is just using rhetoric in order to appeal to his political base. He doesn't actually MEAN what he says.

Posted by: Rip at May 08, 2006 07:08 PM (q2HEf)

16 Yeah Mike, but they still all hate Jews and infidels.

The ethnicity of the muslim matters little to their interpretation of their book. And the book is the problem.

They may 'like' Americans as they're yearning for an end to tyranny, but if they got their wish for democracy at best they'd be a muslim-lite state and the theocrats would retain a majority in whatever house of power was established.

Posted by: lauraw at May 08, 2006 07:30 PM (o6H31)

17 Yeah Mike, but

Scared me half-to-death when I saw that it the recent posts column. Had to look at the whole thread to make sure everything was still OK.

PS Can the banned Mike still visit the site and read comments?

Posted by: max at May 08, 2006 07:59 PM (VZwVS)

18 Hey, with Iran as my neighbor, I would be making that statement too! The leader of Iran is a serious nut job.

Posted by: Luv2Box at May 08, 2006 08:25 PM (iLC8j)

19 Mike was banned!
Oh happy day, I can read the great comments here once again- thanks Ace.
Oh, and Mike, you getted banned when you try to make a site unreadable- this is a effort that doesn't work so well when it's not your own site.

Posted by: jj shaka at May 08, 2006 08:50 PM (BJYNn)

20 Sounds like Sharon is striking the right tone...

Answer to Kevin: Aliens was a sequel to "Alien."

Posted by: Steve O at May 08, 2006 09:12 PM (R0Csm)

21 Hey Mike S., the Iranians are just a little over half Persian.

What's more important is that they're almost 90% shia.

Holy shi'ite!

Posted by: matterson at May 08, 2006 09:14 PM (JEq/F)

22 I thought Ariel Sharon was dead.

Posted by: Bart at May 08, 2006 09:16 PM (7sOTX)

23 I do have doubts about what I have read, but it sounds like the majority of the people in Iran are sick of the shi'ite government. (One reason to have doubts is amnajemnanmand). My comment was about our relationship in the future, because the "baby boomers" in Iran supposedly hate the government and they will eventually control the country.

I really don't give a shit about Iran one way or the other. Blow it up, ignore it... meh.

Posted by: Mike S. at May 08, 2006 10:36 PM (osKNB)

24 I think the Iranis are sick of their government, but there's little they can do. I don't think the momentum for a popular revolution is there...yet. We should help them build that momentum, but the downside is that the theocrats will do everything to keep down any opposition. People have been predicting an imminent popular revolution ever since 1979. It all depends on how dedicated the theocrats are to preserving the theocracy and how well they manipulate the state to achieve that.

One thing that Arabs and Persians, Sunnis and Shiites all will agree on is the destruction of Israel.

Posted by: Muslihoon at May 08, 2006 11:03 PM (Q8UK2)

25 Yeah IRAN can be turned into a wasteland and TERRAN could be reduced to a crater so IRAN had better watch its step

Posted by: spurwing plover at May 09, 2006 08:11 AM (0eEOk)

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