The Ayatollah's Genocidal Threat to Israel

The Supreme Leader puts an expiration date on the Jewish State.

After President Obama secured the Senate votes needed for Iran’s nuclear deal, the Islamic Republic’s Supreme autocrat and dictator, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, tweeted a picture of an Israeli flag on the ground.  The image depicts the ayatollah walking on the flag. 

The more time that passes after the nuclear deal has been reached -- primarily between the Islamic Republic and President Obama -- the more one can concretely observe the refutation of President Obama’s argument that Iran will become a more “rational” and constructive player in the region as a result of the nuclear deal. 

Khamenei predicted recently that the state of Israel will be wiped off the face of the map within 25 years. 

Khamenei’s anti-American and anti-Semitic views seem to be growing to an unprecedented level. Some of the ayatollah’s recent comments and long-held beliefs echo similar views of another man who had great political and fanatical influence that led to genocide and destruction: Hitler.   

As Yale’s Timothy Snyder pointed out, the anti-Semitism of Khamenei and Hitler are not that different. I think the only difference is that Hitler had the resources, economic and military power to do what he viciously envisioned to do, but Khamenei does not yet have the military or the economic prowess to accomplish his mission. This mission will be accomplished when a nuclear bomb is obtained and when sanctions are lifted.   

Khamenei pointed out in a speech in Tehran, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), “I am telling you, first, you will not be around in 25 years’ time, and God willing, there will be no Zionist regime in 25 years. Second, during this period, the spirit of fighting, heroism and jihad will keep you worried every moment.”

This kind of barbarism and aggressiveness is coming right after President Obama secured the 42 Senate votes he needed to ensure that the nuclear deal will not be disrupted, scuttled or filibustered for reasons such as national security to Israel and Iran’s anti-Americans policies. 

So, being extremely emboldened by the prospect of the nuclear deal, the Supreme autocrat of the Islamic Republic is now daring to step up his aggression and hostility by predicting the exact number of years that it will take to wipe out Israel. 

This is occurring even before his regime has received the over 100 billion dollars from the nuclear deal, before major United Nations Security Council financial sanctions are lifted against his institutions, and before the arms embargo (which is part of the nuclear deal) has been lifted. 

The question is: how much more anti-Semitic and anti-American statements will the supreme autocrat, ayatollah Khamenei, make if he actually receives the over 100 billion dollars and has UNSC sanctions and the arms embargo lifted? How much more anti-Semitic and anti-American will the ayatollah of Iran become once he has his hands on a nuclear bomb? 

As time passes, Khamenei is coming out with more concrete plans to oppose the US and Israel. A few weeks after the nuclear deal, Khamenei published a new book, the subject of which is how to efficiently and permanently eliminate Israel. Just a few weeks later, he states the exact number of years that he believes it will take his regime to do just that. On Sep 17th, Khamenei added that the West Bank needs to be armed equally to Gaza: “I announced and it will absolutely happen that, just like #Gaza, the #WestBank must also be armed[.]”  Maybe just a few months from now, he will be bold enough to act on his plan by initiating a military action and spawning a nuclear war.

Even after those American senators secured the deal for Ayatollah Khamenei, he did not appreciate their work, or offer praise for the cooperation, but instead he lashed out against the US Congress by pointing out that “Americans in the Congress are plotting and passing bills against us,” and he added that the Islamic Republic will never negotiate with the US on anything after the nuclear deal. 

Khamenei has made his anti-American sentiments and his vehement opposition to the US clear again and again. This week, in addition to previous hate-filled comments, he also stated, "Some people insist on disguising this Great Satan as the savior angel. (However), the Iranian nation expelled this Satan (from the country); we must not allow that when we expelled it through the door, it could return and gain influence (again) through the window,"

So how did, or how will, the US really benefit strategically, geopolitically, or economically from the nuclear deal? President Obama’s nuclear deal is a clear example of a suicidal policy for the US. 

The Islamic Republic continues to play this Machiavellian game of sending its president Hassan Rouhani and foreign minister Javad Zarif with smiley faces and an excessive amount of charm to the West, while the real ruler and theocract, Khamenei, grows bolder and bolder with his anti-Semitic and anti-American policies and sentiments.