Ayatollah Fidel

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Ayatollah Fidel
: Ayatollah Khamenei showed off a missile that can hit Israel. Get a load of the picture; he looks like Castro surrounded by his drab-green minions.

Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday inaugurated a new ballistic missile that brings Israel within range of the Islamic republic, hailing the event as a key moment in the defence of the Palestinian cause.

“Today our people and our armed forces are ready to defend their goals anywhere,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a ceremony for the elite Revolutionary Guards carried on state television.

“This divine force has answered all threats, and we are witnessing today that this divine force is now doing the same for the Lebanese and the Palestinian people,” he added in the ceremony to bring the Shahab-3 missile into service.

Divine force? A missile? Some man of God, this guy is.

  • http://www.rooksrant.com Rook

    I hear you on this one. It is truly frightening. Do you hear that twang? It’s the tightening of the tension. This is a good example of why no religion should run a country.

  • http://faceit.blogspot.com jaffar

    I hate to sound like supporting Khamenei but the part that says
    This divine force has answered all threats, and we are witnessing today that this divine force is now doing the same for the Lebanese and the Palestinian people
    is a completely wrong translation. If we trust the farsi version of his speach reported by Tehran hardline newspaper Kayhan, the part closest to this excerpt talks about ‘spiritual power’ rather than devine force. He is basicly saying despite all the material might it is the spiritual power that is eventually victorius. He says (my translation):
    “The spiritual power [i.e. Islamic belief] has been proven successful in Iran during the past 24 years. Where the spiritual power has been commonly exercised [meaning this is not particular to Iranians] such as Lebonan and Palestine, The material might has not been able to resist against it.”
    Noi waht he says may bee interpreted as a sign, but it is not explicit. Far from it.

  • button

    Translation of subtext:
    He doesn’t like the Saudi family and is allying himself with Egypt/Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas/Al Aqsa cult movement.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if a Giant Fist came from out of the sky and smashed his new toy.
    Ptooey on him! ;-)

  • A Reader

    Um…could the guy that’s second from the left be puffing out his chest anyomore? geez.