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Chants in Iran: Death to America, the infidel
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Promises to Continue Nuclear Activities Following "Death to America" Chants
Aired on Chan Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Promises to Continue Nuclear Activities Following "Death to America" Chants
Aired on Channel 1, Iranian TV, on February 11, 2007.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's Policies and Doctrines
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dictates state policy according to his radical interpretation of theology. All aspects of his regime are governed by his conviction that god selected him to hasten the return of a messiah who will install a global Islamic kingdom after an apocalypse, in which all non-believers are eradicated. This belief fuels Ahmadinejad's justification for oppressing his own people, threatening the west, supporting various international armed groups and pursuing nuclear technology.
Ahmadinejad claims he has a "private personal channel" to the Mahdi who followers of the Shiite "Twelver" sect believe is the Islamic messiah. The Mahdi, also known as the missing Imam or Twelfth Imam, is said to have disappeared down a well when he was five years old during the 9th century. The faithful believe he will return to bring world peace by installing Islamic law through a global caliphate after an apocalypse in which the "infidel" is killed.
When Ahmadinejad was mayor of Tehran he repaired a main road in the capital so that the Mahdi could have a smoother journey upon his return. When Ahmadinejad took power in 2005, he ordered parliamentarians to sign an oath pledging allegiance to the Mahdi. Ahmadinejad's government policy, both domestic and foreign, is rooted in hastening the Mahdi's return.
In November 2005 Ahmadinejad said in a speech: "Our revolution's main mission is to pave the way for the reappearance of the 12th Imam, the Mahdi...Today, we should define our economic, cultural and political policies based on the policy of Imam Mahdi's return." After returning to Iran after he spoke at the U.N., Ahmadinejad told a prominent cleric that "When I began to speak in God's name, I was bathed in light." Ahmadinejad said he could "feel the light" and that during his 27-minute speech, world leaders were frozen in their seats. "Not one of them so much as batted an eyelash. An unseen hand bound them to their chairs and opened their eyes and their ears, so that they could take in the message of the Islamic Republic."
Soon after he became president, Ahmadinejad gave an interview in which he praised suicide bombers and that Islam will conquer the world: "Is there an art that is more beautiful, more divine, and more eternal than the art of martyrdom. . . Have no doubt, Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world."
Iran's nuclear power plant is located 120 kilometers from the border with Kuwait and in case of a leak it would devastate Kuwait's water supply.
Iran's ultimate goal seems to be the ability to strike anywhere, including the United States. The Center for Strategic and International Studies took a look at Iranian research plans. They noted that: ...Iran is attempting to create a Shahab-5 and a Shahab-6, with a 3,000-5,000 kilometer range. These missiles would be three-stage rockets. If completed, the Shahab-5 and the Shahab-6 would take Iran into the realm of limited range ICBM's, and enable Iran to target the US eastern seaboard.
While even the "smallest" nuclear attack anywhere is an unimaginable horror, because of its size and population, it would be almost impossible for the country of Israel to survive a single nuclear attack.
Radioactive fall-out would spread rapidly not only to all parts of Israel, but across the Middle East and even to Europe with certain wind conditions. The world's economies would be devastated and millions of people would become instant refugees.