Although we’ve grown quite tired of Iran’s constant, and assumed empty, threats, yet another has seeped from the mouths of high-level officials. This time promising jihad, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has recently announced a war set to last until the eventual ruin of America.
Speaking with parliament, he declared, “Those [Iranians] who want to promote negotiation and surrender to the oppressors and blame the Islamic Republic as a warmonger in reality commit treason.” He further added, “The reason for continuation of this battle is not the warmongering of the Islamic Republic. Logic and reason command that for Iran, in order to pass through a region full of pirates, needs to arm itself and must have the capability to defend itself.”
Trying to justify his cause to those less willing to accept the extremism he proposed, he noted, “Today’s world is full of thieves and plunderers of human honor, dignity and morality who are equipped with knowledge, wealth and power, and under the pretense of humanity easily commit crimes and betray human ideals and start wars in different parts of the world.”
When asked how long he proposed on enduring such an effort, Khamenei simply stated, “Battle and jihad are endless because evil and its front continue to exist. … 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.”
Ironic, the man’s statements, as just last week, Iran, while speaking with China, demanded that America pay them for the aggression its exude over the years to their sovereign nation. It’s a backwards way of asking for a bailout, seeing how the nation is in just about financial ruin themselves, but the feeling is all the while there.
Iran has the mouth of a giant but the strategic know-how and arsenal that is nearly non-existent to complete the task of downing one of the world’s superpowers. Let us know what you think of the most recent threats presented by Iran in a comment below.