The Israel Project has just reported that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, stated that a unilateral Palestinian declaration of independence at the United Nations was a first step toward destroying Israel.
This is of course the same Ahmadinejad who is moving forward with nuclear capabilities. In fact, TIPs report goes on to say that Iran continues to defy the international community. Iranian Vice-President and nuclear chief Fereidoun Abbasi was quoted on state television as saying “the country was moving some of its centrifuges, used to enrich nuclear material to weapons-grade levels, undergound, bringing them out of international scrutiny and protecting them from air attacks.”
This is also the same Iran the U.S. State Department has just announced, in its annual Country Reports on Terrorism, “has remained the most active state sponsor of terrorism in 2010.” The report reads, “Iran’s financial, material, and logistical support of terrorist and militant groups throughout the Middle East and Central Asia had a direct impact on international efforts to promote peace, threatened economic stability in the Gulf, and undermined growth of democracy.”
When Israel moved out of southern Lebanon it got Hezbollah, which has over 40,000 rockets (as of last March) aimed at cities throughout The Jewish State.
When Israel moved out of Gaza, it got Hamas a terrorist organization in return and that to this day is firing deadly rockets into southern Israel.
Both organizations are supported and armed by Iran.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, just someone with some sechel, to figure out what would happen, should Israel relinquish control over Judea and Samaria.
Frankly, it’s hard to comprehend the mind of anyone who would think it would turn out any different. Iran is not only saying exactly what they aspire to do. There is hard evidence—corroborated evidence—they are following through with doing it.
What more is there to say?
Abe Novick is a writer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.