In 1914, on the eve of the Great War, German Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg — referring to Britain’s treaty guaranteeing Belgian neutrality — expressed his astonishment that Britain would go to war over “a scrap of paper”.
Today President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, presumably without a hint of irony, echoed Chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg when he described UN resolutions concerning his country’s nuclear program as “scraps of paper”.
While he was at it, he offered Iran’s nuclear expertise to all other Muslim countries.
And, to top it all off, he explicitly declared his intention to force regime change on all the corrupt infidel countries.
A reminder: This is the man that B. Hussein Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Condi Rice, and many other Western politicians, from both the left and the right, long to negotiate with.
Our leaders are betraying us. Virtually all of them are either cynical opportunists or deluded ostriches.
Wittingly or unwittingly, they are delivering us up to a nuclear Armageddon, and all in the name of “peace”.
Read it and weep. From Al Arabiya:
Ahmadinejad says UN resolutions are “scraps of paper”
Iran vows to remove world’s ‘corrupt leadership’
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday set Iran its latest mission of wiping out the “corrupt world leadership,” and said sanctions and threats were nothing but scraps of paper.
“The Iranian nation will not give up until the corrupt leadership in the world has been obliterated,” Ahmadinejad said in the Shiite holy city of Mashhad, northeast Iran, quoted by the Fars news agency.
“Our foes should know that threats, sanctions, and political and economic pressures can not force our nation to back down,” he added.
Ahmadinejad outlined two goals for the Islamic republic and its people.
“We have two missions, to build Islamic Iran and to exert an effort to change the leadership in the world. We have to carry out both (missions) as well as we can,” he said.
The president also renewed his defiance of United Nations demands for Iran to halt sensitive nuclear work.
“The resolutions which are adopted against Iran are … scraps of papers. The Iranians are a peace-loving people of dialogue in fair circumstances, but they will not discuss their rights,” he said.
Nukes for all Muslims
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Iranian judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi told leaders of the Gulf Arab state of Qatar on Wednesday that his country was willing to put its controversial nuclear expertise at the service of all Muslim states.
“Iran is determined to make the best use of this technology not only for Iran but also for all Muslim states,” Shahroudi told a news conference in the Qatari capital Doha.
His comments came after talks with Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, whose country hosts the headquarters of U.S. Central Command which runs military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and across the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.
Washington has been pushing for a new set of U.N. sanctions against Tehran over its insistence on mastering the nuclear fuel cycle for its self, despite misgivings from other veto-wielding permanent members of the Security Council, notably Moscow.
Iran vehemently maintains that it seeks nuclear energy to address an ever growing population’s need for electricity.
Sheikh Shahroudi was delivering a coded message to the emirs of Qatar: You may either be on the delivering end or the receiving end of our nukes. The choice is yours.
Hat tip: TB.