Ahmadinejad: World forces must strive to annihilate Israel
In a speech published on his website Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the ultimate goal of world forces must be the annihilation of Israel.Speaking to ambassadors from Islamic countries ahead of 'Qods Day' ('Jerusalem Day'), an annual Iranian anti-Zionist event established in 1979 by Ayatollah Khomeini and which falls this year on August 17, Ahmadinejad said that a "horrible Zionist current" had been managing world affairs for "about 400 years."
Repeating traditional anti-Semitic slurs, the Iranian president accused "Zionists" of controlling the world's media and financial systems. It was Zionists, he said, who were “behind the scene of the world’s main powers, media, monetary and banking centers.”
Sounds eerily like the Alex Jonesian/Ron Paulian/9/11 Truther talking points. In fact, they sound the exact same.
The fact of the matter is, no one is forcing the Iranian government to make these outlandish statements. They are continually and routinely calling for the absolute destruction of one of our allies. Neocons, pro defense conservatives, and an American government who supposedly wants to coax us into another war aren't fabricating this. The Iranian regime does it themselves on a daily basis.