Prior to World War 2, Adolf Hitler made all kinds of inflammatory statements, but most world leaders dismissed them. They simply refused to believe that the madman was actually serious about what he was saying. We can look back now and see what a big mistake that was, but the truth is that current world leaders have not learned from the mistakes of the past. Today Iranian leaders continue to publicly state over and over that they look forward to wiping Israel off the map, but over and over world leaders do not seem to be taking these statements seriously.
For example, the official website of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is reporting that he just told Mauritanian President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz that one day the Islamic nations of the world will witness the absolute destruction of the state of Israel.
Considering the fact that Khamenei is the most powerful person in Iran, you would think that someone would be alarmed by that statement.
The following is an English translation of an excerpt from Khamenei's statement....
"Surely, the day will come when the nations of the region will witness the destruction of the Zionist regime... when the destruction happens will depend on how the Islamic nations approach the issue."
It is this kind of talk that is bringing the world ever closer to World War 3, and yet most of the world yawns when they hear statements such as this apparently because they don't believe that we should take people like Khamenei seriously.
But this is a nation that has one of the most powerful militaries on the planet and that is on the verge of getting nuclear weapons.
For religious madmen who openly sponsor and support terror groups to possess nuclear weapons is a combination that will endanger the entire world.
And they are religious madmen.
For example, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is claiming that the United States is purposely attempting to block the return of the Mahdi.
Most politicians in the West simply cannot identify with this kind of thinking and so they just dismiss it and don't take it seriously.
But things are about to get a whole lot more serious. Iran recently announced a plan for 10 new industrial scale uranium enrichment facilities and has earmarked approximately 20 million dollars for terrorist groups fighting the West. Iran has also successfully test long-range missiles and there were recently reports that Tehran was close to reaching a deal to clandestinely import 1,350 tons of purified uranium ore from Kazakhstan.
These boys are quite serious about getting nukes.
Meanwhile, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared that Israel will retain some parts of the West Bank forever. That will surely not sit well in Tehran.
A confrontation between Israel and Iran is coming. Iran is obsessed with getting nukes and with wiping Israel off the map. Israel is absolutely determined to prevent that from happening. Anyone who thinks that the current state of affairs can continue indefinitely is in a complete state of denial.
For more on why Israel must do something about Iran's nuclear program, please see the following article....