Iranian president-elect: Israel is a “wound inflicted” on the Muslim world that “must be cleansed”

posted at 11:41 am on August 2, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

While Palestinian and Israeli officials at least make a showing of trying to ‘work things out‘ in Washington over the next few months, Israel still has its hands full keeping a weather eye on the political and nuclear activities of Iran. A couple of weeks ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu argued that Iran’s new president-elect is a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” who will likely continue talk a good game about Iran’s oh-so-unassuming nuclear ambitions, but will really keep on smiling while simultaneously building a bomb. But, hey — why on earth would Netanyahu ever think that? Via the AP:

Ahead of his inauguration, Iran’s new president on Friday called Israel an “old wound” that should be removed, while tens of thousands of Iranians marched in support of Muslim claims to the holy city of Jerusalem.

Hasan Rouhani’s remarks about Israel — which Iran considers to be its archenemy — echoed longstanding views of other Iranian leaders and could tarnish his image in the West as a voice of moderation in Iranian affairs. …

“The Zionist regime has been a wound on the body of the Islamic world for years and the wound should be removed,” Rouhani was quoted as saying by the semi-official ISNA news agency. …

Rouhani is immediately trying to walk back his words, claiming that what he really said is being misinterpreted,  after Netanyahu’s quick and assertive response:

Netanyahu said Rowhani, due to take office on Sunday, was no less anti-Israel than his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and said the world must not allow Iran to pursue its nuclear ambitions and threaten Israel.

“The true face of Rowhani has been revealed sooner than expected … this is what the man thinks and this is the Iranian regime’s plan of action,” Netanyahu said in a statement.

“A nation that threatens to destroy the state of Israel must not be allowed to have weapons of mass destruction,” he said.

Israel has recently hinted that they might take military action in the event that other nations other nations don’t do enough to deter Tehran from further developing their nuclear program — and that clock is still ticking away.


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Iran, open sore.

Bmore on August 2, 2013 at 11:43 AM

When will Obama be calling this guy to congratulate him on his election win, if he hasn’t already?

Liam on August 2, 2013 at 11:43 AM

You can tell he’s a moderate because he used the word ‘regime’ instead of ‘pigs’.

NotCoach on August 2, 2013 at 11:44 AM

The creep claims he was “misquoted”. He is obama’s brother, by another mother.

Drudge

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obama enables his muzzie brothers. They succeed, apace, with his partnership.

Wake up world.

You cheered for obama. You got him. May he destroy you, in full.

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Religion of peace

jaywemm on August 2, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Funny, that’s what the rest of the civilized world says about the Middle East.

antipc on August 2, 2013 at 11:50 AM

The USA today

H.L. Mencken (born 1880 – died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat. He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26, 1920, edition:

“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people.

On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.”

—-H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:50 AM

AlQuaida flourishes, like never before.

Yes, they can!!!

Benghazi shocked even them…at how successful they can be. obama lets them.

It’s ‘glorious’ to watch.

Schadenfreude on August 2, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Isn’t Rouhani a ‘moderate’ that the Left was just praising a few weeks ago while claiming ‘we can work with him’?

Yes.

BTW, on the Israeli-Palestinian front…

Why is the US even negotiating with an illegitimate leader?

Abbas was elected to a 4-year term…in 2005. His term expired on 9 January 2009.

He’s been ‘acting President’ since because there has been no election.

Who here thinks that the Obama administration would not be calling Netanyahu ‘illegitimate’ and be demanding elections if he had done the same thing?

Resist We Much on August 2, 2013 at 11:55 AM

I hope it kills the host.

portlandon on August 2, 2013 at 11:59 AM

…Arab Spring!

KOOLAID2 on August 2, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Meet the new Prez. Same as the old Prez.

Or maybe worse. Depends on what the mullahs wanted.

farsighted on August 2, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Israel Islam is a “wound inflicted” on the Muslim world that “must be cleansed”

Fixed it.

TerryW on August 2, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Well, this certainly won’t help things. She is an Israel hater from way back.

a capella on August 2, 2013 at 12:10 PM

a capella on August 2, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Her husband is even a worst terror.

Barred on August 2, 2013 at 12:18 PM

“The Zionist regime has been a wound on the body of the Islamic world for years and the wound should be removed,” Rouhani was quoted as saying by the semi-official ISNA news agency.

LOL. You don’t “remove” wounds. Sooper-geenyus!!

This douche reminds me of the last last Iranian “moderate” the West loved – Rafsanjhani … he was a huge Iranian nuke supporter, too (though Westerners who adored him liked to ignore that little tidbit, or just lie about it).

There are only a handful of moderates in islam (okay … maybe there are 10 or 11) and none of them are in Iran.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 2, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Rouhani has it backwards. Like the rest of the Muslim world is.

Muslim “world” not civilization as that word does not apply.

Sherman1864 on August 2, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Iranian president-elect: Israel is a “wound inflicted” on the Muslim world that “must be cleansed”
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And Iran needs to be Vapourized!!!

canopfor on August 2, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Privately, the President, SecState, and US Amb to the UN are nodding in agreement….

Athos on August 2, 2013 at 12:24 PM

none of our business

MoreLiberty on August 2, 2013 at 12:25 PM

MeanWhile,..back at the House…..

Obama health care law

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canopfor on August 2, 2013 at 12:26 PM

One nice thing about a nuke, the heat will sear closed any open wound. Like Iran.

GarandFan on August 2, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Well, this certainly won’t help things. She is an Israel hater from way back.

a capella on August 2, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Crikey. Where do they find these reprobates?

SailorMark on August 2, 2013 at 12:27 PM

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canopfor on August 2, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Izlam is a disease and the World needs a cure.

slickwillie2001 on August 2, 2013 at 12:30 PM

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canopfor on August 2, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Well Iran, than I suggest you man up and march in and “cleanse” your area of this “wound”…let’s see how quickly that operation takes.

Isn’t it about time someone steps up and says “Put up or shut up”, bring it on…

Oh yeah, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria all tried that at once, and six days later…

right2bright on August 2, 2013 at 12:32 PM

This gets the liberal/progressive all excited, because they have all been taught in college that Israel doesn’t deserve to exist either.
And you know how they like to say they are such independent thinkers. Sheep, being lead to the slaughter.

kirkill on August 2, 2013 at 12:34 PM

canopfor on August 2, 2013 at 12:29 PM

There’s something similar about all those countries, but I can’t seem to put my finger on it.

Flange on August 2, 2013 at 12:34 PM

The overlooked story is that if we were not so large of a country, so powerful, we would be treated the same way…and we are, just not as public.

If this guy had his way, we would be a wound that needs to be cleansed…

Someday we will have another leader that doesn’t take this cr@p…

right2bright on August 2, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Midnight call from my CIA source. ‘This is the one.’ Said the real question is why all those agents were in Benghazi. http://tinyurl.com/lu9jvwq

— Joseph Curl (@josephcurl) August 02, 2013

Resist We Much on August 2, 2013 at 12:37 PM

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canopfor on August 2, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Somebody should tell him what Westerners mean when they laugh about the word “fleshwound”!

Valkyriepundit on August 2, 2013 at 12:39 PM

canopfor on August 2, 2013 at 12:29 PM

There’s something similar about all those countries, but I can’t seem to put my finger on it.

Flange on August 2, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Flange:Yup,a common thread is IslamicJihadyism Runneth Amuck/Amok!:O

canopfor on August 2, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Who cares? How does this affect me and mine here in the US? Oh yeah, Israel is MAGIC!

iwasbornwithit on August 2, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Yup,a common thread is IslamicJihadyism Runneth Amuck/Amok!:O

canopfor on August 2, 2013 at 12:39 PM

I was thinking maybe they were in the same time zone, but I think you’re right.

Flange on August 2, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Reformer.

ErnstBlofeld on August 2, 2013 at 1:02 PM

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canopfor on August 2, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Gee, the list didn’t include Benghazi.
Must’ve been an oversight.

Marcola on August 2, 2013 at 1:08 PM

My entire life it has been Israel against the middle east.Even as a kid I wondered why Israel put up with it.I say it’s time for Israel to do some heavy damage.It’s going to happen someday why not now?

docflash on August 2, 2013 at 1:09 PM

But he’s got such a nice hat there.

NoDonkey on August 2, 2013 at 1:18 PM

The creep claims he was “misquoted”.

Could be. Ahmadinejad was misquoted about “wiping Israel off the map.” (What he actually said was even worse.) But it doesn’t matter. Khamenei pulls the strings, after all. Getting upset about what the President-Elect of Iran has to say is like getting upset at the dumb things Prince Charles says. In theory, he’s a leader who will eventually head a critical country. In practice, he’s mostly a figurehead.

calbear on August 2, 2013 at 1:30 PM

If we woke up on successive mornings to discover that, on one night Islam and all it’s historical effects had disappeared and on the other that Israel and all IT’S historical effects had disappeared, which world would be preferable?

Cleombrotus on August 2, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Islam has been a wound on the body of the Free World since before our nation’s birth, and for some two centuries before a modern Jewish state was conceived. Heck, we created the first of our nation’s navy to go to the “shores of Tripoli” to defeat muzzie pirates.

I find it ironic that Mid-East muzzies and “insider” GOP have about equivalent lack of self-awareness.

deepdiver on August 2, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Notice how these frogs never really jump?

Not since 1982 for Syria, and 1973 for Egypt and Jordan, and the loudest croakers never had the courage to make even one leap.

Funny, huh?

questionmark on August 2, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Meanwhile, back in Washington, our fine Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Samantha Power (aka a back stabber of Israel)! Of course, I called one of my senators, John Cornyn, to ask why he would vote for the confirmation of Power. Unfortunately, the staffer had no idea. So, I asked if she could roughly estimate how many calls she had received concerning this matter. She said a couple.

mobydutch on August 2, 2013 at 1:42 PM

On a related note of nearly equal stupidity and absurdity, we have the latest from our illustrious Secretary of State….

Re the use of drones by the Obama Administration on counter-terrorist missions….

This is a program in many parts of the world where the President has really narrowed, whatever it might be doing, to live up to the highest standards with respect to any kind of counterterrorism activities. And I believe that we’re on a good track. I think the program will end as we have eliminated most of the threat and continue to eliminate it.

QUESTION: And there is no timeline that you envisage for ending this strike?

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, I do. And I think the President has a very real timeline and we hope it’s going to be very, very soon.

I suspect that the President believes that he needs to re-purpose those drones for domestic use during the run-up to the 2014 midterms…

Athos on August 2, 2013 at 1:53 PM

So the real reason Obama illegally invaded Libya was to get access to various weapons “off book” and send them to friendly Muslim groups to fight the good fight in the middle east, all organized and staffed by the CIA.

Awesome.

Can we impeach this Muslim-in-all-but-name only actively working to undermine this very country and every other elected democracy we were allies with prior to his election?

Neo on August 2, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Israel is a wound that will fester and eventually kill the Muslim world because they can’t quit picking at it.

Rancher on August 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

I’m so glad Iran can focus on its local problems! [/sarc]

RAB on August 2, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Okay, forgive me. This will seem… well, hawkish. But why are we not kicking up the cello music and nuking the crap out of these mofo barbarians?—Regular Right Guy

Mornin Mojo on August 2, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Israel is a wound that will fester and eventually kill the Muslim world because they can’t quit picking at it.
Rancher on August 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM

None too soon!!

Bubba Redneck on August 2, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Iranian president-elect: Israel is a “wound inflicted” on the Muslim world that “must be cleansed”

Typical saber-rattling like S. Korea gets from Pyongyang, and Taiwan gets from Beijing.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the Israelis learned long ago just to bribe these MFers. Probably with out tax money-I can’t figure out why Israel needs one Federal Reserve Note in support from us.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 2, 2013 at 11:18 PM

In a sane world the POTUS would follow this statement with a public gift of weaponry to Israel while eating roast pork and washing it down with a glass of wine.

And yes, this is coming from the same guy who’s sick unto death of American Zionists and their tomfoolery.

MelonCollie on August 3, 2013 at 12:19 AM