Iran Supreme Leader: The Only Solution For Crisis Is Israel’s Destruction

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Jim's picture

Khamenei addressed the conflict in Gaza in a meeting with Iranian college students.

“These crimes which are beyond imagination and show the true nature of the wolfish and child killer regime, which the only solution is its destruction,” the ayatollah declared to his audience. “However, until that time, the expansion of the armed resistance of the Palestinians of the West Bank is the only way to confront this wild regime.”

Khamenei then criticized America, claiming its defense of Israel is “shameful,” and suggested that its support affects Iran’s behavior towards America.

“The anti-American and anti-West view in Iran is a logical view based on experience and a righteous calculation,” he said.

Referring to Israel, Khamenei added, “This event is a sample of the ‘violent policies with iron fist’ which the fake and illegitimate regime [Israel] in its 66 years of existence has repeatedly and proudly conducted.”

He then emphasized, “As said by Imam Khomeini [the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran] Israel must be destroyed…However, until that time with the help of God for this cruel and murderous regime to be destroyed, strong confrontation with steadfast armed resistance is the only solution against this destructive regime.”

WilliamD's picture

If you're into replacement theology, you'd probably agree with him. Who cares? National Israel is no more important than some Polynesian banana republic in the middle of the Pacific. 

But for those of us who believe that Israel, as an ethnic people, still have a future in God's prophetic plan, then Zechariah 12 as well as passages like Ezekiel 39:3-4 mean something...

 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.

Israel will turn to Jesus someday whether it's in the tribulation, after it or whenever and God will protect them  until they do. 

 

Jim's picture

Even if you're into replacement theology (and I am not), the call for the total destruction of a people group in a place is barbaric 

Also consider the Hamas charter: "The Islamic Resistance Movement is a distinguished Palestinian movement, whose allegiance is to Allah, and whose way of life is Islam. It strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine.' (Article 6) On the Destruction of Israel: ----------------------------- 'Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."

 

JC's picture

Jim wrote:

Even if you're into replacement theology (and I am not), the call for the total destruction of a people group in a place is barbaric 

The trouble is I have spoken with many replacement theology leaders.   One of them was even a state senator, retired head of the Wesleyan Church in Australia, and a member in my church.  He arrogantly told me that 'my religious views were the reason that there was conflict in the Middle East'.  i.e. If pre-mill people did not support Israel, then it wouldn't exist and there would be peace.  Somehow in his (supposedly Christian) mind, the destruction of an entire people group was justified.