Spinning and respinning stories into something more alarmist is nothing new as it relates to Iran, but media outlets were doing heavy duty spin today after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in an interview with Egypt’s al-Ahram paper, said Iran had no interest in attacking Israel but was ready to retaliate if attacked.
The statements were reported as made in the Israeli press, but by the time they got to the US media they were completely unrecognizable, with some taking his comments bragging about industrial progress, including in their civilian nuclear program, as a claim that Iran “already has the ability to create nuclear weapons.”
But that’s not all. Other outlets took his statement explicitly saying Iran wasn’t going to attack Israel, and the comments on retaliation, and ended up declaring that Ahmadinejad had threatened to destroy Israel in the interview.
Lost in all of this is that Ahmadinejad has essentially zero to do with Iranian military policy and that Iran has spent the past several decades facing US and Israeli threats to attack and has obviously designed their military around retaliating against such attacks, not against launching attacks of their own.
6 thoughts on “Ahmadinejad: Iran Won’t Attack Israel”
If Iran will target Israel after Israel attack first, then Dr. Ahmadinejad will enter forever highest place among most importent people ever as He will be seen as SAVIOUR . His name will be celibrated all over the World and Mankind will be able at leas!t work on UNIVERSAL MORAL CODEX and endless peace….
The very moment Zionism is defeated, All nations will be removed from Zionist pressure and Truth about most destructive regime in history will became universal…Only then can Humanity start to prosper…peter czech
I completely agree, peter…"czech'…
It is amazing what US and Israel did from reality,not a bit of it remained.The Bulgarians ,with the "help"of Mossad and CIA reached the conclusion reached by Bibi in one minute:Iran and Hizballah responsible for the attack at Burgas so the """""civilized"""" world have to consider Hizballah a terrorist organisation.Meawhile Arrafat body is checked if was poisoned.Meanwhile UN council of Human right wrote a report about the miserable life conditions politic and economics in occupied territories by Israel.Under the mask that "the infamous peace process"will renewed Obama will come to Israel to speak to the Israelis heart and to spill new threats on Iran and Syria.
And he never said: 'We will destroy Israel' – all media BS
Personally, my blood pressure has still not gone back to normal after watching that vomit provoking, infuriating display of Israel Lobby butt licking treason by the disgusting rat Lindsey Graham as he interviewed Chuck Hagel last week.
Now, it looks as if these dual-citizen neo-con rats are trying to orchestrate some kind of phony sexual harassment scandal and use that as an excuse to hold off on voting for Hagel's nomination. I smell a delay tactic – which suggests to me that they need more time to groom some bimbo out of left field to suddenly appear and claim that Hagel and she had an extra marital affair that included whips & chains and probably even worse stuff.
Iran has come a long way since its war against Saddam in the 1980s: It has since launched three satellites and garnered an impressive indigenous native weapons industry which is unique to the Middle East and the region and the envy of many nations.
What is puzzling is the Iranian authorities’ nonchalant attitude towards the Israeli military threats, which can ultimately involve the use of nuclear arsenal.
The IR government has never stated how Iran could defend itself against or respond to an Israeli nuclear attack if it ever launched.
The answer could be that Iran is already in possession of a handful of nuclear weapons secretly procured together with some cruise missiles in the past from Ukraine when Soviet Union disintegrated; and that the Israeli war-planners are well aware of it.
On balance one could say that there would be no need for Iran to “wipe Israel off the map” because despite all the huffing and puffing a shooting war will perhaps never happen between the two countries.
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