Thursday, August 03, 2006


I ask you, who attacked whom? Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei is saying--now get this-- that the U.S. planned the Israeli attack on Lebanon, in advance, in order to take over the whole Muslim world. Boy, does he think we have a lot of power. (Of course we need a lot of power, what with our designs on ruling over almost a third of the world's population and all.) Apparently, not only do we control Israel, but Hezbollah, as well. How else could we get them to cross the Israeli border, kill and kidnap Israeli soldiers, in order to get this "taking over the Muslim world" show on the road? We must have Hezbollah on our subversive payroll. Yet, by Khamenei's count, Hezbollah is "the front line of defense for the Muslim nation," in a holy war, no less, against a racist and bloodthirsty Zionist regime. Again, I ask you, who attacked whom? Is there anyone in power in Iran who isn't insane?

Update: Iran is putting its money where its Hezbollah-backing, inflammatory, jihadist mouth is. According to Jane's Defense Weekly, via Yahoo! News, the Iranians are supplying Hezbollah with ever more sophisticated weapons:

Iran will supply Hezbollah with surface-to-air missile systems in the coming months, boosting the guerrillas' defences against Israeli aircraft, according to a report by specialist magazine Jane's Defence Weekly, citing unnamed Western diplomatic sources.

In a meeting, held late last month, the Lebanese Shiite Muslim militia called on Tehran to "accelerate and extend the scope of weapon shipments from Iran to the Islamic Resistance, particularly advanced missiles against ground and air targets."

Hat tip for the post and the update: Michael Totten--guestblogging at Instapundit