Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"Ahmadinejad has repeatedly forecast the imminent disappearance of the Jewish state"

That's how Reuters "paraphrases" calls for the eradication of Israel and genocide of its Jewish inhabitants.  So let's be clear on what Ahmadinejad has actually said on the matter:
"As the imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map." -- October 26, 2005
"Whether you like it or not, the Zionist regime is heading toward annihilation." -- April 14, 2006
"With God's help, the countdown button for the destruction of the Zionist regime has been pushed by the hands of the children of Lebanon and Palestine . . . By God's will, we will witness the destruction of this regime in the near future." --  June 3, 2007
"I have heard some say the idea of Greater Israel has expired….I say that the idea of lesser Israel has expired, too." -- September 18, 2008
"The Zionist regime wants to establish its base upon the ruins of the civilizations of the region...The uniform shout of the Iranian nation is forever 'Death to Israel.'" -- October 10, 2009
"If the Zionist regime wants to repeat its past mistakes, this will constitute its demise and annihilation…With Allah's help the new Middle East will be a Middle East without Zionists and Imperialists." -- February 25, 2010
Then, there's Reuters' sanitized characterization again:
"Ahmadinejad has repeatedly forecast the imminent disappearance of the Jewish state."
One might think the agency was referring to a weather report.

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