Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stepped up the verbal lashing of Israel today. Today's comments covered the annihilation of Israel and some seemingly dismissive of the Holocaust.
In a conference in support of Palestine Ahmadinejad stated that "Like it or not, the Zionist regime is heading toward annihilation, The Zionist regime is a rotten, dried tree that will be eliminated by one storm."
Further elevating his world image to one similar to Santa Claus, Good ole Mahmoud had this to say about the Holocaust and the restoration of the Israeli state "If such a disaster is true, why should the people of this region pay the price? Why does the Palestinian nation have to be suppressed and have its land occupied?"
Unfortunately, no literate people with a familiarity of the Middle East were present to ask him questions about the history of Palestine, such as currency used, past rulers, etc.
At this point, I seriously doubt that we'll make it more than 5 years without seeing some massive assault launched from the Middle East - be it against, Israel or the US... To clarify that, I'm not talking assault on the level of the Gulf War, Afghanistan... I'm thinking Normandy or God Forbid, Hiroshima.