By Stan Goodenough
Before the dust settles from Israel's attacks on Iran's nuclear facilities, the Islamic Republic will send its ballistic missiles into the very heart of Tel Aviv.
This was spelled out over the weekend by a deputy of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's representative in the Revolutionary Guards, Mojtaba Zolnour.
It came hours before Iran launched what it described as "huge" war games intended to "promote [the] military power of the armed forces against any attack," according to a Brigadier General Ahmad Mighani quoted in Iranian television.
The verbal threats and military exercises comprise the latest saber rattling on the part of the Muslims in Tehran - a leadership that regularly denies the Holocaust even as it prepares to perpetuate another one against Israel.
Instead of forcefully confronting the genocidal government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the United States and European Union have done nothing more effective than repeatedly threaten sanctions.
Iran has made full use of the space afforded it by this appeasement approach to race ahead with its efforts to achieve nuclear capability.
In the words of a Christian Zionist who served for many years as a tank commander in Israel's Armored Corps - the international community is nearly ready to allow a second Holocaust to take place.
"Israel has become a thorn in the flesh of the world," he said. The sooner it is erased from the Middle East the happier mankind will be.
Iran Launches Air-Defense Exercise - Wall Street Journal
Iran: Missiles ready for Israel, U.S. bases if attacked - Washington Times
Brazil’s President Defends Visit of Iranian Leader - New York Times
Iran: We'll hit Israeli cities if they hit our nuclear sites - New York Daily News
Northern Storm Rising: Russia, Iran, and the Emerging End-Times Military Coalition Against Israel - Ron Rhodes (Book)