Every time I hear about some blowhard from one of the hostile Arab or Muslim countries threatening to wipe Israel off the map, my immediate response is “Yeah? You and which army?”
It seems Hossein Salami, deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards would answer “the Islamic army in Syria!”
In a recent speech, the deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) boasted that the “Islamic army in Syria” in the Golan Heights was awaiting orders to eradicate the “evil regime” of Israel.
He also said the Tehran-backed Hezbollah terror group had 100,000 missiles aimed at Israel.
“We are creating might in Lebanon because we want to fight our enemy from there with all our strength,” he stated. “Hezbollah today has tremendous might on the ground that can on its own break the Zionist regime. The Zionist regime has no strategic-defensive depth.”
In the speech for the anti-Israel al-Quds Day in June, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Hossein Salami said that the dangers Israel faces today are greater than at any time in history.
“Today an international Islamic army has been formed in Syria, and the voices of the Muslims are heard near the Golan,” he said. “Orders are awaited, so that… the eradication of the evil regime [Israel] will land and the life of this regime will be ended for good. The life of the Zionist regime was never in danger as it is now.”
Salami stressed that “the Zionist regime constitutes a threat… to the entire Islamic world. That is the philosophy of the establishment of this regime.”
In other news, this guy’s name is Salami, yet he won’t be in a pickle over his comments. Most of the world will yawn, while Israel and our allies against Iran’s aggression (including the likes of Egypt and Saudi Arabia) will take their threats seriously.