Meet Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
He’s a Supreme Leader of Iran.
Who am I kidding, you know who he is.
And he has real foot in mouth disease, unable to keep in his real feelings.
For instance, he has constantly said Israel is “a malignant cancerous tumor that must be removed and eradicated”. But after being called out on it, has “clarified” that he did not mean they would destroy us – just that we would be undone by our own arrogance.
And he’s at it again, this time releasing the following poster with very deliberate wording.
It is not like he can claim he never heard the term “final solution” before – he is, after all, well versed in the Holocaust.
And the word “referendum” refers to the means to this end:
He was calling for a referendum on the so-called “right of return” of Palestinian refugees, a maneuver he said would spell the end of the Jewish state.
“Like all free countries, people of Palestine — real Palestinians — should be polled to determine the political system of Palestine; that governing body will decide on future of immigrants in Palestine. There’s no other solution and this leads to elimination of the Zionist regime,” said Khamenei.
Earlier this month, Khamenei said the conflict should be resolved through a popular referendum among those who trace their roots back to before the creation of Israel, including Muslims, Jews and Christians.
That would seem to include the Palestinians as well as the small community of Jews who lived in the Holy Land before the mass immigration of Jews in the 20th century and the creation of Israel in 1948. Khamenei did not address the fate of the vast majority of Jewish Israelis, who claim historical and biblical roots to the land but whose immediate ancestors arrived in the last century.
Naturally, there has been a huge backlash to the words “Final Solution”, so Khamenei first came up with a laughable excuse
Eliminating the Zionist regime doesn’t mean eliminating Jews. We aren’t against Jews. It means abolishing the imposed regime & Muslim, Christian & Jewish Palestinians choose their own govt & expel thugs like Netanyahu. This is “Eliminating Israel” & it will happen.#FlyTheFlag
— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) May 20, 2020
and then had the poster changed to a more minimalist version.
Seems to be missing something, though.
There, fixed it for ya.