The Jerusalem Post reports that in “yet another verbal attack against Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Jewish state a ‘filthy bacteria’ whose sole purpose was to oppress the other nations of the region.”
“‘The world powers established this filthy bacteria, the Zionist regime, which is lashing out at the nations in the region like a wild beast,’ the Iranian president told supporters at a rally in southern Iran.”
The same article in the Jerusalem Post takes note of threats by an Iranian official and by the head of Hizballah in Lebanon, Hassan Nasrallah, to destroy the state of Israel. Israel has complained to the United Nations, which is likely to do what it always does in the face of such outrages: absolutely nothing.
The silence in the face of such threats of aggression tells us a great deal about the present condition of the world community. The implications for whether Israel will be compelled to act alone in dealing with the looming Iranian menace, or whether it will find support in other quarters, are all too clear.