Wednesday, January 25, 2006

They know what they are talking about.

The Economist comes up with an interesting aspect of the conflict between Iran and Israel:
Not so alien after all
Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, says Israel is an alien implantation whose people should return to Europe or perhaps settle in Alaska. So it is an irony that Israel's president, Moshe Katzav, is in fact a Farsi-speaker born in Iran, as is Israel's defense minister, Shaul Mofaz. Israel's chief of staff, Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz, was born in Israel but both his parents were born in Iran. Asked how far Israel would go to stop Iran's nuclear program, Halutz replied: "two thousand kilometers."
Also hear this interview in which author Kenneth R. Timmerman refers to Halutz's quote. (Hattip: FDR)

Picture (c) The Economist


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