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Iranian democracy: Let’s kill the Jews
Khamenei once Tweeted about a “final solution” that entails destroying Israel
The Iranian theocracy’s Mehr News published a cartoon to encourage Iranians to vote in the sham presidential election scheduled for June 8. The cartoon depicted a ballot box attached to an automatic machine gun. The machine gun is pointed at a frightened Haredi Jew, who seems to be begging for mercy. The cartoon wants to illustrate that every Iranian vote is a bullet that helps kill Jews. This, to the Iranian regime and its enablers and cheerleaders in Washington, is democracy.
Art has been more illustrative than statements on how the Iranian regime views Israel, the Jews and the world. Last year, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei Tweeted a drawing that showed the Dome of the Rock and Masgid Omar, both in Jerusalem, as having been liberated from Israeli sovereignty. On the drawing, the artist wrote “Palestine will be free,” and “The final solution: Resistance until referendum.”
So Khamenei has a “final solution” for Israel. The Iranian leader also seems to be sure that if a referendum was ever held in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, the result will be an overwhelming end to Zionism and Jewish sovereignty over Israel. But that does not mean Palestinians — and the remaining Jews, one presumes — will decide on the nature of their government or celebrate their heroes. The Iranian regime will.
According to Khamenei’s drawing, there will be a Palestinian flag raised in Jerusalem, but that will not be the only one. Palestinians will have to share their sovereignty with flags of Hezbollah and other Iranian militias. Jerusalem will not celebrate historic characters that Palestinians perceive as legendary — the likes of Egyptian President Gamal Abdul-Nasser and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat — but they will be celebrating the founder of Iran’s Islamist republic, Ruhollah Khomeini, as well as the founder of the Iranian regional militia program, Qassem Soleimani, on whose hands was the blood of close to 1,000 US troops. Jerusalem will also celebrate Soleimani’s Iraqi deputy, Mahdi Al-Mohandes, a renown terrorist with bombing schemes that targeted the US embassy in Kuwait and the Kuwaiti Emir. Both Soleimani and Mohandes were killed in a US strike in Baghdad.
“Liberated” Jerusalem will also have posters of the chief of Lebanese Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, and his late military leader, Imad Mughniyah. The only Palestinian figure on a poster will be the founder of Hamas, Ahmad Yassin.
In “liberated” Jerusalem, as imagined by Khamenei’s propaganda, there are no women, or state law enforcement, but only military jeeps that belong to militias that will certainly be the ones ruling Palestine on behalf of Khamenei, just like Hezbollah rules Lebanon on behalf of the Iranian supreme leader, and like Shia militias dominate Iraq, also as instructed by Tehran.
In Washington, the Soros-funded Quincy Institue wants to impress on Americans that Iran is a democracy whose presidential election counts. The Iranian lobby in Washington, some of it in top diplomatic positions, also tries to convince America that the Iranian Islamist regime is benign, that its troublemaking behavior stems from its historic anxiety against colonial intervention in its affairs, that Washington can revive its alliance with Tehran only if the US stops listening to its evil allies, such as Israel, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, who have a vested interest in sabotaging American-Iranian rapprochement.
What friends of Iran in Washington will never tell Americans is that killing Jews and destroying Israel is not only a policy of the Islamist regime in Iran, but the cornerstone of the regime’s foundation. Killing Jews and destroying Israel is how the Mullahs define their regime’s existence, which makes any attempts at tempering the regime’s behavior futile. To Khamenei and his lieutenants, it is a zero sum game that has one survivor: Either the Iranian regime or Israel.