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Summer Reading Assignment, Iran Edition

So Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has written a charming little book about how to destroy Israel:

Khamenei isn’t suggesting that he’ll simply push a button and sink Israel into the Mediterranean. Oh no—he’s planning on dragging this out in the worst way possible.

Khamenei insists that he is not recommending “classical wars” to wipe Israel off the map. Nor does he want to “massacre the Jews.” What he recommends is a long period of low-intensity warfare designed to make life unpleasant if not impossible for a majority of Israeli Jews so that they leave the country.

His calculation is based on the assumption that large numbers of Israelis have double-nationality and would prefer emigration to the United States and Europe to daily threats of death.

Khamenei makes no reference to Iran’s nuclear program. But the subtext is that a nuclear-armed Iran would make Israel think twice before trying to counter Khamenei’s strategy by taking military action against the Islamic Republic.

In Khamenei’s analysis, once the cost of staying in Israel has become too high for many Jews, Western powers, notably the US, which have supported the Jewish state for decades, might decide that the cost of doing so is higher than possible benefits.

The world’s most barbaric cost benefit analysis: stay, or go? Life, or death? Khamenei may claim that he doesn’t want to use a bomb or bullets to chase Jews out of Israel, but the very intent and purpose of this genocidal fever dream is too clear to be ignored.

This comes from Amy Miller who adds, “REMINDER: We negotiated with these people.”

A decent respect for the opinions of mankind requires waiting at least until the ink is dry on the nuclear deal before rubbing our noses in Obama’s crap, but that’s not how Khamenei plays — because he knows he’ll get away with it.

Putin also knows it. So does Xi.

The next US President is going to have a very short grace period to unteach them that lesson, assuming of course there hasn’t already been a major war by then.