Israel und der Iran befinden sich auf Kollisionskurs.
Die Rhetorik auf beiden Seiten ist nicht dazu geeignet, den Schlagabtausch zu vermeiden.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – iranischer Staatspräsident, im August 2012 –
Today, confronting the existence of the fabricated Zionist regime is in fact protecting the rights and dignity of all human beings.
The existence of the Zionist regime is an insult to all humanity.
Ajathollah Ali Khamenei – religiöses Oberhaupt des Iran, im August 2012
Many of the Islamic world’s problems come from the existence of the sham Zionist regime.
[…] the big powers have dominated the destiny of the Islamic countries for years and […] installed the Zionist cancerous tumor in the heart of the Islamic world.
From now on, in any place, if any nation or any group confronts the Zionist regime, we will endorse and we will help. We have no fear expressing this.
[Israel is a] cancerous tumor that should be cut and will be cut [out].
Mohsen Rezaei – früherer Oberkommandierender der iranischen Revolutionsgarden, im August 2012 –
If the Zionists commit the folly and attack Iran, they will receive a crushing response from Islamic Republic’s armed forces which will lead to their annihilation.
[ a possible Israeli airstrike against his country’s nuclear facilities is „welcome“ because it would give Iran a reason to retaliate and ] get rid of [the Jewish state ] forever.
Times of Israel – über Premierminister Netanjahu und Verteidigungsminister Ehud Barak, im August 2012:
[Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have] almost finally [decided on an Israeli strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities this fall, and a final decision will be taken] soon.
[Isr. Channel 2 commented: Netanyahu, for his part] is convinced that thwarting Iran amounts to thwarting a plan to destroy the Jewish people
Benjamin Netanjahu – israelischer Premierminister, im August 2012
Iran, the world’s greatest exporter of terror.
none of us can afford to wait much longer [to act against Tehran]
Hassan Nasrallah – Führer der schiitischen, vom Iran gestützten Hisbollah-Miliz, im August 2012
I tell the Israelis that you have a number of targets, not a large number … that can be hit with precision rockets … which we have
Bildausschnitt: Fritz Schaefler, um 1914