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Iran’s Kakistocracy at Forty

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Jed Babbin

Feb.11 2019

This week marks the fortieth anniversary of Iran’s 1979 revolution. Since the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini took power, the Iranian regime has worked diligently to spread its malignancy around the world. Its influence has spread throughout the Middle East, South America, and many places we don’t yet know.

Iran’s power controls Lebanon and parts of Syria. It has built military bases close to the Israeli border with Syria. Its power extends to the Palestinians’ Gaza Strip and West Bank, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Iran has deployed terrorists or troops as far away as Venezuela and Argentina. It has committed terrorist attacks — and assassinations against regime opponents — in many other nations.

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Kissinger wrote, “The doctrine that took root in Iran under Khomeini was unlike anything that had been practiced in the West since the religious wars of the pre-Westphalian era. It conceived of the state not as a legitimate entity in its own right but as a weapon of convenience in a broader religious struggle.”

Kissinger quotes Khomeini as having said, “We must strive to export our Revolution throughout the world, and must abandon all idea of not doing so, for not only does Islam refuse to recognize any differences between Muslim countries, it is the champion of all oppressed peoples.” That means, as Kissinger writes, an epic struggle against (again, according to Khomeini) “America, the global plunderer,” the Communist materialist societies of Russia and Asia, as well as “Zionism and Israel.”

What Khomeini described and Kissinger analyzed succinctly is an ideology that commits Iran to terrorism and violent conquest.

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Forty years of Iranian terror, aggression, and nuclear weapons development is too much. We have to do everything in our power to end the rule of the ayatollahs.

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At 40th Anniversary Celebration, Iranian General Threatens Tel Aviv, Haifa with Destruction

The Tower

Feb. `11 2019

At a celebration of the 40th anniversary of his nation’s Islamic revolution, a general in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), threatened the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa with destruction, CBS News reported Monday.

In an interview with the state-run IRNA news agency, Gen. Yadollah Javani, the deputy head of the IRGC said, “the United States does not have the courage to shoot a single bullet at us despite all its defensive and military assets. But if they attack us, we will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground.”

Iranian threats to destroy two of Israel’s largest cities are not new to Iran’s leadership.

In the space of a week, last year, two senior Iranian officials were quoted threatening the same two cities.

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