Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said yesterday a "Zionist conspiracy" was to blame for the row over the Prophet Mohammed cartoons. "According to their (the West's) freedom of speech, any kind of doubt or denial about the myth of the killing of Jews is banned, but insulting the feelings of more than 1.5 billion Muslims is allowed," he said. "This is a conspiracy planned by the Zionists to lead to confrontation between Muslims and Christians.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Earlier I was wondering why the Muslims were doing payback with Israel when it was Denmark and other European countries that had printed the cartoons they were so mad about. Now I get it. This is in Wednesday's news.
So Crazy Politico had the correct answer (see previous comments) Do y'all remember the movie, The Sum of all Fears? One of the things I remember from that movie is that the evil-doers (I don't remember who the bad-guys were) couldn't defeat America or Russia, so their plan was to pit America and Russia against each other. The ultimate goal being that both would be destroyed and the evil-doers would take over the world. I'm thinking the Imans who exagerated and spread around the story of the cartoons in the Muslim world may have seen that movie. They seem to actually think they can set up Israel by creating a conflict and setting the west, particularly the United States, against Israel. Do they believe we are that dumb? The answer to that is probably yes. So Wordsmith may have been right as well (see comments below). They may have been watching too much SNL and South Park.
Posted by Beth at 2/07/2006 11:39:00 PM