by Keith Johnson
Just as Western sanctions were being tightened around the throats of the Islamic Republic, Peres had the chutzpah to make these remarks, directed at the Iranian people, during the 63rd anniversary of the founding of Israel’s parliament:
“We were not born enemies and there is no need to live as enemies. Do not allow the flags of hostility to cast a dark shadow over your historic heritage,” Peres said. “Your people are a sensitive people that aspire for friendship and peace, and not for conflicts and wars.”
This is a actually a scary statement when analyzed properly. The prelude to invasion always begins with a message of peace to the people. When Peres says “friendship” and “peace,” he actually means “comply” and “surrender.”
He drives that point home later on in his speech:
“Iran is not only a threat for Israel, it constitutes a real danger to humanity as a whole,” Peres said about the Iranian nuclear program. “The present Iranian regime is Imperialism-hungry, aspiring to be the region’s supreme ruler,” he said.
In other words, Peres is saying that Israel will be the “region’s supreme ruler”–like it or not–and that if the people of Iran know what’s good for them, they’d better receive their new masters by throwing bouquets of flowers (and not petrol bombs) at the tanks that come rolling down their streets.
Not that that will save them. Judging by Israel’s conduct in other countries they’ve invaded (Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, etc.), this is what their first day in Tehran will probably look like: