Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Olympic Middle East Cage Match

Inflammatory words flew between Israel and Iran this past week. Israel's National Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said, "Iran will be wiped off the face of the earth if it dares to fire any missile at us."

Iranian Deputy Chief of Staff, Mohammad Reza Ashtiani warned, "We are not worried by the recent Israeli maneuvers, but "If Israel wants to take any action against the Islamic republic, we will eliminate Israel from the scene of the universe."

The Israeli leader refused to back down, "I do not regret the threats I directed at Iran and its leaders. I am sick of receiving threats to Israel's existence on a daily basis."

When will the cage match begin? Of course, the U.S. is squarely in Israel's corner.