Remember how earlier this week Russia said Iran could be trusted with nuclear energy? Russia began fueling Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant — the country’s first — yesterday and today Iran’s President Ahmadinejad had another special announcement.
The Associated Press reported that Ahmadinejad unveiled a new weapon in Iran’s arsenal, which he dubbed “the ambassador of death.”
Speaking to a group of officials Ahmadinejad said, “The jet, as well as being an ambassador of death for the enemies of humanity, has a main message of peace and friendship.”
The ambassador of death has a message of peace and friendship. Right.
This is highly reminiscent of the Iraqi ministry of information that kept saying America’s forces would be slaughtered if they invaded Iraq – as American tanks rolled behind the information minister on camera. Ahmadinejad is trying to scare the West and deter his own people from rising up against him. It may work on them but Israel and the U.S. are still better armed and better informed. This is further proof, however, that the Iranian regime is not ready for the responsibility of nuclear power.