While Obama talks climate change, Iran talks of raining down missiles on Israel

by JIM KOURI, CPP May 22, 2015

On Wednesday, while President Barack Obama gave a commencement speech for the graduating class at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in which he decried the growing threat of climate change, conditions in the Middle East are heating up. A top military aide to Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, announced his nation was prepared to rain thousands of missiles on the Jewish State, according to reports emanating from the Middle East media on Wednesday.

Ironically, on the same day Obama discussed global climate change at a military academy, the commander of the Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, told a class of graduating cadets that the Iranian nation's enemies understand the language of force and weapons better. "The enemies are more familiar with the language of weapons and we also intend to confront them with the same language," Jafari said, addressing Iranian cadets in a ceremony in the presence of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei at Imam Hossein University, the IRGC military academy in Tehran.

On Wednesday, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement regarding the President's remarks at the commencement ceremony: "Today [Wednesday], President Obama had a chance to talk about the importance of a strong and secure America. Instead, he opted to put our military... on the frontlines of his war on fossil fuels. While Obama continues his constant political campaigning, Ramadi falls, ISIS gains ground, Russia puts pressure on Eastern Europe, North Korea and Iran build nuclear programs, and China literally builds itself a larger country."

Meanwhile, Supreme Leader's aide, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, made several statements in response to the Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon talk of using "nukes" against the Islamist nation. Gen. Safavi said the Israeli military leader made an empty threat and warned that the Islamic Republic already has tens of thousands of missiles to rain down on the Israelis.

"The Zionists and the [United States] are aware of the power of Iran and Hezbollah, and they know that over 80,000 [Iranian] missiles are ready to rain down on Tel Aviv and Haifa. Iran is a powerful country which will [deliver] a crushing {blow] to them," the Iranian general warned.

"Today [Wednesday], President Obama had a chance to talk about the importance of a strong and secure America. Instead, he opted to put our military... on the frontlines of his war on fossil fuels. While Obama continues his constant political campaigning, Ramadi falls, ISIS gains ground, Russia puts pressure on Eastern Europe, North Korea and Iran build nuclear programs, and China literally builds itself a larger country."

He then told his people that Israeli leaders had best remember their defeat in the 33-day war against Hezbollah, which occurred during the President George W. Bush administration and that Israel is now facing a tougher and more powerful enemy. He further reminded them of recent statements made by the Iranian Supreme Leader: the Ayatollah, who is the commander-in-chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, has stated that if the Zionists make a silly move, "we will ruin Haifa and Tel Aviv."

"The Zionists have many problems and they know that Iran is too powerful for them grapple with," Gen. Safavi, a former top commander of the IRGC, said. The top military advisor also said that such boastful remarks by the U.S. and Israeli officials are only meant to serve as a ploy.

"We have displayed part of our military capabilities while we have kept many of our achievements and capabilities hidden to outsiders; our response will be crushing not just to the Zionist regime, but to any other aggressor who intends to take action against us," he added.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Gholam Ali Khoshrou blasted the Israeli military for raising the possibility of using nuclear weapons against Iran, and demanded that the U.N. Security Council condemn the Jews for their threat against international peace and innocent civilians. 

Jim Kouri, CPP is currently vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for TheConservativeVoice.Com and PHXnews.com, a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, and more. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri’s own website is located at http://jimkouri.us 


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