(MENAFN - Arab Times) Ahmed Al-Jarallah Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times
WE heard the speech that Iran's supreme leader Ali Khomaini
delivered to the Iranian Army officials a few days ago, during which he
explained the historic slogan, 'Death to America.' This reminds me of a famous
incident involving Egyptian Prime Minister Al-Nihas Bash in the 1940s. At the
time, his opponents described him as 'Tartur' (ineffective). They claimed that
he was being controlled by his wife and that his wife was the actual prime
minister, not him.
Because of this, he delivered a speech on this issue. He
asserted: 'They are saying that I am 'Tartur.' Immediately his MPs chanted:
'Long live 'Tartur.' Then he continued: 'But I am not Tartur.' They responded:
'May Tartur fall.'
Over the past four decades, Iran has been raising the slogan,
'Death to America … death to Israel.' When negotiations on the nuclear
agreement started, the first measure it took was remove banners on the streets
bearing such a slogan. But when the US withdrew from the agreement, the banners
started flying again.
This demonstrates that the Mullah
regime, led by its supreme leader, has no slogan other than the one it used to
fight against the US and Israel. This happened at a time the Israeli military
planes were bombarding Iranian forces in Syria daily. Iran did not dare
retaliate. Instead, it resorted to yelling, threatening and transferring its
weapons depot from Damascus Airport to Homs; whereas its puppet in Lebanon,
Hassan Nasrallah, threatened to annihilate the Israeli Army in any
confrontation. He said all this while hiding in the basements in Dahieh, South Beirut.
Nasrallah is not different from the Iranian leaders who are
living the Don Quixotic life but he is at an unprecedented level.
They have filled the world with slogans of challenge and
resistance such as 'world bully' and 'transforming the White House into
Husseiniya.' They have never confronted an America soldier or fired a single
bullet at Israel.
Head of the Revolutionary Guard Muhammad Ali Jafari resorted
to the occupied islands of the United Arab Emirates where he threatened the
neighboring countries, the US and Israel.
At the same time, Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Muhammad
Jawad Zaref denied that Iran's leaders said they will wipe Israel from the map,
exactly as he did in his interview in the French newspaper, 'Le Point,' about
two months ago.
The regime in Iran is in confrontation
with the US and Israel based on the principle: 'Hit us hard and we will insult
you hard;' given that the country continues to incur losses in Yemen, Syria and
Iraq. Despite that, its supreme leader is not ashamed to threaten to wipe the
US nose on the ground. The political schizophrenia of the Mullah regime and the
terrorism it has been carrying out for the past four decades were the bases of
its isolation globally.
Iran should have looked at issues from a
realistic point of view, such as its internal conditions and the growing anger
of its people. It should look for ways to rescue itself from the choking crisis
which these people are feeding on through such slogans.
Unfortunately, some are chanting behind Iran in whatever
slogan it comes up with, exactly as it happened with Al-Nihas Basha. Instead of
a single Tartur, there are hundreds of Tarturs in Tehran even if they try to
appear like peacocks.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times