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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (archive photo) Photo: Reuters
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Uri Orbach Photo: Gabi Menashe
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We need to kill him

Israel should not shy away from threatening to kill Iran's Ahmadinejad

Uri Orbach
Published: 04.20.07, 15:23 / Israel Opinion

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has to be killed. Really be killed, I mean, physically. He should be eliminated, put to death, assassinated, and all those words that serve to say the same thing.


Former Mossad Director Meir Amit said this explicitly in a recent interview with the "Kfar Chabad" weekly. It is indeed a very impolite
way to express our disgust with the Iranian archenemy. Government officials, including ones who have retired already, usually merely hint at such matters - that is, if they choose to talk about them at all.


And still, Meir Amit is right. Here too, while we are so busy with manners and etiquette, the man in Teheran is vigorously advancing the extermination plan for the people of Israel.


Since at this time he is personally responsible for Iran's nuclear program, and since he is ignoring the insistent pleading, various pressures, persuasion attempts and temptations, an attempt should be made to eliminate him.


Rules of etiquette must change

The importance of Meir Amit's words at this stage is particularly related to changing the rules of etiquette. After all, this is not the customary way to speak about an enemy when it comes to diplomatic language.


Yet a return to a violent and threatening mode of expression towards figures such as Ahmadinejad, our regional Hitler, may serve to grant legitimacy to governments and their operational arms to seek this objective without fear.


These personal threats may indeed serve to frighten the man in Teheran. After all, he saw the noose tightening around former Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein's neck, so even if Ahmadinejad is unconcerned about Iran's fate, perhaps he will be concerned about the fate of his own neck.


Therefore, if we wish to still be here for our 70th Independence Day celebrations, we must threaten to assassinate him.


Indeed, this is impolite, unaesthetic, not customary and undiplomatic. Yet in order to stop this particular archenemy, we simply have to explain to him that his end is nearing.


After all, the saving of lives overrides etiquette.


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