Iranian President Ahmadinejad is at it again, in a speech made this past Friday on the 32nd anniversary of the overthrow of the Shah, he spoke of a New Middle East spurred by the by the Egyptian revolution and hastened by the 12th Imam.This new Middle East would be free of the United States and Israel, as he warned Egyptians to be watchful of America’s “friendly face.”
“We will soon see a new Middle East materialising without America and the Zionist regime and there will be no room for world arrogance (the West) in it,” Ahmadinejad told the cheering crowds who gathered despite the cold and cloudy weather. “They (the United States) have adopted a friendly face and saying ‘we are friends of people of North Africa and Arab countries’, but be watchful and united. You will be victorious,” he said.
Then Ahmadinejad got a bit scary–he brought up his messianic beliefs saying the world was witnessing a revolution managed by Imam Mehdi, the 12th Shiite imam who disappeared down as a five-year-old in the 10th century and who Shiites believe would return on the judgment day when the world is covered with blood and chaos “The final move has begun. We are in the middle of a world revolution managed by this dear (12th Imam). A great awakening is unfolding. One can witness the hand of Imam in managing it,” said Ahmadinejad.…. “Come and take away the Zionist regime which is the source of all crimes… take it away and liberate the region. Free the region and give it to the people and take this regime, which is the child of Satan (the United States), out.”