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Posted by on Jan 6, 2006 in At TMV | 21 comments

Separated At Birth?

The sizes of their mouths, their lack of judgment and their underlying intolerance suggest they are separated at birth.

As Israel’s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon battles what surely appears to be the end of his public if not physical life due to strokes we get this hate-filled comment from Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s president said Thursday he hoped for the death of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the latest anti-Israeli comment by a leader who has already provoked international criticism for suggesting that Israel be “wiped off the map.”

“Hopefully, the news that the criminal of Sabra and Chatilla has joined his ancestors is final,” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by the semiofficial Iranian Students News Agency.

Ahmadinejad was referring to Sharon, who as defense minister in 1982 directed Israel’s ill-fated invasion of Lebanon. An Israeli commission found him indirectly responsible for a massacre of Palestinians in the Sabra and Chatilla refugee camps by Christian Phalangist soldiers.

…”Hopefully, others (criminals like him) will join him too,” ISNA quoted Ahmadinejad as telling a group of clerics in Qom, a holy city 80 miles south of the capital.

And let’s just guess what religion these other criminals that he wants to join him are. Let’s see…..

Ah, and then there’s the Reverend Pat Robertson, a man of the cloth who might consider stuffing the cloth in his own mouth:

ROBERTSON: I have said last year that Israel was entering into the most dangerous period of its entire existence as a nation. That is intensifying this year with the loss of Sharon. Sharon was personally a very likable person. I am sad to see him in this condition. But I think we need to look at the Bible and the Book of Joel. The prophet Joel makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who, quote, “divide my land.” God considers this land to be his. You read the Bible, he says, “This is my land.” And for any prime minister of Israel who decides he going carve it up and give it away, God says, “No. This is mine.” And the same thing — I had a wonderful meeting with Yitzhak Rabin in 1974. He was tragically assassinated, and it was terrible thing that happened, but nevertheless, he was dead. And now Ariel Sharon, who was again a very likeable person, a delightful person to be with. I prayed with him personally. But here he is at the point of death. He was dividing God’s land, and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU, the United Nations or United States of America. God said, “This land belongs to me, you better leave it alone.”

Take that one very seriously because as we all know on several occasions — such as the time a city dared to vote out “intelligent design” — Pat Robertson has communicated to us exactly what God is thinking.What can you say about these people? They’ve been mentally brain-washed due to their political hatred, religious hatred or, in Robertson’s case, belief that he alone knows more than any other mortal on this earth what God is thinking. I get a sneaking suspicion that God is hearing Robertson’s comment and is now waving his hand, creating a large roll of duct tape.

The comments of these two leaders separated by continents show a sad truism: sometimes the intellectual (or non-intellectual) extremes go so far to the ends that they excrete a mental diarrhea that MUST be similar in DNA.

Still, they do provide sad comedy relief for the bulk of thinking people. And they also provide useful role models for the young — for what they must never, ever become.

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