Chanting “Allahu akbar,” moderate Iranian troops parade missile carriers bearing banners saying “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”Good thing they’re all moderates now in Tehran. Imagine what would be emblazoned on the banners over their missile carriers if they were still “extremists.” But now that the wise Kerry and the sage Obama have given them everything they want, they have nothing to get “extreme” about as they march confidently toward their goal of death to America and death to Israel.
“Iranians carry ‘death to Israel’ signs as Rouhani tells crowd he supports dialogue,” Reuters, April 18:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic had the might to deter any attacks as its military displayed a range of drones and missiles at an annual parade in Tehran, state television reported on Friday.
Chanting “God is Greatest”, troops paraded missiles [sic] carriers, some bearing banners saying “Death to America” and “Death to Israel”, armored personnel carriers and unmanned surveillance aircraft as well as small submarines with men wearing aqua-lungs alongside.
Unlike hardline predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Rouhani did not use his speech to lash out at the United States and Israel, which Tehran refuses to recognize.
“We told the world during the (nuclear) talks and we repeat that we don’t support any aggression … We support dialogue,” Rouhani said in the live broadcast.
“We don’t attack any country and don’t want war but we will firmly confront any aggression against Iran,” he said, as helicopters and fighter jets flew overhead and parachutists landed in the parade area in the south of the capital near the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini….