Iranian Website Linked To Country’s Revolutionary Guards ‘Encourages Terror Groups To Assassinate Children Of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu — Posts Pictures Of His Sons In Sniper’s Crosshairs’
Jennifer Newton, writing on this afternoon’s website, TheDailyMailOnline, says “an Iranian website, linked to the country’s Revolutionary Guards — has suggested assassinating the children of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — in retaliation for the recent Israeli airstrike in Syria which killed several Hezbollah operatives, as well as an Iranian Revolutionary Guards Brigadier General. Mashregh News, ran pictures of both Yair, and Avner Netanyahu, — with their father and mother, Sara — depicting them in sniper’s crosshairs; and, included what they described as a ‘detailed intelligence plan’ of their movements.”
“The information and pictures were originally published by Iran’s official news agency, Fars News Agency,” according to The Washington Free Beacon, under the file, “The File Of The Zionist Children,” Ms. Newton wrote. “The article on the Farsi site, said that “the pair were acceptable targets for assassination — due to their link to senior Israeli leaders.” “It also describes them as ‘excellences of Zionism’ and ends the article in red letters with the words: “We must await the hunt for Hezbollah.”
“In addition to details about PM Netanyahu’s children, the article also included details of the sons of former Prime Ministers Ehud Olmert, and Ariel Sharon,” Ms. Newton wrote; though, much of the information was already publicly available on Internet sites like Wikipedia.
And, POTUS Obama really thinks that a country that can allow the publication of such a vile threat, can be trusted to keep their word regarding the development of a nuclear weapon. If there were any doubters out there, that Iran’s mullahs could be trusted and have moderated their stance — it is this kind of incendiary, vitriolic, and sick advocacy that should make those doubters sit up and take notice.
If Iran and/or Hezbollah are really interested in de-escalating this situation, they need to retract and denounce this original call to assassinate the children of current and former Israeli leaders. Otherwise, any rhetoric saying they do no want to escalate things — will be of no value. V/R, RCP