“Imagine if American politicians had to sign a pledge to America rather than to Israel.” (Tweet)“Lucas Gage,” Twitter post, November 30, 2023, 11:26 a.m., https://twitter.com/Lucas_Gage_/status/1730261973441409027.
“Since the outbreak of the war, the US has threatened to bomb us in Lebanon from its military ships in the Mediterranean. We are prepared for whatever scenario. If an all-out war breaks out, you Americans will pay with your ships, your aircrafts and your soldiers. Remember your defeats in Lebanon and Iraq, and your humiliating withdrawal from Afghanistan. Those who defeated you in Lebanon in the 1980s are still alive and their children and grandchildren are ready to face you.
“Your fleet in the Mediterranean do not scare us… We are ready to face the fleet you threaten us with. Whoever wants to prevent a regional war must quickly stop the aggression on Gaza.”Gianluca Pacchiani, “‘A civilian for a civilian’: Nasrallah threatens attacks against Israelis, US troops in region,” Times of Israel, November 3, 2023, https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/a-civilian-for-a-civilian-nasrallah-threatens-attacks-against-israelis-us-troops-in-region/.
Statement to online publication The Intercept:
“Today, instead of caring about its own citizens, the U.S. government is trying to throw money away to stir up the war in Ukraine. And also to discredit any Russians who are doing good deeds around the world, including fighting thugs in Central Africa, helping the Malian government and other unprotected people and nations where the U.S. is making a global mess.”“Statement of Yevgeny Prigozhin to The Intercept, Nov. 10, 2022,” The Intercept, November 10, 2022, https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23300537-yevgeny-prigozhin-statement-to-the-intercept-11-10-2022.
“Today America is declining more than ever and the enemy is at the peak of weakness. If we take a look at the recent 45-year history, we will see that as we move forward, our enemies are getting weaker and we and the axis of resistance are getting stronger.
“Hezbollah has become stronger and its equipment and tools have become better and more up-to-date.”Seth J. Frantzman, “Iran’s IRGC boasts successes with Palestinians, Hezbollah,” Jerusalem Post, August 19, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/article-755414.
“The enemies of the Iranian nation are well aware of its power, especially its military capabilities to confront all threats and plots. We remind once again that mischiefs by America will be met with reciprocal action of the Islamic Republic.
“We thank the Almighty that Islamic Iran has reached such a degree of power that it is capable of confronting every American mischief, such as responding in kind and seizing their vessels.”“IRGC Threatens Retaliation If US Seizes Iranian Vessels,” Iran International, August 8, 2023, https://www.iranintl.com/en/202308082740.
“Today, the transfer of power from the West to Asia has been operationalized and is happening, if it were not for America’s failures in various fields, these conditions would not have arisen, this Islamic revolution is the most effective factor that has shaped these events.” He then praised China and said that the US was declining.”Seth J. Frantzman, “IRGC Quds Force commander Qaani says Jenin proves Israel can be beaten – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, July 5, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/article-748945.
“Compare the situation in Iraq today with the time when the Americans occupied Iraq. At first, when they occupied Iraq, they ruled as a military commander, and after a while, due to pressure, they replaced him [the military commander] with a political person, but now see what a government, parliament, and system. It prevails in Iraq, this is due to the strength of the culture of the Islamic Revolution and resistance.”Seth J. Frantzman, “IRGC Quds Force commander Qaani says Jenin proves Israel can be beaten – analysis,” Jerusalem Post, July 5, 2023, https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/article-748945.
“Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba does not adhere to any political agreement that includes a ceasefire or reduction of tensions with American occupation forces. Our official position concerning the deployment of US forces to Iraq has not changed at all.
“We reiterate once again that the occupation forces are a legitimate target in Iraq and elsewhere across the West Asian region as long as they are present in Iraqi territories.”“Iraqi resistance group: 5,000 operations carried out against occupying US forces,” Press TV, May 7, 2023, https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2023/05/07/702899/Iraqi-resistance-group-operations-against-US-occupiers.
“This statement of the Zionists is not a new statement and they have repeated that many times. But maybe it has a message and that message is that the conditions of the Americans in the region are such that they cannot support the Zionists.
“In a sense, the Americans are trying not to throw themselves into the arms of the Zionists because they know that if the Zionists take action against us, our reciprocal measures will include bases supporting the Zionists.
“The main reason for such a statement by the Zionist regime can be seen as the message of the Americans to them that they are not able to support this regime as in the past and are not ready to enter into a battle that will determine where its fate will lead.”
“The Zionists know that if they start a military operation or action against us, the end of this action is not with them and it will definitely accelerate their destruction.”“Any Tel Aviv action against Iran will accelerate Israel destruction: IRGC,” Tehran Times, April 15, 2023, https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/483690/Any-Tel-Aviv-action-against-Iran-will-accelerate-Israel-destruction.
Speaking at a Quds Day rally in Beirut:
“Today, we celebrate with faith and calmness and feel security, strength, and power. But yesterday, the Israeli entity announced its alertness on all fronts, prepared Iron Domes on all fronts, and sent worthless threatening messages to all the countries in the region. We have created a powerful deterrent mechanism against Israel and its actions, as evidenced by what happened last week. The Israeli reaction is ridiculous. So far, neither Lebanon nor Syria or Gaza are interested in a conflict or war,” but “Israel should be scared, deterred and worried.
“It may explode, I warn Israel and the United States - the Muslim and Christian holy places are our red line... and the Palestinian red line.”
“The United States is busy with other fronts such as Russia’s war in Ukraine and the confrontation with China, and this is very troubling to the Israeli leadership. When the power of the United States weakens as a hegemonic power, it strategically affects Israel, and Israel’s deterrent power weakens because it relies on the U.S.”Matthias Inbar, “‘It may explode:’ Hezbollah chief issues stark warning to Israel in Quds Day speech,” i24 News, April 14, 2023, https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/middle-east/levant-turkey/1681481581-hezbollah-chief-marks-quds-day-with-a-warning-to-israel.
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
On October 27, 2018, domestic terrorist Robert D. Bowers carried out an anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. He fired on congregants as they gathered for worship, killing 11 people and wounding six others.
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