Andy Bostom has been at the forefront in debunking the myth of a moderate Iranian leadership opposition (the Solyent Green Movement) which the West can rally behind. There is in reality only hardline Shiite islam 101’ers on both sides of the Iranian political aisle who hate the Jews.
NOTE: Trying to pick a moderate in today’s Iranian politics, is like trying to find ”moderates” within the socialist Nationalist & Internationalist alliance of the 30’s.
Rafsanjani, Iran’s Alleged Longstanding “Moderate” Voice: “Alien” Israel “Will be Wiped Off the Map.”
Long touted as an Iranian leadership voice of pragmatism, and even “moderation,” former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, now head of the country’s Expediency Discernment Council, is an enduring friend of current “moderate” President Rouhani. Yesterday, (Monday, July 6, 2015), Mr. Rafsanjani gave a revealing interview insisting rather immoderately that Israel’s very existence was parlous, indeed, reiterating one of Iran’s boilerplate metaphors for the Jewish State’s destruction, better known to have been utteredby the “hardline” former President Ahmadinejad:
Eventually one day this alien forged existence that has been forced into the body of an ancient nation and an historical region will be wiped off the map.
Rafsanjani also opined to his interviewer that,
…even Tel Aviv knows well that Iran is not after acquiring nuclear weapons…the Zionists wish to keep Iran engaged in problems permanently, knowing that the Islamic Republic’s political, economic, cultural and propagation status will all improve after such an agreement.
The late intrepid Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman was killed this past January, 2015 because of his tireless investigations of Iran’s culpability for the 1992 and 1994 Buenos Aires bombings, which targeted the Israeli embassy, and Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA), respectively, murdering 114 people between the two attacks. According to a 2006 indictment by the Investigations Unit of the Office of then Attorney General of Argentina, Nisman, the ultimate decision to bomb the AMIA center was not only made by Iran’s “Supreme-Leader”, Theocrat Ayatollah Khamenei, and but also Iran’s “moderate” President at the time, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Moreover, Nisman argued that the “determining factor” which motivated these attacks, was
the Argentine government’s unilateral decision to terminate the nuclear materials and technology supply agreements that had been concluded some years previously between Argentina and Iran…[A]t this period the Iranian government felt that it was crucial for Iran to develop its nuclear capacities.
Nisman’s 2006 report averred there was there was “no doubt” that
Rafsanjani fully supported the ideological principles that were promulgated beginning in 1979, including the endorsement of the use of terrorist methods as an alternative and valid adjunct to classic diplomacy as a foreign policy tool.
Eyewitness testimony from Iranian dissidents elucidated how Iran’s expansionist Shiite jihadism remained Rafsanjani’s unwavering goal, to be achieved by jihad terror, and “martyrdom operations” directed at Israel, and the U.S.