My Mideast Punchlines: bits and pieces…

If Israel attacks Iran, it will have to collect “bits and pieces” of Tel Aviv from the Mediterranean Sea, an Iranian commander threatened on Saturday.

“Iran has encircled Israel from all four sides. Nothing will be left of Israel,” said Abbas Nilforoushan, the deputy commander of operations of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), in an interview with the Iranian news agency Tasnim. “Israel is not in a position to threaten Iran,” he said according to a translation published by Radio Farda, the Iranian branch of the US government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

“If Israel makes a strategic mistake, it has to collect bits and pieces of Tel Aviv from the lower depths of the Mediterranean Sea,” he added.

Meanwhile, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Saturday issued further threats against Israel, saying the Lebanese terror organization’s “unprecedented levels of intelligence” would soon lead to its fighters “entering occupied Palestine.”

biffFirstly, by unprecedented levels of intelligence Nasrallah means he’s now reading Israel Hayom as well as Yediot Aharonoth. Of course, the fluent Hebrew speaker also prides himself on watching every Israeli TV channel at once from his underground bunker. There he finds enough punditry to satisfy his insatiable appetite. However, even Israel’s diehard blowhards would be hard put to match the bluster coming out of Tehran, which seems to forget that Israel is purported to have 200 nuclear bombs ready and able to reduce Iran to something considerably finer than bits and pieces. Dust, for instance.

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