Nuclear Iran: Genocide in the Making

In an ominous speech earlier today, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reaffirmed Iran’s commitment to acquire nuclear weapons, while speaking of Israel as a „cancerous tumour that must be excised and will be excised“ from the Middle East. Khamenei voiced also his support for those „confronting the Zionist enemy,“ and „removing it from the face of the Earth.“

The incendiary rhetoric is particularly chilling in light of Iran’s nuclear weaponization program, which the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, in a report revealed yesterday, referred to as „the most significant, urgent threats of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation today.“

Indeed, these chilling words invite us to revisit the as yet unlearned lessons of the Holocaust — in particular, the universality of these lessons and their importance today not only as a horrific historical tragedy to be commemorated, but as witness and warning for the responsibilities to be acted upon.

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