RUSH: This is Ray in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, sir. Mr. Limbaugh, it’s a privilege and an honor to speak to you.
RUSH: Great to have you on the program, sir. Thank you for calling.
CALLER: I was wondering if you could help me out and maybe clarify something for me.
RUSH: Ah, probably.
CALLER: We’ve been talking a lot about the Iranians and, you know, the threats they make and everything, and one thing nobody seems to ever talk about or ever mention is, let’s say Iran does get a nuclear weapon —
CALLER: — or weapons, and let’s say they do bomb Israel. Don’t they realize they’d be killing just as many Arabs as Israelis? I mean, there are over a million Palestinians living in Israel, not to mention the West Bank, Gaza, and, you know, depending on the fallout —
RUSH: Okay, stop right there. Let’s take your question segment by segment. “Don’t they realize there are a lot of Arabs around.” First place, they hate the Saudis, and the Saudis hate them. The Saudis hate the Iranians almost more than they hate the Israelis. Number two, the Palestinians. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but nobody wants ’em. Jordan doesn’t want them. Iran doesn’t want them. No neighboring Middle Eastern country wants the Palestinians, because it isn’t about them.
Everybody’s got this belief that the Palestinians are beloved and cared for as this discriminated-against minority, but nobody wants ’em. The Palestinians provide the weapon to use against Israel. The Iranians hate the Iraqis. They wouldn’t care. This is Shi’ite versus Sunni. It’s an argument within Islam. People have also said, “Don’t they realize if they nuke Israel, that they’ll be nuking themselves because there will be a retaliation?” Well, if you go read about the Twelfth Imam, courtesy of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, you find out that all of this is about the apocalypse. And they believe it.
This is religious truth to them. The Twelfth Imam can only surface after Israel is done away with, and the Twelfth Imam is the equivalent to anti-Christ and so forth.
Look, don’t anybody argue with me here because I’m not being specifically literal, but there are commonalities here. The Twelfth Imam signals the end of everything in a good sense, in a good apocalyptic sense, not a treacherous or a bad one. But if they believe that then the whole notion of retaliation doesn’t matter and the whole idea of killing other Arabs doesn’t matter. Next question.
CALLER: Even if it would kill their own allies like in Syria, or Hezbollah in Lebanon? I mean, ’cause it would be hard to contain something like that. It would just be massive.
RUSH: If the belief is there isn’t gonna be a Syria at the end, if there isn’t gonna be a Hezbollah, if there isn’t going to be a Hamas, if that’s the price for there is no Israel, we’ll take it and rebuild.
RUSH: You can’t make the mistake, like Marie Harf did, we make a grave error when we project our own civilized sophisticated and religious beliefs onto them, ’cause there’s not a whole lot that we have in common with them, particularly in any of this. Like Marie Harf, “Well, Ayatollah Khamenei, he would just speak for domestic consumption.” Ayatollah Khamenei doesn’t care what his people think unless they’re thinking of overthrowing him, then they either get killed or thrown in jail. But he doesn’t run for election. There aren’t any approval polls on how is the Ayatollah doing. The Ayatollah’s doing great. Everybody loves him, ’cause if you don’t, it’s the last anybody’s ever gonna hear from you. So he doesn’t care about domestic consumption.
But Marie Harf says, “Well, he just has to say “Death to America! Death to America!” Domestic consumption. Just like our politicians have to placate their base now and then. Well, he has to.” He doesn’t have a base. He’s got servants, slaves and you name it. That’s why this stuff is serious. That’s why people who are serious about this talk about it in the ways they do. It’s why it matters that Iran not get a nuke, as opposed to one of our allies, it would be okay if they had one, the concept the good guys and bad guys.
And one of the problems is that we have an administration that does not believe that we’re the good guys in all cases. That we’ve been the bad guys, that we’ve been the problem, and that we need to be transformed, and that the people that think we’re the bad guys have a point. And who are we to say they can’t have a nuke? We’ve got one. So there’s no moral differences. There’s a more equivalence and equivocation. This is dangerous stuff here, and let neophyte, inexperienced nimrods have control over it is really dangerous.