President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Holocaust a lie Friday, raising the stakes against Israel just as world powers try to decide how to deal with the nuclear ambitions of an Iran in political turmoil.
"The pretext (Holocaust) for the creation of the Zionist regime (Israel) is false ... It is a lie based on an unprovable and mythical claim," he told worshippers at Tehran University at the end of an annual anti-Israel "Qods (Jerusalem) Day" rally.
"Confronting the Zionist regime is a national and religious duty."
Without treatment, paranoid and delusional people only escalate their sick distortions of reality. And, could anyone possibly imagine it's a mere coincidence that Iran raises the stakes against Israel immediately after witnessing the weakness and appeasement of Russia by the Obama Administration??
You see, when it comes to predicting behavior--especially the behavior of unstable, paranoid and delusional people--the only thing you can count on is that their paranoia and the behavior associated with it will be cranked up a notch or two when you compassionately (and diplomatically) enable the fantasies of their delusional world.