Iranian Missile Carries “Death to Israel” Message, New Underground Air Force Base Unveiled
On Wednesday, Iran’s elite Islamic Revolution Guards Corp (IRGC) put a ballistic missile on display at a weapons exhibition in the country—and on the side of the projectile was a message for Israel written in Hebrew, “Death to Israel.” This move came a day after they unveiled a new underground air force base, allegedly designed to respond if Israel or other nations attack.
As I wrote last week, Iran’s leadership's absolute hatred of Israel is rooted in Islamic theology. Unlike the theology of the New Testament which emphasizes humility, Jews were made to be subservient to Muslims. There were many mechanisms to enforce this ideology. So after decades of Jewish people having to publically express their servitude to Muslims, it is unconscionable for the radical Muslims that there is a Jewish state. Worse, let the Muslims have to send it to this state.
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It is not clear from the photos whether the surface-to-surface missile was real or just a mockup. But the display was purposefully made in the same city, Isfahan, where a recent drone strike crippled a weapons production facility that manufactures Iran’s deadly Shahed-136 drones (these are the drones Russia is using in Ukraine to wreak havoc).
Iran blames Israel for the attack and has filed a complaint with the United Nations, saying it has a “legitimate and inherent right” to strike back at Israel for the “terrorist attack.” This week’s missile display echoes Iran’s repeated threats to “wipe Israel off the map.” While much of the world may still dismiss Iran’s race to achieve a nuclear weapon, Israel is taking the existential threat seriously.
This week, the IRGC paraded many of its weapons for the public, including drones, warheads, and missiles. And they released photos of a new underground air force base, complete with fighter jets equipped with long-range missiles.
“Any attack on Iran from our enemies, including Israel, will see a response from our many air force bases, including Eagle 44,” said Mohammad Bagheri, Iran’s armed forces Chief of Staff.
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