The Iranian regime has adopted the label “axis of resistance” to explain itself, its allies, and its terrorist proxies all through the world, regardless of the precedent of the Axis powers — the shedding, Nazi aspect — in World War II, and the “axis of evil” after 9/11.
As the Times of Israel reported Monday, Israel time (emphasis added):
The former head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps has warned that “new war fronts” might open if Israel continues its offensive in Gaza.
Mohsen Rezaee, now the head of the Supreme Council for Economic Coordination, advised the Hezbollah-affiliated Al Mayadeen: “The axis of resistance will play a bigger role in the future and the Zionist regime will definitely lose in this war.”
U.S. President George W. Bush famously included Iran as considered one of the state sponsors of terror, what he known as an “axis of evil”:
Our second objective is to stop regimes that sponsor terror from threatening America or our mates and allies with weapons of mass destruction. Some of those regimes have been fairly quiet since September the eleventh. But we all know their true nature. North Korea is a regime arming with missiles and weapons of mass destruction, whereas ravenous its residents.
Iran aggressively pursues these weapons and exports terror, whereas an unelected few repress the Iranian individuals’s hope for freedom.
Iraq continues to flaunt its hostility towards America and to assist terror. The Iraqi regime has plotted to develop anthrax, and nerve fuel, and nuclear weapons for over a decade. This is a regime that has already used poison fuel to homicide hundreds of its personal residents — leaving the our bodies of moms huddled over their useless kids. This is a regime that agreed to worldwide inspections — then kicked out the inspectors. This is a regime that has one thing to cover from the civilized world.
States like these, and their terrorist allies, represent an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world. By in search of weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and rising hazard. They might present these arms to terrorists, giving them the means to match their hatred. They might assault our allies or try to blackmail the United States. In any of those instances, the value of indifference can be catastrophic.
The time period “axis” usually refers to the powers aligned with Nazi Germany in the Second World War, together with imperial Japan and fascist Italy.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the writer of the new biography, Rhoda: ‘Comrade Kadalie, You Are Out of Order’. He can be the writer of the current e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.