TEHRAN, IRAN – Iran’s wild and crazy leaders have gone wild and crazy.
They launched two ballistic missiles from northern Iran, both capable of reaching targets inside Israel.
And just to make sure everybody knows that, Iran included a message on the side of the missiles, written in Hebrew, that read: “Israel needs to be wiped off the face of the earth.”
They were Iran’s first launch of ballistic missiles since it signed the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
It came as Vice President Joe Biden is in Israel to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. "We're united in the belief that a nuclear-armed Iran is an absolutely unacceptable threat to Israel, to the region and to the United States,” he said.
Meantime, friends and family are mourning the murder in Israel of Taylor Force.
The veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and a Vanderbilt grad student, was studying in Israel when he was killed in a knife attack by a Palestinian man in the port city of Jaffa.
Ten others were injured before police killed the terrorist.
Force went to grade school and junior high in Lubbock.
Vice President Biden tweeted that force’s murder was tragic, and that there is no justification for such acts of terror.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu also condemned the killing.
And speaking of Netanyahu, the White House confirmed he won’t be having drinks or anything else with President Obama when he goes to Washington next week.
No reason was given, but there’s probably enough ice between them to cool off any drinks they’d have.