There were more than two threats this side of the year, but I will choose only two to make the point. Only about six months ago, one of the ranking Iranians issued one:
“Syria’s response to the recent aggression of the Zionist regime against this country will send this regime into a coma,” Brig. Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, the deputy chairman of the Iranian Armed Forces, said on Saturday.To start with, it was made in the name of Syria for some reason, but anyway it's already six months and the only way we are going to become comatose is from the boredom of waiting.
More recently, another Iranian dignitary offered an updated version:
Iran’s chief of staff Hassan Firouzabadi was quoted by Israel’s Channel 2 Wednesday declaring that “if the US attacks, the Zionists will burn”The Ayatollahs should make some order in the sequence of the threats their minions issue. Technically it doesn't make a lot of sense to knock your rival into a coma and then burn him/her. Where is the enjoyment of it?
And another thing: the threats are issued by people whose exterior by itself is more frightening than any threats they invent. Take the first threat, about the coma, it was issued by this character:
And the second one by an even more impressive character:
I submit that that the fright value of a threat shouldn't be exceeded by the fright value of its carrier, otherwise there is no sense in making the threat in the first place. The addressee will simply not get it, being mesmerized by the view as he/she definitely is in this case.