Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ahmadinejadathon-and-on-and-on

US media has handed Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, an unbelievable PR victory. Instead of refusing him the press time he was looking for, we have played right into his hands. This is especially true of the students at the supposedly "liberal" institution of Columbia. We can be sure the applause they gave him will be replayed on Iranian TV ad-nauseam.

They cheered a man who sanctions the murder (often by stoning) of homosexuals, men and women who have sex out of wedlock (in one case a couple was killed for holding hands in public), has advocated the destruction of Israel, and questions the Holocaust. Apparently, being a liberal does not mean you are a defender of Human Rights, only that you support anyone who opposes US policy. Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Che all mass murders who were darlings of the left. Dictators around the world can take comfort from their concern for liberty.

In Iran, the media response was to celebrate Ahmadinejad's defiant visit to the "Lion's Den". Below are some quotes from the official Iranian news agency:

  • amid standing ovation of the audience that had attended the hall where the Iranian President was to give his lecture as of early hours of the day
  • The audience on repeated occasion applauded Ahmadinejad when he touched on international crises.
  • Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that the US has turned to a large prison where the media are keeping the American people away from truth.
  • "Iranians are the freest and the most intellectual nation in the world and are well informed of the daily news."



A man is known by the company he keeps . . .


President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran and his Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe discuss the need for unity of the developing states against the US and British neocolonialism.



With President-for-life Assad



Best Buddies Mahmie and Hewie




Just can't keep my hands off those Latin Lefties!!!!


4 comments:

Jane said...

Hi Sgt. Grumpy, I'm not sure if you are aware that Ahmadinejad was one of the hostage takers during the Carter administration. His islamic radicalism goes way back to the 70's. It comes as no suprise to me about some of the idiocy of his statements. He is extremely delusional if he thinks there are no gays in Iran. By the way, it is stoning, but my friend who lived there says it is public hanging that is still done there. Stay safe.
Jane

Sergeant Grumpy said...

Ahmadinejad says ... they lost the credibility of their bullying system, as well as the prestige of their university and their mass media,

Jane said...

Yep, the Iranians did. But the revolution in the 70's is what changed it. My friend is the daughter of the General that ran the military under the shah. He is the Iranian equal to like Colin Powell. They had to flee Iran under threat of his execution by the incoming Islamic regime. Remember, they think irrationally and the regime's success is due to the use of intimidation, fear, torture and domination techniques used in the name of a religious pattern of thought that does not recognize the power of each individual. As long as individuals are suppressed, there can't be true freedom.
Keep up the good work and stay safe Agt. Grumpy.

Sergeant Grumpy said...

Thanks Jane. Can you ask your friend's father if he would be willing to correspond via e-mail? Let me know, my e-mail is available from my profile.