Wednesday, October 03, 2007

"There is dictatorship in that country and people are not allowed to know the facts":

Bear in mind that the following presidential speech, reported by The Islamic Republic News Agency is delivered without a trace of ironical intent:

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran has an international mission and those who believe it should focus on domestic issues are wrong.

Speaking in a mosque in Tehran Wednesday, the president said efforts should be made to reform both the domestic and international issues.

The president added, "The Iranain nation is an exemplary one in the world and if they are not present in the world scenes, then others will make decisions for them." "The Zionists, who always wanted a country from the Nile to the Euphrates, are now happy with establishing their illegal authority in a small part of Palestine. This is because they have been slapped at face by the believers (in God)," said the president.

President Ahmadinejad said the warm welcome to Iranian delegation by the Bolivians was another manifestation of the glory and dignity of the Iranian nation, adding, "Iran's presence and activities in such countries is not only helping the poor people but it has economic benfits for us too." Referring to his speech at Columbia University, President Ahmadinejad said, "The Zionists wanted to turn the event into a trial of the Isalmic Republic of Iran, but with help from the Almighty God, the plot turned into a scene in which nations could express their hatred with the rulers in the White House." "The behavior of the government and media in the US shows that there is dictatorship in that country and people are not allowed to know the facts," said the president.

"The Iranian nation are not afraid of listening to others and believe that the whole world accepts the strong logic of the revolution and the Islamic regime," the president concluded.

As Carolne Glick, so far the only one actually listened to what Ahmdinejad was aiming at in both his speeches, at Columbia U and the UN, remarked here:

Ahmadinejad is not interested in convincing the US government or even the majority of Americans to convert to Islam. He is interested in convincing adherents of totalitarian Islam and potential converts to the cause that they are on the winning side. He is interested in demoralizing foes of totalitarian Islam within the Islamic world and so causing them to give up any thoughts of struggle. In this goal he is no different from any of his Sunni counterparts in Saudi Arabia, al-Qaida, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas or their sister organizations throughout the Islamic world and indeed throughout the West.

This is clear and simple enough for the Iranian state-controlled media to understand and accentuate, while most American commenters on A'jad's appearances were baited into chasing after the red herrings he dangled in front them.

Iranians seem to understand perfectly what their presiden is about. As one commenter on the Charlie Rose website, says:

"I don't get it!!!!! Is he the president of Iran or Palestine? why should we(Iranian) jeopardize our security for Palestinians???? When all those F... Arab countries don't give a Sh... about Palestine. why should we do?"


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