We sympathize with the voters of
Michigan and Florida Iran who have witnessed what is clearly a crooked caucus election delegate court with the preferred candidate of powerful interests and American Iranian Big Media getting delegates in an election he never ran in gifted an nomination election.
No doubt Barack Obama and his Hopium addled addicts will advise
Democrats supporting Hillary the people of Iran to “just get over it” and accept the wisdom of Dean/Pelosi/Brazile/Kennedy/Kerry Big Media and the tricksy leaders who concocted the gifting of an election.
Iranians protesting in the
Denver Tehran streets, ignored by American and Iranian Big Media, will take solace in knowing that gifted elections are not a strictly Persian affair.
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With long, black, rubber gloves on, lighting flashes starkly illuminating the family compound, rain pelting nearby bridges and filling tidal channels, Herr Doktor Kennedy – in his laboratory created life from dismembered nothingness. “It’s alive!” he shouted.
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Iranians can at least take solace in that their leader has experience. Iranians can also take solace in that their leader is brighter by far than the American who was gifted the nomination.
Miles away, but still in the small neighborhood, Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister prepares to speak to his people and the world about the current situation. As he stifles a loud laugh at the foolishness of Prima Donna Obama he must wonder if Obama as a child was dropped on his head.
How else to explain the recent foolishness in Cairo?
Perhaps, as Obama lover and worshiper Bill Maher now finally admits (we have known it all along) Obama craves applause – approval – adoration, beyond all logic and any expense. “See, this is why I don’t want my president to be a TV star: Because TV stars are too worried about being popular — and too concerned with getting renewed.”
Perhaps that empty hole and sense of worthlessness inside Obama, which craves the applause, the approval, the adoration, can be traced back to when daddy dumped him immediately after Obama was born. Then daddy dumped him again when they finally met ten years later. Dreams Of My Father indeed.
Perhaps it is that sense of being trash, to be dumped, which drives him to somehow extract love from men like Daddy – far flung Muslims and crackpots, and sojourning disrespecters of women and hump and dump impregnators and giddy preachers with loose tongues and disheveled ideas.
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All that disheveled talk in Cairo about everything but what matters at the moment, as North Korea proves daily: Iran and Nukes.
Iran, and it’s wily, crackpot leader led many of the Hopium addled Obama fools to think (as the monumentally foolish New York Times put it) that there was “Hope of Change“. Suckers!
But for those who dreamed of a gentler Iran, Saturday was a day of smoldering anger, crushed hopes and punctured illusions, from the streets of Tehran to the policy centers of Western capitals.
Iranians who hoped for a bit more freedom, a better managed economy and a less reviled image in the world wavered between protest and despair on Saturday. [snip]
Some women wept openly. Some talked of “mutiny.” Others were more cynical.
“It was just a movie,” said Hussein Gharibi, a 54-year-old juice vendor, scoffing at those who had gotten their hopes up. “They were all just players in a movie.”
The movie is “Frankenstein” dubbed into Farsi. We saw last year’s American version, years in the making in Massachusetts.
Netanyahu, revising his speech one more time, must sit back and exhale at times and say to himself ‘That boob Obama must have surely woken up from his Dreams now?‘ If Netanyahu is in fact thinking those thoughts, he will be let down. Obama has been insulted yet again but he will persist in his nonsense.
Far off, President Obama and other Western leaders who had seen a better relationship with Iran as potentially helpful in resolving the problems of Afghanistan, Iraq and nuclear proliferation faced the prospect of doing business with a man who, in addition to being a Holocaust-denying hard-liner, now stands suspected in a sham election. [snip]
Outside Iran, the result was comforting to hawks in Israel and some Western capitals who had feared that a more congenial Iranian president would cause the world to let down its guard against a country galloping toward nuclear weapons capability. (Mr. Moussavi, while promising a more conciliatory foreign policy, did not disavow the country’s nuclear-processing project, which Iran insists is for civilian ends alone.)
“In fact, Moussavi will be more difficult to deal with, because he will be nicer,” one skeptical Western diplomat said on the eve of the vote. [snip]
The optimists in Iran and abroad have to ask themselves whether the joyful ruckus that filled the streets represented a new popular force or just an opportunity to let off steam.
It was just a movie.
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It was just a movie – in Farsi. We saw the Frankenstein monster come to life last year. Now in the Iranian release, Hillary once again makes an appearance. You can’t have an election theft movie without Hillary Clinton making a cameo appearance as a sort of Banquo’s ghost appearing before the murderous, usurper, Macbeth.
Iranians are in the streets of
Denver Tehran to protest the gifted election. In Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu continues work on his speech. In America, the inexperienced and unqualified giftee becomes ever more an object of quiet derision, a clown:
The notion of an “Obama effect” sweeping the Middle East appeared to collide with the realities of the Islamic Republic of Iran Saturday, as the country’s confrontational, anti-American president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, celebrated a landslide victory in Friday’s election amid wide doubts about the honesty of the official vote count. [snip]
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, at Niagara Falls, took a similar line, saying, “We, like the rest of the world, are waiting and watching to see what the Iranian people decide,” and that “We obviously hope the outcome reflects the genuine will and desire of the Iranian people.”
Oh Hillary, you sly bird. You “hope” the outcome “reflects the genuine will and desire” of the
American people. How you must have laughed after saying those words knowing the Hopium addicts eventually will get the jibe aimed at them. If it wasn’t intentional snark, it certainly is a good imitation.
Even Politico is writing of dashed hopes for Mr. fake Hope and fake change.
Analysts across the political spectrum – including staunch supporters of Obama’s pledge to engage Iran in respectful negotiations – said that a second Ahmadinejad term seems to dash hopes of a warmer relationship with Tehran and complicate President Obama’s hopes of reaching a deal to stop Iran’s nuclear program by his own deadline of the end of this year. It comes as another target of Obama’s hopes for new engagement, North Korea, is defiantly threatening to test a nuclear weapon, in a dramatic weekend for two countries President George W. Bush placed in an “Axis of Evil.” [snip]
The dubious official result of the Iranian elections appeared to be a reminder that in most of the Middle East, the citizens’ aspirations don’t set the policies of their leaders. [snip]
“The key factor is that it’s Khamenei’s wishes, not the voter’s wishes, that matter,” said Middle East Forum director Daniel Pipes. “The voters are window dressing, think of it as an advisory role.”
Democrats who supported Hillary Clinton will nod knowingly at the notion that votes no longer determine, votes are merely “advisory“.
For those that want engagement, even with a partner that cannot be trusted and who does not bargain in good faith it is a time for excuses and a time to call realists “foes of engagement”.
For foes of engagement, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is expect to address Obama’s Mideast policy in a speech Sunday, the election is a clarifying moment.
“The Iranian election results are a slap in the face of those who believed that Iran was built for real dialogue with the free world and would halt its nuclear program,” said Israeli Vice Premier Silvan Shalom, according to the Jerusalem Post.
“It’s the iron fist in the iron glove, rather than the iron fist in the velvet glove, which was the Israelis’ worst possible outcome,” said Aaron David Miller, a scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and former American Mideast negotiator.
For Obama and the Hopium addled the “clarifying moment” calls for another swig of Hopium, another injection of delusion. The Hopium addled will refuse to understand “Why Israelis Are Cool On The Obama Speech (What’s needed is an affirmation of Israel’s historical right to exist“) even if the explanation comes from murdered Daniel Pearl’s father:
A friend asked me to explain why people in Israel, including seasoned peace activists, felt less than buoyant about Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo last week. [snip]
Half a century later, the peace offers that Ehud Barak made to Yasser Arafat in 2000 and that Ehud Olmert made to Abu Mazen in 2009 prove that the idea of a two-state utopia is still firmly lodged in the psyche of most Israelis. Why then weren’t Israelis ecstatic over Mr. Obama’s speech?
There are two main reasons.
The first stems from crossed signals that are blocking the resumption of peace talks. Palestinians view Israeli settlement construction as the litmus test for Israel’s intentions vis-à-vis a future Palestinian state. Israelis view Palestinian textbooks, TV programs and mosque sermons to be the litmus test of Palestinian intentions. A society that teaches its youngsters to negate its neighbor’s legitimacy, so the argument goes, cannot be serious about respecting a peace accord as permanent. [snip]
The hoped-for reciprocal sentence — “It is time for Palestinian incitements to stop” — was conspicuously absent. Commentaries on Israeli TV noted disappointedly that not a single demand was addressed to the Palestinian Authority.
This has left many Israelis wondering if the Obama administration is aware of the fierce, subterranean “battle of intentions” that has prevented the peace process from moving forward. In Israel, even the harshest opponent of the settlement movement would not support the emergence of a sovereign neighbor, rocket range away, that is unwilling to invest in education for a lasting peace.
We have discussed Pearl’s second reason in earlier articles. Pearl reminds us again:
Secondly, Mr. Obama’s rationale for Israel’s legitimacy began with the Holocaust, not with the birthplace of Jewish history. “The aspiration for a Jewish homeland,” he said, “is rooted in a tragic history that cannot be denied.” Who else defines Israel’s legitimacy that way? Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad does. Iran sees Israel as a foreign entity to the region, hastily created to sooth European guilt over the Holocaust. Israelis consider this distortion of history to be an assault on the core of their identity as a nation.
An affirmation of “Israel’s historical right to exist,” based on a 2,000-year continuous quest to rebuild a national homeland, is what the region needs to hear from Mr. Obama. The magic words “historical right” have the capacity to change the entire equation in the Middle East. They convey a genuine commitment to permanence, and can therefore invigorate the peace process with the openness and goodwill that it has been lacking thus far.
I hope that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a policy speech this Sunday, makes historic recognition an axiomatic part of any peace agreement, and that Mr. Obama backs him up.
Israelis are not fooled by Obama’s fake Hope, fake Change. They know how dangerous the Middle East neighborhood is – as dangerous as Chicago is to an honest elected official.
Israel’s foreign minister said Saturday that the re-election of hard-line Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad highlighted the urgent need for the West to forcefully act against Tehran’s nuclear program.
Israel regards Iran as its most dangerous adversary and is particularly wary of Ahmadinejad, who has repeatedly called for the Jewish State to be wiped off the map. [snip]
“The problem Iran poses to the international community is not of a personal nature, but rather is derived from its policies,” Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement.[snip]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Iran’s nuclear program, rather than Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians, should be the main foreign policy concern of Western governments. Israel has been skeptical of the Obama administration’s aim of engaging in dialogue with Iran rather than threatening sanctions and military action. [snip]
Netanyahu is to deliver a major policy speech Sunday to clarify his positions. The re-election of Ahmadinejad could strengthen his arguments, however his aides have been keeping a low-profile before the address and have not indicated what, if any, effect the Iranian election will have. [snip]
The Palestinians were also watching the Iranian vote closely. Iran is the main backer of Hamas, the Islamic militant group that overran Gaza two years ago, ousting forces loyal to Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Abbas has accused Iran in the past of meddling in Palestinian affairs and making Palestinian reconciliation more difficult.
Realistic assessments are much better for peace and safer for all than all the Hope and Change logos that can be devised.
“If we had any shred of hope for change in Iran, the re-election of Ahmadinejad demonstrates the increasing Iranian threat,” Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said in a statement.
However, Ayalon added that there was no difference between the incumbent and Mousavi concerning “the nuclear issue and terror,” referring to Iran’s support for Hamas and Hezbollah militants in Lebanon.
Today Ahmadinejad spoke and reaffirmed Iran will continue its nuclear programs even as he, Obama-like, claimed the election was “clean and healthy”. Massive rallies, for and against Ahmadinejad, continue.
The movie continues.
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Binyamin Netanyahu will speak today at Bar-Ilan University at the Begin-Sadat Center. The speech can be seen live HERE. The speech will be at 8:00 p.m. Israel time and 1:00 p.m. Eastern in the United States.