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Graham: murdering Iranians will help them to take control of their own government.

This man, who is elected by the people who think he is a wise man, able to govern our nation and represent the people of South Carolina, wants to murder thousands of people:

“My view of military force would be not to just neutralize their nuclear program, which are probably dispersed and hardened, but to sink their navy, destroy their air force and deliver a decisive blow to the Revolutionary Guard.

“In other words, neuter that regime,” added Graham, who spoke at the Halifax International Security Forum.

But wait, he is doing this for the Iranian people:

Graham said he hoped that would help Iranians have a chance to take back their government.

Of course, after you kill their husbands, brothers and sons, they will be united against their own government instead of the government that just murdered their loved ones. No wonder the people of South Carolina elected you Mr. Graham. Such wisdom, unfortunately, passes for the wisdom of our day in this country.

http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=194304

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Brookings poll uncovers some interesting information

This first question is hardly a surprise and should alert the Obama administration to the fact that the Arab population is not as stupid as they may have hoped. His speech in Cairo may have created hope, but that hope has dwindled and now the Arab peoples know the truth. Obama is no different. He will not deal justly with the middle-east, no more than any of his predecessors have.

These results here are very interesting. The way you hear it in the newspapers, everyone in Egypt and Saudi Arabia are opposed to Iran’s nuclear program. These numbers show a different story though. The Arabs polled were from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan and the UAE. Saudi Arabia and Egypt citizens comprised approximately 20% each of the people polled.

Of those polled, 61% said they were most dissappointed with Obama’s handling of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. They also saw our middle-east policy as being driven by a need to protect Israel and control oil. Also, 59% polled said that when they see a documentary about the Jewish Holocaust, they resent it because they feel it brings sympathy towards the Jews at the expense of the Palestinians. Very interesting. Similar to Ahmadinejad’s position.

77% also believed that Iran has a right to it’s nuclear program.

In a world where there is only one superpower, 35% wanted France to be that superpower! Only 7% wanted the USA.  Also beating out the USA were China, Germany, Britain and Russia. Pakistan just lost to the USA at 6%!

Two countries that pose the biggest threat to Arab Peoples? 88% Israel and 77% USA. Iran was 10%. Interesting.

Erdogan, Chavez and Ahmadinejad were the most admired world leaders (Obama wasn’t featured in this one).

Methinks it would behoove the people of the USA to look at why the people of Arab nations have these opinions. There are good reasons.

http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2010/0805_arab_opinion_poll_telhami.aspx

Cohen makes sense on the path Obama must take in the middle east.

Roger Cohen has written a half-way decent op-ed for the NY Times today.  In it he said:

Given these convictions, the United States must embark on a visionary change of direction. Obama must assure Khamenei that not only has America abandoned the goal of regime change, it sees Iran as a central player in regional stability. That deals with the independence obsession.

Obama must abandon military threats to Iran’s nuclear program in favor of an approach recognizing the country’s inevitable mastery of the nuclear fuel cycle, while securing verifiable conditions that ensure such mastery is not diverted to bomb manufacturing. That addresses Iran’s intellectual pride (as well as the fact that the neighborhood includes the nuclear-armed powers of Israel, Pakistan and India).

He must redirect U.S. policy toward Israel-Palestine to make Hamas-Fatah reconciliation a core American objective, recognize that the “terrorist” label is an inadequate description of the broad movements that are Hamas and Hezbollah and end the Israel-can-do-no-wrong policy that sabotages a two-state solution. This would allow Khamenei to claim that his demands for Palestinian justice — as the self-styled leader of the world’s Muslims — have been heard.

In return, Iran must accept the two-state solution backed by the Arab League (Khamenei has said “the fate of Palestine should be determined by the Palestinian people”). It must reciprocate American movement on Hamas and Hezbollah by ending its military, but not political, support for them.

It must back U.S. efforts to stabilize Iraq and Afghanistan. It must improve its poor human-rights record. And, to show goodwill, it must hit the pause button on the centrifuges once high-level talks with America begin.

I disagree with the pause button on the centrifuges, but everything else he says here seems to make good sense.  Will Obama follow this path?  I wish he would.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/opinion/19cohen.html?pagewanted=print

Ahmadinejad causes a stir as everyone gangs up on him for their own purposes.

The stir that Ahmadinejad arouses when he comes to speak at the UN always disgusts me with its hypocrisy and the way that those in power who have a means to present their views to the gullible US public, twist reality beyond recognition.  It was no different this time as Ahmadinejad was used for everybody’s political purposes.  Tzipi Livni, in line for Israel’s prime minister post said this:

“Ahmadinejad’s speech at the UN demonstrates the absurd state of affairs of the organization whose founding motto was “Never Again”. But, that is not even the worst of it. Iran is now asking to be included as a member of the UN Security Council. This is like allowing a criminal to be his own judge and jury.

“This is an unprecedented absurdity – for a state that is threatening the security of its neighbors and calling for the destruction of another state to be a member of the body whose goal is to maintain international peace and security.

“Iran is the subject of Security Council sanctions because it pursues a nuclear weapons program and supplies weapons to terrorist organizations, thereby violating numerous Security Council resolutions. Responsible countries cannot support Iran’s membership in the body responsible for the implementation of those same sanctions.

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/About+the+Ministry/MFA+Spokesman/2008/FM_Livni_reacts_to_Ahmadinejad_speech_at_UN_24_Sep_2008.htm

Of course, she paid little attention to several annoying little facts such as the IAEA’s continuing claims that it has been unable to verify diversion of Iran’s nuclear program to military use.  Or how about the annoying little fact that Iran is in fact threatening to harm any nation’s security while Israel is constantly placing the security of its surrounding nations in great alarm.  Iran has attacked no nation in its existence while Israel is constantly at war with its neighbors.

Oh, and another conveniently forgotten fact is the nuclear weapons program of Israel itself, which it does not allow the IAEA to inspect.  Livni is from a long tradition of hypocrites and murderers.

Then there was the rhetoric of Obama:

“I strongly condemn President Ahmadinejad’s outrageous remarks at the United Nations, and am disappointed that he had a platform to air his hateful and anti-Semitic views.” He added, “The threat from Iran’s nuclear program is grave.” Obama then called on his rival in the presidential race, Sen. John McCain, “to join me in supporting a bipartisan bill to increase pressure on the Iranian regime by allowing states and private companies to divest from companies doing business in Iran.” He slammed McCain, saying that the senator was playing partisan politics by declining to join Obama in this divestment campaign.

Way overstated Obama.  Did you all forget to watch Larry King live for his interview with Ahmadinejad today?  He stated over and over that he has no intent to use violence against Jews at all.  Not only that, but he has no power to control the Iranian military as that power lies with the Ayatollah.

As for Jews in Israel, Iran has not threatened to kill any of them, much less all of them. On “Larry King Live,” Ahmadinejad expressed the hope that the Israeli state will collapse just as the apartheid regime in South Africa did. In other words, he is advocating a variant of the one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While his version of that one state is unrealistic and unfair to Israeli Jews and does not have a prayer of being realized, it is not a genocide, and it is a barefaced lie to say that it entails the killing of anyone. As Larry King admitted, the South African minority government fell peacefully.

Ahmadinejad was forced again to explain that when he quoted Ayatollah Khomeini to the effect that “this occupation regime over Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time,” he did not mean that “Israel must be wiped off the face of the map” (as the quotation was mistranslated). He told King Tuesday night that he meant that the Israeli state’s policies of committing crimes against the Palestinians and killing them and occupying them must vanish. He added, “Our solution is in fact a completely humane and democratic one. What we’re saying is that throughout the Palestinian territories [i.e., including Israel and the occupied territories], people should gather and determine the type of government they would like to have.” In other words, he says he means by the vanishing of the regime a single democratically elected state in Israel and Palestine.

Then of course there are the ravings of the lunatic Palin:

She alleged that the Iranian president “dreams of being an agent in a ‘Final Solution’ — the elimination of the Jewish people. He has called Israel a ‘stinking corpse’ that is ‘on its way to annihilation.’ She warned apocalyptically that Iran had tested missiles capable of reaching Tel Aviv and that “the Iranian nuclear program is nearing completion.”

http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2008/09/24/ahmadinejad/index.html

Who will save us from these out-of-control people who seek to lead us into another war which will murder many and has no justification in the least?  Will someone please elect Nader into office?

Ahmadinejad not genocidal, just wants to debate Obama.

This is what Iran’s President Ahmadinejad has been saying all along if it weren’t for everyone paying attention to cherry-picked bad translations for it’s value in stoking up hatred for Iran.  Today Ahmadinejad said that he has no beef with the Israeli people, but with its government.  He showed himself to be rational as he denounced ideas of a genocide against the Israeli people:

“We are opposed to the idea that the people who live there should be thrown into the sea or be burnt,” he said. “We believe that all the people who live there, the Jews, Muslims and Christians, should take part in a free referendum and choose their government.”

Iran is no threat to Israel and this has been far too clear for a long time for anyone who did a little looking beyond the broad effort of the US and Israeli governments to demonize Iran.  Let this statement show all once and for all that Israel is in no danger from Iran. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/19/world/middleeast/19iran.html?_r=1&hp=&oref=slogin&pagewanted=print

Also, I thought Ahmadinejad had a great idea in offering to debate Obama at the UN on global issues.  Obama would undoubtedly lose a great deal of credibility by getting spanked though and will most likely not even come close to dignifying the request for a debate with an answer:

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/world/story.html?id=ae7b3524-c6aa-44f5-af2d-7d7d1057b7c2

Here’s a bonus I found this article of an interview with Iran’s nuclear program’s father which is fairly straightforward and fair.  Check it out if you are interested:

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/postglobal/needtoknow/2008/09/iran_does_not_trust_the_west_a.html


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