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December 19, 2005

Ahmadinejad Report

Topics: Iran

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would be as entertaining as Sadaam's Information Minister - Baghad Bob, if Ahmadinejad's policies weren't dragging the world, barely kicking and barely screaming, toward another war and a posible nuclear holocaust. And juxtaposed to his policies, come his near-daily rants of incalculable obsurdities, further moving the Middle East toward near-certain conflict of disasterous proportions.

Combined, his policies and rants together are grabbing an ever-increasing percentage of the daily news events, so with this in mind, I thought that at least for today, I'd simply combine today's Ahmadinejad-related stories into one post, this one:

Iran's President Bans Western Music - Yep, it's true, Iran's president has decreed that Western music is decadent and un-Islamic. Songs such as George Michael's "Careless Whisper," Eric Clapton's "Rush" and the Eagles' "Hotel California" are now banned.

Ahmadinejad's doomsday dreams - You may recall that in November, the Financial Times reported on a meeting between Mr. Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli (a leading Shia Muslim cleric) at which they discussed the President's recent speech to the United Nations: "Mr. Ahmadinejad said that one of his entourage told him that when he uttered the words "in the name of God" "I saw a light coming, surrounding you and protecting you to the end [of the speech]." Mr. Ahmadinejad responded: "I felt it myself, too, that suddenly the atmosphere changed and for 27-28 minutes the leaders could not blink." And this guy wants the world to trust him with a nuclear button?

Tehran Denies Report Of Assassination Attempt On Ahmadinejad - Under the category of "almost too good to be true" comes a report that there has been an attempt to assinate Ahmadinejad, but it's being denied by the Tehran government: "Tehran has denied reports of an attempt to assassinate the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while he was on a visit to the Baluchistan province. However, officials have confirmed that his driver and one of his bodyguards were killed in an attack carried out by a group of "bandits" on the motorcade of the president's security team."

Bandits, huh?

Ahmadinejad terms Iran as global front-runner of 'real Islam' - Yes, Ahmadinehad has indeed declared that Iran is Islam's global frontrunner 'Islam is the only mean for salvation of mankind with the Iranian nation as global front-runner and flag-holder of the real Islam":

Teheran - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday termed Iran as the global front-runner of 'real Islam', the news agency ISNA reported.

'Islam is the only mean for salvation of mankind with the Iranian nation as global front-runner and flag-holder of the real Islam,' Ahmadinjead said in his first-ever meeting as president with students in Teheran.

'The awakening wave inspired by the (1979) Islamic revolution (in Iran) has gone beyond geographical borders,' the president added.

'The Iranian nation has now a great responsibility and a mission to establish an Islamic society which cold serve as a model in the world,' said Ahmadinejad.

No one can say that this guy doesn't have global aspirations!

And just in case you've been in reclusion form a while, you'll find Ahmadinejad's profile, here.

Posted by Richard at December 19, 2005 3:01 PM

Ahmadinejad must be seeking the self destruction of the present government of the so-called Islamic Republic of Iran (which, to call it by its proper name, is the Persian Empire or Persia).

By isolating the country, trying to ban so-called Western music and trying to create a war with Israel, what can Ahmadinejad gain? Well, he can bring the extreme anti-government anger of the Persian people that has existed since at least 1975 and brought the Shah down in 1978 to a revolutionary head again (under Khatami, Persians were actually going to give the government a chance after being severely disappointed between 1980 and 1996 with the government) and hasten the end of a system very quickly. Ahmadinejad can then say that this was his attention all along and become the lateral thinking hero who produced a democratic Persia with little bloodshed. At least, I hope that's his intention: what is without denial, he is fighting with the Mullahs but he could well set up a nationalist dictatorship instead of them ....

Posted by: John Power Usher at December 20, 2005 11:22 AM

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