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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Coalition Of The Clueless: The Dinosaur Media Reacts To Ahmadinejad

Late last night, with tired eyes and a tired mind, I went searching for the transcript of the address President Ahmadinejad gave to the United Nations General Assembly last night. I found it, posted it, and interlaced the address with some comments. Thomas and I spculated as to what sort of response the dinosaur media would have today. And I am glad to see we were not surprised. As Hugh Hewitt points out the appeasement press is in full offensive mode today.

From the WaPo:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the General Assembly several hours after Bush, and he accused the United States of rigging the United Nations to advance its own military and economic dominance and to oppress its weaker adversaries.

In his second such address to the world body, the Iranian leader charged that U.S. policies throughout the Middle East, including its support for Israel and the occupation of Iraq, have furthered human suffering in the region. He said the U.S. nuclear program poses a greater threat to international peace and security than Iran's program does.

Ahmadinejad dismissed assertions by Bush that Iran is seeking nuclear weapons. "All our nuclear activities are transparent, peaceful and under the watchful eyes of IAEA inspectors," he said, referring to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

From the LA Times:

He said the displacement of Palestinians was "a great tragedy with hardly a precedent in history," and accused Israel of cruelly oppressing its neighbors.

Ahmadinejad said the world's weaker countries should have an international forum to correct injustice. But he said that was not possible because dominant nations controlled the U.N.'s key organs.

He said U.N. organizations could not call the United States or Britain, permanent members of the Security Council, to account for their actions.

"Can a council of which they are a privileged member take them into account?" he asked. "Has this ever happened? In fact, we have repeatedly seen the reverse."

The Iranian president said groups such as the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Nonaligned Movement should be given permanent memberships and veto powers.

I will give credit where it is due, and at least the LA Times seemed to see something similar to what I watched yesterday, but the fact of the matter is that the press does not seem to understand the danger that President Ahmadinejad poses to the world. This is not a man looking for peace or justice, unless it comes at the point of a sword, and under the interpretations of shari'a law. But in the press's rush to get their thoughts out for the world to see, they failed to do two things.

They failed to note his mention of the 12th Imam in his address. Indeed, he made a specific point about the imam in his closing:

I emphatically declare that today's world, more than ever before, longs for just and righteous people with love for all humanity; and above all longs for the perfect righteous human being and the real savior who has been promised to all peoples and who will establish justice, peace and brotherhood on the planet.

0, Almighty God, all men and women are Your creatures and You have ordained their guidance and salvation. Bestow upon humanity that thirsts for justice, the perfect human being promised to all by You, and make us among his followers and among those who strive for his return and his cause.

That would be the point he was making about the 12th Imam, and it is similar to the calls he has made in his pen-pal letters; an open call for nations like America, like Britain, Germany, and France, to put aside their differences, and join as one, under the mahdi. To some, this may seem like an open-ended invitation. Yes, you could call it that, but it is the same invite that Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig were given--convert, or die.

The second thing that the press failed to note was how much hatred this man has for America and Israel. That hatred I have only ever read about. I have never lived through it. I have never seen it firsthand. But I know it well. Last night Thomas and I both referred to this address as President Ahmadinejad's "Mein Kampf." He has told the world he hates us. He has informed the world of the injustices he sees committed by us and Israel, and we face no repercussions in the world.

Present a crime, Mr. President, is my response to those claims. The United States has been a force for good for the better part of its existence. I am not saying we are perfect, but it was the United States who grudgingly entered World War I to help our allies. We were attacked in World War II, which allowed us to take off the gloves in Europe, and with our British and Russian allies, end Adolf Hitler's reign of terror and domination across the continent. It was our work in the Pacific, and the decisive use of the A-Bombs that ended Japan's ambitions.

When Russia turned from friend to foe, it was the United States, with the assistance of Western Europe, that confronted Soviet Communism, and finally took it down. And every time there is some sort of natural disaster--earthquakes, tsunamis, droughts--the United States is the first nation to step up and offer aid and money.

I am sure that in President Ahmadinejad's eyes our biggest "crime" is the support of Israel. Say what you wish about Israel, but her right to exist cannot be denied. Yet, that is precisely what President Ahmadinejad did. I a rambling diatribe halfway through his remarks, he questioned the very entity that pushed through the creation of Israel as to whether or not it was done legally or fairly. The "plight of the Palestinians" was hyped by him a few times during his speech. But like the good little dictator that he is, he refuses to recognize the naked aggression Israel faces every day. I cannot remember the last day where Israel suffered no violence. Not a bombing, not a rocket attack, or even youths attacking IDF soldiers at the fence with rocks.

And he has the audacity to proclaim that we interfere with the United Nations. He, himself, approved of the interference in the latest conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. He is shipping weapons and explosives to the terrorists in Iraq. He is supporting Hezbollah in their continued silent coup in Lebanon. He claims we manipulte facts and rights to put ourselves in the best position, yet he did just that last night. By recounting the "history" of the Palestinians he directly accused the Israelis of stealing their land, and subjugating them.

They accuse us of doing the same thin in Iraq as "occupiers;" where we have subjugated them, and stripped them of rights they once had. Dictators always cover for one another, and despite their differences, I am not surprised that President Ahmadinejad is using the "life was better under Saddam" argument. Saddam was a ruthless dictator that never accepted the end of the Gulf War, and continually tried to get back at America for his defeat.

He proclaimed that life in Iran was fair and just. And that is true, if you are male. If you are a woman, the goat feces has more rights than you. They can be whipped, beaten, and even killed--all in the name of their religious laws. They still hang people in Iran (though the last hanging was of a pedophile, so even Iran has a leg up on us there), and they use the president's private little security force to arrest, hassle, and toture dissidents that speak out in Iran.

His rhetoric last night worried me. This man is alive and well, and he has a good many years to really be a problem. And the world last night shrugged its shoulders and yawned. They do not understand just how sinister this man is. He claims he is open with the IAEA, yet Iran just a couple of short months ago refused access to the IAEA at a couple of their nuclear sites. Whether the pundits, politicians and diplomats want to admit it or not, President Ahmadinejad is working his nuclear program, I am sure, at a near-fever pitch.

We are now officially in the ground game. This is a race. He thumbed his nose at the United Nations last night when he questioned their ability to act. He told them they were ineffective and useless, and then he proclaimed that he would not stop his nuclear program; it is the right of the Iranian people. It was the classic "I'm gonna do it amd you can't stop me" point of the speech. It is a challenge to the world to see if they will do what it takes to stop him.

The dinosaur media is indeed clueless about this man. The "plain, brown wrapper" analysis of this man's address does no service to the public. None of the papers I read today mentioned their incessant threat of destroying Israel. None of them mentioned the 12th Imam. And none of them compared him to Hitler, at all. The similarities are so striking it would scare most people. And this goes beyond his hatred of the Jews. This goes his idea or purity. Hitler believed in purity, too, but not this kind. It is one rooted in faith, and that faith is precisely the idea we are fighting in this war. And he wholeheartedly agrees with those people: Convert, capitulate, or die. The media did not mention any of this; it was the standard meanderings today for them.

And he has to be stopped. Using any and all means, short of an all-out war, we must work to end their nuclear program. War is the last resort, always, but it is never off the table. If President Ahmadinejad acquires or builds nuclear warheads, and has the missiles to serve as an international threat, then all allusions to Hitler are right out the window.

At that point, President Ahmadinejad will be a whole new definition for such evil.



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