Balls, indeed. If you were alive during the Jimmy Carter presidency – do you remember the failed attempt to rescue the American hostages? Did you feel any sense of shame, of impotence when that rescue mission went horribly wrong? Well, welcome to Obama’s America – the days of impotence are upon us once again.
The fact that we are not supporting the Honduran government – in fact trying to bully them into doing what Obama wants, not what the populace wants, is quite telling (and, isn’t that one of the huge criticisms the left had against Bush – that he forced his wants onto other nations?).
Even more so when you consider the non-support Obama offered the Iranian dissidents, people who put their lives on the line for a chance at democracy – and we just stood by and watched.
So – Obama is unwilling to help a country fight for democracy, but is perfectly willing to try and bully a democratic government into returning a leftist thug to power. A leftist thug that was legally removed through by the courts and then escorted to safe haven. Those Iranian dissidents? Well, let’s just say their haven was perhaps not so safe.
It appears as if the Iranians jailed for dissenting are in grave peril, with the number of confirmed hangings somewhere around 40. And this should give anyone jailed some hope of fair treatment:
Ominously, senior cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami said on Friday, “Anyone who takes up arms to fight with the people is worthy of execution.”
Those who disturbed the peace and destroyed public property were “at war with God” and should be “mercilessly dealt with,” Khatami said in a nationally televised sermon.
The regime has appointed its most widely feared and callous prosecutor, Saaed Mortazavi, to interrogate reformists and other high profile activists captured during demonstrations.
Several families of detained protesters have confirmed that the interrogation of prisoners is now being headed by Mortazavi.
As prosecutor-general of Teheran since 2003, Mortazavi acquired infamy for his role in the death of a Canadian-Iranian photographer, Zahra Kazemi, who was tortured, beaten and raped during her incarceration in 2003.
And my last point – for all of you BDS sufferers out there – do you even pause and reflect on what a regime that really tramples civil and human rights looks like? Of course you don’t – all that mattered for the last 8 years was that you condemn Bush in the harshest, most hateful manner possible – that’s manifestly evident in your lack of condemnation of Obama for doing many of the exact same things that made Bush a “Fascist”.
What if they held a bike race, and George Bush showed up instead?