Friday, November 07, 2008

Congratulations from Ahmadinejad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad broke with a 29 year tradition by issuing a letter of congratulation to Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. today. It seems that Obama continues to garner support not only from domestic terrorists but also from the leader of the world's foremost exporter of terrorism--Iran. Not since the 1979 revolution has such an event taken place. Clearly, Ahmadinejad recognizes a kindred spirit in the usurper Obama. Dark and ominous clouds are now gathering on the horizon. William Ayers must be so proud of his protege Obama. Here is Ahmadinejad in his own words:

"President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a message on Thursday congratulated the US president-elect Barack Obama on his election victory.

He also said that it is expected basic and clear changes would take place in Washington's foreign and domestic policies, as demanded by all nations worldwide and the American people.

"As you know the opportunities provided by the Almighty God, which can be used for elevation of nations, or God forbid, for their collapse, are transient," the message read.

"I hope you will prefer real public interests and justice to the never ending demands of a selfish minority and seize the opportunity to serve people so that you will be remembered with high esteem," he said.

"On the other hand, the Americans who have spiritual tendencies expect the government to spend all its power in line with serving the people, rectify the critical situation facing the US, restore lost reputation as well as their hope and spirit, fully respect human rights and strengthen family foundations.

"Other nations also expect war-oriented policies, occupation, bullying, contempt of nations and imposing discriminatory policies on them to be replaced by the ones advocating justice, respect for human rights, friendship and non-interference in other countries' internal affairs.

"They also want US intervention to be limited to its borders, especially in the Middle East. It is highly expected to reverse the unfair attitude towards restoring the rights of the Palestinians, Iraqis and Afghans.

"The great nation of Iran welcomes basic and fair changes in US policies and conducts, especially in the region," President Ahmadinejad said.

Ahmadinejad also wished success, health and welfare for all humans and for the rulers to seize the opportunity to administer justice and eliminate tyranny from the face of the world."

Taken from the Islamic Republic News Agency.


Praise and Coffee said...

It is amazing isn't it? Of course no surprise to those of us who saw this coming.

It goes to show that Obama is really a puppet in a much larger game.

sherlockman said...

I must say I find your choosing the word "usurper" to describe Obama really offensive.

According to my online Webster's, to "usurp" means to "seize and hold (as office, place, or powers) in possession by force or without right." Is this Mugabe's Zimbabwe? Did Obama use force to get 8 million more votes than McCain did or win the electoral college by 2-1? Did he not have a right to run for his party's nomination and defeat a candidate who was much favored over him going in? Did he not have a right, after winning the nomination, to win the election?

Your choice of the word "usurper" seems to imply that you live in a country where elections are shams and the system produces a fraudulent result -- Is that really your vision of the US and its elections? There have many times that I haven't liked the outcomes of elections but I have never once thought that election was won by force or without right.

DarkBlue04 said...

I'm sure President-elect Obama is equally skeptical about this letter. It's clearly not just a congratulatory note - it's a wish list from a country on our watch list. My guess is that it will be considered positive insofar as it begins a dialogue between our two nations, but certainly not as a framework for the outcomes that should result from that dialogue.

Also, while I can see how you could tie the post-election selloff to Sen. Obama's win, it seems less clear how you can tie Obama to the unemployment figures. At this point, he hasn't actually had the chance to make any economic decisions and thus that number is still squarely owned by President Bush.

Apathetic Apostle said...

You do realize that the President of Iran is as much a figure head as Queen Elizabeth is to England. He has virtually no legislative power. And honestly, I dodn't see anything wrong with his expectations.

satiate said...

I think saying that Obama is Ayers' protege is pretty irresponsible and somewhat naive since McCain has publicly denounced that association in the past. I think it's always important to put these associations that campaigns use to ignite fear into the correct context. This issue has been looked into extensively before and to keep rehashing it is unnecessary and irrelevant.

JB 88 said...

Hi Tami, John, Mary, and other contributors to the site. I'm interested in your perspective...
(Let me say my purpose is NOT attacking the Republican party. Though I voted for Obama, I am a Republican!)
It seems as if this year there was an internal struggle in the Republican Party. I personally do not agree that Sarah Palin is responsible for the ticket losing, but the back-stabbing and stuff going on right now makes me think the Republican party won't necessarily offer their support to her in 2012. So, I'm interested in your thoughts of supporting her in an elected role of a major Third Party. What are your thoughts as to why Third Party candidates haven't been 'successful' on the mainstream stage? Do you think Sarah Palin is THE candidate who could potentially make a Third Party finally succeed? Even though I supported Obama, my heart did go out to the Republicans during this election, as it seemed they were divided. Though there are many reasons to be FOR Palin or FOR McCain, it was almost like the only thing the Republican campaign could agree on is that they were NOT FOR for Obama. (These are just my perceptions, so I'm more than willing to be wrong! I also realize the Party is different from the Campaign, so I am making some generalizations simply for the sake of posing my question)
Would supporting her on a Third Party ticket be something you all would consider? Just wanted to start a discussion, as I would hate for her to lose the bid in 2012 when she has so many supporters. Do you think it's possible she could win enough support from:
~Palin supporters already
~Those who like her, but think she needs a little experience
~Social Democrats who support less government and states' rights
~Those who are sick of the two-party system, but have yet to find a candidate to support.

You might think I'm nuts here (I've been called worse!)...but if Obama can organize the campaign he did, can Palin organize a major Third Party effort if she starts even earlier?!?!

Would love to hear feedback...Thanks for taking my question.
~Jen :o)

The Wood Man said...

Just a thought, but the current unemployment and economic conditions are not attributable to Obama. He is not in office, and even if he was, he cannot just wave his hand and suddenly the economy is right again. Even if McCain and Palin had been elected, there still would be the unemployment rate there is, and there would be the same downturn in the economy weve seen since election night, these things have nothing to do with Obama. So please stop acting like since he is elected, suddenly every thing will be perfect again.

That isn't reality, not even close to it. I would not blame McCain for this mess if he'd been elected, since he has no control over it yet.

jivenjie said...

I smell appeasement. Don't be fooled by Obama's tough talk on Iran's nuclear ambition. He is all bark but no bite...typical of those Cold War American politicians who either cowers or give in to the demands of the enemy

Same old same old

Lissa said...

Was there anything wrong in Ahmedinejad's wishes? Is it bad to prefer "real public interests and justice" over "demands of a selfish minority"? Isn't that noble? Is it wrong to "want US intervention to be limited to its borders, especially in the Middle East"? Would it be wrong to want your own borders protected from intervention from other countries to preserve your sovereignity? Is it wrong to "wish success, health and welfare for all humans" and to "to administer justice and eliminate tyranny from the face of the world"?

Granted, this message is from Ahmedinejad, but the essence of his message, I believe has good connotations. You seem to be prejudiced toward people by judging them on how you preceive them. You seem to think nothing good can come out of Barack Obama because you think he is bad. He might not be the Messiah, and might have some policies you might not agree with (which you still haven't been explicit about, all you do is rant about his supporters, and vague references to what you think means when he says something), but don't you think he is a smart man, who loves his country and intends well? Can you not even admit that?

John said...

The economic facts relate DIRECTLY to the policies set forth by the Democratically controlled Congress. As I have stated several times before, since the Democratic take over of Congress, in 2006, the DOW has plunged from a high of 12,400 points and thousands of jobs have been lost, resulting in todays 6.5% unemployment rate. The credit crisis is a Democrat disaster engineered by the malfeasance of Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. This is merely a brief summary of Democrat bungling.

It seems that the basic difference between those who support Obama and people like myself who oppose him, is that Obama supporters believe what he has said on the campaign trail. They have been possessed by the emotion of his rhetoric and believe that he can deliver them from the fears that beset them. I am critical of Obama because I do not take him at his word. The image of Obama during the campaign is not the mere man who associated with radicals for two decades and who compiled a radical left wing voting record in Chicago--who managed to only vote present in Congress.

A man is his history.

Obama is a radical leftist. Twenty years of personal history support that opinion of his character, or lack thereof. He has now signaled that his administration will be wildly partisan and leftist in nature with the appointment of Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff.

"The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals, would not only load himself with a most unnecessary attention, but assume an authority which could safely be trusted to no council and senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it." Adam Smith

God save us from the folly and presumption of a messianic personality.

azdave said...

I've been curious what direction your blog would take after the election. Would it continue to focus on Sarah Palin? Would it try to highlight the issues Palin championed during the campaign on an ongoing basis? Would it try to help the Republican Party return to relevancy from a grass roots level? Would it help identify and promote vibrant new conservative leaders to win back legislative seats and prepare for 2012? The answer appears to be a resounding "nope". It's merely thrashing in the mud, still trying to discredit Obama with rather ridiculous assertions and associations ... as if that tactic worked during the campaign. I mean, take a look at your blog ... it's simply turned into mean-spirited rant with no more credibility than any one of a few thousand others like it from all sides of the political fence. That's your prerogative, but is that what you really set out to do when you created it? As a conservative at heart, I'd love to see the Republican Party find some sort of rallying point to re-energize itself, but it's pretty damn obvious nothing like that is going to happen here. Have fun wallowing in your bitterness ... I'm off to find a more constructive forum. I'm sure you'll consider it good riddance.

Tami: Blog Creator and Administrator said...

AZdave, Done whining?

Good grief! For once, maybe you could read...I believe we have spoken quite clearly about what we will begin to do here in the days ahead. But since I am the blog owner, I think I am entitled to a few days off--and I'm not sure it's any of your business telling anyone on our side of the aisle what we SHOULD do. Good riddance...go find someone else to belittle. We've had enough here.

thomas said...


You well know how big a stretch it is to call Obama a protégé of Bill Ayers. It is the last refuge of people who cannot accept a political defeat to simply continue to lie about the politician who has challenged their world view simply by winning more votes. So it seems you will continue to attack the new President elect.

As for "usurping" - it is not called usurping when you win by 8 million popular votes and get twice as many electoral college votes as your opponent. That would be called a clear cut, no-doubt-about-it political victory.

I would say this about the current GOP problems. If they also go in the direction you have decided on, John; if they also misread why they lost this election, they will continue to wander in the political desert.

Democrats would love nothing more than for the social conservatives and religious fundamentalists to engage in an internecine war with the political and economic conservatives (who have used the religious right to carry their water for years).

I hope Sarah Palin does make a third party run in 2012. There won't be a Republican in the White House for 20 years.

Yours in Christ,