"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Iran, the Ink-quisition/Inquisition, Iraq and missing the Big Picure through the Birdshot

While the msm obsesses over the VP not running to them asking forgiveness of his sins, the mild heartattack of a gunshot victim or articles drummed up from opinion polls; the world continues to spin even if they don't bother to keep their eye on any ball. Perhaps if they just stopped trying to create news, they might notice that oddly enough, there is a lot of it going on.

President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday February 11th, the 27 Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, that "the message of the Iranian nation's Islamic Revolution is peace and security for the entire mankind, based on monotheism, justice, and nobility of human beings." Would this be the monotheism of an extremist God, one which decries destruction of the infidel, the West and Israel?

The Iranian Islamic Revolution has survived not because of a stranglehold on power, but because according to Ahmadinejad, "other revolutions were mainly based on atheist schools of thought, casting aside the reign of religions, and ignoring the need of mankind to salvation." There may be some truth to the mainly "atheist schools of thought;" look at the Russian Revolution, but also look to its iron fisted rule. The overall strong religious beliefs behind his logic is a driving force to be reckoned with regardless of ultimate success; something the Wests departure from of late, that should be of concern.

He continued with "elimination of enmities and hatred from the face of the world would not be possible unless mankind would resort to piety and seek the restoration of justice at global level, justice is the root for love, friendship, and mutual respect." Look to Powerline for being under the wing of Islam. It's not Armadinejad himself speaking, but it is the underlying belief that links the ilk of he, Hamas and other Islamist extremists. Consider this angle of the "love, friendship and mutual respect" talking point from the January 30th Washington Post, written by Mousa Abu Marzook deputy political bureau chief of the Islamic Resistance Movement, better known as Hamas, "a new era in the struggle for Palestinian liberation is upon us. Through historic fair and free elections, the Palestinian people have spoken." He refers to Hamas' social programs as a "grass-roots alternative."

Does Armadinejad see himself Mahdaviat? I don't know, but I can understand his understanding of justice, right and wrong and righting wrongs. He said that the West/world powers push "destruction of cultures and civilizations in order to expand the dimensions of their hegemony and strengthen its foundations, but if justice would prevail we would no longer witness the occurrence of such humiliation and double standards." In his eyes/mind what is justice or justified.

With his "for peaceful purposes only" nuclear power he will help straighten out and bring the middle east back to the way it belongs. "Palestinians and "other nations" will eventually remove Israel from the region. "We ask the West to remove what they created sixty years ago and if they do not listen to our recommendations, then the Palestinian nation and other nations will eventually do this for them." Finally he said, "The era of such decision makings based on military supremacy is over and the world nations are well aware of their legitimate rights today." Perhaps by this he means the era of military supremacy is gone and that supremacy is begotten through anarchy, protest, and the sharing of nuclear weapons with extremist groups.

“We Will Fight, We Will Die!”

According to the February 14 issue of Kommersant (LexisNexis), Moscow was caught unprepared for Irans postponement of talks regarding uranium enrichment on Russian territory. Press Secretary of the Government of Iran, Goljamhosein Elham, said that talks scheduled for February 16 "are not cancelled but their date will have to be set again." The negotiations are postponed and uranium enrichment restarted due to "the new situation" brought about by the IAEA report to the Security Council.

So something the West had held hope for has fallen short and the nukes are fired up again.

Meanwhile the Ink-quisition continues as emotions are stoked and the media and governments placate.


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