President Ahmadinejad returned to the well rehearsed welcome of his organised supporters as a hero. Hardliner news website, Raja News, declared him as the 'Conqueror of Geneva' and Hojjat-ol-Islam Ghassem Ravanbakhsh, the political editor of the Parto weekly claimed the 'Epic of Columbia was Repeated in Geneva'.
Presidential candidates, Mir Hossein Moussavi-Khamenei and Mehdi Karrubi however didn't see it as an epic or conquering Geneva, instead they said Ahmadinejad should have thought about the plots by our enemies and not have given them the opportunity to humiliate us. Interestingly each gave examples of how they consulted Ayatollah Khomenei, when there were similar opportunities to speak at UN in the past and how Ayatollah Khomeini prevented them from doing so by predicting that the world powers would exploit the occasion and make a public show against the Islamic Republic.
Another presidential candidate, lesser known in the West, Akbar Alami, war veteran and former disqualified MP from my birth place, who will undoubtedly get disqualified from standing as a presidential candidate, was more blunt and said more or less what I said in my previous post, that Ahmadinejad should become the president of Palestine.
What is evident however is that all candidates have sensed the public mood, i.e. enough of sticking up for Palestine, its time we stood up for our own national interests.
UN is a big shameful joke... dismantle UN now
If I was Iranian I would be proud of the president who stands up for justice for Palestinians
Nothing stopping you from going to Iran and living there. I am sure if you convert to Shi'sm, you would also get an Iranian passport too.
Well, Clara, I'm an Iranian and I'm not proud of that so-called president who never stands up for his own people.
نامه خانواده های دانشجویان دربند امیرکبیر به احمدی نژاد:
آیا فرزندان ما شهروند نیستند؟
Has anyone come across a statement of condemnation by the Palestinian leaders regarding yesterday's slaughter of Iranian pilgrims?
It's a little more nuanced than that. If you're an American maybe a good analogy would be our governments support for Israel. I bet that support doesn't jive with you, just like Iranians get frustrated by their governments support for Palestine. Furthermore, the Iranian government doesn't truly care for the welfare of the Palestinians - they're in it for their own expediency. Kind of like G.W. trying to "export democracy to the Middle East and liberate oppressed peoples." You don't believe that, do you?
Not to mention that Iranians are facing overwhelming economic and social problems. It's almost like a slap in the face to not speak about these problems and instead talk about the plight of the Palestinians.
I take my hat off to you Barmakid on this occasion. Perhaps I just don't know ho wto talk to useful idiots.
Barmakid knows how to reach out to the useful idiots because it takes one to know one :))))
Clara, by all means move to Iran so that my family can take your place in your country. Deal?
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