Iran

Thug-In-Chief: “The Iranian nation is now standing against the US more firmly, more powerfully, more revolutionarily and more vigilantly than 31 years ago and they will stand so (in future)”

But…but…wasn’t Obama supposed to usher in a new era of mutual respect between the U.S. and Iran? Instead, Islam as a “political force … from Morocco to Malaysia” is more belligerent than ever.

“Ahmadinejad Lauds Iran’s Mightiness in Post-Revolution Era,” from the Fars News Agency, February 6 (thanks to JW):

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appreciated the Iranian nation for its resistance and vigilance against the enemies during the three decades after the victory of the Islamic Revolution. “The Iranian nation is now standing against the US more firmly, more powerfully, more revolutionarily and more vigilantly than 31 years ago and they will stand so (in future),” Ahmadinejad said, addressing a gathering of people here in Tehran on Saturday.Referring to the fall of the former Pahlavi dynasty in 1978, he said the Iranian nation revolted 31 years ago not just to overthrow the cruel monarch but to stand against the arrogant powers and that Iranians have continued the same path of resistance all throughout these years.

Ahmadinejad further praised the Iranian nation for the power and vigilance it has displayed since the onset of the Islamic Revolution, and said that the people have succeeded in defusing all enemy plots in these years.

The Iranian Revolution (Also known as the Islamic Revolution, Liberty Revolution or 1979 Freedom Revolution or Enghel?be Esl?mi) refers to events involving the overthrow of Iran’s monarchy (Pahlavi dynasty) under Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and its replacement with an Islamic Republic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution. It has been called an event that “made Islam a political force … from Morocco to Malaysia.”…

Equally interesting:

Iran’s Foreign Minister Provokes in Munich:

Manucher Muttaki no longer denies the nuclear weapons plans of his government.

In German

Iran’s opposition leader says mullahs are misunderstanders of Islam

To be precise, at least according to this AP report, he said that “a dictatorial cult is ruling Iran in the name of Islam.” So presumably he thinks that Islam actually teaches something other than what the mullahs represent and teach. It would be interesting if he were to spell this out, since everywhere in the world where we have seen Islamic Republics and other self-styled Islamic polities, they don’t differ significantly from what we see in Iran.

And with Sharia on the confident advance in the West, this is a pressing question. “Opposition leader: A cult ruling Iran,” from The Associated Press, February 27/JW

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s opposition leader says a dictatorial cult is ruling Iran in the name of Islam.The criticism was the strongest yet by Mir Hossein Mousavi…..