With links from the Elder, JW, Eye and others:
The Zionist-beholden, pro-war Canadian Government has broken off diplomatic relations with remote, peaceful Iran and justified this with a comprehensively false litany of allegations. …
Canada’s bold words and actions give us Israelis hope that there are indeed many decent people, some of them in positions of power, who will not bow to demonization or to the Orwellian twisting of history and language that often pertains to Israel these days. And they will stand in defense of Israel.
Netanyahu praises Canada’s decision to sever ties with Tehran, says int’l community needs to set down this type of “red line” which sends message “dark regime” mustn’t obtain nuclear weapons.
(JPost) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that “arrogant powers and enemies” are trying to save the “Zionist regime”, according to the Islamic Republic’s Press TV website.–More from eye…
The deputy chief commander of Iran’s Revolutionary GuardsÂ warned this past weekÂ that any aggression against Iran will expand warfare onto the turf of its enemies. —WND:Â Â Iran threatens to bring war to U.S. shores
Iran embassy not ready to get out, not yet:
After Canada announced it wasÂ severing diplomatic relations with IranÂ on Friday, Iranian spokespeople have gone on a number of funny tirades.Here are the top ten comments about Canada by Iranian officials and media:10. The Foreign Ministry said Canada has a bad reputation for protecting diplomatic headquarters and personnel and has repeatedlyÂ failed to protect the Iranian Embassy in Ottawa against attacks.9. “TheÂ extremist regime of HarperÂ did a lot to prevent the holding of NAM summit in Tehran but countries and international figures completely ignored it and imposed another defeat to this regime.”8. Iran’s Foreign Ministry has described the decision as “an abuse of international law.”7. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is known for adoptingÂ “extremist and failed policies.”
6. “The hostile attitude of theÂ racist government of CanadaÂ that is following some policies dictated by Tel Aviv and London.”
5. “Ottawa has made the move to satisfy Israel and the Zionist lobbyÂ and that it would leave no stones unturned to prove its devotion to the Zionist regime even if it costs Ottawa’s international status and damage its respect in world public opinion.”
4. “The closing down of the embassy was aÂ psychologically and politically imbalanced behavior.”
3. “Hostile attitude of the Canadian racist governmentÂ is indeed pursuing the policies as dictated by the Zionist regime and the UK.”
2. “Canada is under the control of BritainÂ and the governor appointed by the British queen, saying that all important decisions are made by the governor in coordination with the queen.”
1. “The government of Canada, according to the reports of United Nations Rapporteur on indigenous rights, has theÂ worst record on violating human rights, with its radical actions and financially supporting the extremist forces in the region and its all-out, blind support for the Zionist regime which is a racist regime, has adopted policies which does not help the world peace but is a source of threat to international security.”
‘Israel could send Iran back to Stone Age’
Good. But why wait?
Sunday Times quotes defense experts as saying that Jewish state could cripple Islamic Republic’s power grid with electromagnetic pulses….
2 cases of innocent Christians
- Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Freed After 3 Years in Iranian Prison–-doesn’t mean he is safe.
International pressure works even on hardened Islamic supremacists. But this doesn’t mean that Iran is discarding its apostasy law, or that they won’t murder people for apostasy when the world media is not looking. “Christian pastor jailed in Iran for 3 years is freed, watchdog group says,” by Perry Chiaramonte forÂ FoxNews.com, September 8 (thanks to JW):
Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was originally sentenced to death in his native country for his Christian faith, was acquitted of apostasy charges and released from custody.
Pakistan should be an international pariah for its blasphemy laws. But the world “human rights community” is too busy issuing bogus condemnations of Israel to pay any attention to this. “Freed Pakistani Christian girl ‘will need armoured vehicle to protect her,'” by Jon Boone in theÂ Guardian, September 7 (thanks to JW):
A lawyer representing a Pakistani Christian girl accused of desecrating the Qur’an who was granted bail on Friday said he will not push for her to be released from jail until her security can be guaranteed.
“Racist” — all Islamic supremacists read from the same playbook. “Iran says it may retaliate for Canada ties downgrade,” from theÂ Jerusalem Post, September 8 (thanks to JW):
Iran accused Canada on Saturday of “hostile behavior” under Israeli and British influence after Ottawa cut diplomatic relations, and it raised the prospect of swift retaliation.Canada said on Friday that it was closing its embassy in Tehran and gave Iranian diplomats five days to leave the country, branding the Islamic Republic as the “most significant threat to global peace and security.”
Ottawa cited Iran’s disputed nuclear work, which Western states see as a disguised effort to develop atomic bombs, its hostility toward Israel and alleged military aid to Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is battling a popular uprising.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the move was a “continuation of anti-Iranian policies” by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, which has long had poor relations with Tehran.
“The current government of Canada under the leadership of Mr. Stephen Harper is known for extreme policies in the domain of foreign policy,” Mehr news agency quoted Mehmanparast as saying.
“The hostile behavior of the current racist government in Canada in reality follows the policies dictated by the Zionists (Israel) and the British.”
Iran has been a regional adversary of Israel since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, while Britain expelled Iranian diplomats late last year after radical Iranian protesters sacked its embassy in Tehran.
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, who heads Iran’s influential parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, said there could be an “immediate and decisive” response to Canada’s action, Fars news agency reported.
“It is essential that the foreign ministry respond to this action by Canada on the basis of national interests.”
Israel, Jewish groups praise Canada’s decision
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday welcomed Canada’s decision to expel the Iranian ambassador from Ottawa and to close the Canadian embassy in Tehran.
“I congratulate Canada’s PM [Stephen] Harper for showing leadership and making a bold move that sends a clear message to Iran and the world,” Netanyahu stated….
Indeed. Harper is taking the role of leader of the free world that Obama has abdicated.