words from Iran's Ahmadinejad? Watch your back
By Justin Siebenhaar
December 15, 2006 | Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
sent a letter to the American people recently. And what
a nice letter it was. Of course, this man is not an
idiot and he knows exactly what he's doing (and what
he's not doing for that matter). It will seem to those
who refuse to recognize the danger of this man that
he is making concessions for peace. His letter is full
of platitudes and supplications towards and for American
greatness. He talks of seeking truth and avoiding war.
It's the whole kit-and-caboodle of Middle Eastern shtick
the western world has been slowly sipping up for five
years now. In fact, if you spend a little time digging
into the archives you will find Osama Bin Laden pronouncing
a lot of the same things.
I think it would be wise to analyze a few of the things
Mr. Ahmadinejad knows:
-- He knows there is no way Iran could ever beat any
industrialized western country (let alone the United
States) in a head to head conflict.
-- He knows that what's going on in Iraq is working.
The American people are getting fed up and they are
buying into the propaganda. He doesn't have to beat
us; he just has to outlast us.
-- He knows that many are still unsure about him and
his country. He needs to change his image and gain favor.
-- He knows the best way for him to gain favor --
to buy some time to continue developing the weapons
he desires -- is to patronize the American public and
tell them how much he believes in them and wants to
work with them, all the while building the bombs he
hopes to use to destroy them.
-- He knows the weakness he has now, and therefore
knows he needs to put off any sort of sanctions, investigation,
condemnation or otherwise hostile activities towards
his country. He can do this by piling on the catch phrases
of an innocent man oppressed by the evil Bush regime:
he "deplores injustice," "detests darkness," his nation
"has always extended its hand of friendship to all other
nations of the world."
-- He knows that we live in a world where threats
and racist words are considered "something those crazy
Arab's do," like the French eat cheese. They believe
Ahmadinejad could never be serious when he says he wants
to "incinerate Israel and all the Jews therein" (although
he's done nothing but prove the contrary) and he must
be serious when he says he wants to make peace with
the west (although he's never done anything to prove
Yes, Ahmadinejad knows what he's doing. Is it any
wonder he waited until a very sympathetic and passive
Democratic Party took control of the Congress?
Well, I'm not buying it. If Ahmadinejad is so concerned
with those Americans suffering from hurricane Katrina,
why doesn't he stop spending billions to develop nuclear
bombs and send them money? I'd like to see how the aid
his country donates to suffering people (even within
Iran) stacks up to the aid America donates. You could
even go per capita. He can stop the crocodile tears
about all the suffering American soldiers in Iraq and
their families back home. If he really cared about those
soldiers perhaps he wouldn't be allowing any foreigner
with an axe to grind against the US to pass freely through
his country into Iraq. Perhaps he would support the
new government rather then salivating over the possibilities
of his takeover if America leaves.
He is a sly dude. But America must learn to see through
the fog of this guy's rhetoric. We need proof; we need
actions. He's pulling all the tricks he can find out
of his bag, and that includes the media blitz. He'll
hold up one hand with two fingers, making the peace
sign for all the world to see, while secretly he's got
his other hand ready to push that red button and launch
any and every destructive weapon he can find.