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Obama’s Image is Losing its Luster–Everywhere

November 6, 2009

iran_studentsIt’s been nearly 5 months since the tyrannical Mullahcracy ruling Iran crushed pro-democracy street demonstrations protesting a seriously flawed election, which gave that country’s seriously flawed President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, an undeserved victory.

Amy Goodman, the Marxist host of the seriously flawed Democracy Now! network, has reported that the Iranian regime is at it again. While marking the thirtieth anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran (an event which is celebrated annually in that country), Goodman noted that:

Iranian security forces reportedly beat opposition protesters marching in central Tehran.

Now, this celebratory extravaganza, sponsored by the Iranian Government to officially commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the embassy—where fifty-two Americans were held hostage for 444 days (with, it is widely believed, Ahmadinejad himself being one of the hostage takers)—was a big deal to the mullahs; and they had warned their population weeks in advance that any attempts to disrupt or overshadow the festivities would not be tolerated.

Before things got out of hand, the usual anti-American speeches were being made outside the former American embassy. When the main speaker, hard-line lawmaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel took to the podium, something surprising yet not entirely unexpected happened: the lawmaker immediately attacked the President of the United States.

In one fell swoop, the Iranian regime made it completely clear that, despite Barack Obama’s mea culpa tour of Europe and the Middle East earlier this year; and despite the extension of rhetorical olive branches, the Iranians still think of the United States as “the main enemy of Iran.”

There was no mention of any thawing of relations, no kind words for the American savior-of-the-world currently occupying the White House, no mention of any potential talks on the horizon—there was nothing at all.

The lawmaker may as well have been talking about George W. Bush. In fact, earlier in the week, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei angrily declared that Obama was “no different from his predecessor.”

And then, something really interesting happened.

Over at the pro-democracy opposition rally, demonstrators were also making speeches, and those speeches were also speeches of condemnation—of Barack Obama!

The crowd, voicing its frustration over the supposed leader of the free world’s less than enthusiastic support of their efforts at trying to free themselves from the yoke of an oppressive government, was fervently chanting:

Obama, Obama — either you’re with them or you’re with us!

Pity the pro-democracy Iranians. They had high hopes for him, but are now just starting to realize that Barack Obama is also seriously flawed.

  1. John Davidson permalink
    November 6, 2009 6:31 am

    There is a remarkable similarity between the crowds in Tehran and those in Washington. Are we headed in the right direction? If our representatives continue to ignore its citizens, will they use force to silence the majority?

    We all must start getting answers from our government before the similarities correspond..

    • kim segar permalink
      November 7, 2009 7:48 am

      Why ask the gov here in the US..we have been screaming questions and wanting answers and they are not hearing us, because they don’t want to and will continue till the people come against them and that is just what is going to happen. Talk is cheap and now we will act..and hopefully they will realize they underestimated us all. we are ready. and if they act like we got a terrorist attack because of it, we will know or already do know it is THEM. Anyone who cannot see a revolution coming as we take back our country is blind..To bad they do not listen to WE THE PEOPLE who IS the Gov and they are to serve us but choose to slave us and take our money and trash it all. NOT GOING TO happen..nice times and sweet talk is all but over. and voting,,what a joke, yes we will but that isn’t all. we know they are rigged. they would like to break us in every way first to make us helpless..not going to happen..

  2. Michael van der Galien permalink
    November 6, 2009 7:37 am

    As someone commented on our FaceBook page, it’s remarkable to see that Obama isn’t very troubled by totalitarians. The opposite true, it seems. He treats traditional enemies (dictatorships) as friends, and traditional friends (democracies) as enemies.

  3. Nick Shaw permalink
    November 6, 2009 11:05 am

    While BHO claims he won’t interfere in another nations internal problems, he does just the opposite in Honduras. What’s up with that? Or is it because he shares Zelaya’s ideological bent? I live in Costa Rica and am the host of a morning radio program and have, since the beginning of the Honduras situation, urged our president, Oscar Arias, to stop butting in, on the air, to no avail. It doesn’t seem to work with your president either!

  4. shane comeback permalink
    November 7, 2009 6:15 am

    Obama,the “day tripper, Sunday driver,” just keeps “takin’ the easy way out..” It’s starting to bite him in the ass,though.

  5. Joy permalink
    November 8, 2009 12:32 am

    What Obama & Clinton did in Honduras was unforgivable! They ended up doing exactly what they excoriated the CIA for doing for many years in South & Central America! But, more importantly, they are thwarting the will of the FREE people of Honduras and trying to impose the return of the power-mad Zelaya. It will all end up badly – but mostly for the Hondurans and eventually for all free people in South America (a dwindling few, to be sure, thanks to the mindless masses who seem to worship their own dictators). Is that the mentality/legacy of Iberia (yes & no) and/or of the Natives whose primitive culture never had or could even begin to understand “freedom” and “individual liberty.”

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