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    Iran's supreme leader dismisses Obama overtures

    Iran's supreme leader dismisses Obama overtures

    One Supreme Leader to the other Supreme Leader.

    "Death to America."

    The product of Carter/Obama diplomacy.
    ...Wow, that was surprising wasn't it.
    How does that dialogue taste?
    Bitter?

    They must be howling their asses off in Tehran.

    The price of arrogance or innocence.
    It's tough to figure out which it is.
    Childish world view or a feeling of Omnipotence.

    TEHRAN, Iran Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed overtures from President Barack Obama on Saturday, saying Tehran does not see any change in U.S. policy under its new administration.

    Khamenei said there has been no change even in Obama's language compared to that of his predecessor.

    "He (Obama) insulted the Islamic Republic of Iran from the first day. If you are right that change has come, where is that change? What is the sign of that change? Make it clear for us what has changed."

    "Have you released Iranian assets? Have you lifted oppressive sanctions? Have you given up mudslinging and making accusations against the great Iranian nation and its officials? Have you given up your unconditional support for the Zionist regime? Even the language remains unchanged," Khamenei said.

    Khamenei, wearing a black turban and dark robes, said America was hated around the world for its arrogance, as the crowd chanted "Death to America."
    Believe me, we are feeling Change in Amerika.
    Ask our AIG execs, they'll tell you what it's like.
    A little like being a homosexual in Iran.

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    Re: Iran's supreme leader dismisses Obama overtures

    I agree with ya Zim. I would like to hear from people who voted for Mr. Obama why they did so? I am not bashing, I just want to know if it was for his domestic policies (98% of Americans will recieve a tax cut) or his international beliefs (pulling all combat troops out of Iraq within 16 months). Or was it just his charismatic tone?

    The reason I ask the above questions, is because I doubt any of you actually thought Iran would change their ways? That we could actually debate with these people in a civil manner? When I say these people (I am not mudslinging the middle east, a lot of the people I have met from that region are extremely intelligent, loving people.) But these fanatics that wield power in their governments.

    The point i'm trying to make is that (zimmer) I do not believe any of our liberal friends actually thought Obama's diplomacy would work on leaders like Ahmadinejad etc. I am trying to see if maybe his economic policies were the draw to him? Or maybe just a better president than the last who knows. I just would hate for us to lay blame too quickly, if at all.

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    Re: Iran's supreme leader dismisses Obama overtures

    If US offers a olive branch and Muslims reject. It is Muslims fault for not taking it and US comes off in the good light.
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    Re: Iran's supreme leader dismisses Obama overtures

    He did have some legitimate grievances though.

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    Re: Iran's supreme leader dismisses Obama overtures

    The language is clear:

    An adviser to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Washington must reverse its support for Israel and end sanctions against Iran.

    BBC NEWS | Americas | Iran seeking change in US policy

    They have their preconditions, we have ours. Iran will aquire/develop a nuclear weapon. Israel will respond.

    Let's see what kind of moxy Obama has on this. He's involved with the real playa's now.
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    Re: Iran's supreme leader dismisses Obama overtures

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Believe me, we are feeling Change in Amerika.
    Ask our AIG execs, they'll tell you what it's like.
    A little like being a homosexual in Iran.
    The feeling should be similar. Only difference between the two is how many other people they're capable of ****ing at a time.

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    Re: Iran's supreme leader dismisses Obama overtures

    As before the when Israel felt threatened by Saddam we must ask this question:

    Which would produce the least regional/global/socio/political/economic disruption...an attack by Israel or an attack by the USA???

    OBL 11/24/02

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    Re: Iran's supreme leader dismisses Obama overtures

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    As before the when Israel felt threatened by Saddam we must ask this question:

    Which would produce the least regional/global/socio/political/economic disruption...an attack by Israel or an attack by the USA???
    Bullseye.

    What will it be?
    Should Bush have acted?

    That will be the hindsight, connect-the-dots question coming at us in our lifetime.

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    Re: Iran's supreme leader dismisses Obama overtures

    Yeah, there is no change in policy or rhetoric since Obama became president, so it was really stupid for Obama to do what he did; it made him look like an idiot.

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    Re: Iran's supreme leader dismisses Obama overtures

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Yeah, there is no change in policy or rhetoric since Obama became president, so it was really stupid for Obama to do what he did; it made him look like an idiot.
    Nope, he can always point to his rebuffed overture and say, "Hey, I tried."

    That may prove to be an important procedural step in the days/weeks/months to come.

    OBL 11/24/02

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