Obama did condemn the fascist regime when he gave that speech about the attempted terrorist attack, but I doubt the Iranian government even heard the speech. Someone needs to go over there and talk with them in person. I'm not sure if they would listen to John Kerry, but Obama or Clinton *may* have a chance. If all fails, we and the other nations who care about democracy could stop sending them money and/or any other resources.
This is also another example of the United Nations failing to do anything that would advance democracy. They have global peace keeping troops stationed in a number of countries. Why not send them to aid the protesters or help remove this illegal government from it's throne?
Well I agree. I strongly believe real peace comes through revolution. The Romanian revolution of 1989 is a good example..but we could still do a few things as a country to weaken the fascists without stopping the protesters from fighting for their freedom. Like I said, if we and other democratic nations give Iran any founding or resources that help their government.. It's time to cut it off.We need to stay out of it and allow the Iranian populace to topple the leadership. For change to really take place it has to come from within. The people there are perfectly capable of doing it if they really want to, as after all they've done it before.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
obama started his careening career there with his oft repeated campaign pledge to pursue personal diplomacy with "the leaders of iran"
next, he declared the despots enjoyed a natural right to nuclear power
he reached out from atop a pyramid in cairo, he's been reaching out for a year
he gets bitch slapped in return at every intersection
hu and putin have made it plain as a pane they will NOT be there for us vs the shiites
in june, when protests first erupted over the ripped-off plebiscite, obama was way too little, way too late
for a week he stuck by his, "i don't want to be seen as interfering"
he gets blamed for astroturfing the streets of tehran, either way
truth is, he's loathe to offend those with whom he's so eager to meet and transform
and then there's qom, announced a day after obama chaired the un security council and won passage unanimously of his pretty pledge for a nuke free world
not til christmas does the ditherer finally speak out for FREEDOM against an oppressive totalitarianism
obama's approach is outright unamerican
we've seen a dramatically increased belligerence from tehran since obama came to power
reports this morning are iran is smuggling yellowcake from kazakhstan, all the cables are chattering today
i don't think they quite appreciate that that's what ahmedinejad WANTS them talking about
the scrawny dude in the bad suit who held our 50 for 444 days eagerly gives our president noogies
obama is just now coming around to realizing he's gotta get tough with iran
but there's nothing he can do
he's forced everything upon israel whom he has also daily dissed, exact opposite of his iranian reachout
the same week he's forced to take back his "everything worked fine" rationalization concerning mutallab, forced by events to toughen it up, he's compelled finally, after 6 months, to abandon his "non interference" approach to persia and call out forcefully, like an american, against "the iron fist of brutality"
obama has wasted A YEAR with iran
and not just ANY year, but one where real hope for change in that repressively fundamental state flashed weekly across every tv screen
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Nothing can get in the way of a leftist photo opportunity, partcularly one that allows a leftist to pretend they actually care about someone's human rights in the ME....