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Republican Party And Ahmadinejad-Partners In Stupidity

The Republican Party has been attacking President Obama for failure to speak out against the crackdown in Iran. Obama has been attempting to prevent the Iranian government from using his words in being critical of demonstrators. After Obama finally made some comments, President Ahmadinejad swung into the attack by claiming his words were similar to those of George Bush. Only the Iranian people can fight for their freedom since outside nations simply have no leverage on the Iranian government and their words fall on deaf ears. Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi continued to blame Ahmadinejad for rigging the election. Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, an opponent of Khamenei spoke bluntly: “if iranians cannot talk about their legitimate rights at peaceful gatherings and are instead suppressed, complexities will build up which could possible uproot the foundations of the government, no matter how powerful.”

The confusion of the Iranian government is best exemplified by its throwing the family of Neda Soltan from their apartment, refusing to allow a funeral and burying the young girl whose death was shown all over the world. The Iranian government is now claiming her death was staged by British television and that she really was a member of the Basij militia. If she was a member of the Basij militia, then why isn’t her family being allowed to bury her?

How does one explain to McCain, Rush, Ann and other ignorant leaders of the Republican party that the United States must remain out of this conflict?

NEDA — Human Face Of Life In A Tyranny!

She went for a walk to protest the fraudulent election in Iran that resulted in the victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his merry band of thugs and so-called religious leaders. A bullet came through the air and landed in the body of Neda Agha-Soltan, the woman who has become a world symbol of what happens when religious fanatics gain power in any society. In America, religious fanatics believe they have the right to kill opponents, and while they are few in number in comparison to Iran, they elicit the same spirit of intolerance and hate. A crowd of about 1,000 gathered in a central Tehran square only to be clubbed and forced to flee by security forces including the infamous Basij. However, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei can not suppress the face of Neda nor her death agony which has now spread to every corner of this planet.

Ahmadinejad has “triumphed” and his supporters like Khamenei believe this is best for Iran. But, in gaining this victory, the clerics have lost the support of a large number of young Iranians. They will become “iip service Muslims” who smile when ordered but in their hearts will remain the picture of their dead comrade’s last hours on this planet.

What price salvation for Muslim clerical leaders, what price salvation? They have gained a temporal victory and lost their religious souls. In Heaven, the Prophet’s head is bowed in sorrow at the loss of his child, Neda.