posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 04:53 AM
Originally posted by Being_From_Earth
Iran is run by a dictator who believes in the religious propaganda of Islam.
Destroy the infidel and the Jews at any cost.
Any weapons in the hands of someone like this is a danger to everyone.
[edit on 10-7-2008 by Being_From_Earth]
Last time I checked, Ahmadinejad, who is
much more right-wing and militaristic than his predecessor, Khatami, who was a relative moderate and
actually quite "liberal" for the region, was democratically elected by a public who wanted a stronger leader, fearing an American aggression after
the invasion of Iraq. Considering he got 62% of the public's vote, his presidency can hardly be considered illegitimate, therefore, one cannot
actually call him a dictator, not to mention the fact that he is in no way a sole authority or autocratic leader of his government.
As far as the Ayatollah.... Khamenei is hardly Khomeini.
Fact is, in the civilised world, you can't go around removing leader of nations just because you don't like them, or they stand up to you, or they
refuse to play by your rules(which are piled up against them, in favor of you.) Could you imagine the backlash that would occur from the United
States if leaders of other nations were as demanding of us as we are of them? What would happen if the UN turned around to the US and said, "nope,
you can't do that..."? Oh, wait, that has happened plenty of times, and what happens? We blow them off, because what are they going to do to us?
Nothing. What would happen if another country was overtly plotting an overthrow of our government? We'd blast them back till kingdom come...
Funny how we're the ones blitzkreiging the Middle East, and they're still always the absolute uncompromising evil...