posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 07:20 PM
The problem with Iran has nothing to do with the people in Iran, IMO. To be honest, it has very little to do with Ahmudinejad (forgive if it's the
wrong sp.) either. He is a puppet. A fairly clean-cut, sometimes (emphasis on sometimes) well spoken puppet - no offense, but G.W. read books to
schoolchildren, yet I fail to see how that one image alone made anyone suddenly think that he had the world's best interests at heart.
It has everything to do with the ruling Mullahs and their subsequent apologists who seem to place a lot of faith in moral relativism. A line of
thinking that can place anyone who disagrees with the Iranian system of rule on the same level as the very Mullahs that would execute teenagers for
protesting what they see as a manipulated election. That would hold those of a different sexual orientation in such contempt that they would condemn
them to death. These Mullahs, offshoots of Ayatollah Khomeini himself, are the problem. Not the poor people of Iran who want change, and not even
their "beloved" President... much like Cheney to Bush, they feed him his lines and dictate his policies. A few pictures showing him embracing the
jewish minority does nothing to change that. Much as seeing past presidents in America kissing babies didn't change their largely ineffective and in
some cases, desctructive administrations.
Seen a few people on here say "Yeah well so what if the Iranian government executed protesters, or those accused of homosexuality, the U.S. has
capital punishment too!" Moral relativism at it's most ignorant. Yes, we do have capital punishment... but if we were to execute people for
protesting the results of what many saw as a rigged election, their would've been a few million firing squads and hangings around 2000 and 2004...
don't even try to compare the two, it's insulting.
I no more believe that the Iranian government are the good guys than I do that the Israeli hardliners are the harbingers of peace and prosperity.
Anyone who says different in my opinion, are choking to death on the same manner of propaganda that they accuse the other side of proliferating.