Skip to comments.David Duke In Iran (Has Mahmoud Ahmedinejad Gone Too Far Alert)
Posted on 12/14/2006 12:22:29 AM PST by goldstategop
When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeatedly threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the map, the world collectively yawned. When he denied the Holocaust ever happened, few paid attention.
When he threatened to destroy the United States, few noticed.
When he was accused as an accomplice to murder of an Iranian dissident in Europe, no one cared.
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When he openly embraced and supported terrorism, including the recruitment of thousands of suicide bombers, there was little protest.
When it was learned that he was actively involved in the holding of 52 American hostages at the U.S. Embassy in Iran in 1979, few eyebrows were raised.
When he said he was determined to pursue nuclear power for his country no matter what Americans and Europeans thought, presidential candidate John Kerry suggested we supply the uranium for a pledge to use it for peaceful purposes only.
When he said he believed he had a special, personal role in ushering in the Shiite Mahdi or 12th imam a mystical messianic figure who will trigger a worldwide apocalypse, most people just shrugged it off.
When he said he would gladly sacrifice half of his nation's population to destroy the Jewish state, most Americans chalked it up to rhetorical overkill.
When he accused President Bush of being a tool of Satan, no one in the United Nations audience lost any sleep.
But I think maybe now he has gone too far. He invited Ku Klux Klansman David Duke to speak at a conference in Iran.
It's going to be awfully tough for Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Howard Dean, Jimmy Carter, Mike Wallace and others of their ilk to continue to pretend Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is really just a reasonable guy somebody America can work with.
I mean, it's one thing to threaten America and Israel with nuclear annihilation. It's another to invite David Duke to dinner. Ahmadinejad may have overplayed his hand this time.
I am expecting that any day now, the same people who have ignored the Iran threat will be calling for sanctions if not a pre-emptive nuclear strike.
To make matters worse, Ahmadinejad invited Duke to speak in Iran as an expert on free speech and history.
According to a transcript of Duke's speech on his own website, the former Louisiana state lawmaker and Klan leader placed blame for the war in Iraq on those he calls Zionists, who he believes have controlling influence over the U.S. media and government.
"I love my country and my people, but I know that the Zionist extremists lead my country to catastrophe in the Mideast and elsewhere around the world," he said. "I know that the Palestinian people, the Lebanese people, even the American people have been sacrificed on the altar of the Holocaust. It is the chronic media and government playing of the Holocaust that has blinded our eyes to new holocausts and new outrages."
It's comforting and touching to know how much Duke cares for Arabs.
This from the man who once said on his website: "What we really want to do is to be left alone. We don't want Negroes around. We don't need Negroes around. We're not asking, you know, we don't want to have them, you know, for our culture. We simply want our own country and our own society. That's in no way exploitive at all. We want our own society, our own nation. ..."
Duke said the conference in Iran focused on the "vital human right of freedom of speech" this, by the way, under a regime that imprisons dissident bloggers and anyone else who dares criticize the mullah-run paradise on earth.
That's got to be the last straw for Ahmadinejad. This time, I think he has really crossed the line of civilized behavior.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus
OPINION: There is absolutely NO doubt as to what Ahmadinejad's agenda is and what direction he is heading in.
And that couldn't make the left, Democrats, liberals, treehuggers, and other socialists happier.
You know in a way this is funny.
Iran and it's little runt of a dictator pull all of this crap, the calling for the destruction of Israel, the United States, the anti-Semitic screeds, the insane drive for nuclear weapons, etc., etc., but the presence of David Duke at a Holocaust Denier's Convention in Tehran is supposed to be the straw that broke the camel's back.
There is a simple and effective answer to Iran's troublemaking, and it involves nothing more complicated than pulling a B53 warhead (yield = 9 megatons) out of our inventory and dropping it on Tabriz, and then sending a message to the little bearded wonder asking him if he'd like to keep Tehran intact while pursuing a new hydroelectric power program, as his nuke program will be on the way out.
David Duke, I didn't know that he was that important. How many followers does he have?
It is the short run that is going to cost us a couple of cities.
OPINION: I hope you're wrong, but unfortunately I see another Hitler has arisen and I don't see anyone stopping him.
So... any way we can convince them to take Duke hostage?
Farrah pops the Libs here; a good one. . .
As long as he keeps slamming Bush and threatening Isreal I think the left will stick with him.
And, as in the 1930s, the left is embracing him and there is no Communist partner country for him to betray so the left will continue to embrace him.
"BIGGEST mistake the Shah made was not having SAVAK take a French vacation and ace Khomeini. Even this dumb ass Marine recognizes a threat."
You are right. But, apparently, the French authorities at the time asked the Shah's government if Khomeini should be allowed to live in exile in France. Khomeini was in Iraq before moving to France. The Shah's government, apparently, said yes to the French thinking that Khomeini could be "contained" more readily in France! This is what I read in Farah Pahlavi's book (Shah's wife, the last Empress of Iran). Apparently, the West still thinks that they can "contain" the Mullahs and their cohorts such as Ahmadi Nejad. 28 years and they haven't learned a lesson yet.
Further, the connection between Duke types and Aryan prison population, some skilled in military tactics and operating inside and outside of our penal system, with such a connection to a State Terror Country, complete the picture and the latent terrorist ramifications cannot be discounted for domestic internal security.
The history of the Ku Klux Klan was 100% democrat except for a few rabid nut cases of late.
How about 1 bln now in the muslim world.
Also remember 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend' applies here.
What his hilarious is not that Ahmedinejad finally went over the edge by associating with Duke, but that Duke has reached a new level by associating with Ahmedinejad.
David Duke is a wacko fraud and a joke. Ahmedinejad is the dangerous one.
Well fyi the B53 as now been updated with the model B61-11 though at a mere 400 KiloTon yield vs the 9,000 KiloTon for the B53 bomb and its designed as an earth penetrator instead of a strategic weapon.
Duke is on Wikipedia.org
Yeah, but for the hometown of the Ayatollah Khomeini, I think 'strategic' is called for, and 9 megatons ought to move a nice big pile of Islamofascist dirt around.
What say you?
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