It can be amazing to see how people react in a crisis.
Sometimes least likely people step forward and do the right thing, then some people shrink from the challenge.
It's pretty straight forward what's going on here. Obama doesn't want to upset Boss Putin and the Russians. Ahmadinejad is their guy. Obama has spent his whole life around people who are dedicated to the destruction of America and sympathetic to the Russians and ChiComs (Wright, Ayers, Dohrn, FM Davis, etc).
From CBS-News, July 29, 2006:
Chavez Vows To 'Stand By Iran'
After Oil Talks In Tehran, Venezuelan Leader Called 'Brother' By Ahmedinejad
"Chavez pledged that his country would 'stay by Iran at any time and under any condition,' state television reported. Ahmadinejad said he saw in Chavez a kindred spirit." "'We do not have any limitation in cooperation,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. 'Iran and Venezuela are next to each other and supporters of each other. Chavez is a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible.'":
Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit:
From National Public Radio (NPR):
August 29, 2006
"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been visiting countries such as China, Iran and Russia as part of an effort to build a 'strategic alliance' of interests not beholden to the United States. He considers the United States his arch enemy.":
Russia's Medvedev hails "comrade" Obama
Associated Foreign Press (AFP) ^ | April 2, 2009 | Anna Smolchenko
"Russia's Dmitry Medvedev hailed Barack Obama as "my new comrade" Thursday after their first face-to-face talks"
April 1, 2009:
"Obama, Medvedev pledge new era of relations":
Case in point, the Nationalen Volksarmee, and the Bereitschaftpolizei (Paramilitary police of East Germany), refused to open fire on protesters, when the surprise demonstrations started all over the country.
These were the pioneer units of communism. But they couldnt commit murder in the name of the party.
I imagine the same is the case with General Fazli.