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Merkel to the Mullahs: We Side with the Protesters
Weekly Standard ^ | 6/22/09 | Staff

Posted on 06/22/2009 4:33:51 PM PDT by pissant

German chancellor Angela Merkel has urged the ruling regime in Tehran to allow a full recount of the disputed presidential elections of June 12. “Germany sides with those Iranians who want to exercise their right to freedom of expression and assembly”, Merkel declared on Sunday; making it one of the strongest messages sent by any Western leader to Iran so far. Chancellor Merkel also called on Tehran to allow peaceful demonstrations, to refrain from using force against protestors, and to release imprisoned opposition figures. “Human and civil rights have to be fully respected,” she stated. Merkel further demanded that restrictions placed on foreign media covering the widespread protests across Tehran and the rest of the country be lifted.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany
KEYWORDS: germany; heisweak; iran; larrysinclairslover; merkel; obama; studentmovement
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Well, Merkel has spoken. How about Urkel


1 posted on 06/22/2009 4:33:51 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
Finally...a leader with balls...
2 posted on 06/22/2009 4:35:05 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: pissant
Merkel's got more b@lls than the One.
3 posted on 06/22/2009 4:36:10 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: jessduntno

Wise minds...


4 posted on 06/22/2009 4:36:37 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: pissant
Well, Merkel has spoken. How about Urkel

"Hey, Mullahs, peace be upon you, how's about coming over for barbeque???

5 posted on 06/22/2009 4:38:08 PM PDT by colorado tanker ("Lastly, I'd like to apologize for America's disproportionate response to Pearl Harbor . . . ")
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To: pissant

Obama ate ice cream while Neda lost her dream


6 posted on 06/22/2009 4:39:03 PM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (What do you call 2 toddlers and some duct tape??........muslim body armor!!!!!!!)
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To: pissant

Used to be the Unites States that was the beacon of freedom.


7 posted on 06/22/2009 4:39:52 PM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: pissant

David Ben Garion said years ago that Golda Meir had more balls than any member of his cabinet. Not the first or last time for that.


8 posted on 06/22/2009 4:40:01 PM PDT by Will88
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To: jessduntno

Funny how women have been showing more balls than men lately.


9 posted on 06/22/2009 4:40:01 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: pissant

Angela Merkel has more prominent testicles than Barack Hussein 0bama, Jr.


10 posted on 06/22/2009 4:40:51 PM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: Principled

That is before a Muslim was elected to lead the Country and who is loyal to the Nation of Islam.


11 posted on 06/22/2009 4:41:23 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin for OK Governor/Coburn for Senate 2010 ! Mark Rubio for FL Senate 2010!)
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To: pissant

Urkel sides with the mullahs or whoever can make HIM look good.

He is a disgrace.


12 posted on 06/22/2009 4:41:47 PM PDT by dforest (Anyone dumb enough to have voted for him deserves what they get.. No Pity!)
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To: Luigi Vasellini

13 posted on 06/22/2009 4:42:32 PM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: jessduntno

Too bad she wasn’t born in this country, we could elect her President! Oh, wait minute......


14 posted on 06/22/2009 4:42:40 PM PDT by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: counterpunch

That photo needs to be sent to every Persian group in this country


15 posted on 06/22/2009 4:45:20 PM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (What do you call 2 toddlers and some duct tape??........muslim body armor!!!!!!!)
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To: Luigi Vasellini

16 posted on 06/22/2009 4:46:17 PM PDT by paulycy (Liberal DOUBLE-STANDARDS are HATE speech.)
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To: Principled

World leaders are shaming our Resident!


17 posted on 06/22/2009 4:46:41 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: fhayek

Angela Merkel grew up in then East Germany (born in the West, however her father was given a pastorship at a church 80km north of Berlin), thus she has seen firsthand the oppression of a totalitarian government.

A lot of similarities between the Iron Lady and die Eisenfrau.


18 posted on 06/22/2009 4:46:57 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (Minnesota - You all can go to hell. I'm going to Texas.)
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To: counterpunch

His hair is sure turning gray quickly.


19 posted on 06/22/2009 4:47:36 PM PDT by fishergirl (My warrior, my soldier, my hero - my son. God bless our troops!)
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To: pissant

When you can’t even verbally support the intentions of people who want freedom and fair elections— what are you? What do you have to give the world?

I just want my president to say he supports freedom and justice— is that too much to ask?

We really have to let the rest of the world speak the words of truth and freedom?

REALLY???


20 posted on 06/22/2009 4:50:31 PM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: jessduntno

How long before a German Chancellor has to come to the US and say in halting English: “I am an American” in support of the American people’s attempt to regain their freedom?


21 posted on 06/22/2009 4:51:02 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (Palin Nation = Reagan Country.)
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To: Fred Hayek

Mr. Obama, and the rest of the liberal leadership would do well to listen to those who grew up under totalitarianism, but I am not holding my breath.


22 posted on 06/22/2009 4:51:21 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: fhayek

Why not call for an honest recount. The U. S. does it all the time in cases of close elctions.

Hey, Pres. What’s good for America is good for Iran.

Get behind honesty...if you can.


23 posted on 06/22/2009 4:51:21 PM PDT by plangent
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To: pissant
(Rich Carrol) "There are times in life when choices are stark between good and evil. You need only the spine and courage to recognize both. Look, again, at the photo of shy, demure Samina Malik. She appears quite peaceful doesn't she? Do you know someone like her who beneath the shy smile of Islamic intolerance harbors an implacable hatred for you?

Iran sits on the threshold of developed nuclear weapons; weapons that Muslims world-wide know will make America vulnerable. Will Muslims be emboldened to evoke more irresponsible and provocative behavior towards us here in our home? Will they exert stronger emotions that Israel has no right to exist? Remind yourself this week as you pray to your savior; a Jew.

Remind yourself that this week your anti-American Muslim President said "the danger of the war on terror is over." His anti-white, Muslim past drys on him like an invisible paste.

He lied. The war is just beginning."

24 posted on 06/22/2009 4:53:29 PM PDT by yoe (Pay attention to what Obama does NOT what he says.)
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To: pissant
The first thing the fanatics will do to the silent majority is to disarm them.
25 posted on 06/22/2009 4:55:28 PM PDT by yoe (Pay attention to what Obama does NOT what he says.)
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To: pissant

Must be nice for Germany to have a leader. Sure wish we had one here instead of some dumb-ass community organizer.


26 posted on 06/22/2009 4:57:29 PM PDT by kromike
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To: pissant

Oburkel is for the mullahs. And the freaks at DU, KOS and Moveon are all against those fighting for their freedom. I think it has always been this way. The disordered freaks of the left only pretend to be for freedom. When Obama hits the fan, their true colors show and they are the real fascists.

It should be obvious to all by now, but regular folks are more interested in sports, TV, porn and American Idol. Too bad. We will all lose our freedom and prosperity because of the drones.


27 posted on 06/22/2009 4:58:11 PM PDT by Enoughofthissocialism (Hail Obama! Kill da white peoples!)
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To: pissant

Well, it took a while to percolate to the surface but the lib/dem talking point finally sees the light of day
It’s not about America, it’s about Iran ... nope, freedom and liberty know no borders


28 posted on 06/22/2009 5:00:52 PM PDT by fortunate sun (Tell me what books you want to ban and I'll tell you what type of politics you hold.)
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To: pissant
I distinctly remember Zero's daughter saying in an interview that her father "did not like ice cream."

Then WTF is with all the munchie breaks at the shoppe?

29 posted on 06/22/2009 5:08:49 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: pissant

Merkel, Sarkozy and I don’t know where the Brits are, but, they have received singling out by the Iranian regime, so, they must be somewhat stalwart. But, they are feckless, while, we with and army on two sides have a Pres__ent that believes communism is the next great religion and 0bama is its prophet, does nothing and contemplates doing less.

I was of the opinion that this was an in house cat fight, but, it has taken a life of its own irrelevant to the two people at the top. This has become a struggle to take control of their own lives. I think I would like some caviar with my tea.


30 posted on 06/22/2009 5:09:48 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (For the first time, in my life, I am not proud of my country. Thanks ZerO.)
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To: Will88

Sarah would have known what to say....

Of course, she doesn’t have delusions of grandeur of striking a grand bargain with maniacs.


31 posted on 06/22/2009 5:10:09 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: Aria
Of course, she doesn’t have delusions of grandeur of striking a grand bargain with maniacs.

Barack the Unready just can't comprehend that, now that he's president, that to the Ayatollahs and true believers American is still the Great Satan. Not sure his ego and ignorance will allow him to learn that.

32 posted on 06/22/2009 5:23:30 PM PDT by Will88
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To: pissant

Yep, Angie has bigger bells than the zero.


33 posted on 06/22/2009 5:26:22 PM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: pissant
"Well, Merkel has spoken. How about Urkel"

I think he's already voted 'Present' in between licks of rocky road.
34 posted on 06/22/2009 5:37:55 PM PDT by ThomasSawyer (Democratic Underground: Proof that anyone can figure out how to use a computer.)
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To: fishergirl

I am glad someone else has noticed this. I think its intentional, like clinton dyeing his to match the age group he spoke in front of. I think he is trying to look like he actually gives a crap about this country, and stopped using grecian formula.


35 posted on 06/22/2009 5:41:14 PM PDT by Citizen Soldier (Socialism is the financial arm of Communism)
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To: pissant

I’m sure that between turns on the swingset and walking the dogs...Barry should be back on the smokes any day now.....

Maybe that’s the reason for the new Tabacco laws. He wants to regulate them into trouble then take them over so he can get free smokes. We’ve already got Obama Motors...Why not Obama Tabbacco Products?

I can see the commercials now........When you want to be smooth and cool like the President Smoke new OBAMA-KOOLS Menthols...


36 posted on 06/22/2009 5:42:32 PM PDT by jakerobins ( NO)
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To: counterpunch

Oh my gosh, it is a waffle cone!


37 posted on 06/22/2009 5:46:08 PM PDT by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: Luigi Vasellini
Here's Neda (1982-2009) - her name means 'voice' in Farsi - another woman who had more than Zero: Sorry for the fuzzy photo.
38 posted on 06/22/2009 5:50:02 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Enoughofthissocialism

“We will all lose our freedom and prosperity because of the drones.”

I still have faith that the American spirit stills lives in enough of this to return our country to the freedom and honor of a republic. It will not be easy though. The real trick is to find the statesmen we need.


39 posted on 06/22/2009 6:10:07 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: plangent

Far too late for a recount.

People directly involved reported receiving orders to destroy full ballot boxes the very same night of the election.


40 posted on 06/22/2009 6:10:23 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: pissant

*sigh* to have a strong leader who isn’t afraid to speak the truth!


41 posted on 06/22/2009 6:12:16 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: pissant
Merkel to the Mullahs: We Side with the Protesters

Of course the kind of statement we would expect from a grownup leader as oppose to hot air from the inexperienced One.

This job is way above his pay grade.

42 posted on 06/22/2009 6:12:40 PM PDT by quesera (We are so screwed!!)
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To: jakerobins

“Why not Obama Tabbacco Products?”

Will they have a picture of Big Brother(Obama) on the package like they did in 1984?


43 posted on 06/22/2009 6:12:55 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: FreeSouthernAmerican

“I still have faith that the American spirit stills lives in enough of this to return our country to the freedom and honor of a republic. It will not be easy though. The real trick is to find the statesmen we need.”

Lets try this again.

I still have faith that the American spirit still lives in enough of us to return our country to the freedom and honor of a republic. It will not be easy though. The real trick is to find the statesmen we need.


44 posted on 06/22/2009 6:15:06 PM PDT by FreeSouthernAmerican (All we ask is to be let alone----Jefferson Davis)
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To: PhiKapMom
That is before a Muslim was elected to lead the Country and who is loyal to the Nation of Islam.

0bama had two Muslim fathers.
0bama went to Koran memorization classes (mengaji) for four years in Indonesia

45 posted on 06/22/2009 6:25:33 PM PDT by dennisw ("stealth tribal warfare" is what the Sotomayor nomination is about)
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To: dennisw

Bet he can cite the Koran better then he can the Bible.


46 posted on 06/22/2009 7:13:02 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin for OK Governor/Coburn for Senate 2010 ! Mark Rubio for FL Senate 2010!)
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To: pissant

Thank you, German chancellor Angela Merkel - we’re with you.


47 posted on 06/22/2009 7:15:00 PM PDT by GOPJ (Chubby people live longer - by years! Will food police put a tax on tofu and sprouts!)
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To: paulycy

Good one!


48 posted on 06/22/2009 7:15:44 PM PDT by GOPJ (Chubby people live longer - by years! Will food police put a tax on tofu and sprouts!)
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To: pissant

Hooray Angela Merkel!!!


49 posted on 06/22/2009 7:17:42 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: FreeSouthernAmerican
Yes. The new 2009 Malboro Man.....
50 posted on 06/22/2009 7:18:29 PM PDT by jakerobins ( NO)
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