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EXCLUSIVE: U.S. contacted Iran's ayatollah before election
Washington Times ^ | 6/24/09 | Barbara Salvin

Posted on 06/23/2009 7:30:46 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey

Prior to this month's disputed presidential election in Iran, the Obama administration sent a letter to the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calling for an improvement in relations, according to interviews and the leader himself.

Ayatollah Khamenei confirmed the letter toward the end of a lengthy sermon last week, in which he accused the United States of fomenting protests in his country in the aftermath of the disputed June 12 presidential election.

U.S. officials declined to discuss the letter on Tuesday, a day in which President Obama gave his strongest condemnation yet of the Iranian crackdown against protesters.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoiran; iran; islam; khamenei; obama; prequel; tm
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I think Major Garret was on to something. Obama is all smoke and mirrors he already was working behind the scenes with Iran prior to the election, notice how this tidbit was absent from today's lectures... Obama is far from condemning the illegitimate election of Amadmanjihadi. Obama is still of the mind that they can sit and share a Hookah and talk about what it will be like in a Post Israeli world.
1 posted on 06/23/2009 7:30:46 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey
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To: Typical_Whitey
Obama was angry at Garret...because Garret was spot on target.

Obama is in a dilema of his own anti-traditional American making.

George Bush's legacy and fight endures in the Mid East, despite, and in spite of Obama, and THAT is Obama's real dilema.

It was George Bush's policy of direct engagement and support of liberty that has led to the people of Iran seeing the measure of freedom now established on both sides of them in Iraq and Afghjanistan...and desiring it for themselves.

Obama cannot possibly go too far in recognizing that, or he absolutely repudiates himself and his entire foreign policy.

...but the fight in Iran is far from over, and is getting brutal.


WARNING:GRAPHIC:

Young Woman (Neda) shot to death in Terhran. 6/20/2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fVyGo7rZUI

Crowd Hunting Basij, Man shot. 6/20/2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYaL4mA-bSY


RUNNING BATTLES IN TEHRAN

URGENT: HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT IRANIAN PROTESTORS RIGHT NOW...ON TWITTER

AMERICANS SUPPORTING IRAN LIBERTY

AMERICANS DON'T NEED OBAMA SPEAKING FOR THEM, WE'RE FREE AND CAN SPEAK FOR OURSELVES

POEM FOR THE ROOFTOPS OF IRAN - INCREDIBLY MOVING

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2 posted on 06/23/2009 7:36:59 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Typical_Whitey

He’s a fake, lier, coward and traitor. Case closed.


3 posted on 06/23/2009 7:37:09 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Typical_Whitey; marron; swarthyguy; okie01

“On the one hand, they [the Obama administration] write a letter to us to express their respect for the Islamic Republic and for re-establishment of ties, and on the other hand they make these remarks. Which one of these remarks are we supposed to believe?”

Like I said ;),

They took “respect for the Islamic Republic” to mean respect for the government, different than past presidents who used only “Iran.” They cannot understand Obama. But who really does?


4 posted on 06/23/2009 7:38:10 PM PDT by Shermy ("The whole world has financed the United States, ...they have a reciprocal debt with the planet.")
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To: Typical_Whitey

Nice find


5 posted on 06/23/2009 7:39:21 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Typical_Whitey

So....what is Barry’s definition of meddling, then? I’m confused....


6 posted on 06/23/2009 7:40:34 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Typical_Whitey; Jeff Head

For those that missed the presser could you elaborate on Major Garret’s question, please?


7 posted on 06/23/2009 7:40:53 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Typical_Whitey

American history will not favor President Øcoward no matter what his excuses, and in the sad event the protesters are crushed,

pictures of the oppressor Ahmadinejad and the appeaser Øbama together will be a small part of what else the Iranian crackdown now hides by kicking out the press


8 posted on 06/23/2009 7:41:25 PM PDT by Son House (President Øbama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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To: Dallas59

Don’t forget ‘Toon’ as well...


9 posted on 06/23/2009 7:42:42 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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Dear Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,

No matter which way the winds are blowing I will support your wishes on who you chose as the President of Iran. As a little boy I learned that the sweetest sound on earth is the Ayatollah’s call to Prayer to wipe out the anti-islam infidels.

Sincerely,

BHO


10 posted on 06/23/2009 7:43:15 PM PDT by ncfool (The GEORGE BUSH revolution has finally arrived in Iran! Where is Obama?)
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To: Typical_Whitey

To me, the most gut-wrenching thing Obama has said, and recently reiterated, is that Muslim women have the right to cover themselves in the burqa or nigab in America. Praise God for Sarkozy who will institute a total ban in France if he is successful.

This removal of a woman’s face and identity is brutal and often to cover bruises. Tunisia banned the face coverings and lo and behold, they have no problem with extremists and a booming tourist industry.


11 posted on 06/23/2009 7:46:51 PM PDT by bukkdems (When we end our dependence on oil, what will we do without plastic?)
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To: Typical_Whitey; cranked

Timmerman tells Bob Grant: Obama and Clinton secretly negotiating with Iran
Bob Grant show | 03.07.08 | Perdogg

Posted on Friday, March 07, 2008 9:04:13 PM by Perdogg

Author Kenneth Timmermann was on Bob Grant’s radio show tonight and he said that both the Obama and Clinton campaigns were secretly negotiating with the Iranian Islamic Republic.

Timmermann said his source said that Obama has promised to recognized the Islamic Republic of Iran in exchange for a scale down nuclear weapons program. It also included what influence Iran would have in Iraq.

The Islamic Republic believes that Obama has a better chance in the winning the election.

I have heard Timmermann before and he seems to be a credible person even though he writes for Newsmax. He throughly documents and sources what he says.


12 posted on 06/23/2009 7:48:01 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Perdogg

Obama and Clinton are stupid to negoiate any thing with Iran.


13 posted on 06/23/2009 7:52:03 PM PDT by ncfool (The GEORGE BUSH revolution has finally arrived in Iran! Where is Obama?)
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To: Typical_Whitey

The problem is that the Administration is still committed to its “diplomacy” with the Iran regime. Anything that the regime does is irrelevant. It doesn’t matter. The Administration’s stated policy is one of neutrality - despite the declarations of concern.

I long for a government that would be “crass” enough to look out after U.S. interests, and not everyone else’s.


14 posted on 06/23/2009 7:52:24 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The Democrats have returned to their game of supporting totalitarian regimes. Now they're muslim.)
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To: maggief

He said.... These are your strongest words to day and followed with ...

WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG>..

LOL Obama about had a coniption...


15 posted on 06/23/2009 7:53:48 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (World, let me be the first to appologize for America's recent timidity and weakness.)
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To: Perdogg

What a sneak this poser is.


16 posted on 06/23/2009 7:56:00 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: Typical_Whitey
"the Obama administration sent a letter to the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calling for an improvement in relations"

How'd that open hand thingie go, 0bummer?

17 posted on 06/23/2009 7:57:07 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (It's the spending, stupid!)
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To: Son House
THAT is the mantra which will stick, and will sink him.

Obama is a coward.

(He's a scrawny metrosexual, obviously dominated by his henpecking wife. And he wants to get rid of pick-up trucks and downsize the military. All we are missing is the feather boa and autographed photo of him with Richard Simmons.)

Cheers!

18 posted on 06/23/2009 7:57:57 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: ncfool

this was before the election last year (march of 2008)


19 posted on 06/23/2009 8:01:08 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Jeff Head

Bump for later.


20 posted on 06/23/2009 8:01:47 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Since they call Bush, "Dubya" then I must insist on calling Barry, "Hussein" *2009=1984 on steroids*)
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To: Jeff Head

Today’s youtube submissions,

http://www.youtube.com/results?uploaded=d&search_query=iran&search_type=videos

and a thank you for your dedication, may the 4th of July bring another celebration of freedom for the world to witness;


21 posted on 06/23/2009 8:02:13 PM PDT by Son House (President Øbama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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To: Typical_Whitey

Thanks.

I wonder how many other pre-election deals 0 made ... and how he benefited personally.


22 posted on 06/23/2009 8:03:55 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
He mentioned that Obama used the terms "appalled" and "outraged" in the Press conference and then asked him, "Why so late?"

It made him mad taht someone would ask such a question...but the question was spot on.

23 posted on 06/23/2009 8:04:16 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff~
Next to Neda’s video this is the worst I have seen.

Two men shot GRAPHIC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npdISZUtdmU

Thank you for your good works.


24 posted on 06/23/2009 8:05:00 PM PDT by califamily4W (Freedom!)
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To: Typical_Whitey
Imho, Obama has shown himself to live up to the worst stereotype of a politician - one without personal moral conviction who sees how the wind blows, then acts accordingly.
25 posted on 06/23/2009 8:05:35 PM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: khnyny

Says it all, IMO.

(no link)

CHICAGO A NEWCOMER TO THE BUSINESS OF POLITICS HAS SEEN ENOUGH TO REACH SOMECONCLUSIONS ABOUT RESTORING VOTERS’ TRUST.
Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - Saturday, August 3, 1996
Author: JOE FROLIK NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT

EXCERPT

Before entering the race, Obama said, he spoke to about 30 elected officials in the district, which includes the integrated, middle class neighborhood around the University of Chicago as well as some of the city’s poorest precincts.

“Not one asked me where I stood on an issue,” he says, smiling.

“What they cared about was, `Who sent you? How much money you got?’


26 posted on 06/23/2009 8:08:00 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Typical_Whitey
'ol bambi sure found himself on the wrong side of this one.

This won't play well in Peoria...cutting a deal with Theocratic despots...inviting them over for hot dogs on the 4th...while they're shooting innocents on the streets.

27 posted on 06/23/2009 8:08:58 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: Shermy
Maybe it's just me, but the similarities between their election, the voter fraud, (even though we had no rioting in the streets, we had threats of such if zero was not elected) and neither country will ever know the truth about those “elected”. Also, similar activities in Kenya because of a cousin he coached about how to get elected and even campaigned for. The man is not to be trusted, and there has got to be ways to uncover that.
28 posted on 06/23/2009 8:10:05 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Jeff Head

There’s hope that not all WH reporters are potted plants and 0’s honeymoon may soon be over.


29 posted on 06/23/2009 8:10:46 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Garrett’s question-If you were so outraged, what took you so long to speak out -really rocked Barry.
Garrett then set off the Weinergate kafuffle by asking Obama if he was still inviting Iranian representatives to Fourth of July parties
for hot dogs and fireworks.
Barry refused to answer him and went off on a tangent about Iran that had nothing to do with the question.


30 posted on 06/23/2009 8:11:32 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Typical_Whitey

I saw the clip afterward on the news. Wonder how long Major Garrett will be allowed in the press room.


31 posted on 06/23/2009 8:13:43 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: gidget7

bttt


32 posted on 06/23/2009 8:18:00 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Thud

Color me unsurprised.


33 posted on 06/23/2009 8:18:09 PM PDT by Dark Wing
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To: Typical_Whitey
Prior to this month's disputed presidential election in Iran, the Obama administration sent a letter to the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calling for an improvement in relations, according to interviews and the leader himself.

If Obama truly didn't want to meddle in the politics of Iran, he would have waited until after the election.

34 posted on 06/23/2009 8:21:09 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Typical_Whitey

Ah yes, this is the typcial MEDDLING OF A MARXIST POS WHO CODDLES ISLAMISTS AND COMMUNISTS


35 posted on 06/23/2009 8:24:41 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Shermy
i>They took “respect for the Islamic Republic” to mean respect for the government, different than past presidents who used only “Iran.” They cannot understand Obama. But who really does?

"Understanding" Obama is really quite simple. First ask, "what is best for Obama?"

Six months into the Clinton administration, I was embarrassed for my country.

Five months into the Obama administration, I am ashamed for my country.

36 posted on 06/23/2009 8:31:22 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

Anybody have a video clip of that exchange? I’ve been in a hole all day long and haven’t seen any news.


37 posted on 06/23/2009 8:36:39 PM PDT by manapua
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To: Perdogg

Monday, February 02, 2009

FOLLOWUP / CONFIRMATION: AT LEAST ONE OBAMA ADVISOR WAS KISSING UP TO IRAN BEFORE THE ELECTION; PERRY SAT IN CONFERENCE (meeting sponsor is supporter of Hamas / enemy of Israel)

http://jewpoint.blogspot.com/2009/02/followup-confirmation-at-least-one.html


38 posted on 06/23/2009 8:37:13 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: maggief

Bumping you, maggie. Thanks. Chilling.


39 posted on 06/23/2009 8:40:32 PM PDT by Miss Behave ("WE WANT FREEDOM!")
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To: gidget7

It’s not just you.


40 posted on 06/23/2009 8:46:15 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: maggief

I wonder how many other pre-election deals 0 made ... and how he benefited personally.
__________________________________________-

He did in other countries even BEFORE his f###ing election! Hello? Logan Act? The lights are on....and nobody is HOME! They’ve been ‘outsourced’!


41 posted on 06/23/2009 8:51:08 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: Typical_Whitey
Remember April Glasby. Told Saddam we didn't consider his spat with Kuwait any of our business. She is widely considered to have effectively given Saddam the green light to attack Kuwait.

Obama before the Iranian election....effectively: "go ahead and do anything you want in the election, we will talk to you afterward no matter what!"

42 posted on 06/23/2009 8:56:23 PM PDT by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: Typical_Whitey
I have an Iranian friend who is a doctor. He says the death count is over 780. This is a link to pictures from June 13-22 that he sent me. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fhashemi/sets/72157619758530748/show/ Some pictures we've seen - some are new.
43 posted on 06/23/2009 8:56:29 PM PDT by DukeBillie ("The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity" Harlan Ellison)
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To: bukkdems
To me, the most gut-wrenching thing Obama has said, and recently reiterated, is that Muslim women have the right to cover themselves in the burqa or nigab in America. Praise God for Sarkozy who will institute a total ban in France if he is successful.

I think Islam is a cult and I think Obama is a destructive socialist, that being said, why isn't what Sarkozy is thinking of instituting an infringement of liberty and freedom of religion? How about a nun in a full habit or a jewish woman who wears a wig?

44 posted on 06/23/2009 9:04:32 PM PDT by frogjerk (C-NJ)
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To: DukeBillie
“...He says the death count is over 780....”

And Obama didn't speak up for them.

He is the most shameful of all humanity. Disgusting.

He is not what America stands for, he is a despicable disgrace.

45 posted on 06/23/2009 9:09:42 PM PDT by 444Flyer (")
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To: Typical_Whitey
Obama is a fool. He got pwned by events.

He actually thought the elections would be inconsequential, and by reaching out to Khamenei before the election, he would ingratiate himself rather than looking like he was reaching out only after the election. He gambled, foolishly. He lost.

This is what happens when arrogance meets naivete. It reminds me of Carter, in his post-presidency, observing the looming elections from the safety of his Managua hotel room, was convinced Ortega would win the 1990 Nicaraguan elections, while massive voter turnout in the countryside catapulted Chamorro to power.

We are seeing a "reboot" of the Carter administration. Instead of a folksy farmer, we have a suave city slicker. Instead of southern, we have Chicagoan. The naivete is the same, but the arrogance is far worse today.

Obama needs to go back to street hustling, eating frozen custard, and complaining about the price of arugula. He needs to leave foreign policy to the adults.

46 posted on 06/23/2009 9:14:04 PM PDT by magellan
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To: Jeff Head

47 posted on 06/23/2009 9:14:14 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: Typical_Whitey

Obama is slowly working his way over to the proper position like a 4-year old in roller skates, holding onto the partition the entire way.


48 posted on 06/23/2009 9:14:19 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: counterpunch

“I am a very good driver..... vanilla, definitely vanilla”


49 posted on 06/23/2009 9:15:27 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

That idiot did not understand Providence and now it is learn as you go.


50 posted on 06/23/2009 9:17:15 PM PDT by eyedigress
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