Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: U.S. contacted Iran's ayatollah before election
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.
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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.
Young Woman (Neda) shot to death in Terhran. 6/20/2009
Crowd Hunting Basij, Man shot. 6/20/2009
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He’s a fake, lier, coward and traitor. Case closed.
“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?
So....what is Barry’s definition of meddling, then? I’m confused....
For those that missed the presser could you elaborate on Major Garret’s question, please?
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
Don’t forget ‘Toon’ as well...
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.
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.
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 Grants 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.
Obama and Clinton are stupid to negoiate any thing with Iran.
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.
He said.... These are your strongest words to day and followed with ...
WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG>..
LOL Obama about had a coniption...
What a sneak this poser is.
How'd that open hand thingie go, 0bummer?
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.)
this was before the election last year (march of 2008)
Bump for later.
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and a thank you for your dedication, may the 4th of July bring another celebration of freedom for the world to witness;
I wonder how many other pre-election deals 0 made ... and how he benefited personally.
It made him mad taht someone would ask such a question...but the question was spot on.
Next to Neda’s video this is the worst I have seen.
Two men shot GRAPHIC
Thank you for your good works.
Says it all, IMO.
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
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 citys 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?
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.
There’s hope that not all WH reporters are potted plants and 0’s honeymoon may soon be over.
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.
I saw the clip afterward on the news. Wonder how long Major Garrett will be allowed in the press room.
Color me unsurprised.
If Obama truly didn't want to meddle in the politics of Iran, he would have waited until after the election.
Ah yes, this is the typcial MEDDLING OF A MARXIST POS WHO CODDLES ISLAMISTS AND COMMUNISTS
"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.
Anybody have a video clip of that exchange? I’ve been in a hole all day long and haven’t seen any news.
Bumping you, maggie. Thanks. Chilling.
It’s not just you.
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’!
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!"
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?
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.
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.
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.
“I am a very good driver..... vanilla, definitely vanilla”
That idiot did not understand Providence and now it is learn as you go.