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Iranian Protesters Are Dying For Freedom Where Is Barack Obama?
Telegraph(UK) ^ | December 27th 2009

Posted on 12/27/2009 9:13:05 PM PST by Steelfish

Iranian Protesters Are Dying For Freedom – Where Is Barack Obama?

By Nile Gardiner December 27th, 2009

I wrote back in June about the shameful silence of the Obama administration during the mass street protests that greeted Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s fraudulent re-election victory as President of Iran. As White House spokesman Robert Gibbs ludicrously put it, the administration was “impressed by the vigorous debate and enthusiasm this election generated.”

Or in Vice President Joe Biden’s words on NBC’s Meet the Press, describing Ahmadinejad’s victory – “we’re going to withhold comment… I mean we’re just waiting to see.” Embarrassingly for Washington, even many European leaders showed more backbone in condemning the Iranian regime’s brutal suppression of protestors, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton humiliatingly outflanked by her French and German counterparts, who had no qualms about speaking out swiftly and firmly against the election result and the actions of the Iranian government.

In the six months that have followed, Barack Obama’s high-risk engagement strategy has simply encouraged more repression from the Mullahs, as well as ever greater levels of defiance over Iran’s nuclear weapons programme.

As Con Coughlin noted in an excellent piece for The Wall Street Journal last month, Obama’s Iran diplomacy isn’t working:

“Iranian human-rights groups say that since the government crackdown began in late June, at least 400 demonstrators have been killed while another 56 are unaccounted, which is several times higher than the official figures. The regime has established a chain of unofficial, makeshift prisons to deal with the protesters, where torture and rape are said to be commonplace. In Tehran alone, 37 young Iranian men and women are reported to have been raped by their captors.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoiran; iran; studentmovement

1 posted on 12/27/2009 9:13:06 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

It’s muslim vs muslim. The sorry assed bastard doesn’t know which side to support.


2 posted on 12/27/2009 9:14:53 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 340 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Steelfish

Golfin’.


3 posted on 12/27/2009 9:15:28 PM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: Steelfish

Surfin’


4 posted on 12/27/2009 9:15:52 PM PST by cranked
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To: null and void
Obama is on vacation.

Obama is on vacation in Hawaii.

Hawaii is about as far away from Iran as you can get in the United States.

Obama is on vacation a long way away from Iran ~

5 posted on 12/27/2009 9:15:56 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Steelfish

6 posted on 12/27/2009 9:16:21 PM PST by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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To: cranked

Hang 10...


7 posted on 12/27/2009 9:17:20 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 340 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Steelfish

8 posted on 12/27/2009 9:17:56 PM PST by CheneyChick (01/20/2013)
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To: CheneyChick

Is that for real? Can’t wait to see what they come up with for Easter...BO Peeps? Chocolate BO Bunnies? (shudder)


9 posted on 12/27/2009 9:21:16 PM PST by azishot (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!)
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To: Steelfish

He’s on a holiday vacation from his perpetual vacation...


10 posted on 12/27/2009 9:22:03 PM PST by KeatsforFirstDog
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To: Steelfish

On Holiday at 4Gs a day for his digs and more for meals and his friends and all the whoopla of being king.
He can’t even figure out what to do when there was an attack on the country though it failed. I guess this Muzzie is trying to figure out how to save his face in the world of his fellow Muzzies..
What a sh*&bag.


11 posted on 12/27/2009 9:28:59 PM PST by celtic gal (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Steelfish

Music to read this thread by...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1FaflUn4Co

Tell the infidels I’m surfin’...surfin’ USA.


12 posted on 12/27/2009 9:29:51 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Steelfish

When I lived in Taxachusetts it always amazed me how many educated people mocked the New Hampshire license plate. Live Free or Die. The Left doesn’t know what to do with that concept.


13 posted on 12/27/2009 9:29:54 PM PST by Rippin
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To: azishot

Imagine naming your puppy Barack 0bama and trying to hide if from the stupid masses as BO...Now if the spelling was Beau ( meaning beautiful in French) we might have been fooled.


14 posted on 12/27/2009 9:31:23 PM PST by celtic gal (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Steelfish
Iranian Protesters Are Dying For Freedom – Where Is Barack Obama?

Probably working on another nitwit plan to win over Ahmadinejad with diplomacy and mutual respect.

15 posted on 12/27/2009 9:32:49 PM PST by Will88
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muawiyah

There is no place on Earth more remote than Hawaii, i.e., there is no place on Earth farther away from any other place on Earth than Hawaii.

16 posted on 12/27/2009 9:33:27 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: I see my hands

This is one case where I will give him the benefit of the doubt. The protesters can’t be seen to “playing into US hands”...I can’t us giving direct support but I hope that we are doing everything we can behind the scenes.

I would imagine that many good, middle-class, educated, Western-thinking people in Iran are starting to get very nervous about becoming part of a large sheet of translucent glass.


17 posted on 12/27/2009 9:43:02 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Steelfish
There's nuttin’ to worry about here.

Obama is dispatching our Supreme Senatorial Dufus, John ‘F’in Kerry, self proclaimed PX war hero, exalted back stabber to America's Veterans, loving proponent to every enemy of America and most eloquent prevaricator to smooth things out.

If things don't work out as well as many hope for, we'll see him sporting a Long Face upon return.

18 posted on 12/27/2009 9:44:40 PM PST by DakotaRed (What happened to the country I fought for?)
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To: Steelfish
Where Is Barack Obama?

Last I heard, he's on the vacation that I can't afford to take after paying for his.

As always.

At least "Where's Waldo" had various and interesting answers.

Or was this a rhetorical question?

19 posted on 12/27/2009 11:48:45 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: The Antiyuppie
The protesters can’t be seen to “playing into US hands”

Sorry I disagree. U.S. support is what they need. Any and all support from the West. It's a golden opportunity to throw some wrench into the regime - the greatest foreign threat to the U.S.

If we can't support them against the nuke regime, we can't support anyone. We're missing the last good chance we have.

20 posted on 12/28/2009 12:11:43 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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