Skip to comments.2009 FLASHBACK: Obama cautious as violent protests sweep Tehran (Remove Iran's Ahmadinejad? No way!)
Posted on 02/10/2011 2:38:16 PM PST by Libloather
Obama cautious as violent protests sweep Tehran
By Warren P. Strobel | McClatchy Newspapers
Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009
TEHRAN, Iran Violence flared across Iran on Monday with the first reported death from anti-government riots, as hundreds of thousands of defiant Tehranis took to the streets demanding "Where is my vote?" after Friday's disputed presidential election.
The unrest, possibly Iran's worst political crisis since the 1979 Islamic revolution, confounded predictions that the regime would be able to contain the fallout from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's unexpected claim of a landslide victory.
President Barack Obama spoke cautiously in his first comments about the election, in an apparent attempt to preserve his initiative for direct diplomacy with Iran on a range of issues, including its nuclear program.
He said he was "deeply troubled" by the violence against the protesters, but that it was "up to Iran to determine its own leaders," and as "odious as I consider some of President Ahmadinejad's statements," he was determined to continue pursuing "tough, direct dialogue."
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Don't forget - the rookie Hussein is to the LEFT of the socialist Bernie Sanders.
Today - "People are calling for change."
...just as long as the Muslims can gain power.
Now that I think of it, during that period we didn’t hear the label “Muslim Brotherhood” lofted even once.
And Obama NEVER suggested a peaceful transition, or their involvement in that transition. In fact, I don’t think the word transition was ever uttered by the Obama team.
Can’t wait to hear what Rush has to say about the latest development in Egypt.
Mubarak makes zero look like the moron he is.
it wasn’t, curious isn’;t it how Obama chose Cairo to make his speech
How Ayers and wife has been over there since that speech many times.
How code pink is now over there.
How left wing groups, Soros groups and unions from around the world are sending messages to the protesters.
Then obama said nothing about transition with Iran.
CIA, said they told this admin repeatedly that this was about to happen.
Our corrupt biased media have never told an ounce of truth about all of this.
Must be an amazing coincidence hey
It took four years for Carter to have 3 foreign policy disasters!
There you go Manc, making sense again... ;^)
32 years to the week Carter threw the Shah under the bus, as Obama threw Mubarak under the bus.
But we have only 633 days left to throw Obama under the bus.
Ironic that the Shah exiled to Egypt.
Yet our fearless leader now says he decides that it is time for Mubarak to go!
Where was Obama when... I died for freedom in Iran?
Mubarak is right on one thing when he says, "I Am an Arab Warrior, not a Community Organizer."
God help Egypt, Israel and the United States! With Obama at the helm, we certainly need all the help when can get!
can you tell my misses please?
She agrees with me on that post but anything else and forget about it
The kid is in over his pay grade, I'm afraid.
Iran is part of the Russia-Chavez-ChiCom alliance.
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.'":
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.":
Obama, Chavez shake hands at Americas Summit:
We are creating a new world, a balanced world. A new world order, a multipolar world, Chavez told reporters during a visit to Communist China, one of many. His new world order includes [RUSSIA], China, Iran,... and a significantly weakened United States, he explained.
Resurgent Communism in Latin America
by Alex Newman, March 16, 2010:
Did that help?
In the context of his eagerness to overthrow an ally, what he did not do for Iranians is despicable and immoral.
Soros his master controls what Obama does.
Egypt has recently become a net importer of petroleum. Before this time, Egypt has used oil money to subsidize food for the Egyptian people. Food prices are up, subsidies are gone, and the people are protesting. To my eyes, this is the same thing as what happened in Greece. Perhaps Greece's government should be overthrown.
LOL not really but appreciate it.
Oh sure..., now you tell me.
I’m thinking your wife has struck the butcher knife deep, and you’re kiddin’ me. LOL
You take care bud.
Mullahs' regime in Iran, OTOH, are true Islamic rulers together with their thorough Islamic Constitution, which stipulates many 'democratic' elements within the strict confines of Islam (such as voting & political participation by non-moslems, freedom of religion, assembly, etc..). The fact is that, in practice, it, primarily, has a semblance of 'democracy' & on paper only.
IMO, A reason, Obama referred to 2009 riots in Iran as "They are having a robust discussion" & "the U.S. should not interfere in Iranian "internal" affairs", was because Iranian regime is already a thorough Islamic one.
Obama doesn't have a problem with the Iranian regime because he believes, unlike Egypt under Mubarak or Iran under the Shah, the Islamic regime in Iran reflects the will of the majority of the People. So, it seems a religious dictatorship, to Obama, is not a 'dictatorship' at all, so long as it has democratic provisions under Islamic laws.
And, that the 2009 riots in Irans were primarily a post-election dispute between the two factions of the same Islamic regime.