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Obama: 'Not Too Late' for Iranian Government to Peacefully Resolve Unrest (Hit the reset button)
fox news ^ | 6/23/2009 | fox news

Posted on 06/23/2009 1:56:51 PM PDT by tobyhill

President Obama implored the Iranian regime Tuesday to pursue a "peaceful path" to resolve the election dispute that has thrown the country into chaos, saying it's "not too late" for the government to do so and engage with the international community.

Though some analysts see the protests on the streets of Iran as a potential tipping point that could eventually lead to the toppling of the regime, the U.S. president made clear that he's still interested in reviving diplomatic ties with the hard-line Islamic government.

Obama said the United States is "appalled and outraged" by the regime's crackdown on protesters, but that his administration is taking a wait-and-see attitude.

"What's happened in Iran is profound and we're still waiting to see how it plays itself out," Obama said at a press conference. "It's not too late for the Iranian government to recognize that there is a peaceful path that will lead to stability and legitimacy and prosperity for the Iranian people. We hope they take it." He said there remains a path for the country to engage with the global community.

Obama also dismissed concerns that he's not speaking out forcefully enough in support of the protesters, saying the Iranian people can "speak for themselves." At the same time, he used tougher language than he has in recent days.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoiran; iran

1 posted on 06/23/2009 1:56:52 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

2 posted on 06/23/2009 1:57:15 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: tobyhill

As opposed to how appalled and upset we were over a week ago when it started and the Boy King said nothing.


3 posted on 06/23/2009 1:57:58 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: tobyhill

You just know he’s tired of this Iran “sideshow” and wants to get back to destroying capitalism, socializing medicine, confiscating firearms and all the rest of the “important agenda” that Mr. Soros elected him to do.


4 posted on 06/23/2009 2:00:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In memory of my father, Gunnery Sgt., USMC, WWII and Korea, 1925-2002)
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To: counterpunch
“I'm burning, I'm burning!”, Soltan’s final words.

I guess Obama was having a brain freeze and didn't hear the words.

5 posted on 06/23/2009 2:01:28 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly...it’s a distraction to his ‘Remake’ of the United States!!


6 posted on 06/23/2009 2:01:43 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: tobyhill
"It's not too late for the Iranian government to recognize that there is a peaceful path that will lead to stability and legitimacy and prosperity for the Iranian people. We hope they take it."

"Stop gassing the protesters so we can get back to appeasing you!"

7 posted on 06/23/2009 2:01:43 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: tobyhill

What a coward Obama is.


8 posted on 06/23/2009 2:01:55 PM PDT by swaimh ("... shall not be infringed." The most important four words of the Second Amendment)
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To: tobyhill

Contrast his statement to this: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Man, I miss my boss!


9 posted on 06/23/2009 2:03:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In memory of my father, Gunnery Sgt., USMC, WWII and Korea, 1925-2002)
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To: tobyhill

There’s not any usefulness in Muslims choosing one terrorist candidate or another terrorist candidate... they are both the same.

And, when people *choose* that very oppressive totalitarian state *themselves* — which is called Islam, that defective and false religio-governmental idealogy which engages in these things — then that is *their own choice* for choosing that very thing.

There is only *one* God and that’s the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. All else is false and results in man’s slavery upon others of mankind. Nothing better than that comes out of rejecting the one true God.

Our founding fathers knew better and that’s why they referenced the one true God, that Creator God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

BUT, having said that, it’s up to each person to choose what they *want to live under*, and if the people choose to adhere to the evil and oppressive religion as their own personal choice, then they *get* exactly what they want for themselves. That’s exactly the nature of the evil and false and oppressive idealogy of Islam.

Everyone probably should view these videos... to get better educated on what the people of Iran have chosen for themselves in *being* Muslim...

Also, for anyone else wanting to find out about the deceptive and evil practices of Muslims and how they try to fool the “infidels” so they can perpetrate their overthrow of their governments..., see the following...

Muslim Demographics...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-3X5hIFXYU

and also, this...

Islam: What the West Needs to Know - FULL LENGTH ENGLISH VERSION
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-871902797772997781

and then, looking at this...

“The Third Jihad” (video - abridged version of film)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2271522/posts

You’ll find the information about Takiyya, the “lying through your teeth” practice of Muslims... to infidels...


Submitted by Clare M. Lopez (United States), Apr 29, 2005 at 18:53

Dear Mr. Pipes:

I am sure you are aware of it, but perhaps it would help the average reader to better understand what we are up against with committed Islamist jihadis, if the concept of “takiyya” were included in a story like this. In fact, to the Western way of thinking and within our ethical framework, deception is deception and it is wrong.

Within the Muslim moral universe, the concept of “takiyya”, which is religiously-sanctioned deception to protect or promote Islam, is not only moral, it is admirable because it comes from the Koran and experiences of Muhammad himself. This by no means is to excuse the behavior of a character like Moussaoui, but to place that behavior in a context about which most Americans know nothing. As Sun Tzu said many centuries ago, “Know thine enemy as you know thyself.”

Sincerely,
Clare M. Lopez
Executive Director, Iran Policy Committee
Washington, DC


at http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/21891


10 posted on 06/23/2009 2:05:18 PM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: tobyhill

Well, why is choosing one Muslim terrorist leader considered to be better than choosing a different Muslim terrorist leader?

Here’s your other Muslim terrorist candidate...


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mousavi

Iranian reformist may seem moderate but his history is one of a radical sympathizer of the ayatollahs’ regime. Can a leopard really change its spots?

Smadar Peri
Published: 06.18.09, 14:22 / Israel News

Reformist Iranian leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi, with his sleek, striped shirts and overall serene demeanor, may seem like the nuclear threat-wary West’s wildest dream, but a closer look into the man’s past reveals a darker image, of a man who was a radical sympathizer of the ayatollahs.

Mousavi (67), who became Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s main political rival during the last presidential race, is an architect by training, an amateur artist and a would-be poet, who has penned dozens of romantic songs.

His presidential campaign focused on problems rooted within the Islamic Republic: He pledged to improve the status of women, fight unemployment, poverty and the younger generation’s disconcerting affection for drugs, and he vowed that change will come.

His resume, however, depicts an extremist – a man who is not so different than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

[ ... ]


at http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3733426,00.html


11 posted on 06/23/2009 2:06:14 PM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: tobyhill

Wow!


12 posted on 06/23/2009 2:10:49 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: tobyhill

Why not have Jimmuh Cartuh supervise the Iran election?


13 posted on 06/23/2009 2:13:40 PM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: tobyhill
NOT TOO LATE???????? What kind of a pimply assed, scaredy cat moron do we have in this White House?

NOT TOO LATE??? What about the hundreds already slaughtered in the streets?

Geez...this is a lamer excuse for a a comment than even I expected from 0...and needless to say i wasn't expecting much.

14 posted on 06/23/2009 2:13:40 PM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: tobyhill

What’s really bizarre is this is the type of answer he gave after Major Garrett asked :
“ Are the Iranian diplomats still invited to the State Dept 4th of July parties ? “

Obama refused to answer Garrett’s question.
Instead, he went off into BlahBlahland talking boilerplate gobbledygook.
BTW-The party for the Iranians is still on.
Dead people in the street will not get in the way of Barry entertaining fellow ideologues.

Nothing however, topped Garrett’s first question-

” If you were so outraged, why did it take so long ..?”


15 posted on 06/23/2009 2:15:53 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: pgkdan
Hussein is not scared. Look at his religion and his past. He is working for his friends, against his enemies.

And this traitor is POTUS. I'm not telling you anything you already don't know. Just torquing you....

Now, go buy some ammo.

16 posted on 06/23/2009 2:16:46 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: tobyhill

Please please unclench that fist.

Is it just me, or does king 0 sound like he really and truly wants the clerics to win?


17 posted on 06/23/2009 2:17:05 PM PDT by mojito
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To: tobyhill
Hey, Barry?

Nobody really cares what you have to say about this.

Go get some more ice cream or something.

'K?

18 posted on 06/23/2009 2:18:39 PM PDT by Allegra ( Iran Azadi!)
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To: tobyhill

19 posted on 06/23/2009 2:18:54 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bingo! Bingo! Bingo! Bingo! Bingo!


20 posted on 06/23/2009 2:20:15 PM PDT by avacado
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To: tobyhill

“Evil still stalks the planet. Its ideology may be nothing more than blood lust; no program more complex than economic plunder or military aggrandizement. But it is evil all the same. And wherever there are forces that would destroy the human spirit and diminish human potential, they must be recognized and they must be countered.” —Ronald Reagan


21 posted on 06/23/2009 2:21:59 PM PDT by casino66 ( If I vote Dem I'll get everything 'free')
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To: counterpunch

The Iranian people CAN NOT speak for themselves!!!! Zero is an imbicile.


22 posted on 06/23/2009 2:22:52 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: tobyhill

“What’s happened in Iran is profound and we’re still waiting to see how it plays itself out,”

Tanslation...
“When it comes to picking sides between true freedom fighters and despots, we’re just uninterested spectators.”


23 posted on 06/23/2009 2:28:24 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yesterday Mark Levin mentioned Reagans Christmas address of 1981. Here’s an excerpt from Reagan regarding Soviet controlled Poland and the full text at link below.

“I want emphatically to state tonight that if the outrages in Poland do not cease, we cannot and will not conduct ``business as usual’’ with the perpetrators and those who aid and abet them. Make no mistake, their crime will cost them dearly in their future dealings with America and free peoples everywhere. I do not make this statement lightly or without serious reflection.”

http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1981/122381e.htm


24 posted on 06/23/2009 2:44:40 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: pgkdan

Obama is like the child tyrant that after commanding “Off with their heads,” and as the axes fall now commands, “On with their heads.”


25 posted on 06/23/2009 3:22:45 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: tobyhill; All

How is that Der Fuhrer knows it’s “not too late”; is he in charge of events in Iran as well?????


26 posted on 06/23/2009 3:54:32 PM PDT by Wuli
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