Mahmoud Ahmadinejad thinks he knows what’s best for the American people. According to his most recent letter all he wants to do is help us. We’re like little lost lambs and he’s the shepherd to set us on the right path with his words of wisdom. Words like these:
“We all deplore injustice, the trampling of peoples’ rights and the intimidation and humiliation of human beings.”
Except, of course when they’re bloggers or journalists or women or religious or ethnic minorities in Iran, or Jews or Sunnis or Lebanese Christians or any of the other groups that Iran has made open war on outside of their borders.
“We all detest darkness, deceit, lies and distortion, and seek and admire salvation, enlightenment, sincerity and honesty.”
A statement whose cynicism exceeds the capacity of the rational mind to come to terms with given the source.
“Our nation has always extended its hand of friendship to all other nations of the world.”
Of course that hand is usually holding a gun or on the trigger of a bomb. And nothing is friendlier than having your Hezbollah stooges fire rockets into Israeli villages, or having your fifth-columnists in Iraq kidnap and murder innocents on a daily basis.
“Hundreds of thousands of my Iranian compatriots are living amongst you in friendship and peace, and are contributing positively to your society.”
Indeed they are. They’re living here because they fled Iran in fear for their lives and freedom when the oppressive theocratic regime Ahmadinejad heads up took power.
“I am confident that you, the American people, will play an instrumental role in the establishment of justice and spirituality throughout the world.”
And one of the best ways to do that would be to destroy the government of Iran and the culture of religious fanaticism which spawned it by any means available.
All of his hyperbole and hypocrisy aside, when Ahmadinejad gets down to the heart of his argument, it’s all about the evil zionists and our “blind support” for them. If we just turned against the Jews who “have imposed themselves on a substantial portion of the banking, financial, cultural and media sectors” then we could be free and make nice with the Mullahs instead. We could trade our mutual funds, art museums and Hollywood movies for burkhas, the Koran and five daily prayers. Won’t our lives be better for it?
Yes, if we just gave Iraq to Iran they could then use it as a base from which to launch a full-scale invasion of Israel, wipe out all the Jews and bring peace and brotherhood to the world. As they’ve shown time and again, nothing is more peaceful and harmonious than a nice mass grave.
Crazy though his letter is, it hasn’t fallen on deaf ears. Ahmadinejad watches CNN. He knows America is full of people who are deluded and weak minded and eager to hear any message that paints America as the villain. We told him we were ready to listen to him on the first Tuesday in November. We tell him again and again in our media and even on blogs like this one.
He’s concerned for us. He knows our government doesn’t care about our welfare and thinks it would be great if we abandonned the War on Terror and spent the “astronomical US military expenditures in Iraq for the welfare and prosperity of the American people.” After all, he points out, “countless Americans continue to live in poverty and homelessness.” Hey, perhaps we could send the poor and the homeless to Iran. The Koran says they’re required to help the poor, so let’s give them an opportunity.
All of which raises one question: Why does a foreign leader who sponsors terrorism and has demonstrated a virulent hatred for the United States care so much about us? Or could it be that he’d just like us to stop opposing terrorism and oppression and let him get on with slaughtering the Jews and enslaving as much of the world as he can get his hands on?
Ahmadinejad is the Mullah’s Meat Puppet, the ranting voice of theocratic expansionism, racism and intolerance. He speaks on behalf of a movement and a community which consider the United States to be the ‘great Satan’, and has sworn to destroy us. If he’s sending us suggestions in a letter, shouldn’t we do exactly the opposite?
In his letter he’s playing on the already demonstrated weakness of the American people, who’ve grown weary of war, and have been manipulated by the media into thinking there’s no chance for a positive outcome. He wants to reinforce that defeatism and fuel the fires of negativity. If the American people give up then he and his monstrous cohorts win, and the great irony is that we lay our own necks on the block, ready for the headsman’s sword.
The mere existence of this letter tells us some very important things. First, that despite our failures, we’re still a big pain in the ass to the Iranians. We may be flailing around chaotically in Iraq, but we’re getting in their way and we’re interfering with their plans. Second, Ahmadinejad has successful identified our weak point, the inclination of the media and some politicians to pander to the basest instincts of the public rather than stand fast and do the right thing. He’s listened to Cindy Sheehan and Jack Murtha and he’s banking on their naivete and the simplemindedness of their followers. He assumes that if he offers us an olive branch we’ll be too misty eyed to notice the sword in his other hand. The scary part is that he may have read us just right. And if you find yourself agreeing with the points he makes in the letter, perhaps you’ve lost sight of the big picture and have forgotten that no matter what mistakes America has made, our mistakes don’t turn terrorists, murderers and dictators into heroes or wash the blood from their hands.
Ahmedinijad is not our friend. We are the mountain he needs to tear down to get everything he and his masters have dreamed of. He’s not even the friend of those on the left who greet his messages with such enthusiasm. After he drowns the last zionist baby in the waters of the Mediterranean he’ll be looking to feed his sword on American blood.
Perhaps we should read this cynical missive as a reminder that our focus in reassessing the War on Terror should not be on how to end it, but on how to do it better and more effectively, so we can take Ahmadinejad’s words of lies, racism and condescension and cram them down his platitude-filled throat.Powered by Sidelines