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  • Ahmadinejad Promises a Harsh Blow to “Global Arrogance"

    Iran’s firebrand president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been unusually active this week in the run-up to the February 11th anniversary of Iran’s 1979 revolution. On Sunday he proclaimed that Iran will deliver a harsh blow to “Global Arrogance” (the United States) on the anniversary, a remark that has spurred speculation as to what he intends to do then.

    In Ahmadinejad’s twisted mind, Iran is a world power that leads a global alliance against a United States that seeks to dominate the world. Any action that signifies Iranian independence and progress on the political, military, nuclear, technological or economic fronts therefore is a blow against the United States. Ahmadinejad already has lauded the launch of an Iranian research rocket on Wednesday as a “big event” and more ballistic missile tests may follow. Or perhaps an announcement on the nuclear front.

    But the most likely explanation is that the annual regime-supported demonstrations in support of Iran’s Islamic revolution, with their customary chants of “death to America”, will not be the harsh blow that Ahmadinejad has in mind. By whipping up anti-American fervor the buffoonish Iranian leader hopes to drown out the voices of Iran’s opposition Green Movement, which seeks to drive him out of office.

    But Iran’s opposition leaders yesterday urged their followers to defy the government and “march with their green colors” in protest rallies on February 11. Despite the arrests of roughly 4,000 protesters, the killings of at least 37 people, the staging of show trials, and the executions of at least two opposition members, Iran’s Green Movement appears determined to push for long-overdue reforms for Iran’s repressive government.

    If large numbers of Iranians demonstrate on February 11 in support of the Green Movement, that will be a harsh blow to Ahmadinejad and his thuggish regime.

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    25 Responses to Ahmadinejad Promises a Harsh Blow to “Global Arrogance"

    1. J.C. Hughes, Texas says:

      First, allow me to personally apologize to Mr. Ahmadinejad for Obama's uncontrollable arrogance. Then let me say that the people of Iran are not leading any global alliance against the United States. Rather, they're objecting to their theocratic dictators and puppet president, Only Iran's corrupted regime has verbalized hatred toward America.

    2. J.C. Hughes, Texas says:

      PS: My bet is on the Iranian people. They’ve demonstrated a real thirst for their freedoms. As an American and proud Texan, I know the power behind liberty’s pull. May God strengthen the protesters' resolve.

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    4. Steve US says:

      The US is guilty of a bit of global arrogance, isn't it?

    5. Lloyd Scallan - New says:

      J.CV. Hughes has noble ideas. But to "bet" the Iranian people will win their

      freedom, at any time in the near future, is akind to those that bet on the Colts

      in the Superbowl. It's a great gester, but to bet with your heart instead of your

      brain, in not the wisest "bet" to make.

    6. Donald D. DeHoff, Bo says:

      I trust the Preident and Defense Department have selected several military targets in Iran and programmed a missle strike for each and every "Harsh Blow" that Iran delivers or attempts to deliver. I would have our Secretary of State officiallly notify the Iranian leaders that "they had better not be in town" when any "harsh blow" goes off. It is clearly time to melt their atomic energy sites into a pile of glass (Israel–are you paying attention??)

    7. J.C. Hughes, Texas says:

      Iran's dictatorial rulers might as well throw spit balls at Israel. The Jewish state is fully capable at effortlessly wiping Iran's thuggish theocratic regime off the face of the globe if the latter even thinks about raising their nuclear hand in a threatening way. This is an indisputable fact. Israel will not stand-by to be a victim.

    8. Constantine Jeanncop says:

      If correct the regime of the Shah Reza Pahlevi was armed to the teeth with

      the support of the USA even they had some F-14 Tomcats in their aviation "reserved" only for the USAAF at the time.

      On the ground to avoid an Armagedon Scenario for the whole eastern Meditarranean i would suggest that some dogs of war be called back

      and let the Iran nuclear Issue to be settled by Diplomacy.

      Thanks

    9. Ardath Blauvelt, NH says:

      Dear Constantine-

      I don't blame you but it won't just be the Meditteranean that will feel the nuclear wrath of Ahmadinejad, believe me. If only "diplomacy" could work but that assumes some sanity on his part and there isn't any. Remember, these are people to whom life here means little — they would rather be famous dead martyrs than live sane men.

    10. J.C. Hughes, Texas says:

      Constantine, I'm sure the USAAF would have loved to have gotten their hands on a few Tomcats. Unfortunately, the F-14 was 27 plus years into their future. The Iranian F-14 lacked the firepower of Phoenix. To add to this, their platform is nothing more than a grounded brick without American technical expertise and logistical support. According to what I've heard, Iran is being equipped with modern Chinese airframes and weaponry. Given their limited arsenal, Iran does pose a real threat.

    11. Duane Phinney Pensac says:

      "let the Iran nuclear Issue to be settled by Diplomacy."

      It will never happen these people pray for global war, that's why they arm all of the terrorists in the world. This is what the jihadists are all about.

      Take a look here: http://www.allaboutpopularissues.org/12th-imam.ht

    12. JOHN WALSH says:

      I DO BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE A VERY WEAK PRESIDENT WHO AVOIDS THE WORD WAR OR TERRORIST. HE LISTENS TO A FILTHY MOUTH EMANUEL IN THE WHITE HOUSE FOR INSTRUCTIONS. HE APPOINTS TAX CHEATERS FOR DIRECTIONS. IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE BEING LET BY A SHIP OF FOOLS WITH A VERY LYING CPTAIN STEERING THAT SHIP. HIS LIKES TO TALK NO END AND AMERICA IS TIRED OF HIS RAMBLING WITHOUST SUBSTANCE, OVER AND OVER AGAIN. HE IGNORES THE VOTERS WHEN THEY SY THAT THEY DO NOT WANT HIS OBAMA HEALTH CARE AND HE CONTINUES TO SHOVE IT DOWN THEIR THROATS. I WISH HE WOULD RETURNT TO THE SOUTHSIDE OF CHICAGO AND LET US ALL ALONE.

      GOD BLESS AMERICA

    13. John, Colorado says:

      Russia says Iran has a right to nuclear weapons for self-defense, and has been helping Iran to build them.

      Poland, then, also has a right to nuclear weapons for self-defense.

    14. Drew Page, IL says:

      I am afraid I must agree with those who say that diplomacy only has a chance of success when you are dealing with sane people. The little dictator in Iran has a Napoleonic complex and uses the religon of the middle east to stir the passions of the population, turning many of the most impressionable of them into suicide bombers, martyrs to the cause of "jihad".

      The U.S. lacks credibility in diplomatic dealings with other countries. Americans are a divided people with a weak President. The U.S. has created an impression that our most important priority is getting the rest of the world to love and understand us.

      Unfortunately, Mr. Obama has no leadership skills, or even managerial skills. He has demonstrated that he cannot lead the free world, the United States or even his own Democrat party. He has lost credibility across the board because he does the opposite of what he said he would do. Whether his promises are not kept intentionally or unintentionally is irrelevant, they aren't kept.

      The man is constantly engaged in a popularity contest. It worked for awhile with the voters. It worked for awhile in Europe after he went to Germany. It even worked for awhile with guys like Hugo Chavez and Castro. But in short order, the rose wilted. Charm may work for a little while, but it does not replace substance.

      It seems that Americans fall into one of three camps. The first is composed who feel American can do nothing right; the second is composed of those who feel America can do no wrong; and the third (the majority) is composed of those who understand that America has made mistakes, but is still unique in the world in terms of freedom and opportunity. Instead of uniting the camps, Mr. Obama has pitted them, one against the other because he doesn't have the skills to do anything else.

    15. NoMoreApologies Faye says:

      It's a pity that most of Iran's population, the ones who pray for the day when they can overthrow the theocratic dictatorship, is on the firing line right along with the radical hard-line crazies. Anyone who still believes that this regime has no desire to weaponize their nuclear program, no hostile intent toward the civilized world, needs to demonstrate their resolve by going to live in either Tehran or Tel Aviv. They can blabber on about Iran’s peaceful intent when they are reduced to radioactive dust. It won’t much matter who strikes the first blow. The radicals don’t care if we all go up in smoke. They’re convinced that they’ll bring about heaven on Earth if they can only destroy it first… Go figure.

    16. Perry, OK says:

      Drew you said most of it. Now we can only hope the GREEN movement will grow in Iran.

    17. Wildcat from Dallast says:

      We have all come to know Iran’s leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is a legend in his own mind. I can only venture an unclear guess what he means by rendering a blow the arrogant west that will stun them. Our current administration lacks the intestinal fortitude to take direct action to impede Iran and appears too weak to support Israel should they decide to destroy Iran’s minor petroleum processing plants and all refined petroleum products heading to Iran. Their minimal ability to refine petroleum which are necessary to produce anything; much less provide for their security makes them vulnerable, and does that in rather short order. Then Israel (or whomever) could deny Iran’s pinhead leader of his nuclear and missile ability. Persistent chemical agents are tough to deal with and can be incorporated with other weapons to multiply their effect. There are other options true citizens in the peaceful side of the global community can do to neuter Iran’s leader and the government.

    18. C, Clutter, Spokane, says:

      The founders of this great nation saw fit to put in the US Constution and the bill of rights that the citizens are able to bear arms. All of the tyrants have not passed from this planet. Iran has some that want to take them back to the 7th century or maybe even futher.

      How long do you think the current power structure would stay in place if the Iranian people were able to defend themselves from these tyrants?

    19. Tom Kolker says:

      If history teaches us anything, we should realize thaty the leadership of Iran, much like that of Sadam Husain, has no regard for the lives of its' citizens. They believe that death brings paradise. I think, it would not be unrealistic to see Iran test a Nuc on the 12th, to the shock and amazement of the west. This is truely the evil empire as both Bush and Reagan proclaimed. Remember, Hamas, and Hezbola are both militant arms of the government. The only thing they understand, in the words of William Techumpsa Sherman, is "hard war"

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    21. Lloyd Welch Valdese, says:

      In our way of thinking Mahmond Ahmadinejad is a mad man but, to the mindset of Islam thinking he is anything but a mad man. To lay a foundation to understand the muslim mindset let me suggest doing a bit of research on Walid Shoebat. He is a former PLO terrorist who converted to Christianity. Muslims grow up singing songs saying "we knock on heavens gates with the skulls of Jews." Americans just do not understand this line of thinking, which is sadly Muslims way of thinking.

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