15 February 2011

Mr. Obama, Tear Down That دیوار

Almost two years ago, millions of Iranians were evidently disenfranchised when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won a landslide re-election, declared just two hours after voting was done, against Mir Hossein Mousavi, who was supported by over 80% of the people. Millions of American people were supporting the youth movement, who were pleading for freedom from oppression rather than "Death to America", the weekly Friday chant since 1979.  Imam Obama,  however, said very little at the time. Historically, he said nothing.

Now that the world has seen Egypt boot out President Hosni Mubarak after 18 days and nights of protesting (the Iranians protested for over 10 months) with gads of support, nigh - cheerleading! from Pharoah Obama the Egyption Revolution became a contagion.  Needless to say, this has Iran fired up again.  And Imam Obama is silent.  But it's only day three.  Three days into Egypt and we only got a statement from The Veep.

Does this News Speak have anything to do with geography?  Culturally, Egyptians are Arabs; Iranians are Persians.  There's a difference (ask Iraq!) Egypt is on the African Continent, Iran is not.  (See map) Both terms Persia and Iran are used interchangeably. However, Iran (meaning "Land of the Aryans") is the name officially used for political context.

Pharoah/Imam Obama is missing his potential  will miss this "tear down this wall" moment. 

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Images coming out of Iran are being ingnored by the White House:

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