Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Let it Never be Said

Obama said the following regarding the Iranian protests over the presidential election…


“When I see violence directed at peaceful protesters, when I see peaceful dissent being suppressed, wherever that takes place, it is of concern to me and it’s of concern to the American people,” he said. “That is not how governments should interact with their people.”

No mention of the U.S. terrorist operations

in Iran, a basically peaceful nation, unlike the one Obama is president of.

But yes, Americans led by Obama are deeply, deeply concerned about peaceful dissent not just in Iran but anywhere in the world. Even places Americans didn’t even know existed (about 90 percent of the world).

I still maintain that Obama is not really that great of an orator, “That is not how governments should interact with their people,” sounds like a parent scolding a child. And of course, therein lays the whole problem. The entire world must live up to American expectations of them, if not, out comes the paddle!

So you see, the Iranian government should not direct violence against Iranian citizens (which I agree with) but it is perfectly alright for the U.S. to direct violence against Iranian citizens. This is how upside-down and inside-out the national narrative is. Obama talks a great deal about threats to the U.S., Iran being one, while seemingly making peaceful overtures to Iran yet the truth is we are funding a terrorist campaign in Iran murdering people the whole while.

Apparently there are many standards to choose from, whatever is most convenient at the time being the usual choice.


At June 17, 2009 9:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nicely done rob!

how about one of Arthur Silber's recent essays for a display of the grand irony of that Obama statement you quoted?

At June 18, 2009 6:59 AM, Blogger rob payne said...

Thanks Charles, Yes, Arthur Silber is always worth reading. He always has plenty of insights you won't find at the more popular blogs where they toe the line for Obama and his wars.


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