Comment Last Three
January 07, 2010
What does the US and Iran have in common? Citizens in both countries are fighting for their rights under oppressive central governments.
For months, citizens in Iran have been fighting the Islamic autocratic rule of their elected leaders. Iran has had a quasi theocracy since the ouster of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi in the Islamic Revolution of 1979. In June 2009, widespread protests over the results of a presidential election grew into the greatest challenge to its authority that the Shiite regime has faced. Thousands took to the streets before the demonstrations were suppressed through violence and mass arrests. On Aug. 5, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn in for a second term through voter fraud.
He and the religiours leaders face a defiant opposition movement, and deep rifts within the conservative ruling elite. Violent clashes between opposition protesters and government security forces erupted on Dec. 27, on the Shiite holy day of Ashura. The protests were the bloodiest and among the largest since the uprisings that followed the disputed presidential election. Thirteen people were reported to have been killed and many more wounded in street battles in cities across the country between security forces and protesters, who fought back more fiercely than ever before.
In the United States. we (tax paying American citizens) are fed up with an out-of-control Congress and an administration that are forcing Socialist policies on our democracy. The liberals in the House and Senate are spending money that increases our national debt, taking control of private businesses and our health care system, passing policies and regulations that are adverse to a free enterprise system, are not fighting terrorists, giving terrorists rights, allowing illegals into our country, and taxing us more to pay for socialist programs.
Americans are tired of these elected liberals who are destroying our country. Recent events such as the Tea Party rallies and the elections in Virginia and New Jersey are examples of how much people are fed up with Congress and this administration. People are afraid of this Congress and President taking away their individual rights and the rights of their states. The federal government is too large and is seeking to become larger with autocratic policies.
The average citizen in both Iran and the US are worried about the future of their countries with the leadership of their elected leaders. In Iran it may take an armed uprising. Is America far behind? Can the US continue its peaceful transition of power when the people want a change? Yes, we can. We can do this in 2010 and 2012.
November 08, 2009
Iran is the # 1 enemy of the United States and the world. For over 30 years, Iran has supported and exported terror around the world and against America.
Iran supports terrorism in the below areas:
1. Provides money, arms, IED material, and manpower to kill American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan
2. Provides support to Hezbollah with support to kill Israeli and American citizens
3. Provides support to Hamas so they can kill Israeli citizens
4. Has supported terrorists in airplane hijackings and bombings
5. Is building nuclear weapons to expand their terrorist threats
The U.S. policy concerning Iran is weak and unrealistic. Iran is still calling for the "Death to America" and is calling for the "destruction of Israel". We must take them seriously and do more than just "engage" Iran with empty words.
September 27, 2009
Due to the lack of a foreign policy plan by the UN and the US, Iran is on track to obtain nuclear weapons. The world will have a crisis by the end of this year due to Iran's nuclear program. Following the speeches in New York last week, the world is in a dangerous position with Iran and there is no plan on how to stop Iran.
The US has decided that it can live with a nuclear Iran. Israel will not follow the US in its foreign policy and will focus on its own national security. Israel will attack Iran by the end of the year due to the lack of a coordinated plan by the UN and the US. The leaders in Iran have stated that they want to destroy Israel. They are crazy and will do anything for their radical religion.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a great speech at the UN, one which should have been given by the US. He is a talented and feisty political leader who can and will make the tough decisions for his country. He will make the right decision at the right time.
When Israel attacks Iran, the US will be brought into the conflict and we again will have to protect our allies and the shipping lanes around the world. A total blockade of Iran might avoid military action, but would cause many other issues. Gasoline is a key imported product by Iran and they cannot function for over two weeks without imports. Military action, in my opinion, is now not avoidable due to the past actions of the UN and the US.
Our politicians have gotten us into a crisis. They have allowed Iran to develop their nuclear capabilities; thus becoming a very dangerous terrorist nation. Soon the world will pay the price.
June 16, 2009
Why is Obama not supporting the Iranian people who want democracy and thought they were voting in a contested election? Is it Chicago politics? Is it being afraid of the power brokers in Iran? Is it that he wants to deal with the hardliners concerning nuclear weapons? Why won't the President stand up to Ahmadinejad?
Last Friday's Iranian presidential election yielded a result that should surprise few who understand the regime's true nature: hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner, by a landslide. The normal citizens who voted for change did not get change, but more oppression. Is it like our election where we are getting more socialism and big government and not the "hope and change" we thought?
Many Iranians had supported Mir Hossain Mousavi, whose foreign policy largely resembled Ahmadinejad's, albeit with less confrontational rhetoric. The apparent competition between incumbent Ahmadinejad and three other candidates led many foreign observers to believe that Iran's election would actually reflect the will of the voters. Iran's government is not a true democracy but a theocratic dictatorship that cloaks the rule of the ayatollahs with a facade of representative government so many are not surprised at this outcome.
Many in the US want our President to denounce the elections and indicate U.S. support for the demonstrators, but it is not happening. By having the people of Iran rise up and question this type of government, we will get change, but we have to support this change on an international level. Where is our CIA with covert operations?
Mousavi and his supporters are challenging the election's outcome on the grounds that the presidency was stolen from him by a state-controlled media and dictator. Even the French have come out in support of the Iranian people.
The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei must be challenged by the President of the United States on the election and nuclear weapons.
August 08, 2008
Iran continues to fund terrorists who are killing American soldiers. We have been saying this for years, yet the current administration will do nothing about it. Again, border security is key to keeping these forces out of Iraq. Sen. Joseph Lieberman termed Iran's training of Iraqi insurgents "an act of war" in a Florida appearance Wednesday.