Archive for September 26th, 2012

America IS A Bully

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will call America a “bully” during his speech  today before the UN. Old Cold Warriors will shake their fists, jump up and down, and call him all sorts of names.

The problem is … he’s right.

What gives the United States the right to meddle in other sovereign nation’s affairs?  The days of setting up US puppets for inexpensive oil and cheap bananas are over. Haven’t we learned enough from Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, and Syria to know that?

What problems do we have with the Iranian people? Everyone likes to remember the horror of 911 but forget most of the terrorists came from Saudi Arabia, our good buddy in the Mideast. If Israel has problems with Iran building a nuclear weapon, let Israel take care of it. If Japan wants to fight China over some insignificant islands, have at it. Why must the US be involved?

Try to imagine this:  what if we lived in a world with a huge superpower that demanded it could say how we could defend ourselves. What if it said “You’re going to do it OUR way. You can do it the easy way (as we impose economic sanctions trying to starve you into acceptance) or the hard way (by us militarily squashing you like a bug.) Either way, you are going to do it OUR way!”

If this ever happened, I hope every American would do anything he could to hate, terrorize, sabotage, and ultimately defeat this bully.

Why is it any different when America is the bully?

A ‘Bloody Buddy’ Day?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

It’s rarely a good idea to tell a woman what to wear. In Iran, Muslim morality police mix with everyday people demanding they dress in accordance to Islamic law. Religious clerics (all men) tell women in public if they’re not dressed “properly.”

Cleric Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti saw a woman whom he did not think was dressed modestly enough and told her to “cover up.”  She told him to cover his eyes – a heavy insult to a cleric. Beheshti again told the woman to cover up and stop being disrespectful to him.

That’s when she floored him with a surprise punch.

After he was flattened, she proceeded to kick and insult him until she was dragged away by shocked spectators. Beheshti says he was in the hospital for three days but will not press charges.  That’s probably a good idea because if the woman was  in a police lineup wearing a burka, she’d be pretty tough to pick out.