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Iran’s Terrorist In Chief Receives STANDING OVATION Here In America. Thank A “Educator”.

October 15, 2012 1 comment

[TWG We have those so-called “educators” to thank for America’s suicide.  ARREST THEM, PUT THEM ON TRIAL AND PUNISH THEM ACCORDINGLY FOR THEIR CRIMES.  How can ANY caring parent allow their own children to be brainwashed like this?!?!?!??  ABOLISH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION.]

 

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October 15, 2012

Ahmadinejad gets a standing ovation—from some American youth and professors

How could any clear-thinking person stand up and cheer for Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? (See the first-hand account below, highlights added).

The answer is indoctrination. More and more American youth are being indoctrinated into believing things absolutely untrue about the Arab-Israeli conflict and radical Islam.

To see how this indoctrination is happening, check out the report we released earlier this year, “Education or Indoctrination? The Treatment of Islam in 6th through 12th Grade American Textbooks.”

Dinner with Ahmadinejad

By Josh Lipowsky

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/09/28/3108271/dinner-with-ahmadinejad


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, addressing the U.N. General Assembly’s high level meeting on the rule of law during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Sept. 24, 2012. (UN Photo/Rick Bajornas)

NEW YORK (JTA) – We could have been in Tehran.

Men in dark suits and earpieces stood outside the doors of the hotel, keeping watch for protesters and anybody else who didn’t belong. Inside, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prepared to meet a group of university students.

Except this was New York City, and I was one of those students.

In town for the United Nations General Assembly and between a whirlwind of media interviews, Ahmadinejad hosted a private dinner and briefing session Monday night at the Warwick Hotel with more than 150 students and professors from Harvard, New York University, Rutgers, the University of Pennsylvania, Penn State, Columbia and Stony Brook University, as well as some 50 U.N. interns.

As a journalist and student, I was eager for my firsthand encounter with one of the world’s most polarizing figures. As a Jew and the grandson of Holocaust survivors, I worried how I would get through the night without shouting, “You’re a damn liar!”

Before gaining admittance, we all had to give up our electronic devices and pass through security — staffed by U.S. Secret Service agents. Wait a minute, aren’t they supposed to protect us from the likes of him, not vice versa?

Upstairs, a buffet of Persian rice, kabobs and salads awaited. Sadly, no kosher option. After a little schmoozing, we were led into a ballroom where Iran’s ambassador to the U.N., Mohammad Khazaee, prepped us for the encounter.

Our meeting is the most important of Ahmadinejad’s visit, Khazaee told us, because, “you are the people who will shape the future of the world and the United States.”

That platitude unnerved me only when Ahmadinejad was greeted with a standing ovation by these “future leaders” when he entered the room. Likewise, I cringed when students later addressed him as “Your Excellency” during the question-and-answer session. One even prefaced her remarks by saying it was “a pleasure” to be in his presence. That’s when I felt my dinner beginning to come back up.

After eight years of listening to sound bites of this man denying my family’s suffering during the Holocaust and the rights of my cousins to live in peace in their ancestral home, the moment had finally arrived. What would he say?

“We believe all humans are seeking dignity,” Ahmadinejad said via the calm, disembodied voice of his translator on my headset. “The best way of bringing minds closer together is through dialogue. No one should seek to impose their views on others.”

Rather, he said, we should be building “a new world” utilizing new “humanity-driven points of view with fairness and tolerance for all human beings.”

Earlier in the day, Ahmadinejad had referred to the Jewish state as “a fake regime” and predicted that Israel would not be long for this world. But in this meeting, Ahmadinejad kept up an almost Pollyanna-ish demeanor as he sought to paint Iran as a symbol of peace and stability in the Middle East.

“We all must live in prosperity and security, showing kindness to one another,” he said. “All nations together can build a much more beautiful world, a much more loving world.”

His saccharine words were bellied by his constant refusal even to acknowledge Israel by name.

Addressing a question about how to repair U.S.-Iran relations, Ahmadinejad said these “two great countries” have been at odds for 33 years but would be better off if they cooperated.

U.S. support for the Shah and for Saddam Hussein during Iraq’s war with Iran in the 1980s created “a negative mindset” toward the U.S. government among Iranians, he said.

“This doesn’t mean Iran has not committed mistakes. Perhaps Iran could have behaved better,” he said. “We are ready today for transparent dialogue.”

It all sounded nice, even if had little to no relation to the truth. There was no mention of Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons pursuits, support for terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas, sponsorship of terrorist attacks or violent suppression of domestic dissent.

“Without the presence of Iran, the region cannot be managed properly in a friendly manner,” Ahmadinejad said.

I couldn’t figure out whether or not he actually believed his own words.

When it came to Israel, Ahmadinejad said the role of the “Zionist regime” in the region is to create tension, and he blamed Israel — not by name, of course — for instigating five wars against its neighbors, imprisoning tens of thousands of Palestinians and destroying Palestinian homes with people still inside.

Western governments are unwilling to rein in the Zionists, he said, calling on the international community to “officially and severely” condemn threats against Iran, which is “committed to eradicating fundamental reasons that give rise to these tensions.”

Now that sounded like the Ahmadinejad I knew.

As the meeting wrapped up, I was eager to get home. The next day was, after all, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Maybe part of me had hoped for a more Yom Kippur-like message, a plea for forgiveness, perhaps.

But Ahmadinejad had other plans. The next day, while I was in shul reciting the “Avinu Malkeinu” asking God to “nullify the thoughts of those who hate us” and “seal the mouths of our adversaries and accusers,” Ahmadinejad was at the United Nations, delivering his speech.

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The Troubling Alliance Between Iran’s Ahmadinejad and Venezuala’s Chavez


[TWG Note: We know that Iran flew troops and nuclear materials into Venezuala and they’ve been coming up across our Southern border, unfettered by our wide open borders.  Venezuala…… just 1180 miles off our Nation’s border. Chavez’s intimate alliance with Iran is rather unsettling.

Dangerous pair, Ahmadinejad and Chavez

Iran’s Growing Presence in Latin America

A briefing by Ilan Berman
April 23, 2012

http://www.meforum.org/3249/iran-latin-america

Ilan Berman, an expert on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation, is the vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council and has consulted the CIA and the Department of Defense. He has authored several books, including Tehran Rising: Iran’s Challenge to the United States (2005) and Winning the Long War: Retaking the Offensive against Radical Islam (2009).

On April 23, 2012, Berman addressed the Middle East Forum via conference call.

Tehran’s October 2011 attempt to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington using a Mexican drug cartel has focused international attention on what had until then been a largely-overlooked political phenomenon: the Islamic Republic’s intrusion into the Western Hemisphere. But how deep is this penetration, and what does it seek to achieve?

In his conference call, Ilan Berman named four strategic objectives behind Tehran’s Latin American endeavor:

Loosening the international noose: Squeezed by economic sanctions and increasingly isolated, Tehran has reached out to sympathetic regimes in an attempt to weaken the U.S.-led international effort to prevent it from building nuclear weapons. Exploiting anti-American sentiments in Latin America, the Islamic Republic has steadily increased the number of embassies in the region and built strong ties with the Venezuelan and Bolivian regimes.

Obtaining vital resources for its nuclear project: Having all but exhausted the uranium stockpiles acquired by the Shah from South Africa in the 1970s, Tehran has turned to Latin America in search of strategic resource partnerships and is now mining at several locations throughout Venezuela and Bolivia, albeit to little effect given its highly limited resource extraction capabilities.

Creating informal networks for influence projection and sanctions evasion: Working through proxies in Latin America’s gray and black markets, Iran has sought out funding for its own protégés such as Hezbollah, which is said to be active at the crossroads of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina – also known as the Triple Frontier. In addition, Tehran has sought to leverage the fluid financial situation in the region as a means of circumventing crippling financial sanctions.

Establishing a terror infrastructure that could target the U.S. homeland: Iran’s growing penetration of Latin America has also been manifested in paramilitary activity. In its 2010 report to Congress, the Department of Defense noted that elements of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps were stationed in the Americas and engrained in “embassies, institutions, and charities to develop relationships and ties with a well-established Shiite diaspora in the region.” This has given Tehran the ability to destabilize unfriendly regimes and to target the U.S. homeland, as evidenced by the abortive 2011 terror attack.

According to Berman, the incident represents seismic shift in Tehran’s strategic calculations: once reluctant to extend its global reach, the Iranian leadership has proved its readiness to attack the U.S. on its own soil. And while Tehran’s Latin American effort remains a work in progress, so long as the administration fails to devise an adequate response to this challenge, the Iranian penetration – and the threats it poses to American interests and the U.S. homeland – will only continue to expand.

Summary written by Alex Berman.

Related Topics:  Iran  |  Ilan Berman

 
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