Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Ayatollah borrows Kim Jong Il's speechwriters again

From IRNA:
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei urged the armed forces to prepare the ground for promoting religion, firm determination, communication with the public, self-confidence and courage to take great measures by safeguarding their religious and revolutionary identity.

Speaking at a meeting with commanders of the armed forces, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the religious and revolutionary identity of the Army, which was developed after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, as a great development.

At the meeting, which was held on the threshold of the Armed Forces Day (April 18), the Supreme Leader congratulated all armed forces personnel and their families on the occasion.

"Cooperation of courageous, wise and faithful armed forces in the early days of Islamic Revolution and the efforts of the Islamic ruling system to strengthen the revolutionary and popular armed forces are two major factors contributing to change of their identity, which resulted in the flourishing of their talents," added Ayatollah Khamenei.

The Supreme Leader also urged the armed forces to get updated on modern technologies and pave the way for production of required advanced equipment by relying on their potentials and inner faculties.
While the Ayatollah was extruding totalitarian gloop, Ahmadinejad was spouting defiant blather:
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday the world should know the Iranian nation would insist on its nuclear rights with tied fists.

The president was speaking to a crowd of local residents of Eqlid city on the second day of his five-day visit to the southern province of Fars.

He said existence of corrupted powers is the problem of humanity, adding the powers believe in material and man-made values instead of divine values.

He added "Arrogant powers insist on their own values. They overlook freedom of human beings, rights of nations and democracy to maintain their dominance," he added.

"They do not let other nations scale peaks of science, welfare and progress. They are angry with progress made by the Iranian nation because they are interested in their own monopoly on science, technology and development and want war and cruelty for other peoples," the president said.

He stated that economic sanctions against Iran during the past 28 years brought nothing for arrogant powers while the Iranian youth conquered peaks of science and technology day by day.

Addressing big powers, Ahmadinejad said, "You should know that your actions against the Iranian nation will bear no fruit but will strengthen national will and decision.

"The united Iranian people will resist until they obtain all their rights. They will not withdraw even by one step." [...]
And it was only the day before that Ahmadinejad declared that "Iranians are men of dialogue, logic."

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