Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Ahmadinejad: "Liberalism runs counter to justice" . . . "the bullying powers will impose a new satanic system of government"

Note to the "they don't hate us for our freedom" crowd: Ahmadinejad just called the West "satanic" in the context of discussing liberal democracy:
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that liberalism which is stuck in a stalemate runs counter to justice.
The president made the remarks in a meeting with foreign guests who are in Iran to take part in ceremonies to mark the 20th anniversary of the demise of Imam Khomeini. the late father of the Islamic Revolution.

"Should we make any negligent moves, the bullying powers will impose a new satanic system of government decorated in an eye-catching package," he said.

There is no doubt that the movement initiated by the late Imam Khomeini was inspired by God and is continuation of the path of holy prophets seeking to push forward the human society to attain the peaks of success and dignity, he said.

Imam's movement was beyond ethnical and political factionalism and away from geographic boundaries, he said.

When disappointments had engulfed the globe and human dignity was trampled on by liberal democracy, capitalism and Marxism, the late Imam Khomeini came to the scene and hoisted the flag of human dignity, he said. [...]
Meanwhile, at Fars, we learn that "Reformist presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi hailed the strong resistance of the Iranian nation as an impediment to a US invasion of the country." He also wants "more comprehensive relations" with Hezbollah:
Elsewhere, he viewed Iran's present relations with such groups as the Lebanese Hezbollah as "very positive", but meantime asked for more comprehensive relations between Tehran and such groups.
At PressTV, we learn that Ahmadinejad evidently sees all that hope and change (and July 4th invitations?) as resulting from Iran's military might:
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran's might has made it impossible for its enemies to launch an attack on the country.

"Those countries that threatened Iran in the past are sending letters and messages to Iran today," Ahmadinejad said at a gathering of women in Tehran on Tuesday.
Also at PressTV, "Chavez talks of CIA assassination plot":
The Venezuelan leader stated that the country's intelligence services hold "very precise information" that incriminates the CIA of the alleged plot.

He went on to say that an infamous Cuban rebel and ex-CIA agent, Luis Posada Carriles, sought to launch a rocket attack on the presidential plane -- the Cubana de Aviacion.
Cool name.

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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