Iranian Cleric Urges Harsh Punishment - Where is Obama?
EDITOR'S NOTE: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from reporting on the streets and ordered them to stay in their offices. This report is based on the accounts of witnesses reached in Iran and official statements carried on Iranian media. (June 25, 2009) —
Iran's increasingly isolated opposition leader effectively ended his role in street protests, saying he'll seek permits for future rallies. A leading cleric demanded in a nationally broadcast sermon Friday that leaders of the unrest be punished "strongly and with cruelty." Iran's ruling clergy has widened its clampdown on the opposition since a bitterly disputed June 12 presidential election, and scattered protests have replaced the initial mass rallies.
I have reserved comment until recently. I waited to see if Obama's strategy and overtures to Moslems and Countries in the Middle east were going have a positive effect. I waited for improvement. I gave President Obama the chance and time to succeed as so often has been called for my his supporters.
I can wait no longer wait, when our President Obama, the leader of the free world, stands idly by and allows a true, grassroots protest in Iran be violently crushed.
President Obama, the Carrot has not worked. It is time for something other than the carrot.
The Arab's have a saying. My Enemy's Enemy is my friend.
Iran's Ruling Elite have been ignoring pleas to compromise on nuclear issues. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been recalcitrant in these matters.
And now we do not even know if he truly represents the will of the Iranian people.
In this case, the right thing to do happens to coincide with the best interests of the USA.
It is time for President Obama to call for a REVOTE with foreign observers from the UN to make sure it is a fair vote.
Before we are led into another World War, Am i unreasonable to suggest that we should know whether that confrontation is the desire of the Iranian People rather than a few Tyrants who only continue to rule through fraudulent elections?
What will be President Obama's response when the TEA Partiers take to the streets on the 4th of July, 2009? Already, local Obama supporters have tried to use the bureaucracy to kill the gatherings. They have refused to allow public property to be used for the demonstrations. They have required expensive permits and/or permits that include expensive plans to be approved. And they have done many other beaurocratic and/or otherwise underhanded tactics to prevent the expression of free speech and freedom of Association. President Obama's Homeland Security has lumped the TEA Partiers in with the White Supremicists and the Returning War Veterans as Security and Terrorist Risks. Does President OBama's initial turning of a blind eye to the brutality of the Government of Iran forbode what his plans for the TEA Party Movement are?
These thoughts were on my mind.
The Cynical Patriot