To this fanatical believer in the Hojatieh principles that his beloved, sacred 12th Imam Mehdi will only return to redeem the world if there is enough suffering, pain, oppression, misery and bloodshed to make it worth the 'End of Times' Redeemer's notice, sacrificing the whole world or his own Iran to achieve this "higher purpose" is acceptable.
He would prefer, however, to go out with a bang by eliminating Israel and earning his place in Islamic history.
Irradiating his Hezbollah, Hamas or other Arab surrogates, proxies or allies means little or nothing to Ahmadi-Nejad in the broader picture, anymore than Pol Pot cared about killing millions of his countrymen, who may have had any modicum of intelligence or education with which to oppose him.
Here, most analysts and readers lose touch with reality. Not theirs - but that perceived by Ahmadi-Nejad and his neo-Iran sidekicks. What seems unthinkable to us stands as perfectly reasonable and totally acceptable to this Hojatieh lunatic fringe.
Equate them in your mind to the carricatured, long haired and bearded Christian billboard carriers screaming the words written on them: "Repent, the end of world is at hand!" The only difference, other than the religion, stems from the frenzied billboard proponents not having nuclear weapons, an armada of suicide bombers and control of a whole country's resources with which to "enforce" their fears, hopes or off-center minds/beliefs.
In the midst of this virulent, devastating threat to the world, it was sad to discover yesterday how limited our intelligence is about Ahmadi-Nejad and what the Iranian populace thinks and feels. Or how it manifests among decision makers.
U.S. Senators believe - or pretend to believe - that Ahmadi-Nejad is dearly loved inside Iran, that the populace is grateful to him for "giving them a life" and that he has NO OPPOSITION for whatever he does.
Last week they were astonished and amazed to see poster after poster of current time period, mass demonstrations against the regime and Ahmadi-Nejad when these were presented to them.
This aspect shows either an intentional withholding of evidence/truth from the Senate and Congress by the intelligence agencies in order to fan into flame the anti-Bush feeling being spread by Democrats or an abysmal dereliction of duty by the CIA and State Department in their briefings of the lawmakers.
QUOTE from President Lincoln they have forgotten. If the presenter, who showed the photos ,or even I, have this information, why does our legislative branch not receive it too? And continues to be under the misapprehension that the average Iranian Joe Six-pack would support Ahmadi-Nejad with his or her life? And then passes this disinformation on to his or her constituents?
Remember, the UNELECTED pre-Condi State Department is a vast bureaucracy, which openly says their role is to "negotiate" not act or invite action and tries to impose wishy-washy policies from fear of being wrong or creating a "ruckus". Or offending their liberal counterparts in Europe with whom they chat.
So many, both the old guard there and in the unelected CIA, which openly shows insubordination verging on sabotage, if not treason, to their Commander in Chief at every step - act not for the good of our nation but because they dislike the President or his policies.
Like the unelected MainStream Media (MSM) they impatiently decide what's best for our country - to hell with those in positions of responsibility they do not like. Then petulantly impose their opinions in damaging ways.
"Cutting off your nose to spite your face and too bad if it hurts our country " is the theme adopted by too many left of center proponents like these:
and spinmeister KennedyTo inject a touch of humor into the increasingly nerve wracking situation the world faces, read these and the punchline at the end and try to have a good weekend: