Western Leaders Provide Comedy to Iran’s Dictators

by | Jul 21, 2006

When the mullahs of the Islamic dictatorship of Iran are not chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” or not issuing money, weapons and orders to their global terrorist networks, or not monitoring the progress of their nuclear weapons program, one can be certain they are not watching comedy shows on television. Why? Because […]

When the mullahs of the Islamic dictatorship of Iran are not chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” or not issuing money, weapons and orders to their global terrorist networks, or not monitoring the progress of their nuclear weapons program, one can be certain they are not watching comedy shows on television. Why? Because they have been getting enough laughs from the comical behavior of Western leaders and the United Nations.

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When Iran presumably ordered its child, Hezbollah, to kidnap and kill Israeli soldiers and launch Iranian-made, Iranian-supplied missiles on Israel, to presumably divert attention away from Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the West’s dominant reaction was not to urge Israel to eliminate the enemy but instead to “show restraint.” United Nations chief, Kofi Annan, once again behaving as though Israel was the guilty party, has called for an immediate ceasefire, which would allow Hezbollah to get away with its murderous attack and prepare for the next one, with Iran’s help. President Bush was reluctant to point a finger at Iran because he apparently didn’t want to jeopardize the West’s recent proposal to give Iran economic incentives in exchange for halting its nuclear weapons program–the same strategy that failed miserably with North Korea.

The Iranian dictators have had much more than this to laugh about over the past few decades, ever since President Carter caved in to the Islamo-fascists who seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. Soon afterwards, Iran gave birth to Hezbollah which soon bombed the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983, killing 241 U.S. servicemen, Instead of retaliating against Iran, President Reagan effectively turned the other cheek. When an Iranian connection was identified in the investigation of the Khobar Towers terrorist attack, killing 19 U.S. servicemen in Saudi Arabia (1996), the Clinton Administration apparently called off the investigation, presumably to avoid conflict with Iran. This Christian “virtue” of turning the other cheek, as consistently displayed by U.S. foreign policy, must make those worshippers of Allah chuckle. More hilarious is the spectacle of the U.S. allowing the U.N.–dominated by anti-American countries–to dictate U.S. foreign policy.

A lengthy comedy show was the Middle East “Peace” Talks where Palestinian terrorists, funded and armed by Iran et al, were relentlessly attacking Israel while Israel was forced by the U.S. and U.N. to negotiate and compromise with the terrorists. When Israel intercepted a ship, the Karine A, loaded with weapons from Iran and destined for Palestinian terrorists, no action was taken against Iran, and Western leaders continued to advocate “peace talks.” The spectacle of such abject appeasement, particularly after the grandiose appeasement of Hitler by Neville Chamberlain, must have seemed as hilarious to Iran’s mullahs as “The Three Stooges” show to many Westerners. Equally hilarious is the na

Glenn Woiceshyn is a freelance writer, residing in Canada.

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