Friday, 19 June 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
I do not believe it is appropriate for Barrack Obama to directly criticize the democratic process or result of the Iranian elections. I do however wonder why he has failed to strongly criticize the Iranian governments and its religious backer's brutal suppression of Iranians voicing their opposition to the vote, as well as the governments blocking of communications to the outside world.
Obama talks of a new diplomacy, he talks of a new mutual respect, he talks of a new relationship with the Muslim world. But at what cost? At a time when the suppression of free speech is so blatant, his silence must be soul destroying to those who want to believe in his "change". An opportunity lost, and I want to know why?
Monday, 15 June 2009
You know things aren't right when the largest media organisation in the Middle-East has its Tehran office shut down.
If this election result stands Iran will be at war inside four years. Israel, the US, perhaps even the UN, will not allow this crazed Holocaust denier nor his religious backers to acquire the nuclear weapons he seeks.