La Herradura (Spain), 29 Dec. (IPS) The megalomaniac leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran has decreed Monday 29 December a day of mourning for the innocent Muslim Palestinians killed under “savage” Israeli air attacks and has strongly condemned Arab leaders, particularly the Egyptian President Hosni Mobarak and the Jordanian King Abdallah, -- whom he has called “hypocrites” -- for talking to the dreadful Israelis.
On his words, thousands of unemployed, beggars, poor, lumpen Iranians were mobilized by the authorities in several parts of the country to denounce Israel, but also the United States and Egypt, to shout slogans such as “Dead to Hosni No Mobarak (not blessed, Mobarak in Arabic meaning blessed)”, or “Beware if Khamenehe’i orders me to jihad, the whole world cannot stop me”, or “Death to Monafeq (hypocrite) etc
Iranians are known for exaggerating everything to the nausea.
At the same time, as the Government says it is “hiring” a team of international jurists to take Israel to international courts of justice, the Islamic and guidance Minister accuses Arab leaders to “sit and talk to the Israelis while the entire people of the region wanted Israel be wiped off the world map (as wished by the fanatic President Mahmoud Ahmadi Nezhad) and a member of the Majles (the Iranian Parliament) calls on the Palestinians masses in Gaza to “attack Israel” and adds that “our air force, superior to that of the Zionists, can destroy Israel”.
Iranians are known for exaggerating everything to the nausea. Look at the event of the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes on President George W. Bush.
OK, it became a historic event, similar, if not more dramatic than Nikita Khrushchev’s banging on the table at the United Nations with his shoe. Gadgets on the internet have been immediately developed for throwing shoes at an poster of Mr. Bush and a Turkish businessman expanded his shoe factory to make shoes similar to those of Mr. Zaidi etc..
Under Government auspices, throwing shoes at President Bush's posters has became a favourite game for the Iranians
But nowhere the State radio and television put up a tree, symbolizing the American President and invited people at throwing their shoes at it. Nowhere people were given shoes to throw at posters of Mr. Bush during Friday prayers. Nowhere official clerics close to the leader suggesting organizing “Intifada of Shoes” or an “International Shoe March” or calling on Iranian shoemakers to provide the family of Mr. Zaidi – a Baathist journalist for that – shoes for their entire life.
One wonders why the Iranian leaders do encourage people to fight each other, to annihilate each other instead of making peace, be friendly to each other? Why, instead of teaching the Palestinians the games to terrorism and violence, pushing the Gazeans against each West Bankers, they don’t advise their allies in Gaza to find a solution to their misery?
Why all the government organised demonstrations in the Islamic Republic of Iran are against others, peoples, governments, dignitaries, and never in support, or favour of others, except some groups and personalities which are their surrogates, like the Lebanese Hezbollah or the Palestinian Hamas.
One wonders why the Iranian leaders do encourage people to fight each other, to annihilate each other instead of making peace, be friendly to each other?
Why all the slogans and calls are to hate, not to love?
Is it not because, as a Spanish colunmnist observed recently, because the present Iranan regime is a religious one and religion is the seed of violence.
They denounce the Arabs for “collaborating” with the Jews, not realizing that the present Israelis are the sons of those who were mass murdered by Hitler in labour camps and gas chambers while the fathers of the present day Palestinians were applauding the Nazis, Jerusalem Grand Mufti was greeted in Berlin with all due honnours.
Iranian clerical leaders use religion for their strategic - political aims.
They do not realize that moderate Arabs are angry to see that on orders from the Iranians ayatollahs, Hamas not only torpedoed all efforts deployed by them to help the Palestinians having their own independent State, living in peace with the Israelis and other people of the region, but also unilaterally denounced the six month cease fire with Israel and started immediately to shell Israeli towns with rockets, provoking the “savage” Israeli response that the international community, except Washington, has cowardly described as “unproportional” and called for “restraint” from both sides.
Do they realize that the Palestinians in Gaza are paying the price of their leader’s obedience and servilities to the Iranian ayatollahs? Do they realize that the moderate Arabs are angry with Hamas, it is because the Organisation’s leaders, in exchange of a few million dollars they get from Tehran, have sold the Palestinians to the Iranian clerics who, from their warm places in their luxury palaces or posh offices thousands of kilometers away, like Cesar encouraging the gladiator to go to the battle against the lions, urges the Palestinians to fight the overwhelming armed Israelis with stones or their home made rockets.
The problem is that the ruling Iranian clerics do not know the language of diplomacy. They do not know that dialogue with enemy does not necessarily mean recognizing him nor accepting its conditions, but looking together for ways to avoid war and give people the possibility of living in peace and prosperity.
This is what the late Yasser Arafat did. Without recognizing the Jewish State officially, he had the courage to talk to his sworn enemies. The result? He recovered most of the Palestinian territories the Arabs had lost to Israel in 1948. To understand the benefits of dialogue, one has to look at the situation of the Palestinians living under Fatah leadership in the West Bank with those in Gaza, ruled by a bunch of radical Muslim dictators.
The other problem is that the Iranians use religion for their political aims, preferring using Islam-based groups like Hamas to achieve their strategic goals of domination over the Middle East.
One would also like to see Mr. Khameneh’i, Mr. Ahmamdi Nezhad, all those senior Iranian clerics, civilians and militaries who promise to annihilate Israel be in Gaza when Israeli cluster bombs, fragmenting rockets and canon shells pour over the population: Bet is that like mouse looking for a hole, they would ran for shelter. ENDS IRANIAN EXAGERATIONS 291208