Content to have executed the wishes of his boss in sending a message of congratulation to the new American President-elect, Mr. Barack Obama, the fanatic Iranian President has set himself a new “mission”: presenting imam Mehdi, or the Shi’s Muslims messiah, to the world.
La Herradura (13 Nov.) Content to have executed the wishes of his boss in sending a message of congratulation to the new American President-elect, Mr. Barack Obama, the fanatic Iranian President has set himself a new “mission”: presenting imam Mehdi, or the Shi’a Muslims messiah, to the world.
As we had said in a previous article, it has now been confirmed that the message the Mr. Ahmadi Nezhad sent to Mr. Obama last week over his historic victory in American presidential elections was “authorized and approved” by Ayatollah Ali Khameneh’i, the leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
According to news sites close to the Government, the “great and beloved leader of the Revolution” has after, consultation, personally approved the message to Mr. Barack Obama and authorized the President to send it”.
It was the “great and beloved leader of the Revolution” who, after, consultation, personally approved the message to Mr. Barack Obama and authorized the President to send it”.
In other words, it is the ageing leader of the Iranian theocratic regime that has congratulated the young future leader of the United States, the first ever black American born to a Muslim African who enters the White House.
In regard of the fact that since its creation almost thirty years ago and the breaking of all relations with the United States, this is the first time that the Islamic Republic of Iran addresses such a friendly message to an American President-elect, Iranian analysts wondered if Ayatollah Khameneh’i does not consider the occasion as “fruit bearing” for his regime.
In fact, in a meeting last year with students in the centre-eastern city of Yazd, the centre of Iranian Zoroastrians, Mr. Khameneh’i had stated that “no one has said relations with America must remain cut forever”.
“Any time resuming relations with America is regarded as positive and in the interests of Iran, I would be the first to approve it”, he said, stressing however that having not relations with Washington is among “our political strategies”.
“Of course, I have never said that our relations with America must be cut forever, but for the moment, conditions of the American government are such that resuming ties are against Iranian interests and naturally, I do not consider it”, Mr. Khameneh’i pointed out.
Does the megalomaniac leader of Iran thinks that the prospect of a Black Afro-American ruling the world’s most powerful nation would also change the hostile climate that characterized Tehran-Washington relations for the last thirty years to the benefit of Iran?
Regardless of the fact that his initiative has triggered more criticism than approval by the clerical-dominated establishment, which generally considers the message as “hasty”, “unconsidered” and “ill advised”, Mr. Obama must realize the important significance of the decision, meaning that the man who has sent him the message is not Mr. Ahmadi Nezhad, but the leader, and therefore his reply must be addressed to the right man: Ayatollah Ali Khameneh’i, the man who in the Iranian system, takes all major domestic and foreign decisions.
Anyway, neither man liked an article in published by a popular reformist weekly newspaper in which Mr. Mohammad Qouchani, a young and talented journalist asked “why is it that the Islamic Republic has not a Barack Obama?”.
Under a front page showing the future American President hugging tenderly one of his daughters, the journalist answered his questions, saying: “it is because the system does not allow such things to happen!”.
His remark caused the closure of Sharvand Emrouz (Today’s Citizen), accused of “confusing public opinion, endangering the security of the State and offending officials”.
Meantime, and while waiting for Mr. Obama taking the helms in Washington, Mr. Ahmadi Nezhad has called on Iranian experts in economy to “draw plans for solving the world’s financial and economic crisis based on Iranian indigenous methods” and urged Iranians to “present the Imam of the Rightfulness to the international public”.
In answer to the 60 economists and professors of economy at Iranian universities who had criticized his “ideologically-based” economic policies as having harmed the nation, Mr. Ahmadi Nezhad accused them of being too “westernized” and “afraid of promoting domestic ideas”.
“Some wants to envisage for Iran as economic theory anything that in America is presented as an economic method. But we are looking for national economic projects based on our intrinsic potentials responding to both domestic needs and also capable of exporting plans for solving international crisis”, he told an economic meeting in the north-eastern city of Mash-had.
His statement reminds us of a Persian proverb which says “a mouse could hardly get into its hole, he had attached a sweeper to its tail”. One wonder why Mr. Dominique Straus-Kahn, the French president of the International Monetary Fund or other world leaders who desperately are looking for solutions to the unprecedented international crisis do not call on Mr. Ahmadi Nezhad and get advice from the man who’s suicidal economic and foreign policies have taken his country to the edge of total disaster.
Mr. Ahmadi Nezhad has called on Iranian experts in economy to “draw plans for solving the world’s financial and economic crisis based on Iranian indigenous methods”
“The same world leaders whom when I warned them about the collapse of the rule of oppressors used to look at me in astonishment (as if he is mad), now they ask me how I knew such a situation is coming I told them I’m surprised that how you did not saw that all is falling down?”, he told the audience, speaking about his predictions concerning the world’s economic crisis.
According to Shi’a Muslims, Mehdi, their twelfth imam who went into hiding in a well in the city of Samarra, in Iraq, when he was eight year-old some 1.400 years ago, would reemerge when the world is saturated with sin, corruption and injustice. This is why Mr. Ahmadi Nezhad, in true believer in the powers and mission of imam Mehdi, has, with all members of his cabinet, pledged to him in writing to prepare his reappearance, due to take place from a well in Jamkaran, near the holy city of Qom, 150 kilometres south of the Capital and the cradle of militant Shi’ism.
His relationship with the Waiting imam is such that according to his close aides, when he went for the first time to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly three years ago, the hided messiah visited him while delivering his speech.
“My new duty, our new duty is to present the imam of rightfulness to the world, to the international community. We must try hard to make the international public opinion to know and to listen to the message of Mehdi”, Mr. Ahmadi Nezhad insisted. ENDS AHMADI’S NEW TASK 131108