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Ahmadinejad Survives Attack On Convoy

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From a concerned Reuters:

Smoke rises next to a vehicle transporting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, as he arrives in the city of Hamedan, Iran, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010.

Iran’s Ahmadinejad survives attack: presidency source

August 4, 2010

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad survived an attack in which some people were injured, a source in his office said on Wednesday.

But according to Iran’s Press TV:

Iran rejects reports of attack on Ahmadinejad

August 4, 2010

An informed source in Iran’s presidential office has rejected as false the reports of grenade attack on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Whom to believe? Neither are particularly credible sources.

But we were worried Mr. Ahmadinejad might have been tempting fate when he called Mr. Obama a “capitalist.”

Perhaps someone thought he went too far with his calumnies.


An update from Saudi Arabia’s Al Arabiya News:

Iran’s Ahmadinejad survives bomb attack

Blast occurs near Iranian leader’s convoy in Hamadan

Wednesday, 04 August 2010

DUBAI (Al Arabiya) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday escaped an assassination attempt when his procession was targeted by a bomb, Al Arabiya TV reported.

The Iranian presidency confirmed the attack, which left a number of injured people.

The blast took place in Hamadan as Ahmadinejad was about to address a crowd, and the attacker was arrested on the spot.

Al Arabiya cited its own sources as saying the bomb had hit a car carrying journalists and presidential staff.

Ahmadinejad appeared on live Iranian television at a sports stadium in the western city of Hamadan. He was apparently well and made no mention of any attack.



An update from Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency:

Firecracker causes embarrassment for president in Hamedan

Hamedan, August 4, IRNA — A young boy threw firecracker at motorcade of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to celebrate his arrival in Hamadan causing embarrassment.

The incident did not halt the welcoming ceremony but some foreign media tried to get fish from troubled waters and imply that it was an assassination attempt to make use of it.

The Iranian youth during special ceremonies such as New Year festivals or football matches use firecrackers as sign of jubilation.

Unfortunately, a number of domestic media reported it as explosion of hand grenade causing ambiguity.

An official at Hamedan province governor’s office told IRNA correspondent that the explosion of the firecracker left no damage on people or property.

Of course. It was just a firecracker set off in celebration of Mr. Ahmadinejad’s arrival.

Who could have ever thought otherwise?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Ahmadinejad Survives Attack On Convoy”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    Probably one of the Ahmadinejad’s fantasy moments to make himself appear relevant, important and ‘a victim’ of the violent, hated West. Although he might be attempting to let it out that Iran is not the mullah paradise that the controlling ayatollahs make it out to be. Who knows, who cares he’s crazy and the ayatollahs are radical islamic slave masters – who have turned Persia into a 3rd century gag line.

  2. Georgfelis says:

    Trying to figure out which aphorism works best for this. Irans chickens have come home to roost, or he was nearly blown up by his own petard.

    There has to be a better pithy saying that encapsulates the irony inherent in the concept that Iran has trained so many in the art of the strategically placed bomb, which is now being used against them. Then again, there always is the possibility that the mullahs have decided that Ahmadinejad has outlived his own usefulness as a breathing figurehead, and have decided he would work much better as an unwilling martyr.

    Either way, let me get the popcorn….

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Well, adding to the list of his personality disorders, we can now add “paranoid” and that, in its most acute form, can destroy anybody from within. Let’s watch and see.

  4. proreason says:

    If the Israelis decide to take this guy out, they won’t funble the ball.

    But the little nutjob is a figurehead anyway. There are dozens of other clowns waiting in the wings to take his place.

    The Israelis know who the real power is, and it is probably not concentrated in one or two individuals. If it were, they would already be cavorting with virgins in heaven.

  5. Right of the People says:

    As soon as I heard this on the news this morning I thought we’d be hearing soon how the man they caught was a lackey of the CIA and Praise Allah he failed. It occurred to me that this nutroot might try and use the incident to start some sh*t.

    Of course this could just be me not trusting these third world whackadoodles.

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