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CSM: Hardline Iranians Are Just Like The Tea Party

From a cheering (for the Iranians) Associated Press:

Israeli PM ‘utterly rejects’ emerging Iran deal

By MATTHEW LEE and IAN DEITCH | November 8, 2013

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that he "utterly rejects" the emerging nuclear deal between western powers and Iran, calling it a "bad deal" and promising that Israel will do everything it needs to do to defend itself…

"I understand the Iranians are walking around very satisfied in Geneva as well they should because they got everything and paid nothing," Netanyahu told reporters.

"They wanted relief of sanctions after years of grueling sanctions, they got that. They paid nothing because they are not reducing in any way their nuclear enrichment capability. So Iran got the deal of the century and the international community got a bad deal," Netanyahu said.

Apparently, Obama has told the Iranians, ‘if you like your nuclear weapons program, you can keep it.’ And he is actually going to honor that promise.

"This is a very bad deal and Israel utterly rejects it. Israel is not obliged by this agreement and Israel will do everything it needs to do to defend itself and defend the security of its people," he said…

Hey, Obama is safely re-elected. He doesn’t need to pretend to support Israel anymore.

Besides, Iran has the perfect excuse. From the Christian Science Monitor:

Iran: Don’t blame us, blame our tea party

By Scott Peterson | November 7, 2013

The banners that sprung up in Tehran had one purpose: to undermine Iran’s nuclear talks, and ruin chances of future reconciliation with the US.

One showed an Iranian negotiator, intended to represent Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, sitting across from an American, who under the table and out of sight wore a holstered gun and military camouflage trousers.

The words on the banner accused the US of deception, and doubled as a veiled attack on those Iranians willing to negotiate. The banners – removed a few days later – are a reminder that Iran has its "spoilers," too, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said a few days later.

“You said we don’t have a tea party? I wish you were right,” he said. A tea party in Iran?

Note that it was the CSM reporter who brought of the Tea Party. Of course, in reality, the vast majority of Iranians have never heard of the Tea Party. But the CSM managed to get someone to parrot their views about dangerous the Tea Party supporters.

Since Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution, a hard-line group of Iranians have scored points against political rivals, sometimes putting at risk broader national policies for their gain. In some Iranians’ eyes, that makes them a perfect comparison for the American “tea party” that recently spearheaded a US government shutdown…

Yes the comparison is perfect. The Tea Party are willing to risk the nation’s security for their own political gain. (Just look at how they oppose amnesty, for instance.)

In Iran, the “tea party” takes two forms. The political, hard-line groups that adhere to the anti-Americanism of the early years of the Iranian revolution, and for whom “compromise” is a dirty word, are one type. They fight with words, from the Friday prayers pulpit, on air and in print…

Yes, the Tea Party is famous for its anti-Americanism.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, November 8th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “CSM: Hardline Iranians Are Just Like The Tea Party”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Steve said: “Yes, the Tea Party is famous for its anti-Americanism.”

    You have touched upon something that has troubled me for years. What Americans think Americanism actually is.

    For those who come here, it’s the Constitution, the right to be left alone by government, with certain exception and certainly the right to explore our own potential, wherever that may lead.

    But for years, and maybe longer than that, many people who were born here, who grew up here have always believed that “Americanism” is “giving to those who can’t (or won’t) do for themselves”.

    It’s some warped vision of “fairness” and that when they see the black kid with nothing and the white kid with everything, they use their meager intellectual capacity to fabricate why this is so. Given their predisposition to unfairness, they have to come up with a reason as to why it’s unfair.

    And they miss the mark every time.

    This is also because they fail to acknowledge that failure is a human right as much as success is. Over the years we’ve heard various national socialists try to define success. But success comes in many forms and is interpreted in many an incorrect way. If a man is poor, but happy, is he successful? I say yes.

    If he is rich but miserable, is he successful? I say no. Look at Harry Reid.

    And, success is actually a very simple thing. In my modest existence, I do not control millions, or large numbers of people, or have the power to do anything really. But my fate is under my control. I have some hobbies that I really enjoy and I can pursue them at my leisure.

    My job is enjoyable and I think I’m pretty good at it.

    I therefore feel very successful.

    However, there are many regrets, many mistakes I’ve made, etc. But I do not look to the government to repair that. Some of it cannot be fixed as it is.

    But Americanism is not providing for those who think they are entitled to what I have simply because I have it. No. And I don’t owe them a godd*amn thing. If they die, so be it. I really find it sad, of course but it’s not my fault. If some kid blows away another kid in a gang ordeal, so be it. I cannot be bothered to care.

    If it was my kid, of course, that’s different, but only to me. I would not want to enforce gun control edicts throughout the universe because my kid got blown away. Then, there’s the introspective as to I would ask myself where I failed as a parent to not see that this could happen.

    Self-critiquing and self-recrimination are missing in society to the extent that nobody is held responsible for themselves, but only if you’re a minority or somehow a “victim”.

    Americanism to me is the right to go out and fail, to get up and try again and fail repeatedly, until I figure out how to succeed without hurting anyone else.

    Our ideas of what is successful and what is Americanism have faltered to a warped sense of right and wrong.

    It is not wrong to let nature destroy a city. It is not wrong to pick up in the aftermath and it is not wrong to mourn the dead. It is wrong to blame the weather/climate. It is wrong to blameinaction for political reasons and it is wrong to not pick yourself up by your bootstraps to rebuild or relocate as the case warrants. If you live in a hurricane zone, you are therefore prohibited from whining that someone else is at fault for your predicament when your house looks like a woodpile after the storm. Move.

    Stop looking to the government to fix whatever is a problem that is easily ascribed to YOU.

    I am in a situation right now where I hate where I work. When the opportunity arises, I will leave. But I blame only myself for my misery because I elected to come back to a place that I know is toxic. It’s hostile and unhealthy for pretty much everyone. But I have to wait. If I quit, I lost my health insurance. Which…may become a moot issue at the long run. But I am looking and will leave some day. Meanwhile I have to put up with it. The economy stinks and there aren’t a lot of places to go. None, in fact.

    However, that means I have to keep my mouth shut and tolerate it.

    Choices. I have balanced the pros and cons and come to this conclusion. Sure, I could leave now…but it would be unwise. But it wont’ force me to try to make the place to my liking. It is what it is, run by the miscreants and morons who think they’re smarter than anyone else. But I’m also in good company where 99% of us despise the management and their cruelty and flaming ignorance.

    So….I look to myself. If I end up hating it that much more, I will have to leave to protect my own health but for now I look for better while doing my job.

    But, you see, I made that choice and I’m responsible for it.

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