Wednesday, April 04, 2007

A freak show called "Islamic Republic of Iran"

Kash Kheirkhah

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to one of the kidnapped UK servicemen: "How are you? Did you enjoy your mandatory holiday?"

The Serviceman: We are grateful for your forgiveness.

Ahmadinejad: You're welcome.

To kidnap 15 innocent service personnel of a foreign country in foreign waters at gun point, parade them in front of the TV cameras and wring forced confessions and repeated apologies from them to humiliate them and their nation and then all of a sudden, dress them in lousy suits, have the effrontery to call their detension " a mandatory holiday" and their release"a gift" are just a few examples of insanities that happen almost on a daily basis in a sickening freak show called Islamic Republic of Iran.

It is a show you couldn't care less about but then again, with characters such as Ahmadinejad, how can the world afford not to?

So has the world learned anything from the latest episode of this show? Is there any hope-- as National Review Online wants to believe-- that " this shameful denouement and the sheer brazenness of the kidnappings will shatter some of the widespread naïveté about the nature of the Iranian regime?"

In a fantasy world maybe, but definitely not in the real world where the free media can be the mouthpiece of numskulls who seem to have enjoyed this last episode so much so that not only see Ahmadinejad's decision to release the British detainees as "a sign of strength" and advise the US to learn from what they call "an example of mutual respect,"(this is not a joke) but go so far as to say that Ahmadinejad's call for regime change in Israel has been mistranslated and distorted into the notorious phrase, "Israel should be wiped off the map" by non other than the western media.

Meanwhile, the freak show continues and I can't help but think to myself, what a wonderful world.