August 29, 2006, - 11:18 am

Wimps: U.S. Grants Visa to Iranian Official Khatami

By Debbie Schlussel
Why is the U.S. granting former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami a visa to visit Washington, next week?
Although he is the former President of Iran, he is very much in sync with the thinking of the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad government. When Khatami first became President of Iran, there were hopes that he was a moderate. In fact, he was and still is known as “the moderate.” But now, it’s said as kind of a joke.
Khatami never ended up being a moderate. It was more of the Iranian same-old, same-old. Iran under Khatami was hardly different from Iran under Khomeini. And hardly different than Iran under Ahmadinejad, but for the public rhetoric about the Holocaust and America. Privately, that rhetoric has been in Iran for decades, since the deposing of the Shah (with the help of Jimmy Carter). And it didn’t change under Khatami. He was NOT a reformer in any way.

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Why Are They Laughing? Because Our “Leaders” Are Wimps

Iran’s Former Prez Mohammad Khatami & Extremist “American” Imam Elahi

The last time Khatami was in the U.S. (in New York to visit the U.N. so he didn’t need a special visa), he used the opportunity to meet with extremist imams here in the U.S., to encourage them. One of them was Imam Mohammed Ali Elahi, pictured above, who is a strong, vocal supporter of Hezbollah and of Ahmadinejad.
So why are we letting Khatami in? Why are we granting him a visa to deliver a BS speech on “reconciliation” at the National Cathedral on September 7th?
Ask President Bush and his State Department. For all of their bluster against Iran’s totalitarian Islamofascist regime, granting this visa shows it’s all empty. We’re just wimps.
And it will be the death of us.

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Having actually lived in Iran, I’d just like to say that during Rafsanjani(when I lived there), the regime seemed to be loosening up, but just a little. It definitely wasn’t as strict as it was under Khomeini(psycho that he was). My mother can atest to this. She’s American, and after she met my dad(who’s Iranian), they went over there, and she was actually stopped on the street by cops for wearing makeup. When we went back, under Rafsanjani, none of that nonsense happened. I’m not saying Rafsanjani was a great president or anything, because I was too young to know the difference, I just remember that nothing like that happened. And for a while I remember hearing news about the youth over there trying to make a difference, and it looked like the theocratical element, the Islamic extremists in office, may have been losing grip..but then something changed, and from what I hear, it is headed towards the way it was under Khomeini. (Most) Iranian people aren’t like the Arab countries..I know that alot of them actually enjoy thinking for themselves and would like to have alot of the freedoms that we have here, especially the youth. They realize they’re being oppressed but know that there’s little they can do without disappearing, and that saddens me. I can only hope that enough people over there come to their senses and get rid of the crazies running the gov’t right now.

Descent on August 29, 2006 at 12:00 pm

“Why are we granting him a visa to deliver a BS speech on “reconciliation” at the National Cathedral on September 7th?”
I understand that there is a garbage transfer station near D.C. This barbarian should deliver his speech on killing the infidel there, instead.
Of course his speech won’t be honest, and he won’t come out a say “kill the infidel”. However, when he meets with the local imams behind closed doors at the mosques and masjids, that’s EXACTLY what he’ll be discussing.

Thee_Bruno on August 29, 2006 at 12:09 pm

Sorry Descent, I’m afraid that will not happen now. The Clerics have a death grip over the political system there. The student revolts that happened awhile back this year were put down unmercifully (which our media did not even report!). Speaking out too strongly now will get you killed. The students know that and so does everyone else.
I think the true part of this story is this:
“Ask President Bush and his State Department. For all of their bluster against Iran’s totalitarian Islamofascist regime, granting this visa shows it’s all empty. We’re just wimps.
And it will be the death of us.”
Not sure if everyone realizes how true that statement is. It is.
Remember this: all things originate from the executive branch of the U.S. Govt. with regard to these matters and that includes illegal immigration. Many underlings are being blamed and pointed to as the targets of attack. The heat they take is by design. Very few, if any, outside of the innermost circle of the executive branch have the autonomy to act on their own. This means they are being given directions by certain people who have names and titles but with no apparent link to the ones they direct.
I’ll tell you who some of them are in a later post. With regard to the visit by Khatami, I consider this nothing more than a publicity stunt (orchestrated by Bush) to calm the fears of Americans over Iran’s intentions about the nuclear issue. It helps to justify Bush’s not dealing with them as they should have been — militarily and immediately. It is an attempt to show that the Iranians can be dealt with diplomatically using Khatami and other “moderates” to solve our problems with Iran. It won’t. Bush made a dreadful error by not attacking their nuclear facilities.
I firmly believe this will prove to be the case in a fairly short amount of time and for everyone to see. But by then it will be too late to stop it. It was absolutely imperative to detroy Iran’s nuclear ambitions! But we didn’t do it!

Phoenix on August 29, 2006 at 12:37 pm

Phoenix,
Let’s hope Israel is buying lots of sophisticated military hardware from us so that they can do what we failed to do.
Let’s also hope that Olmert learned a few things from his battle with Hers-bollah.

Thee_Bruno on August 29, 2006 at 12:47 pm

Pheonix, what you said in your first post was right on the money. Things keep getting stricter and stricter there, and it’s not going to end until someone intervines.

Descent on August 29, 2006 at 1:08 pm

The CONTINUING DEFIANCE of Iran means they’ll being seeing some of these…soon enough: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1062832/L/

The Canadien on August 29, 2006 at 2:48 pm

Mohammed Khatami simply put a smiling face on Islamofascism. If he was the Gorbachev of Islam, he didn’t show it during his time as Iran’s President and the mullahs made sure even cosmetic gestures towards openness weren’t fulfilled. So why would we invite him to this country? KHATAMI IS NOT A DEMOCRAT. You think they would get it at the White House and the State Department.

NormanF on August 29, 2006 at 3:56 pm

The kicker is that he is speaking at a CAIR function at the Marriott in Crystal City. I’m not too happy about this since it’s right next to where I live and work. If I see one on the street, I’ll be sure to say pig under my breath. I can’t do more because I don’t want to get sued. Maybe I will take my corgi for a walk and let him slobber on their robes. All joking aside, whenever they have conventions here, they do not walk around very much. This area is heavily populated by DoD and Federal Marshals so I guess they don’t want to be profiled for the terrorists they are.

Minnie Mouse on August 29, 2006 at 5:47 pm

Minnie Mouse,
While walking your dog, carry a bunch of bacon strips with you and throw them into the crowd of diaper-heads and burqa bitches. You’ll never see such a bunch of sub-humans move so quickly. They’ll trample all over each other as they do annually when they march around their fucking stone in Mecca. They’re nothing but a bunch of 7th century BARBARIANS!
BARBARIANS!

Thee_Bruno on August 29, 2006 at 8:12 pm

Games people. Governments are full of foolish, stupid, decadent, corrupt and evil men who desire war and death–and one day, very soon, I believe they’re going to get exactly what they want: Worldwide annihilation!
In case you haven’t noticed, there are some in the King Busch II regime that seem to be welcoming a war with Iran, although this time, they may get more than they bargained for, especially considering that Russia has a war-pact with Iran–not to mention a multi-billion ruble nuke-development agreement that employs tens of thousands of Russians. (Putin is getting very ticked at US military-industrial expansionism and Syria and Iran are his last proxies!)

joemccarthy on August 29, 2006 at 8:20 pm

Truly outrageous! Seems like George W is talking out of both sides of his mouth, one side is against “Islamofascism.” The other side let’s a leading Islamofascist into the United States to fool those in DC who want to be fooled.
Debbie, you’re right about Prezident Jiminy Cricket helping to bring down the Shah and put Khomeini in his place [1979]. But I think that the real villain of the piece is Zbigniew Brzezinski, who did most of Carter’s thinking for him. As you recall, he was Carter’s national security advisor. Well, not everything is in a name. Zbig brought the world a lot of insecurity.

Eliyahu on August 30, 2006 at 5:41 am

joemccarthy
“In case you haven’t noticed, there are some in the King Busch II regime that seem to be welcoming a war with Iran”.
The stinker Sy Hersh sure blew that plan for us didn’t he?
http://tinyurl.com/r33qg
Here’s the REAL Sy hersh: http://tinyurl.com/bh2cm
The least you could do joe is credit your original thinking.
I understood it was the goof-ball priest at the cathredral that felt the need to “reach-out” to the sheep to sing ‘KOOOOOM BY AHLLAAAAAAAAA’.
The gov’t went along to try to quell the stench of fear some of us seem to be intoxicated by. (beats burning flesh, THAT I KNOW).
ARABS GOOD bushies BAD.
JUST what does it take to ‘desecrate’ a place of worship anyway. Will Mohammad Khatam simply accomplish this feat with his presence as a moon-god-worshiping-freak-of-nature or will he have to take a crap on a bible, a pee on the alter, and then spit on the cross?

Grateful1 on August 31, 2006 at 1:20 pm

DESCENT:
I hope you get to read this. I have a serious question for you from your perspective.
I read where some feel that as many as 80% of Iran’s people want a regime chage. I also was surprised that a majority of the citizens are around 30-40 yrs. old?
Question:
What would happen if we were to launch a military attack (if it comes to that to deal with the nuke threat), and ONLY targeted the ruling mullah’s. Like smart bombs into THEIR bedroom windows at 4:00 AM? I am sure we could obtain reliable intel to target the gov’t leaders.
I wonder how the PEOPLE of Iran would respond. It seems more practical and less damaging to all concerned than trying to take out buried facilities in civilian areas. (My favorite part of the jihadists, giving ALL those good, faithful followers their martyrdom. Brilliant)!
Would that be “acceptable” to the masses in Iran and would they respond by taking leadership roles. It worked in Libya with that maniacal-Gaddafi. He sure cooled his jets after his child was killed in the mansion that way.

Grateful1 on September 1, 2006 at 1:28 am

In my Aug. 29th post above I said:
“With regard to the visit by Khatami, I consider this nothing more than a publicity stunt (orchestrated by Bush) to calm the fears of Americans over Iran’s intentions about the nuclear issue. It helps to justify Bush’s not dealing with them as they should have been — militarily and immediately.”
Well, today, Sep.9th, my sources have been confirmed as correct!
Sep 9, 2006 ? WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush PERSONALLY signed off on a visa allowing former Iranian President Mohammed Khatami to visit the United States because he wanted hear his views, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2414085

Phoenix on September 10, 2006 at 7:19 pm

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