Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Do Iranians ever get embarrassed by their government too?

So I had this thought yesterday as I read how Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reacted to the UN security council's increased sanctions for Iran's work on nuclear weapons.

I just laughed when I read, "Ahmadinejad, in an interview with France's Channel 2 TV network, warned nations 'seeking to impose sanctions against Iran will suffer a greater damage themselves,' IRNA reported."

Does anyone possibly believe that will happen? Does anyone think China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Belgium, Italy, Qatar, Congo (Republic of the), Panama, Slovakia, Ghana, Peru, South Africa, and Indonesia are going to be worse off because Iran is further isolated and cut off from the world? Anyone with half a brain must realize that Ahmadinejad is clearly talking out his ass.

Of course this isn't an isolated incident. Only a few days ago, Iran declared the new (and somewhat uninteresting) movie 300 "American psychological warfare against Iran.”

Cultural advisor to Ahmadinejad, Javad Shamaghdari said, "Following the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Hollywood and cultural authorities in the U.S. initiated studies to figure out how to attack Iranian culture. Certainly, the recent movie is a product of such studies."

I hate to break it to you, Iranian officials, but this is just a so-so movie, not a subtle attack. If we wanted to attack you, America doesn't do subtlety. We would put on a massive show of force in the Persian Gulf or invade you.

I wish I was literate in Persian because I'd love to know if Iranians ever get embarrassed by their government. At least then, Americans and Iranians would have something in common...