Sunday, 11 April 2010
"Why So Serious"?
Ayatollah Khomeini once famously said that "Allah did not create mankind so that he could have fun", but that hasn't stopped his near-namesake of the modern day, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khameini, from practising his stand-up routine today.
Khameini believes that Barack Obama has "implicitly threatened" his country with nuclear weapons in a newly outlined U.S. policy and Tehran said it intends to file a formal complaint with the U.N.
Obama announced a new U.S. nuclear strategy last week, which seems to have been designed to deliberately weaken America's capacity to defend itself against hostile enemies, but which also included a vow not to use nuclear weapons against countries that do not have them. Iran and North Korea were pointedly excepted from that pledge because Washington accuses them of not cooperating with the international community on nonproliferation standards.
"The U.S. president has implicitly threatened the Iranian nation with nuclear weapons. These remarks are very strange," Khamenei said on state television. "The world should not ignore it because in the 21st century....the head of a state is threatening a nuclear attack.
"The U.S. president's remarks are disgraceful," he added. "These remarks mean the U.S. government is a villain government that can't be trusted."
What a funny guy! It is strange that Khameini would be brimming with righteous indignation at these "implicit threats", while ignoring the very real threats of antisemitic genocide emanating from the leadership of his own country. And in any case, this "villainous" President is the same Obama who doesn't really seem to mind all that much whether Iran gets nukes or not. That Khameini would present this obsequious dhimmi as somehow hostile to Iranian ambitions is especially comical. It seems Khameni has imbibed the mantra of Heath Ledger's Joker: "Why so serious?"
(P.S. Whatever happened to the secret earthquake weapon?)