if elected president,
don't betray my people!
By Amil Imani
It looks like Mr. Obama may well be the next resident of the White House. It also looks like my people are going to be betrayed once again by a badly misguided American president. Jimmy Carter helped give birth to the virulent Shiite Islamism by forbidding the Shah of Iran to crush the bloodthirsty Ayatollah Khomeini and his band of rabid Islamists. Now, Mr. Obama intends to confer legitimacy on the illegitimate child, the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Jimmy Carter, the self-appointed touring ambassador of bad-mouthing America must be rejoicing in the prospect of Mr. Obama's presidency. Mr. Obama holds the promise of not only carrying on the Carterian misguided policies, but taking them to their very ruinous end.
Jimmy Carter did his thing and my people died. In no time at all, the vicious Mullahs gutted the Iranian armed forces and executed many of its most capable officers. Saddam Hussein watched gleefully as the Iranian military disintegrated, and found the opportunity to carry out his Pan Arabism ambition by attacking Iran. Some eight years of barbaric butchery killed and maimed millions on both sides, gutted the vibrant Iranian economy, and visited misery of all sorts upon the Iranian people.
Iran's Mullahs, with the aid of the beguiled illiterate and religiously fanatic masses, strengthened their stranglehold as they blamed others for their incompetence and larcenous nature for the people's intractable problems. The ever-machinating Mullahs had to find a scapegoat, preferably many scapegoats, to blame. True to form they turned and bit the hand that helped bring them to power -- the United States. For good measure, the Mullahs included Israel. Jews have always been good scapegoats for Islamists, going back to the time of Muhammad in Medina. The prophet of Allah, as soon as he gathered enough power, found it expedient to plunder the Jews' properties, kill the men and take the women and children as slaves to exploit or sell.
The Mullahs who took over Iran needed more straw-men, preferably on the home-front itself. Well, Allah helped them with that problem with some 300-400 thousand peaceful Baha'is. Baha'is were perfect for the part, since they had their holy places in Israel and that automatically made them agents of the Little Satan.
Now, history is about to repeat itself. While the ever-contrite ambassador of apology, Carter, cavorts with the officially designated terrorist Hamas, bestowing legitimacy on the thuggish Islamists, Mr. Obama is promising to outdo his idol Jimmy by engaging in negotiations or discussions with the "loveable" president Ahmadinejad of the IRI: a sort of tete-a-tete of two heads of states to settle things amicably. Doesn't that sound lovely and a sure vote-getter? But, I am troubled and I have serious concerns.
Mr. Obama, you keep blaring about "change," but you hardly spell out the details. Recall, the devil is in the details, as they say. Change from what to what, Mr. Charisma?
Mr. Obama, how do you propose to engage the point-man of the end-of-the-worlder Shiite regime in negotiation or discussion, without sacrificing the valiant Iranian people who are struggling to free themselves from the yoke of fascist Islamists? You believe that you, still somewhat wet behind the ears, can do better than the four-year combined efforts of seasoned diplomats from France, Germany, and Great Britain?
Mr. Obama, do you have trouble reading the man's lips? Ahmadinejad, the one you wish to engage in negotiation, shouts as clearly and as often as he can that he is not going to stop enriching uranium; that he is irrevocably committed to the destruction of Israel; that the U.S. must pack, abandon all its interests and friends in the Middle East and leave the Mullahs in control of the world's major oil spigot.
Mr. Obama, how are you going to sweeten the deal for Ahmadinejad? What would you give him to stop killing our GIs in Iraq; to arm and finance Hizbollah in Lebanon, Hamas and its ilk next door to Israel, and even the Taliban in Afghanistan? Give him Iraq and its oil? How about at least parts of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait?
Mr. Obama, it takes two to tango, as the old saying goes. The uncompromising oil-intoxicated fanatics of Iran and their proxies don't want to dance with you. They want the entire floor -- the Middle East -- and the rest of the world down the road.
Mr. Obama, if you get elected as president, don't you even think of doing anything that would further whet the insatiable appetite of the Islamists. Your mentor and idol, Carter, helped the Islamists and an untold number of my people died and are still dying. And by "my people," I include both innocent people of my native birthplace Iran, as well as many noble compatriots of my adopted homeland, America.
Mr. Obama, you are either naïve or find it politically expedient to propose your foreign policy approach. In either case, you'd best keep in mind that the Islamist enemy plays by a completely different set of rules. Negotiating with the Islamists is like flipping a coin: Heads they win, tails you lose.
Mr. Obama, in your meteoric rise to power, you found it expedient to throw your wonderful grandmother under the bus, so to speak. She has been joined by many others, most recently General Clark. Now, who else are the people you intend to steamroll over to service your personal ambition?
Mr. Obama, I repeat, if elected president, don't betray my people.