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As US Touts Thaw in Iran Relations, Iranians Spit on Obama Image, Prepare for 'Death to America' Day


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Beth
- 282 days ago - dailycaller.com
Despite President Obama's outreach to the new president of Iran, Islamic radicals walked over a U.S. flag and spat on Obama's image on their way to prayers on Friday. Mashregh, the media outlet of the Revolutionary Guards, published a photo of the image



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Beth S. (334)
Monday March 17, 2014, 3:10 pm
Despite President Obama’s outreach to the new president of Iran, Islamic radicals walked over a U.S. flag and spat on Obama’s image on their way to prayers on Friday.

Mashregh, the media outlet of the Revolutionary Guards, published a photo of the image of Obama alongside the U.S. flag laid on the ground and radicals walking over them. The picture shows one individual spitting on Obama’s image.

And while the Obama administration and U.S. media have generally portrayed the phone call and Twitter exchange between Obama and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani as evidence of warming relations, in September the website of the Quds cyber officers posted an image of Obama, wearing a Nazi field marshal’s uniform, surrendering with his hands on his head. The caption reads, “In the not too distant future…. One [Gen. Qasem] Soleimani is enough for all the enemies of this country.”

In an effort to emphasize the Islamic Republic’s view of the United States as the “Great Satan,” mass rallies will be held across Iran to shout “Death to America” and assail worldwide Zionism on the anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover of November 4, 1979, Brig. Gen. Seyyed Masoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of the Joint Armed Forces Headquarters, announced on Saturday.

“The crimes of leaders of America and international Zionism in their confrontation with the Iranian nation will never be erased from the public’s memory,” he said.

Jazayeri stated that ever since the Islamic Revolution, America has engaged in aggressive policies of blocking Iran’s wealth, helping Iraq in its war with Iran in the 1980s and espionage. Referring to the embassy takeover, he said, “If the American spies in Tehran under the cover of diplomats who were hatching plots were not arrested, today we would have witnessed 10 times more damage to our country and the surrounding countries.”

While the efforts of Rouhani were lauded by regime leadership and Guards commanders, his telephone call with Obama drew criticism.

The supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, referring to the call, stated that some aspects of Rouhani’s efforts in New York were “not proper” and said the Islamic regime has no trust in America. The chief commander of the Revolutionary Guards in an earlier statement criticized Rouhani for taking the call and said he should not have spoken to the U.S. president.
 

Justin Vale (12)
Monday March 17, 2014, 3:59 pm
they're emboldened because of putin.
he's got their back.
the west has touched the russian oligarchs gold. now they going to hit back.
putin is going to stir up trouble everywhere.
 

Beth S. (334)
Monday March 17, 2014, 4:26 pm
I think you're right. Even decades-old allies of the U.S. are now falling into the Russian sphere of influence due to some really awful U.S. foreign policy, the results of which will likely be felt for a long time.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Monday March 17, 2014, 5:57 pm
When hard line religious fundamentalists are in control, their people are subjected to a lot of misinformation.
Sometimes one wonders what would happen in the U.S. or other democratic countries if the hard line fundamentalist far right wing Christians ever got to a position of power? Separation of church and state keeps democracy flowing.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Monday March 17, 2014, 5:59 pm
Putin is busy in Crimea these days, wonder what else he will be up to?
 

Ruth Ann W. (208)
Monday March 17, 2014, 6:03 pm
Thank you Beth for persevering. This, while no surprise, is frightening. Anyone else feel something is coming? As to Putin, I am told he has his sites on Poland next. Who knows. Maybe even he doesn't. Noted and sadly, will be sharing. Not sad to share, sad it is necessary. Sigh...
 

Stan B. (122)
Monday March 17, 2014, 6:09 pm
The hatred of the Ayatollahs towards the West and the U.S. in particular, knows no bounds.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Monday March 17, 2014, 6:20 pm
You have to remember Putin is Old Regime, ex-KGB. He thinks that Russia can become a SuperPower again, and seems to be trying to annex some, if not all, the old countries back into the fold. He's learned some lessons from "Democracy" and isn't a fan, especially since democracy made the Russian mob and American businesses rich. A lot of theRussian people, seniors and their poor didn't get much out of it. They were better taken care of under Communism...

Sale - the hard line fundamentalists are in charge of the House, and trying to get ahold of the Senate...they're called the Tea Party. This is the group against abortions, LGBT, climate change, wildife and saving habitats. This is also the group taking on the challenge of rewriting the most popular book ever sold, still today, the Bible. Their arrogance is beyond belief. They are the ones who are teaching Creationism in many schools right now, even had textbooks rewritten. Teaching Evolution in these schools will get a teacher fired, even some jail time.

Somewhere along the way we have lost more Rights and it will be a ridiculous uphill battle to get them back. Our so-called Democracy is no at democracy...it is Corpocracy, run by the 1% and Mega Corporations...We aren't that much different from Russia, only the leaders have changed. Russia has one, America has the 1%.
 

Beth S. (334)
Monday March 17, 2014, 6:27 pm
Dale, it seems to me that the whole point of starting this nation was to separate Church & State, and when that wasn't done in Europe, people ended up persecuted and took what was a big risk to come over by ship to this country. Quite frankly there are good and bad things on both sides of the isle.

Putin's a tough cookie. He's ultimately behind Iran, Hezbollah. Sometimes I feel like we're walking into a dark room.

Thanks for hanging in there GgmaSheila D.
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Monday March 17, 2014, 6:34 pm
Very sorry, meant Dale...too many thumbs on my keyboard...
Sorry, Beth, currently can't give you more stars, even though you deserve one or more.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 12:17 am
It is like playing a Game of Thrones........there will be no winners.
 

Bernard Cronyn (31)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 1:10 am
Realistic and courageous politicians are as rare as hens’ teeth and there are not any around at the moment. This reminds me of the naďve idiot who returned from Munich in 1939 proclaiming “Peace in our time!” and the other idiot who a couple of years later conveniently set up his Pacific fleet as sitting ducks for an aggressive regime (“very peaceful folk”) to pick off. More recently we have seen a president who rejected all evidence to the contrary whilst naively imagining that a member of a family and the citizen of a country he and his family did oil business with could ever launch a devastating attack on his main city. Whilst the economic and social percussions from that event, still echo today another president who is either immensely cunning or suffers from crass stupidity (Take your pick) has launched himself along the “Peace in our time” path.

By the way casting my eye over comments I have to say that if this were a gardening blog with an article on cabbages I guess some would end up discussing the manicuring of camels!
 

Berny p. (23)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 3:52 am

You have to remember Putin is Old Regime, ex-KGB. He thinks that Russia can become a SuperPower again, and seems to be trying to annex some, if not all, the old countries back into the fold.

He's learned some lessons from "Democracy" and isn't a fan, especially since democracy made the Russian mob and American businesses rich.

A lot of theRussian people, seniors and their poor didn't get much out of it. They were better taken care of under Communism...

THIS IS SO TRUE AND SCARY!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 4:56 am
Agreed Stan B.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 5:06 am
Really interesting comments.
 

Shirley S. (176)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 5:12 am
Politics RULE our lives.
 

Bob A. (13)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 7:19 am
Iranians should be thankful to Obama after they got so much from him. Some other, less academic and more real President would make their lives way more miserable for their drives to get nukes and for the hegemony in the Middle East.

 

Stardust Noel (52)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 1:33 pm
I agree with Stan B.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 2:41 pm
I believe many Iranians would be friendly to Americans if it were not for their radical government.
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 3:16 pm
"Islamic radicals walked over a U.S. flag and spat on Obama’s image on their way to prayers on Friday."

It is just amazing to me that none of these fools see the incongruity in even that simple statement. On your way to prayers you desecrate others? That entire religion, region is one big oxymoron, emphasis on the moron.
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 3:24 pm
"they're emboldened because of putin. he's got their back. "

I don't think so, Justin. They make think he does, and he may act as if he does sometimes now, but that is only to poke the west. Did you ever hear of ANY islamic uprisings in the former lands of the Soviet Union? No. And Putin has no more love for Islam than did Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, et. al. They are useful to him now, but there is no reciprocity and the Russian Orthodox church will not be allowing mosques to be built on Russian soil. The second they are no longer useful to Putin, he will step on them like the bugs he thinks they are, they are tools, not compatriots. That radical Islamists think they have a friend in Putin might well be their ultimate undoing and they will find themselves with no friends anywhere when he finally tires of them or has no more use for them and their ties to the west have disappeared. Which will leave them alone in their desert island when the oil runs out. Which is just fine by me. They can continue their milliennia long tradition of killing each from camel's backs when the oil runs out and harboring their blood feuds as long. There will never be peace in the middle east, nor anywhere islam prevails, for despite their incessant lies, it is not the religion of peace, has never been and will never be. Not even to them.
 

Beth S. (334)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 3:39 pm
Nelson, I hear the same thing, too -- that the Iranian people are much more U.S. friendly than the Mullahs.

I feel so bad that this administration didn't support the Green movement a few years back. We offered them no support in any way.

One wonders at this administration's help for Islamist theocracies at the expense of nascent democracies.
 

Beth S. (334)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 3:44 pm
I agree, Gene. I saw a video of Tatar Muslims in Crimea who were awfully upset about the possibility of being taken over by Russia.

Then there's the ongoing, very violent conflict with the Chechens, and the recent bus bombings in Russia. There was even a post about how Putin was asking world leaders to help crush Islam.

Alliances often change when the causes do.

Agree with your sentiments about Islam as well, but I could only send you one star.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 4:02 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Bob A. (13)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 6:03 pm
Gene, Putin is on Shia side. Chechens are Sunni, and Putin knows it very well. He wanted to "Drown them down the toilet". Putin now is the worst enemy of Sunnis.

Putin will fight any Mullah, Priest or Rabbi should they refuse to be Court Guys.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 8:37 pm
I saw on the news that Putin said he liked Obama.

So making friends with the enemy does not change the enemy.
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 3:20 am
Bob, I think Putin is the enemy of religion every bit as much as Karl Marx, "the opiate of the masses", he will use whatever side he thinks is useful and when he has his empire back, be as ruthless with them as his predecessors were. I just don't see him as a man of religious conviction of any kind other than that which suits his aims in the present moment. This is a dog who will turn on anyone at any moment, one with whom no one is truly safe, not even his countrymen.
 

Bob A. (13)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 8:29 pm
Gene, I think Putin is a practical man first, not like Karl Marx. As long, as Russian Orthodox Church is on his side, the Church is allowed to get publicity and flourishes.

He also keeps the main Imam of Russia and the main Rabbi of Russia very close.

His conviction is that Mother Russia should be big, really big, and really strong.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 6:55 pm
I had one hell of a time cleaning the bloody cabbage leaves from my camel's toes..:) while dancin Sheik to Sheik :)
 
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