Ahmadinejad's Mission: Save America from Obama
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has offered to save the American people from their own president. In a speech replying to a message by U.S. President Barack Obama to Iran’s opposition Green movement, Ahmadinejad explained that he was on a mission to “liberate” Americans from Obama’s “dictatorship.” The speech was translated by MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute. One year ago, Ahmadinejad's own “re-election” to the presidency was marred by the protests of hundreds of thousands of Iranians who accused him of rigging the polls. The demonstrations, which lasted weeks, were brutally suppressed with the assistance of the Basij presidential militia, which violently arrested hundreds of protestors, some of whom were murdered and many of whom were jailed. Hundreds of others were wounded in the process, and some simply “disappeared” and were not heard from again.The speech also followed by one week a decision by the United Nations Security Council to impose another round of increased economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic in a new effort to persuade Iran to abandon its nuclear development program. “It is God-given that all the anti-human plans in the world, and all the crimes and bloodshed are being carried out under U.S. government supervision, but that the demand [to stop them] comes only from our nation…” declared Ahmadinejad. “Today the most brutal dictatorship is being implemented against the American nation, which is subject to the worst suffocation – the press is not free to depict the crimes of Israel and America, nor can demonstrations in response to these crimes be held freely… “I hereby announce that from this point forward, one of the Iranian nation’s main aspirations will be to deliver the American people from [its] undemocratic and bullying government,” he added.