Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, ended his prayer sermon in tears on Friday, invoking the name of a disappeared Shiite prophet to suggest that his government was besieged by forces of evil out to destroy a legitimate Islamic government.
The opposition leader, Mir Hussein Moussavi, in criticizing the government, demanded the kind of justice promised by the Koran and exhorted his followers to take to their rooftops at night to cry out, “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great.”
It’s extremely funny and also sad that the news media in America and in general Americans are supporting the Iranian protestors and being pro-Mousavi. Even the conseratives are on the side of the protestors. What they all fail to realize is that Mousavi and the rest of the protesters do not like the American Government (especially it’s foriegn policy) the same way Ahmadinejad does. They also don’t understand that both sides still want to follow Islam and want to establish their version of the “Islamic State”.
Basically America doesn’t like Ahmadinejad so they’ll support anyone who doesn’t like him. They did this in the past with allying themselves with the Mujahideen in Afghanistan and that backfired. I wouldn’t be surprised if some people think Obama should go in to Iran and help them out. So far Obama hasn’t said much, which is good. I hope he understands that America needs to stay quiet and don’t stick their nose where it doesn’t belong.
The Facebook and Twitter support is nice but I really wonder if all those young Americans know what they are supporting when they share or “tweet” it.