< HOME  Sunday, August 13, 2006

Ahmedinejad starts his own blog!

This guy is amazing. He will not be out-done.
Iran's president has launched a Web log, using his first entry to recount his poor upbringing and ask visitors to the site if they think the United States and
Israel want to start a new world war.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose speeches are riddled with anti-U.S. rhetoric, also described how he was angered by American meddling in Iran even when he was at elementary school.

Ahmadinejad swept to a surprise victory in last year's presidential race by promising the country's poor a fairer share of Iran's oil wealth and emphasizing his own humble origins that led many to vote for him as an "outsider" to Iran's ruling elite.

"During the era that ... living in a city was perfection, I was born in a poor family in a remote village," he wrote in a blog dated Friday, after opening with Islamic greetings.

His origins as the son of "a hard-bitten toiler blacksmith" may have been humble, but he says he excelled at school where he said he came 132nd out of 400,000 in exams to enter university.

As well as promising a better life to the poor, Ahmadinejad has sought to bolster support by refusing to bow to what he says is Western pressure to stop Iran's civilian nuclear program. The West says Iran is building an atomic bomb.

His defiance in the stand-off with the West has often played well in the Muslim world, where many are angered by U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

Analyst Saeed Laylaz said the site -- available in Persian, Arabic, English and French at www.ahmadinejad.ir -- may be seeking to win support from abroad.

"Do you think that the U.S. and Israeli intention and goal by attacking Lebanon is pulling the trigger for another world war?" the president asks visitors to the site, offering them the choice to vote 'yes' or 'no'.

Ahmadinejad describes how in the first grade at school -- for those aged about seven -- he read newspapers with the help of adults about how the then shah of Iran gave Americans living in Iran immunity from prosecution under Iranian laws.

"I realized that Mohammad Reza (Shah) attempted to add another page to the vicious case history which was the humiliation and indignity of the Iranian people versus Americans," he said.

He describes listening ardently to the speeches of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the shah's vociferous critic and later leader of the 1979 Islamic revolution that overthrew the monarchy.

He also discusses Iran's bloody 1980-1988 war with Iraq, in which Ahmadinejad fought as a Revolutionary Guard.

But he admitted his opening blog, which runs to more than 2,300 words in the English version, was too long. "From now onwards, I will try to make it simpler and shorter," he wrote.
The White House must be seething! Watch Bush start a blog next week.

Thanks, stern gang!


At Sunday, August 13, 2006, Blogger The Sphinx said...

Now that's a way to approach the people. I can't help wondering how much fan and hate mail he's getting already..

This guy is indeed one of a kind..

At Sunday, August 13, 2006, Blogger Shahid said...

Erm, Bush can't speak, how the f*** is he gonna write?

I look forward to reading Ahmadinejad.

Interesting how the heroes of the Muslim world, Nasrallah and Ahmadinejad, are both Shia!

At Sunday, August 13, 2006, Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Actually, Bush does have a blog. Bush writing about his great struggles, with cocaine and alcohol, of how he liked to blow up frogs, and how he lept to the front of the pilot training program in th Air National Guard despite scoring in the lowest percentile? Don't see it happening.

At Monday, August 14, 2006, Blogger theblackbay.com said...

I left a comment only the Arabic seems to work but i hope he got it, i respectfully asked when approximately the Oil Bourse is opening.

And thanked him.

how many "people" would be scanning that page do you think?

Something like the UN Top floor window. most of the traffic perhaps.


At Monday, August 14, 2006, Blogger Nepos Libertas said...

I wrote & submitted the letter to Mr. Ahmadinejad, despite my difference with the current Islamic Republic of Iran's attitude concerning censorship, capital punishment, et cetera.

I perfectly understand post-Revolution Iran cannot be "talked down" (which they mockingly bristle as an insult) and I respect that with the reservation to a certain extent. Always make friends, never advocate war as the "last resort" and "to spread peace & democracy" (both of which are horseshit to say the least, given what U.S., England, Spain, France, China, Japan, et cetera have done in the past regarding imperialist geopolitics in colonization and regime puppetry).

Iran have its own sovereignty, as should every self-supporting nation in existence on Earth. The majority of the population have to accept that as the way of life until democratic republicism (less censorship & such but still well-regulated to combat immoral criminal conduct and obscenity while still respecting the notion of human rights) become feasible by natural progressiveness -- American hegemonic influence discounted, of course.

Mr. Ahmadinejad is the man of wisdomic insight, unlike Mr. Bush|Cheney, which a former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin called "logically unsound...confused and unprincipled...unwise to the extreme" at a high level internal Communist Party meeting in 2001.

Peace on Earth is a vitally important path to enlightenment and harmony among good people of the world. Our children is our future. This is said with a strong urge and we must find the proper and peaceful resolution to ensuring global stability and survivability of the human civilization.

Foolishly Israel have chosen to spurn the conventional wisdom by striving to possess nuclear weapons illegally (non-signatory of NPT, no UN inspection, etc) as well as U.S. of government-military-industrial complex in continuing to develop and manufacture the weapons of terrible destruction with the ambitious plan to militarize space for their strategic advantage of subduing the human inhabitants of the Earth to submit to the future global dictatorship collectively called New World Order.

At Monday, August 14, 2006, Blogger legal alien said...

I just read his blog and I hope it would be the first step in the right way for the best of Iran and the Middle East and the West


At Monday, August 14, 2006, Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

Sure, he will start a blog, but turdblossom will write it.

At Tuesday, August 15, 2006, Blogger panicearly said...

you can blog where you like, its called diigo.com
use it or loose it.


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