The Shotgun Blog
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Mohammed Khatami: "reformer" and friend of hostage takers
Last year's "election" of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the post of Iranian
top mouthpiece president led many to wonder if, as a younger man, he had been part of the 444-day "Iranian hostage crisis." Naturally, many Americans were more than disturbed at the possibility that the front man leader had a role in holding over 50 Americans captive for more than a year.
What was not as well-known was the fate of Masumeh Ebtekar, the Iranian women who railed against the U.S. on behalf of her fellow hostage-takers day after day, in fluent English. "Screaming Mary" - as she was known then - was recently appointed Vice President of Iran. Moreover, it was not Ahmadinejad who eleveated her to this post; it was his predecessor: "reformer" Mohammed Khatami.
Khatami will soon visit the United States - he will even meet Jimmy Carter (second item), the man who was President during the hostage ordeal. Will MSM end its deafening silence on "Screaming Mary"? Or the nuclear advances (third item) and Communist arms purchases under Khatami's eight-year tenure?
I'm not holding my breath.
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Meet with ole J. Carter, that iron-fisted ex-president who showed nothing but strength during the hostage event, now that is hard to believe. I am counting on MSM to provide us with the background and agenda of these Iranians.
Posted by: Alain | 2006-08-30 1:24:49 PM
There are many in America who wish the senile old fool would stick to his only good thing he did, Habitat for Humanity. Keep pounding nails Jimmy and leave the treasonist rhetoric for the enemies of America. You had your chance to do the right thing back when you were Prez but blew it with your diplomacy. Why do you think the media loves to put him in the spotlight, It sure isn't because of your insightful input to our problems. No it is because all you do is put down America and G Dubbya down, you are only making them stronger you fool.
Posted by: Sal | 2006-08-30 2:00:21 PM
Dhimmi Carter is the reason the NorKs have nukes.
They called him a lame duck President forever after for failing to deal with Iran.
Posted by: Speller | 2006-08-30 5:23:25 PM
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