Today, Top Democrat (you will see what I mean later) and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written an open letter to us, the American people. I have quoted a few of his words and provided my responses accordingly.
Were we not faced with the activities of the US administration in this part of the world and the negative ramifications of those activities on the daily lives of our peoples, coupled with the many wars and calamities caused by the US administration as well as the tragic consequences of US interference in other countries?
Millions of people have been freed under the actions of the United States since WWII. No other nation can make this claim. Although we are not perfect and have made several mistakes in our infancy, we try and stand on the side of good. The actions of the U.S. are honorable. If not, why do so many flee your country (and every other country for that matter) and come to ours for freedom?
And if we did not share a common responsibility to promote and protect freedom and human dignity and integrityÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Both our nations are God-fearing, truth loving and justice seeking, and both seek dignity, respect and perfection.
Huh? Why does your country vow the destruction of Israel if you fear God and promote peace!
Both greatly value and readily embrace the promotion of human ideals such as compassion, empathy, respect for the rights of human beings, securing justice and equity, and defending the innocent and the weak against oppressors and bullies. We are all inclined towards the good, and towards extending a helping hand to one another, particularly to those in need.Â We all deplore injustice, the trampling of peoples’ rights and the intimidation and humiliation of human beings.
So, how do you explain the treatment towards women in your own country?Â
Our nation has always extended its hand of friendship to all other nations of the world.
With the exception of Israel, of course.
We, like you, are aggrieved by the ever-worsening pain and misery of the Palestinian people. Persistent aggressions by the Zionists are making life more and more difficult for the rightful owners of the land of Palestine. In broad daylight, in front of cameras and before the eyes of the world, they are bombarding innocent defenseless civilians, bulldozing houses, firing machine guns at students in the streets and alleys, and subjecting their families to endless grief.
Rightful owners? It’s been Israel’s land since the beginning if time; and year after year they keep giving it to people that have no rightful ownership (Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, Lebanon, etc). Oh, and you forgot to mention Israel’s strategy of suicide bombing.
Let’s take a look at Iraq . Since the commencement of the US military presence in Iraq , hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been killed, maimed or displaced. Terrorism in Iraq has grown exponentially.
Yes, you are right; killed by Iranian supported insurgents.
With the presence of the US military in Iraq , nothing has been done to rebuild the ruins, to restore the infrastructure or to alleviate poverty. The US Government used the pretext of the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq , but later it became clear that that was just a lie and a deception.
That is crap!!! There are tons of efforts going on right now to rebuild Iraq. Don’t even get me on the subject of WMDs. Try telling the families of the 100,000 Kurds that were killed with the WMDs by Saddam. It was the same WMDs that supposedly never existed.
You have certainly heard the sad stories of the Guantanamo and Abu-Ghraib prisons. The US administration attempts to justify them through its proclaimed “war on terror.” But every one knows that such behavior, in fact, offends global public opinion, exacerbates resentment and thereby spreads terrorism, and tarnishes the US image and its credibility among nations.
You must be referring to the Known mass-graves related to Abu Ghraib when Saddam was in power, right? Do you think the beheading of infidels offends the global community too?
The US administration’s illegal and immoral behavior is not even confined to outside its borders. You are witnessing daily that under the pretext of “the war on terror,” civil liberties in the United States are being increasingly curtailed. Even the privacy of individuals is fast losing its meaning. Judicial due process and fundamental rights are trampled upon. Private phones are tapped, suspects are arbitrarily arrested, sometimes beaten in the streets, or even shot to death.
Civil liberties??? I am laughing so hard right now? You are talking about civil liberties which you yourself don’t even adopt for your own people!!! Your regime severely limits freedom of speech and the press, cracking down on blogs and blocking access to many Internet sites. According to the State Department:
- Citizens who peacefully exercise freedom of expression and voice opinions contrary to the regime’s, can be prosecuted for instigating crimes against the state.
- Insulting Islam, as interpreted by the regime, can be punishable by death.
- Journalists are often threatened, and many have been jailed. Imprisonment can involve torture or deplorable solitary confinement conditions.
- During the past five years the regime closed more than 70 reformist newspapers and magazines sentencing many managers to jail.
SourceÂ to the State Department Website
I’d also like to say a word to the winners of the recent elections in the US :
The United States has had many administrations; some who have left a positive legacy, and others that are neither remembered fondly by the American people nor by other nations.
Now that you control an important branch of the US Government, you will also be held to account by the people and by history.
If the US Government meets the current domestic and external challenges with an approach based on truth and Justice, it can remedy some of the past afflictions and alleviate some of the global resentment and hatred of America . But if the approach remains the same, it would not be unexpected that the American people would similarly reject the new electoral winners, although the recent elections, rather than reflecting a victory, in reality point to the failure of the current administration’s policies.
And there you have it; an open letter not only to the American people but to his comrades in the democrat party. I assume that Bin Laden and other terrorist leaders are also happy that the democrats took control of the house and senate.
To Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, thank you for the suggestions on how we should run our country. Lord knows you do a much better job of this than we do. The millions of people you have suppressed and cut off from the real world is a great show of leadership.
Last question Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – would you allow President Bush to submit an open letter to the citizens in your country and get the same publication and broadcasting?
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