Video: Chavez, Ahmadinejad phone it in in Tehran

posted at 7:32 pm on July 31, 2006 by Allahpundit

The banality of evil indeed.

Skip the first 16 minutes. There’s some cute stuff where Chavez says “insh’allah” and Ahmadinejad commends him for his “revolutionary position and spirits,” but the love doesn’t really start to flow until the end. The hand-holding and cheek kisses aren’t that gay, but pay attention to the big poster behind them during the ceremony. You can see part of it here, but not enough to realize that they’re standing on what looks like a, er, yellow-brick road.

One other thing to look out for if you watch the whole clip: Chavez justifying Iran’s nuclear program in terms of the amount of electricity consumed by large structures … like the World Trade Center.

Update: I saw this linked on a bunch of other blogs yesterday but in case you missed it, have a look. Can’t imagine why I would have thought of it in the course of writing a post like this.

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No comment; just a big grin from me…
Your subtlty is not wasted!

LegendHasIt on July 31, 2006 at 7:58 PM

Allah, thanks for linking the sniper story. More than that ‘possessed’ my mind while watching the whole ‘love-fest’. One should, in order to fully awaken to our reality.

They didn’t translate in full. Hugo Chavez said “they (Israel) are condemned to their soon-to-be end” – translation only displayed/said “they are condemned”.

Some true statements from this weird duo:

– Chavez made the case for the entire world that the terrorists are not soldiers
– we indeed need to quickly mass-produce alternative energy (they can then ‘eat’ their respective sands)
– they are aware of the depletion of oil and alternative sources (and the depletion of their power/wealth) – thus, using atomic energy and our hiper-consumption as an excuse
– have the environmentalists noticed these two yet?

On a very serious note, the media missed this today – Iranian foreign minister visited Lebanon

Is Washington learning?

Entelechy on July 31, 2006 at 10:13 PM