Good news: Iran cures AIDS

posted at 8:25 pm on February 5, 2007 by Allahpundit

The state news services don’t have their stories straight yet — Fars says it’s a cure that took seven years to develop, IRNA says it merely halts the spread of the disease and took four or five years — but they’ll iron it out. How ’bout a round of applause for Khomeinist pharma, huh?

“The medicine is produced from herbs using nano technology,” he said.

“The herbal medicine effectively controls the spread of the AIDS virus in the blood system and increases a person’s immunity,” he said while addressing a ceremony to honor great achievements of young Iranian scientists.

The medicine, called IMOD, was invented by 15 research centers after four to five years of work. It has been tested on 200 volunteer patients.

You know why they wanted to find a cure, I’ll bet? To keep gays alive long enough to hang them.

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Exit question: On a scale of 1 to 10, how ironic would it be if the Islamic Republic made a medical breakthrough that would surely unleash a tidal wave of promiscuity in the west?

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Now they can tackle homophobia head on.

JammieWearingFool on February 5, 2007 at 8:32 PM

Now that AIDS has been conquered, I guess God’s new cure for gays is Islam.

Savage on February 5, 2007 at 8:33 PM

As seen on T.V.

bloggless on February 5, 2007 at 8:34 PM

“volunteer patients”? I’m sure.

bloggless on February 5, 2007 at 8:35 PM

Needed it for their president.

Wade on February 5, 2007 at 8:36 PM

Frankly this is no laughing matter. What if they have produced a treatment of some kind? We would never hear the end of it. The left would be like “they cured AIDS, how bad can they be?”

It is ridiculous of course (nano technology, please). What is troubling is that western scientist will be reluctant to disprove it out of fear of irritating the overly sensitive muslims. What’s more they will likely over hype even the smallest even irrelevant health benefit.

Agrippa2k on February 5, 2007 at 8:37 PM

Maybe it’ll work on global warming too.

Limerick on February 5, 2007 at 8:38 PM

I wouldn’t celebrate until results are published and treatment duplicated. Holding your breath for that to happen is probably very hazardous to your health. Almost as hazardous, as say, being a human test subject in an Iranian medical facility.

omegaram on February 5, 2007 at 8:42 PM

President Bush announces cure for terrorism….

infidel on February 5, 2007 at 8:43 PM

Another disturbing thought…

AIDS should not be a big problem in Arab/Persian countries – given the apparent sexual prudishness.

However, should they take their snake doctor potion to Africa, what would be the consequences?

Agrippa2k on February 5, 2007 at 8:44 PM

Too late to save Arafat.

JammieWearingFool on February 5, 2007 at 8:53 PM

Herbal nano-technology? Can I get an order of monetized synergies with that?

I would not want to be the scientist who has to tell mullahs that the results seen in the first 200 didn’t quite pan out in a larger sample.

pedestrian on February 5, 2007 at 8:54 PM

With any serious drug testing there has to be a blind test group.
I wonder what was the method of ‘exposure’ Dinnerjackets med heads used?

Limerick on February 5, 2007 at 8:54 PM

The Iranians then mended fences with the Israelis by sending them 6.2 million shots of the “AIDS” medicine…

Seixon on February 5, 2007 at 8:55 PM

Way OT, but amusingly ironic:

Congressional Page Program More Popular.

A real surge.

JammieWearingFool on February 5, 2007 at 8:55 PM

Exit question: On a scale of 1 to 10, how ironic would it be if the Islamic Republic made a medical breakthrough that would surely unleash a tidal wave of promiscuity in the west?

Irony or not, the chances of this are approximately zero.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on February 5, 2007 at 8:57 PM

how ironic would it be if the Islamic Republic made a medical breakthrough that would surely unleash a tidal wave of promiscuity in the west?

Well, it would certainly solve the disappointing problem of having lots of walls, but few homosexuals to drop them on.

JollyRoger on February 5, 2007 at 9:04 PM

The phrase “produced from herbs using nano technology” is just too much of a non-sequitur for me to even begin considering the “what if?” side of the coin.

SWLiP on February 5, 2007 at 9:08 PM

So those 6000 centrifuges aren’t for peaceful nuclear energy, they for refining herbal remedies using nanotechnologular energy. Like Saddam’s baby milk factories.

pedestrian on February 5, 2007 at 9:13 PM

Mazel tov!

Couldn’t resist, could you, Allah?

amerpundit on February 5, 2007 at 9:21 PM

I bet we can take this as seriously as their recent claims on nuclear technology. That being said, give us the placebo.

thedecider on February 5, 2007 at 9:28 PM

Ahmadildoblob may have to fight this out with the President of Gambia. Could these great minds be thinking alike?

Bugler on February 5, 2007 at 9:31 PM

Monkeyboy is too late for this party. The President of Gambia is already curing people.

Bugler on February 5, 2007 at 9:36 PM

You know why they wanted to find a cure, I’ll bet? To keep gays alive long enough to hang them.

I can’t believe you’re not getting raged against by people saying that you were insinuating that AIDS is a “gay disease”… That is something I would say and take the heat for (in so many words), and I’m sure that’s not what you intended, but I’m kind of shocked that no one is unloading on you for it.

That said, don’t we already have drugs that can help control the spread? I could be wrong about that, but if I’m not, then what is the story here?

And by the way, incase anyone shows up to bash Bush on the AIDS issue, perhaps inspired by the rantings of Kerry a few weeks ago (yeah the “international pariah” day). Check this out:

“When we walk away from global warming, Kyoto, when we are irresponsibly slow in moving toward AIDS in Africa, when we don’t advance and live up to our own rhetoric and standards, we set a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy.”

It is my understanding, though I’m having trouble locating the figures (not a surprise considering it’s always difficult to find the hard numbers that show Bush in a better light than Clinton), that he has spent an average of $4 billion per year on AIDS while Clinton spent $1.2 billion.

Regarding Kyoto, it was Clinton who wouldn’t submit and Kerry and friends supported that stance at the time. Bush has only maintained the same policy… Yet now it’s not okay?

It can’t be said enough – John Kerry is a POS.

RightWinged on February 5, 2007 at 9:37 PM

Um, how did AIDS become a problem in an Islamic utopia?

shaken on February 5, 2007 at 9:59 PM

The medicine, called IMOD,

Isn’t hanging one of the most generally accepted method of legal execution? or Internatinal Methods of Death?

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Lawrence on February 5, 2007 at 9:59 PM

Oh please. Let’s start at the beginning- pick 15 countries that have the technology and motivation to do productive work on the aids virus. These guys don’t make the top 50. Even if they could, why would they have any interest or desire to approach the problem? And the only “nano” is their perspective on reality.

Scotsman on February 5, 2007 at 10:07 PM

Iranian Aids Cure. Now available in regular and haram-free.

Buck Turgidson on February 5, 2007 at 10:10 PM

Um, how did AIDS become a problem in an Islamic utopia?
shaken on February 5, 2007 at 9:59 PM

This article was on JihadWatch a while ago. I’d bet money AIDS will be a HUGE problem in Islamic countries in a few years, if it isn’t already.

Canadian Infidel on February 5, 2007 at 10:21 PM

Canadian Infidel on February 5, 2007 at 10:21 PM

Yes but it will be blamed on Western decadence – not their crushing Theocracies.

thedecider on February 5, 2007 at 10:31 PM

how ironic would it be if the Islamic Republic made a medical breakthrough that would surely unleash a tidal wave of promiscuity in the west?

So much for the West’s falling replacement rates

Free Constitution on February 6, 2007 at 3:12 AM

I sat we wait them out,…. between their inability to admit an aids problem and their unrelenting fanatical desire to kill each other because of minute differences over the way they worship a god,…it would seem only a matter of time before our problems fix themselves.

Alden Pyle on February 6, 2007 at 6:26 AM

Scotsman said-

…why would they have any interest or desire to approach the problem?

Because it would make them an international player with a marketable high demand product that they could solely control. They could use it to bring in funds from the industrialized nations and show how generous Islam can be (working through them)to those countries that can fall into line.

Catseye on February 6, 2007 at 10:17 AM

Exit question: On a scale of 1 to 10, how ironic would it be if the Islamic Republic made a medical breakthrough that would surely unleash a tidal wave of promiscuity in the west?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

One Angry Christian on February 6, 2007 at 11:26 AM