Orwell lives: Ahmadinejad condemns Libya for using violence against protesters

posted at 7:00 pm on February 23, 2011 by Allahpundit

I don’t know what to say. In five years of Hot Air, there must be something in the archives that’s more surreal than this, but offhand I can’t think what it could be. A few weeks ago, after Iranian leaders started praising the uprising in Egypt, someone at the Corner (Jonah Goldberg, I think) wondered how Tehran’s totalitarian mindset manages to erase the contradiction of supporting demonstrators abroad while gunning them down in the streets at home. Good question. Has A-jad reached a point of such fanatic dissociation that he sincerely doesn’t grasp the hypocrisy? Or does he grasp it just fine, yet has come to the conclusion that he somehow benefits politically from saying things this insanely preposterous? Bizarre. Presumably he’s decided that he’ll say anything he has to in order to weaken a Sunni rival internally, no matter how looney tunes it sounds to the rest of the planet.

More dissociation from Mahmoud here. And speaking of insanity, here’s the latest peace proposal from Qaddafi HQ: Assuming a new regime takes over, how about letting Qaddafi stay on as a “big father” advisor to help guide Libya to stability? Come to think of it, maybe that’s the most surreal thing we’ve ever posted.


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His daddy didn’t hold him enough.

John the Libertarian on February 23, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Hey, give him credit. Dinnerjacket has more logical consistency than crr in the Walker thread.

Good Solid B-Plus on February 23, 2011 at 7:04 PM

its like the left, there’s good violence and bad violence.

rob verdi on February 23, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Neda was unavailable for comment.

Jorge Bonilla on February 23, 2011 at 7:05 PM

this one goes out to allah

cmsinaz on February 23, 2011 at 7:05 PM

In five years of Hot Air, there must be something in the archives that’s more surreal than this, but offhand I can’t think what it could be.

How about when a community organizer became POTUS?

SoxNation on February 23, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Beck is on to it. He started explaining it tonight. More to come.

I swear, sometimes Beck is tiresome. But often he’s so dead right and ahead of the curve that it’s uncanny.

petefrt on February 23, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Muslims are the perpetual victims. Iran has an Islamic government so they can do what they please and still be the good guys. Muslim rioters in Egypt and Libya are of course the victims just as Muslim terrorists who murder women and children are just ‘lashing out’ at western imperialism or something.

Heads they win, tails you lose.

sharrukin on February 23, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Honestly, why do we care anymore?

Ahmadinejad is a hypocrite. We know that. He’s also a psychopathic, dictatorial theocrat who wants to destroy Israel and the United States. Again, known for years.

Franky, being shocked by Ahmadinejad being hypocritical at this point would be like decades into the Cold War being surprised that the Soviet Union is oppressive.

amerpundit on February 23, 2011 at 7:08 PM

SoxNation on February 23, 2011 at 7:06 PM

ding ding ding

cmsinaz on February 23, 2011 at 7:08 PM

So he is a leader who says one thing, but does another? How is that news, we have been watching that for two years.
“Everyone must have the freedom to vote”…”the men did not interfere with the voting process”
“Everyone has a right to life and freedom without tyranny”…”Planned Parenthood is performing a public service”
“We have done more then any other administration to protect the borders”…”We are filing suit against Arizona…”
“We are lifting the ban on oil drilling”…”We are not issuing any permits for drilling”.

right2bright on February 23, 2011 at 7:09 PM

It’s not like it was a “protest” protest.

Johnnyreb on February 23, 2011 at 7:10 PM

In five years of Hot Air, there must be something in the archives that’s more surreal than this, but offhand I can’t think what it could be.

Not even Keith Olbermann can top this.

JetBoy on February 23, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Orwell lives

He never died. He’s with us always.

rrpjr on February 23, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Has A-jad reached a point of such fanatic dissociation that he sincerely doesn’t grasp the hypocrisy? Or does he grasp it just fine, yet has come to the conclusion that he somehow benefits politically from saying things this insanely preposterous?

What makes you think he cares?

If protests seriously erupt again in Iran, it’ll be more like Gaddafi than Egypt. Blood will run in the streets of Tehran before Ahmy flees the country with his Mullah backers.

He’s being hypocritical? He doesn’t care. As long as the Mullahs support him, he’s good. And the fact that his country is soon to be a nuclear power only makes him care less.

amerpundit on February 23, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Or does he grasp it just fine, yet has come to the conclusion that he somehow benefits politically from saying things this insanely preposterous?

Hrmmmmm…I wonder who he got that idea from?

AUINSC on February 23, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Surreal, you ask? I’m still flabbergasted the the President of the United States would so coolly and casually hand over his podium to a former pres., at a news conference, because he had the desire to attend a Christmas party. If people don’t wake the ef up over this sleek, but curiously shallow, never mind, stupid in all ways, shapes, or forms, well, here’s to you.

betsyz on February 23, 2011 at 7:21 PM

All part of….THE DOTUS DOCTRINE….

……..kind of like the Monroe Doctrine except in reverse and with the phrase “America sucks” sprinkled throughout.

PappyD61 on February 23, 2011 at 7:26 PM

In five years of Hot Air, there must be something in the archives that’s more surreal than this, but offhand I can’t think what it could be.

Allah, you’re thinking like a member of Western Civilization who has unfettered access to news two seconds after it happens. Dinner Jacket is speaking to the Arab masses, people who are stuck in the 7th century and who may not know that Iran squashed protests a few years ago. They don’t read blogs and dissect every little tidbit of information like, say, us. He might sound statesman-like to the folks over there who live in an information vacuum. Nothing surreal about this…

joejm65 on February 23, 2011 at 7:30 PM

He might sound statesman-like to the folks over at Columbia U.joejm65 on February 23, 2011 at 7:30 PM

sorry, couldn’t resist

Limerick on February 23, 2011 at 7:33 PM

In five years of Hot Air, there must be something in the archives that’s more surreal than this, but offhand I can’t think what it could be

Grow Fins was right about something once? Nah, that couldn’t be it.

Ahmadinejad, like someone else we know, has turned serial lying into not only an art form, but a survival tactic and a way of life.

hillbillyjim on February 23, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Oh, yes…Chrissy Matthews…the he/she of pom-poms for the ONE. My own cousins, who were schooled all the way, with Catholicism, way, way, better than we the public school morons, I’ll give them credit for that….well, these same cousins, swooned and gasped over Obama. Why, he’s some quite educated bastard, plus he’s liberal, plus he’s so cool, plus, he’s black, did I mention that?

Ironic as hell, while Matthews pisses all over himself, wondering why, why, why, people don’t get it. The irony was that these Catholic cousins were the one’s obsessed with the opposite sex. Every six of them got divorced, married over and over again, one to the best man
at first wedding. It is hard to keep up.
Then Matthews , in the past, said, “Well, I just watched Obama speak, and quite literally, I was jolted, because, for an hour, I forgot that he was black. to paraphrase.

betsyz on February 23, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Violence is Amadinnerjacket racket.

Kini on February 23, 2011 at 7:37 PM

In five years of Hot Air, there must be something in the archives that’s more surreal than this, but offhand I can’t think what it could be.

Ummm, telling Columbia that gay rights aren’t an issue in Iran because gays are non-existence. If that wasn’t a wakeup to those in attendance, nothing will save the libtards.

AH_C on February 23, 2011 at 7:42 PM

You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead — your next stop, the Twilight Zone.
—Rod Serling

d1carter on February 23, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Okay,this is actually an Onion Video I bet!!

canopfor on February 23, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Remember when Ahmadinnerjacket spoke at Columbia, the racist college, and said there are no ghays in Iran.

That how they do it. Enemies are classified as ghays and they kill them. The insane can always justify their actions.

Kini on February 23, 2011 at 7:44 PM

My wife is fond of saying, “If the Israelites would have just mercilessly wiped them out when God ordered them too…”

Do with that what you will.

pugwriter on February 23, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Ya,and Obama is moving to the centre too………..

r…i…g…h…t!

canopfor on February 23, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Remember when Ahmadinnerjacket spoke at Columbia, the racist college, and said there are no ghays in Iran.

Kini on February 23, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Kini:Ya,there all hanging form the street lights!:)

Ya know,maybe the world’s Gay Groups could be trained
for a Full On Assault,and Debaucherous Operations,to
Liberate there fellow comrads from the grip,of Dinner
Jackety!!!:)

canopfor on February 23, 2011 at 7:49 PM

“POT”????

“KETTLE”????

WTF?

bannedbyhuffpo on February 23, 2011 at 8:03 PM

I don’t see this as “Bizarre” at all.

I see it as proof, as if any more were needed,

that Cockroaches such as this can only come to power when the populace isn’t paying attention.

It’s very similar to what happened in this Country, in November 2009.

franksalterego on February 23, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Here’s more Orwell.

Obama will send Hillary to talk to the…U.N. Rights Commission to show Libya, nah, nah, nah!

Who sits on that commission, avoided by the U.S. btw, Libya.

This administration is as Orwellian as Ahmi.

Schadenfreude on February 23, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Chris Matthews: The projectionist extraordinaire…just keep humping the One, as only you, and you alone can do. Slap him on the wrist, every now and again, to make it look like you’re some sort of objective individual. People fall for it, every time.

betsyz on February 23, 2011 at 8:19 PM

So the press will finally point out this POS and his hypocrisy, right! /s

bluemarlin on February 23, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Where,s my bat?

royzer on February 23, 2011 at 8:28 PM

TRANSLATION: Silly Gaddafi… Violence is for Jews.

jeffn21 on February 23, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Saddam Hussein: Used biological weapons against own people
Achmadinijad: Killed protestors, stoned protestors
Gadaffi: Killed protestors
Chavez: Kills dissidents; takes over control of media outlets
Hitler: controls media, kills Jews, kills dissidents
Stalin: millions killed, millions in gulags
China: dissidents jailed, tortured, killed

Mark7788 on February 23, 2011 at 11:35 PM

A-jad is a shameless liar… that pretty much sums it up.
But to his credit, there are reports that Kaddafi has killed anywhere between 1000 to 3000 (and rising?) of his subjects by firing machine guns into crowds and bombing them from the air with helicopters and fighter jets. Even Khamene’i and A-jad haven’t killed that many people in the 2009 riots, and they certainly never resorted to such methods.

Rent-a-mobs, yes. Mass beatings, yes. -Secret- mass rapings, yes. But the number of dead in Iran from those riots might have reached 100-300 in a 74 million people country, while Libya’s is at least 10 times as many dead, with only 6.4 million citizens.

AlexB on February 23, 2011 at 11:56 PM

THERE IS NO HYPOCRISY HERE. It is perfectly understandable: Iran sees itself as an ISLAMIC state. Their democracy demonstrators want that removed. All other Arab nations are enduring “democracy” demonstrations that either directly or indirectly serve the Muslim Brotherhood and their agenda.

Ahmadinejad is being perfectly consistent if you understand what he is advocating. He wants all the Middle East to become like Iran. He will get his wish.

Liam1304 on February 24, 2011 at 2:53 AM

I’m madder at Obama for not supporting the Iranian protesters when there was a chance. Intel said a revolution was the only way to keep them from going nuclear and Obama waffled the entire time they were killing dissidents in the streets.

scotash on February 24, 2011 at 4:48 AM