June 24, 2009

Shy and retiring

The Financial Times claims that Ahmadinejad is remaining in the shadows temporarily to calm things down. If true, this means has had finally had a good idea. He can make this a great idea: make it permanent.

Posted by Howard Baskerville at June 24, 2009 2:05 PM

Isn't there a fence somewhere in Tehran where Ahmadi-Nejad could hang out? Of course that could be a permanent location too! That worked for El Duce!

It would be better if Mahmoud had company, oh say a Mullah or two to hangout with him.

Posted by: ColdWarWarmHeart Author Profile Page at June 24, 2009 3:31 PM

This story ain't over. Ahmadinijad isn't "just silent," either. He's aware that the music stopped. And, he may not have a chair that's safe, where he can just flop himself into it.

You don't think the Iranians know he's missing?

For the past five years Ahmadinijad was provided TV time, to rant and rave. (How else did you find out about his Holocaust denials? And, his threats to wipe Israel off the map?) Those statements aren't good enough, anymore? What happened?

Sure, Ahmadinijad is waiting for something. New material? Or is there a feeling if he comes out in public the crowds would thow egss at him?

Exactly how do you come in, in a landslide; with Moussavi getting 1/3 your vote ... With people screaming your name, and calling you a lying cheat.

You'll also notice he's not at the G-8. Though he was invited. And, none of the iranians invited to Obama's 4th of July "hot dog" fest, have answered their invitations.

Well, that's it. We need Emily Post. Invitations went out. But there's no RSVP. I guess you just can't set a space at the table?

How does this end? I don't know. I'm not the Oracle at Delphi. But, yes. I expect, ahead, there will be some rain on Ahmadinijad's parade.

To say nothing of Obama's investment, that's just turned to dust. If you don't believe me, try writing a Community Organizer's manual for Christmas sales. You know. The way they used to do with Bush'isms.

Posted by: Carol_Herman Author Profile Page at June 24, 2009 7:11 PM

Along with the IOUs being called in, I suspect relocation research has been bumped closer to the top of some To Do lists as well.

Hadn't thought about this in years; where was it Idi Amin found his soft landing? Saudi Arabia?

Posted by: Paul S. Author Profile Page at June 24, 2009 9:44 PM

The Russians aren't as gullible as we are. When they pay someone to intimidate the US and oppress the local population,they expect their flunkies to do what they're told.

When Russian/Iranian flunky Moqtaqua al Sadr failed to perform as expected, he wound up comatose in an Iranian hospital, being treated by "Iranian specialists, as well as by Russian doctors" for a "food poisoning attack." Afterwards, the most powerful man in Iraq withdrew from public life and devoted his time to studying the Koran. Disorganized and leaderless, his formerly formidable army soon fell.

Ahmadinejad may be following the same path.

Posted by: maryatexitzero Author Profile Page at June 25, 2009 7:51 AM
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