Russia, Standing with Iran
The world has gaped in slack-jawed horror at the photographs of a young Iranian woman lying on the streets of Tehran after being gunned down by the cowardly goons of the terrorist-supporting Islamic fundamentalist regime because she dared to offer a peaceful protest to their most recent “election” sham. The world, that is, except for Russia.
With all the contempt we can muster, we condemn the wanton savagery that has led Russia to side with the maniacal, murderous Islamic radicals in Iran against the valiant citizens who march in support of justice. By standing mute as their government stands alone against all the other members of the G-8 to support the Iranian regime’s brutal campaign of homicide against peaceful demonstrators, the people of Russia are as blameworthy as that government. We condemn them.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, a weeping carbuncle on the buttocks of humanity, spoke for Russia in response to the G-8’s otherwise unanimous protest against the Iranian rogue regime’s actions and stated: “No one is willing to condemn the election process, because it’s an exercise in democracy.”
An exercise in democracy, Mr. Lavrov? You mean the way you and your good pals in places like Iran, Syria, Venezuela and North Korea define that term? Do you really believe you can impose your definition on the entire planet?
No one? Is Russia the only nation in existence? Are the words of the United States and of the European Union meaningless to you and your proud KGB cohorts? Do you really believe the world will not notice all their condemnations of the Iranian crackdown just because you say it should be so?
The world cannot be surprised by Russia’s actions. Russia, after all, has been providing nuclear technology to the Iranian lunatics for years now, playing a central role in helping them get the means to make an atomic bomb. It has been offering them diplomatic cover, using its Security Council veto to block and impede sanctions, and it has given Iran military technology to protect its nuclear development.
And Iran is not the only rogue regime Russia supports. Russia also feeds succor to Hezbollah and Syria, Hamas, Venezuela and North Korea. Russia has no choice, of course, if it wants to have any nations at all to call “friend,” since it has been rejected by every other country on the planet.
It is time for the world, and partcularly President Obama, to realize that Russia poses at least as much threat to Western security as Iran, and indeed that Iran is only dangerous because of Russia. He must send a clear message to Russia that if it continues down its current path of provocation, it will be destroyed just as surely as the USSR was destroyed.