HuffPo Blowing Hot Smoke For Obama– "Khamenei Isn't Flagrant Anti-Semite"
Huffington Post Spins Furiously For Obamessiah
The Huffington Post is hoping to explain away Barack Obama’s national security blunder on holding talks with any terror regime in the galaxy.
In a weird twist… The Huffington Post claims that Obama did not call for talks with Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, but instead called for talks with the grand poobah and spiritual leader of Iran, the Ayatollah Khamenei.
And, according to The Huffington Post, this is not nearly as bad as calling for talks with Ahmadinejad because Khamenei isn’t “quite the flagrant anti-Semite” that Mahmoud is:
As of today, John McCain was still accusing Obama of wanting to negotiate with Ahmadinejad. Why doesn’t the McCain campaign and other assorted Republicans ever accuse Obama of wanting to negotiate with Khamenei? Well, because Khamenei isn’t quite the flagrant anti-Semite Ahmadinejad is…and, as we keep hearing, Obama has a Jewish problem.
Here is what Obama said during a debate last year about talking with leaders from terror regimes:
Barack Obama, CNN Debate, July 23, 2007.
When asked: Would you be willing to meet separately without precondition during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries?
SEN. BARACK OBAMA (D-IL) answered: I would.
Today the Huffington Post is trying out a new line on this Obama gaffe.
They insist that by “leader” Obama meant “Ayatollah Khamenei” and not “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.”
And, why is this a good thing?
Because, again, the Ayatollah is not “quite the flagrant anti-Semite” that Ahmadinejad is?
Let’s look at that…
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described Israel on Sunday as “satanic and cancerous” and praised the Lebanese group Hezbollah for its “jihad” against the Jewish state.
“This (Israel) is cancerous tumor of a state [Israel] should be removed from the region.”
“The purchase of any item which helps strengthen Zionism is not permissible.”
“The only way to succeed is to continue resistance against the occupier regime.”
That was just a quick search- There’s plenty more out there.
But, the deranged mind at the Huffington Post blog believe that Khamenei is not “quite the anti-Semite” that Mahmoud is.
UPDATE: Iranian Human Rights activist Banafsheh Zand Bonazzi adds this:
The photo below, is of a Norwegian Statoil Executive in Tehran, Iran. The poster behind him which bears a photo of Khomeini, clearly states both in Persian and in Arabic: “ISRAEL MUST BE WIPED OFF THE MAP OF THE EARTH.” This photo was published in Statoil’s own internal magazine in 2002/2003. I originally sent this photo out to everyone at that time and everyone summarily ignored it.
The fact that the Mullahs and every single member of the Islamic regime has repeated this specific sentence for years, as a matter of course, since Khomeini said it himself in the early years of the revolution, is somehow being ignored, as usual.
UPDATE 2: Oops!! The Huffington Post and TIME missed this–
Video of Obama saying he would meet with Ahmadinejad.