Monday, September 24, 2007

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PR & The Face of Evil

by Akiva at Mystical Paths

The Haman of our generation, for "they rise up against us in every generation", Ahmadinejad of Iran, spoke today at the National Press Club (via remote hookup from visiting the UN in New York and via translator). I listened for about 30 minutes.

First I would say, kudos to the National Press Club for compiling a series of forthright questions, including direct questioning about the shutting down of media outlets, the arrest of reporters and dissidents, the heavy discrimination against religious minorities and women, the flow of weapons to Iraqi insurgents & terrorists, holocaust denial, and the threatening of Israel.

Ahmadinejad had some good US attitude briefing in response. Questions were answered with lots of smiling while questioning back the facts of the questions asked, declaring freedom of his nations citizens and respect for Xianity. What was NOT given a single time was an ANSWER to any of the questions. Rather, the validity of the questions themselves were, smilingly and intelligently, questioned.

This Haman is sly, look he says, I'm friendly and a nice guy, lets talk and all will be well. Don't mind that I don't actually answer or discuss any topic you raise, I'm happy to be here and ready to sit down. Lets chat for a while.

But he really is just stalling for time. He's building his gallows like the Haman of old, and needs a little more time to finish the job.

Look at the face of evil, and pray that Hashem saves us from their hand.

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