Iranians to Back President on Israel Issue
AP via Yahoo! NewsThu, 27 Oct 2005
Iranians will hold massive demonstrations Friday to back their president in the face of international criticism of his remarks that Israel should be destroyed, Iran's foreign minister said.
I am sure they will protest under threat of death. An enormous motivation behind Iran's lust for nuclear weaponry is to keep their own people in line.
And don't think for one second that Iran's declaration of Israel's destruction wasn't meant to appeal to all the Jew hating countries in the "international community". Strategy being, "hey guys, you want Israel dead? Sanction our nuclear weaponry."
But here people of Iran speak;
CONSTITUTIONALIST PARTY OF IRAN
FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE
October 26, 2005
His Excellency Daniel Ayalon
Ambassador of Israel
3514 International Dr. N.W.
Washington DC 20008
On behalf of the Constitutionalist Party of Iran and millions of peace loving people of Iran I would like to express our outrage over the remarks made today by the president of the Islamic republic, Mr Ahmadinejad who called for the State of Israel to be “wiped off the Map!”
We at the Constitutionalist Party of Iran condemn such inflammatory and outrageous remarks by the Islamic regime’s terrorist officials and would like to assure His Excellency that such views are not shared by the overwhelming majority of Iranians. We hope that His Excellency will make the necessary distinction between the people of Iran and the terrorist regime controlling the country. As you are fully aware Iranians have been and continue to be the first victims of the terrorist regime of the Islamic Republic.
We are certain of His Excellency’s awareness of the long history of friendship between our two nations during the late shah’s era and throughout our long history. It is due to this very long history of friendship that we are certain that once the Iranian people are free of the terrorist regime in Iran and can determine their own destiny, Israel will not find a better ally and a stronger friend than Iran.
We sincerely hope and pray that Israel will soon reach a fair, equitable and everlasting peace with her Palestinian neighbors so that both Israelis and Palestinians can live side by side in peace and prosperity. We are sure a free Iran will contribute greatly towards that peaceful future.
Once again, Your Excellency, please accept and relay our message of condemnation of Mr. Ahmadinejad’s remarks to the government of Israel.
May God bring peace, stability and prosperity to our troubled region and may God be with the people of Israel and Palestine and help them live together in peace and without fear.
Constitutionalist Party of Iran
Foreign Relations Coordinator in America
UPDATE: October 28 Received this from reader B.
I also appreciated your recent post on Iran RE: The Islaminc Republic's government vs. its people. I've got several friends in the Iranian expat community here in Richmond, VA. Although they still have friends and family over there they've become successful and loyal citizens of our country--they only wish that those left behind could have the freedom and prosperity that they enjoy. After her last visit the family's daughter (currently finishing dental school) was full of stories about how corrupt the regime is, and how much the mullahs are hated by young Persians. [My favorite was how she threw a string of firecrackers underneath a mullah's robe on her last trip, causing him to dance in a most un-Islamic way.] The Islamic Republic's loss is the U.S.'s gain...and we're lucky to have them as our countrymen. Their story also proves that Horatio Alger lives!