Showdown at the Tehran corral

Michael Ledeen provides an update regarding the events unfolding in Iran:

On Saturday, as reported on Mousavi’s Facebook page, “A new era of censorship has started following the statement by National Security Council (headed by Ahmadinejad) which banned all the domestic press from reflecting any news regarding Mousavi, Karoubi or the disputed presidential election! This has been confirmed by three reformist newspapers.”
In good Soviet fashion, Mousavi and Karroubi have been declared “non-persons.” And the “elections,” which really were non-elections all along, have been put on the Iranian Index. Within minutes, millions of bloggers, tweeters and facebookers had the news, and were accordingly talking about Mousavi, Karroubi and the elections.

What is the Obama administration doing providing comfort to the murderous thugs who run the show in Iran? Ledeen writes:

From the Corridors of Appeasement in the West, there are only whistles as the darkness intensifies. Yes, we will be happy to negotiate with the Tehran butchers, even though they tell us in every possible way that our one topic of “dialogue”-the Iranian bomb-is off the table. And there is even a story in the Iranian press today claiming that the United States has offered to swap more than a dozen Airbuses in exchange for the frozen Iranian assets that have been gathering interest in American banks ever since the Revolution.
All of which convinces the mullahs that they can do anything they wish to their people, and anything they wish on the nuclear front. Hell, nobody in this administration seems to want to talk about the cache of weapons and explosives of Iranian manufacture found in Herat Province (just across the border from the Islamic Republic), quite obviously placed there for the purpose of killing Americans and American allies. But the Pentagon spokesman shies away from saying anything mean about the regime: we don’t really know whether the regime approved this, and really this murder of Americans by Iranian proxies doesn’t amount to very much.

Ledeen concludes: “This of course has been the real issue all along, the issue nobody wants to talk about: they’re killing us. They’ve been doing it for more than thirty years.”

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