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Iran Nominates Known Terrorist for Defense Minister

Updated on September 2, 2009

 Sometimes, we in the West or in Europe, tend to be overly paranoid and harsh about Iran's intentions and the rhetoric from Ahmadinejad's loud mouth. Sort of like a madman of sorts that we tend to dismiss. And even though Iran comprises of a majority of 35 yr.old and under, it is the old men and almost old men, they call "clerics", that dictate how the masses live. Just when one thinks Iran will stop being a threat, they intentionally keep the World on edge with another insane decision that clearly shows their intent as a government.

President Ahmadinejad has nominated General Ahmad Vahidi for the country's defense minister. Normally, this would not be news, but this guy is a known terrorist and wanted by Argentina for the 1994 bombing that killed 85 Jews. While there is some opposition for this nominee, there is little doubt he will be given the post. Worse, is that when Vahidi addressed the Iranian parliment, cheers of, " Death to Israel" were chanted.

Geez, and I thought the Iranian government had moved on. Guess not.

To appease and meet the west's deadline for nuclear talks, Iran offered the West a "  possible compromise" and would be ready to "talk" about its nuclear program. Also, Iran will present new proposals to ease the concerns of the world. Iran must talk by the end of the month or face harsh sanctions.

Of course, Israel and many other nations are skeptical. Skeptical that a known terrorist will soon be iran's defense minister. That alone spells 'volumes" of Iran's true intention. Instead of  handing him over to Argentina, they promote him. We all know, even down to the "man in the street", that Iran will play the West for time. Time to put off more sanctions that its population does not want or need and more time to develop an atomic bomb of some sort. More time to conceal it better so that if Israel does strike at its facilities, no damage will occur.

Iran needs to be tested against their actions, not statements, in other words, instead of doing the talk, they need to do the walk. By appointing a wanted terrorist to a high level post and wanted by Interpol and Argentina is not the proof the world needs.

The West should simply "cut to the chase" and allow harsher sanctions because Iran's government wants its cake and eat it too. They will play the West in a long drawn out affair, say nice things but in the end, there is no change-just more of the insane.


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      Mr. Happy 8 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      There is little they can do too ... even if somehow they got a nuclear bomb ... it will not get them anywhere. Just like North Korea ... the more extreme a government in a country turns, the more injustice it creates, the more the world will turn away from it. Nobody wants to be in isolation; soon everyone will understand that we are all people of this planet and we are all the same (it is not that time yet) "Make love not war."

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      perrya 8 years ago

      I agree, but sanctions remain all we have...minus an Israeli airstrike...I guess we can just share chit chat across the table, listen to their BS, try to play their game knowing all along at the end of the day, nothing has changed but the words. There is little we can do and Iran knows it.

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      Mr. Happy 8 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Sanctions are not working ... they have not worked against North Korea, they did not do much to "de-thrown" Castro, etc ... sanctions only hurt the general population. I do not think those in power care much about sanctions. Do you really think Kim Jong-il suffers at all from the sanctions imposed on his country?