Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Middle East for Dummies

Cross-posted by Gary Fouse

There is an interesting article in today's Orange County Register about the crisis in Darfur. On Wednesday, the International Criminal Court indicted Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir for war crimes. In response to the indictment, al-Bashir has kicked 13of the largest aid organizations out of the country further worsening the situation for the people of Darfur. According to the report, over one million people will now face a lack of food, water and medical supplies. One would think that this monster al-Bashir has no friends and supporters.

Think again.

As all this was taking place, al-Bashir's local supporters in Khartoum were chanting, "Jihad" and "With our souls and our blood, we will sacrifice ourselves for you, al-Bashir." (The Khartoum government is dominated by Islamic fundamentalists.)

But surely, al-Bashir couldn't possibly have any support outside of Sudan, right?

Think again.

As all this was taking place, a delegation of well-wishers was visiting Khartoum and pledging their support for al-Bashir. Said delegation was made up of the following "dignitaries".

First of all, the friendly folks of Hamas sent their deputy leader Moussa Abu Marzouk. Hezbollah in Lebanon sent one of their "top officials", Palestinian Islamic Jihad sent their top boss, whoever that is, and Syria sent their parliament speaker, whoever that is.



But that's not all.

Iran also sent its parliament speaker, one Ali Larijani (whoever he is) to pay homage to the man who has sent his Arab militiamen to kill and rape as many of the ethnic Africans in Darfur as they can. Larijani said that the arrest warrant for al-Bashir is "an insult directed at Muslims".

By the way, you remember Iran, don't you?

Yes, this is a country that has come a long way in the 30 years since they took power from the Shah and turned the country over to a bunch of fanatical mullahs. From the Ayatollah Khomeini, they have now progressed to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who promises to wipe Israel off the face of the map. In addition, Iran has resolved that pesky gay marriage issue in their own special way.

As Ahmadinejad said himself recently, there are no (more) gays in Iran.

So, for you "dummies" who can't figure out the good guys from the bad guys, ask yourselves why Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Syria and Iran would line up to voice their support for a genocidal leader in the Sudan who has given the world Darfur

Because they are the bad guys, that's why.

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