Thursday, October 13, 2011

Iran must pay a price, evidently

Obama held a press conference with the South Korean president today.

On the alleged plot by Iran to hire some guy to hire Mexican drug lords to kill the Saudi ambassador to the US, he said the “facts are there for all to see,” and then mostly said he’d let the attorney general tell us what those facts are. But after all “we would not be bringing forward a case unless we knew exactly how to support all the allegations that are contained in the indictment.” See, that proves it, because everyone ever indicted by the US government is guilty. Quod erat demonstrandum. “What we can say is that there are individuals in the Iranian government who are aware of this plot.”

He accused Iran of “a pattern of dangerous and reckless behavior” and worse, “that Iran in fact has been hypocritical when it comes to dealing with the Arab Spring”. Oh noes, not being hypocritical, they are totally worse than Hitler. This hypocrisy is shown by “their own repressive activities,”

and by their propping up a repressive Middle Eastern government, Syria’s, while it’s “killing their own citizens.” Oh, the hypocrisy of it all.

Obama added, “We believe that even if at the highest levels there was not detailed operational knowledge, there has to be accountability with respect to anybody in the Iranian government engaging in this kind of activity.” Because if Obama stands for anything, it’s holding those at the highest levels of government accountable for bad behaviour.

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