Israellycool » Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Down Under Punditry in the Middle East Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:47:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Iranian Space Monkeys Sun, 13 Oct 2013 04:11:10 +0000 While its being reported that the Iranians are set to send a second monkey into space, in yet another Israellycool exclusive we have a photo of the new Astronaut to be.

Video footage from Iran's state-run English language Press TV showing the monkey that was launched into space

I personally think Mr. Ahmadinejad has the right stuff. Via con dios, you magnificent simian.

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Hate Jews Much? Sun, 08 Sep 2013 06:46:29 +0000 charles sacksThere was a whole kerfuffle over the long Jewish weekend for Rosh Hashona concerning who in Iran did or did not wish Jews a happy new year.

And in doing so Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, (after a quick bit of chit chat with the daughter of former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) managed to also claim that Iran has never officially denied the Holocaust and that the only Holocaust Denier in Iran was Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and he’s gone now.

He then (allegedly, because I can’t find it on Facebook) made this statement:

“We condemn the massacre of Jews by the Nazis, and we condemn the massacre of Palestinians by the Zionists”

I’ve ripped that piece of crafty Holocaust Denial apart in a Times of Israel piece which, by the by, criticises the Times of Israel and other media outlets for crazily thinking that constitutes a refutation of Holocaust Denial. It doesn’t.

And in case there was any doubt the Iranian regime officially hates Jews we have this utter gem of an article on Iran’s State controlled propaganda outfit, Press TV (h/t Arsen Ostrovsky):

UK Prince acts Jew at rabbi inaugural

Britain’s Prince Charles has raised eyebrows, attending the induction ceremony of UK’s new chief Rabbi while wearing a Jewish skullcap.

Aside from snatching the title of the first British royal to attend the inaugural of a chief rabbi, the heir to the British throne put on display his most explicit ever show of allegiance with the jews, wearing a yarmulke adorned with the Prince of Wales’s official emblem of feathers.

The new chief rabbi Ephraim Mervis took over the top position on Sunday.

This is not the first time the royal skullcap has made appearances as Charles has worn it at various other Jewish related events and ceremonies.

The British royal family has close ties with the Zionist regime of Israel and the Israeli-supported Jewish groups in Britain.

In one such of show of those ties before Charles’s recent stunt, the regime’s president Shimon Peres sent Charles’s son William and his wife a blue outfit for their newborn son back in July, with the message “From Israel with love” printed on the shirt.

British royals have also a tradition of having their baby boys circumcised by a Mohel, which is the Jewish word for a circumcision practitioner. Charles himself was one of those babies.

This is while, there are also huge speculations about vast covert links between British royals and the Israeli regime, which include reports of joint financial and political interests and go as far as drawing a Jewish lineage for the royals.

The speculations are rarely based on concrete evidence as the royals keep their true relations to Jews secret, but as popular historian Simon Sebag Montefiore says, “historically the British royal family has had a very friendly relationship with the Jewish community”.


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(I know, I know, many, many Iranians are not like this and despise their own government right up until the point where it kills them)

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Pride And Prejudice Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:31:14 +0000 His parents must be kvelling.

mahmoud ahmadinejadOutgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said during a farewell ceremony Sunday that publicizing his Holocaust denial was a major achievement of his presidency.

“That was a taboo topic that no one in the West allowed to be heard,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech, according to the Iranian Fars news agency. “We put it forward at the global level. That broke the spine of the Western capitalist regime.”

Ahmadinejad’s remarks on the Holocaust appeared on the Fars news site in Arabic, but not on its English website, which covered other aspects of the speech.

His other major achievements his parents may be proud of:

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Finding Fault (Lines) With Iranian Women Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:14:13 +0000 iran womenAn Iranian cleric has declared the reason for earthquakes as being promiscuous women.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicts that an earthquake will hit the country’s capital, Tehran, and displace its 12 million residents. The cause of the catastrophic quake? Promiscuous women, reports The Guardian.

“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes,” Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, a senior Iranian cleric, was quoted as saying by Iranian media.

Which is interesting. Because I’d have thought the earthquakes were a result of Iran straddling several fault lines. Not the kind of straddling contemplated by the cleric.

It sure brings new meaning to the expression “making the earth move.”

Update: Apparently this is an old story, so I am not sure why it is being reported again this week. I guess the dangers of promiscuous women are always relevant.

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Ding Dong, Hugo To Hell Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:02:07 +0000 I realize I’m late to the party, but in case you have been living in a cave, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez bit the dust yesterday after a battle with cancer.

Chavez was a bad man so my initial reaction to his death – which I posted on Twitter – was:

Harsh, I know. But it is hard for me to get upset when the world’s evil quotient diminishes.

I’m guessing he’s in a very toasty place right now, bonding with Yasser Arafat, tiger-hyena style.

And according to Chavez’s Vice President, he’s got something else in common with Arafat besides location.

From bird lover to worm food

Maduro on Tuesday wasted no time in laying blame for the executive’s deteriorating situation, suggesting he was poisoned and comparing his illness to that suffered by late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat before his death. The PA accused Israel for Arafat’s death, claiming he was killed by the Jewish state.

“We have no doubt that Commandant Chavez was attacked with this illness, we have not a single doubt,” Maduro was quoted as saying by Fox News Latino. “The established enemies of our land specifically tried to harm the health of our leader.”

He certainly puts the mad into Maduro.

And speaking of mad, here’s what Iran’s head meshugene Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had to say about his death:

The Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said Chávez would “return on resurrection day”. He said he had “no doubt that Chávez will return to Earth” along with Jesus and Imam Mahdi, the most revered figure among Shia Muslims, to help “establish peace, justice and kindness” in the world. Announcing a day of mourning, Ahmadinejad also said he believed something “suspicious” caused Chávez’s cancer.


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Ahmadinejad’s Bad Day At The Office Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:57:21 +0000 Iranian President and aspiring astronaut Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Egypt today, becoming the first Iranian president to visit Egypt since the Islamic revolution in 1979.

He may have wished he didn’t.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Egypt has not gone so well, as he was lectured by a Sunni Cleric, mobbed by aggressive glad-handers, and had someone else throw a shoe at him.

There were conflicting reports about who threw the offending footwear, as a local Turkish outlet originally stated that he was “physically assaulted” by an angry Syrian citizen. Then Luke Russert said that NBC had a report of four Sunni Salafist men being arrested for the attack. Finally, a video surfaced that showed a shoe thrower not really coming that close to Ahmadinejad. It’s not quite the Iraqi journalist who launched two shoes at President George W. Bush at a press conference four years ago, but, really, everyone in this shot is probably closer than anyone should be able to get in public to a world leader with a lot of enemies:

Ahmadinejad was leaving a historic mosque in Cairo, where earlier he and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi met with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, who runs the 1,000-year-old “seat of religious teaching.” According to Reuters, Al-Tayeb, who is Sunni Muslim, “scolded” the head of the Shiite country for interfering in other Arab states and rejected Iran’s attempt to influence matters in Sunni-majority nations.

It’s not the first time someone’s thrown their sole at this R-sole.

But if the shoe fits…

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John McCain Rips My Joke Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:28:29 +0000 Ok, perhaps it was a matter of great minds thinking alike.

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Space Cadet Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:07:38 +0000 You didn’t expect me to let this story go, did you?

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he was ready to be the first human sent into orbit by Iran’s fledgling space program, Iranian media reported.


“I am ready to be the first human to be sent to space by Iranian scientists,” Ahmadinejad said on Monday, on the sidelines of an exhibition of space achievements in Tehran, according to the Mehr news agency.

“Sending living things into space is the result of Iranian efforts and the dedication of thousands of Iranian scientists.”

I’m a bit confused by this story, since I thought Iran had already sent him to space last week.

Nevertheless, if there’s a way to send him on a one-way trip, I’m all for it.

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Swedish Ambassador Exposes His Sole To Ahmadinejad Sun, 09 Dec 2012 23:01:36 +0000 Swedish Ambassador to Iran Peter Tejler has pissed off Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with his fancy footwork.

Swedish Ambassador to Iran Peter Tejler nearly caused a diplomatic incident between Stockholm and Tehran last week, when he presented his letter of accreditation to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. His offense: Exposing the sole of his shoe.

The event, which is a routine diplomatic procedure, was proceeding according to plan until, as the two were seated, the ambassador decided to cross his legs. The act seemed to have insulted the Iranian president, causing him to flash the ambassador a retaliatory leg-crossing himself.

The incident did not go unnoticed by local media. “The ambassador’s actions are undiplomatic and impolite,” an Iranian website reported, adding that “Such behavior deviates from diplomatic and international norms.”

The incident occurred last Monday at the Iranian president’s Teheran office, when the Swedish ambassador placed his right leg over his left, revealing the sole of his right shoe.

In Islam, shoes, and especially their soles, are considered impure and even profane. Exposing one’s shoes or their soles before a high-ranking official is considered a great insult.

I’m sure the Iranians will get over this slight. After all, they have much in common with the Swedes.

Update: If you could read minds, Ahmadinejad edition:

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Photo Of The Day Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:53:59 +0000 The front page of yesterday’s New York Post.

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