President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad completed his second term in office last week, having done the maximum eight-year quota allowed in Iranian politics, writes Kashif Ahmed.
He leaves in much the same way as he arrived; with decorum, honour and an understated nobility that will long be remembered in the annals of good governance.
His first tenure in 2005 saw Iran flanked by enemies on both borders: The illegitimate state of Israel’s zombified minions had invaded Afghanistan in 2001, Iraq in 2003 and were now lurking at Iran’s door, looking for a way in.
Few expected the reserved, mild-mannered university lecturer and former Mayor of Tehran to formulate effective policies to deal with issues at home whilst simultaneously countering these threats from outside.
Initially dismissed as an inexperienced lightweight and reactionary demagogue, no one could’ve guessed that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would go onto become the legend he is today.
Dr Ahmadinejad’s humble and austere lifestyle drew plaudits early on and it soon became obvious that he didn’t want to join the decadent bourgeoisie in their selfish pursuit of power and influence.
Neither a company man nor mysterious ascetic, he lived a normal life and dedicated himself to the task at hand: Stayed in his family home, drove the same car, took a packed lunch to work, didn’t draw a salary and voluntarily declared all his assets to restore public confidence in the political process.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad never compromised with falsehood and railed against the anti-Islamic, Anglo-American-Israeli axis at every opportunity: Full throttle, full force, never pulling any punches. He tirelessly promoted, and continues to promote, Islamic unity, interfaith solidarity, self-respect and regional cooperation.
I, for one, will miss him as President, for he represented decency, defiance and resolve. Here was a leader who spoke up for the civilized world in a savage era of US-Israeli parasitism, who kept the faith to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds and stayed true to the revolution.
He was the only serving world leader with the courage to declare that the US-Israel were behind 9/11 and should be bought to justice via an independent tribunal.
Rising house prices in Tehran prompted Ahmadinejad to champion an unpopular bill to divert profits from Iran’s oil revenues into an affordable housing programme to help Iranians get onto the property ladder.
Reaffirming Iran’s original policy on the occupation, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the complete and unconditional restoration of Palestine to her 1948 borders.
In response to the persecution and imprisonment of some authors in Europe, Ahmadinejad stated that the Orwellian thought crime of holocaust revisionism should be challenged, with the subject made open to scrutiny and debate.
A learned statesman, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rightly pointed out that the US, being the only country to have committed an act of nuclear terrorism, should refrain from its rank hypocrisy by calling for others to disarm; unless it too was willing to undergo the same process of external nuclear disarmament:
Another defining chapter of Ahmadinejad’s presidency were his sterling speeches at the UN anti-racism conferences; by holding up a mirror to US-Israeli tyranny, he’d often provoke both the Americans and the Israelis (along with a handful of shabbos goys) to storm out in a huff:
“Zionist Jews and the colonial powers sent migrants from Europe, the United States and other parts of the world, to establish a totally racist regime in occupied Palestine.”
“They helped bring to power the most cruel, repressive and racist rule in Palestine: The Security Council helped stabilise this invader regime and supported it over the past 60 years, giving them a free hand to continue their crimes.”
“It is all the more regrettable that many Western governments defend those racist perpetrators of genocide whist the awakened consciences and free minded people of the world condemn the brutality of these usurpers.”
Voice of reason
Ahmadinejad has also been a voice of reason in attempting to resolve the dire political situation / US-Israeli sustained instability in Egypt, Libya and Syria:
“A military solution (in Syria) is never the right solution. Countries in our region can help the Syrian government and people to talk to each other with a view to resolving their differences and introducing the reforms that are needed.”
Iran was one of the few countries to avoid the Rothschild-instigated recession in 2008 and proved that a nation, with the support of its people, can not only endure barbaric, US sieges and sanctions but make them work against the aggressor.
For gone are the days when the United States could besiege, disarm and destroy a country of Israel’s choosing. Today, the Zionist invaders who boasted that they’d conquer one Muslim country a year have been annihilated in Afghanistan; bamboozled in Iraq and witnessed their Israeli overlords lose in the Lebanon. Today, the fractional reserve-banking cartel itself is in jeopardy as the entire system of usury teeters on the edge of oblivion.
For only those leaders who aren’t compromised or involved in the global scam can defend the dignity of their people, and that’s what President Ahmadinejad did best. In a time when Israeli psychopaths were trying to crush any resistance to their deranged, antediluvian polices, Ahmadinejad drew a line in the sand and told them: ‘No. This is where it ends’.
A man of principal, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s aim was to be considered a friend to the people, and in that I think he succeeded, his motto during the election campaign was: “It’s Possible And We Can Do It.”
I’d say that idea didn’t just take root in Iran but resonated around the world: “It is possible. We can resist, and God willing, we’ll win in the end.” And if bringing the realization of that universal truth to the world isn’t considered a great achievement, then I don’t know what is.
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