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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:23 am    Post subject: Ahmadinejad On 60 Minutes Reply with quote

Mike Wallace’s interview with Taazi President Monkey-Nejad airs this Sunday on 60 Minutes at 7 pm ET/PT.

I haven’t seen any portion of it yet, but I imagine Monkey Boy will attempt to sell his insanity to the viewers. I’ll watch it for entertainment purposes, as I would watch a monkey dance in a circus.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:56 pm    Post subject: Questions for Ahmadinejad (That Mike Wallace Didn't Ask Reply with quote

Questions for Ahmadinejad (That Mike Wallace Didn't Ask)

August 15, 2006
The Wall Street Journal
Bret Stephens

The time of the bomb is in the past. Today is the era of thoughts, dialogue and cultural exchanges. -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on "60 Minutes" with Mike Wallace, Aug. 13, 2006

Q: A follow-up to that, Mr. President: Are you aware of a man named Mansour Ossanloo? He is the leader of the independent trade union representing the workers of the Vahed Bus Company in Tehran. A year ago, your security forces raided one of their meetings and cut out a piece of Mr. Ossanloo's tongue. Now he speaks with a lisp. Is this how "dialogue" is conducted in the Islamic Republic of Iran? A:

Q: Let's talk a bit about your government's relationship to Iranian political dissidents. A few weeks ago, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, a member of the Guardian Council who is reportedly close to your boss, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned in his Friday sermon that Iran will execute en masse all dissidents if the U.N. Security Council votes to sanction Iran for your refusal to suspend uranium enrichment. The sermon was broadcast on Iranian state radio. Does Ayatollah Jannati speak for you, Mr. President? A:

Q: Please be specific about the fate of one man: Ahmad Batebi. Mr. Batebi became the face of Iranian dissent when he appeared on the cover of the Economist during the brutally suppressed Tehran University student uprisings in July 1999. After serving six years of a 15-year sentence, Mr. Batebi was furloughed last year and rearrested on July 29; his whereabouts are unknown, which is of special concern because your government recently tortured to death student leader Akbar Mohammadi (www.iranpressnews.com). Can you tell us where Mr. Batebi is and give us assurances for his safety? A:

Q: More on thoughts, dialogue and cultural exchanges, Mr. President. You are possibly the first head of government to write your own blog: www.ahmadinejad.ir. Yet your government has shut down hundreds of Web sites and Web logs, including the BBC's Farsi service, and harassed the lawyers who represent them. An Iranian blogger who goes by the name Iron Shadow accuses you of "pursuing policies that are reminiscent of some of the darkest days of the Islamic Republic."

Your government also recently arrested and tortured blogger Abed Tavancheh, 23, who reportedly sustained permanent damage to his kidneys. Is this just your idea of beating the competition? A:

Q: Turn to the past. Kevin Hermening, a Marine sergeant at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran during the hostage crisis, tells this newspaper that you interrogated him personally on Nov. 4, 1979, while brandishing a pistol. For the record, he remembers you as a "very mean SOB" and described a sense of "déjà vu" while watching your performance on "60 Minutes." The U.S. State Department also believes that you were one of a group of five who planned the embassy takeover. Do you deny these charges? A:

Q: Numerous Iranian sources allege that in the 1980s you worked as an interrogator and executioner in Evin Prison in Tehran. They say you earned the nickname Tir Khalas Zan, or "The Terminator," for your methods there. You are also suspected of involvement in the assassination of Abdurrahman Qassemlou, a leader of Iran's Kurdish minority, in Vienna in 1989. Do you deny these charges, too? A:

Q: An American federal grand jury has indicted Ahmed Ibrahim al-Mughassil and Abdel Hussein Mohamed al-Nasser as two of the ringleaders in the 1996 attack on the Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in which 19 U.S. servicemen were killed. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh believes the two are "living comfortably in Iran." Will you hand over for trial the two to the U.S. or some other international authority, as Moammar Gadhafi did with the planners of the Lockerbie bombing? A:

Q: You are known to be a religious disciple of Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi. Among the Ayatollah's teachings is the view that slavery is justified. Do you agree with your mentor? A:

Q: Your views about Israel are categorical and well known; your views about whether the Holocaust took place have been ambiguous at best. How about the Jews? Do you agree with the December 2004 statement of Iranian academic Heshmatollah Qanbari on Iranian TV, as quoted by Memri, that "all corrupt traits in humanity originated in this group [i.e., the Jews]"? A:

Q: Another of Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi's disciples, Mohsen Ghorouian, has said it is "only natural" for Iran to have nuclear weapons as a "countermeasure" to the U.S. and Israel. And one of your regime's hardliners, Hojjat-ol-Islam Baqer Kharraz, was recently quoted as saying that "we are able to produce atomic bombs and we will do that." Do you disavow these statements, given your repeated insistence that Iran's nuclear programs are for peaceful purposes only? A:

Q: In your May letter to President Bush, you ask whether the attacks of Sept. 11 could have been "planned and executed without coordination with intelligence and security services." Is it your belief that those attacks were orchestrated by the CIA, the Mossad or another Western intelligence service? A:

Q: In the same letter, you discuss the "shattering and fall of the ideology and thoughts of the Liberal democratic systems." Is this a historical inevitability, and do you intend to hasten that fall? A:

Q: The scholar Bernard Lewis recently made note of your repeated references to the 27th day of Rajab in the Islamic year of 1427. That date corresponds to Aug. 22 -- a week from today. Anything special planned for the occasion? Or is it a surprise? A:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:14 pm    Post subject: Chris Wallace admits his father, Mike Wallace has LOST IT.. Reply with quote

Chris Wallace admits his father, Mike Wallace has LOST IT...and that was back in December '05!

Hello All,

Based on the below item, I urge everyone to write CBS’s parent company VIACOM and request that not only Mr. Wallace be gracefully retired…not only for being mentally incompetent BUT for being an obvious supporter of a fascist and playing with the lives of millions of Iranians. The fact that Sumner Redstone who is the CEO of VIACOM, the parent company of CBS and still keeps Wallace around shows that Mr. Redstone himself and in his ‘80’s needs to retire!

These old men on this side of the ocean are EXACTLY like the Mullahs…they’re just as megalomaniacal and narcissistic and no amount of power is ever enough. For these types of characters, playing with millions of peoples lives by obfuscating and misleading, to get their own way, is sport. Let us confront the real culprits for WHY the world is in this state.

Thank you.

Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi


By the NewsMax.com Staff

For the story behind the story...

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005

Chris Wallace: Mike Wallace Has 'Lost It'

"Fox News Sunday" anchorman Chris Wallace says father Mike Wallace has "lost it" - after the legendary CBS newsman told the Boston Globe last week that the fact George Bush had been elected president shows America is "[expletive]-up."

"He's lost it. The man has lost it. What can I say," the younger Wallace lamented to WRKO Boston radio host Howie Carr on Friday.

"He's 87-years old and things have set in," the Fox anchor continued. "I mean, we're going to have a competence hearing pretty soon."

Wallace Jr. quickly dispelled any notion that he was joking. When Carr suggested that his comments were likely to be covered by NewsMax, he responded: "You know what? Fine. Go ahead. Call them. That's fine. I'll stand by that."

Returning to the topic of his father's competence, Wallace Jr. explained: "He's checked out. I don't understand it," beyond the fact that Wallace Sr. has "problems with the war."

"I don't know why he said what he said," he added.

On Thursday, the elder Wallace told the Boston Globe that if he had the chance to interview President Bush, he'd ask:

"What in the world prepared you to be the commander in chief of the largest superpower in the world? In your background, Mr. President, you apparently were incurious. You didn't want to travel. You knew very little about the military. . . . The governor of Texas doesn't have the kind of power that some governors have. . . . Why do you think they nominated you? . . . Do you think that has anything to do with the fact that the country is so [expletive] up?"

Still, despite his criticism, Wallace Jr. seems to have inherited some of his father's shoot-from-the-lip-style.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:40 pm    Post subject: Chris Wallace: Mike Wallace Has 'Lost It' Reply with quote

For your information & necessary action.


From: Hashem Hakimi [mailto:hashem@hakimi.net]
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 9:07 PM
To: press@viacom.com
Subject: Chris Wallace: Mike Wallace Has 'Lost It'

Dear Sir,
Do not you think that the time has long past that the fossilized Mike Wallace retire from journalism?
In all of his latest interview with the so-called President of Islamic Republic of Iran,
not even once he asked about the world known abuse of human rights in Iran since 1979.
He never asked about all the mass murder, hanging, stoning, execution of minors?
This is a shameful reporting that a distinguished news media such as yours can not afford to air!
Unless you are willing to give a gratis propaganda platform to the Theocratic Iranian world famous murderers & State Terrorists!?
How many more times they have to say clearly that they are after eliminating Israel & United State of America, so that you people hear, believe & adequately respond to it?
Yours truly,
H. Hakimi,
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think that there were certain conditions pre-set for the interview...like certain questions and topics monkey boy was unwilling to discuss let alone grant the interview if they were.

I really liked the set of questions posted above.....
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:00 pm    Post subject: Questions Mike Wallace didn't ask Reply with quote

Questions Mike Wallace didn't ask
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 18:09:49 +0100

nicole sadighi wrote:

How can the international community have any sort of "dialogue" and "engagement" with this regime when the regime is not even capable of having dialogue and engage with its own people.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MMMmm, I guess that depends on the level of dialogue and engagement.

Int. community can give IRI the choice to comply with international norms, and one could say that doing so is a "dialogue".

If the IRI makes the wrong choice, then the Int. Community will "engage" the regime via sanction and other measures "as appropriate".

The IRI's "dialogue" with the Iranian people is that of instilling fear, and "engages" with them in acts of oppresion and crimes against humanity.

So, I believe there are other applicable interpretations of Nicole's question than how she voiced it.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:49 pm    Post subject: CBS is now officially the communication for barbarians servi Reply with quote

CBS is now officially the communication for barbarians service
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A little over three years ago, CBS sent Dan Rather to Baghdad to ask meaningless questions to, and provide a propaganda vehicle for, Saddam Hussein. Last night, Communication for Barbarians Service broadcast Mike Wallace's equally meaningless interview with the Islamic Republic of Iran's fanatical leader.

Interviews with evil leaders are meaningless at best and destructive at worst. Few reporters will ask real questions or challenge the propaganda responses of these leaders. These interviews merely offer them invaluable "humanizing" time and ask questions that reconfirm the low state of television news.

In this image made available by CBS News, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, right, talks to American reporter Mike Wallace at the Presidential Palace in Tehran Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006 for a "60 Minutes" report to be broadcast Aug. 13. Twenty-seven years after a chilling sit-down with Ayatollah Khomeini that was one of Wallace's most memorable, the CBS newsman snagged an interview this week with current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran. (AP Photo/CBS News) Here are some of the tough questions Mike Wallace asked one of the vilest leaders on earth today: What he thinks of President Bush, why he is concerned about how his jacket looks on television and what he does for leisure. Never once did he challenge Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's attacks on America -- such as America's loving war, seeking to be an imperial power or oppressing its own people.

When asked about his statements that the Holocaust is a "myth," Ahmadinejad replied, "What I did say was, if this is a reality, if this is real, where did it take place?" Wallace did not respond to the leader of a country saying "if" the Holocaust "is real" with a single question. But he probably laughed more with Ahmadinejad than any American news reporter has ever laughed on camera with the president of the United States.

If CBS wanted anything more than ratings and Wallace wanted to be more than a "useful idiot" (Lenin's phrase for the Western journalists and academics who supported Soviet Communism), here are some questions he should have asked Ahmadinejad:

In countries with a free press and where history is understood as consisting of verifiable facts, anyone who denies the Holocaust, the systematic murder of approximately 6 million Jews by the Nazis, is regarded as either an anti-Semite or a kook or both. You have repeatedly denied the Holocaust. Why should the world not regard you as either a kook or an anti-Semite? And do you understand why most free societies wish to prevent you from acquiring nuclear weapons?

Given that you have announced that you wish Israel to be erased from the map, why would those countries that do not share your desire to extinguish a country not try to prevent you from acquiring nuclear weapons?

In Iran, under your direction, religious police walk around the country monitoring how much skin a woman reveals. Most of the world considers this primitive and another reason to regard you and your regime as fanatical. On what grounds do you support whipping women who reveal their arms in public? And do you understand why such policies help explain why most free societies wish to prevent you from acquiring nuclear weapons?

Why do you believe that millions of Iranians chant "death to America" and "death to Israel" but no Americans or Israelis chant "death to Iran"? Are people more bored in an Islamic republic than in a free society? Does your brand of Islam promote preoccupation with death rather than life? Or is there simply a lot more hatred in your country than in free societies? And do you understand why all this hatred helps explain why societies in which people do not chant death wishes would like to prevent your society from acquiring nuclear weapons?

In Iran, women determined by Islamic courts to have committed adultery have been stoned to death. According to The Washington Times, "The condemned are wrapped head to foot in white shrouds and buried up to their waists. Then the stoning begins. The stones are specifically chosen so they are large enough to cause pain, but not so large as to kill the condemned immediately. They are guaranteed a slow, torturous death. Sometimes their children are forced to watch." Do you believe that this brings world admiration to Islam? And do you understand why most societies in which women who commit adultery are not stoned wish to prevent you from acquiring nuclear weapons?

Last year, a teenage girl who said she was raped by two young men was not only not believed, she was given 100 lashes by your Islamic republic. Many of us find whipping teenagers for having sex, not to mention for being raped, unimpressive. Does this help to explain why societies that do not whip teenage girls are not excited about your country acquiring nuclear weapons?

Last month, a British newspaper, the Sunday Mirror, reported that in your Islamic republic, "16-year-old Atefeh Rajabi was dragged from her prison cell and taken to be executed. The Iranian judge who had sentenced Atefeh to death was left unmoved as he personally put the noose around her neck and signalled to the crane driver. Kicking and screaming, Atefeh was left dangling for 45 minutes from the arm of the crane . . . Atefeh's crime? Offending public morality. She was found guilty of 'acts incompatible with chastity' by having sex with an unmarried man, even though friends say Atefeh was in such a fragile mental state that she wasn't in a position to say no."

Does this help explain why people who don't support hanging young girls from cranes might be concerned about Iran acquiring nuclear weapons?

As it happens, Mike Wallace and CBS News did what they set out to do -- win in the ratings war Sunday night. But they hurt America and abetted evil in the process. Not deliberately, but knowingly.
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