Friday, June 19, 2009

Who Is Mousavi?

We are all immersed in the struggle of Mir Hossein Mousavi to get a fair break in the Iranian elections. Ahmadinejad having succeeded in proving to everyone that he is an irresponsible moonbat, Moussavi is of course presented by the American press as Salvation in Human Form. I thought it would be interesting to learn a little about this guy.

From a site called Iran Tracker, this short biography:
"Biography: Pre-revolution: Founder of the Islamic Society of Students at National University in Tehran, interned in 1973, founding member of the Cultural Association of the Islamic Movement, employment at private companies, assistant professor. Post-revolution: Associate of the late Ayatollah Beheshti, Mohammad Behshti, Islamic Republican Party Central Committee member and the party mouthpiece Jomhouri-ye Eslami’s Editor in Chief, Member of the Council of the Revolution, Foreign Minister 1981, Prime Minister (1981-1989), Grand Ayatollah Khomeini’s representative to the Foundation of the Oppressed (1981-1989), Grand Ayatollah Khomeini’s appointee to the Constitution Review Panel 1989, member of the Expediency Council, Co-worker of the political advisor of the president and senior presidential advisor, member of the Supreme Council for Cultural Revolution in Iran since 1996."

And this tidbit, from an article in Time:

"(Mousavi) Defended the seizure of 52 American hostages at the U.S. embassy in 1979. The hostages were held for more than 400 days; the two countries have not had normalized relations since ..."

Remember when there was no one on earth more evil than the Iranian hostage takers? I guess that's all forgotten, now that Republicans can use Mousavi to try to beat up on President Obama.

Nevertheless, look at his record. He has been tied to the religious rulers of Iran as long as they have existed, and has consistently supported them, except on very minor issues. It is great to see Ahmedinejad and his people suffer any kind of humiliation, but don't delude yourself into thinking that this guy is some sort of anti-establishment figure like Lech Walensa or Vaclav Havel.

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