June 26, 2009

Blame America, part 11,736,325,752,298

The Iranian ambassador to Mexico is speculating that the CIA may be responsible for the death of Neda Agha-Soltan.

"This death of Neda is very suspicious," Ambassador Mohammad Hassan Ghadiri said. "My question is, how is it that this Miss Neda is shot from behind, got shot in front of several cameras, and is shot in an area where no significant demonstration was behind held?"

He suggested that the CIA or another intelligence service may have been responsible.

"Well, if the CIA wants to kill some people and attribute that to the government elements, then choosing women is an appropriate choice, because the death of a woman draws more sympathy," Ghadiri said.
"I am not saying that now the CIA has done this. There are different groups. It could be the [work of another] intelligence service; it could be the CIA; it could be the terrorists. Anyway, there are people who employ these types of methods."
In response, CIA spokesman George Little said, "Any suggestion that the CIA was responsible for the death of this young woman is wrong, absurd and offensive."
How offensive is it, Mr. Little?  Has Iran finally been offensive enough that America is going to do more than waggle its finger at Iran like a wayward two-year-old and assume that when it grows up its behavior will improve?  This is an insult to the CIA, to the American government, and it cheapens every peaceful demonstration that has happened on American soil and worldwide.  And that's outside of the damage to our stature within Iran, and in Mexico.  Why isn't America asking Mexico to toss this charlatan of an ambassador out on his ear?   Ambassador Ghadiri is maligning our country within the borders of a supposed ally, a country that we send billions of dollars to each year with no expectation of repayment, and Mexico sits still while Ghadiri spits at us across our southern border.

Iran is claiming that the bullet that killed Neda was not a type used in Iran - could it have come from the guns of the 5,000 Hezbollah troops that Iran has brought in to massacre its own people?  Is Iran going to imply next that America is responsible for the at least 19 and possibly hundreds of deaths of peaceful demonstrators?  Did we manage to slip in an entire military division while no one was looking, bent on creating chaos in Iran?

Maybe Iran is hoping that Pluggy Joe will offer another ginormous aid package to settle things down in light of the perception that America killed Neda Agha-Soltan.  I certainly wouldn't put that sort of diplomacy out of the reach of the Obama administration.

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