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January 14, 2009

Iranian Protesters Back Gaza and Burn Obama Pictures

Iranian protesters back Gaza and burn Obama picture



Dozens of Iranians burnt posters of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama in Tehran on Tuesday and waved Palestinian flags in support of Gaza, according to a witness and photographs.

Iranian demonstrators have often burnt effigies or pictures of U.S. presidents in protests. This appeared to be the first time Obama's picture had been defaced so publicly, a week before his inauguration as president.

Iran has condemned the West, and the United States in particular, for not doing more to stop Israel's attacks on Gaza. The 18-day-old offensive, which Israel says is to stop rockets being fired at it, has killed more than 900 Palestinians.

"Where are the freedom seekers?" read one poster held up by a demonstrator at Tuesday's protest. It had the word "Gaza" emblazoned on it and an image of a weeping Palestinian.

The demonstrators, waving Palestinian flags, some chanting "Death to Obama," had gathered outside the Swiss embassy which handles U.S. interests because Tehran and Washington have not had diplomatic ties for nearly three decades.

Pictures obtained by Reuters showed the president-elect's image laid on the road for cars to drive over it, and other images showed demonstrators burning the Obama poster.

But....but.....but they LOVE Obama.... LOL


Wild Thing's comment..........

But Obama wants to go sit down with them without any pre-conditions. They LOVE you Barack Hussein Obama. Iran doesn't need to worry about Obama, he plans on talking out the issues with no threat of conflict.

Burn Obama's picture? Heaven forbid, notice how if reuters reported it like that when they burned their first Bush picture. It’s DIFFERENT, when it’s an OBAMA picture!

I guess some of those PLO that were working sooo hard to get Obama elected over there might be changing their minds.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 14, 2009 04:55 AM


There should be condemnation of Hamas, Hezbollah and the other terror groups, not Israel. Unfortunately even the west seems to be leaning towards these groups. Islamists are the enemy of the west. Islamists are the the enemy of Muslims.Not Israel.
Bob A.

Posted by: Bob A at January 14, 2009 07:06 AM

The O is going to find out the difference between campaigning for the Office of President and actually being the one sitting in the seat with the sign, "The Buck Stops Here."
Gee, I wonder if he'll throw himself under the bus eventually...

Posted by: yankeemom at January 14, 2009 07:52 AM

This is going to be such a fun four years, isn't it? He's not even President yet and he's getting the "hate treatment."
Obamanation better rethink how he views these nutjobs.

Posted by: Lynn at January 14, 2009 08:20 AM

Wait a minute. The O is the savior of all of us isn't he? I thought he would be adored by the muzzies.

This shows how screwed up the muzzie world is. Thet just hate. That is the tenet of their cult. They hate Jews, Americans, Westerners, Asians, everybody. Hamas hates Fatah. Sunni hate Shia. Hezbollah hates them all. Iranians hate Iraqis, Saudis hate Iranians.

Obama has some hard lessons ahead. He thinks the world loves him, but once he takes seat in the Oval office, he will become a hated man.

Posted by: TomR at January 14, 2009 12:19 PM

Maybe obama can't get his ole' buddy, Bill Ayers to re-form the weathermen, and they can go blow up Tehran. Of course if they are caught there they will be shot on site or beheaded, Hmmm...justice delayed is sweet.

Posted by: Mark at January 14, 2009 12:45 PM

Has Bush really declared a State of Emergency for DC to give FEMA money to the city to rent more Port-A-Potties for the inaugural parade? If so, they might as well leave it in effect because we will have a daily emergency as long as these clowns are in power.

We'll soon be using paper money for toilet paper thanks to the Bush/Obama bailouts.

Posted by: horace at January 14, 2009 01:19 PM

What The Messiah fails to realize is that these guys hate Americans regardless of age, sex, race, or creed.

Oh, and I wonder if all those port-o-johns are some sort of wierd poetic symbol of all the crap that's floating around in Washington. I personally was never a fan of taking literature seriously but this is ridiculous. I mean come on, Faulkner could write an entire series of novels with this, all in one sentence too.

Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at January 14, 2009 04:01 PM

I think there is going to be a run on tin foil hats beginning Tuesday.

Posted by: cuchieddie at January 14, 2009 04:02 PM

Bob A., I agree, it sickens me to see people for any terrorist group.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 14, 2009 06:18 PM

Yankeemom, LOL now that would be funny, Obama throwing himself under the bus.

I agree, he is going to learn the difference of campaigning and once in office.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 14, 2009 06:22 PM

Lynn, lol I agree. He is going to learn he can't go and do a website about being picked on like he did during his campaign.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 14, 2009 06:24 PM

Tom your right, he will wake up fast when he see's he is no longer worshiped around the world. I hope one day the media will stop worship of this horrible person.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 14, 2009 06:26 PM

Mark, "justice delayed is sweet".....yes it is.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 14, 2009 06:28 PM

Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton can have what ever low level contacts that they want with Iran and Syria that leads to a full head of state face to face meeting. However, these meeting are not just talkfests of "How are you doing?" or "Whasup?". They are negotiations and in a negotiation each side allegedly gives up things.

Does anyone believe that Obama will be open and honest with the people and tell us what American values and principles he will give up to Iran and for what in return? Specifically, I'm guessing he will support dividing up Iraq with Iran a big winner. Obama will also take the position of being even-handed in the Middle East selling out our ally Israel and supporting all Palestinian terrorist demands as well as the surrender of the Golan Heights to Syria for nothing in return.

Obama will be the appeaser in all negotiations selling out his own country and the free world.

[Translation - Text on shoe: I am an appeaser to terrorists. Balloon: That's an ugly shoe you presented me! Caption: And it fits perfectly!]

Posted by: Les at January 14, 2009 06:31 PM

Horace, yes it is a total mess. Government sure makes a mess of things. I wish we could get rid of all of it and start over by going back to the very beginning of the Founding Fathers.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 14, 2009 06:35 PM

JohnE PFC U.S. Army, LMAO good one.

"I wonder if all those port-o-johns are some sort of wierd poetic symbol of all the crap that's floating around in Washington."

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 14, 2009 06:42 PM

cuchieddie, this is going to be soooooooo horrible. ....4 years of this POS obama.


Posted by: Wild Thing at January 14, 2009 06:44 PM

Les, good one, and thank you for the translation.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 14, 2009 06:49 PM

OMA - Oh My Allah? Saw a cool bumper sticker on base today with the 'Obama logo - 'O' - with the letters N,P and E around it: NOPE!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at January 14, 2009 09:46 PM