Mohammad of Vancouver responds to Obama's Nowruz greetings to the Iranian people and leaders, on the occasion of the Zoroastrian new year:
Obama is setting himself up for a difficult task, and his new year message is not going to make his challenge easier. understand that his address to the nation presents Obama as someone responsible for them. Why is it that the president of the USA addresses Us as if he has a responsibility towards us? Obama doesn't address every other culture for its new years. What is the reason for this acknowledgment?
Iranians now are now sure, even if they were not before, thatis a and that's why Obama acts this way. This kind of behavior ties Obama's hands in dealing with Iran in a harsher way later. Iranians don't like those who extend a hand of friendship but are willing to quickly turn around and bomb you.
I like to compare Obama's message to the message sent by Shimon Peres in Israel. Unfortunately both spoke on behalf of the "world" and demanded that Iran drop its ambitions and join the chain gang of powerless nations who cannot oppose US/Israel exceptionalism. Meanwhile Obama's talk of "destruction is not good" only brings up the actions ofin the Iranian people's minds and indirectly positions America against Israel's decision to destroy and Lebanon.
This new year's message suggests even a lesser chance of the USA or Israel attacking Iran. And Iran is happy about where things are right now. The new front against Israel and its clinically insane parents (the west) is not going to be in Lebanon, Gaza or even Iran. If America doesn't really change its attitude towards Iran, the sounds of the Islamic revolution will be echoing through the streets of Saudi Arabia and Egypt. That's when we're going to see Israel and USA really humiliated. Which do you think the USA would choose? An atomic Iran or two more revolutionary Islamist governments in Saudi Srabia and Egypt? And which do you think Israel prefers: nuclear Iran or revolution in neighboring countries? I think despite lies, rhetoric, posturing, and the usual arrogance associated with the west and Israel, we both know the answer to the question.
Happy new year again...