It’s utterly ridiculous that the nation of Iran thinks it can sue President Obama for the American-made, so-far-under-the-radar-that-nobody-but-a-few-nomadic-nutsos-originally-knew-it-existed film, “The Innocence of Muslims.” Yet that’s what its government officials are saying.
According to Javad Mohammadi, the deputy head of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution: “A complaint could be filed with US courts against Obama for his violation of articles 18 and 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) calling for respect of faiths. Article 18 and 27 of the ICCPR, adopted by the United Nation, stipulate that the religion and the rights of the minorities should be respected.”
Apparently, like the bunch of politically correct nincompoops our government apparently prefers us to be, we signed that covenant and therefore can be charged with violating it. Though I seriously tend to doubt it covers the non-sanctioned actions of individual citizens.
Then again, I also tend to doubt that the egotistical, narrow-minded, disgustingly power hungry and utterly illogical Iranian government cares about such details. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his administration say whatever they want whenever they want.
That detail is entirely relevant to note. Yet even so, it’s also important to note that President Obama hasn’t done anything to deter that unrealistic view of international diplomacy, where the United States (or whites/Christians) gives everything and gets nothing in return.
Obama is the politician, after all, who has bowed to foreign leaders, who has traveled the world apologizing, and who has met one international conflict after another with anti-American sentiment. Even now, the Los Angeles County sheriff’s department brought Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man who made the “Innocence of Muslims” film, in for questioning.
And it seems safe to say that the local authorities aren’t acting completely on their own. President Obama has already established a solid record of such dictatorial behavior.
Would that have happened if Christians had been the victims of negative publicity?
We already know the answer to that. Just like we already know that if President Obama gets his way, this nation will be nothing to brag about in no time at all.