I never thought I would live to see the day when the representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Ambassador to the State of Georgia, Majid Saber, would instruct the Georgian media about what to print and what not.
The Ambassador of Iran “requested” that the Georgian media not print an article about the Iranian nuclear program and not to interview representatives of the State of Israel.
The statement of the Ambassador was reprinted in almost all of Georgia’s newspapers and Internet portals, and distributed on Georgian television and radio. It was all so strange. Majid Saber is not so important a person as to be quoted for an entire day by all the Georgian media.
Really, I wonder why he made that statement. Was it a warning or a threat? The Government of the State of Israel has repeatedly stated that the Iranian intelligence services are behind the terrorist attacks in Georgia and India against the Embassies of the State of Israel. If I continue typing analytical, critical, insulting material about Iran, as well as about Islam and its ambitions, are these words referred to in the statement of the Iranian ambassador? How will this affect me and others who will not give in to Islamic morality, and who do not listen to the representative of the Ayatollahs and Ahmadinejad? What will happen to those who continue to speak the truth about the fact that the Iranian regime is a terrorist regime that wants to destroy the whole country?
And all this comes at a time when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was visiting Georgia.
I’m not surprised by this fact. But nobody was saying in the Georgian media that Iran’s nuclear program posed a risk. No one criticized the Ayatollah, Hezbollah, the Iranian intelligence services, or the stoning and killing of innocent people.
During Clinton’s stay in Georgia, not a word was said about Iran. And this was very strange. All were silent. The Iranian issue in Georgia remained closed to Mrs. Clinton and the accompanying officials and people. The Georgian president and the entire Georgian government was silent. The media was silent. Nobody asked Secretary Clinton what she thought about the Iranian atom or of the Iranian-Georgian visa-free regime.
I know the answer.
A few days earlier, U.S. Ambassador to Georgia John Baas said that it was good that Iranians were able to freely enter the country because they could see how much a country that is friendly to America has attained. Excuse me for asking, but then what do the financial and economic sanctions mean? Iranians around the world are making money and sending it home, just as the Chechens did during the first and second Jihads.
You already know that Georgia has a visa-free regime with Iran. Many politicians had hoped that Hillary Clinton would mention the word Iran, Iran’s nuclear program and its threat to the world at least once. But they were wrong.
Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller have written that the U.S. State Department has denied me an entry visa to the United States.
I had planned to speak at the first conference of SION in New York on September 11. An interesting fact is that at the time when I was denied a visa, there sat next to me a citizen of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who proudly brandished his Islamic passport. When I explained the purpose of the visit in an interview at the U.S. embassy, “‹”‹the embassy official looked at me and said, “I don’t care.”
But where is the logic? The common sense? Georgia is a friend of the United States, and is taking part in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is also friendly with Iran. This means that either the Obama administration has asked the Georgian government to be friendly with Iran. Or else President Obama and Hillary Clinton cannot influence the president of such a small country as Georgia to join the sanctions against Iran.
How they can stop the Iranian atom, or Al-Qaeda in Africa and Afghanistan? Or the desire of Islamic Turkey to become a leader in the Islamic world, and more?
Who will protect democracy? Who will protect freedom?
Again the silence …