February 6, 2005

IN CASE THERE WAS ANY DOUBT WHICH SIDE OF THE AXIS THEY'RE ON:

Opposition calls rally-ban by France goodwill gesture to Iran (Iran Focus, 2/05/05)

Iran's main opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran, issued a statement today condemning the French government's decision to ban a peaceful protest by Iranian exiles in Paris against the dictatorship ruling Iran, despite prior approval.

The NCRI called France's decision to cancel the rally "kowtowing to the demands of the medieval regime seeking to expand its repression from Tehran to Paris", adding "French officials as part of a shameful deal with the clerical regime in power in Iran, banned a February 10th demonstration by Iranians in Paris".

February 10 coincides with the 26th anniversary of the 1979 anti-monarchic revolution in Iran.

It said, "According to reports from organisers of the demonstration in Paris, more than 40,000 Iranians from across Europe were expected to attend the rally, something which would terrify the ruling mullahs".

"The demonstration was sponsored by more than 250 European parliamentarians and dozens of international human rights organisations", it added.

In an interview with Iran Focus one Iranian exile living in Paris called the decision "a mockery to French values for basic human rights, such as the freedom of expression".


If the mullahs fired up the ovens the French would ship these folks there for extermination.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 6, 2005 10:05 AM
Comments

Petain 1940-1944
Chirac 2005

Plus ca change, plus la meme chose.

Posted by: Bart at February 6, 2005 11:29 AM

This is almost too easy to bother, but "a mockery to French values"? Does that make it a mockery squared?

Posted by: David Cohen at February 6, 2005 12:25 PM

Isn't there a Woody Allen line like that 'This is a mockery of a farce of a travesty..'?

Posted by: Bart at February 6, 2005 12:49 PM

Well, there's that Miller lite commercial with the Miller guy debating the horse for the presidency of beers:

Miller guy: This debate is a travesty! It's a travesty and a sham and a mockery! It's a travi-sham-ockery!

Moderator: No making up words.

Miller guy: Blather-buggle!

Posted by: Matt Murphy at February 6, 2005 5:11 PM

On the plus side, whoever the French support are guaranteed losers.

Posted by: jd watson at February 6, 2005 6:07 PM
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