Now let’s get something straight here. I think Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, has the same bloated ego as President Bush, and is clearly taking advantage of the civil war in Iraq to gain more influence in the region. And at times, he does make some sense, like in his “open letter to the American people.”
What gets me about the whole Iran debacle is that all the focus is on Iran’s nuclear program, and how it is such a threat to the world. Fine, but what the f@*k do we do about this?
TEHRAN, Dec 4 (IPS) – Currently, in Iran, there are nine women sentenced to death by stoning on charges of adultery, compared to two men for the same offence — highlighting the fact that this barbaric mode of execution is primarily a women’s issue.
[…]Stoning is more a women’s issue because, according to Islamic laws, a man can have four permanent wives and any number of temporary wives.
When caught in adulterous relationships, men can always claim to have been in a temporary marriage contract with the woman involved –provided she is not already married to someone else. Temporary marriage contracts, for hours or months or years, can be easily made between the partners. A married woman cannot escape stoning in the same way.
You rarely hear about this in the media. People still stone women to death, and somehow that doesn’t require an immediate intervention by the U.N. Security Council. But make a couple of radioactive watches, and watch out. Iran is a threat all right – to the countries that already have nuclear weapons, and don’t want more competition. Guess who has the biggest arsenal on planet Earth? The country that bitches loudest about it: the U.S.