Sorry President Putin, your desired image as peacemaker has been usurped by Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran, in his fine address to the United Nations General Assembly. Since Iran is involved in Syria, we need to pay attention to his intentions. “Iran poses absolutely no threat to the world or the region,” he said. He concluded his speech by highlighting how the differences, particularly with regard to religions and beliefs, also unite us and ask us to believe in peace and tolerance. “My hope, aside from personal and national experience, emanates from the belief shared by all divine religions that a good and bright future awaits the world.... As stated in the Holy Koran: ‘And We proclaimed in the Psalms, after We had proclaimed in the Torah, that My virtuous servants will inherit the earth.'”
What We Can Do And Think About:
- If you aren’t familiar with the status, policies, capacity and capabilities of our nukes and the activists that first confronted this danger, do a little research
- With that history and it’s ramifications in mind, be sure that you review what is going on in Syria
- Please learn more about Islam, Iran and Hassan Rouhani and decide for yourself about the credibility of his sincerity. I for one, despite harsh, but hardly unexpected, words about him from Bibi Netanyahu, want to give him the benefit of the doubt. Not something I can often give Netanyahu.
- Let the President and your congress people know your position on Rouhani, Syria, and other similarly loaded situations: www.whitehouse.gov/contact, www.house.gov, www.senate.gov
- What might you be willing to go to war over?