14 August 2006
Ahmadinejad's Exercise in Hypocrisy
The Guardian, BBC and most other quality papers report the rise of a new star in the Blogoshere – None other that the people’s friend (unless if Jewish or American of course) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Imaginatively titled Ahmadinejad.ir his first entry is a fairly lengthy autobiography interspersed with fulsome praise for Ayatollah Khomeni. As an added bonus you also get to vote on whether you think the US and Israel are trying to start a new world war (about 57% against at present).
His entry into the Blogoshere is probably an attempt to communicate directly with ordinary Iranians over the heads of the nation’s elites. Given that is available in Arabic, English and French as well as Farsi he surely has an eye on an international audience.
Ahmadinejad may be wily and intelligent but starting this blog he is showing himself to be a hypocritical bastard. Just take a look at a site like Reporters without Borders and see what happens to other bloggers in Iran.