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Iran chief condemns Boston bombing, but blasts American killings elsewhere



Published: Wed, April 17, 2013 @ 7:18 p.m.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP)

Iran’s top leader on Wednesday condemned the twin bombing attacks in Boston, yet chided the U.S. for employing a double standard when it comes to drone attacks that kill innocent civilians.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran, which follows the logic of Islam, is opposed to any bombings and killings of innocent people no matter if it is in Boston, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria and condemns it,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iranian military leaders he was addressing in Tehran.

Khamenei criticized the U.S. for killing people with drones in Pakistan and Afghanistan and backing forces that kill others in Iraq and Syria.

“What kind of logic is this that if children and women are killed by Americans in Afghanistan and Pakistan and by U.S.-backed terrorists in Iraq and Syria is not a problem, but if a bombing happens in the U.S. or another Western country, the whole world should pay the cost?” he asked in his comments, which were posted on his website.

Iran is the chief regional ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad and is considered close to Iraq’s Shiite Muslim-dominated government.

Khamenei charged that such double standards would lead to the demise of Western civilization.

“Western civilization is on the verge of collapse and downfall because of contradictions, lack of logic, coercions and lack of care for human principles,” he said.


Comments

1LtMacGowan(629 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

I'm saddened because we were so close to finally putting the post 9/11 hysteria behind us. We were finally starting to look into restoring our Civil Liberties and now this happens. We will once again descend into hysteria. People will give up even more of their Civil Rights and Protections for the false illusion of Security.

I'm also positive that Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and the other Mouth pieces of Conservative Propaganda will roast President Obama and declare that he is at fault and will champion the charge of throwing our Rights away and some how imply that Guns could have some how prevented this and that removing Prayer from Schools is responsible. "god" is punishing us or something will be their line.

The truly sad part is that some people will actually believe it.

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2jfgiancola(151 comments)posted 1 year, 2 months ago

The Iranian leader has a point.

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