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The “Bullet Fee”

Shades of the Chicoms and Saddam Hussein.

A protester is shot dead in Iran. His father learns of his death:

Upon learning of his son’s death, the elder Mr. Alipour was told the family had to pay an equivalent of $3,000 as a “bullet fee”—a fee for the bullet used by security forces—before taking the body back, relatives said.

But we don’t want to be the “foil” so we’ll withold saying anything that might be misinterpreted. Well, except this:

But privately Obama advisers are crediting his Cairo speech for inspiring the protesters, especially the young ones, who are now posing the most direct challenge to the republic’s Islamic authority in its 30-year history.

Ed Morrisey calls this “despicable”. I say he’s being very understated in his criticism.

Pass the hot dogs.

Please.

~McQ

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15 Responses to The “Bullet Fee”

  • yeah, it was the Cairo speech…so….dramatic…so…inspiring….certainly one of the root causes of the desire of Iranians for representative government.
    And I mean, Obama’s stance and statements since the start of the demonstrations has been so supportive of them too!
    Who wants mustard on their Hot Dogs?

  • So why doesn’t Obama just use his superpowers and give a speech that will inspire the Iranian theocrats to quit?

  • “Pass the hot dogs.”

    Obama: 100% Beef, wouldn’t want to offend.

  • Yes, yes. The Cairo speech, that’s it.

    Pay no mind to the country with the budding democracy right next door. You know, the country that one man – following the courage of his convictions in the face of irrationally rabid criticism from Democrats and the media – freed, and that 4,000 young brave soldiers gave their lives for.

  • If Obama and his people truly believe that his Cairo speech acted as a catalyst for the Iranian uprising, we (the USA) are in deep deep trouble.  That takes a special degree of self delusion.  It takes a level of hubris which would make Bill Clinton appear humble by comparison.

  • Look, you folks have missed the genius that is Obama.

    Let me break it out for you.

    Using the Iranian “Post Death Government Recovery Act” as a model, if the US Government charges each one of the currently living ~350 million Americans a Death Fee, that would equate to over 1 trillion dollars.

    This 1 trillion would be a substantial down payment to the 1 trillion dollar CBO estimate of failing to cover 30 million of the unisured (I leave it to the reader to research the genesis of the 30 million phrase).

    So, Obama is merely being fiscally responsible and I, for one, am glad to see it. What’s a few Hot Dogs compared to the potential of recovering 1 trillion dollars?

  • “That takes a special degree of self delusion.  It takes a level of hubris which would make Bill Clinton appear humble by comparison”
    Q.E.D.

  • Obama has reduced himself to the level of the nerd who goes to the dance but doesn’t dance, but wants credit for helping with the decorations.

    President Steven Quincy Urkel

  • this is at least one less islamofacist to threaten Israel.. lol

  • Ol’ Slick Willie will have to send Obama a card when all this is over.  In retrospect, Obama will make Clinton look like Kennedy.  The President is rehabilitating Billy boy’s legacy, if only in contrast.

  • Yeah, that’s what all the decent rational people here were thinking I’m sure…no one here really wants peace and brotherhood it’s all about killing them all and sorting them out afterwards cuz that’s what ‘right wingers’ all believe.
    Let me be the first to say -  “well done, clown”.
     

  • Nothing that Obama does, or anything any of you say about him, could possibly lower my opinion of him.

    Those who don’t expect are never disappointed.

    On any given day of this presidency if you could not believe what you were seeing, you only needed to wait for something worse. The words and the deeds.

    I think my favorite is that with virtually the entire mainstream media in the tank for him, he’s upset that Fox News is taking a more critical approach.

    Wait for what comes next, I say, and don’t look for signs of improvement. It will take years just to undo the damage already done. And that’s not a good bet to happen, either.

  • If Obama and his people truly believe that his Cairo speech acted as a catalyst for the Iranian uprising, we (the USA) are in deep deep trouble

    Probably not.  But I do think they think the American people so gullible as to buy the spin.  After all, we elected him based on… well nothing other than a good teleprompter.  Additionally, why would the Obama Admin think the public wouldn’t buy the spin when most in the media already has.
     

  • If Obama’s speech “inspired” the protesters, then every single one of the deaths caused by the protests are on Obama’s soft-serve holding hands.

    And hey, he inspires protests and then declines to back them. How craven and cowardly.

    Obama spoke, protesters heads were broke!

  • Heck, he’s making Carter look good at this point.