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Iran’s Supreme Leader’s Anti-Semitic Cartoon

Ayatollah Khamenei thinks the “Zionist regime” rigs American elections, unlike Iran’s free ones. Yeah, we should totally let him get nukes.

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Today, the people of Iran go to the polls to choose from a list of approved candidates for president, one that has been carefully curated to ensure that the ultimate victor is not too anti-establishment, too Jewish or too female. To mark the occasion, the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, took to Facebook to do his part for the national Get Out the Vote campaign, posting this inspiring cartoon:

From this witty pictorial we can learn two things: first, that international sanctions have hit Iran so hard that its graphic designers have been forced to downgrade from Photoshop to Microsoft Paint. And second, that there are absolutely no compelling reasons to be apprehensive about the Iranian regime acquiring nuclear weapons. After all, does Khamenei sound like the sort of person who would use them irresponsibly? Perish the thought.

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David Boullata says:

…and third: That they prefer to write in English than Persian. Seriously, who do you think this ad was for?

psage says:

the mullah must be off his meds again

boybutter says:

This is how you say I begging for a punch in the nose in Farsi.
من به گدایی برای پانچ در بینی

abdullahiedward says:

There are a multitude of criteria that the Council considers during the vetting process. It is not for you to decide which ones they used in this particular election. These thoughts or ideas of yours are no more than that – your thoughts and ideas!

    Fire Sign says:

    Once again, proof that Iranians have no clue about what a democratic process is.

      abdullahiedward says:

      You’d be surprised to learn that the Iranian democratic process is as good as, if not better than, the American democratic process. Check it out before criticizing it.

        Fire Sign says:

        It all depends on what you define as “better.” The Iranians I know would not agree with you.

          abdullahiedward says:

          I seriously doubt if the Iranians you know are living in Iran. I also doubt if they are more capitalistic than religious and finally, I doubt if you have any idea what objective thinking is.

    yes, one shouldn’t pay any attention to thoughts or ideas. Except if they come from the Great Leader, the Mega Leader or the Truly Awesome Leader.

John Salisbury says:

They are only pursuing a nuclear weapons programme because they are scared.
There IS an unrepresentatively large Jewish lobby influencing the USA election process.

FireSign says:

Actually, Abdullah, I do know several Iranians, some in the US and some in Iran. They’re not overly religious, they are capitalistic, they love their country, but not so crazy about the religious leadership running their lives. Doubt away, it changes nothing.

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Iran’s Supreme Leader’s Anti-Semitic Cartoon

Ayatollah Khamenei thinks the “Zionist regime” rigs American elections, unlike Iran’s free ones. Yeah, we should totally let him get nukes.

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