Archive for the ‘Iran’ Category

Iran Arms Hezbollah

November 14, 2009

[The following was sent to President Barack Obama via the White House contact page.]

Dear President Obama:

Last week’s interception of a ship carrying five hundred tons of weapons believed to be from Iran and earmarked to Hezbollah underscores the already obvious truth that Iran supports terrorism, is a destabilizing force in the Middle East, and counters American interests in the region.

G.H.

Sherman Oaks, CA

The UN Must Stay Vigilant and Condemn Hezbollah

November 8, 2009

[I sent this email to the United Nations General Assembly.]

I’ve been reading a lot in the civilian press about how Hezbollah has rearmed since the 2006 war it picked with Israel and that Hezbollah is actively preparing for another war.  It is widely known that Hezbollah is Iran’s proxies.  Iran is cynically using the Lebanon and the Lebanese people as pawns with which to distract Israel from Iran’s nuclear ambitions by giving them another potential war front.

UNIFIL has been doing a good job protecting the Lebanese border, but something tells me that it could do better.  The world cannot tolerate Hezbollah’s rearming and Lebanon cannot tolerate the “state within a state” Hezbollah has created, nor can it tolerate the level of danger in which Hezbollah places the Lebanon’s civilian population.  All levels of the United Nations leadership, including UNIFIL, must echo the Secretary-General’s recent condemnation of Hezbollah’s categorical failure to respect the rule of law or UN Resolution 1701.

[For more information, read this report by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy on how Iran is arming Hezbollah.]

To the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations

September 24, 2009
To whom it may concern:
 
I would like to thank the Canadian representation at the United Nations Genral Assembly for choosing to remove itself as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the world.  Canada ought to be praised for not giving respect Holocaust denial and other anti-Semitic lies.  Furthermore, Ahmadinejad’s legitimacy as president of Iran is on shaky ground given the ferocity of the protests in recent months, the allegations of election fraud, and Iran’s disgraceful policy of silencing dissent, often through murder.
 
Sincerely,
G.H.
Los Angeles, California, USA
[Similar e-mails were sent to the UN missions of the U.S., Israel, the U.K., Austria, New Zealand, Sweden, and Germany.  I tried to contact the French and Italian missions as well, but to no avail.] 

To the Honorable Ban Ki-moon

March 31, 2007

Dear Mr. Ban:

I am writing to express my deep concern over Iran’s refusal to suspend uranium enrichment despite international pressures through the United Nations Security Council.  You see, Mr. Ban, I have family in Israel and I am aware that of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad call for the genocide of Jews and the destruction of the State of Israel.  In my opinion, and in the opinion of much of the world, Iran’s nuclear capabilities together with the Iranian government’s attitude toward the existence of a Jewish state in the Middle East produce a situation of extreme danger and a definite cause for concern.  For this reason, I commend you, Mr. Ban, and the rest of the United Nations policy makers, for imposing sanctions on Iran and urge you to impose further sanctions if Iran does not immediately comply with the will of the international community.  I appreciate your immediate attention to this vital matter.

Sincerely,

G.H.