Das Gesetz der Schwerkraft

October 11, 2008

“Watching the global gnashing of teeth, the Islamic Republic of Iran is enjoying the ride.

“We are very happy that America’s economy is in jeopardy and they are paying the price for their misdeeds. God is punishing them.”

That is the verdict from Ayatollah Jannati, one of the most senior clerics in Iran.

President Ahmadinejad has pronounced on the collapse of global capitalism, and announced that Iranians should stand ready to manage the world.

If there is a Persian word for “schadenfreude“, this is it.”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7663487.stm

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2 Responses to “Das Gesetz der Schwerkraft”

  1. Benni said

    “President Ahmadinejad has pronounced on the collapse of global capitalism, and announced that Iranians should stand ready to manage the world.”

    Seems very evocative of Cold War, but in fact not to be that cold. Sounds more like: “Iranians will rule the world.”

  2. taohuayuan said

    This kind of nationalistic doomsaying is ridiculous anyway – as if Iran won’t be affected by the economic crisis…

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