Kudos to “Mere Rhetoric”

Posted: 12 Oct 2008 01:01 PM CDT

CelebrationHamas PM and soon-to-be US aid beneficiary Ismail Haniyeh is pretty psyched about this whole global financial meltdown thing:

“We are witnessing the collapse of the American Empire,” Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas prime minister in the Gaza Strip, told worshippers during Friday prayers. “What’s going on in America is a result of the violation of the rights of people in Palestine, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Muslims around the world.”… Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, a high level Iranian cleric, was blunter when he addressed worshippers on Oct. 3, describing the situation as God’s punishment. “We are happy that the U.S. economy is in anarchy and the anarchy is reaching Europe,” said Jannati. “They are seeing the result of their own ugly doings and God is punishing them.”

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