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October 29, 2007

More People Who Only Understand Force

Looking around online, I see that:

Iran only understands force.

The fundamentalist regime in Iran only understands the language of force.

Iran only understands force.

The Iranians only understand force.

Now, here's Hamid Hajibabaei, a conservative member of the Iranian parliament, speaking with Frontline:

I don't want to say that I agree with everything Dr. Ahmadinejad says, with every word he utters, but his politics have been successful against the bullying and power plays of the United States. Mr. Bush pays attention only to the language of force.

EARLIER: Other people who only understand force.

Posted at October 29, 2007 05:16 PM | TrackBack

I suppose it's economically good that force is our primary export.

Posted by: James Cape at October 29, 2007 06:03 PM

At least we're all speaking the same language.

Posted by: buermann at October 29, 2007 06:17 PM

A powerful ally the force is.

Posted by: Yoda at October 29, 2007 06:28 PM

I don't understand. And you can't make me.

Posted by: Donald Johnson at October 29, 2007 06:35 PM

FORCE Congress to IMPEACH 1-202-225-0100 (It's the ONLY thing they understand)

Posted by: Mike Meyer at October 29, 2007 07:05 PM

"Those who understand only force understand either everything or nothing."
Attila the Hun

(From "Conversations with Attila," transl. from the Indo-European by Gothals Freienmuth, author of "The Inner Hun in All of Us, And How to Listen to Him").

Posted by: donescobar at October 29, 2007 07:59 PM

Fouad Ajami earlier on CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight:

Something to the effect, "ElBaradei is anti-American; one shouldn't use him as an arbiter of truth(?)/right(?)/advice on Iran. He doesn't understand the area."

Transcript not up yet, but I was praying for lighting to strike the studio, or failing that, for someone with scanner-like ability, to make things go pop.

It didn't really matter which. Either one would have been OK.

Posted by: Ted at October 29, 2007 09:10 PM

It is absolutely essential that we understand force. Gravitational force, cetripetal force, centrifugal force, are all essential concepts of physics.

Posted by: En Ming Hee at October 30, 2007 03:10 AM

I agree with En Ming Hee, it's essential that we understand force. So we should remember that, on the subatomic scale, force is mediated by an exchange of particles. On the scale of classical physics, this is like an exchange of missiles. The analogy is quite perfect!

Posted by: Aaron Datesman at October 30, 2007 06:51 AM

A personal favorite:
"Where force fails, use more force."

Seriously, if these people had to make a living in the auto body repair business, they'd starve to death. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: Pvt. Keepout at October 30, 2007 09:05 AM

Will this be on the test?

Another litany we're going to be hearing soon:

"Iranians have no respect for human life."

"Human life is cheap in Iran."

"The Iranian government doesn't respect human life the way the U.S. government does." (God, I almost couldn't even enter that sentence.)

"Ahmadinejad and his Islamofascist cohorts use human life the way the rest of us use Kleenex."

Watch, you'll see I'm right. This WILL be on the test.

Posted by: catherine at October 30, 2007 11:53 AM

"where you see camel poop, ICBM"

Posted by: hapa at October 31, 2007 11:55 AM